May 5th 1995 Minutes

A meeting of the RollaNet organization was held on Friday, May 5, 1995, in the Multipurpose Room at the Phelps County Courthouse. Approximately 60 persons were in attendance. Due to the differing times of 5:00 and 5:30 PM announced for the meeting time, President Meg Brady started at 5:00 PM talking to those in attendance about the aims of the organization and fielding questions. Dan Uetrecht tried to set up a demonstration, but the equipment did not respond.

Arlene Pagano gave the TreasurerUs Report, the balance on hand being $4,433.21. Total receipts to date were $11,265.00, not including the equipment being provided by PCRMC with the approximate value of $20,000. It was noted that the major disbursements were for the IRS filing fee for 501(c)(3) status and the triple modem and starter kit. The Cisco server has been ordered and it will cost approximately $3,000. This amount may be payable within a week. Arlene encouraged attendees to pick up info forms and User Agreement forms to save the expense of some mailing.

Michael McKean, Funding Chairman, was unable to be present for the meeting so Arlene gave his report as follows: The TIIAP proposal was mailed on time. Catherine RiordanUs writing and Don ShacklefordUs scouting of model budgets were greatly appreciated. We will now pursue funding from charitable foundations.

Randy Carnahan, the chairman of the Review Committee, pointed out that the filing was done for 501(c)(3) status and a response should be forthcoming from the IRS. Also the User Agreement has been drawn up and is available for individuals desiring access.

The chairman of the Marketing Committee, Don Shackleford, introduced himself and noted that he had been in Washington DC and returned with additional information that would facilitate filing for the Grant with TIIAP and others.

Dan Uetrecht noted that he was still checking out software that would perhaps be provided. And Ben Strehlman is continuing to put information on the Rolla Home Page and redesigning. David Fannin reported that he is outlining information for the User Group. And Steve Laub reported that the schools and teachers were progressing on schedule with the Morenet connection.

The next general meeting will be held on Friday, June 2, 1995, at 5:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room of the Phelps County Courthouse.

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Respectfully submitted,
Arlene Pagano