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NCF Board of Directors
Minutes of Meeting
June 18, 2014 


  • Renewed marketing efforts are underway
  • ICS capacity increase stalled

Minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors

The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. with Gary Eikenberry as Chair and Graeme Beckett as Secretary.


Board members present:

Gary Eikenberry (aa353) Chair
Mike Kelly (fm342) 2nd Vice-Chair
Graeme Beckett (aw958) Secretary
Alan McRae (fl334) Treasurer
Tom Moore (fw054)
David Hudson (fx717)

Peter MacKinnon (fr198) 1st Vice-Chair
Christopher Cope (bz787)
Jennifer Barrigar (bc839)
Phil Linttell (fx714)
Peter Chapman (fx720)

NCF Management/Staff present:
Executive Director: Nick Ouzas

Jim Elder

Once around the table.
Informal pre-meeting conversation, with Directors taking turn offering personal views and commentary on interesting things that might not make it to the Agenda.

  1. Confirmation of Quorum

    Quorum was confirmed.
  2. Review of the Agenda 

    MOTION: To accept agenda as circulated.
    Moved by: David Hudson (fx717)
    Seconded by: Alan McRae (fl334)
    VOTE: All in favor. 
    VOTE: Adopted
  3. Review of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

     Motion to accept the minutes of May 20, 2014 as circulated.
    Moved by:  Mike Kelly (fm342)
    Seconded by: Graeme Beckett (aw958)
    VOTE All in favor.
    VOTE: Adopted
  4. Reports 
    1. Executive Director's Report

      Nick Ouzas provided his report in advance of the meeting.

        - The concise revenues for services and sales were briefed for the board members

        -  DSL subscribership continues to be quite static
        -  The 50 Mbp/s is currently the most popular new service
        -  So far this year the 15/1 Mbp/s service has been preferred over 15/10 Mbp/s
        -  One of the dial-up PRI's has been scheduled to be turned off saving $500/mo.
        -  Wireless DSL modems now offered for the dial-up replacement program.
        -  Capacity increase for ICS has stalled due to disagreement between Bell departments
        -  Nick explored two other potential ICS suppliers, Cogent and Orion
        -  Best location in terms of connectivity costs would be at 141 Front Street, Toronto.
        -  Nick will be applying for NCF's own Class C address space as we now use Bell's

        -  Considerable has gone into improving and tracking Google Adwords
        -  Additional online advertisements under consideration
        -  NCF World Cup Promotion underway
        -  Discounted install fees will be extended
        -  NCF brochure updated, printed and being distributed

            Governance and Legal
        -  Paperwork submitted for Canada Not-For-Profit-Corporations Act
        -  Supreme Court ruling now requires a warrant when requesting the user of an IP address
        -  NCF received first PIPEDA access to information request

      To accept the Executive Director's Report
      Moved by: David Hudson (fx717)
      Seconded by: Tom Moore (fw054)
      VOTE All in favor.
      VOTE: Adopted
  5. Ongoing Business  
    1. Budget Review

       NCF's bookkeeper only recently returned from vacation thus there was insufficient time to prepare a budget review for this meeting.
  6. New Business
    1. Election of Officers

      With a less than full turnout of the board members at this meeting it was decided that the election of NCF's officers would be deferred. The current NCF Officers remain unchanged.
    2. Banking Resolution.

      Since item 6 a) the Election of Officers was deferred this item was deferred as well. The current signing officers remain unchanged.
  7. Announcements

    There were no announcements.
  8. Date of Next Meeting

    The next regular meeting will be August 19, 2014,
    NCF Offices, Suite 206 Richmond Square, 1305 Richmond Rd.
  9. Adjournment

    The meeting adjourned at 8:38 p.m.

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