National Capital FreeNet / Libertel de la Capitale nationale

NCF Board of Directors
Minutes of Meeting
June 2, 2016 


  • New DSL pricing plans are implemented.
  • Appointment of Officers
  • Banking Resolution
  • NCF attends CRTC Basic Telecommunications Services Hearing

Minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors

The meeting was called to order at 7:09 p.m. with Chris Cope as Chair and Graeme Beckett as Secretary.


Board members present:
Christopher Cope (bz787) Chair
Peter Chapman (fx720) 1st Vice-Chair
Peter MacKinnon (fr198) 2nd Vice-Chair
Graeme Beckett (aw958) Secretary
Robert McRae (fy409)
Lauren Gardner (fy923)
Dianna Cantu (fz160)
Pete de Lepper (fx621)
Martin Dubois (fl152)

Phil Linttell (fx714)
Jennifer Barrigar (bc839)

NCF Management/Staff present:
Executive Director: Shelley Robinson


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. Introduction of the New Board Members
  2. Confirmation of Quorum

    Quorum was confirmed.
  3. Review of the Agenda 

    MOTION: To accept agenda as circulated.
    Moved by: Peter MacKinnon (fr198)
    Seconded by: Peter Chapman (fx720)
    VOTE: All in favor. 
    VOTE: Adopted
  4. Review of the Minutes of the Previous Meeting

     Motion to accept the minutes of April 20, 2016 as circulated.
    Moved by:  Peter Chapman (fx720)
    Seconded by: Robert McRae (fy409)
    VOTE: All in favor. 
    VOTE: Adopted
  5. Ongoing Business 
    1. None
  6. Reports  
    1. Executive Director's Report (Shelley Robinson)

      Shelley distributed her ED report in advance of the meeting. 

      Select Highlights from ED Report

      - DSL pricing plan adjustment phasing in, results looking positive.
      - NCF's $25 installation discount off to a positive start
      - A number of existing members are using $25 period to switch between FTTN plans.
      - $25 discount period has been extended until June 30.
      - New firmware installed on the new PBX to try to mitigate some issues.
      - TP Link 9970 modems VDSL only with SmartRG for use with ADSL and VDSL   

      - Shelley, Peter C, Peter M attended CRTC Basic Telecommunications Service hearing. Transcript  
      - Halifax's Chebucto Community Net visited NCF. They do some point-to-point wireless coverage.  
      - This month's workshop was "Optimizing your WiFi".
      - NCF's 25 Anniversary committee held first meeting: More volunteers needed. 
      - Shelley attended CIRA's Canadian Internet Forum 

      To receive the Executive Director's Report
      Moved by: Dianna Cantu (fz160)
      Seconded by: Lauren Gardner (fy923)
      VOTE All in favor.
      VOTE: Adopted
  7. New Business
    1. Election of Officers

      After a round table discussion on this item the following motion was proposed.

      To appoint Chris Cope as Chair, Peter Chapman as 1st Vice-Chair, Peter MacKinnon as 2nd Vice Chair and Graeme Beckett as Secretary.
      Moved by: Dianna Cantu (fz160)
      Seconded by: Robert McRae (fy409)
      VOTE All in favor.
      VOTE: Adopted
    2. Banking Resolution

       To designate the NCF's signing officers to be Chris Cope (Chair), Peter Chapman (1st Vice-Chair), Peter MacKinnon (2nd Vice Chair) and Shelley Robinson (Executive Director).
      Moved by: Lauren Gardner (fy923)
      Seconded by: Pete de Lepper (fx621)
      VOTE All in favor.
      VOTE: Adopted
  8. Announcements

    There were no NCF related announcements.
  9. Date of Next Meeting

    The next regular meeting will be July 19, 2016,
    NCF Offices, Suite 206 Richmond Square, 1305 Richmond Rd.
  10. Adjournment

    The meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

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