Please click here to view a spreadsheet of all local chapter donations, membership income, funds used, and current balance. If you have any questions on specifics of funds your chapter has received/used, please contact Alison Shrader
Please note that all funds showed are in USD.
CHAPTER LEADERS ACTION REQUIRED FROM YOU
<snip of email from 12/17 email send to leaders list by Tom Brennan>
In 2008 the Global Membership Committee (GMC) proposed and it was approved by the OWASP Board a spilt of membership fees 60/40. What this means is that 40% of membership fees collected from individual memberships, memberships as part of conferences, events, promotions and even corporate sponsors, 40% would be tagged as a flexible spending account for use for locally approved reimbursable chapter activities and expenses. As of 12/16/2010 we have verified that there is $80,677.00 usd in funds in escrow that have NOT been used yet see: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p6IFyntQTi7t-yH-peiD8Aw no really... So what this means is it time for chapters to once again this year take a look at what you have and determine what you need for such items as (OWASP banners, OWASP Swag, Chapter Refreshments, projectors and associated supplies and equipment expenses. If you have not thought about this until now, please GO BUY THEM before December 31st 2010, and to get reimbursed simply scan the receipt and send it to the chapter leader for approval and then submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we have the OWASP Summit 2011 and some may even ask..... "Why the big emphasis?"
Answer: The OWASP Global Summit is the place where application security experts meet to discuss plans, projects and solutions for the future of application security. The Summit is not a conference - there are no talks or training seminars - this is an opportunity to do actual work to further the field of application security. Participants will stay in shared accommodations and collaborate to produce tangible progress towards influencing standards, establishing roadmaps, and setting the tone for OWASP and application security for the coming years as OWASP 4.0 To enable this process we have already allocated 50k in operational budget to this event and we want to ensure that every region in the world where there is a OWASP chapter we have global representation. We want each chapter to lead by example and fund active OWASP community members to be able to attend this years summit.
As a result we have created OWASP Summit Transfer Request (OSTF) http://tinyurl.com/owaspleaderOSTF that after you complete your 2011 review of allocated funds you can now update your chapter status as ACTIVE and transfer a % from 0 - 100 of funds to this important effort. Every chapter MUST complete (1) per chapter using this form form before January 15th 2010 at 12:00pm EST.
It is OK not to transfer any funds to the OSTF if the local chapter is active and has committed allocations to send a chapter leader to the summit as a representative or other planned OWASP expenditure activities. However chapters that fail to acknowledge this annual request for information update will result in a automatic transfer of funds to the OWASP Foundation Summit Travel Fund on January 15th 2010 at 12:01pm EST and the chapter will be marked as inactive and in need of new chapter leadership.
To completeyour request it is required that you use the issued @OWASP.ORG email address and login to your: OWASP ACCOUNT (if you are a chapter leader and apart of OWASP-LEADERS you should already have a @OWASP.ORG email address). If you do not have a @owasp.org email address; request one immediately using this quick link: http://tinyurl.com/requestowaspemail
As you can tell the summit is very important to the core of OWASP Foundation. As the end of the year approaches now is a good time for you to check your availability Feb 8th-11th 2011 and learn more about what is going on at the Summit see: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Summit_2011
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