GlobalMembershipCommittee Notes 20090820

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Meeting #6 - Thursday, August 20, 2009


  • Michael Coates (host)
  • Dan Cornell
  • Kate Hartmann
  • Stephen Craig Evans

Minutes (16:00 - 16:45 EST)

  • General catch up
  • Kate shared with the group the labor-intensive process of shipping out membership kits; including her time, the cost exceeds the available 30 USD per member.
  • Current individual membership count is just over 700 and was 652 on August 06.
  • Discussed having a Membership Committee presence at the AppSec DC conference November 10-13th. Kate volunteered to be there and do something after the initial rush of registration on the first day; note that she is the only person that can process credit cards on the spot.
  • Discussed situations that required voting and who should qualify. Electing a board member - electing a 6th Board Member has been discussed - should be done by current OWASP contributors, which include: (1) Paid Members; (2) Board Members; (3) Chapter Leaders; (4) Committee Members; and (5) Project Leaders of active projects as determined by the Global Projects Committee (if somebody belongs to more than one group, they still have only one vote).

Excluding for board membership, other elections should have a broader base of voters - perhaps including non-member chapter meeting attendees.

Kate will present the committee's recommendations at the next Board Meeting.

  • Discussed getting more organization supporters, focusing on conference sponsors.
  • Agreed to have a monthly meeting on the last Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. EST (United States).

Next meeting: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 10 a.m. EST