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- 5 Advisory Board - monthly update
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2020/Res14 Bond proposal
|Background by Treasurer: |
We agree that we want to put some cash away, and keep at most £250k, which is Michelle's insurance limit, in cash. The question is where to place the cursor.
Bank bonds have guaranteed returns, and are safer than having
I think it'd be safe to have at least one year of outgoings on our current account, and have the rest squirreled away staggered by three months.
Our outgoings are about £100k per year for regular stuff, and then SOTM you could say we’re another £100k, though as they are mostly geared to ticket sales you don't really need keep all of that to hand
This is just a proposal, which I'm happy to amend based on your comments, and might of course need to be slightly adapted to match currency exchange fees and the reality of what our bank(s) can offer.
Not passed 2020-03-12 with 1 vote in favour: Guillaume Rischard
The proposal was kind of superseded by recent Barclays news (they no longer want to bank with us, so we are searching for a new bank). However the board might want to do something similar after arranging the new bank.
2020/Res15 Face to face meeting
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, having a face to face meeting in London seems like a bad idea. We will instead try to hold a digital version of this meeting at the same time. We will try to recuperate sunk costs.
Accepted 2020-03-17 with 6 votes in favour: Joost Schouppe (I originally hoped to still make it myself, but this is out of the question now), Paul Norman, Guillaume Rischard, Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron, Rory McCann (I am not sure what the exact proposal is. I am still willing to go to London, but I understand not all would be. For those who aren't there, a digitial link up is required, and not terribly difficult to do).
2020/Res16 Start the Microgrants Committee
From the candidates we received to run the Microgrants Committee, we will ask the following people to form the Committee:
We will inform them that there were several more volunteers for this job. The Committee can decide together if and how to get their help. We will ask the non-selected people if it is OK to share their information with the selected people.
Accepted 2020-03-24 with 6 votes in favour: Tobias Knerr, Mikel Maron, Guillaume Rischard, Joost Schouppe, Allan Mustard, Rory McCann
2020/Res17 Approve accountant quote
Hire Chater Allan to prepare our statutory accounts, make the assessment of Corporation Tax and file our accounts with Companies House.
Michelle Heydon (accountant) writes:
Chater Allan prepare our statutory accounts, make the assessment of Corporation Tax and file our accounts with Companies House. The accounts are required to be filed by 30/09/2020.
The charge last year was £1200.00 incl VAT. I recommended them to Frederik*, as I also use them for another Co.
I would like to work with them again this year.
Voting closes on 2020-04-10
* Frederik Ramm - Previous OSMF Treasurer
2020/Res18 Switch from audio-only Mumble to video chat for meetings
After the success of the screen2screen board retreat, we propose to try and switch our monthly meetings from voice only (Mumble) to video conference type meetings. We have done a successful test run with BigBlueButton* and suggest to try this out for the next meeting. We will inform the membership and set up a public test meeting to smoothen the transition
Voting closes on 2020-04-12
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Advisory Board - monthly update
|The Advisory Board members are separate from the OSMF board of directors - individuals are either nominated by Corporate Members of the OSMF or invited directly by the OSMF board of directors. The OSMF Board of Directors will publicly minute, in the board meeting minutes, any communication sent to, or received from, the AB members. This monthly section is reserved for this purpose. Overview. |
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