[Owasp-board] Meetings, meetings, and more meetings

Sarah Baso sarah.baso at owasp.org
Wed May 7 16:07:51 UTC 2014

Jim - No need to rebook.

Thanks for the follow up.


On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Jim Manico <jim.manico at owasp.org> wrote:

> > UK, if you will need a hotel room, we have a room block secured - email
> Laura with your  arrival and departure dates and she will arrange a hotel
> room for you.
> I already booked via the conference website, should that reservation be
> redone!
> > Flights to UK - if OWASP is paying please book through concur (Amex
> travel)  if possible
> This conference lands in the middle of a 5 country working tour for me.
> I'll show you my master ticket and you can make the call as to what I
> should expense, cool?
> Thank you,
> Jim
>    - AppSec USA - meeting Tuesday evening Sept 16th.
>     -
>       Instructions for rooming and flights - same as for UK
>       - November 12 9am-12pm, virtual
> For the in person meetings - i know we have had some audio issues in the
> past and Josh had some good ideas for improving this in the future. Would
> someone from the board who will be at those in person meetings be willing
> to take point on this to help the set up? I won't be at either, but can
> order supplies in advance if needed.
> In the spirit of planning ahead, and since I will be out from the end of
> August until mid October I wanted to share a couple of thoughts:
> 1.* Review of taxes for 2013* - Our taxes are going to be due on August
> 15th. Part of the tax preparation service that KPMG provides is that they
> will attend (in person or virtual) a board meeting to walk through the
> taxes with us and answer questions. I would like to schedule a meeting for
> the last week of July or first week of August for this... allowing a bit of
> time between that meeting and the deadline in case any follow up or changes
> are needed.
> 2. *Q2 Board check in meeting* - I think it would be helpful to plan a
> call to check in on finances and strategic goal progress after the
> completion of Q2 but before I go on leave. This could be combined with the
> review of taxes meeting but doesn't have to be. This would be sometime
> between mid July and mid-August.
> 3. *Workflow for 2015 planning and budget*
> Ideally, I would like to see the board finalize the strategic goals for
> 2015 before budgeting for the year. So, unless you disagree, I think it
> would be appropriate for me to work with the staff and provide general
> thoughts on the strategic goals for Board consideration before my leave.
> (Assuming you would work on this at the September in person at AppSec USA).
> Then, when I get back I can work with the staff and Josh as treasurer to
> come up with a draft budget for overall board discussion and review on the
> November meeting.
> Thanks,
> Sarah
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sarah.baso at owasp.org
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