[BoST Call, May 13, 7 pm GMT] - 2019 - General Call #3


Open Conference Call of the OSCEdays Board Of Stewardship
Minimum quorum: 3
Duration: 90 minutes

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Moderator: Maike
Scribe: Silvia
Participants: Qing, Julia, Gien, Mike, Ricardo, Nikusha

1 Introduction Round

How is everybody?
Are there new people? Let’s have a quick introduction round.

The call overlapped with the Association’s General Assembly meeting, there are separate notes taken by Maike for the association records.

2 Follow-up to today’s OSCE e.V. meeting in Berlin

See details at:

  • website for the association is available, design should be ready in about 4 weeks
  • website will include explanation on the connections between the association, local groups and global OSCEdays
  • bank account will be opened soon with a PayPal account linked to it
  • once the bank account is open, member registration and donations will be pursued and encouraged

New BoST was elected: Julia, Qing, Silvia, Gien, Mike, Ricardo. It is in place until May 2021.
Acting chairwoman is Maike, treasurer is Qing

3 Community forum
We experienced recently a long period of unavailability, when Silvia tried to upgrade Discourse to the newest version. It was a hard reminder that we need to take control of our IT infrastructure. We were very lucky that Tim was generous with his time and helped us bring it back online.


  • Maike will contact Tim to proceed with transferring the hosting from DO to IndieHosters
  • Access to Discourse and hosting server should be given to the association chairwoman and 2 technical people
  • Mike will review the old forum analysis document created by Sharon and will provide a fresh view on the forum structure, utility and content
  • July BoST call will dedicated exclusively to the forum discussion

3 June events

We decided to go ahead with June. Berlin will organize a big event in September - October, Karen from Zero Waste Berlin presented the details.


  • Gien and Julia will add pictures to the newsletter, one from the Water Hackathon would be great, plus a summary of last year’s events.
  • Julia will formulate a second newsletter with a short survey Yes/No to gauge people’s interest in organizing a June event

4 Next BoST calls schedule
May 20 - June event focus
June 3 - general
July 1 - forum focus

Silvia needs a back-up for BoST Call Management TO DO LIST

Note for Silvia: See BoST call Nov 5 for Open Action list

@Silvia - looks good!

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