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Nov 2006 Meeting Back to Executive Body Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Praveen, Vijay, Sunil, Subba Rao garu, Padma, Sridhar, Prahlad garu, Ankur
Location: Conf. call.

  1. Agenda Bashing

    • Added MBA, Business Form
  2. Review old action items
  3. Sarma/Pradeep/ Vijay/Sunil to send website transfer status to he group [AI-09102006- 01] - Done

    • Vijay gave an update. Website has been moved to HostMonster.
    • Old Functionality has been restored.
    • AI-11182006-1 for Sarma/Vijay/Pradeep to come up with a new architecture by Jan 15th 2007
  4. Sunil to invite all Regional Coordinators for next meeting and discuss the chapterBs strategy/goals/ scholarship etc. in that meeting [AI-09102006- 02] � Done

    • AI-11182006-2: Sunil to talk to all of them before next meeting
  5. AI to all of us to review Ankurss BNITW AchieversB document and send feedback by Sep 20th [AI-09102006- 03] DONE
  6. Ankur to work with Pradeep/Vijay to put up NITW Achievers and Chapters achievements brochure on our website. [AI-09102006- 04] DONE
  7. Sunil to talk to Dr N Subrahmanyam garuabout expanding tech talks to other depts. [AI-09102006- 05] Done

    • AI-11182006-3: Ankur to follow up on tech talks for other non CS disciplines.
  8. Review 7th Annual West coast meet

    • Sunil summarized the financial summary. Sunil suggested that the general feedback was to have a more formal business forum.
    • Padma suggested to move it to Sep  rest of the folks agreed
    • Subba Rao garu mentioned that it was a good meet with good agenda. Suggested to make it more formal next time.
  9. Review 2006 goals

    • Top priority is to revamp the website

      i.    Decent progress as we got the ball rolling with the new website. Sarma/Pradeep/Vijay have done a great job so far. Need to recruit more guys for website help going forward.
    • Spread the visibility and promote the growth

      i.    Introduced regional clubs and had local meets at 3 places
    • Fund raising activities

      i.  Need to pursue this more in 2007. Bhagat Singh garu and Subba Rao garu to lead these efforts. ii.  MBA Fundraising efforts should be the first project
    • Target atleast 50 new lifetime members

      i.    Got close to 20 in this year
    • Revitalize local chapters

      i.   Done  started Regional Clubs and get-togthers
    • Propel the visibility of chapter among college students  build a brand name

      i.   Need to distribute the brochure
    • Merchandise- based and media marketing

      i.   Started on this angle
    • Connect with all local yahoo/google groups

      i.   Decided to defer this until website is enhanced
  10. Resume scholarships and start new

    • AI-11182006-4 Sunil to talk to N subrahmanyam garu about this projects
  11. Discuss project ideas

    • Decided to brainstorm on this in the next meeting
  12. Newsletter

    • Decided to get broadcast email working and send something by end of this year
  13. MBA update

    • Prahlad garu to talk to Srinath Acharya garu and send update to the list
  14. Financial update

    • Padma and Sunil to send financial year end summary before the next meeting

Next Meeting
Prahlad garu had volunteered to host the next meeting. It will be either on Jan 20th or 21st.

Action Items

  • AI-11182006-1 for Sarma/Vijay/Pradeep to come up with a new architecture by Jan 15th 2007
  • AI-11182006-2: Sunil to talk to all Regional Coordinators before next meeting
  • AI-11182006-3: Ankur to follow up on tech talks for other non-CS disciplines.
  • AI-11182006-4:  Sunil to talk to N subrahmanyam garu about this projects
  • AI-11182006-5 : Pradeep/Vijay to get the broadcast/listserver working
  • AI-11182006-6 : Ankur to send a newsletter once listserver is working
  • AI-11182006-7 - Prahlad garu to talk to Srinath Acharya garu and send update to the list about MBA fund raising
  • AI-11182006-8: Padma and Sunil to send financial year end summary before the next meeting

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