Re: Hurray for the OVC President

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Apr 24 2004 - 14:42:34 CDT

At 3:15 PM -0400 4/24/04, David Mertz wrote:
>On Apr 24, 2004, at 2:56 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
>>Lou Montulli just made a contribution to OVC in the amount of $685 to match
>>the $685 we've received from PayPal in the last few days. We're about 1/3
>>of the way to our goal of $4000 this week. This is great!
>I propose that as soon as OVC gets any real money--even a couple
>thousand, which looks plausible--the OVC board should start Alan on
>an initial stipend as President. As most members here know, Alan
>has volunteered a whole lot of time over the last several years,
>getting the OVC and EVM2003 going, certainly much more than any of
>the rest of us.
>A couple thousands bucks doesn't reimburse even Alan's ongoing work
>for more than a very short time... but I'm sure he could use it
>still. Obviously, we still hope some real funding sources come in,
>either HAVA monies, or foundation grants of various sorts. And if
>so, Alan will certainly have a major role in those projects (and get
>a real salary). But in the interim, I for one advocate directing
>some of these donations to our hardworking president.

1. The board has already approved paying the OVC president money once
it is available.

2. Lou Montulli's matching funds can go only for expenses not salary,
according to his offer.

3. My first priority is to pay expenses incurred in the OVC's
business before we pay any salaries or stipends. Reimbursing Alan
for all his out of pocket expenses will help, and has fewer tax and
record-keeping requirements than paying a stipend. Once there is
sufficient money to pay expenses, then we can pay salaries or
stipends prospectively.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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