Board meeting, August 10th, 2020

Board members present

  • Michael Schultheiss (schultmc) (President)
  • Stephen Frost (Snow-Man) (Vice-President)
  • Joe Conway (jconway)
  • Luca Filipozzi (luca)
  • Forrest Fleming (fsf)
  • Chris Lamb (lamby)
  • Héctor Orón Martínez (zumbi)

Board members partially present

  • None

Board members absent with regrets

  • Martin Zobel-Helas (zobel) (Treasurer)
  • Tim Potter (tpot) (Secretary)

Board members absent

  • None

Registered guests present

  • None

These are the minutes for the August 10th, 2020 SPI Board Meeting, held at 20:00 UTC in #spi on LOG.

President's Report

Continued thanks to SPI Vice President, Stephen Frost, for handling
contracting with SPI's current and potential contractors. Stephen
continues to do a fantastic job working with our contractors and legal

Merrill Lynch's business department has requested physical signatures
rather than the electronic signatures previously submitted. I'm
working with Stephen and Tim to finalize the paperwork this week.

The biggest thing is that we will be migrating the website to new
hosting here very soon(tm) We want to check into some things that
board members have reported regarding the new site (thanks!)  Once the
main site has been migrated, we will move to migrating members and
bringing that back up I've got the database from noodles (thanks!) and
we should have that back up real soon now(tm).

Treasurer's report

Report presented by Michael Schultheiss on behalf of Martin Zobel-Helas.

The audit of SPI's 2019 financial statements was completed prior to
the July Annual General Meeting. The auditing firm is also contracted
to complete SPI's 990 (federal tax filing) and CHAR500 (New York state
filing). They have completed the filings and have sent them to SPI for
review before submission.

Michael has reached out to our business development manager at Chase
for assistance with the wire transfers we've had issues with. Michael
will reach out again if he doesn't hear anything early this week.

The SPI treasury team is continuing to process requests and is
striving for more timely ticket handling. The backlog is being
processed but if there are any board members who would like to assist
with treasury tasks, additional help is always welcome.

Secretary's report

Tim Potter not present.

Vote on Minutes for meeting Monday, 13th July 2020

Minutes for this meeting are not yet available.

Items up for Discussion

Board Election Results

The 2020 SPI board election has now completed and we are pleased to announce the results as follows. The following members are appointed to the SPI board:

  • Joe Conway (jconway)
  • Tim Potter (tpot)

The following members are thanked for running:

  • Milan Kupcevic (milan)

Full results are available at:

Officer Elections

The August SPI board meeting features officer elections. SPI officers consist of:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

The current officers are Michael Schultheiss (President), Stephen Frost (Vice President), Timothy Potter (Secretary), and Martin Zobel-Helas (Treasurer).

All current officers have expressed interest in re-running. No other SPI directors were interested in running for an officer position.

Joe ConwayYes
Luca FilipozziYes
Forrest FlemingYes
Stephen FrostYes
Chris LambYes
Héctor Orón MartínezYes
Michael SchultheissYes

Vote passes with 7 yes, 0 no, 0 abstain.

Any other business

Happiness was expressed by Stephen Frost with progress and responsiveness with our current set of contractors and legal counsel.


The meeting was adjourned until Monday September 14th 2020 at 20:00 UTC in #spi on

Appendix A: Current Board Membership

Last electedNameRole
July 2018Michael SchultheissPresident
July 2018Stephen FrostVice President
July 2019Martin Zobel-HelasTreasurer
July 2020Timothy PotterSecretary
July 2020Joe Conway
July 2018Luca Filipozzi
July 2019Forrest Fleming
July 2019Chris Lamb
July 2019Héctor Orón Martínez