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  • March 30, 2017
    • Annual Plan/report and Press Release- Jeff
    • social media- tweeted/ facebook/ talk post/ press release 
    • document process -@jeff
    • OMRS16 Writeup Published in OpenHealthNews-  Jeff
    • social media- posted to talk/tweet/facebook/
    • Update on Infrastructure
    • funded grant on JetStream 
    • IU was recipient; alternative to AWS
    • position to be academic version of Amazon
    • researchers to use their services - currently hosting on local IU servers
    • will do as probono to support OpenMRS
    • formal grant submission process ( burke submitted this)
    • will provide us with 180K hardware
    • Fundraising WIKI Page Update/ Budget Transparency 
    • Jeff has acquired 1/4 balance report
    • Detailed list is currenlty in the works - new accounting firm transition causing delays
    • How detailed should we be in our reporting?
    • "If I were to give to OpenMRS, how are you going to use it?"- what are we going to use the money for 
    • Options:
    • If you donate today, the individual donations are used to support x specific item +1(BL)
    • if you donate today, the individual donations will be used to support expense areas that are critical to OpenMRS and include the following expense cateogories :   +1(JF) +3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971 (BWM) ← Haha! I win!
    • Infrastructure
    • Operational Support
    • Legal Fees/Service Fees
    • Training/Education
    • Meetings 
    • Scholarships  and Travel Grants
    • Use previous year expenses as an example of how we've typically used funds in the past
    • we could also indicate that an individual can donate for a specific purpose 
    • Operational Plan timelines- terry
    • review of the calendar/what is due in the next few weeks and update on these
    • Strategic Goal Updates
    • GSOC- suranga/burke
    • Next steps?
    • Burke applied for a OpenMRS Inc account for payment
    • Kaweesi - remind the mentors to review the proposals
    • OSCON- Terry
    • OSCON awards scholarships through an application process
    • OSCON seems to support OpenMRS scholarship applications
    • Scholarship confirmation requests?
    • Kaweesi submitted a scholarship application through Oreilly
    • asking for supplemental support so that he can accept this scholarship
    • If Kaweesi is provided a travel supplement, how do we discuss equal access to grants?
    • For the past ten years we've strategically provided travel grants but due to limited funds, we haven't been able to provide open funds to everyone
    • Next steps?
    • Ask Kaweesi to apply for the travel supplement
    • Future: to include public messages out to community regarding which programs we have grants for
    • travel grant policy
    • open it up for everyone to apply for this
    • " we have a process available for people that have received an OSCON scholarship"
    • Precedent that we have used money to support people to get to meetings
    • Fast Forward Application- Jeff/Jan 
    • Deadline is Friday March 31, 2017 at 11:59pm PST
    • Jeff to send reminder to leadership team 
    • @Burke - check email to verify AngelList profile to be verified as a co-founder of OpenMRS
    • Publicity/Communications Update- Jeff
    • Jeff working on Communcations Strategy/Calendar
    • JetStream
    • Develop strategy to acknowledge Jetstream for their donation/contributions to OpenMRS infrastructure
    • Report on Fundraising Efforts @Andy
    • OMRS17 Locations
    • Operational Plan Update
    Monthly Items
    • Budget/Expenses/ first Thursday
    • Partnerships- third Thursday 
    Quarterly Update
    • Infrastructure Update (Quarterly - Jun, Sep, Dec)
    • Diversity Council
    • Ongoing Quarterly metric review of specific areas
    • who is contributing code
    • volunteer contributions
    • go through some of the numbers--and gather them before the TH and review them


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