Topic #1: list of nominees for chair of PLOI board
The list of nominees has been distributed on August 31, 2007. The next step in this process is that nominees accept their nomination, and we obtain a short list of those we are candidate for the chair position of PLOI.
Nominated individuals are
| Rachel Akeson|| declined nomination
| Theo ten Brummelaar|| accepts nomination
| Michelle Creech-Eakman|| accepts nomination
| Hal McAlister|| declined nomination
| Charles Townes|| declined nomination
Topic #2: adoptation of the charter (all, by verbally agreeing)
Text of charter available here .
Topic #3: update regarding ReStar committee (Rachel, Steve)
1. Discussion of white paper draft
Topic #4: update regarding Austin meeting (8-12 January 2008, Austin, TX).
Topic #5: white paper to decadal review (Theo)
Topic #6: Any other business
Topic #7: Status of open action items
AI01: Rachel to write draft white paper for ReStar committee
AI02: Hal to arrange for conference room for “Open session meeting of PLOI”
AI03: all to submit list of nominee's to Steve by August 20th
AI04: Steve to compile list of nominees and send this to PLOI board members by August 31th
AI05: all, to review text for decadal review on wiki
AI06: Theo to look into subscribing to the wikipages in order to have control over who makes changes.
AI07: Hall to announce interferometry session at AAS Austin meeting through OLBIN
Topic #8: The name of this organization
Perhaps we can find a name with less negatvie connotations.
Topic #9: next telecom
Set date for next telecon
end of telecon