SIG Governing Board-Executive Committee Motions - FY'99
Motion: Move that SIGCAPH retain its status as a multi-service SIG and provide the SGB with a program review in October'00.
Motion: Move to charter the Special Interest Group on Electronic Commerce and appoint Stuart Feldman, Chair.
Motion: Move to allow SIGPLAN to run only one candidate for the position of Vice Chair.
Motion: Move to accept proposal presented by Furuta to endorse the SIGKDD proposal for SIGKDD Innovation Award and SIGKDD Services Award, with the following amendments:
- Awards will be plaque only (no cash award) until SIGKDD achieves the required fund balance reserve or until stable external funding for prize money is obtained.
- Initiation of the SIGKDD Services Award will be postponed to on or after January 1, 2000, or SIGKDD's leaving transitional status, whichever is later.
Motion:Move that the SGB-EC endorse the SIGCAS proposal (as amended) to create two awards: SIGCAS Service Award and SIGCAS Making a Difference Award.
Motion: Motion to extend terms of SIGCAS and SIGACT leadership through June 30, 2001.
Motion: Move that the SGB EC approve the SIGGRAPH EC budget request to include a $350,000 movie expense in their FY'99 budget and to include a $110,000 movie premier expense in their FY'00 budget.
Motion: Move to thank McCarren, Riederman and Mohar for their fine work and service.
Motion: Move to make $1,500 in travel funds available to each TC Rep from the SIG Board budget.
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