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					             COPRI BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING

                                  May 6-7, 2004
             OTC Reliant Center and Technip Offshore Conference Room
                                   Houston, TX


1    Call to Order and Introductions

     1.1 COPRI Board of Governors (CBG) President Charles Calhoun called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on
Thursday, May 6. The meeting was held in meeting room A-1 at the OTC Reliant Center in Houston, TX.
     1.2 This was a 2-day meeting with an unofficial tour of the OTC on the morning of the first day. The second day,
Friday, was held in the conference room of Technip Offshore, 11700 Old Katy Rd., Houston, TX. Our thanks to Gordon,
Jim, OTC, and Technip for making these excellent facilities available.
     1.3 CBG, ASCE staff, COPRI committee members, and visitors listed below participated in this meeting.

COPRI Governing Board Members:

           Charles C. Calhoun, Jr., President
           Gordon H. Sterling, Member and President-Elect
           John Headland, ASCE Board of Directors (BOD) appointee
           Thomas H. Christensen, Treasurer
           Michael J. Briggs, Secretary

ASCE/COPRI Staff Members:

         Kelly J. Barnes, COPRI Director
         John E. Durrant, Institute Director (Thursday only)

Visitors/Committee Members:

           Patricia Galloway, ASCE President (Thursday only)
           Bill Henry, ASCE President-Elect (Thursday only)
           James E. Dailey, Past-Past-President COPRI
           Louise A. Wallendorf, Inaugural President COPRI
           Billy Edge, Association of Coastal Engineers (ACE) President (Thursday only)
           Steve Balint, Shell EP, OTC Program Support Subcommittee, Wave and Wave Forces Committee (Thursday
            only)

      1.4 COPRI President Charles Calhoun and ASCE President Pat Galloway conducted as signing ceremony of the
MOU with the Association of Coastal Engineers (ACE) President Billy Edge. This is the third MOU COPRI has with
other professional organizations.
      1.5 ASCE President Patricia Galloway gave us an overview of ASCE’s recent activities including Institutes,
governance, service outsourcing, Body of Knowledge (BOK), Order of Engineer, public policy, and infrastructure
improvements in Iraq and Afghanistan. The BOK is a set of guidelines defining what the requirements are for licensing of
engineers. ACTION: Kelly will send Body of Knowledge to Charlie.


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      1.6 ASCE President-Elect Bill Henry also addressed the CBG and presented his goals for the BOK, PDH
requirements for maintaining P.E. license, and global standards of practice.
      1.7 Steve Balint reported on the latest Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). The OTC was very successful
with over 50,000 attendees. Steve was this years OTC Program Committee Chair. ASCE sponsored 6 sessions during
this year’s OTC. The OTC Program Committee voted on the best session and best paper in this year’s conference. They
are preparing a document to showcase the “Hall of Fame” papers from all of the previous OTC’s. Congratulations Steve
on a job well done!


2    Previous Meetings and Agenda Review
Charles conducted reviews of the previous meeting minutes and the meeting agenda.

     2.1   Minutes of the October 6-7, 2003 CBG meeting in Gainesville, FL were reviewed and approved.
     2.2   The Agenda for today’s meeting (see Appendix A) was reviewed and adopted without additions.
     2.3   ACTION items are highlighted in bold print in the minutes and also listed in Appendix B.



3    ASCE Governance Plan
John Durrant discussed the proposed governance plan

       3.1 The proposed ASCE Governance Plan provides numerous benefits to Institute members including
representation on the ASCE Board for two Institute-elected Directors, ability of Institutes to nominate candidates for
President, and the ability to support candidates seeking two At-Large Director positions. The proposed ASCE Board will
be reduced from 28 to 17 Directors, and have 11 regional boards (including one representing the Institutes). Although
over 60 percent of ASCE members belong to Institutes, we do not have any voting representation on the Board. Thus,
this new governance will allow greater participation and representation of COPRI Institute members.
       3.2 Only about 5 to 6 percent of the ASCE membership votes in the elections, so the key to passage is to get the
active Institute members to vote. The Ballots will be mailed in the ASCE News in June to all ASCE and COPRI
members. They must be signed and returned by August 13, 2004. ACTION: Staff will prepare more succinct
summary of new governance advantages to COPRI for distribution at Ports 2004 Conference and for email to
COPRI membership.
       3.3 ASCE and COPRI members can obtain the election ballot from either (a) the ASCE website at
http://www.asce.org and click on the VOTE icon to print your ballot, or (b) ballots that will be mailed out to all members
in the June issue of the “ASCE News.” There was a lively discussion on the merits of trying to set up a booth at PORTS
2004 to allow conference attendees to vote on the web. In the end the CBG decided not to pursue this because of the
uncertainty of having the ballots ready and high cost to set up and monitor the election.


4    Institute Affiliation with Local Groups (TC-IALG)
Kelly and John reported on the TC-IALG.

      4.1 The Task Committee on Institute Affiliation with Local Groups (TC-IALG) has prepared a document that
gives some guidance on how Institutes and local Section technical groups can cooperate with each other. ACTION:
Staff will send copy of TC-IALG document to COPRI Board members.
      4.2 The Deepwater Infrastructure Forum (DIF) has done very well in the Houston Section. This is a good
example of how Institutes and Sections can work together. We should try to get other DIF-type organizations started in
other cities.




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5     COPRI Governing Board (CGB)
Charles led a discussion on issues concerning the CGB.

      5.1 The CBG briefly discussed the impending resignation of William M. Hall and the need for the Ports
Committee to submit a nomination for his replacement. Bill was unable to complete his term and resigned on May 27,
2004, effective September 30, 2004. It is believed that the Ports Committee will nominate Doug Thiessen, Engineer for
the Port of Long Beach, CA to replace Bill. Gordon Sterling will up a year in the rotation and will assume the COPRI
Board Presidency on October 1, 2004.
      5.2 Kelly noted the addition of Dona Christensen as the new COPRI Coordinator. She started on April 26. Dona
has a BA in Political Science from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.



6     Conferences
6.1   Coastal Structures 2007

      6.1.1 The Coastal Structures Committee (CSC) has been in discussions with the organizers of the IAHR 2007
Congress in Venice, Italy in 2007. They would like to hold the Coastal Structures 2007 Conference (CS07) in
conjunction with the IAHR Congress. Prof. Nobu Kobayashi, University of Delaware, has been the CSC liaison with the
IAHR representative in Italy, Alberto Lamberti, University of Bologna. Tony Dalrymple and Mike Briggs had worked to
get the two groups together during preliminary meetings last year in Thessaloniki, Greece.
      6.1.2 Dr. Edge presented the conference proposal to the CBG. They expect about 125 papers. The Local
Organizing Committee (LOC) will prepare the budget, assume all risk and financial responsibility, and guarantee a fee of
50 Euros per registrant to COPRI. COPRI will provide support and publicity. A Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) is also being prepared. This is the similar set up as was done for the Waves 2005 conference (see below). The
CBG unanimously approved the conference proposal, subject to implementation of the MOU. This caveat is necessary
since without the MOU COPRI is financially liable and needs to know what the conference organizers are agreeing to in
the MOUs. ACTION: Staff will send copy of Waves 2005 Conference Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to
John Headland and copy of new Coastal Structures 2007 MOU to the COPRI Board members.
      6.1.3 ASCE will be given the opportunity to compete as a service provider for this conference.

6.2   Current COPRI Conferences

Mike reported on the status of the Civil Engineering in the Oceans VI (CEO6) conference that will be held in conjunction
with the ASCE Annual Convention in Baltimore from October 20-22, 2004. We received over 60 abstracts and will have
a three-day conference with 6 Keynotes, posters, and presentations in twelve sessions. The organizing committee is in
the process of creating the conference brochure for distribution with the ASCE Convention brochure and posting on the
CEO6 website. CEO6 will have 2 icebreakers, 2 lunches, and an optional tour of the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL).

6.3   Non-Financial Co-Sponsorship of Conferences

      6.3.1 Non-financial co-sponsorship is a benefit to conferences since it includes endorsement and help with
publication. It is not an automatic right of a non-COPRI conference, unless the organization has an MOU with COPRI.
Several conferences have asked for COPRI endorsement as non-financial co-sponsors. The Coastal Dynamics 2004
conference is scheduled for Spain in summer 2004. The Coastal Dynamics conference series is the overseas “sister” of
the COPRI-sponsored Coastal Sediments conference. Unfortunately, the Coastal Dynamics organizers did not initially
request COPRI’s co-sponsorship. After some discussion, the CBG agreed to be a non-financial co-sponsor for Coastal
Dynamics 2004. ACTION: Staff will contact Coastal Dynamics Organizing Committee and let them know that we
have agreed to participate as a cooperating organization, but that we did not appreciate the way the organization
of a COPRI conference has been handled without our prior approval to this point. We will also want our usual


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co-sponsorship requirements honored.
     6.3.2 The SurfRider Foundation in southern California has asked for non-financial co-sponsorship or their
upcoming conference, “The 4th International Surfing Reef Symposium.” It will be held in Manhattan Beach, CA, on
January 12-12, 2005. The CBG agreed to be a co-sponsor. ACTION: Staff will contact SurfRider Organizing
Committee about their conference in Los Angeles and let them know that we have approved to participate as a
cooperating organization. We will want our usual co-sponsorship requirements honored.

6.4   Policies and Procedures

     6.4.1 Orville Magoon, Nick Kraus, and others have been concerned about the procedures and requirements for
COPRI conferences. Some of the issues include (a) which conferences are ASCE/COPRI “intellectual property,”(b)
consolidation, (c) attendance, (d) profitability, (e) value to COPRI members, (f) financial accountability, and (g) COPRI
giving more than it receives. Patty Brown had started a “strawman” to address some of these issues. After some
discussion, the CBG decided that a document should be prepared to summarize the COPRI position. ACTION: John
Headland and Staff will prepare summary of COPRI conference performance and statistics. In particular,
interested in who attended, how did conference do relative to original proposal and budget, and conference
organizational and planning issues. Do we need to consolidate some of our conferences?
     6.4.2 Lately there has been some questions about which conferences are “intellectual property” of ASCE/COPRI.
An alphabetical list (with typical attendance in parenthesis) includes Breakwaters (50), Civil Engineering in the Oceans
(100), Coastal Structures (220), Coastal Sediments (200), Coastal Engineering Practice (150), Coastal Zone (500),
Dredging (500), Estuarine and Coastal Modeling (50), International Conference on Coastal Engineering (500), Ocean
Energy Recovery (?), Ports (700), Sandrights (100), Solutions to Coastal Disasters (220), Waves (250), and Wetlands
and River Restoration (500).

6.5   COPRI Logo Trademark Registration

Realizing that our conferences may need to be protected, the idea of registering the COPRI logo or trademark was
discussed. According to Kelly, Class 41 is a standard for education services. There are several other classes that would
insure complete protection, but the Class 41 is probably the first we should consider. The cost is approximately $5,000
per conference in the United States and $10,000 overseas in the E.U. Other classes would incur an additional $300 cost
per class. ACTION: Staff will get COPRI logo trademarked and/or registered for at least one class. Investigate
costs for all classes.

6.6   New Conference Topics

Several new topic ideas were presented for future conferences. They include a specialty conference on (a) LNG with
case histories, permitting and policies, and terminals, (b) deep and shallow draft navigation with PIANC, (c) ecosystem
restoration of the Hudson River Estuary, and (d) America’s Wetlands for Louisiana coastline.



7     New Committees
7.1   Public Policy

A question arose as to whether Institute-only members can be on ASCE national committees. Should COPRI have its
own board-level committee to deal with these types of public policy issues? Currently, COPRI has members on the
ASCE National Water Policy, Transportation, and Infrastructures committees. ACTION: John Headland will contact
Bob Nichol about participating and chairing a COPRI Public Policy committee.




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7.2   Dredging Subcommittee of Waterways Committee

The Waterways Committee has requested approval for a new Dredging Operations Subcommittee. Bob Engler will be
the head of this subcommittee. The CBG unanimously approved the formation of this subcommittee.

7.3   Coastal Structures Committee

The Coastal Structures (CS) committee has requested approval of a new subcommittee entitled, “Monitoring of Rubble
Mound Structures,” to be chaired by Jeff Melby. The CBG discussed and approved the proposal, but did not think the
requested budget was suitably justified (i.e., the field trip budget request). They approved the first year’s budget of
$2,000 to schedule a planning meeting, however, and will consider subsequent years requests as they occur. ACTION:
Mike will let Jeff Melby know that his subcommittee for Coastal Structures was approved to start, but that Kelly
will be requesting additional information relative to the proposed budget. The budget was only approved for the
initial organizational meeting and future budgets will have to be justified, as the amount requested is more than
COPRI usually funds.



8     Bylaws Update

Jim Daily has been working on a Procedures Manual for the COPRI Bylaws. The procedure for selecting and nominating
replacements for the CBG needs to be determined. Tony Dalrymple is the next Board member who will be completing
his four-year term and nominating a replacement. ACTION: Charles will talk to Tony about his ideas for
nominating replacements to the COPRI Board.


9     Membership
    9.1 Staff will continue to recruit new organizational memberships. Everyone should do some “marketing” as
much as they feel comfortable. In particular, we can mention the memberships at the DIF meetings and recruit at our
COPRI conferences. ACTION: Staff will get information on organizational memberships of other Institutes.
    9.2 Staff will continue to recruit new COPRI members and follow-up on existing members at renewal time.

10 Awards
      10.1 The winners of this years COPRI awards are as follows: (a) Moffatt and Nichol Award to be presented to
Richard A. Woodman at the Ports 2004 Conference, (b) ICCE Award to be presented to Prof. Philip Li-Fan Liu at the
ICCE 2004 Conference, and (c) the Einstein Award (joint with EWRI) to be presented to Dr. Pierre Julien a the EWRI
Congress.
      10.2 Orville Magoon raised the question about whether a COPRI-only member can be nominated for the Huber
Award. The award qualifications say something to the effect that a “member of the society” can be nominated. Of
course, this applies to our other awards including the Moffatt and Nichol, ICCE, and Einstein Awards. ACTION: Staff
will find out the ASCE Awards Committee’s position on ASCE membership versus COPRI-only membership
requirements for ASCE Awards.
      10.3 We briefly discussed the status of the COPRI Project Award that is being developed by the Awards
Committee. ACTION: John Headland, as new liaison to the Awards Committee, will contact Steve Hughes about
status of COPRI Project Award.




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11 Marketing
      11.1 Staff has prepared a nice COPRI brochure for marketing purposes. The full-color brochure includes sections
entitled, “What is COPRI,” “Benefits and Activities,” “Get Involved,” and “Membership.”
The Waterways Newsletter can be used to market COPRI to other organizations and perspective members. ACTION:
Staff will send email Waterways Newsletter to other organizations members after requesting and obtaining
permission.
      11.2 The Newsletter can be printed from the web page, but it is not “user friendly.” The existing web site does not
have a button for “printer friendly” printing and usually cuts off the right edge of each page.
ACTION: Staff will make sure electronic version of Waterways Newsletter will be printer friendly.
      11.3 Although the future of ours and other newsletters in electronic, some members will still want a printed copy.
ACTION: Staff will continue printing some hard copies of the Newsletter, for those specifically requesting hard
copy and to “Influential” folks.
      11.4 We want to maintain our list of “Influential” folks who should receive copies of the Waterways Newsletter.
ACTION: Staff will send current list of “Influential” folks who are receiving our Waterways Newsletter to
Gordon.



12 Budget
      12.1 As spokesperson for the Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC), Billy Edge presented COPRI with a
check of $4,680.00. This represented a residual from the proceedings from the ICCE 2002 conference. COPRI had no
financial responsibility for the ICCE 2002. The Local Organizing Committee in Wales had selected World Scientific
Publishers in Singapore.
      12.2 John Durrant informed us that COPRI will receive approximately $6,000 for the America’s Wetlands
publication that ASCE put together.
12.2 We discussed the COPRI budget for FY04 and FY05. It will need to be finalized by June 1, 2004. ACTION:
Staff to fill in budget spreadsheet based on our discussions and send copy to COPRI Board for final approval.
Schedule conference call if do not get unanimous email approval.


13 PAES
The PAES is a new “Performance Assessment and Evaluation System” for the Institutes. It includes committee goals,
objectives, and year-end assessment. Each COPRI committee is required to complete the PAES form. Instructions are
included, but a sample form would be beneficial to the committee chairs to use as a “go by.” They will need to be
completed by each committee Chair this summer. ACTION: Staff will send information on completing PAES to all
COPRI Chairs in June.


14 Outreach
     14.1 Staff is preparing an MOU between COPRI and the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
(SNAME). We are currently working with SNAME on the International Student Offshore Design Competition.
     14.2 We have MOU’s with three professional organizations. Because of some of the concerns with conferences
discussed earlier, we should probably review the MOU’s every other year to make sure COPRI is still “getting our
money’s worth” from the cooperating organizations.




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15 Other Business
      15.1 Since Bill Hall is resigning, we agreed that it would be a nice gesture to present him with a certificate of
appreciation for his work on the COPRI Board. ACTION: Staff will prepare a Certificate of Appreciation for Bill
Hall for his service to COPRI Board and Gordon will present at Ports 2004 Conference.
      15.2 The ASCE Continuing Education Department is offering Webinars for continuing education courses. The
distance-learning, online service allows distant participants to ask questions, and view PowerPoint presentations. They
are usually set up for 1-hour durations. Participants use speakerphones and their web links.
      15.3 Kelly has a need for last year’s COPRI Goals and Management Objectives so she can complete for this
fiscal year. ACTION: Mike will f ax copy of Patty’s Management Objectives for COPRI from last year to Kelly if
he can find.
      15.4 The Institute Board Orientation meeting is scheduled for the week of October 17, 2004, prior to the ASCE
Annual Convention. The CBG recommended that incoming COPRI Board members replacing Bill Hall, Tony
Dalrymple, and Mike Briggs should attend.



16 Next Meeting
The next meeting was tentatively scheduled for October in the Baltimore area in conjunction with the ASCE Annual
Convention and the CEO6 conference. ACTION: Staff and Gordon to schedule next COPRI Board meeting.
Possible venue is in conjunction with ASCE Annual Convention and CEO6 Conference in Baltimore the week of
17-24 October 2004.


17 Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.




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                            Appendix A
          Coasts Oceans Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
                      Board Meeting Agenda
                              Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, TX
                                                  May 6 -7, 2004

                              May 6, 2004 (2:30pm-5:30pm) Reliant Center Rm A-1
                       May 7, 2004 (8:00am-5:00pm) Technip Offshore, 11700 Old Katy Rd


Call to Order (2:30 pm)                                                                 Charles Calhoun
Welcome and Introductions                                                               Charles Calhoun
ACE / COPRI MOU Signing Ceremony                                                        Charles Calhoun & Billy Edge
Review Agenda and Modifications to Agenda                                               Charles Calhoun
Review Action items from last meeting & teleconferences                                 Charles Calhoun


Discussion Agenda:


1.   Comments by ASCE President and President Elect                                   Patricia Galloway and Bill Henry
2.   ASCE Governance Plan                                                             COPRI Staff
3.   Institute Affiliation with Local Groups (TC-IALG) Report                         John Durrant
4.   COPRI Governing Board                                                            Charles Calhoun
     Board Rotation
     How to handle COPRI-level issues
5.   Conferences                                                                      Charles Calhoun
     Coastal Structures 2007 Proposal
     Progress Report on current COPRI Conferences
     Request to non-financially co-sponsor (Coastal Dynamics 05 and Surf Rider Conference)
     Policies and procedures for conferences (Task Com. on Institute Operating Procedures report)
     Copyright
6.   New Committees                                                                   Charles Calhoun
     Public Policy
     Dredging Subcommittee (Waterways Committee)
     Rubble Mound Structures Subcommittee (Coastal Structures Committee)
     Section / Branch Relations
7.   By-laws update                                                                   Jim Dailey


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8.   Membership                                                                        COPRI Staff
     Update on individual and organizational membership numbers
     Membership Drive
9.   Awards                                                                           COPRI Staff
     Status of Project Award
     Status Report of 2004 Winners (Moffatt-Nichol, International Coastal Engineering, Einstein)
10. Marketing                                                                         COPRI Staff
     Webpage redesign
     e-Newsletter & hard-copy Newsletter report
     Logo
     Brochure
11. Budget                                                                            Tom Christensen/COPRI Staff
     FY ’04 – end of year projections
     FY ’05
12. PAES                                                                              COPRI Staff
13. Management Objectives FY’05                                                       COPRI Staff
14. Outreach to new members & other associations / agencies                           COPRI Staff
     SNAME
     Others ?
15. Other Business                                                                    Charles Calhoun
16. Review Action Items                                                               Charles Calhoun
17. Future Meetings – Date and Location                                               Charles Calhoun
18. Adjourn




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                                             Appendix B
                                           ACTION ITEMS

             COPRI Board of Governors (CBG) Meeting
       OTC Reliant Center and Technip Offshore Conference Room
                             Houston, TX
                            May 6-7, 2004
                                            Revised: 13 May 04, MJB

Staff ACTIONS:
1. Send Body of Knowledge (from Bill Henry’s talk on licensing exams and licensure) to Charlie.
2. Prepare more succinct summary of new governance advantages to COPRI for distribution at Ports 2004 Conference
    and for email to COPRI membership.
3. Send copy of TC-IALG document to COPRI Board members.
4. Prepare summary (with support from Kelly) of COPRI conference performance and statistics. In particular,
    interested in who attended, how did conference do relative to original proposal and budget, and conference
    organizational and planning issues (per Magoon, Kraus, and others). Do we need to consolidate some of our
    conferences? Patty Brown had prepared “straw man” can use as a start.
5. Get COPRI logo trademarked and/or registered for at least one class. Investigate costs for all classes.
6. Contact Coastal Dynamics Organizing Committee and let them know that we have agreed to participate as a
    cooperating organization, but that we did not appreciate the way the organization of a COPRI conference has been
    handled without our prior approval to this point. We will also want our usual co-sponsorship requirements honored.

7.    Contact SurfRider Organizing Committee about their conference in Los Angeles and let them know that we have
      approved to participate as a cooperating organization. We will want our usual co-sponsorship requirements honored.

8.    Send copy of Waves 2005 Conference Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to John and copy of new Coastal
      Structures 2007 MOU to the COPRI Board members.
9.    Get information from John Durrant on organizational memberships of other Institutes.
10.   Fill in budget spreadsheet based on our discussions and send copy to COPRI Board for final approval. Schedule
      conference call if do not get unanimous email approval.
11.   Send email Waterways Newsletter to other organizations members after requesting and obtaining permission.
12.   Send email to Jeff Melby that his subcommittee for Coastal Structures has been approved to start. The budget was
      only approved for the initial organizational meeting and future budgets will have to be justified, as the amount
      requested is more than COPRI usually funds.
13.   Send information on completing PAES to all COPRI Chairs in June.
14.   Make sure electronic version of Waterways Newsletter will be printer friendly. The existing web site does not have
      a button for “printer friendly” printing and usually cuts off the right edge of each page.
15.   Continue printing some hard copies of the Newsletter, especially for “non-computer literate” members or those
      specifically requesting hard copy.
16.   Prepare Certificate of Appreciation for Bill Hall for his service to COPRI Board that Gordon will present at Ports
      2004 Conference.
17.   Send current list of “Influential” folks who are receiving our Waterways Newsletter to Gordon.
18.   Find out ASCE Awards Committee’s position on ASCE membership versus COPRI-only membership requirements
      for ASCE Awards.
19.   Schedule next COPRI Board meeting. Possible venue is in conjunction with ASCE Annual Convention and CEO6
      Conference in Baltimore the week of 17-24 October 2004.


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Charlie ACTIONS:
1. Talk to Tony about procedures for nominating replacements to COPRI Board.


Gordon ACTIONS:
1. Present Certificate of Appreciation to Bill Hall for his service to COPRI Board at Ports 2004 Conference.
   Kelly will prepare and coordinate.


John ACTIONS:
1. Prepare summary (with support from Kelly) of COPRI conference performance and statistics. In particular,
   interested in who attended, how did conference do relative to original proposal and budget, and conference
   organizational and planning issues (per Magoon, Kraus, and others). Do we need to consolidate some of our
   conferences? Patty Brown had prepared “straw man” can use as a start.
2. Contact Bob Nichol about participating and chairing COPRI Public Policy committee.
3. Contact Steve Hughes about status of COPRI Project Award. John will be the new liaison for this committee.


Mike ACTIONS:
1. Let Jeff Melby know that his subcommittee for Coastal Structures was approved to start, but that Kelly will be
   requesting additional information relative to the proposed budget. The budget was only approved for the
   initial organizational meeting and future budgets will have to be justified, as the amount requested is more than
   COPRI usually funds.
2. Fax copy of Patty’s Management Objectives for COPRI from last year to Kelly if can find.

Tom ACTIONS:
1. Work with Staff and Charlie on FY05 budget.




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