President tasks: 1/12/98 - 2/28/98

            - Responds to AW-Germany, telling them that we
            are not interested in organizing petition drives,
            but that we would sign any petitions that are compatible
            with our mission
    
            - Calls Suzanne Kassem.
    
            - Drafts a short statement of support on the European Troika mission
            in Algeria.
    
            - Drops from bylaws the two requirements of Party and Government
            from the membership provisions
    
            - Adds to the by-laws the 2-weeks notice for BOD resignations.
    
            - Checks on taxes situation.
    
            - Send mail to Lamine about the cartoons.  Direct mail to AWI.
    
            - Contact Larbi and Djerroud.
    
            - Will issue a message to algeria-net every Monday.
    
            - Will update the tasks list every Friday.
    
    
    	- Write a letter to Senator Leahy ("we appreciate, applaud ..." urge them
    	to pursue their action). This will be our Public Statement for the week.
    	- Call for action (related to Leahy). Give a form letter to people,
    	  and put a copy on our web.
    	- Send a message to CBS to ask them for a transcript of 60 minutes
    	- Send a message to Miss Magazine to get an article from Salima Ghezali
    	- Send a statement to CBS incorporating Karim Boughida's feedback
    	- Send information to l'Humanite
    	- Respond to a few more inquiries
    	- Get agreement from the BOD on a general statement to send 
    	to people requesting information on who we are, what we do ...
    	- Call the Berkeley law school to:
    	   1 - Get basic info about asylum process, to be posted on our web page
    	   2 - Tell them about us
    	   Issue: they deal with human rights, but we need advise on copyright
    	   	and other practical things.
    	- Front web page: redesign it. Trim it down. With only 3 links:
    	   1 - Link to items of interest for the outside world (owned by Karim)
    	   2 - Link to an administrative page (bylaws, ... - owned by Abdenour)
    	   3 - Link to a Library page ( archives, scholars, ... - owned by Ahmed)
    	- Work on a new archives page (long term)
    	- Put together the first version of the administrative page
    	Abdenour will take it on from there
    	- Put a picture about Algeria in the background of web page
    	(Ahmed's suggestions: white background, no images)
    	- Send a list of links to Hammoudi about how to petition to the IRS to
    	receive a non profit status
    	- Test the AWI membership application form
    	- Send a response by the end of the week to Ali Hannat
    	     Idea: Ali to think about bylaws to add chapters structure
    	     No committment, no discouragement
            - Send to Hammoudi the URL of the IRS (tax exempt matters)
            - Build Karim's homepage
            - Think about how to organise archives versus activities in the
            Library web page
    
    
    
    





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