Williamsport Area Computer Club
Newsletter & Meeting Minutes
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at 7 PM, in the JVB Library Technology Branch, 123 East 4th Street, Williamsport.
This will be a "Beginner's Night" when the floor will be open for any computer-related questions or discussions following the business meeting.
Our first meeting of the new year was called to order at 7:07 PM on January 11, 2000, by new president Geoffrey Knauth. Two first-time attendees introduced themselves. Longtime club member Dan Yoas, a library employee, spoke briefly about the purpose of the Technology Branch and the assortment of computer hardware on site. Then, we had an informal discussion of Y2K-related problems. Nothing major was reported locally, but a lot of websites reported the date as "19100". Geoff's Palm3 froze for some reason, but was fine after a soft reset.
New treasurer John Yarosz was absent, so Dan, the outgoing treasurer, gave an informal summary of our financial status. We have approximately $550 at present. No dues for the new year have been paid yet. The account is being transferred to John's name. He also believes that it is not necessary to file tax forms for the club because our income is less than $1000.
Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:
No action this month.
Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):
No action this month.
- Kathy would like to make sure the Show Committee gets off to an early start this year so that we can produce a better show than last time. We need four or five committed people to volunteer to plan the show.
- We should invite the local ham radio club(s) to get involved.
- Geoff suggested involving the people from the library's Senior Net training program.
- It was agreed that the parking deck was a good location for the show.
No actions this month.
Local Computer and Internet News:
February 9: How your organization can add events to the Community Calendar!
March 8: Planning a web site for your Non-Profit organization
April 12: Designing a web site for your Non-Profit organization
May 10: Building a web site for your Non-Profit organization
June 14: Preparing Images for the web
July 12: Marketing your Non-Profit web site (search engine submission and more!)
August 9: Maintaining your Non-Profit organization's web site
September 13: Digital photography - using digital cameras and digital camcorders
January's guest speaker was Debra Sanders from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She presented a program about the various Microsoft office application and networking certification programs available through the Technology Transfer Center.
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