Meeting minutes / Newsletter - May 1997
Kathy Kolb, President, called the meeting to order, followed by an introduction of new guests. Last months meeting minutes were accepted as circulated.
Willis Beaver, Treasurer reported $391.73 in our account, having 37 paid members.
Club Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Membership / Home Page: Kathy read club related e-mail received during the course of the month.
We decided not to use any of the AOL e-mail addresses given to the club due to the spamming issue.
We will resume Advertising the Club meetings in the Williamsport Sun Gazette computer classifieds.
Sharon will add the local "Shopper" papers to our fax list.
Bylaws, etc.: No news.
Computerfest/Hamfest: The Milton Amateur Radio Club and Susquehanna Valley Amateur Radio Club will be hosting a Hamfest at Winfield on June 8th. The fee is $4.00 at the gate and $5.00 Tailgate fee. Kathy asked that anyone going take along a stack of our club posters.
Computer Recycling: (giving old computers new homes): The First Southern Baptist Church accepted a 14,400 modem donated by the club from it's collection of parts.
Bill Twadell donated a software program called Atomic Clock
Lou Khuns donated a 386 Motherboard and a Hard Drive
North Central PA computer networking / Freenet site: Andy Hughes reported that volunteers are desperately need for the JVB Computer Literacy Program for Seniors. At present, there are 45 students and only 15 tutors a ratio of 2.5 to 1! This involves one-on-one tutoring for Windows95, MS Works Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Database and the Internet. Scheduling will be determined between the senior and the tutor. Anyone interested, please contact Andy at LANDA1@csrlink.net or 323-6055.
The James V. Brown Library is offering web space and web page design training to area non-profit organizations. Two training sessions - one for board members and directors, and one for the people who will be producing the pages for the JVB Community Net project, are scheduled for May.
Help: (offering help to computer users who need it) Our program this month included help for those present. Kathy read a letter from a local computer user asking about all the abbreviations (MMX, X2, K6, etc...) used in computer jargon today and what they mean. Kathy will try to have a future speaker address the questions.
Local BBS / ISP / Computer Retailer news: A discussion was held regarding the diminishing BBS's due to the popularity of the Web.
Other Concerns: Kathy informed us that we were contacted by Dayton Microcomputer Association regarding the club's usage of their trademarked word "Computerfest". A discussion was held about how to go about handling it. Kathy will change all references of that term on our web site to something else that means a computer related flea market show, without using the three terms they have trademarked.
Programs: As is our goal for one month out of every three, we held a forum for new computer users. Help was offered on various topics. Most questions addressed were regarding the Internet and online issues. 16 bit versions of Trumpet winsock existing on a 32 bit Win95 systems appear to be giving many people trouble.
Program for the June meeting will be Corey Kepler from Compu-Gen with a presentation on computer technology.
For July, we have Dave Miller from the Boy Scouts scheduled. Dave will tell us about the Scout's "Computer Merit Badge".
We are recruiting a Chairperson to organize our monthly programs. If anyone has ideas or suggestions for future programs, please let us know!
Meeting Adjourned. - Minutes compiled by Club secretary Sharon Souter.
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