REMINDER:
Next meeting date is Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held
at Lycoming College Academic Center Room B309. David Rhodes of "The Fourth
R" will present "The challenge of increasing computer literacy in Lycoming
County". There will be a Christmas Social to follow at Benjie's on Penn
Street.
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Williamsport Area Computer Club
Meeting Minutes / Newsletter - November 1997
Kathy Kolb, President called the meeting to order, followed by an
introduction of new guests. No revisions to last month's meeting minutes
were made.
Treasurer's Report: 
Willis reported $309.00 with 38 paid members.  We incurred a $60.00 expense
for monitor repairs.
Committees:
Club Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Membership / Home Page:
Wayne Palmer is designing a prototype for a club business card.  We will be
distributing them to the computer retailers.
No newspaper ads were run this month.
Bylaws: 
2nd Annual Election of Officers (for 1998) was held. Congratulations to:
Dan Yoas, President
Kathy Kolb, Vice President
Jim Shaffer, Secretary
Gene Loveland, Treasurer
Computer swap meet:
We held a discussion on holding a computer swap meet next year. It was
decided that the key issues will be advertising and choosing a location
with ample parking. Suggestions were made of possible locations.  A
suggestion was made to hold drawings for door prizes as well. We need to
work on a plan, and organize volunteers.
Computer Recycling: (Giving old computers new homes)
Willis Beaver rescued 5 monitors for the club, 3 of which were cheaply
repaired for use at $20.00 each.  
Bill Hitchens has a lot of system and application software available for
community computer projects. Our concern is the legality of software reuse.
 We would need to have the disks, license and manuals in order to legally
utilize it. A suggestion was made to donate it to SCROUNGE.
The Horizon House in Lock Haven is still on the list for a system.
Alan Cawley volunteered to attempt repair of  Fritz Fedorko's 286 which he
wants to give to a certain non profit group.
North Central PA computer networking / Freenet site:
The next Community Net (Market Square) Support Group meeting is planned for
Nov. 30, from 2 - 4 p.m. at the James V. Brown Library. People interested
in helping county non-profit organizations build a web presence, contact
Daniel dyoas@jvbrown.edu or Kathy kkolb@kolbweb.com
Help: (offering help to computer users who need it)
We now have a list of local email addresses available for Mac help.
Ziff Davis is now offering free online PC support. See
http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/
Local BBS / ISP / Computer Retailer news:
No news reported this month.
Other Concerns:
WLCC Advance Telecommunications - Information Technologies Committee is
planning a bus trip to New York City on Wednesday, December 10 to attend
the Fall Internet World trade show. Contact Kathy Kolb kkolb@kolbweb.com
for more info.
The following topics and discussions were held:
 There was a report of Zip drives being notorious for destroying themselves.
 Computer Shopper research is awesome!!!
 Alan reported that he heard Governor Ridge is proposing a plan that only
licensed technicians can purchase hardware for consumer protection. He will
follow up on this and get back to us.
Programs: (Chairperson Needed)
Elections we held in place of a program this month. Next month "The
challenge of increasing computer literacy in Lycoming County" will be
presented by David Rhodes of "The Fourth R".
The following Programs have been lined up for 1998:
January	Beginner's Night-Questions Welcomed
February:	Kathy Kolb-from Kolb Networks-HTML-how to build a personal homepage
April:		Beginner's Night
June:		Willis Beaver-Upgrading your computer
July:		Beginner's Night
August:	Summer Break at Benjie's
September:	Beginner's Night
November:	Elections for 1999
Possible Future Programs include:
Jim Wittlich from Oasis Productions demonstrating the Macintosh Computer
Sharon Souter from Disc Express talking about what computer consultants do,
when to call them and how to choose one.
Meeting adjourned.
Next meeting date is Tuesday, December 9, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held
at Lycoming College Academic Center Room B309. There will be a Christmas
Social to follow at Benjie's on Penn Street.
Williamsport Area Computer Club contact info:
Home Page: www.sunlink.net/wacc
Secretary - Sharon Souter disc@sunlink.net 
Kathy Kolb, President 326-7529, kkolb@kolbweb.com 
IRC Channel:  /join #wacc on Tuesday and Sunday evenings in irc.dal.net
Wacc-chat mailing list: send a message to wacc-chat-request@sunlink.net
(with the word subscribe in the subject)