NOTICE: Next WACC meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 11, Lycoming College Academic Center, Room B-309 at 7 p.m. We will be electing officers for 1998, reviewing club activities of 1997 and discussing events, projects and programs for next year. Plan to attend and bring a comment & an idea. ***********************************************************************
Williamsport Area Computer Club Meeting Minutes / Newsletter - October 1997
Kathy Kolb, President called the meeting to order, followed by an introduction of new guests. Last month's meeting minutes were revised to include Lewis Kuhns volunteering to assemble PC's instead of Sharon.
Treasurer's Report: No report this month.
Club Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Membership / Home Page: A discussion was held on supplying WACC business cards to computer retailers. It was decided to include our club's name, logo and URL on the cards. John Yarosz reported that Staples can print 1000 of them for $10.00. Wayne Palmer volunteered to design a prototype for the club.
Our revised membership form will include fields to help construct a database of member's names, addresses and e-mails for the club members.
Bylaws: No news.
Computer Swap Meet / Hamfest: Williamsport / Lycoming Chamber High Tech Expo looks promising for next year.
An April 98 Computer swap meet is planned for Berwick. See Kathy for more information.
Computer Recycling: (Giving old computers new homes) Willis donated 5 monitors to the club, which are being repaired for use.
North Central PA computer networking / Freenet site: The next Community Net (Market Square) Support Group meeting is planned for Oct. 19, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy email@example.com
Dan reported that the Library has registered a new domain name for this project of Lycoming.org The library is also adding 4 new Internet terminals for a total of 11.
Help: (offering help to computer users who need it) WACC Mac effort needs encouragement. A discussion was held again on how we can help the Mac users find each other.
Local BBS / ISP / Computer Retailer news: www.alltel.com has an Internet node in Muncy.
UpLink, Williamsport, users can now access 56k accounts by notifying them. They are also hosting a support group meeting for subscribers as an appreciation mixer conditional upon user interest.
Other Concerns: Agape fellowship is not going to enlarge their "World Fair" this year, so we will not be involved. They'll contact us next year if something changes and they think we'd fit in somewhere.
A discussion was held in regards to moving our meeting place. The Library not available due to space limitations at this time.
It was brought up that some PC vendors are no longer supplying original software with their systems. Everyone is reminded to make a backup copy of you new system if this is the case for you.
WLCC Advanced 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Lock Haven University has two programs they sent us information on. They're hosting an introductory program for older adults coming up in January. http://www.elderhostel.org/coursewi/3852201109801.html and a computer camp in the summer http://www.lhup.edu/activities/camps/home.htm Contact Julie Fabsik-Swarts at (717)893-2500 or e-mail at email@example.com
Programs: Jim Shaffer presented a very informative "Intro to Linux" demonstration. Linux is a very popular public domain operating system, which is a Unix clone. Some of the advantages of Linux are that it's free and is continually updated all by volunteers. It can be run in conjunction with Windows, but not at the same time. An advantage it has over Windows is better memory management.
Next meeting date is Tuesday, November 11, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Lycoming College Academic Center Room B309. Election of Officers will be held for the coming year.
Upcoming Programs include "HTML - building a simple personal home page" by Kathy, "Upgrading your computer" by Willis Beaver, and "The challenge of computer literacy in Lycoming County" by David Hughes, from "The Fourth R" in Muncy. ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Williamsport Area Computer Club contact info: Home Page: www.sunlink.net/wacc Kathy Kolb, President 326-7529, firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon Souter, Secretary email@example.com IRC Channel: /join #wacc on Tuesday and Sunday evenings in irc.dal.net Wacc-chat mailing list: send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (with the word subscribe in the subject)