Williamsport Area Computer Club Meeting minutes / newsletter - September, 1996
Committees: Club Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Membership / Home Page Kathy read several messages received via the Club home page. Sharon Souter offered to reply to a request for local family info, Mike Latcher offered to help email@example.com construct a home page for a Vietnam Veterans group. Lou reported that Prolog has removed the "who" command from the local node command list, severely limiting our ability to identify and email local Prolog users. John Drawbaugh was asked to try to identify area AOL users.
Bylaws The Bylaws were adopted by a unanimous vote. They will be posted on the Club home pages soon. The following people were nominated and elected to serve as officers (following Gene Loveland's motion - 2nd by John Yarosz that the nominated ballot become the elected ballot, and the Secretary be instructed to cast one unanimous vote for the slate- motion passed): Kathy Kolb - President (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jim Shaffer - Vice President (email@example.com), Willis Beaver - Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Sharon Souter - Secretary (email@example.com). They will serve through 1997.
Joe Smertneck reported on the process of obtaining NFP status, State of PA info. He was asked to continue his efforts. Since the initial dues collected will not cover the cost to incorporate as a Non-Profit organization, we'd appreciate some donations for these costs. Contact Joe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Computerfest - A letter from RV Productions was circulated. Daniel Yoas suggested that several people try to attend the upcoming computer show in Altoona - contact Daniel if interested - email@example.com
Computer Recycling (giving old computers new homes) - Mike Latcher brought in some hardware which was redirected at the end of the meeting, Bob Garrett and North Central Sight Services gave some software and several boxes of 3.5" DD/DS 760k disks which we will distribute with older systems. Kathy mentioned Penn State's SCRONGE program, and suggested WACC consider becoming a participant.
North Central PA computer networking / Freenet site Sharon reported that davis.dal.net is a good Dalnet connection to try - wacc IRC channel is located on Dalnet.
Help (offering help to computer users who need it) Bill Twaddell, Willis Beaver (IBM), Ken Young (Macs), Jim Cridge (Hardware) Joe Smertneck would welcome help on Entombed and Phantasmagora. Several inquiries have been answered on the wacc-chat mailing list. See the end of this message for info on how to subscribe to the wacc-chat mailing list. Carole Fulmer contacted the Club requesting help using a computer. She is a volunteer with the Alzheimer's Support Group - Divine Providence Hospital and the North Eastern PA Alzheimer's Association. If you can help Carol, her phone number is 322-4185.
Local BBS / ISP / Computer Retailer news A full page ad from NAC regarding their upcoming Internet access was circulated. Kathy reported that NAC has been contacted, and will copy WACC with press releases. Information was received regarding a telephone company change that may have significant impact on local ISP nodes and coverage. More info will appear in future newsletters as it becomes available. In a related request: please send us your new email address info when you change ISPs, so we can keep the mailing list databases current.
Programs: No speaker was scheduled, due to the time taken adopting the Bylaws and electing officers. We hope to have a speaker for the October meeting, more details on the wacc-announce mailing list when available. Susquehanna Communications has requested they speak to the Club in November or December regarding their Internet plans and cable system upgrade.
Adjournment: Gene Loveland made a motion to adjourn, Lou Kolb seconded the motion. Motion passed. Several people went to Benjie's (Penn St. and Washington Blvd.) afterward for further visiting and refreshments.
Next meeting date: Tuesday, October 8, 1996 - 7 pm, Lycoming College Academic Center, Williamsport. Local Internet Service Provider (ISP) info: SunLink 326-4781 www.sunlink.net Pennet 368-1577 www.pennet.net Prolog 1-800-804-5783 www.prolog.net Third Wave 1-800-474-8198 www.third-wave.com Uplink 327-8000 www.csrlink.net Microserve 1-800-380-INET www.microserve.com Voicenet 1-800-835-5710 www.voicenet.com
Williamsport Area Computer Club contact info:- home page: http://www.sunlink.net/wacc Kathy Kolb - 326-7529 (voice) - firstname.lastname@example.org (email) Local BBSs: Lycoming Link 321-6440, Cyberville 326-4362 IRC channel Tuesday and Sunday evenings on irc.dal.net ( /join #WACC ) wacc-chat mailing list- send a message to email@example.com with the word subscribe in the subject.