WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, November 15, 2014 starting at 3:00pm at the Carnegie Squirrel Hill Library. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held.
Schedule for the Day
3:00pm - Business Meeting starts, elections
3:30pm - Featured presentation
4:45pm - Meeting ends, everyone out. We must completely vacate by the library closing time of 5:00pm.
At this meeting, we will elect the WPLUG Board of Directors for 2014-2015.
Votes may be cast by mail or in person at the meeting. Your vote must be received before the polls close to be counted, so show up by 3:00pm to be sure you get to cast yours.
The ballot for this election will be e-mailed to the membership and can be downloaded from the wiki in ODT and PDF formats. Blank ballots will also be available at the meeting. Detailed instructions for voting are given at Election Instructions.
Those who were nominated at the October 18, 2014 nominations meeting and have agreed to be candidates are (in alphabetical order):
- Patrick Barron
- Vance Kochenderfer
- John Lewis
- Joseph Prostko
- Stanley Slomberg
Meet the Candidates
There will be a special "meet the candidates" session in the WPLUG IRC channel (irc.freenode.net, channel #wplug) on Thursday, November 13 from 8:00-9:00pm. We encourage all members to attend and ask questions of the candidates.
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As noted last year, I still believe that our primary aim should be to have quality meetings. This includes relevant speakers and topics, held in a convenient location, with plenty of notice. Over the past year we experimented with some alternatives to the Wilkins School Community Center as a venue, with inconsistent results. I feel a stable home is valuable and we should re-commit to WSCC or locate a new default facility. Attracting speakers has also been a challenge, and we should consider having one person with only this responsibility and no others. Lining up and publicizing our speakers well in advance will, I feel, increase attendance and participation.
- Repeal Roberts Rules of Order and replace with Open Space Technology
- Open Board Meetings to all paying members
- Book Hack Pittsburgh, PTI, and or Public Libraries for meetings
- Incorporate WPLUG
I have been a WPLUG member for quite a few years, and a Linux user for many more years. This year I am running again for the WPLUG board of directors. I think there's a couple of areas that could be improved and need to be explored further:
- I think it is important to get rid as much undue complexity with WPLUG as possible. This will make things easier for those people running the group, as well as members and want-to-be members.
- Explore more ways to get members, such as additional member benefits. Other things to consider are ways to spark interest in having people come to our meetings, whether that is a different focus, new speakers, or offering more variety at meetings.
I look forward to the discussion on Thursday night (11/13) on IRC, so will see you all there!
For more about me, please check out my User page, located here: User:Jprostko
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Speaker: John Lewis
I am going to store copies of my Rsnapshot presentations on the Wiki if there is enough room.
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If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.
- Host: Your name here
- Co-Host: Your name here
- Setup: Your name here
- Clean Up: Your name here
- Your name/location here