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Meeting to be held at Lucci's Pizza, 1900 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217


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The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Friday, August 27, 2010, at 7:52 PM, at Lucci's Pizza in Squirrel Hill, the regular presiding officer being in the chair. David Kraus acting as Secretary.

Meeting Minutes for July 9, 2010 where approved as read from notes.

The Chair, David Kraus, reported that he will not accept a nomination for the WPLUG 2010/2011 Board election, he is unable to attend the September GUM, and is planning to attend the October GUM.

The Vice-Chair, Nicholas Schembri, reported that he has accepted delivery of Ubuntu CDs.

The regular Secretary, David Ostroske, reported he will not accept a nomination for the WPLUG 2010/2011 Board election, and plans to attend the September GUM.

The Treasurer, Vance Kochenderfer, reported there is $884.40 in the checking account, $76.00 cash on hand in the refreshment fund, and $20 in dues to be deposited.

The Member-At-Large, Michael Semcheski, reported that he cannot attend the September GUM, and will accept nomination for the WPLUG 2010/2011 Board election.

The Internet Committee reported that the WPLUG Linode VPS upgrade is complete. The VPS now has 512MB RAM and more (20GB assumed) disk space.

The Program Committee had nothing to report. David Ostroske was chosen to contact Rachel Chung to inquire about presentation on Open Source project participation at September GUM. David Ostroske to present at the October GUM on Python.

The Public Relations Committee had nothing to report.

The Investigations Committee had nothing to report.

The Newsletter Committee reported that no content was received for August, call for articles is standing.

The state of ErieLUG was discussed. A proposed meeting for July 2010 was not held. Beth Lynn Eicher expressed interest in acting of steward of the domain name "erielug.org".

The Wilkins School Networking Committee had nothing to report.

Old Business:

David Kraus to contact Beth Lynn Eicher regarding stewardship of the domain name "erielug.org". WPLUG to maintain mailing list and Wiki page redirect.

Vance Kochenderfer to contact IRS to continue WPLUG application for an EIN number. New WPLUG Chair to submit application in Oct or Nov 2010.

New Business:

Beth Lynn Eicher made a request to obtain WPLUG member contact information in an effort to recruit members to accept nominations for the WPLUG 2010/2011 Board. She request a pseudo-official position with WPLUG to undergo the recruitment.

MOTION: Motion to create Nominating Committee and appoint Beth Lynn Eicher as Chair, tasked with recruitment of nominees for Board. Vote passed 4 to 1.

Beth Lynn Eicher expressed interest in holding open, nominee attended Board meeting in October.

The Board elected Beth Lynn Eicher as WPLUG Member of the year for 2010. Vance Kochenderfer to prepare award plack and purchase $30 gift certificate to ThinkGeek.com or other "geek supply" store.

The meeting adjourned at 8:56 PM.

David Kraus
Secretary pro tem