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Venue Info[edit]

Meeting to be held at Smallman Street Deli at 1912 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. 6:00pm, Tuesday, April 5, 2011.



The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 6:02 PM, at Smallman Street Deli in Squirrel Hill, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the Secretary being present. Beth Lynn Eicher moved that the meeting adjourn to Crazy Mocha in Squirrel Hill. The motion was adopted.

The Chair called the meeting to order at Crazy Mocha at 6:34 PM.

Beth Lynn Eicher moved that the motion previously adopted establishing the Board's meeting schedule through December be amended to change the meeting location to Crazy Mocha at 2100 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. The motion was adopted.

The minutes of the March 3, 2011 meeting were approved as previously distributed.

The Chair reported that she will not be in attendance at the April 9 General User Meeting and will be generally unavailable from April 15-30, except on a very limited basis. She also reported that some WPLUG members have been helping with Computerreach's efforts to refurbish and ship Macintosh computers to the needy overseas.

The Vice-Chair reported that Michael Semcheski will be moving out of town and has resigned from his position on any committees.

The Secretary reported that there are currently 26 members.

The Treasurer reported that the balance in the checking account was $630.42. The refreshment fund contains approximately $113 in cash, and he will deposit all but $50 into checking. Checks for the new account have been ordered.

The Internet Committee reported that Michael Semcheski has resigned from the committee. It was suggested that the committee consider asking Jim Harris to join and oversee investigating a new format and software for the WPLUG web site. It was also suggested that this could include re-establishing "planet" software to aggregate weblogs of WPLUG-involved individuals.

The Program Committee reported on the possible topics for the May meeting: 1) having a recruiter present on careers in Free Software; 2) a site visit at data center ASPstation; or 3) a site visit to the Google offices in Pittsburgh. Vance Kochenderfer moved to authorize the Treasurer to pay $50.00 to the Wilkins School Community Center for the April 9 General User Meeting. The motion was adopted. Vance Kochenderfer moved to authorize the Treasurer to pay $30.00 to the Brookline Library for the June 11 installfest. The motion was adopted.

The Public Relations Committee reported that the event hosted by Novell/OpenSUSE at a Penguins game was very well presented but lightly attended. Additionally, it was noted that the stock of WPLUG business cards appears to have been exhausted and that reordering may be desirable.

The Wilkins School Networking Committee reported that there has been minimal recent activity. Terry Golightly stated that he would work with the existing committee chair, David Kraus, to recruit participants who can complete the project.

The meeting adjourned at 8:21 PM.

(Approved on May 3, 2011 - VK)