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Venue Info[edit]

Meeting to be held at Crazy Mocha at 2100 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. 6:00pm, Tuesday, May 3, 2011.


  • Approve minutes of April 5 board meeting
  • Finalize appointments for Committees
  • Donation to library for May Cocoaheads event?
  • Invite Steve Kondik (aka cyanogen) as a speaker?
  • List your item here


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 6:20 PM, at Crazy Mocha in Squirrel Hill, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the Secretary being present. The minutes of the April 5, 2011 meeting were approved as previously distributed.

The Chair reported that she felt that important items of business to consider were identifying someone to lead the Internet Committee and purchasing WPLUG business cards.

The Vice-Chair reported that while there are volunteers to help with the Wilkins School Networking Committee, he has not been able to find anyone to lead this effort. He stated that he would ask David Kraus to write a job description for this position to define its responsibilities.

The Secretary reported that there are currently 24 members.

The Treasurer reported that he had deposited excess cash from the refreshment fund; the balance in the checking account was $680.32. The refreshment fund contains $15.12. A debit card and checks for the new account have been received.

The Internet Committee reported that a demo Wordpress page has been established at islocated.com/wplug. It was also noted that a mailing list moderator had sent a warning to a listmember who had posted an offensive image.

The Program Committee reported that it had contacted the Wilkins School Community Center to indicate that WPLUG was no longer using the upstairs classroom for meetings, and explaining the new (less frequent) meeting schedule.

The Public Relations Committee reported that it was looking at recruiting Nicholas Schembri as a speaker and that it would attempt to contact him within the week.

Vance Kochenderfer moved to make the following committee appointments. Program Committee: Beth Lynn Eicher, Terry Golightly, Judi Galardi, Brian Seklecki Investigating Committee: Mike Hansell, Mark Dalrymple, Bill Moran, David Ostroske, Joseph Prostko Newsletter Committee: Vance Kochenderfer Public Relations Committee: Terry Golightly (ex officio), Brian Seklecki, Michael Loomis After debate, the motion was adopted.

Beth Lynn Eicher moved to make a donation of $15.00 to the Brookline branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for the May 21 joint meeting with Pittsburgh CocoaHeads. The motion was adopted. It was noted that we would ask CocoaHeads to contribute $15.00 as well.

Vance Kochenderfer noted that the developer of CyanogenMod, an alternative firmware for Android devices, lives locally. He stated that he would send more information about this to the Board and attempt to arrange for him to speak.

Beth Lynn Eicher moved to authorize Terry Golightly to spend $50.00 to purchase WPLUG business cards. After debate, the motion was adopted.

Terry Golightly volunteered to contact the facilities manager at the Wilkins School Community Center to see if acoustics in the rooms can be improved for when we have speakers.

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.

(Approved on June 7, 2011 - VK)