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Meeting to be held at The Coffee Tree Roasters at 5524 Walnut Street in Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. 6:00pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2012.


  • Approve minutes of May 1 board meeting
  • Review/discussion of proposed liability waiver/release for Installfest
  • Motion to reimburse Treasurer for expenses incurred in resupplying the coffee tote
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The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at 7:10 PM, at Coffee Tree Roasters in Shadyside. The regular presiding officer was in the Chair and the Secretary was present. The minutes of the May 1, 2012 meeting were approved as read.

The Chair reported that he has made a commitment for the InstallFest at Brookline library. WPLUG is required to pay 30 dollars, which he'll pay up front. He admits he did not check the network connection at the facility, but it should work.

Since the Director-at-Large resigned, a discussion about a possible replacement must take place. After talking it over, it was decided that a replacement should not be pursued at this current time, due to the proximity to the elections for all positions later this year. It would be difficult to bring on a replacement anyway, as the timing to make everything happen isn't particularly realistic. This is due to the inability to have voting occur on-the-spot at a meeting, as there is a requirement for allowing absentee voting. It would also require some finessing of future meeting schedules in order for it to actualize before the elections for all officers later this year.

The Chair also mentioned that WPLUG should do something for Software Freedom Day. Planning should start in late June or early July. It is probably a good idea to coordinate with the Tarentum computer group in order to have Linux CDs to hand out at their own event. Another potential thing to have at Software Freedom Day would be to have a videocast or animation showing how to perform a Linux installation of something like Fedora or Ubuntu. Members can likely greatly help with Software Freedom Day preparations, so it is essential to reach out to them for assistance.

The Vice Chair had nothing to report, as he was not present.

The Secretary reported that currently there are 17 members.

The Treasurer reported that there were no updated bank statements since last time, and therefore no transactions.

MOTION to approve payment to the Treasurer for money spent by him for WPLUG supplies, not to exceed 21 dollars; seconded and passed.

MOTION to compensate the Chair for 30 dollars needed for the InstallFest; seconded and passed.

The Director-at-Large's position is vacated, as as such, there is nothing to report.

The Internet Committee has nothing to report.

The Program Committee has nothing to report

The Investigating Committee has nothing to report.

The Newsletter Committee has nothing to report.

The Public Relations Committee has nothing to report

The Wilkins School Networking Committee has nothing to report

There are no Special Orders.

There is no Unfinished Business to discuss.

With respect to New Business, there was some discussion about a liability waiver that the Treasurer created for the InstallFest. An attorney never got a chance to review it, so the Chair proposed that the liability waiver not be used for now. Once an attorney reviews the document and it is in an approved state, it can be used for an InstallFest.

The last item discussed was that someone on the board should check with Patty Doody to see how much money WPLUG owes for room use fees at Wilkins School.

The meeting adjourned at 7:37 PM.

Joseph Prostko
Secretary, Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group

(Approved on July 3, 2012 - JP)