Board Meeting Minutes September 2014

BOARD MEETING MINUTES For September 29, 2014

 

All members are welcome to join us at the Board Meeting. If any member can’t attend in person but would like to participate please let Gerry know prior to the start of the meeting to arrange a Skype or FaceTime session.

 

The meeting was called to order by our president Gerry Simonson at 6:00 P.M.

Roll was taken and those present or absent are as shown below.

 

Officers and Board of Directors

 

OFFICE NAME P OR A
President Gerry Simonson      P
Vice President Mark Griffith      P
Treasurer Skip Mundy      P
Secretary Jean Marsh      P
Director at Large/ Webmaster Jeff Jensen      P
Director at Large/ Webmaster Ralph Woodard      A
Director at Large Joe Staten      A
Director at Large Mike Marus      A
Director Mark Pedri      A
Director Kit Harras      P
Director Jim Johnson      A

 

Key Volunteers

Newsletter Editor Laurell Davenport Ron Davenport        
Special Interest Group Mark Pimentel
Special Interest Group Mike Marus
Door Prize Coordinator Bruce Wisz
   

 

  1. The August Board Meeting Minutes. Approved as posted.

Minutes from the prior month’s meetings are posted on the SMMUG website. Please review and notify Jean Marsh of any suggested corrections so adjustments might be made prior to the Board Meeting and then be approved.

 

  1. TREASURY REPORT Skip Mundy

Membership: 67 active SMMUG members.

Club Bank Balance: $3,699.42

Pay Pal amount: $83.52

 

Current Business

 

  1. October 7, SMMUG General Meeting

Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue, Colo Spgs

  1. Library to give a presentation of using their website to check out and read eBooks, eAudio books,  eMagazines, eMusic, eVideos on line.
  1. A guided tour of eBooks
  2. iBook – Mike Marus
  3. Nook – Skip Mundy
  4. Kindle – Mark Griffith

Action: Skip Mundy will check if the Nook can be used      on a Mac.

  1. October 11, SIG

Fire Station 18 Community Room at 6830 Hadler View

     Colorado Springs. Mike Marus and/or Mark Pimentel

  1. 10:00 A.M. iPhoto on IOS devices

2. 11:00 A.M. OS X

Action: Jeff Jensen and Mike Marus will get together at the next SIG meeting to coordinate the clubs bag of equipment and what might be needed at the fire station  for the meetings. The library is well prepared. The remaining items will be stored for possible future needs.

  1. November 4, SMMUG General Meeting

     Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue, Colo Spgs

  1. Rich Voelker and company will discuss iOS 8, iPhone

and new Christmas shopping tips.

2. Club business to include nominations of officers and board members for 2015.

Greg Kelly – No                    Jeff Jensen – Yes

Jerry Prescott – Yes               Ron Davenport – Yes

Bobby Throldahl – Yes               Tom Harrington - ?

Jim Johnson – Yes                    Mark Pimentel - ?

Mark Griffith – Yes                    Jean Marsh - No

Action: Gerry Simonson will contact Rich Voelker in October as a reminder of his presentation at the November 4th meeting.

  1. November 8, SIG

Fire Station 18 Community Room at 6830 Hadler View

Colorado Springs. Mike Marus and/or Mark Pimentel     

     a. 10:00 A.M. IOS devices    Safari

      b. 11:00 A.M. OS X

  1. December 2, SMMUG General Meeting

     Penrose Library, 20 N Cascade Avenue, Colo Spgs

  1. Election of SMMUG officers and board members for 2015.
  1. The next free upgrade of the Mac operating system, iOS X Yosemite, is expected on or shortly after  October 16.

     Action: Gerry will ask Mark Pimentel if he will do the presentation.

  1. December 13, SIG Meeting.

     Fire Station 18 Community Room at 6830 Hadler View

Colorado Springs. Mike Marus and/or Mark Pimentel

  1. 10:00 A.M. IOS devices
  2. 11:00 A.M. OS X on Macs
  1. Members will have an opportunity to bring their Apple and Macintosh hardware and/or software to  exchange and/or recycle.

Action: Check arrangements with recycle company

  1. Vendor supplied newsletter articles.

     Jeff has received and responded to offerings but has not heard back as of yet. 

New Business:

 1. Discuss possible programs and presenters for the first quarter of the New Year to give the incoming Board a head start.

         a.  Phil Hassey of Galcon Fusion was approached to         consider giving a presentation but he has declined.

     Action: Jeff will check to see if Phil Hassey is on the mailing list

 b.  Open Quorum. A wide open discussion with the audience members being the main participants. Board members will all need to                  be prepared to start it rolling.

c.  How to plan trips and travel and what apps to use.

d.  Photo – Full fledged Photo Shop. People are making movies. What are they using?

 e.  A brief announcement or review of apps, hardware, and/or software in a few sentences.

 f. Reinstate the Q & A session at the beginning much like we use to have at the Senior Center.

      g. What’s on your menu or drag bar? What is your favorite Mac application and why? This may be something for the Board    Members to prepare for incase members are unwilling to volunteer?

h. Calendar

     i. Email Blast

     2. The suggested change of the day and time of the SMMUG Board meetings has been tabled for the time being. It does not work for all Board Members and Jeff Jensen will not know until January just what his new schedule will be. Jeff will attend, as he is able to physically or electronically.

3. Why have switches in programs been made?

 

Next Board Meeting will be on Monday October 27, 2014

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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