Board Meeting – July 2012

BOARD MEETING MINUTES For Board meeting on July 26, 2012

President Kit Harras called the Board meeting to order at 5:00. The roll was taken, and those present and absent are as shown. Board members are asked to read and coordinate and corrections or changes with the Club Secretary before the Board meeting.



President Kit Harras


Vice President Ralph Woodard


Secretary Jean Marsh


Treasurer Jim Johnson


Director Jeff Jensen


Director Mark Griffith


Director Joe Staten


Director Mike Marus


Director Doug McNutt


Director Jacqueline Monroe


Director Skip Mundy


Director Mark Pedri


Key Volunteers

Newsletter Editor                 Laurell Davenport

Special Interest Group         Gerry Simonson

Special Interest Group         Mike Marus

Door Prize Coordinator        Judi Franklin

APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING MINUTES:  Minutes from last month’s Board meeting were approved as posted on the Website.


Membership:  70 paid members

Club Bank Balance: $4,462.65

Pay Pal amount: $125.00

A.    Old Business

1.  August: The annual pizza party and demonstration of a robot from Manitou Springs BANG students. A break to enjoy our pizza followed by a Q & A session .

2. September: Event planning phase 1: Work flow” from soup to nuts about what the new Mountain Lion program can do. How one can use it in daily life, with your various devises and iCloud. Examples such as a Christmas letter will touch on photo, numerical, email report list, holiday or event report, and project planning.

3. October: Event planning phase II; disaster planning, budgeting.

4. November: Rich Voelker

  1. Drawing prizes supply is ok at this time.
  2. B.U.G.: So far we are staying with the basics.
  3. Social media: Jeff will do a 5 minutes chat about our Face Book. Members are encouraged to visit our page and “Like.”  By joining Meet Up, one will receive automatic updates and are able to write reviews.

5.    Senior Center: The sound system at the senior center performed better last month.

6.    Kit is putting together two 2-hour iPad classes to be held at the Senior Center this fall. The first one will address the question of “Why would I want one?”  The second class “How to do…?” which will expand on the iPads many uses.  Attendees will be referred to our web page, which may encourage some to become new members of SMMUG.

7.    Website: Space on the SMMUG web page will be made for Helpful Links to tie into introductory material (Jeff & Kit) Also a calendar will be added to the website listing various classes of interest to mac users i.e. classes such as Pimentel and Jackie Monroe offer.  Available newsletter archives will be 3 months (quarterly beyond that will be available for members only.

8.    School – nothing new to report

B. New Business

 1.    Elections are coming up in November. Announcement will be made at each up coming meeting to remind members that we need nominations or to be informed of anyone who might be interested.

2.     HDMI converter cable.

C. Around the Table

1.  Joe Staten will be absent from our board meetings in Jan, Feb, Mar.

NEXT MEETING:       WHEN: August 30, 2012  @ 5:30pm.

WHERE:  At Mark Griffith’s

ADJOURNED @ 6:42 pm

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