Board Meeting Minutes – JAN. 2014

BOARD MEETING MINUTES For January 27, 2014                       

All active club 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 Face Time session. The meeting was called to order by our president Gerry Simonson at 5:45 P.M.

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

 Officers and Board of Directors

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

Key Volunteers

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

Laurell Davenport was present by Face Time

President Gerry Simonson offered to take these minutes as Secretary Jean Marsh was absent. The minutes for the prior month’s meetings have been posted on the SMMUG website. Please review prior to the Board Meeting so they may be approved at that time. Changes to this procedure are being contemplated to make it easier for all to review and make suggested corrections on a timely basis.

TREASURY REPORT:                                      

Membership:  54 active SMMUG members.                                      Club Bank Balance: $2,369.41                                                 Pay Pal amount: $63.67


Will be held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Location: Tim Gill Center 315 E. Costilla St. Colorado Springs, CO.

As a general rule a Q&A Session is held between 6:00 and 7:00 followed by the formal presentation from 7:00 to 8:00. Topics for the months presentation can be found by visiting the clubs website at

Jan 7                        Feb 4                        Mar 4                        Apr 1

May 6                        Jun 3                        Jul 1                        Aug 5

Sep 2                        Oct 7                        Nov 4                        Dec 2


Will be held the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Tim Gill Center 315 E. Costilla St., Colorado Springs, Co.

10:00 am to 11:00 am the focus will be on Macintosh Computers and from

11:00 am to 12:00 pm the focus will be on the iPad, iPod and iPhone.

Jan 11                        Feb 8                        Mar 8                       Apr 12

May 10                      Jun 14                      Jul 12                        Aug 9

Sep 13                        Oct 11                       Nov 8                        Dec 13

A.                  Old Business


Our President Gerry Simonson will meet with the Tim Gill Center’s representatives to work out a compromise to the unfortunately canceled SIG meeting of January 11th due to the centers staff not arriving to open up. The club’s contact names and phone numbers will be updated to reflect our current Board President, Vice President, and Treasurer.


The General Meeting main topic will feature an overview of our 2014 SMMUG SIG meeting topics by Mike Marus and Mark Pimental.


Mike Marus will present tips on managing our Email files on the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and our iPod.


The subject of whether Dolly Drive or another topic will be the main topic for April General Meeting will be bridged at the February Board Meeting.

Future SMMUG General Meeting Program Topics:

A survey will be presented to all SMMUG members at the February General meeting and distributed via email to ensure that all members have an opportunity to respond. From this it is hoped to have a clear picture of what versions of Mac, iPads, iPods, iPhones and iOS operating systems, applications or upgrades members are using and might like to learn more about. Members will be asked to identify what their favorite applications might be, what applications they might like to acquire and what future topics they would like to see presented.

We are hoping that Skip Mundy will present a program that will describe a method of building a Web Site to host family photos and family history. If all goes well he will have it ready sometime this summer.

Ralph Woodard has been in contact Lisa Snyder, a photographer, author of books on digital photography, and representative of Adobe Photoshop. She expresses her regret but at this time her schedule will not allow the time to make a presentation to our group but she will keep in touch.

Door Prizes:

Thank you Bruce Wisz for volunteering to be our new SMMUG Door Prize Chairman. Bruce will inventory all the current door prizes in his possession passed on to him by our former President and Prize Chairman Kit Harras and submit it to the SMMUG Board. At the February Board meeting a monthly budget for prize acquisition will be decided on and approved.

Tim Gill Center Operations:

Mark Griffith, Gerry Simonson and Skip Mundy intend to become qualified in setting up for all SMMUG and SIG meetings conducted at the Tim Gill Center. Gerry Simonson is currently the custodian of SMMUG”S Tim Gill Center equipment.

The plan for future meetings is to use more chairs and fewer tables than were used at the January SMMUG General Meeting.

Around the Table:


Jeff and Skip are in the process of updating the applications used to host the SMMUG Web Site and membership records. They will report back their progress at the next SMMUG Board meeting. Based upon their status report, the Board will decide if $50.00 should be paid to repair the existing software application.

SMMUG Board of Directors Meetings:

Are held @ 5:30 p.m. on the last Monday evening of the month except in March to avoid the schools spring break, June to space the Board Meeting and the General Meeting more appropriately and May to avoid the holiday.

Location: 117 Mayhurst Ave. Colo Spgs, Co.

Active SMMUG members are welcome.

Jan 27                        Feb 24                        Mar 17                        Apr 28

May 19                        Jun 23                        Jul 28                        Aug 25

Sept 29                        Oct 27                        Nov 24                        Dec 29

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM

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