Board Meeting Minutes July 2013


Meeting was called to order by President Kit Harras at 5:37 p.m. Roll was taken and those present or absent are as shown below.

  Minutes from last month’s minutes were approved as posted.

 Officers and Board of Directors

President Kit Harras       P
Vice President Mark Griffith       P
Treasurer Jim Johnson       P
Secretary Jean Marsh       P
Director Jeff Jensen       A
Director Ralph Woodard       P
Director Joe Staten       P
Director Mike Marus       A
Director Doug McNutt       A
Director Skip Mundy       A
Director Mark Pedri       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 Laurell Davenport


Membership:  73 paid members.

Club Bank Balance: $2,722.98

Pay Pal amount: $160.21

A.                  Old Business

 Future Meetings

August – Will be our annual SMMUG networking pizza party. Kit Harras will bring serving pieces, Jim Johnson will arrange for the 8 to 10 pizzas. Ice chests with drinks are covered. Jean Marsh will bring cookies. Jeff Jenson will do an informal presentation, tables on different interests will be arranged and possibly an informal swap meet. Hardware items only, no software. Members can bring what they have and if it doesn’t get taken they will be required to take it as they leave.

SIG: There is no room available at the Senior Center in August to hold the meeting so it is canceled. The September SIG will cover Apple's Time Machine. Mobile devices (iOS) will be covered from 10:00 to 11:00, and the Mac OS X discussion will be from 11:00 to 12 Noon.

September – Mark will demo some cool gadgets and widgets including a new ways to interact with our Mac.

Senior Center. The Senior Center equipment has been performing fine. Rooms are taken care of through the end of the year.

Door Prizes: Door prizes are covered. Laurell Davenport is the new Door Prize Coordinator.

Website: The Deal section on the website needs some attention but it has been noted that our club members are not visiting the members only sight all that often.

The Help quorum is not receiving any response from members. It is determined that members are just to shy. We will approach the subject gently at the meeting.

Will try to get with Jackie to find out about what we need to do with Wish List.

Jim will forward Ralph  information so that he can update the membership information on the website.

Membership Dues: Need to acquire a list of those non-currently paid up members and remove them from having access to the membership advantages of the website.

Meetup: Has been positive for the club.

Social Media: Nothing new to report

Advertising: Nothing new to report

Senior Center Class: Kit proposes to change the name to iPad slipper camp as apposed to boot camp. The website needs to have a referral sight of local resources where people can get 1 on 1 help. “Educational Service.” If businesses wish to part of the referral site then they should pay an advertising fee as they would in the yellow pages.

B.  New Business:  Jean Marsh’s children, Adrian & Victoria Kaiser, after attending the July meeting, suggested that the club may receive more interest from a younger crowd if it were held where they may frequent, hat a “senior” center may be a deterrent. A new space would require a wifi connection and be large enough to sit 40 to 50 people comfortably. It may present a problem with the Senior Center if we are absent for several months. Bemis, one of the colleges, Jack Quinn’s meeting room upstairs, one of the art centers, the Dublin house or B.J.’s on Nevada were mentioned as possible locations for the “road show.”

C. Around the Table: We continue to need authors and contributors to the newsletter.

Skip Mundy will be absent as will be Jeff Jensen, Jim Johnson and Joe Staten.

D.  Next Board Meeting: Our next board meeting Thursday August 28th or 29th at 5:30 p.m.  The location to be announced.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:40 p.m.







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