Board Meeting Minutes June 2013



Meeting was called to order by President Kit Harras at 5:33 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 Present or Absent

President Kit Harras                  P

Vice President Mark Griffith    P

Treasurer Jim Johnson             A

Secretary Jean Marsh                P

Director Jeff Jensen                   P

Director Ralph Woodard          P

Director Joe Staten                    P

Director Mike Marus                A

Director Doug McNutt             P

Director Skip Mundy                P

Director Mark Pedri                 P


Key Volunteers

Newsletter Editor Laurell Davenport

Special Interest Group Mark Pimentel

Special Interest Group Mike Marus

Special Interest Group Gerry Simonson

Door Prize Coordinator Kit Harras



Membership: 73 paid members.

Club Bank Balance: $2,794.90

Pay Pal amount: $160.21


A. Old Business

Future Meetings

July: Because the July 4th holiday falls on Thursday this year the general meeting will be postponed to July 11th. LD will has put together a video on Dragon dictate to demonstrate for us. Adrian Kaiser will demo the voice recognition software that comes with your Apple device. Voice recognition includes audio note taking apps, dictating email messages, and voice memos on our phones that can be shared in emails or messages. We will have tables this month

August – Will be our annual SMMUG networking pizza party. Kit will inquire of Jim Johnson if he can arrange for the 8 to 10 pizzas. Jeff Jenson could 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.

September – A suggestion for September is for Kit Harras and Laurell Davenport to present a program on Family Tree apps such as Heredis, MacFamily Tree 7, which is currently ½ price through the end of July, and My Family Tree. Personal Ancestry Writer does the basics and is free.

SIG: The Senior Center will be closed on Saturday July 6th so the SIG meeting will be held on July 13th at it’s regular time. Kit will notify Mark Pimentel of the change. There is no room available at the Senior Center in August to hold the meeting so it is canceled.

Door Prizes: An Apple T.V. as well as other items are ready for July as a door prizes.

Senior Center. The Senior Center equipment has been performing fine. Adrian Kaiser will have his Keynote presentation on his laptop. Laurell Davenport has arranged her video presentation.

Website: Jeff Jensen is currently updating WordPress. Once finished he will build a notification area onto the site so that members may check for the possibility of a closure of the Senior Center in the event of bad weather or any other emergencies.

Ralph Woodard will be posting Cool App of The Day in Jeff’s absence. It may be posted less often. Say twice a week instead.

No printed newsletters during the summer months.

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.

Senior Center Class: A possible additional class for the fall might be “Traveling with your iPad.” No new answer to the questions of where else might be a good place for such classes which bring our organization name recognition and potential new members. All slides that Kit has created and presents in her classes at the Senior Center are on the website. Additional instructors and more class subject ideas would be welcome.

B. New Business

An update will be made concerning the club’s trade name. In addition to Joe Staten, Jim Johnson will be added as a contact person.

The dues for the clubs domain’s name,, are coming up next month. A motion was made and seconded to renew for a 5 year period rather than just 1 year. This will insure the club a better price.

C. Around the Table

We continue to need authors and contributors to the newsletter.

Face Time will allow up to 4 members to join in participation to the board meetings. As a reminder all members are welcome to come to the board meetings.

Check out Google Hangout. An awesome app

Skip Mundy will be absent from the general meeting as will be Jeff Jensen and possible Mark Griffith. Jeff Jensen and Mark Griffith will also be missing at the next board meeting also.

Mark Griffith assured Jeff Jensen that his iPod Touch will function internationally but he will need to register it with the local Apple store.

Several have received spam, just delete.

D. Next Board Meeting

Our next board meeting Thursday July 25th at 5:30 p.m. Location to be announced.

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





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