Board Meeting Minutes – March 2013

Meeting was called to order by President Kit Harras at 5:35 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       A
Treasurer Jim Johnson       P
Secretary Jean Marsh       A
Director Jeff Jensen       P
Director Ralph Woodard       P
Director Joe Staten       A
Director Mike Marus       A
Director Doug McNutt       P
Director Skip Mundy       A
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:  66 paid members

Club Bank Balance: $3,061.18

Pay Pal amount: $136.24

A.    Old Business

Door Prizes: Kit brought some items she plans to use for Door Prizes at the General Meetings.  We need to purchase some Gary Rosenzweig books in time for the May meeting.

Social Media: Weather closures need to be included on the SMMUG. Jeff Jensen to an AI to look into the best way to make this work on the website.

Senior Center is undergoing an IT upgrade, especially the antennas for the access points.

Website:  Jeff continues to improve the page.  He has a list of items to be included.  Wish List already is running.  Needs to be looked at for active or inactive members and reconcile the databases.  Jim will contact Jackie to set-up a time to get together to complete this action.  Search has been added to the site.  Jeff will update WordPress.  Bargains have been added but we need some folks to handle this item by inputting the info into the website.  Videos will soon be added.  Vimeo Plus is $60 a year.  Vimeo Pro costs $200.  We will start with free accounts on YouTube and Vimeo.

Ideas for SIG or General Meeting Topic:  Integrating iOS devices into Windows environments.  Helping yourself or your friends and neighbors to use their iOS devices with iCloud and work with the data on your Windows machines.

Publicity and PR:  Notices are now going out to freebie newspapers.  We need to start advertising Gary Rosenzweig’s visit to SMMUG in May.

Jackie and Kit to meet after April 6th to discuss publicity and getting Jackie to take this over and run it for a while.

Future Meetings

April – LD’s Crazy talk video and Mark Griffith’s report on his trip to Mac World. Will do tables instead of Q & A.

May - Jim Johnson will pulse Gary Rosenzweig of MacMost Now to insure he is still on for May. We need some publicity for this visit.  Jeff Jensen will look into the Advert rates for the Gazette, and Mark Pedri will check rates for some of the radio stations.

June – Prosoft Engineering will be coming to present.

July – LD will give a video on Dragon dictate, and 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.

August – May be our annual smmug networking pizza part? Might be the outreach to the Windows users who now have an Apple mobile device.

   B.  New Business

No new business was presented at this Board meeting.

   C.  Around the Table

Jeff mentioned that the Search capability has been added to our site.  He passed around a spreadsheet that details which Author is responsible for which section of the website.

   D.  Next Board Meeting

Our next board meeting is to be hosted by TBD, on Wednesday April 24th.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 pm.


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