December 2014 Board Meeting

Board Meeting Minutes   Meeting Held on Friday 1/2/2015          5:40 to 6:45 pm

Meeting was moved from December 29th to January 2nd due to a snow storm. November meeting minutes were approved as posted. Attendees were:

President Jim Johnson
Vice President Gerry Simonson Present
Secretary Ron Davenport Present
Treasurer Skip Mundy Present
Director Mark Griffith Present
Director Jeff Jensen Present
Director Jean Marsh
Director Mike Marus Present
Director Mark Pedri Present
Director Bob Throldahl Present
Newsletter Laurrell Davenport Present


A. Old Business

  1. Treasurer’s report: $ 3274.61 in the bank       PayPal: $323.22       70 active members
  2. Jeff Jensen- status of AT&T WiFi hotspot:
    • Worked well at December Saturday SIG meeting, will test further at January main meeting
  3. SMMUG projector to be offered to members, Jeff will check cost of repair
  4. Jeff will make inventory of cables
  5. Swap meet to be announced at main meeting and planned to be held in Spring 2015
  6. Mark Griffith will continue to book Carnegie Room, Ron Davenport Station 18
  7. Mark will make travel arrangements for Joe Kissell and find out presentation equipment needs

B. New Business

  1. Club costs reimbursed to Board members
    • Bruce Wisz for prizes
    • Jeff Jensen for Meet Up and WiFi data usage,
    • Mark Griffith for PO Box rental
  2. Due to Gerry Prescott’s death, Gerry Simonson will announce an open director’s position
  3. Jeff and Ralph do send meeting highlights to former members. They will also delete past Directors from the Board e-mail list.
  4. Board members are to encourage former members to rejoin
  5. Mark Griffith renewed PO Box for club
  6. Gerry Simonson will contact Jim Johnson for next Board meeting date/location
  7. Members to be asked for 2015 topics

C. Programs for General Meetings

  1. January 6: Travel apps by Jeff Jensen, Skip Mundy, Mark Griffith; the door prize is a iPad mini giveaway. At the Jan. 6th meeting, we will poll the members for topics they are interested in for all of the General Meetings in 2015, including February and March. Mike Marus will do the poll as part of the Q & A
  2. February 2 program topic: Social media?, useful web sites?
  3. March 3: program topic is TBD
  4. April 7: Program is by TidBITS author Joe Kissell will present

Meeting was adjourned at about 6:45 pm. The next board meeting date, time, and place will be up to new president Jim Johnson. But we tentatively scheduled the next Board for Monday January 26th at 5:30 pm.

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