September 2013

BOARD MEETING MINUTES For September 26, 2013

Meeting was called to order by President Kit Harras at 5:40 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       P
Director Ralph Woodard       P
Director Joe Staten       P
Director Mike Marus       P
Director Doug McNutt       P
Director Skip Mundy       P
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 Kit Harras


Membership:  74 paid members.

Club Bank Balance: $2,462.63

Pay Pal amount: $160.00

Old Business

Future Meetings

October –Mark Pimentel will present a collection of tips and tricks to use on our Mac computer, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Mark will cover a wide range of apps, and will include some clues and hints for those who have upgraded to the latest Apple mobile device operating system called iOS 7.

Q & A for the first 1/2 hour for non iOS 7 questions followed by the presentation. Afterwards time will be allowed for Mark Pimentel and Jim Johnson to field any questions that may remain. We can expect questions on what needs to be done before the update and how to perform the update.

Mark Griffith and Jim Johnson will put together a proposal for the next Board Meeting concerning a change in membership dues to include dual/family membership which would then be voted on at the December Corporate meeting.

Family membership. A couple of ideas. 1. Same rate as single membership but only one vote (and one door prize entry) 2. Or what about $25.00 as has been for single membership and $40.00 for dual / family membership.

Nominations for the November meeting need to be announced at this general meeting. Joe Staten will contact Joe Schaefer to be the election Commissioner again.

November –Mark Griffith will obtain confirmation from Rich Voelker that he will come to discuss and answer further questions about iOS7, Mavericks, Airport Express – new models, new hardware and any other hardware or software questions we might have and get ideas on what to add to our Christmas list. Mark Griffith will let Jeff Jensen know so notice can be added to the Website.

December - Election of the 2014 SMMUG Officers and Board of Director Members will be part of the SMMUG Corporate meeting. All positions are open. Members vote once for each position which may be cast by e-mail before the General Meeting with Joe Schaefer, who will officiate the business meeting again this year, or in person at the beginning of the General Meeting.

To be voted on to change bi laws: 1. Dual / Family membership. 2. Change SIG to 1st Saturday rather than always the Saturday after the General Meeting. May make coordination with the facility easier.

Skip Mundy will coordinate with Laurell Davenport to give a presentation on Pages. Mark Pimentel and Mike Marus will split up the subject at the Sig meeting.

January - Jacqueline Monroe may present Dolly Drive which is a cloud backup service similar to Drop Box that allows Mac users to create backups of their files online and locally, as well as store large amounts of files in the cloud for access from any computer or Mobile Device.

Future Location –  Kit & Doug were at Ivywild and found that they have nice rooms. It would not be a consideration for a permanate move but possible for a special event. Kit will inquire further. We might hold a Board Mmeeting there to try it. Parking could be problem.

Door Prizes: Door prizes are covered nicely for the month.

Website: Address will be included fo the App deals for anyone who would like to take advantage of the App of the Day.

Meetup: There are consistent inquires and potential growth. Will make sure the dues have been paid for this 6 month period.

Mail Box: Jim Johnson will either contact Jeff and/or go up check the box and make sure we are paid up.

B.  New Business:  

An announcement to be made that SMMUG is a 501(3)(C) organization and donations made by members are tax deductible. Additional membership would also improve our budget. Our status should be ok considering papers are filed yearly.

Around the Table:

Voelker still has not paid dues for 2013. Will check on this.

SIG had 20 people in attendance. May see about changing the SIG permanetly to the 1st Saturday of the month rather than it being held the Saturday after the General Meeting.

May be wise to change the January General Meeting from the 2nd to the 9th to allow for those members that may be involved in holiday travel.

May need to consider what changes need to be made that will allow potential members to realize that we are more than just a Mac group and do include information on other devices.

The Unauthorized Guide to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Repair: A DIY Guide to Extending the Life of Your iDevices! [Paperback] by Timothy L Warner

Next Board Meeting: Future Board Meetings:

Tuesday October 29 at 5:30 p.m. The location to be announced.

Tuesday November 26th at 5:30 p.m. The location to be announced.

Thursday December 19th to avoid potential conflict with Christmas holiday plans members may have.

All members of course are welcome to attend.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 p.m.






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