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WPLUG will meet on Saturday, November 22 from 10:00am to noon in order to complete the election of the 2008/2009 Board and to brainstorm future plans and events. We will meet at the Wilkins School Community Center.

Your ballot must be received before the polls close in order for your vote to count. We will be promptly starting the meeting at 10:00 and the polls will close shortly thereafter. More details may be found on the November 2008 election page.

Schedule for the Day

9:30am - Building walkthrough
10:00am - Business Meeting / Election starts
10:05am - (approx.) Polls close / Planning session starts
12:00pm - Election results announced / Finish clean up, everyone out


Due to difficulty in obtaining and securing room reservations at Carnegie Mellon, WPLUG is investigating new meeting locations. We have settled on the Wilkins School Community Center for the next few meetings. Starting at 9:30am, a WSCC volunteer will be giving a tour of the facility. Anyone interested is welcome to participate and get to know the location better.

The brainstorming session will be to get input from WPLUGers as to how we as an organization can better serve our members, the Free and Open Source Software community, and the greater community at large. Please bring your ideas!

Meeting Staff

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: User:Mhs
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Refreshments: Dave Kraus
  • Setup: Dave Kraus, Your name here
  • Clean Up: Dave Kraus, User:Mhs
  • Election Teller #1: Your name here
  • Election Teller #2: Your name here
  • Election Teller #3: Your name here


The regular monthly meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 10:30 AM, with the regular presiding officer and Secretary present.

The Chair reported that we are meeting at Wilkins School Community Center for this meeting and two future meetings. We no longer have a staff sponsor at Carnegie Mellon therefore we are not meeting there.

The Vice Chair had nothing to report.

The Secretary reported that there are currently 21 members. She noted that she had declined board nomination in order to focus on serving on the programming committee in 2009.

The Treasurer reported that funds in the bank account and cash on hand total approximately $420. Today's meeting will cost $30 in rent. Refreshment costs also came from the treasury.

The Program Committee reported that the next meetings are scheduled for December 13, 2008 and January 10, 2009.

The Internet Committee reported that the wiki links are more organized.

The ErieLUG Revival Committee reported that ErieLUG has been meeting regularly at Hamot Hospital.

Membership: Greg Alheid joined as a new member. By unanimous consent, the waiting period for voting was waived.

Completion of the election of the Board of Directors postponed from the previous meeting was opened. In the last meeting Dave Kraus, Michael Semcheski, Vance Kochenderfer, and Mathieu Dube were elected however the 5th board seat was not filled because the remaining candidates did not receive a majority consent. Today's ballot does not have any named candidates so you must write-in your candidate of choice.

Christine Rial and ??? were appointed as election tellers. Once all members present had the opportunity to cast a ballot, the Chair declared the polls closed. The meeting recessed to permit the tellers to tabulate the ballots.

The Chair called the meeting back to order. The tellers committee reported the results of the vote:

Number of ballots cast       11
Received majority consent
   Brian Seklecki received   28 points
   Robert Turley received    18 points
Did not receive majority consent
   Beth Lynn Eicher received  1 point

Accordingly, the Chair declared Brian Seklecki elected.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 PM.

(Approved on December 13, 2008 - VK)