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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, January 8, 2011, starting at 2pm in the auditorium (bottom floor) of the Wilkins School Community Center.

Schedule for the Day

1:30pm - Doors open, set up
2:00pm - Business Meeting starts
2:30pm - Featured Presentation
3:30pm - Meeting ends, everyone out. We are likely to go to D's 6pack or Square Cafe for lunch.



Meeting Minutes

The regular meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 2:04 PM, at the Wilkins School Community Center, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the Secretary being present. The minutes of the December 11, 2010 meeting were approved as read.

The Vice-Chair reported that he was soliciting people to serve on the various WPLUG committees. He also reported that he was trying to organize a survey of local businesses to see how Linux is used. Anyone interested in helping with either of these should contact

The Secretary reported that WPLUG currently has 24 members.

The Treasurer reported that there is $692.42 in the checking account and approximately $79 in the refreshment fund.

The Director-at-Large reported that he is investigating the extent of Linux use in local educational institutions with a view to seeing how we can encourage this.

The Internet Committee reported that a suitable backup solution is currently under discussion. It also reported that Michael Semcheski will be getting operator status for the IRC channel (#wplug on Freenode) and will monitor the channel.

The Program Committee reported that Judi Galardi has joined as a committee member. The committee is investigating venues for February's "table topics" session.

The Newsletter Committee reported that there is a shortage of articles for publication. Articles can be submitted or discussed by contacting

The Public Relations Committee reported that Brian Seklecki will be re-joining as a committee member.

The Wilkins School Networking Committee reported that the project has not advanced in some time. Still remaining to be done is the installation of wired connections to the top floor of the building. Currently a wireless repeater is located there to give coverage to that part of the building.

The motion for amendment of the bylaws was then taken up. Vance Kochenderfer and Greg Alheid were appointed as tellers to count ballots. Once all members present had the opportunity to cast a ballot, the Chair declared the polls closed. Upon completing their count, the tellers committee reported the results of the vote:

Number of ballots cast    9
Yes votes                 9
No votes                  0

Accordingly, the Chair declared that the motion "to amend section 5.1 of the Bylaws by striking the words 'on a monthly basis,' and to amend section 5.2 of the Bylaws by striking the word 'October' and inserting 'November'" was adopted.

The meeting adjourned at 2:39 PM.

(Approved on April 9, 2011 - VK)

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: Your name here
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Donuts/Bagels:Homemade banana bread == Judi G.
  • Setup: Max P., Your name here
  • Clean Up: Your name here, Your name here


  • Your name/location here