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Venue Info

Meeting to be held at IBM Squirrel Hill at 7:30pm, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016.


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The regular meeting of the WPLUG Board of Directors was held at 7:30pm on June 21st, 2016 at IBM Squirrel Hill.

In attendance were:

  • Vance Kochenderfer (Chair)
  • Terry Golightly (Treasurer) (by conference call)
  • Pat Barron (Secretary)
  • Justin Smith (Director at Large) (by conference call)
  • Joe Prostko (Vice Chair) (by conference call)

Not attending:

  • None

The meeting was called to order at 7:31pm.

The minutes of the previous (June 21st) board meeting were read. The minutes were approved as read.

Reports of officers:

Chair: Nothing to report.

Vice chair: Will look into LinkedIn group to see what the status of it is. It's possible in a couple months might be able to do a presentation about configuration management. Notes that he doesn't think he's currently a moderator of the LinkedIn group.

Secretary: WPLUG currently has 16 members, no memberships due to lapse through the end of August.

Treasurer: Checking account balance is currently $495.97 - this includes one debit from Linode of $12.50 on June 2nd. On June 21st a withdrawal of $100 was made by accident and was redeposited. On June 24th the check made out to WSCC in the amount of $50 cleared.

Director at large: Currently evaluating monitoring software at work - Nagios vs. proprietary, doing a 3 month trial of both ending in September. After the completiion of the 3 month trial, might be able to do a presentation on Nagios.

Reports of committees:

Program committee: We have our picnic as the August event, this is all scheduled. There is already a wiki page for it. Will probably in next few days send out an announcement to encourage people to bring things. We should probably consider that we are going to have to buy some things, we should make a motion to allocate money for this. Joe currently has the grill. Vance moved to authorize the treasurer to spend up to $60 for food and supplies as necessary. Terry suggested bringing various games that he has. The treasurer called for the question currently before the board, and the motion was adopted. For September, October, and November we need to come up with presentations, please send a message to the wplug-plan list to let us know if you can come up with a speaker or topic (sending to the wplug-board list would be OK too). Terry passed out two WPLUG business cards to two different clients in the last week. Vance will keep bugging people he knows to see if they can give a presentation.

Technology Committee: We did the Linode upgrade to the higher RAM server, that seems to have helped the out-of-memory issue somewhat; the system hasn't crashed yet as far as Vance knows, though it still does not seem to be freeing swap.

Investigating Committee: No report.

Marketing and Communications Committee: Joe will be investigating making use of the LinkedIn group. There was no other activity noted.

New business:

Terry advised that he's received a notice in our PO box that the USPS will be auditing our box; they wilk be requiring ID from whoever completes the audit. The notice left in our box does not mention a specific deadline. Terry will scan the notice and mail it out, and we'll determine who can address it. Pat suggests looking to do it online, but if they require ID, this might not be possible.

Old business:


There being no further business, it was moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was adopted. The meeting was adjourned at 7:55pm.