[wplug-board] for review: Moving On from Carnegie Mellon
wmoran at potentialtech.com
Mon Sep 4 19:29:42 EDT 2006
I think this reads fine aside from a minor wording issue (below).
Beth Lynn <bethlynn at wplug.org> wrote:
> For about nine years Western Pennsylvania Linux Users' Group has called
> Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science home. This fall we
> will be moving on with Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as our
> transitional venue. WPLUG will settle into our new home of Timesys in
> downtown Pittsburgh this November.
> >From 2001 to August 2006, I reserved the rooms at Carnegie Mellon
> University as a staff member of the Computing Facilities at the School of
> Computer Science. My last day working with there is September 5, 2006.
Just seems as if you've got an extra word there.
> I have accepted a position as a Senior System Administrator with Timesys.
> This opportunity is a promotion and chance to work for a Linux company.
> It was with great consideration that I decided to resign my position with
> Carnegie Mellon University due to the effect that it would have on WPLUG:
> I will no longer request complimentary room reservations from Carnegie
> Mellon. In years previous, other staff members ie Jonathan Billings, Brian
> Sammon, and Jennifer Landifield have placed the room in their name. At
> this time there is no obvious successor to handle the room reservation
> task. I continue to have many friends at the university. WPLUG continues to
> have many friends at the university. With that said, it is not practical
> at this time for WPLUG to stay without someone with keys to open the door.
> The board of WPLUG welcomes the idea of returning to Carnegie Mellon if
> someone were to step forward and handle the room reservations, even if it
> were only on an occasional basis.
> Just to be perfectly clear: WPLUG was not asked to leave CMU but I can not
> in good conscience impose by asking for rooms when I chose to leave CMU.
> We are open to the invitation if one were to be extended. WPLUG has always
> been an unincorporated not-for-profit educational group that is
> independent from Carnegie Mellon University. I will bring a thank you card
> for Carnegie Mellon to the September 16 membership meeting so that anyone
> who is interested can sign the card.
> My new employer, Timesys, has generously offered to donate their office as
> a venue. Starting in November we will be moving there. This move has been
> carefully planned so that we will not need to cancel a single meeting in
> the process. Since I will need some time to get settled in my new job, we
> will meet at the Carnegie Library in Squirrel Hill in September and
> Thank you for your support in this matter.
> Beth Lynn Eicher
> WPLUG Vice Chair
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