[wplug-board] for review: Moving On from Carnegie Mellon

Bill Moran 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:
> Hello,
> 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 
> October.
> Thank you for your support in this matter.
> Sincerely,
> Beth Lynn Eicher
> WPLUG Vice Chair
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Bill Moran

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