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We will meet on October 4 at 3:30 P.M-5 P.M. in order to elect the next board of Western PA Linux User Group. The venue will be Panera Bread - Waterworks Mall.

Details about the election can be found on the 2008 election page. Your ballot must be received before the polls close in order for your vote to count.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

3:00pm - Doors Open
3:30pm - Business Meeting / Election starts
3:45pm - Polls close / Presentation starts
4:30pm - Presentation ends / Election results announced
5:00pm - Finish clean up, everyone out


Beth Lynn Eicher will give a preview and expansion of her introductory remarks to be delivered at the Ohio LinuxFest. The subject is how Linux and Free Software are like a neighborhood. Like a physical neighborhood, individuals have both common interests and diverging goals and ideals. What part can you play in your neighborhood?

Meeting Staff[edit]

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

  • Host: Vance Kochenderfer
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Refreshments: Dave Kraus
  • Setup: Your name here
  • Clean Up:judi
  • 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 called to order on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at 3:54 PM, with the regular presiding officer and secretary being present.

Brian Seklecki joined as a new member. The waiting period for voting was waived by unanimous consent.

The Chair announced that Patrick Wagstrom was selected by the Board of Directors as Member of the Year for his contributions to WPLUG in 2007-2008. Mr. Wagstrom was not present to accept in person, so Dave Kraus volunteered to mail Patrick his award.

The Secretary reported that there are 26 members on the rolls.

The Board of Directors election was opened, and David Ostroske and Christine Rial were appointed to be election tellers. After all members present had the opportunity to cast ballots and absentee ballots cast by the Secretary, the Chair declared the polls closed. The meeting then recessed for the speaker presentation and to give the tellers time to tabulate the results.

After calling the meeting back to order, the tellers committee reported and the Chair declared the election results:

  Vance Kochenderfer
  Mathieu Dubé
  Michael Semcheski
  David Kraus

As only four of the five seats were filled, it was moved that completion of the election be postponed to the November meeting. The motion was adopted.

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 PM.

(Minutes approved on December 13, 2008 - VK)