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This meeting is a continuation of the November 10, 2008 Board meeting.

Venue Info[edit]

Meeting to be held at Mike's house. 7:00pm, 9 December 2008.


  1. Reading and Approval of minutes from October 27 and November 10 board meetings
  2. Officer Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Member at Large
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Program
    2. Public Relations
    3. Internet
    4. Investigating
    5. Newsletter
    6. ErieLUG
  4. Unfinished Business
  5. New Business

  • Assignment of roles to board members
  • Figure out future schedule for meetings
  • Discuss goals (http://www.wplug.org/wiki/WPLUGBoard#WPLUG_Goals)
  • December 13 meeting -- what needs to be done.
  • Committee Appointments
  • Moving Checking Account
  • Approximate GUM, Installfest, and Board meeting dates
  • Existing projects assigned to committees
  • Major events and deadlines (Conferences, etc.)
  • Ideas for funneling ideas from GUM's and the list to somewhere useful.
  • Statement for the membership.


The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 7:20 PM, at 6374 Morrowfield Avenue in Squirrel Hill, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the Secretary being present. The minutes of the October 27 and November 10, 2008 meetings were approved as read.

The Vice-Chair reported that he has been in touch with Elwin Green regarding a possible community activity WPLUG could get involved with, but has not yet seen a concrete plan. He also reported that a $25 donation was received from a member.

The Secretary reported that minutes of the most recent membership meeting have not yet been posted.

The Program Committee reported that if anyone wishes to make donations to the Wilkins School Community Center, the center can provide receipts in exchange for such. The committee is looking into several local public libraries as possible installfest locations.

The Internet Committee reported that Yaakov Nemoy with the OpenStreetMap project requested that WPLUG host a mailing list on its server for use by local participants in the project. It was moved to authorize the committee to create such a mailing list. The motion was adopted. The committee also reported that the wiki has been configured to use friendlier URLs.

The Board members who were elected at the November membership meeting adopted the following set of officers for the coming term:
Chair: Michael Semcheski
Vice-Chair: Mathieu Dubé
Secretary: Vance Kochenderfer
Treasurer: David Kraus
Director-at-Large: Brian A. Seklecki

It was moved to authorize the Program Committee to determine the schedule for General User Meetings/membership meetings and Installfests for the coming year. After debate, the motion was adopted.

It was moved to authorize the Treasurer to search for and open an account at a bank with more convenient access than the current bank. After debate, the motion was adopted.

The meeting adjourned at 9:19 PM.

(Approved on January 6, 2009 - VK)