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Venue Info[edit]

Meeting to be held at Wilkins School Community Center, 7604 Charleston Avenue, Swissvale. 10:00am, November 21, 2009.


  • Approve minutes of last meeting
  • Appoint committees
  • Discuss adding rule (see bylaws Sec. 8.4 and Special Rules of Order) for conference call meetings
  • Discuss moving bank account
  • Discuss accounts on the WPLUG Server
    • Vance proposes that at the installfest we create accounts on the server for Dave O and Nick and update members of the board and wheel groups as appropriate.
  • A general review/audit of all WPLUG accounts; i.e. Linode, PairNIC, etc.
  • Proposal to purchase storage bins and locks to store GUM and/or InstallFest materials at WSCC.
  • If desired, Vance will teach brief session on Robert's Rules
  • List your item here



The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 11:05 AM, at the Wilkins School Community Center in Swissvale, the regular presiding officer being in the chair. The Secretary was not present, so Vance Kochenderfer was elected to serve as Secretary pro tem for the meeting.

The Treasurer reported on the accounts as follows.

WPLUG Treasurer's Report for October 2009

Balance forward         589.95
Deposits              + 200.00
Withdrawals           -   0.00
Checks cleared        -   0.00  (0 items)
Debit card purchases  -   0.00
Bank fees             -   0.00
Ending balance          789.95

Kitty fund balance forward
Kitty fund income                +
Kitty fund expenses (paid cash)  -
Kitty fund deposits to checking  -
Kitty fund ending balance           63.00

The Director-at-Large reported that he had acquired 140 Fedora 11 DVDs for use and distribution at the installfest.

The Program Committee reported that General User Meetings have been tentatively scheduled for the second Saturday of each month in 2010, excepting September. The next GUM is scheduled for December 12, 2009.

The Public Relations Committee reported that it would pursue posting notices of WPLUG meetings through the Pittsburgh Technology Council, on meetup.com, and on the City Paper web site.

David Kraus moved that Mathieu Dubé, Nicholas Schembri, Brian Seklecki, and Beth Lynn Eicher be appointed to the Program Committee, with Mr. Dubé as chairman. The motion was adopted.

David Kraus moved that Beth Lynn Eicher and Greg Simkins be appointed to the Investigating Committee. The motion was adopted.

Vance Kochenderfer moved that the Treasurer investigate relocating WPLUG's checking account to First Niagara Bank or First Commonwealth Bank, and also the merits of incorporating WPLUG as a nonprofit corporation, and report his findings to the Board. The motion was adopted.

David Kraus moved that the Chair be authorized to spend $150 to acquire locking storage bins to permit the storage of meeting supplies at the Wilkins School Community Center. The motion was adopted.

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 PM.

Vance Kochenderfer
Secretary pro tem