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Venue Info[edit]

Meeting to be held at Smallman Street Deli at 1912 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 at 7:30pm, Thursday, November 19, 2015.


  • Approve minutes of October 15 board meeting
  • Discuss/actualize board transition
  • Set board meeting schedule for the new board
  • List your item here


The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:55 PM at the Smallman Street Deli in Squirrel Hill, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the regular secretary being present. The minutes of the January 20, March 17, and October 15, 2015 meetings were approved as distributed.

The Vice-Chair reported that HackPittsburgh is still booked for the December General User Meeting and that he continues working on an audio conferencing server.

The Secretary reported that there are currently 19 members.

The Treasurer reported that there is $446.47 in the checking account. Recently deposited was $60.00 in dues, and $12.50 was recently paid to Linode for server hosting. He stated that the refreshment fund balance was $0.00, having been used to purchase food for the August picnic.

The meeting then recessed to allow the newly-elected Board members to decide on officer appointments. The following appointments were made, and the Secretary announced them to the membership:

  • Chair: Vance Kochenderfer
  • Vice-Chair: Joseph Prostko
  • Secretary: Pat Barron
  • Treasurer: Terry Golightly
  • Director-at-Large: Justin Smith

The meeting was called back to order at 8:17 PM.

It was moved to reschedule the December meeting of the Board of Directors for December 15, 2015, and to establish the following schedule for meetings in 2016: January 19, February 16, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, and November 15, with meetings starting at 7:30 PM and to be held at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. The motion was adopted.

It was moved to tentatively schedule General User Meetings in 2016 for the second Saturday of the month; however, these dates would be considered subject to change and meetings would not be announced until a speaker and program is lined up. The motion was adopted.

It was moved to appoint the following individuals to the Technology Committee: Pat Barron as committee chair, Vance Kochenderfer, Justin Smith, Terry Golightly, Joseph Prostko, and John Lewis. The motion was adopted.

It was moved to appoint the following individuals to the Event Committee: Vance Kochenderfer as committee chair, Pat Barron, Stanley Slomberg, and Joseph Prostko. The motion was adopted.

It was moved to appoint the following individuals to the Investigating Committee: Nick Schembri as committee chair and David Sevick. The motion was adopted.

It was moved to appoint the following individual to the Marketing and Communications Committee: Pat Barron. The motion was adopted. (Joseph Prostko serves as committee chair ex officio.)

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM.