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2005 CCS BOD Minutes

 

200501

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 1/15/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 1/15/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director at 10:20

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

 

Beata Kernan - Treasurer Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

 

 

Les Whitfield – Region 5 Director

Guests: Frank Bartusek, Paul Bernstein, Charlie Sickles

 A quorum was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 12/18/04 were accepted as amended.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $30,995.44.  The current membership report indicated 798 members. 

 Paul Bernstein was appointed CCS Board Parliamentarian.

 Discussion was held:

 Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

 Al Cheeks reviewed APCUG activities and services available to our group and CCS members.

 The Board has invited the Hard-Copy editor to attend Board meetings and provide direct communication about the progress on providing future editions.  “e-Hard-Copy” is the name chosen for future electronic editions.   Members will be informed of the production delay.

 The Quik Internet service has ceased operations in this area.

 A fall MXIV Expo is under consideration to be presented jointly with the APCUG region.

 The meeting was adjourned at 1:05 PM

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200502

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 2/19/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 2/19/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director at 10:20

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

 

 

Les Whitfield – Region 5 Director

Guests: Frank Bartusek

 A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 1/15/05 were approved.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $29,214.21.  The current membership report indicated 801 members. 

 Discussion was held:

 Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

 CCS will look into moving the current website hosting to host services of APCUG.

 The MX-IV Mini-Expo will be held on Saturday September 17, 2005.  APCUG will be invited to hold a simultaneous regional meeting.  A temporary maximum budget expenditure of $5,000.00 without prior approval is authorized by the Board.

 High speed internet service is authorized by the Board for the administrator, Beata Kernan, to improve CCS communications.

 The meeting was adjourned at 1:07 PM

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200503

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 3/19/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 3/19/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

 

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

 

 

Les Whitfield – Region 5 Director

Guests: Frank Bartusek, Tom Soltis

 A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 2/19/05 were approved.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $27,826.28.  The current membership report indicated 804 members. 

Discussion was held:

   Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

   Website
            Investigation of moving the CCS website to the host services of APCUG continues.

   eHard-Copy
            Congratulations to Charlie and Tom for a great job in producing our new publication.
             Members can download the publication from the Members area of the website.
             The eHard-Copy requires the Acrobat Reader which is also available free by download.                  

   CCS Officer Elections for the two year period beginning October 1, 2005
             Ballots will be mailed with invoices for membership renewal in August 2005.

   Education
             Frank Bartusek has been appointed as Education Chairman.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM

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200504

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 4/23/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 4/23/05 10:15AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Beata Kernan - Treasurer

Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

 

 

 

Guests: Frank Bartusek, Charlie Sickles, Lois Sickles, Tom Soltis

 A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 3/19/05 were approved as corrected.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $26,713.75.  The current membership report indicated 796 members. 

 Discussion was held:

  Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

 Web Site
        Jerry Sass is still investigating new CCS Website host choices

  Hard-Copy
       The eHard-Copy team continues to do a great job providing timely issues.
       A contest will be added to upcoming issues to encourage more downloads.

  MX-IV
        The committee planning the MX-IV event (to be held on September 17. 2005) is looking for volunteers to assist in planning and hosting the event.

   Elections
       A request for nominations for CCS Board Officers will be sent to members. Ballots for the election will be distributed in time for new terms which begin October 1, 2005.

 The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM

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200506

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 6/25/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 4/23/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer

Guests: Frank Bartusek, Tom Soltis

 A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 4/23/05 were approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $25,489.44.  The current membership report indicated 787members. 

  Discussion was held:
        Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

        Les Whitfield Resigned as Regional Director for Region 5.

   Website:
        Website Hosting was switched over to Network Solutions on 6/7/05.
        Jerry Sass, the Webmaster, was congratulated for a job well done.

   eHard-Copy:
        Members are encouraged to download eHard-Copy from the website monthly.
        The Board approved release of email addresses to eHard-Copy staff for the purpose of eHard-Copy distribution by email with special attention to security of members addresses.
        As a test, eHard-Copy will be emailed as an attachment for a July & August to all members.

   MX-IV – September 17, 2005:
        The special event planning is underway and vendors are being solicited for speakers and booths.
        The event will include a donation drop off point for used Computer Equipment and accessories.
        United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago Infinitec program committed to empowering children and adults through technology.  The ATEN program refurbishes 4000 computers annually and recycles 300 tons of e-waste per year.  Computers are distributed at no cost to children with disabilities.
         Items will be refurbished for use by handicapped or disposed of safely (not in landfills).
         Charity receipts will be available.
         A drop off site will be designated in the parking lot and will be open from 8AM to Noon.

   Reorganization is being considered for Regions 4 & 5 to allow for more Regional Director supervision.

    Elections:
        Election Nominations are due July 1, 2005 for the Board of Directors.
        The elected Officers term will be from 10/1/2005 to 9/30/2007.
        Beata Kernan, Treasurer and Administrator was authorized to be on the election committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.

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200507

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 7/16/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 7/16/05 10:00 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer

Guests: Frank Bartusek,, Tom Soltis, John Owrey

A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 6/25/05 were approved as corrected.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $23,506.19.  The current membership report indicated 790 members. 

 Discussion was held:

     Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

John Owrey was appointed Interim Regional Director for Region 5.

 Reorganization of Chapters and SIG’s for Region 4 and 5 to balance the Director workloads was approved as follows:

 Region 4 lead by Regional Director Tom Tepper includes:

                                Lake County Chapter

                                North Shore Chapter

                                Northwest Senior SIG

              Region 5 lead by Interim Regional Director John Owrey includes:

                                    Northwest Suburban Chapter

                                    Oakton Student Chapter

                                    Office Suite SI
    Website
          The webmaster has created website mailboxes for CCS Board Directors to exchange files for CCS activities on the new website.

     eHard-Cop
           Delivery of eHard-Copy via email attachment as a test continues through the September 2005 issue.

      MX-IV Expo
            Planning for the September 17, 2005 event continues.
            Extra drawing tickets will be issued to members who pre-register for MXIV if their membership is paid in advance through to 2006. 

       Elections for CCS Officers:
               Ballots will be mailed to members showing candidates (with membership renewal notices where appropriate) in mid-August.

 The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 AM.

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200508

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 8/27/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 8/27/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer John Owrey - Region 5 Director

Guests: Frank Bartusek,, Tom Soltis, Charlie Sickels, Lois Sickels

A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 7/16/05 were approved as corrected.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $22,506.99.  The current membership report indicated 785 members. 

Discussion was held:

     Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

MXIV September 17, 2005
     Program and procedure plans were discussed and are still evolving.
     The MXIV committee will meet August 30, 2005 at 7 PM at Prairie State.
     Microsoft will present at the event showing Digital Imagery 2006 and an overview of Vista.
     Vendor drawing prizes will be plentiful.
     An APCUG reception for out of town visitors attending MXIV and CCS members may be held at the Holiday Inn in Matteson (I-57 & US 30) at 7 PM Friday night prior to the event.

eHard-Copy
     Current email attachment distribution of eHard-Copy continues.
     Future distribution options for the eHard-Copy publication were discussed.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 PM.

 

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200509

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 9/10/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 9/10/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

Guests: Frank Bartusek,, Tom Soltis

A quorum of the Board was present.

The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 8/27/05 were approved as corrected.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $30,089.47.  The current membership report indicated 785 members. 

 Discussion was held:

 Regions:
    Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.
    Website:
           The Webmaster will post the most up to date information on MX-IV on the website.
     eHard-Copy:
           The Board voted to have future distribution of eHard-Copy will be outsourced to “Ezine” which will send emails to each member with an email address on file with CCS.  The current email list and the message will be provided by the CCS administrator.  This email will contain a direct link to the eHard-Copy edition and other occasional messages easing the efforts required to manage the distribution process by the eHard-Copy staff.
     MX-IV:
         Detail procedures and plans were discussed.
     Katrina Disaster:
          The Board voted to have CCS donate $100.00 to the Tribune Foundation Katrina Fund which will provide a matching donation.
      Elections:
            The results of CCS Executive Board Elections will be announced at the next Board meeting on 10/15/05.  New officers will take over there positions at that time.

 The meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.

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200510

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 10/15/05

Taken by Burt Goode, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 10/15/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer

Guests: Frank Bartusek,Charlie Sickels, Mick Hendrick

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Minutes of the previous Board Meeting of 9/10/05 were approved as corrected.

 The Treasurer’s Report was presented by the Treasurer, indicating a bank balance of $30,913.60.  The current membership report indicated 784 members. 

 Final accounting for the MX-IV show is not yet available.

 282 members are late in renewing membership for September.   

 Election results were read by the Election Committee Chair – Beata Kernan:

 With acceptance of the Executive Board for the period October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2007 are:

                President               Al Cheeks
                Vice President       Tim Kekeis
                Secretary               Mick Hedrick
                Treasurer               Beata Kernan

                 The Officers accepted there new positions.

 The meeting was adjourned at 10:35 AM.

 

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200511

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Board Meeting of 11/19/05

No Quorum Present

No official meeting held.

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200512

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of Board Meeting of 12/17/05

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 12/17/05 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board attendees present:

Al Cheeks - President

Terry Moye – Region 1 Director

 

Tim Kekeis – Vice President

Peter Lawrence – Region 2 Director

 

Burt Goode - Secretary

Jerry Sass - Region 3 Director

Beata Kernan - Treasurer Tom Tepper – Region 4 Director

Guests: Bridget Archer, Frank Bartusek, Tony Edwards, Mark Ertes,  Burt Goode, Vern Hendricks, Stan Hungness, Jack Kernan, Rick Kolinek, Sanford Kolinek, Harold Moore, Mike Sawadski, Dick Seward, Charlie Sickels, Lois Sickels, Jane Smith, Tom Soltis, Pete Tinaglia, and John Wendt

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s Report was presented; the current membership report indicated 571 members. 

Discussions held:

Regions:

      Regional Directors reported on recent activities in their regions.

      Website:

             Problems updating the website have been corrected by the provider.   Jerry Sass and Peter Lawrence will contact the MX-IV vendors to ascertain what special offers will be available to the CCS membership.  The offers will be included within the special website vendorsection.  The website’s 2006 calendar has been updated through September. 

   Tri-Folds have been updated and available on the site.

        eHard-Copy:

                The downloadable link which points to the current eHard-Copy edition will be mechanically changed with each edition, thus allowing downloading only by active members.

         Awards

                 The 2005 Harold Driscoll award presented for outstanding CCS service was presented to Dick Seward.

 

   An annual Presidential award for outstanding CCS service by management members was established.   The selection

of this award is the sole responsibility of the President. 

   The 2005 Presidential award was presented to Charlie Sickles.

Both recipients were given a plaque depicting their award.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM.

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