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2009 CCS BOD Minutes

 

200901

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 1/17/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

 Board Meeting was called to order 1/17/09 10:15 AM  by the President Al Cheeks

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  John Meyer (not present)

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guest:  Charlie Sickels..

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $24,048.94 and current membership of 405.

Discussions held:

                Regions:                               

  The Region 1 Computer Club did not hold a meeting in January 2009.  The club is planning to hold a meeting in February 2009.

  The Region 2 Director’s report was unavailable.  The President indicated that the South Suburban Computer Club has scheduled a joint meeting with the local Mac Computer Club in March.  This meeting will feature a presentation   “Google Applications” by Joe Nowak.   Prairie State College has moved several Club meetings scheduled for the College auditorium in 2009 to a much smaller Breakout room.

  The Region 3 West Suburban Computer Club meeting was cancelled because the standard meeting date fell on January 1.  Neither the Access Sig nor the Digital Imagery Sig has as yet conducted meetings in 2009.  The Access Sig’s meetings have been changed from the 2nd Monday to the 3rd Monday of the month.   The West Suburban Computer club’s February and March meetings will be moved from the Naperville City Hall to RBK Enterprises LTD in Lisle.

  The Region 4 Director’s report was unavailable.

                Administrator Bonus:

The President informed the board that the CCS Administrator has not been given a raise in the more than 12 years she has held the position.   Although the position is part time she also frequently devotes more time than the position specifies, to complete CCS business, but without additional payment.   To compensate the Administrator for the lack of a pay raise during her tenure and extra effort without pay, the President suggested she be awarded a one-time  $2,000 bonus.   The Board approved the $2,000 bonus.

 

CCS Website:

    The Webmaster has completed the update of the CCS Calendar for 2009, as well as the update of the member database.  A counter was placed on the Help Line web page to determine member access to this information

                eHard-Copy:

  The eHard-Copy editor, Charlie Sickels, informed the board that the next issue would be delayed due to staff member family illness.   The editor also stated that the publication needed more input from CCS members.   The President reminded everyone that CCS will mark it’s 25th year of existence in 2009, and requested that the Editor develop a front page of the January eHard-Copy issue to reflect this milestone.

  Membership Retention:

   During the November Board meeting the President requested that the Directors, with assistance, contact all CCS Members that recently did not renew their membership for 2009.    The purpose was to determine the reasons the members did not renew their membership as well as to see if they simply had forgotten to renew.   To date only a very few members who did not renew have been contacted. 

 The President requested that all Directors review and update the tri-fold for their respective Regions.  This document is used as a combined recruitment and membership application form. During discussion of this document Region 1 Director, Joe Vangsness, offered to produce a revision of the document to gave it a comprehensive view of CCS rather than the documents being primarily slanted to individual CCS Regions.   

The meeting was adjourned at 12:18 P.M.

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200902

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 2/28/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 2/28/09 10:15 AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Vacant

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guest:  Charlie Sickels..

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $21,795.99 and current membership of 395.   For this period expenses exceeded income by $2,252.95 which doesn’t include a bill of approximately $1500 from Prairie State College for 3 months rent for meeting rooms used by the South Suburban Club.

Discussions held:

                Region 2 Director:

  The Region 2 Director position is now vacant.  The person elected as the Region 2 Director in the Fall 2008 election, has let his membership elapse by non-payment of membership dues.  This is a violation of the minimum requirement to hold a Directors position; therefore he has been removed from office.

                Regions:                               

  The Region 1 Computer Club has not held a meeting in 2009.  The club is planning to hold a meeting in March 2009.

  The Region 2 Director’s report was unavailable.  The President indicated that the South Suburban Computer Club had 2 meetings of special interest. 

  Bill Berkley’s presentation covered Microsoft Defender.  Windows Defender is software that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known spyware from your computer.

  The President gave a presentation which examined the uninstall function for Microsoft Windows systems.   The basic Windows systems uninstall function frequently does not delete portions of the installed software.  He introduced the club’s members to the Freeware Revo Uninstaller.   Revo Uninstaller scans for an application's data on your hard disk drives and in the Windows registry and shows all found files, folders, and registry items so one may delete them.

  The Region 3 West Suburban Computer Club meeting consisted entirely of an Open Forum session, which was enjoyed by all members.  The Access Sig’s meeting featured a presentation, which described the interface between Access and Excel.   The Access Sig’s meetings have been changed from the 2nd Monday to the 3rd Monday of the month.   The Digital Imagery Sig featured a presentation by Anthony McClary Jr. who showed the features of the program ACDSee Pro 2 Photo Manager, a platform that's custom designed to let one view, manage, edit and publish photos.

  The Region 4 Park Ridge Senior Sig had 5 meetings conducted by Richard Brandt and/or Vince Ferrari.   The topics covered were Computer basics combined with Open Forum sessions.  The President requested that the Region 4 Director clarify the Regions Meeting locations and Coordinators.

CCS Website:

    The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period.

                eHard-Copy:

  The eHard-Copy editor, Charlie Sickels, informed the board that the February issue has been published and more than enough copy is on hand for half of the March issue

  Membership Retention:

   During the November Board meeting the President requested that the Directors, with assistance, contact all CCS Members that recently did not renew their membership for 2009.    The purpose was to determine the reasons the members did not renew their membership as well as to see if they simply had forgotten to renew.   To date only a very few members who did not renew have been contacted. 

 The President requested that all Directors review and update the tri-fold for their respective Regions.  Region 1 Director, Joe Vangsness, produced a revision of the document’s front cover, which met with approval of the board.  Joe will now revise the backside of the document.   This document is used as a combined recruitment and membership application form. 

  Charlie Sickels had produced proposed implementation for a Remote/Limited membership for persons who could not attend meetings, either due to distance or disability.  Charlie will refine the proposal and present it to the Board in the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:23 P.M.

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200903

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 3/21/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 3/21/09 10:15  AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Vacant

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guest:  Charlie Sickels..and Tom Soltis.

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $22,102.52 and current membership of 392.   For this period income exceeded expenditures by $306.53, but doesn’t include a bill of approximately $1500 from Prairie State College for 3 months rent for meeting rooms used by the South Suburban Club.

Discussions held:

                Regions:

  The Region 1 Computer Club will hold a meeting March 26.   The presentation will be “How to Improve Your Email and Your Communications” by Joe Vangsness.  The presentation planned for the April meeting will be a description of ACT 2009.  The Region 1 Director suggested that all CCS Clubs and Sigs use sharepoint.apcug.net to post their meeting notices for additional publicity.

  The Region 2 Director’s report was unavailable.  The President indicated that the South Suburban Computer Club had two meetings that were of special interest.   1; The President gave a presentation on “File Organization” which was well received by the members.  During this meeting he wasn’t able to cover as much material as planned, and at the conclusion of this meeting, the members voted to have the topic continued at the next meeting.   2; The combined Club meeting with the local MAC Club was very well attended, and had active participation from both Windows and MAC users.   During the South Suburban Steering Committee meeting scheduled for March 31, it is anticipated that the number of South Suburban Club meetings will be reduced from 4 meetings per month to 2 meetings per month, due to lack of attendance.  The meeting venue will be changed from the auditorium to a breakout room.

  The Region 3 West Suburban Computer Club’s presentation was a pictorial review of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), narrated by the President.  This presentation emphasized new products, which are being introduced to the market place.  The Access Sig’s meeting featured a presentation by Dick Webber.   Dick covered the software system he designed and developed using Access to support the workflow for a local home remodeling company.   The Digital Imagery Sig featured a presentation describing ProShow Gold, by Diane Hamernik.

  The Region 4 Park Ridge Senior Sig had 4 meetings conducted by Richard Brandt and/or Vince Ferrari.   The topics covered were Computer basics combined with Open Forum sessions.  The President requested that the Region 4 Director clarify the Region’s Meeting locations and Coordinators, specifically clarifying the status of the North Shore Club..

CCS Website:

    The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period.

                eHard-Copy:

  The eHard-Copy editor, Charlie Sickels, informed the board that the March issue is nearing completion.   

  Membership Retention: 

   During the November Board meeting the President requested that the Directors, with assistance, contact all CCS Members that recently did not renew their membership for 2009.    The purpose was to determine the reasons the members did not renew their membership as well as to see if they simply had forgotten to renew.   To date only Region 2 has actively contacted members who did not renew their membership.    Several Region 2 members had forgotten to renew and did so after this contact.

  Charlie Sickels submitted a proposal to the Board for the implement of Limited Memberships for persons who could not attend meetings, either due to distance, disability, or other difficulties.   Charlie and the President will refine the proposal and present it to the Board at the next meeting.

  The President informed the board that techbargans.com has made contact with CCS.  Fact-finding is in progress to determine if association with techbargans.com would provide a benefit to CCS members.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:26 P.M.

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200904

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 4/18/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 4/18/09 10:15  AM by the President Al Cheeks.

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Vacant

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek (not present)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:  Ray Hostetler, Charlie Sickels and Tom Soltis.

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $19,496.18 and current membership of 386.   For this month period expenditures exceeded income by $2,613.34.   This includes a bill of approximately $2100 from Prairie State College for 3 months rent for meeting rooms used by the South Suburban Club during December 2008 through February 2009.    For the 6 month period expenditures exceeded income by $7,277.51.

Discussions held:

                Society Asset Deprecation:

It was noted that currently assets of the club that primarily consists of a computer and several projectors, are carried on the books for $2350.00.  The afore mentioned equipment are several years old, in various states of repair, and currently the street value is much less than the amount listed on the books.   A listing of all CCS assets will be compiled and the current net worth will be established at the next Board meeting pursuant to deprecation of the equipment to a more realistic asset value.

                Regions:                               

     The Region 1 Computer Club held a meeting March 26.   The presentation was “How to Improve Your Email and Your Communications” by Joe Vangsness.  The Region 1 Computer Club will hold a WebCast of the Club’s monthly meeting on April 23, 2009 at 6:30PM, hosted by National-Louis University.  This meeting will be broadcast from the Chicago campus of National-Louis University.  Al Cheeks, President of CCS, will provide the presentation describing  ”How to Run Multiple Operating Systems on One PC Using Microsoft Virtual PC”. 

  The Region 2 Director’s report was unavailable.  The President indicated that the South Suburban Computer Club held four meetings during the past month.   The Steering Committee meeting was of special interest.   During this meeting the Committee voted to reduce the number of monthly South Suburban Computer Club meetings from four to two, due to room rental costs.  The 2nd and 4th meetings will be discontinued starting with May 2009.   The meeting held on the 1st Tuesday of the month will alternate monthly between the topics New Users and Windows.  The meeting held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month will alternate monthly between The South Suburban Computer Club meeting one month and the subsequent month the meeting will cover the internet as well as general topics.

  The Region 3 West Suburban Computer Club’s April meeting featured a presentation by Jerry Sass who continued his exploration of free utilities for windows.  This presentation covered, four ways to stop startup programs, screen print using Jing, recovery programs, file renaming, and hard drive partitioning using Erasus Partition Manager.  The Digital Imagery Sig featured a presentation of Adobe Elements by Tom Soltis.  Members brought their laptops to the meeting and followed along through the several examples that Tom presented to the audience.

  The Region 4 Park Ridge Senior Sig had 4 meetings conducted by Richard Brandt and/or Vince Ferrari.   The topics covered were Computer basics combined with Open Forum sessions.  

CCS Website:

    The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period.

                 eHard-Copy:

  The eHard-Copy editor, Charlie Sickels, informed the board that the April issue is completed.   

                Membership Retention:

   During the November 2008 Board meeting the President requested that the Directors, with assistance, contact all CCS Members that recently did not renew their membership for 2009.    The purpose was to determine the reasons the members did not renew their membership as well as to see if they simply had forgotten to renew.   To date only Region 2 has actively contacted members who did not renew their membership.    Several Region 2 members had forgotten to renew and did so after this contact.

                Limited Memberships:

  The Board voted to authorize Limited Memberships for persons who cannot attend CCS meetings.    To be eligible for a Limited Membership, the person must either reside outside the geographic boundaries of CCS, or be physically unable to attend any of its meetings due to disability, or other difficulties.   There will be 2 levels of membership; 1. Basic Membership would cost $10 per year and entitle the member to an eHard-Copy subscription only; 2. Enhanced Membership would cost $15 per year entitle the member to an eHard-Copy subscription, access to the Members area on the CCS website, and all CCS Yahoo Groups.

                Society Dissolution:

The Current CCS by-laws do not contain a provision for dissolution of the Society.    The membership is shrinking putting in doubt long-term viability of the Society, so an asset distribution plan is necessary.  The Board also must determine the criteria to be used to determine that CCS should be dissolved as an organization.    The criteria must be formulated into proposed modifications to the CCS by-laws so members can vote on the Dissolution Provision in the upcoming 2009 CCS election.

 The meeting was adjourned at 12:11 P.M.

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200905

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 5/16/09 

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 5/16//09 10:15 AM  by the President Al Cheeks.

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Ray Hostetler

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:   Charlie Sickels and Tom Soltis.

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $18,043.78 and current membership of 389.   For this month period expenditures exceeded income by $1,445.50    For the 7 month period expenditures exceeded income by $8,723.01.

Discussions held:

                Society Asset Deprecation:

In previous meetings, it was noted that currently assets of the club that primarily consist of a computer and several projectors, are carried on the books for $2350.00.  The afore mentioned equipment are several years old, in various states of repair, and currently the street value is much less than the amount listed on the books.   A listing of all CCS assets was compiled and the current net worth was established by the Board to be $1,587, thus depreciating the value by $763.

               Regions:                               

     The Region 1 Computer Club held a meeting April 23 at the Chicago campus of National-Louis University.   The presentation was “How to run multiple operating systems on one PC using Microsoft Virtual PC” by AL Cheeks.  In coordination with National Louis University the Club used the University’s Centra system to provide a Webinar of this presentation to CCS members.  . 

The presentation was very well received.   Unfortunately the Webinar as configured would only accommodate 50 participants.  Problems were encountered as significantly more than 50 members desired to participate in the event, and of the 50 that were allowed to signup only 22 members actually participated.   This system may also be configured to provide a WebCast of a presentation, with the advantage of allowing many more members to view the programs.  Joe Vangsness will investigate the WebCast alternative.

  The Region 2 Director’s report was unavailable

  The Region 3 West Suburban Computer Club’s May meeting featured a presentation by Jerry Sass who continued his exploration of free utilities for windows.   The Access Special Interest Group featured a presentation by Steve Owens.  Steve’s topic covered the process of calling external applications from within an Access application.

   The Region 4 Park Ridge Senior Sig had 4 meetings conducted by Richard Brandt and/or Vince Ferrari.   The topics covered were Computer basics combined with Open Forum sessions.   The Oakton College Computer Club held a meeting April 28.  Eighty nine persons, which included 12 CCS members, attended this meeting.  The program “Microsoft Preview, Beta Program for Cloud Computing” was presented by Microsoft Engineer Dr. K. Kumar. 

                 CCS Website:

The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period.

                 eHard-Copy:

 The eHard-Copy editor, Charlie Sickels, informed the board that the May issue is nearing completion.   

                New Region 2 Director:

    The South Suburban Club elected Ray Hostetler as its new Region 2 Director.  The Board voted to ratify the election and welcomed Ray to the Board

                Membership Sale:

   The Board voted to authorize a Membership Sale for the calendar year, ending May 31, 2010.   The membership fee for the new member will be $20 for the first year, reverting back to the regular Membership fee at the end of the year.  To take advantage of the Sale the new member must; (1) Accompany the sponsoring CCS member to a regularly scheduled CCS meeting where they must complete a special membership application, printed on light green paper, e.g. preferably light moss or lime; (2) Pay the $20 membership fee at that meeting; (3) Also to be eligible for the special membership rate the new member must not have been a CCS member at any time during the previous 12 months.  The membership of the sponsoring CCS member will be extended for one month for each new member recruited during this sale.

                Society Dissolution:

 The Current CCS by-laws do not contain a provision for dissolution of the Society.    The membership is shrinking putting in doubt long-term viability of the Society, so an asset distribution plan is necessary.  The Board also needs to decide what criteria are to be used to determine that CCS should be dissolved as an organization.    The Vice President will develop modifications to the CCS By-Laws that address this problem.   The modifications will be submitted at the next Board meeting for approval, so the members can vote on the Dissolution Provision in the upcoming 2009 CCS election.

              The meeting was adjourned at 12:22 P.M.

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200906

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200907

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 7/24/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 7/24/09  8:15 P.M. by the President Al Cheeks.

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Ray Hostetler

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek (not present)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:   Charlie Sickels and Tom Soltis.

 A quorum of the Board was present. 

 The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $16,313.68 and current membership of 382.   For May expenditures exceeded income by $390.04, for June expenditures exceeded income by   $2,102.96.    

 Discussions held:

                Regions:                               

      The Region 1 Computer Club held no meetings in May, June and July.   The Club will schedule a meeting for August.   

   The Region 2 South Suburban Club held 4 meetings during June and July.   On June 2nd Al Cheeks Gave a presentation in which he described the benefits of setting up a PC with Virtual PC software.  On June 16 Al Cheeks gave a presentation in which he described the features of several internet search engines.  The steering Committee met June 30, during which several suggestions for future programs were provided.   Following the Steering Committee session, Roger Hale gave a presentation “Creating and using Hyperlinks in documents”.   On July 7 Janelle Elmore-Perkins gave a very informative presentation describing features one should consider when purchasing a digital camera.

   Region 3 held 6 meetings during the months of May, June and July.  The West Suburban Computer Club’s June meeting featured a presentation by Roger Hale that covered home security video.  The July meeting featured a presentation by Jerry Sass who illustrated the procedure to construct a bootable CD/DVD for Windows XP using Bart’s PE Builder.   The May Digital Imagery Sig featured a presentation by Sanford Kolinek, who described how one may make a copy of their DVD for personal use only.  The July Digital Sig meeting was an outdoor photo shoot at Graue Mill.  The Access Sig ‘s May meeting featured Rich Kerr, who described the use of the Access  Tree Control, ActiveX controls to enhance web browser functionally, and using Access to build an automated e-mail responder.   The Access Sig did not hold a meeting in June, but in the July meeting, Joe O’Brien covered procedures to identify linked tables.

  The Region 4 report was not available.

                CCS Website:

     The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period.  The PayPal page was modified to allow members to pay for the South Suburban Computer Club’s 25th Anniversary party using this mechanism.   The party will be held September 15, 2009 at the Glenwood Oaks Restaurant.

                eHard-Copy:

  The eHard-Copy editor, Charlie Sickels, informed the board that the August issue is nearing completion.   

                   25th Anniversary Grand Prizes;

    In celebration of the Societies 25th anniversary, the Board voted to approve the purchase of 3 netbooks, to be used as grand prizes in the celebration of the CCS 25th Anniversary.   The total expenderature for all 3 netbooks is not to exceed $1500.  The 3 netbooks will be awarded to CCS members in a drawing to be held during the September 2009 Board meeting.    All persons who are on the CCS membership roll and have their dues current on the date of the drawing are eligible to receive one of the netbook prizes.

                Society Dissolution:

 The Current CCS by-laws do not contain a provision for dissolution of the Society.    The membership is shrinking putting in doubt long-term viability of the Society, so an asset distribution plan is necessary.  The Board also needs to decide what criteria are to be used to determine that CCS should be dissolved as an organization.    The Vice President will finalize the modifications to the CCS By-Laws that address this situation, and submit these modifications via e-mail, to all Board members to vote their approval.  The final version of the By-Law modifications approved by the Board will be included in the general election ballot for members to vote their acceptance.

 The meeting was adjourned at 10:39 P.M.

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200908 No Meeting

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200909

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 9/19/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 9/19/09   10:15 A.M by the President Al Cheeks.

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Ray Hostetler

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass (Absent)

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:   Terry Moye and John Owrey.

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $17,728.19 and current membership of 381.   For August income exceeded expenditures by $4,005.63.    

Discussions held:
                Regions:                               

     The Region 1 Downtown Computer Club held no meetings during the months May through September.   The Club plans to schedule a meeting for October.   

  The Region 2 South Suburban Club held 2 meetings during September.   On September 1st Al Cheeks gave a presentation covering the two protocols for handling email.   Al explained the protocols, POP(Post Office Protocol) and IMAP(Internet  Message Access Protocol), their differences and advantages.   On September 15th the South Suburban Computer Club celebrated the 25th anniversary of CCS at the Glenwood Oak Restaurant.   Approximately 70 persons attended this event, with each person receiving at least one prize.  The Grand Prize was an ACER laptop.

Region 3 held 2 meetings during the month of August.  The West Suburban Computer Club’s August meeting celebrated the 25th Anniversary of CCS, providing food, which included a special celebration cake, to the attendees.  This meeting featured a presentation by Pete Tinaglia that covered Email Tips and concluded with several humorous commercials Pete had collected from the web.  The Digital Imagery Sig’s meeting  was held August 16th.    The Access Sig did not hold a meeting in September.

The Region 4 Park Ridge Senior Sig had 4 meetings conducted by Richard Brandt and/or Vince Ferrari.   The topics covered during these meetings were “Reviewing Computer Basics”, “Blu-ray”, “The Flash Drive”, and “The Netbook”, combined with Open Forum sessions.   

CCS Website:

    The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period, including updating the Members and BOD databases.

                eHard-Copy:

   No members of the eHard-Copy staff were present at this meeting.

                25th Anniversary Grand Prizes:

    During the August meeting the Board voted to approve the purchase of 5 notebooks, to be used as grand prizes in the Society’s 25th  Anniversary celebration.  At this meeting the names of the 5 persons who won the notebooks were drawn.  The winning members were:

Linda Czerepkowski, Doris Harsma, Wayne Albrecht, Ron Kaminiski, and Keith Edwards.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:29 A.M.

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200910A

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 10/10/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 10/10/09   10:15 A.M. by the President Al Cheeks

Board members in attendance:

President - Al Cheeks

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Ray Hostetler (Absent)

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Beata Kernan Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:    Bert Goode, Terry Moye, Charlie Sickels, and Tom Soltis.

A quorum of the Board was present. 

The Treasurer’s report, presented by the Treasurer, indicated a current bank balance of $20,299.39 and current membership of 380.   For  September income exceeded expenditures by $1,571.20.  For the year October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009 expenses exceeded income by $8,230.30    

Discussions held:

                Regions:                               

     The Region 1 Downtown Computer Club has a meeting scheduled for October 22nd.   

      The Region 2 South Suburban Clubs meeting featured a presentation by “The little Guys Home electronics store and radio show”.   Little Guys covered High Definition television and audio products, explaining the differenced between the various products available.  The Little Guys store specializes in High End audio and video products so the emphasis was on these products.    The Club’s has a meeting scheduled for the 20th , during which Chase Bank will give a presentation covering online banking.  It is hoped that the Chase presenter will bring a multitude of prizes for this presentation.

Region 3 held 3 meetings during the month of August.  The West Suburban Computer Club’s October 1st meeting featured a presentation by Al Cheeks covering Browser techniques, emphasizing the search preferences.  The Digital Imagery Sig’s meeting was held September 16th.    The Access Sig held a meeting September 21st

The Region 4 Park Ridge Senior Sig had 4 meetings conducted by Richard Brandt and/or Vince Ferrari.   The topics covered during these meetings were “Cameras and Computers”, “Microsoft applications”, and “Computer basics”, combined with Open Forum sessions.    The Oakton College meeting’s speaker was late, so Professor Edward Gallagher of the College filled in with an impromptu presentation.

CCS Website:

     The Webmaster performed normal site maintenance during this period, including updating the Members and BOD databases.

                eHard-Copy:

   The Editor Charlie Sickels, reported that the staff was unable to produce the past month’s issue   due to editorial staff’s family illness during the month. 

Board Member Dues:

                   The board voted to eliminate dues for Board members during their term in office.

CCS Election Results

The Election Committee Chair, Beata Kernan, also the single member of the Committee, read the election results.

  The CCS membership voted overwhelmingly to accept all amendments to the Society’s Bylaws, which had been accepted by the board earlier via an email vote..  

With acceptance of the Executive Board for the period October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2009 are:

                                   President                   Bert Goode

                                  Vice President           Tim Kekeis

                                   Secretary                  Mick Hedrick

                                  Treasurer                   Terry Moye

With acceptance of the Board of Directors for the period October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2010:

                                  Region 2 Director     Ray Hostetler

                                 The Board accepted the election results as presented..

The meeting was adjourned at 11:21 A.M.

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CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 10/10/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 10/10/09   11:29 A.M. by the President Burt Goode

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Ray Hostetler (Absent)

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:    Al Cheeks, Beata Kernan, Terry Moye, Charlie Sickels, and Tom Soltis.

A quorum of the Board was present

Discussions held:

                CCS Continuation:

                                    The Board voted to continue the operation of CCS.

             The meeting was adjourned at 11:38 A.M.

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CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 12/19/09

Taken by Mick Hedrick, Secretary

Board Meeting was called to order 12/19/09    1:30 P.M. by the President Bert Goodie.

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness (Absent)

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Ray Hostetler

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director –  Frank Bartusek

 

 

Region 5 Director -- Vacant

Guests:   Bill Berkley, Charles Berkley, Al Cheeks, Bob Cross, Ron Friedman, Mary Sue Honigschmidt , Stan Hungness,  Ed Keeting,  Beata Kernan, Jack Kernan, Sanford Kolinek, Dave Leeseberg, Laura Lopez, Jeanie Nowak, Joe Nowak, Mike Sawadski, Charlie Sickels, Lois Sickels, Tom Soltis, and Bill Zigler

A quorum of the Board was present.

Discussions held:

                CCS Continuation:

                                    The Board voted to continue the operation of CCS.

                The meeting was adjourned at 1:42 P.M.

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