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2011 CCS BOD Minutes

 

201104

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 4/2/2011 

Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos (Absent)

 

The members of he Board of Directors met April 2, 2011 for approximately 3 hours.  No formal Board meeting was conducted at this time, as this meeting evolved into a discussion of CCS concerns and possible solutions.

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201105

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 5/14/11 

Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 05/14/2011 11:53 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 –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests: None.

A quorum of the Board was present.

Discussions held:

Treasury Report: 

 The Treasury report stated that as of 4/30/2011, CCS had a bank balance of $15,801.63.  Current CCS membership as of 4/30/2011 was 313.

                Board Meeting April 2, 2011:

The members of he Board of Directors met April 2, 2011 for approximately 3 hours.  No formal Board meeting was conducted at this time, as this meeting evolved into a discussion of CCS concerns and possible solutions.

                CCS Executive Board Election:

  The Chicago Society (CCS) will conduct the bi-annual election to fill the Executive Board positions for the term October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2013.   Nominations will be accepted for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer through August 15, 2011.  Ballots will be sent, via mail to all members and the completed ballot must be returned to the Administrator by September 30 to be counted in the election

               CCS Member Utilization of Hard-Copy:

Joe Vangsness and Jerry Sass checked member access of eHard-Copy on the CCS web site.  It appears at least two-thirds of the members have been accessing the eHard-Copy releases.

                CCS Financial Concern:

CCS is experiencing a shortfall in revenue as expenses have exceeded revenue significantly for the past 4 years.  The President informed the Board that the 2011 fiscal year’s deficit will be in excess of $1,500.  The Board is considering solutions to reduce current expenses and balance the budget.   In this behalf the South Suburban Club has renegotiated their meeting room costs which will help solve the budget shortfall.  The President estimated that this action by the South Suburban Club would narrow the next year’s(2012) fiscal deficit to approximately $500.  This helps the financial situation, but obviously more expenses must be reduced to achieve a balanced budget.  Actions considered by the Board to help reduce the yearly deficit, have included increasing Member dues and Elimination of the Senior Discount.  Both actions have been placed on hold as efforts to reduce expenses appear to be starting to narrow the budget shortfall.

                CCS Continuation:

                                  The Board voted to continue the operation of CCS.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 P.M.

 

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201106

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 6/11/11 

Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 06/11/2011   10:34 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 –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

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201109-1

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 9/10/2010   Meeting #5 2010-2011 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 9/10/2010    10:17 A.M. by the President Bert Goodie.

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey(Absent)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests: None.

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 10:18 A.M.

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201109-2

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 9/10/2010   Meeting #6 2010-2011 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 9/10/2010    10:18 A.M. by the President Bert Goodie

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey(Absent)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests: None.

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 10:19 A.M

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201109-3

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 9/10/2010   Meeting #7 2010-2011 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 9/10/2010    10:19 A.M. by the President Bert Goodie.

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey(Absent)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests: None.

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 10:20 A.M.

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201109-4

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 9/10/2010   Meeting #8 2010-2011 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 9/10/2010    10:20 A.M. by the President Bert Goodie

Board members in attendance:

President - Burt Goode

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey(Absent)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests: None.

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 10:21 A.M.

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201109-5

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 9/10/2010   Meeting #9 2010-2011 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 09/10/2011   10:21 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 –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey(Absent)

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests: None.

A quorum of the Board was present.

Discussions held:

 Approval of Minutes of past Board Meetings;

 The Minutes of the Board meeting of 06/11/2011 was approved.

 Approval of Treasury Report: 

 The Treasury report stated that as of 8/31/2011, CCS had a bank balance of $17,324.53.  Current CCS membership as of  8/08/2011 was 306.  

                  Review of CCS Expenses:

 The President explained in great detail,  CCS expenses which currently are approximately $10,500 per year.    He summarized the expenses as being in one of three categories.  The costs are roughly (1): Insurance $2,500, $1,000 Board of Directors, and $1,500 Meeting room insurance; (2): Administrative costs $3,000; (3): Meeting room costs $4,500.

Regions:

The Region 1 Downtown Computer Club conducted 7 meetings this year.  The Club had a meeting 8/25/2011 with the topic “Google Calendar for Yourself or a User Group”.

Region 2 conducted two meetings last month.  One meeting covered Child Internet Safety and the other was the New User tips and tricks.

Region 3’s Meeting one member covered the process he uses to convert used cooking grease into Biodiesel fuel that he uses in his automobile.  The Access Sig is resuming meetings after their summer recess.

 In Region 5 Alan Lee conducted the quarterly  meeting covering  Act.

 Hardcopy:

The HardCopy editor, Charlie Sickels, has not been able to devote time to the publication due to health concerns.    Joe Vangsness has volunteered to assist Charlie to publish the magazine and will function as Associate Editor for the foreseeable future.   

CCS Continuation:

                                   The Board voted to continue the operation of CCS.

 The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 P.M.

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201110-1

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 10/15/2010   Meeting #10 2010-2011 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

 Board Meeting was called to order 10/15/2011   10:21 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 –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests:  Paul Bernstein, Beata Kernan, Jack Kernan.

A quorum of the Board was present.

Discussions held:

Approval of Treasury Report:

 The Treasury report stated that as of 9/30/2011, CCS had a bank balance of $18,927.95.  Current CCS membership was 302 as of 10/12/2011.  

                Review of CCS Expenses:

 The President distributed printouts of the monthly CCS expenses for the period 10/01/2010 – 9/30/2011 as well as a detailed list of all CCS financial transactions during that period

CCS Website:

 The member benefit area was updated by the Webmaster Jerry Sass.  He also activated the PayPal feature to allow members to pay for the SouthSuburban Christmas party online.

Hardcopy:

The October issue of HardCopy will be available in the next few days.  Joe Vangsness will continue to assist Charlie with the editorial functions for the next several months..   

CCS Election Results:

                                 The Election Committee Chair, Beata Kernan presented the Executive Board election results.

                                 President:

                                                Paul Bernstein   63

                                                Burt Goode        60

                                 Vice-President:

                                                Tim Kekeis      114

                                                Jerry Sass             2

                                 Secretary:

                                                Mick Hedrick   113

                                 Treasurer:

                                                Terry Moye      112

                                                Beata Kernan        1

                                                Joe Nowak            1

                                 With acceptance of the Executive Board for the period October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2013 are:

                                   President                Paul Bernstein 

                                  Vice-President        Tim Kekeis     

                                  Secretary                 Mick Hedrick 

                                  Treasurer                 Terry Moye     

     The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 A.M.

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201110-2

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 10/15/2011   Meeting #1 2011-2012 Term

  Taken by Mick Hedrick Secretary 

Board Meeting was called to order 10/15/2011   12:05 P.M. by the President Paul Bernstein.

Board members in attendance:

President - Paul Bernstein

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guests:  Burt Goode, Beata Kernan, Jack Kernan.

A quorum of the Board was present.

Discussions held:          

Annual Christmas Lunch: 

 Terry Moye was selected as a committee of one to search locations to host the Annual Christmas luncheon.

                Harold Driscoll Award:

 Nominations for the Harold Driscoll award are to be received by Beata by November 10th.

  Salesforce.com/VerticalResponse.com:

The Board voted to approve Joe Vangsness to obtain a nonprofit account with Salesforce.com and Verticvalresponse.com to setup a Region 1 member email contact list. 

Hardcopy:

The October issue of HardCopy will be available in the next few days.    Joe Vangsness will continue to assist Charlie with the Editorial functions for the next several months. 

                Education Committee:

 Burt Goode was nominated and approved by a vote of the Board to be added as a member of the CCS Education Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 P.M.

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201111

CHICAGO COMPUTER SOCIETY

Highlights of Minutes of the Board Meeting of 11/12/2011

 Term 2011-2012 Meeting #2

  Mick Hedrick Secretary    Notes Taken by Jerry Sass 

The President Paul Bernstein called board Meeting to order 11/12/2011 10:00 A.M..

Board members in attendance:

President - Paul Bernstein

Region 1 Director -- Joe Vangsness

 

Vice President - Tim Kekeis

Region 2 Director –  Joe Hendrickson

 

Secretary - Mick Hedrick (Absent)

Region 3 Director –  Jerry Sass

Treasurer - Terry Moye Region 4 Director – John Owrey

 

 

Region 5 Director -- John Nicoulakos

Guest:  Tom Soltis

 A quorum of the Board was present.

 Discussions held:

Approval of the Minutes of the Past Board Meetings

The Minutes of the Board meetings of CCSBoard_20110910-#5, CCSBoard_20110910-#6
, CCSBoard_20110910-#7, CCSBoard_20110910-#8, CCSBoard_20110910-#9, CCSBoard_20110910-#10, and CCSBoard_20111015-#1 were approved

 Treasury Report:

The Treasury report stated that as of 10/31/2011, CCS had a bank balance of $18938.60.
Current CCS membership as of 11/11/2011 was 300.  

                 Regions:

The Region 1 Downtown Computer Club’s Oct 27 meeting presentation, “Emerging Technologies for Small Business & Professionals”, presented by Joe Vangsness.   No meetings will be held during November. or December .due to the holidays.

The Region 2  SourhSuburban Computer Club conducted two meetings last month.  The October. 18 meeting covered online banking with Chase Bank..  The Nov. 1st meeting’s subject was, “MICROSOFT WINDOWS and OFFICE – HINTS AND TIPS”.  Upcoming meetings  are Nov 15. Fun with Google, Dec 6 Apple Computers, and Dec 20, the annual South Suburban Christmas party.

  The Region 3 Digital Sig conducted a meeting. October 19th entitled “ Fun with Photo Editing”.   The Westside Computer Club had a meeting November 3rd at which Jared Kolinek gave a presentation covering the Apple  iPhone and Apple  iMAC.  Also the Results of the APCUG live web cast survey were covered.

  The Region 5 Computing Tips/Fixes SIG conducted a meeting Nov 1st the topic was. “Virtual machines and automation software tools”.

Annual Christmas Lunch:

The Chicago Computer Society's December board meeting and party is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd   from11 a.m. to 3 P.M. at Aurelio's Pizza Banquet room 1455 W Lake – Addison.

                             Beata Kernan will send invitations to the CCS members to be invited to the party

                Hardcopy:

The November issue of  eHardCopy has been released. . Joe Vangsness will continue to assist Charlie Sickels with the publications Editorial functions.

                Web site

Jerry Sass is working on the 2012 calendar.

                New Business

1.       The BOD approved the purchase of Go To Webinar for $94.  CCS will try and hold some future CCS meetings live using this product.

                                    2.       1st time meeting attendees will be emailed the current eHardCopy in an attempt to entice them to join

 The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 P.M.

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