March 27th, 2014 IPCUG Board Meeting Minutes

IPCUG Board Meeting

March 27th, 2014

Minutes by Laura, Secretary

3 officers present, 5 board members present, and 4 club members present, for a total of 12 in attendance.

Meeting called to order by Vice President Gregg at 7:15 pm

Treasurer’s Report by Brian

  • March Income: $0
  • March Expenses: $119.84
  • Total Balance: $1,420.21
  • Electronic postcard IRS report filed for the 2014 year

Moved to accept by Martin, seconded by Ruth, and unanimously agreed upon

Secretary’s Report

  • Board Meeting Minutes by Laura

Moved to accept by Rose, seconded by Brian, and unanimously agreed upon

  • General Meeting Minutes by Rose

Moved to accept as amended by Brian, seconded by Martin, and unanimously agreed upon

Program Chair Report by Gregg

  • April Meeting
    • First Presentation: Brian with How to set up a Router and Tight Projector
      • It will be announced to the club members to bring their laptops to the meeting, both on the website and in the newsletter.
      • Martin offered to bring a router for demonstration and donation to the club for use in the future
    • Second Presentation: Brian with ChromeCast set-up and use
    • Auction for 1 of the Chrome Casts (next auction in May)
  • May Meeting
    • First Presentation: Larry Krum with Apple products
    • No second Presentation
    • Back-up full presentation: Brian with Website Design
    • If there is excess time: Gregg with Grub Boot-Loader
    • Auction for second Chrome Cast

Future Presentation Ideas:

  • Website Design (Brian-tentatively for June meeting)
  • Security with passwords, credit cards, online banking, etc.
  • Grub Boot-Loader update (Gregg)
  • Craigslist-how to post, how to search for items
  • Facebook-benefits, how to create an account, how to upload photos, how to find friends, etc.
  • Tablets/Laptops. Specifically, the Kindle Fire HDX by Gregg and ChromeBook by Laura.
  • Zorin with a possible SIG to update systems and install software.


Old Business

  • Pizza Party was scheduled by Rose and is to be announced again in the April meeting and on the front page of the newsletter, and will take place April 12th at 11:30 am, at Chicago Connection in Meridian.
  • There has been one entry for IPCUG logo ideas for the website. The contest will be announced at the next meeting as well. Each entry will receive one free ticket for the Chrome Cast drawing.

New Business

  • Six people showed interest for a Linux installation SIG after March’s meeting. We would need a location, and this could take place on a Saturday afternoon. This will be brought up at the next meeting to encourage interest and ideas for locations, such as a member’s garage.
  • It was unanimously agreed upon that the board meeting be held at Jerry’s another month before it is agreed to continue meeting there indefinitely.
  • Clint was concerned that the removal of newsletter and switch to an online-only format would not be in the best interest of the club and its members. Clint states that the website is not a replacement for the newsletter, which is what the membership dues are going towards. Clint offered to take over the work of putting together the newsletter if it is too time-consuming for Brian. Brian stated that he would pass this task to Clint.
    • Gregg stated that he uses the newsletter as a way to recruit new members and he doesn’t feel the website provides an easy method to doing this. Brian responded by saying that the newsletter can be downloaded on the website, as long as you are logged into your membership account.
    • It was explained that the options are either having a website in a blog-format or a newsletter.
    • In the future, Clint will be the editor of the newsletter and the newsletter will continue in its current PDF format. This was a motion presented by LeRoy, seconded by Brian, and unanimously agreed upon.
  • Next meeting navigation of the website will be explained to the members of the meeting.
  • Martin suggested posting the by-laws as an article on the website, since Ruth provided these at the board meeting. Brian said he would do this.


Meeting adjourned by Gregg at 8:30 pm.

Next board meeting will be April 24th, 2014, 7:00pm at Jerry’s in Boise.

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