Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter & Meeting Minutes

February 2000

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at 7 PM, in the JVB Library Technology Branch, 123 East 4th Street, Williamsport.

Club member Geoffrey Knauth will speak about his work in porting large Unix database projects to GNU/Linux using the Oracle software under RedHat 6.1 Enterprise Edition.

Our last meeting was called to order shortly after 7 PM on February 8, 2000, by vice-president Kathy Kolb due to Geoff being away on business. Two first-time attendees were noted, including one from the Bloomsburg area who saw our ad in the Valley Trader. Our thanks go out to that publication for its support.

The minutes of January's meeting were approved.

The absence of treasurer-elect John Yarosz for the second consecutive meeting was noted. Jim will make an effort to contact him to see if he is O.K. Outgoing treasurer Dan Yoas reported that club assets stood at $559.25. No dues for this year have been paid so far.

Committee Reports:

Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:

Jim asked Kathy if the club's web site could be moved to a separate server which club members could have access to to update various pages in their own time. She said that it could be done, but it wouldn't be possible to access it through the existing URL. However, links could be made from all of the existing pages to their new locations.

Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):

Computer Show:

Kathy would still like to see more volunteers for the Show Committee. Early planning is essential for a good show!

Other Business:

We would like to remind our members that suggestions, or better yet, volunteers, for presentations at our meetings are always welcome, and currently in need. Any computer-related topic is suitable.

Local Computer and Internet News:


In lieu of a special presentation this month, we held an open discussion period after the business meeting. While intended as a `Beginner's Night', several of our more experienced members also had problems for the group to ponder. If any of our readership have advice or comments on the subjects below, feel free to send them to Jim and he will forward them to the appropriate party.


Contact Information
Home Page http://www.sunlink.net/wacc
Chat Room http://www.talkcity.com/chat.cgi?room=Williamsport, Tuesday and Sunday evenings
Secretary Jim Shaffer, Jr., jshaffer@uplink.net
Mailing List Send a message to wacc-chat-request@sunlink.net with the word subscribe in the subject. (Note: this is an open list for free-ranging local and computer-related discussions. Anyone wishing to subscribe to the newsletter should email Jim or use the comments form on our home page.)