Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter & Meeting Minutes

January 2000

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 2000, at 7 PM, in the JVB Library Technology Branch, 123 East 4th Street, Williamsport.

This will be a "Beginner's Night" when the floor will be open for any computer-related questions or discussions following the business meeting.

Our first meeting of the new year was called to order at 7:07 PM on January 11, 2000, by new president Geoffrey Knauth. Two first-time attendees introduced themselves. Longtime club member Dan Yoas, a library employee, spoke briefly about the purpose of the Technology Branch and the assortment of computer hardware on site. Then, we had an informal discussion of Y2K-related problems. Nothing major was reported locally, but a lot of websites reported the date as "19100". Geoff's Palm3 froze for some reason, but was fine after a soft reset.

New treasurer John Yarosz was absent, so Dan, the outgoing treasurer, gave an informal summary of our financial status. We have approximately $550 at present. No dues for the new year have been paid yet. The account is being transferred to John's name. He also believes that it is not necessary to file tax forms for the club because our income is less than $1000.

Committee Reports:

Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:

No action this month.

Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):

No action this month.

Computer Show:

Computer Help:

No actions this month.

Other Business:

Local Computer and Internet News:

February 9: How your organization can add events to the Community Calendar!

March 8: Planning a web site for your Non-Profit organization

April 12: Designing a web site for your Non-Profit organization

May 10: Building a web site for your Non-Profit organization

June 14: Preparing Images for the web

July 12: Marketing your Non-Profit web site (search engine submission and more!)

August 9: Maintaining your Non-Profit organization's web site

September 13: Digital photography - using digital cameras and digital camcorders


January's guest speaker was Debra Sanders from the Pennsylvania College of Technology. She presented a program about the various Microsoft office application and networking certification programs available through the Technology Transfer Center.

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.)