Meeting minutes / Newsletter - May 1997
Kathy Kolb, President, called the meeting to order, followed by an
introduction of new guests. Last months meeting minutes were accepted as
Willis Beaver, Treasurer reported $391.73 in our account, having 37 paid
Club Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Membership / Home Page:
Kathy read club related e-mail received during the course of the month. 
We decided not to use any of the AOL e-mail addresses given to the club due
to the spamming issue.
We will resume Advertising the Club meetings in the Williamsport Sun
Gazette computer classifieds.
Sharon will add the local "Shopper" papers to our fax list.
Bylaws, etc.:
No news.
The Milton Amateur Radio Club and Susquehanna Valley Amateur Radio Club
will be hosting a Hamfest at Winfield on June 8th. The fee is $4.00 at the
gate and $5.00 Tailgate fee. Kathy asked that anyone going take along a
stack of our club posters. 
Computer Recycling:  (giving old computers new homes): 
The First Southern Baptist Church accepted a 14,400 modem donated by the
club from it's collection of parts.
Bill Twadell donated a software program called Atomic Clock
Lou Khuns donated a 386 Motherboard and a Hard Drive
North Central PA computer networking / Freenet site:
Andy Hughes reported that volunteers are desperately need for the JVB
Computer Literacy Program for Seniors. At present, there are 45 students
and only 15 tutors a ratio of 2.5 to 1! This involves one-on-one tutoring
for Windows95, MS Works Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Database and the
Internet. Scheduling will be determined between the senior and the tutor.
Anyone interested, please contact Andy at or 323-6055. 
The James V. Brown Library is offering web space and web page design
training to area non-profit organizations. Two training sessions - one for
board members and directors, and one for the people who will be producing
the pages for the JVB Community Net project, are scheduled for May. 
Help: (offering help to computer users who need it)
Our program this month included help for those present. 
Kathy read a letter from a local computer user asking about all the
abbreviations (MMX, X2, K6, etc...) used in computer jargon today and what
they mean. Kathy will try to have a future speaker address the questions.
Local BBS / ISP / Computer Retailer news:
A discussion was held regarding the diminishing BBS's due to the popularity
of the Web. 
Other Concerns:
Kathy informed us that we were contacted by Dayton Microcomputer
Association regarding the club's usage of their trademarked word
"Computerfest". A discussion was held about how to go about handling it.
Kathy will change all references of that term on our web site to something
else that means a computer related flea market show, without using the
three terms they have trademarked.
As is our goal for one month out of every three, we held a forum for new
computer users. Help was offered on various topics. Most questions
addressed were regarding the Internet and online issues. 16 bit versions of
Trumpet winsock existing on a 32 bit Win95 systems appear to be giving many
people trouble.
Program for the June meeting will be Corey Kepler from Compu-Gen with a
presentation on computer technology. 
For July, we have Dave Miller from the Boy Scouts scheduled. Dave will tell
us about the Scout's "Computer Merit Badge".
We are recruiting a Chairperson to organize our monthly programs. If anyone
has ideas or suggestions for future programs, please let us know!
Meeting Adjourned. - Minutes compiled by Club secretary Sharon Souter.
Next meeting date: Tuesday, June 10, 1997 - 7 pm, At Lycoming College
Academic Center Room B309 
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Kathy Kolb - 326-7529 (voice) - (email) 
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