Williamsport Area Computer Club
Newsletter & Meeting Minutes
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 10, at 7 PM, in the Winters Room of the James V. Brown Library, 19 East Fourth Street, Williamsport.
Clyde Phillips from Compu-Gen will speak about Windows ME.
Members please note that nominations for offices for election in November will be accepted at this time.
Our last meeting was called to order by Vice-President Kathy Kolb on September 12, 2000. Treasurer John Yarosz reported that the Club held $612.65 and that the account was now at Northern States Bank.
Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:
- Robbie is moving our web site to http://www.lycoming.org/wacc and Jim will be given access to edit the pages. Redirection links will eventually be placed on our Sunlink pages.
- Kathy had copies of the club poster, including the new URL, made at Staples, and we authorized that the $7.42 cost would be paid from the treasury. Geoff and Mike will be asked to help distribute the posters to local businesses.
- John suggested that we approach local retailers about a discount for club members. However, there are probably not enough of us to make this worthwhile.
- Kathy announced that our November guest speaker will be Rob Colley from Hoyer's Photo, with a presentation about digital video cameras and digital editing technology.
- Geoff is still trying to get Richard M. Stallman of the Free Software Foundation to come to Williamsport.
Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):
Robbie is taking our outdated systems apart for disposal of any unusable parts.
Computer / Internet News:
Muriel Hykes gave an informal talk about her experience with online stock trading. She uses a free program called Stockview which allows her to organize stocks in folders and provides alerts when prices go above or below levels she selects. She has also found that Yahoo has the best stock charts, providing historical data from one day to the entire lifetime of the company. Also, Kathy Kolb pointed out that fantasy stock-trading games, available at various places such as Yahoo and C|Net, are useful as a learning experience because they use real data but don't cost you any money.
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