Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter & Meeting Minutes

September 2000

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.

Committee Actions:

Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:

Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):

Robbie is taking our outdated systems apart for disposal of any unusable parts.

Computer / Internet News:

Open Discussion:


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.

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.)