Williamsport Area Computer Club

Newsletter / Meeting Minutes

May 1998

President Dan Yoas called the meeting to order at 7 PM, May 12, 1998.

There were no corrections to April's minutes.

Committee Reports:

Advertising / Awareness / Public Relations / Home Page:

Computer Show / Swap Meet:

Computer Recycling (finding charitable uses for old computers):

Other Business:

Computer Networking / ISP News:

Help / General Computer Discussion:


Our program for this month was an idea suggested by Kathy: Web Site Show and Tell. Everyone was encouraged to bring a sample printout of their favorite web sites, or e-mail the URLs to Jim if they were unable to attend. The following are some of the sites mentioned, in no particular order:

ICQ communications utility http://www.icq.com
ESPN SportsZone Fantasy Baseball http://games-espn.sportszone.com/cgi/flb/Request.dll?FRONTPAGE
Edward R. Hamilton Bookseller http://www.hamiltonbook.com
Microsoft NetShow conferencing software http://www.microsoft.com/netshow
Microsoft Knowledge Base http://www.microsoft.com/kb/
Amazon.com Books http://www.amazon.com
C|Net http://www.cnet.com
MSNBC http://www.msnbc.com
Online Auctions http://www.ebay.com
Internet Tour Bus http://www.tourbus.com
Entertainment News Daily http://www.entertainmentnewsdaily.com/
Space Online http://www.flatoday.com/space/
The Ultimate Band List http://www.ubl.com
Yahoo! Finance http://quote.yahoo.com
Discover Brokerage Direct http://discoverbrokerage.com
The Motley Fool Investment News http://fool.com
Complete Paintings of Jan Vermeer http://www.ccsf.caltech.edu/~roy/vermeer/thumb.html
CMU Humanities Server http://english-www.hss.cmu.edu/
C|Net News http://news.com
Comet Observation Page http://encke.jpl.nasa.gov
US Patent Server http://patent.womplex.ibm.com
Susquehanna Valley Amateur Astronomers http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hangar/2999/svaa.html
Newspapers on the Web http://www.yahoo.com/News_and_Media/Newspapers/
Daily Devotionals http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Religion/Faiths_and_Practices/Christianity/Devotionals/

Treasurer's Report:

Our balance as of the meeting date is $430.06. During April, we paid $11.46 to the Sun-Gazette for a classified ad, and one person paid dues.

The meeting ran until after 8:30 PM. Total attendance was 12 people, including two newcomers. The low attendance was attributed to the fact that the weather was pleasant for the first time in many weeks.

Future Programs
June 9 Cellular One -- Internet Access via Cellular Phone
July 14 Summer Break at Benjies -- Social Night, No Business Meeting
August 11 Beginner's Night
September 8 Voice Recognition (tentative!)
October 13 SkyCable -- DirecPC (tentative!)
November 10 Election of Officers
December 8 Topic Open -- Volunteers Needed!

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@csrlink.net
Mailing List Send a message to wacc-chat-request@sunlink.net with the word subscribe in the subject

The next meeting is Tuesday, June 9, at 7 PM, in the Lycoming College Academic Center room B309.

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