SCOUG OS/2 For You - January 1999
The President's Message
by Terry Warren
Now that the new year has arrived, it seems appropriate to take a look at some of the things that are in store for SCOUG in 1999.
First, scheduled for our March meeting is the annual election of officers. You will be hearing much more about this important event. I encourage each of you to take a more active role in helping to shape our club's policies and activities.
In particular, our Treasurer, Tom Emerson, will not be running for re-election, so we are in need of someone, preferably with appropriate experience, to assume these duties - undoubtedly a "challenging" board position. If you or anyone you know has the time to devote to the club's business, please let us know (Bert Langer is handling the election commit-tee duties or talk to any board member). Feel free to ask us questions or, better yet, attend the next board meeting, which, by the way, will be on Wednesday, January 27th, at Bert Langer's house in Tustin.
Some of the plans that have been talked about for the last couple of months regarding SIG meetings have (somewhat) solidified. The Internet SIG will continue to meet via IRC and Dave Watson is going to be doing these chats on a weekly basis. So, if you're interested in tuning in, join the Tuesday night chats at about 7 PM on the #SCOUG channel; check Dave's SIG web page for more details.
Board member Sheridan George has researched a number of potential off site locations and, based on his findings, the board has chosen his school as the trial site for the Network SIG and Help Desk meetings which will resume in February. They will both meet on the third Monday of the month, also starting a 7 PM. A map will be posted in the February newsletter and on our web site. By the way, the online Help Desk IRCs will also be continued on Monday nights at 7 PM. Tune in to these if you have questions or problems that can addressed online, or if you can answer questions and/or solve other's problems.
The web site Help Desk email list will also be available soon. Anyone can post a question to this list and receive answers from other list subscribers. This feature, along with other web site enhancements that Rollin has designed for 1999, will be demonstrated at the January meeting.
Peter Skye is soon "retiring" from writing for the newsletter which means that we are recruiting fresh talent to create new material. Peter's contributions (especially the interviews; his final one will run next month) will be greatly missed and we should all take the time to thank him for his prolific prose over the last few years (and maybe indicate that we hope this decision is not a permanent one).
The board has decided to submit a proposal for hosting Warpstock '99. Steve Schiffman is in charge of a committee to produce the proposal and has already presented a couple of creative concepts for our bid. Anyone interested in assisting with this process should talk to Steve. We will also most likely be repeating the popular Open House meeting, again probably in September or October (depending on Warpstock) and it's never too early to start thinking about this event.
In addition, we are expecting the usual high quality meeting presentations that Mark Abramowitz always arranges. But, as always, if you have suggestions on what you would like to see, please let Mark know. The monthly meetings will also continue to feature Paul Wirtz's General Interest SIG and Rollin's Programming SIG and the ever popular raffles (although I doubt that we can ever top last month's plethora of prizes).
As you can see, we have a busy year ahead and there will undoubtedly be a few "surprises" along the way too. Hope to see all of you at each meeting.
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