A Regular Meeting of the DACS Board of Directors was held at the DACS RC on February 11, 2002. Present were Messrs. Bovaird, Buoy, Cohen, Greger, Neary, Ostergren, Pearson, Scheef and Setaro and Mrs. Gaberel.President Ostergren presided, The minutes of the last meeting held January 7 were approved with corrections.
Treasurer Bovaird reported total cash and bank accounts of $20,822.75, less prepaid dues of $7,731.00, a net of $13,091.75. He also reported current membership of 467. Foregoing bank accounts include two CDs totaling $10,819.00, leaving available working cash of $2,272.73, advisability of moving some of the CDs to a Money Market Account was discussed. Rates of return will be explored prior to the maturity of either of the CDs and before any further action is taken.
Jim Scheef then demonstrated various
aspects of the new email system installed on the server at the
RC, facilitating communication between members of the Board and
With respect to DACS membership growth, it was suggested that members be canvassed for those who may be willing to and capable of making presentations, either on behalf of DACS itself or on DACS-oriented subjects, to business or service oriented groups. In addition, the possibility of expanding the DACS 'market' to subjects such as digital photography, transcribing and editing of analog video and sound sources to digital media and MP3 and other formats of music downloading, was discussed. The possibility of a sort of "potluck" General Meeting, where members could demonstrate favorite shareware, utilities, etc., was also put forth.
Jim Scheef then reprised the set-up of the email system at the RC,emphasizing default passwords and the method of changing same, and the possibilities of expanding the system to handle general (email) mailings to the membership and within SIGs.
President Ostergren updated the meeting with regard to the status of the continued involvement of Shirley Fredlund with the Voice for Joanie SIG and hoped-for support of DACS volunteers.