Paradise Computer Club
Minutes from Meetings
MINUTES ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING JANUARY 13, 2018
President Dan Buell called the meeting to order at 9:05 am.
Dan welcomed everyone and asked if there were any new members present.
There were 6 new members in attendance.
Dan mentioned that he would put a copy of the Minutes from the December meeting on the table up front, should anyone want to read them. He said they were also available on the website.
He stated that today the meeting would be in the format of a round table discussion. Everyone was encouraged to find a table with the subject matter they had an interest in. There would be a monitor at that table who would take notes on the items discussed with the idea of, if there was sufficient interest, having a SIG at a later date. There were 5 tables. Table 1- Smart Phones & Tablets, Table 2 - Email, Pictures & Files, Table 3 - Genealogy & DNA, Table 4 - The Cloud and 5th Table – Personal Intelligent Assistants.
Treasurer’s report was given by Loretta Rippee in the absence of Donna Blanchette. The balance is $8,291.81.
Membership reported that there are 25 household members for the 2017/18 period so far.
Dan the introduced the Board members who were present. Loretta Rippee, Vice President, Jan Lynse, Membership, Dennis Downer, Dayton Baraw, IT Techs, Valerie Miller, Secretary and Anne Peabody, Webmaster.
Old Business – There was no old business to discuss.
New Business – Sally Smith, Past President mentioned that the Computer Club met the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Tom Haller will be the presenter on January 27th and the topic will be “Taking photos on smart phones and Androids”. She stated that there are many setting on the phones that most people are unaware of.
Sally also mention that Tom will be by the fountain area on January 19th prior to the Encore Dance that evening. He will be taking pictures for anyone who would like one at a cost of $10 for 2 - 5” x 7” photos.
Dan encouraged everyone to give their email address to Gina in the Activities Office so they can be included in the email blasts she sends out. This way they will be notified of upcoming events.
There being no further business to discuss, Ann Peabody called for a motion to adjourn, this was seconded by Dayton Baraw, and motion was passed. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 am.
Valerie Miller, Secretary
MINUTES ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING FEBRUARY 10, 2018
President Dan Buell called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.
Dan welcomed everyone and asked if there were any new members present. There were no new members in attendance.
Donna stated that since she had just returned from a vacation the only figures she had were as of December 31, 2017. At that time there was a balance of $8,291.81. Donna mentioned that there were 3 bills to be paid from the Genealogy Group. One for $51.50, $47.90 and $49.95.
Dan called for a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report and the motion passed.
Jan reported that there were 48 paid members of which 39 were households and 15 were new members.
There was no old business to report.
Sally Smith stated that a new slate of officers for next year needed to be voted on in March.
Dan Buell has served as President for 2 years and needs a replacement.
Donna said the club may want to have a treasurer who is in the Park for months than she is able to come.
Valerie said she would be willing to serve as Secretary for another year.
Sally said as Past President, it was her job to find replacements and so she would be making phone calls to members in the coming week.
Dan mentioned that the Board had arranged for Miranda Garcia of the Postal Service to speak at the February 24th meeting. Miranda will speak on postal scams, internet, phones, ID theft and protecting your privacy.
Dan also reminded everyone that the Saturday meetings are open to all residents of the Park.
Sally mentioned that on Wednesday, February 21st, there will be a SIG on Google maps.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:25 am.
PARADISE R.V. COMPUTER CLUB GENERAL MEETING, MARCH 10, 2018
Vice President Loretta Rippee called the meeting to order at 9:00 am.
Loretta said that Dan Buell was unable to attend today.
Loretta asked if there were any new guests in attendance. No new people were in attendance.
Loretta said that the Minutes from the last meeting had been posted on the web site and asked if there were any comments or corrections.
There were none and so a motion was made and seconded to accept the Minutes as posted. Vote was taken and motion passed.
Donna reported a bank balance of $8,239.46. Genealogy has $126.39, Emergency Equipment $5,000 in savings and $50 in Petty Cash for a working capital of $3,063.07.
Jan reported that there are 50 members of which 15 are new.
Loretta reported there was a new slate of officers for next year as follows:
President - Loretta Rippee
Vice President - Glennis Boyd
Treasurer – Donna Blanchette
Secretary – Valerie Miller
Loretta asked if there were any other nominations from the floor. There were none.
Sally Smith moved to accept the slate of officers as presented. Motion was seconded by Rita Connor. Vote was taken and motion passed.
Donna moved that Loretta Rippee, Dan Buell, and herself be appointed as the signing officers on the Club’s bank account. Motion was seconded. Vote taken and motion passed.
Loretta mentioned that there would be no more I Phone or I Pad SIG’s for this season.
Loretta asked if there was any other old business to be discussed. There was none.
A member asked whether the dues could be reduced from the $15 to $10? The reason was because of the large balance in the account.
Dennis Downer explained that the $5,000 is for equipment replacement. Since the park’s insurance would not cover any loss to
our equipment should there be a fire or any other damage, this money would be used for replacements.
The working capital is staying stable and there will be expenses coming up for upgrading the system to Windows 10 and the purchase of a portable screen for video presentations.
Rita Connor said that the $15 was per household and where there were two people that was just $7.50 per person per year. Other clubs in the Resort were much higher.
Sally moved that the dues remain at $15 per unit. Motion was seconded, vote taken. Motion passed.
Loretta reminded everyone that the next meeting on March 24 would have a presentation by George Swayze on motion detection cameras in the home that are connected to your phone.
There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 am.
Valerie C. Miller, Secretary.