June 13, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Warren King at 6:05 pm.

Board members present: Warren King, Donna Pikl, Richard Milewski, Ron Dixon, Henry Neugass, Donita
Zwolak. A quorum was present.

Minutes review:

A motion to accept the minutes of the May 9, 2023 meeting was made, seconded and carried.

Treasurer’s report:

Current total balance is $ 661.84. A payment of $190 was made to Center 50+ to cover the meeting room
rental thru June. A motion was made, seconded and carried that authorized Donna to pay the bill for the
next period

Old Business:

The discussion on attracting new members continued from last month. Since the rental of the facility is
$40 per month, we need about 15 members to maintain financial stability.
Richard mentioned that he had installed an electronic sign driven by an old Mac (donated by Ty) at Spark Studio. It contains a slide promoting SMUG. He suggested that we could perhaps do more locations as more old Macs are donated.

Other methods of advertising were discussed and as a result a motion was made, seconded and carried
to establish a FaceBook page & group (although there were some concern that today’s “younger crowd”
no longer uses Facebook). Henry volunteered to take on the task.

Standing items:

The July presentation will be on Apple One. The program for September will be short
presentations by members of their favorite apps or web sites.
There is no meeting in August. There was adiscussion on whether our program presentations were meeting the needs of the members and might be
a factor in attendance and membership. Ron will send a email to members asking for their suggestions for future presentations.
Tabled items:
  • Spark Studio – Nothing new to report.
  • Mentoring Program – Tabled indefinitely.
New Business:

There was a discussion about our difficulties with providing Zoom access to the members and Ron was
asked to sent an apology to the membership.

Action items:

Dues collection via website – No report.
By-laws – No report.

The meeting was adjourned @ 7:07 pm.

By: Ron Dixon, Secretary