The April meeting of the TI-Chips was opened and the minutes from the March meeting were read and accepted. Lin Shaw was unable to attend. Therefore, as per his request, I gave the Treasurer's report in his stead. There were no membership or disk library reports at this meeting.
Harry Hoffman brought in color printouts of electronic newsletters On CUE, The Chicago Times and the MAUG for us to look at. (Providing we promised to return them to Harry when we were finished.) These publications were all very impressive and informative.
Harry also reported that Nina Mae was now home, and will be continuing some of her physical therapy sessions at home. We all wished success to Nina and Harry.
I said I will continue to try to get pictures of all TI-Chips members posted on the Members Gallery page. I'll just have to dig through my old files to locate either actual photographs or scanned digitized files to submit to our webmaster Craig Getty for posting. I'll also continue to bring in my digital camera to record events and people at our meetings.
We discussed the "New Membership Initiation Fee". It was decided that the one time $10 fee will remain in effect for all new members to the TI-Chips.
I reminded those in attendance that voting for the Jim Peterson Achievement Awards was rapidly coming to a close. The deadline for voting is April 30th at midnight, EDT. I gave the Chips a brief peek at the leading contenders in each of the award categories. The 2001 Jim Peterson Achievement Award winners will be announced during the first week of May, and the awards will be mailed shortly after that.
We discussed attending and participating in CCAG 2001 (Classic Computer And Game Show), in Lorain, Ohio, on June 30th. It was noted that all we needed was a 13" or larger color TV to run our club's TI-99/4A system at the CCAG. Both Deanna Sheridan and Harry Hoffman said they would try to coordinate bringing a TV to the show for us to use. Thanks, Deanna and Harry.
I reported on an e-mail I received through the OLUG that Rev. John Bull has decided to give all of his TI-99/4A equipment to Ernie Pergrem of the Chicago Users Group. It was good to know that a much revered TI'er's system will be going to a good home.
Jack Koryta won this month's 50:50 raffle. Congratulations, Jack.
The next meeting of the TI-Chips will be from 10:00 till noon, on May 19th in the Story Time Room at the North Royalton branch library.