The June meeting of the TI-Chips was opened and the Minutes from the May meeting were read and accepted. Lin Shaw gave the Treasurer's report. There was no Membership report at this time.
Les Kee said he would issue a disclaimer with all orders for copies of disks in our library. Les will say that all copies will be sent in an "As is" status. This means that he will provide copies of the disks in our library in the exact format that they are stored. (i.e., SSSD disks will make SSSD copies.) Les passed around a printout of an example of a letter he will send in advance of any disk orders.
Bob Kaspar donated 100 (5¼" floppy disks) to Les Kee to help him process any copying orders he might receive. Thank you for your generous gift Bob!
Scott Kee, our Web Master, passed around a sample printout of an interactive nomination page for the Jim Peterson Achievement Awards. The format is clear and easy to understand. It looks like the interactive pages for the Jim Peterson Awards might be ready for posting this August 1. Good work Scott.
There was also an active discussion regarding the possibility of simplifying our URL. Since our site is a free site, we are "stuck" with a cumbersome address. Scott said we might be able to shorten the URL (i.e., www.ti-chips.org), but this would come at a cost. We would have to purchase the domain name. Scott gave us some cost estimates, and the majority of those in attendance voted to authorize Scott to do an Internet search to see if "ti-chips" is available for a domain name. We also authorized Scott to enter into a domain purchase contract once all associated costs have been evaluated and approved by the membership.
I reported that an application has been submitted to the library to reserve the Storytime meeting room through June 2005. The meeting dates applied for are: July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18 (Christmas party in the Large meeting room.), January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21 and June 18.
I also reported that the 2004 Classic Computer And Game show is planned for October 23, 2004, from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm at St. Paul's Presbyterian church in Mentor, Ohio. More information can be found at: www.ccagshow.com. Those in attendance voted to have the TI-Chips participate in the event. I said I would make the necessary reservations for our group. Harry Hoffman offered to provide a monitor for demonstrations of our TI- 99/4A system. Harry also offered to help in the set up of our table at the show. Thanks Harry!
The next meeting of the TI-Chips will be on July 17, from 10 am to noon, in the Storytime room of the North Royalton branch library.