The July meeting of the TI-Chips was opened and the Minutes from the June meeting were read. The treasurer's report was given by your's truly in Lin Shaw's absence. There was no Membership report.
Les Kee reported that he had sent communication to the individual who had been inquiring about obtaining copies of software from the TI-Chips' disk library. Les passed around a copy of the letter he had sent.
Scott Kee passed around a hardcopy sample of the Jim Peterson Achievement Awards nomination screen. The screen was accepted. Scott will have this interactive page available for the call for nominations on this August first. Scott will furnish me with the final URL for both the TI-Chips' site and the Jim Peterson nomination page. The URL will then be published with all calls for nominations. Scott credited much of his success in this endeavor with consultations with Tom Wills.
There was some discussion about simplification of the TI-Chips' URL. It was decided, in view of less costly alternatives, that the purchase of the TI-Chips Web domain name would be tabled. It was also decided that Scott was authorized to establish http://tichips.000k.net as our new Web site URL. This change will be announced by Scott when it has become official. Ron Markus advised us that www.tomheroes.com is an excellent site to visit for classic computer information.
Meeting discussion shifted to CCAG 2004. Harry Hoffman offered to provide a wooden tri-fold table for our demo system at the show. Bob Kaspar had offered, by E- mail, to try to bring an additional table for the show. Since Bob was unable to attend, I said I would contact him to accept his kind offer.
There were several suggestions regarding our participation in CCAG 2004. It was suggested by Bob Kaspar, and agreed to by those attending that providing 5¼" floppy disks with TI-99/4A operational software was a good idea. Ron Markus said, if he is able to locate the master disk for the "Missing Link", he would make several copies to give away at the show. Ron said he will give the copies to Harry to take to CCAG 2004. Thanks for the offer Ron. I said I would have the standard TI-Chips fliers available at the show. Lucille Mayer suggested we also provide informational "calling cards" at the show. Lucy reasoned that attendees are more likely to keep a card rather than a full sheet flier. The "calling cards" will be produced. (Once again, go to www.ccagshow.com for show details.)
Jack Koryta won the 50:50 raffle. Congratulations Jack.
The next meeting of the TI-Chips was announced for Saturday, August 21 in the Storytime Room of the North Royalton branch library from 10:00 until noon.