The December meeting and annual Christmas party was opened, and the minutes from the November meeting were read. There were no Treasurer's or Membership reports.
It was announced that William (Billy) Hoffman, son of Nina Mae (our President) and Harry (our newsletter Editor) Hoffman, died on November 26th. The TI-Chips had a funeral floral arrangement sent to William's memorial mass. It was also announced that Reverend John H. Bull, author of "Contract Bridge" for the TI-99/4A and winner of the Jim Peterson Achievement Award for TI-99/4A software (Class of 2000), died on December 6th. The TI-Chips' heart felt condolences are offered to both the Hoffman and Bull families.
Les Kee reported that he had not received any responses from the posted request for information and / or assistance with the proposed archiving of our extensive TI-99/4A software and documentation library. I said I would post our request on OLUG and comp.sys.ti once again.
Les presented his proposed policy for filling orders for copies of disks from our library. Les proposed that there will be a $2.00 processing charge per disk and the shipping and handling fee schedule will be as follows:
Those in attendance agreed that these charges were reasonable. I offered to have all payments for disk copying sent directly to my home address for processing: Glenn Bernasek, Secretary, TI-Chips, 13246 Harper Road, Strongsville, OH 44149-3942
Les also presented a disclaimer he will enclose with each TI-Chips' library catalog ordered. Les' disclaimer was discussed and approved.
It was announced, once again, that the February 2003 meeting of the TI-Chips will be held on the SECOND Saturday, February 8th.
At this time, the business part of the meeting was closed with the announcement that The next meeting of the TI-Chips will be held on January 18, 2003, in the Story Time Room of the North Royalton branch library, from 10:00 AM 'till noon.
Although the attendance was somewhat lighter than expected, everyone enjoyed the company, conversation and party goodies. Ada Markus spoiled us, as usual, with her delicious baked goods. Thanks, Ada! Party pictures were taken and sent to club members via separate E-mail.
Per TI-Chips' tradition, a tray full of Christmas party goodies was made for the North Royalton library staff at the conclusion of the event.
Les Kee won the monthly 50:50 raffle. Congratulations, Les.