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January 2008 Business Meeting Minutes

The following DPRG officers were in attendance:

  • Ron Grant, President
  • Doug Emmes, Vice President
  • Martin Meier, Treasurer
  • Ed Paradis, Secretary
  • Steve Rainwater, Web Master (Advisor)

Minutes of the January 15, 2008 DPRG Board of Directors Meeting

  • Doug will have a preliminary calender of events for 2008 by the next meeting
  • The officers appointed Steve Rainwater as webmaster and Kip Moravec as postmaster
  • Ron will contact the All-Con organizers with a proposal to do one panel on Saturday and one panel on Friday with a semi attended, automated table
  • The club will not have a formal electronics recycle drive, but will tell members to bring stuff for recycling to the Feb. Meeting
  • The officers agree to pursue holding meetings at the Warehouse
  • Doug will look into designing a new banner, possibly with more color
  • Ron will find out the costs of a new banner
  • Ron will create vector artwork of the current logo (angry tuxbot) for use on banners and other materials
  • Steve will contact graphic designers who could make a new logo for the club
  • The officers discussed building relationships with professors and club at UTD and UTA and decided that the club should try to do this in 2008
  • The club will meet at The Science Place for talent show event for better interaction with the public, but all other meetings will be at the Warehouse if possible
  • The officers decided that the physical mailing address will not change from its current location
  • The paper work to address the Suite number change for the physical address needs to be sent in during 2008
  • A proposal was made to hold officer meetings via IRC or other on-line chat, but not decided
  • The officers agreed that the club should have a presence at the Austin Makers Faire
  • Ron will talk to Jim Tanner about having DPRG members host workshops at Tanner's Electronics to both help Tanner's out for donating prizes and to gain publicity for the club.

Ed Paradis
DPRG Secretary

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