[Lvlug] Getting organized...
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 00:37:09 -0500
I am not sure non-profit is what we want to achieve right now. My understanding of
non-profit is an organization that acquires some income which is not for business
gain, but is supposed to be filtered back to benefit the community. In addition to
creating a consititution and electing officers, I have also been told we would need
a board of directors not affiliated with our organization to oversee the LVLUG. That
being the case, the LVLUG then becomes something completely different than was
intended from the get go (at least my reasons for getting together as I will not speak
for anyone else).
I think if we want to take the LVLUG to the "next level" it would be more profitable
to form a closer relationship with the LVCG. Randy Plessor, the president,is
already seeking Non-Profit status for the group. His long term goals are to
purchase or lease a building for their use. Just a thought.
Perhaps we can look into meeting at a public Library. The Linux SIG meeting this
past week was at the Whitehall Public Library and went pretty well. There was a
private room in which we met. Jeff Zartler could probably give us more information
on how we could reserve such a location.
When Linc and I first got together, we intended membership to the LVLUG to be
free. If we decide to meet in a public place (i.e.; restaurant) meetings may no
longer be free. I do not have a problem with this, but this must be decided by
Tom, your ideas are great, and perhaps it would be the direction to take the
group. I am curious how other members feel.
Daniel S. Washko