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  • Jim Scheef
    Mark, That s an excellent idea. It should be fairly easy to turn Evan s FAQ into an info brochure. Word or any desktop publishing program has the needed
    Message 1 of 6 , Apr 2, 2006
      Mark,

      That's an excellent idea. It should be fairly easy to turn Evan's FAQ into an
      info brochure. Word or any desktop publishing program has the needed
      template.

      Jim

      --- madodel <madodel@...> wrote:

      > Evan Koblentz wrote:
      >
      > > One more thing: this isn't final yet, but Jim and Bill and I (a while
      > ago)
      > > discussed how we will keep track of official members. What I think we'll
      > do
      > > is make a quarterly payment schedule. So anyone who joins in Jan-March
      > pays
      > > $20, Apri-June = 15, July-Sept. = 10, and Oct.-Dec. 5. That way won't
      > have
      > > to keep track of when everyone's year is done. We'll just put out a
      > fresh
      > > call for money starting in late December or so. Consider MARCH part of
      > your
      > > holiday gift-giving budget! Ideally this will remain as a mere suggested
      > > donation on our part, sort of like PBS or (more appropriately considering
      > > the audience) shareware -- "If you like what you get here, then please
      > help
      > > us pay for it." We are not requiring dues per se, but we'll continue to
      > > offer perks whenever possible to those who donate. That seems like a
      > good
      > > and fair way to run this club in my opinion.
      >
      > One thing I noticed wandering around the facility was that many of the
      > other groups (like the railroaders and the radioguys) had a 3 panel
      > pamphlet with information about themselves and why/how to join. March
      > should consider making one as well. They seemed to be very similar so
      > maybe InfoAge has a template for this. I know March had the single handout
      >
      > sheet but the tri-fold could be placed with all the others in the main
      > lobby.
      >
      > Mark
      >
      > --
      >
      > From the eComStation Desktop of: Mark Dodel
      >
      > Warpstock 2006 - Windsor, Ontario, Canada, October 12-15th,
      > http://www.warpstock.org
      > Warpstock Europe - http://www.warpstock.net
      >
      >
      > For a choice in the future of personal computing, Join VOICE -
      > http://www.os2voice.org
      >
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      > growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their
      > democratic State itself. That in it's essence, is Fascism - ownership of
      > government by an individual, by a group or by any controlling private
      > power." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Message proposing the Monopoly
      > Investigation, 1938
      >
    • Jim Scheef
      Evan, Why not put photos in the photo section? It makes them so much easier to view with the nice thumbnails... Jim
      Message 2 of 6 , Apr 2, 2006
        Evan,

        Why not put photos in the photo section? It makes them so much easier to view
        with the nice thumbnails...

        Jim

        --- Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

        > I put six photos from this weekend into the files section of our Yahoo
        > group
        > (photos taken by Mark Dodel, who is our OS/2 expert. Mark brought with him
        > an entire OS/2 collection. The collection will reside at our museum except
        > for when he takes part of it on tour for the Warpstock event a few times
        > each year.)
        >
        > The photos contain:
        > - Me and Andy with Mr. Grabbe
        > - The five esteemed (ha!) leaders: Jim, Andy, Bill, John, me (wishing that
        > I
        > had more hair and / or were taller!)
        > - Part of Frank O'Brien's Apollo display in the adjacent museum room
        > - Jim and John admiring Bill's Commodore posters while I'm caught off-guard
        > by the camera
        > - Half of one wall of our room, showing the display case loaned to us by
        > NJARC. On top are my Grid Compass 1101 and Epson HX-20, inside are a
        > Comodore 64, Atari 400, my //c, and a Mac, with a Tektronix 'scope on the
        > right side. The C-64, 400, Mac, and 'scope are from the club/Grabbe
        > collection.
        > - A picture of the ceremony in which the Army officially gives InfoAge the
        > facility and even a symbolic fake "key" to the place (even though
        > volunteers
        > have been working here for several years already!) ... From L > R are Mike
        > Ruance, chairman of InfoAge's board; Fred Carl, the CEO/prez and our main
        > point man for everything InfoAge; the mayor of Wall Township (she's sitting
        > behind Fred), Bob Judge, of the model railroad group and a long-time
        > volunteer; a state-level politician; and an Army guy.
        >
        > The best part of the event yesterday was seeing the reactions from local
        > townspeople (mostly senior citizens but a handful of younger people and
        > also
        > children.) No one seemed too impressed at our demo back in August last
        > year, but I guess we did a better job this time. Many people seemed very
        > impressed this time with our display and even moreso when we told them
        > "we're making a whole museum here" ... Several people also volunteered to
        > give us their old computers and to pass on word of our VCF to all their
        > nerdy friends. After the event finished, 14 or 15 people went to dinner
        > (paid for by InfoAge) which was a nice opportunity to get to know the other
        > club's leaders in a non-work environment.
        >
        > Now that April 1 is past, we can concentrate on VCF; the upcoming Trenton
        > show will be very simple for us.
        >
        > Post-VCF, we'll re-examine the "What now?" question. By then our club will
        > basically be settled as an organization -- with logistical experience,
        > hopefully some monetary savings, and a museum well underway. And since the
        > weather will be warm for at least another five months post-VCF, I'm
        > thinking
        > it's road trip time! We should organize informal get-togethers in places
        > beside InfoAge, as has been the call for a while. So we can plan things
        > for
        > the NY/CT area, the MD/VA/DC area, and the central PA area (hello lonely
        > Dan
        > in Pittsburgh!) ... I'd also like to plan that Boston road trip which we
        > discussed last year. We should also devise a solid plan for how we'll
        > organize the InfoAge museum -- let's start thinking about how we might
        > organize the collections into themed sections, and then we can make some
        > committees in charge of each section.
        >
        > One more thing: this isn't final yet, but Jim and Bill and I (a while ago)
        > discussed how we will keep track of official members. What I think we'll
        > do
        > is make a quarterly payment schedule. So anyone who joins in Jan-March
        > pays
        > $20, Apri-June = 15, July-Sept. = 10, and Oct.-Dec. 5. That way won't
        > have
        > to keep track of when everyone's year is done. We'll just put out a fresh
        > call for money starting in late December or so. Consider MARCH part of
        > your
        > holiday gift-giving budget! Ideally this will remain as a mere suggested
        > donation on our part, sort of like PBS or (more appropriately considering
        > the audience) shareware -- "If you like what you get here, then please help
        > us pay for it." We are not requiring dues per se, but we'll continue to
        > offer perks whenever possible to those who donate. That seems like a good
        > and fair way to run this club in my opinion.
        >
        > - Evan
        >
        >
        >
      • Evan Koblentz
        Because of the file size limit. It s just easier this way. _____ From: Jim Scheef [mailto:jscheef@yahoo.com] Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 11:24 PM To:
        Message 3 of 6 , Apr 2, 2006
          Because of the file size limit.  It's just easier this way.


          From: Jim Scheef [mailto:jscheef@...]
          Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2006 11:24 PM
          To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Some photos uploaded / important club update

          Evan,

          Why not put photos in the photo section? It makes them so much easier to view
          with the nice thumbnails...

          Jim

          --- Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:

          > I put six photos from
          this weekend into the files section of our Yahoo
          > group
          > (photos
          taken by Mark Dodel, who is our OS/2 expert.  Mark brought with him
          >
          an entire OS/2 collection.  The collection will reside at our museum except
          > for when he takes part of it on tour for the Warpstock event a
          few times
          > each year.)
          >
          > The photos contain:
          > - Me
          and Andy with Mr. Grabbe
          > - The five esteemed (ha!) leaders: Jim, Andy,
          Bill, John, me (wishing that
          > I
          > had more hair and / or were
          taller!)
          > - Part of Frank O'Brien's Apollo display in the adjacent museum
          room
          > - Jim and John admiring Bill's Commodore posters while I'm caught
          off-guard
          > by the camera
          > - Half of one wall of our room, showing
          the display case loaned to us by
          > NJARC. On top are my Grid Compass 1101
          and Epson HX-20, inside are a
          > Comodore 64, Atari 400, my //c, and a Mac,
          with a Tektronix 'scope on the
          > right side.  The C-64, 400, Mac, and
          'scope are from the club/Grabbe
          > collection.
          > - A picture of the
          ceremony in which the Army officially gives InfoAge the
          > facility and
          even a symbolic fake "key" to the place (even though
          > volunteers
          >
          have been working here for several years already!) ... From L > R are Mike
          > Ruance, chairman of InfoAge's board; Fred Carl, the CEO/prez and
          our main
          > point man for everything InfoAge; the mayor of Wall Township
          (she's sitting
          > behind Fred), Bob Judge, of the model railroad group and
          a long-time
          > volunteer; a state-level politician; and an Army
          guy.
          >
          > The best part of the event yesterday was seeing the
          reactions from local
          > townspeople (mostly senior citizens but a handful
          of younger people and
          > also
          > children.)  No one seemed too
          impressed at our demo back in August last
          > year, but I guess we did a
          better job this time.  Many people seemed very
          > impressed this time
          with our display and even moreso when we told them
          > "we're making a whole
          museum here" ... Several people also volunteered to
          > give us their old
          computers and to pass on word of our VCF to all their
          > nerdy
          friends.  After the event finished, 14 or 15 people went to dinner
          >
          (paid for by InfoAge) which was a nice opportunity to get to know the other
          > club's leaders in a non-work environment.
          >
          > Now
          that April 1 is past, we can concentrate on VCF; the upcoming Trenton
          >
          show will be very simple for us.
          >
          > Post-VCF, we'll re-examine the
          "What now?" question.  By then our club will
          > basically be settled
          as an organization -- with logistical experience,
          > hopefully some
          monetary savings, and a museum well underway.  And since the
          >
          weather will be warm for at least another five months post-VCF, I'm
          >
          thinking
          > it's road trip time!  We should organize informal
          get-togethers in places
          > beside InfoAge, as has been the call for a
          while.  So we can plan things
          > for
          > the NY/CT area, the
          MD/VA/DC area, and the central PA area (hello lonely
          > Dan
          > in
          Pittsburgh!) ... I'd also like to plan that Boston road trip which we
          >
          discussed last year.  We should also devise a solid plan for how we'll
          > organize the InfoAge museum -- let's start thinking about how we
          might
          > organize the collections into themed sections, and then we can
          make some
          > committees in charge of each section.
          >
          > One
          more thing: this isn't final yet, but Jim and Bill and I (a while ago)
          >
          discussed how we will keep track of official members.  What I think we'll
          > do
          > is make a quarterly payment schedule.  So anyone
          who joins in Jan-March
          > pays
          > $20, Apri-June = 15, July-Sept. =
          10, and Oct.-Dec.  5.  That way won't
          > have
          > to keep
          track of when everyone's year is done.  We'll just put out a fresh
          >
          call for money starting in late December or so.  Consider MARCH part of
          > your
          > holiday gift-giving budget!  Ideally this will
          remain as a mere suggested
          > donation on our part, sort of like PBS or
          (more appropriately considering
          > the audience) shareware -- "If you like
          what you get here, then please help
          > us pay for it."  We are not
          requiring dues per se, but we'll continue to
          > offer perks whenever
          possible to those who donate.  That seems like a good
          > and fair way
          to run this club in my opinion.
          >
          > - Evan
          >
          >
          >

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