February 17, 2008


The February 17, 2008 meeting of the Golden Triangle PC Club had a total of 29 members, and 14 visitors in attendance.

Dr. Sam Giglio conducted the discussion group prior to the meeting in which members and visitors participated in discussions regarding various aspects of computer problems.

At 2;30, Don Schoening, Club President, called the meeting to order.

Don Shoening introduced the speaker, Ira Wilsker who presented Part II of Free Software Utilities.

Some of the free software that he discussed were:

Shoot the Messenger


Shields Up


Cute pdf.com

Giveaway of the day

Open Ofice.org


Norton Security Suite 360

Belarc Advisor


Cyber Defender

Ira announced that there would be conferences of APCUG held in various cities in the United States. He said that San Antonio and Austin are also cities that are being considered for future conferences.

Ira thanked Ira Monroe for providing copies of computer related articles out of the Examiner and other publications and provides them to those in attendance.

Jerry McDaniel said that both Office Depot locations that previously donated items for the drawings would no longer be able to donate items.

The yearly election of officers was held. The following positions were up for election: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. It was explained that officers must be members in good standing in order to fill the office and that they will be in the office for one year.

The floor was opened for nominations. The following are the results of the election:

President - Don Schoening (Nominated by Dr. Sam Giglio, seconded by Ric Johnson)

Vice President - Dr. Sam Giglio - (Nominated by Dr. Sam Giglio, seconded by Don Schoening)

Treasurer - Jerry McDaniel - (Nominated by Don Schoening, seconded by Dr. Sam Giglio)

Secretary - Adam Balla - (Nominated by Dr. Sam Giglio, seconded by Jerry McDaniel)

Angela Walker was also nominated for the office of Secretary by Don Schoening. Angela declined the Position.

The following were winners of Door Prizes:

Adam Balla - $10.00 gift card from Gander Mountain

Don Schoening - Norton 360 All in One Security Provided by Ira Wilsker

Jerry McDaniel - Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Ver 1.1 Provided by Ira Wilsker

Billy Dunlap - Trend Micro Internet Security Pro Provided by Ira Wilsker

Paul Keedy - Roxio F M Radio with batteries Provided by Ira Wilsker

The meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by
Alice Sibert
GTPCC Secretary