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HAL-PC Board of Directors

Houston Area League of PC Users
Minutes for July 16, 2013
Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 pm
Houston Area League of PC Users, Inc.
4543 Post Oak Place
Houston, Texas 77027

HAL-PC Executive Committee

Annette Story, President
Bill Jameson, First V.P SIGs
Ruben Garza, V.P. Programs
Mike Wilson, V.P. Communications (Absent)              
Andrew Nairn, Treasurer (Absent)
Jim Story, Membership Secretary
Alan Herd, Recording Secretary
Donna LeNoir, Executive Committee
Elizabeth Lunden, Executive Committee (Absent)

Executive Committee Meeting

I.  Call to Order at 6:13 pm: Annette Story
II. Review of Minutes: Annette Story
III. Information to Members via Website: Donna LeNoir
     • Moving Headquarters of HAL-PC - Inevitable
              • Parking no longer adequate during the 8:00 to 5:00 day
                 required for workshops, SIGs and classes during work day hours
               • Increase in rent to $10,000/month ($1,500/month more
                  than previous rate)
               • includes cost of utilities such as light, heat and A/C
   • Net Operating Loss                                          
   • Revenue from 2,100 Paid Memberships approximately $8,750/month
                • Revenue from HALNet approximately $7,000/month
                • Rent, Salaries and Operating expenses approximately
                • Moving expenses approximately $35,000
                • Crisis is HERE: Active Crisis Management now in Effect
                • HAL-PC can only function if there is enough VOLUNTEER
                   PARTICIPATION to operate
                • Alternative to volunteer participation is substantial increase in
                   membership fees or
                   substantial increase in total paid memberships or
                   substantial increase in other sources of revenue
                   (such as pay-to-attend workshops and classes)
IV. Review of report from Travis Taylor Real Estate Representatives
                 • 11 sites described and reviewed in detail
                 • principal concerns expressed were location, rental costs,
                    utility costs, parking 8:00 to 5:00
                 • get more information on additional prospects closer to
                    West Loop 610 inside the Rt 8 beltway           
V. Motion to Adjourn Regular Session of Executive Committee:
    moved - Donna LeNoir, second - Bill Jameson: PASS
    Meeting Adjourned at 8:05 pm