The major task of the Vice President is to locate speakers for the meetings. With our rural location this can be tough to do.
One of my suggestions is to make each SIG responsible for one presentation a year.
We have another suggestion to change the bylaws to allow us to pay a $50 honorarium for a speaker. Currently we are barred from paying anything.
We also have been providing free advertising to a number of local businesses on the Computer Link. I propose a change that would require those businesses to give a presentation once a year on a subject of their choosing which would not directly promote their business (in other words, they are free to mention their business and what they do, that’s the purpose, but the topic should not be a sales pitch)
There also is a suggestion in the Bylaws for forming a committee to locate speakers, but with the level of volunteerism we have a the moment, I don’t see that happening. Any other thoughts?