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March 10, 2005

Meeting opened at 7:40 PM.

In attendance were: Bob Ekman, Roald Schrack, Jim Beller, Maureen Guiffre Betsy Robbins, Mike Cannon, Mary Alice McDonough, Arthur Casanova, Ken Rothermel, Jonathan Walker, Pat Nucci, William Armbruster.

1) Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted with corrections.

2) Betsy Robbins reported on the City Website. 100 images from the student art show at Glenview Mansion were put on the website. Also added were background materials related to the Compensation Commission, Calendar of the forthcoming election, and Hometown Holidays information. Rocknet was up, receiving an average of 661 events/day. There appeared to be a very large number of hits on the web camera suggesting that someone had watched the site for a number of hours.

3) Bob Ekman reported that Rockville Housing Enterprises was moving its website to Rocknet. Lyris had some unusual problems with the listserve for the West End Civic Association. Some domain names do not get resolved when being sent out by Lyris but will get through when sent independently of Lyris. There was extended discussion of possible causes.

4) Jonathan reported on the meeting held earlier (at 6:30) at the Red Brick Courthouse that concerned the Wi-Fi program. There was good attendance and the group plans to meet again next month. Jonathan plans to take a survey at the forthcoming Science Day (April 24) to determine public interest in Wi-Fi. He handed out a flyer that was used at the earlier meeting. A possible newsletter insert was discussed.

5) New Business: It was inquired if there were adequate pencils to give away at Science day. Bob Ekman handed out Science Day flyers. There was discussion of possible exhibits at Science Day. Mike suggested "podcasting". Pat Nucci asked about Rocknet hosting the Rockshire Homeowners website. He also said that there was some interest in getting Wi-Fi for the neighborhood.

The meeting adjourned at 9:07 PM.

Reported submitted by:

Roald A. Schrack