Meeting Minutes

21 March 1978

Time: 1905

Place: Burien Empire Electronics

The meeting was held at Empire Electronics in Burien. Val Golding called the meeting to order at 7:05 and led the introductions to the 17 members present. The treasurers report indicated a bank balance of $73. 50, of which 33.55 is earmarked for preplanned expenditures.  Burt Webb reported on the 19″ color monitor s discussed at the previous meeting. They were made in Canada and designed for use in pubs and arcades. There is a limited number and would cost about $200. Val located a dealer with Mostek 16K chips available for $320 0r less.

A decision was made and carried to establish all annual dues rate of $5.00; $4.00 for the balance of 1978. Val was voted approval to continue negotiations with software houses whereby the club could obtain outside programs for the library. Questions came up about release forms but nothing was resolved.

Don Williams advised his availability for teaching assembly language classes. Details will be worked out. The DAK 8 minute cassettes have not arrived yet; some are still availilble at $.75. The meeting broke for discussion at 8:15.

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Bill Martens

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.