Bill Pappas


Software Development efforts continue to take place for the systems we will need when we have a second wood shop location. Testing has started on the new environment using Microsoft Azure and SQL Server in the cloud so that the front desk applications can be accessed simultaneously from both locations.

The financial module of the front desk will be replaced by commercial Point of Sale system named LightSpeed!

Planning for IT requirements for the second shop continues!  IT Site surveys of the new shop and IT requirements have been made. Internet and phone service has been ordered through Comcast Business.

Last year we obtained access to products through the Microsoft Non-Profit Program. One of the products is Microsoft Share Point a content sharing tool. We believe it can be a valuable tool to help manage the Clubs two locations.

Cindy Verdick has volunteered to lead the project and work with each department to help determine and implement their requirements. For all departments that use shop PCs to support their areas of responsibility please note we are going to implement some changes to the PCs. It is our intent to directly interface with as many of the users as possible to train them on the changes.

We are making the changes to make it easier to manage the PCs we currently have and to prepare for the additional PCs when we get the new shop. John Scott and John Sullivan will be handling this project. Change is never easy; we greatly appreciate your support!