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+As the secretary, your chief duty is the recording of meeting activities and
+discussions, also known as meeting minutes. Minutes are taken at every club
+meeting and posted to the website soon afterwards.
+
+Because the website uses git to function, you will need to be at least
+partially familiar with git to do this. If you are not, this article will fill
+you in.
+
+git is a version control system made by Linus Torvalds for Linux development.
+The CLSUG site uses git to update itself; changes submitted to the [central git
+repository][1] at GitHub are automatically pulled to the [live site][2]
+nightly. (For more information about this, see the webmaster readme.)
+
+To submit minutes, you'll be using git.
+
+Once you push your minutes to the GitHub repository, they will automatically be
+included at the live website within a day. This makes life easier for everyone,
+but you just need to learn a few things to do it.
+
+So here's a quick tutorial on pushing minutes to the GitHub repository. You'll
+need a [GitHub][3] account, and a *nix shell. You'll also need an ssh key to
+authenticate with GitHub; just follow GitHub's very helpful instructions
+([Linux][4], [OS X][5], [Windows][6]).
+
+Once you've got all that, the rest is easy.
+
+1. Fork the repository. Go to [the CSLUG site repo][1] and, while logged in,
+hit "Fork" near the top-right. This creates a copy of the repository under
+your own account.
+
+2. Clone your new copy of the repo (replace `<yourusername>` with your GitHub
+username):
+
+ git clone git@github.com:<yourusername>/cslug-site
+ cd cslug-site
+
+Format minutes in the form `YYYYMMDD` (based on the day of the meeting that the
+minutes belong to), so to start writing minutes e.g. in vim for the meeting on
+April 11, 2012, do:
+
+ vim minutes/20120411
+
+Minutes are parsed using a markup style called [Markdown][7], which is a nice
+way of formatting plain text to look good whether or not it's parsed (in fact,
+this document is written in Markdown). You should definitely gloss over the
+specs considering you'll be using it once per week, but the most important
+thing to take away from it is that bullet points are asterisks, not hyphens,
+and basically everything else is natural enough that you'll probably do it
+without realizing it (except maybe links, which you should learn to use).
+
+Once you've got your minutes written into your text file, we do four things:
+
+1. `git add minutes/20120411` tells git we want to stage our new file for an
+upcoming commit.
+2. `git commit -m 'added minutes for April 11, 2012'` commits the staged
+changes with the specified commit message.
+3. `git push origin master` pushes the new commit to your fork on GitHub.
+4. Go to your fork in a browser (http://github.com/<yourusername>/cslug-site/)
+and hit the "Pull Request" button next to "Fork". Tag on a message and you're
+done.
+
+Pull requests have to be approved, so typically either the webmaster,
+president, or vice president will make sure you don't have any mistakes before
+accepting it. After that, the change will merge with the central CSLUG repo,
+and the live site will pull in the change the next night.
+
+[1]: http://github.com/cslug/cslug-site/
+[2]: http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/cslug/
+[3]: http://github.com/
+[4]: http://help.github.com/linux-set-up-git/
+[5]: http://help.github.com/mac-set-up-git/
+[6]: http://help.github.com/win-set-up-git/
+[7]: http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

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