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What's Coming Up At Our Club This Week !

Note: Hands-On classes listed in blue text
Green text are classes suggested for beginners

Due to ongoing renovation work in Fellowship Hall
our September, October & November General Meetings Will Take Place At


First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill
9344 Spring Hill Drive

 


Next General Meeting Monday ~ November 27

No Admission / Open to the Public
Social Hour 6-7pm / Meeting Begins 7

 

The Board of Directors has proposed the following amendment to Article 5 of the Computer Club's Bylaws for your consideration.  The purpose of the Amendment is to change the Director's term of office to three (3) years and give the President the authority to adjust the terms of new Directors in order to stagger their expiration dates.  The change will allow for electing or re-electing only 1/3 of new Director's each year.

The Amendment will be voted on at the November 27 th General Meeting.    Contact Director Dave Lemon at david@dlemon.net if you have any questions.

Members will be voting on the following change to Article 5, Section A of the Bylaws (proposed changes in red, removed words in Italics):

ARTICLE 5 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section A: Board of Directors

ARTICLE 5 (Amdt 1) : OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section A: Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall consist of no more than eleven seventeen members. The immediate Past President is an honorary non-voting member of the Board but shall not be included in the total number. The immediate Past President shall be eligible to fill any other Board position or Office, in which case he/she shall be a voting member in that new capacity. The Board members shall be elected by the membership in November to serve two three-year terms commencing on January 1 of the following year with the exception of the Treasurer-Director, whose term shall start February 1 . Re-election of new Board Members shall be staggered by the President, so approximately one-third half of the Directors are up for re-election each year.  Vacancies on the Board may be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors.  The length of the appointed Director term will be adjusted to conform to the one-third staggering rule.  Incoming Directors may assume Open/Close duties as soon as they receive their keys.

Members will also be voting on board nominees:

New Nominees: Pat Benedict, Debbie McCully

Board Nominees running for re-election: Angela Bennett, Ron Conkle, Joann Frucchione, Gail Hines, Pete McEntee, Roy Smith and Pat Turek


November 22 – 24 ( Wed, Thurs & Fri) - THANKSGIVING BREAK – NO CLASSES

November 27 – Monday

General Meeting Tonight – Open to the Public
6 – 7 pm: Social Hour, Computer and Gadget Help
7 pm: Dept. Reports & Guest Speaker

CLUB ELECTIONS TONIGHT

November 28 – Tuesday

10 am: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Gray Alexander
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

1 pm: Learning About Your Kindle Fire Drop In
This class will help you get started using your Kindle Fire. Bring your Kindle to class and play along.

We will cover having an email account, so you can use your Amazon account to download items you want to purchase. We will spend time finding our way around the Kindle; and practice adding apps and customizing settings. Questions and input are encouraged. We all learn more this way. Instructor: Pat Turek

November 29 – Wednesday

10 am: Get Started With Your Computer, (4 Of 4)
File & Folder Management, And Maintenance For Your Computer, Just Drop-In

We will continue with new folders and explore file and folder management. This will help you organize your files and folders so that you can back up everything to a flash drive, CD, DVD, or external hard drive. Finally we will explore Computer Maintenance: how to make sure your computer keeps running smoothly.
Instructor: Norma Winner

1 pm: Google Chrome/Google Search
Are you looking for an easy format to search and access favorite places?  Google chrome is a free web browser that offers many different themes and layouts and extensions.  Chrome includes built in flash player and PDF.
Instructor: Charlene Scime

7 pm: Linux, The FREE Alternative to Windows Just Drop In
Linux, an alternative to Windows for an operating system.  This Linux system has most all of the features of Windows, but with less problems.  Attend this lecture and learn all about the features and benefits.
Instructor: Bob Liebl

November 30 – Thursday

10 am: Your iPad (1 of 8) Just Drop In
Learn what the buttons around the perimeter of your iPad are. Next, we'll look at how your Home Screen is set up and how you can customize it. Find out what apps came with your iPad.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Using Windows 10 Just Drop-in (1 of 8)
Today we will look at the Desktop and Start Menu of Windows 10. Yes the Start Menu is back - but different from what we remember.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Basic Windows 10 (4 of 4)
Instructor: Sal Rotella, Jr.
Hands-On, Registration Required Call club 684-7171

December 1 – Friday

10 am: Help for our Members MAC COMPUTER HELP TODAY Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon

Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

December 4 – Monday

NEWCOMERS' ORIENTATION OPEN HOUSE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Coffee & Cake at 9:30 – Orientation begins at 10am

1 pm: Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop
Just drop in if you have an interest. Each month a technique, a special tool, or a plug-in, for Photoshop Elements will be demonstrated.  Those attending can then work on their own images at home and show their results at the next month's meeting.  Attendees should bring a flash drive for images and templates and lots of questions and answers.  This is not a basic Elements class.
Facilitator: Mich Morin

1 pm: Genealogy Workshop Drop-In
In the Genealogy Workshop, we usually start with everyone telling of their current genealogy research.  We all contribute suggestions that could be used to further our research in a particular area; then one subject is covered that day with web sites that cover that particular subject shown on the computer.  Again it is an open class with everybody contributing & hopefully learning something new. Just drop in if you have an interest. Facilitator: Bunny Ryczek

December 5 – Tuesday

10 am: MS Word & Excel Workshop Drop In
Have a question regarding Word or Excel? Many users no longer need to sit through a basics lecture but have individual questions about features, or problems to work through. Get together with other Word & Excel users to get your answers. Bring your laptop, fully charged. You must be running MS Office on your computer.
Facilitator: Ron Conkle

10 am: Using Your Android Phone Drop In
There is a lot to know about the Android Phone if you are new to them or thinking of getting one. It's much more than just a phone, a GPS built in to guide you where you are going, Get your email, Set up an appointment calendar with reminders, Browse the internet and so much more. We can help you learn about this wonderful device. Instructor: Ross Schnarrenberger

December 6 - Wednesday

9:30 am: Garden Committee meets at the Garden

7 pm: Get the cob webs out of your computer…! Drop-In
Feeling helpless when your computer is sluggish?  Do you feel even worse when you learn that you must have someone else come in and fix it for you…often at considerable cost?  There's good news!  You can fix most of these problems yourself.  Learn how in this class.  We call it “getting the cob webs out”.  You'll learn there's software available, most of which is free, to clear out those cob webs.  You'll learn that after the first time, applying this software, most issues with poor performance, improve significantly. Do it yourself, with confidence. It's easier than you may think. 

You only need to learn 4 things in this class:

1. Understand what's happening in your PC and why.

2. Where to find free or inexpensive software online to address it.

3. How to apply the software - successfully and safely. 

4. How to maintain your computer to keep it running at top performance.   

Instructor: Dave Fetter.

December 7- Thursday

10 am: LibreOffice/OpenOffice Workshop Drop In
A FREE alternative to MS Office, LibreOffice & OpenOffice are made up of programs that are a great replacement for Word, Excel and Powerpoint. They can save documents in the MS Office file formats so they are easily opened in those programs. This workshop is for users of LibreOffice & OpenOffice to get together and learn how to use the features of the programs or work out problems in using them.
Facilitator: Sal Rotella, Jr.

10 am: Introduction to the iPad (2 of 8) Drop In
A variety of settings are available to get your iPad running and looking the way you want it. We will look at some of the more important and widely used settings.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Using Windows 10 (2 of 8) Drop-In
Today we will look at File Explorer (new name for Windows Explorer). What is Quick Access? Working with files and folders.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

December 8 – Friday

10 am: Help for our Members Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

December 11 – Monday

1 pm: The Food Workshop Drop-In
The where, what, when and how of food. We'll Introduce & view various food websites and use these websites for development of your personal food or recipes files. Develop proper food file order (indexing, classifying, etc,) Coupon selection contributions & distributions so all members can use and become interested in building a once- a - month workshop. Coupons could also include restaurants, sport bars, etc. Lots of workshop discussion involving foods, prices, cooking. Our Goals: Development of a HCC recipe cookbook by members participating with the recipes, editing, placing graphics and indexing for this type of book. Building the book over a long period of time. Maybe a series of books of different food recipes, or maybe a yearly edition or bi-yearly edition.
Facilitator: Kearney Sheirich

December 12 – Tuesday

9:00 am: Board of Directors Meeting

1 pm: Family Tree Maker Drop In
Interested in Genealogy? Come in and learn how to use Family Tree Maker/Root Magic software to research and document your family history. Bring your laptop and our group will assist you in getting started or overcome obstacles.
Instructor: Merle Wagner

1 pm: Get To Know Your I-Phone Drop-In
Get started learning your way around the apps on your new I-Phone. You can phone, text and email from your phone. This is just a few of the apps on the Apple I-Phone. Be sure to bring along you Apple ID and password. Also charge you phone before the class.
Instructor: Pat Turek

December 13 – Wednesday

1 pm: Social Media Overview Drop In
This class will introduce you to all types of Social Media including an overview of FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, Snap Chat, and Pinterest.  The class will also cover  Account Set Up and Login Instructions,  Social Media Do's and Don'ts, Privacy Protection, Internet and Social Media Glossary.
Instructor: Charleen Scime

1 pm: Mac Computer Workshop Drop In
HCC now has an opportunity for Mac users to get together to discuss mac computers, help each other with using them and the software designed for them. Mac users who are not HCC members will be allowed to attend once as a guest ($2 fee), but after that must join the club to continue attending.

Note: Starting in January, this class will have a name change to “Using Your Mac Computer”.
Facilitator: Ken Krueger

7 pm: Linux Workshop Drop-In
The Linux workshop is a working session for users to bring their questions and experiences to the group.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their computers with them for use in the workshop. We are working with different subjects each week and expect to cover areas such as installation and administration, file systems, setting up servers (print, file, web, etc), using WINE and virtual machines, and other topics that the group is interested in. Just drop in if you have an interest.
Facilitator: Bob Liebl

December 14 – Thursday

10 am: Introduction to the iPad (3 of 8) Drop In
Continue looking at the variety of settings. We will look at some of the more important and widely used settings.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Using Windows 10 (3 of 8) Drop-In
Working with files and folders. Create folders and organize what you already have on your computer. Save new documents and organize them. How to use a Flash Drive. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

December 15 – Friday

10 am: Help for our Members MAC COMPUTER HELP TODAY Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

December 18 – Monday

10 am: NEW Senior Safety   Drop In
Over 60% of seniors are now online and the number is getting bigger all the time.  Even the most savvy computer users can be scammed.  This class will show you the ins and outs of staying safe by being aware of fraudulent websites, calling the wrong "help" number, infected computer scams, thinking before you post and how to report abuse.
Instructor: Charleen Scime

10 am: Finance Workshop Drop In This workshop meets once a month to discuss topics in finance of interest to attendees.  Possible topics: Taxes, Credit, Investing, Gambling, Real Estate, Budgets, Stocks & Bonds, Options, Annuities, insurance, debt management, spread sheets and other topics of interest.
Facilitator:   Larry Lisle

10 am: NO MEMBERSHIP INPUT COMMITTEE MEETING

December 19 – Tuesday

10 am: Chinese Brush Painting Drop In
Come, enjoy a relaxing class of watercolor painting such as bamboo, plum blossoms, chrysanthemum and orchid. Every painting you created is your own masterpiece, one of a kind...

If you have the watercolor, Chinese brush, and other tools, bring them with you.  If you do not have, come anyway.  We can provide the materials for you.
Instructor: Rebecca Walker

1 pm: Using Gmail & the Gmail (Google) Calendar Drop in
Gmail is provided free from Google along with other free products. The purpose of this lecture is to explain how to use your Gmail and Gmail calendar on your smart phone or tablets.

First, it is necessary to create a Gmail account. Hopefully you have already created an account with Google for Gmail. This will help speed up all that needs to be covered.

Second , I will cover some of the ways to customize Gmail.

•  You can tell Gmail to collect your other emails, so that it can all be seen together.

Third , I will show the calendar in Google.

•  Setting up an appointment

•  Repeating the appointment

•  Inviting attendees to your appointment

Finally , I will show how to set your devices up to view Gmail and your calendar.

•  Go to settings in your device

Choose Mail, Contacts, Calendars in Iphone. Similar in android devices

Instructor: Pat Turek

December 20 – Wednesday

NO CLASSES

December 21 – Thursday

10 am: Using Your iPad (4 of 8) Drop In
Apple's answer to Internet Explorer. Learn your way around the Safari web browser. Create bookmarks, and favorites. Working with tabs. Email links.
Instructor: Joann Frucchione

1 pm: Using Windows 10 (4 of 8) Drop-In
The new Settings menu is actually an extension of the Control Panel. We will take a look at it today. If time permits we will make a brief comparison between Settings and the original Control Panel. Instructor: Joann Frucchione

December 22 - Friday

10 am: Help for our Members MAC COMPUTER HELP TODAY Drop In
First come, first served.
No PC Problems 10 am until noon
Need help using Windows, email, etc. Also help using iPad and other tablets – First come, first served.
(No Computer problems. Saturday morning techie help requires appointment.)

December 25 – Monday through January 1, 2018 - Monday

CLUB CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR HOLIDAY

CLASSES RESUME JANUARY 2, 2018

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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8375 Spring Hill Drive, Grace Presbyterian Church, Education Building B

Spring Hill, Florida

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