|Green Bytes||Summer 2014|
Eleanor Blumenschein, Editor - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club will be open
Monthly General Meetings
Summer class listings are at
These Green Bytes are also available online at
Mac information is at
The Club's summer hours begin Thursday, May 1 and go through October. We will be open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. until noon, and closed on Saturdays. Also, we will be closed Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.
I can’t believe the winter season is over. It seems like it just started. If you have any ideas for additional classes or would like to teach next fall, please let us know. As you are aware, we are not just a computer club anymore. We are ahead of the curve on providing our members with real world experiences and training options they can find nowhere else in Green Valley.
Check our club calendar for summer classes you would like to attend, including: Linux, Chromebook & Open Source Software, Windows 8 SIG, Photo Editing for Beginners and MAC Users Group to name some. Also, summer is a good time to digitalize your slides and photos; make CD’s from your 78, 33 and 45 records; and create DVD’s from your VHS tapes.
Thanks again and I hope every one has a great summer.
Jud Richardson, President, email@example.com
Bob Ogus' report said the April schedule is full of classes. The HDTV and antenna are set up and being used.
Terry Flanagan said the library is doing well with very few overdue books. Maintenance is slowing down as winter visitors leave for cooler climes.
During March, 2,360 members made visits to the Club, and 1,537 members have paid their dues.
Eleanor Blumenschein reported the Club needs one or two creative people who would like to take charge of the bulletin boards.
Traveling to and from Green Valley or other parts of the world with a laptop in tow? Then here are a few tips to keep it from being stolen.
Safe traveling, and we will be happy to see you at the Computer Club next fall and winter.
Kathy Frey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft’s end of support really means it will no longer produce security patches for critical vulnerabilities in the operating system. As time goes on, more and more critical security holes will be found, and attackers will have free reign to exploit them. While staying with XP is an option, it will get riskier over time.
If and when you decide it’s time to retire your XP, there are many options available. If you act quickly, Window 7 computers can still be purchased from a variety of sources, although Windows 8 computers are more commonly available. Other replacement options include Apple, Linux or Chromebook computers. Regardless of the option you choose, the club provides a variety of free classes and Special Interest Groups (SIG) to ease your transition.
10. A great benefit for APCUG-member groups.
9. Presentations by knowledgeable APCUG officers, User Group officers & members, as well as vendors who support APCUG groups.
8. They're Interactive - You can participate by chatting with other attendees or giving feedback to presenters via the AdobeConnect chat window. That makes them a great way to learn about new things by sharing with your peers.
7. They're uploaded to APCUG’s YouTube channel: You can review them at a later date. Unlike conferences, if you miss something in your notes while attending a webinar, you can just review it again later. The slides are also made available.
6. Use the videos for a meeting: Speaker cancelled or doesn’t show? A VTC video can quickly fill in for a presenter or as a regularly scheduled meeting.
5. Learn new skills. Because VTC topics focus on specific topics, you receive information on the topics that specifically interest you – six different presentations to choose from plus one to help user groups.
4. No geographical boundaries: People can sign up from anywhere in the world. We’ve had attendees from the United States, Canada and Australia.
3. All you need is a high-speed Internet connection and your desktop, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone from which to sign on to the webinar. AdobeConnect supports Windows, Mac, Android & iOS.
2. No Travel Required - Unlike attending traditional conferences, you can participate in a VTC from your home wearing your favorite fuzzy slippers. Don’t have time for all sessions? You can attend just one or two.
1. They are free: Free learning? Sign me up. Easy registration via Eventbrite. Just watch for an email from APCUG or keep an eye on our website (http://www.apcug2.org).
SAVE THE DATE(S)
Spring VTC – Saturday, May 3. APCUG’s annual meeting will be held during the User Group session (4:00 – 5:00 pm ET). The VTCs have been on the 1st Saturday of the month but we’ve been asked by several groups if it’s possible to schedule them on another Saturday since that’s when they have their meeting. February was the 4th Saturday, May 3 is the 1st Saturday, August 16 is the 3rd Saturday and November 1 is the 1st Saturday.
|Computer Club Board Members for 2014|
|Jud Richardson, Presidentemail@example.com||Ernie Cox, Purchasingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Kearns, Vice Presidentemail@example.com||Terry Flanagan||TAFlan28@aol.com|
|Claire Amato, Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Don Coonemail@example.com|
|Jerry Ferris, Treasurerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Kearns, Head Monitoremail@example.com|
|Terry Flanagan, Assistant Head Monitorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jerry Wallin, Monitor Committeeemail@example.com|
|Ruth White, Monitor Committee (Mac)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Green Bytes is published September-May by and for members of the Computer Club of Green Valley, Jud Richardson, President. Annual dues for 2014 are $25/individual-$35/family, payable before January 1. Tenant memberships are available.
Send your submissions (articles, announcements or letters to the editor) to 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85614, or to email@example.com. Submission by email preferred, or on CD, using any common PC word-processing program, or in RTF format.
Green Bytes is an independent publication of the Computer Club of Green Valley and is not affiliated, sponsored, sanctioned or associated with any commercial interest. Opinions, statements, positions and views stated herein are those of the authors only.