|Green Bytes||December 2014|
Eleanor Blumenschein, Editor - email@example.com
December class listings are at
These Green Bytes are also available online at
Mac information is at
Register for access to lynda.com at
The Board of Directors wishes all of you a happy holiday season. Election to the Board of Directors by acclamation took place at the General Meeting on November 18. Don Coon, Ernie Cox and Rose Estes were elected to serve for two years.
We would like to give a big thank you to Claire Amato for her service on the Board and as Secretary for the Board. She will be missed. I appreciate all of the hard work.
The monthly General Meetings have had good attendance. If you did not attend the November meeting, you missed Paul May's video presentation of Lynda.com. This is an excellent way to get on-line training.
Copies of Photoshop Elements 13 have been installed on computers in the Photo Lab. For those interested in photo editing, come to the Computer Club and get acquainted with the new features in Photoshop Elements. Try before you buy. Two series of classes will be offered for Photoshop Elements—one beginning January 8 and another beginning February 5.
The Club will be closed December 24 and 25. We will be open December 26 and closed again for New Years on December 31 and January 1. Please renew your annual dues early. Don't wait until the last minute. Dues are due January 1.
Thanks to all of you for making this another great year.
Jud Richardson, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Bytes Editor, Eleanor Blumenschein, said the November Green Bytes were sent to 1,412 email addresses. The majority of members clicked on links to the Club Calendar, Mac Page and Membership Renewals.
Notices will be sent to members for overdue books checked out from the Club libraries.
Mike Kearns announced that paid membership is at 1,767, and there were 1,122 visits to the Club in October.
• Make every PC feel like your own.
Directions for Electronic Registration1. Go to the Computer Club website, http://www.ccgvaz.org.
2. On the left side click on Class Registration or click on the picture of the pencil and house.
3. Read the info, then click on the address link, http://evenbrite.com/org/9243253.
4. Scroll to find the class you want and click on it.
5. Read the Event Details. Scroll down if necessary. Is this the class you want?
6. At Registration Information, read the info, and then click Register.
7. Enter all required information, including any questions.
8. Scroll down if needed and click: Complete Registration.
9. Your registration is complete. Close the Facebook pop-up.
10. Read the message, and then close the window. You are finished.
11. You will receive an email from Eventbrite confirming your registration.
There is an alternative, and it is FREE! This product, called LibreOffice, is a suite of applications very similar to those in Microsoft Office. So similar, in fact, that it will read and write Microsoft Office files. Yes! FREE and COMPATIBLE!
But wait! There's more! LibreOffice also runs on Macs. So you can easily transfer files between your PC and your Mac using LibreOffice.
I am offering a hands-on, introductory course in LibreOffice Writer (the counterpart to Microsoft Word) in January. There will be four Thursday sessions, January 8, 15, 22, 29 from 1:30 to 3:00. If you bring your laptop, you can install LibreOffice in class. If you have an unportable desktop, I'll give you an install disk to take home. We'll meet in the Pecan Room so attendance is limited. Please sign up electronically soon. Details can be found on the gvccaz.org site. Click on the "Club Calendar" tab on the left.
David Miller, email@example.com
The board is large enough to allow at least two people to display each month. Members need to sign up in advance. The Club owns 8x10 photo frames that can be used. Or you may bring your own frames.
If you are interested in displaying your photos, please send an email to Kathy Frey, firstname.lastname@example.org. Type "photo display" in the subject line. There will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at the Club. I am hoping we can begin the new displays in December 2014.
If anyone is willing to serve on a "photo display" committee, please let me know.
Kathy Frey, email@example.com
Whether you use a PC, MAC, tablet or some other device, there will be something of interest to you. Join other users to learn more about your device. You can do way more than email and research on the internet, and we'd like to help you learn how.
Come back to the website above often as plans unfold for specific workshops.
You can renew your 2015 Computer Club membership at any time. The renewal form is on the club website at http://www.ccgvaz.org/member-renewal.html. Please complete the form, print it and bring it to the Club. Or you can mail the form and your payment to:
Computer Club of Green Valley
The cost of a single membership renewal is $25, and a family membership costs $35.
If you have a single membership and wish to add a resident of your household and become a family membership, you must bring the resident with you to the club with their GVR card and proof (such as a driver's license) that they live in your household.
|Computer Club Board Members for 2014|
|Jud Richardson, Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ernie Cox, Purchasingemail@example.com|
|Mike Kearns, Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||Terry Flanagan||TAFlan28@aol.com|
|Claire Amato, Secretaryemail@example.com||Don Coon||Don.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jerry Ferris, Treasureremail@example.com|
|Mike Kearns, Head Monitorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Terry Flanagan, Assistant Head Monitoremail@example.com|
|Jerry Wallin, Monitor Committeefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ruth White, Monitor Committee (Mac)||email@example.com|
Green Bytes is published September-May by and for members of the Computer Club of Green Valley, Jud Richardson, President. Annual dues for 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.