|Green Bytes||December 2015|
December General Meeting
December class listings are at
These Green Bytes are also available online at
Mac information is at
Register for access to lynda.com at
On behalf of your Board of Directors, we wish all of you a happy holiday season. The election to the Board of Directors was by acclamation at the November 17 General Meeting. Mike Kearns, Terry Flanagan, Jerry Ferris and Jud Richardson were elected to serve for two years.
The monthly meetings have had good attendance. If you did not attend the November meeting, you missed Don Coon's discussion of Windows 10. There were 127 members in attendance.
Have you checked out the Club library? Along with the books on computer issues, also available for checkout are:
• Bell and Howell Slide Projector
And don't forget the online learning service, Lynda.com, continues to be available year around. Contact Paul May at email@example.com to reserve your place in line.
The club will be closed December 24, 25 and 26. We will be open December 28 and closed again for New Years on December 31 and January 1 and 2.
Please renew your annual dues early—don't wait until the last minute. Due are payable January 1.
Thanks to all of you for making this another great year.
Jud Richardson, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Electronic Registration will be active beginning in December. Hands-on classes will be added to classes for which registration is necessary. Go to http://www.ccgvaz.org/class-registration.html to register.
Directors predicted continued growth for the Computer Club with the addition of new GVR members.
January Green Bytes will have a new look and will be formatted for computers, pads and phones.
A new projector and accessory equipment are being installed in the Anza Room to help members better hear and see General Meeting presentations.
Two "Apple TV's" have been purchased, one for the Anza Room and one for the Mac Room.
October Club attendance was 839, and total membership is 1701.
LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite. It includes Writer (a word processor), Calc (a spreadsheet program), Impress (a presentation program resembling Microsoft Power Point), Draw (a vector graphics editor similar to Microsoft Visio), Math (an application for creating and editing mathematical formulae) and Base (a database management program similar to Microsoft Access). All for free!
Your credit and bank account balances are not the only valuables that identity thieves are after. As health care costs have soared, so have incidents of "medical identity theft" in which crooks steal the credentials that enable one to obtain health care and sell them to other crooks. Here's what you need to know...
Medical identify theft is on the rise. And sadly, it is much more difficult to guard against this type of ID theft, and much harder to clean up the havoc it can create for a victim.
The Medical Identity Theft Alliance estimates that over 2.3 million Americans have been victims of medical ID theft, and 2014 saw 500,000 more cases than the previous year. That bad news is sure to get much worse. The MITA'S latest survey was conducted in November, 2014, before the disastrous leak of 80 million patients' personal health information from Anthem. And just yesterday, I read that an "error" on Amazon's Web Services platform exposed 1.5 million people's private medical records.
Criminals can use victims' birth dates, Social Security Numbers, and the ID numbers found in insurance cards to obtain medical services and prescriptions at hospitals, clinics, and doctors' offices. While medical providers today routinely scan your driver's license, you may note that they aren't very diligent about verify its authenticity.
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Windows 10 Intro - December 2 at 9:45 a.m., Agave Room, One Session
Directions for Electronic Registration
1. Go to the Computer Club website: http://www.ccgvaz.org
You can renew your Computer Club membership for 2016 at any time. Come to the Computer Club and tell the monitor you want to renew. With your GVR number, the monitor can obtain the renewal form from the database. Just confirm (or change) the information. The form is then printed for your signature. Deposit it with your check in the dropbox, and you are all set.
If you wish to renew by mail, the renewal form is on the club website at www.ccgvaz.org/member-renewal.html. Please complete the form, print it and 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 one or more residents of your household and switch to a Family Membership, you must bring the residents with you to the club with their GVR cards and proof (such as a driver's license) that they live at your address.
|Computer Club Board Members for 2015|
|Jud Richardson, Presidentemail@example.com||Ernie Cox, Purchasingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mike Kearns, Vice Presidentemail@example.com||Terry Flanagan||TAFlan28@aol.com|
|Rose Estes, Secretaryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Don Coon||Don.email@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 2015 are $25/individual-$35/family, payable before January 1. Tenant memberships are available.
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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.