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This page last updated on March 28, 2012
By Gene Mathes

 

SPCUG NEWS
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February 1 - Wednesday - Meeting Night

The February presentation was on the iPad 2 led by Adam J. Richter M.S. who did a great job presenting Apple to us.
   
Adam covered some of the more common applications (apps) that are used with the iPad and how to get them. As usual the door prizes were given out following the presentation.

January 4 - Wednesday - Meeting Night

Many enjoy Adam Richter's tech support prior to the main meeting. Raffles have become very popular recently. Here a Nook color tablet was being raffled off tonight. The winner will be announced on March 7.
   

President Mike Hutchinson greeted Deputy Vince Riva and Sergeant Neil Sculley As our speakers tonight.

 

A good crowd thoroughly enjoyed and were well informed about scams and many other fraud schemes.

 
   

Neil presented a fake card reader attached to ATMs used to capture bank card information.

Vince covered many other frauds active in this area. Thanks guys. Good job.


December 12 - Monday - Board Meeting Night

The board of directors along with the newly elected members met for the first time tonight with Mike Hutchinson leading the meeting. A very productive evening.


December 9 - Friday - Volunteer Luncheon

Outgoing  president Phil and incoming president Mike welcomed the 42 volunteers that participated in the appreciation luncheon at Carraba's Italian Grill on Stickney Point at 11:30 this morning.

It was a good time for us to share our experiences in the computer club.

   

The food was great and we had a good time together getting to know each other.

 

   

The new elected officers were introduced to the crowd following the meal.

 

   
Unable to all fit at the same table, some grouped together at other parts of the dinning room.

Dennis and Mike passed out the great door prizes while waiting for the dessert to be served.


Decmber 7 - Wednesday - Christmas Meeting

We had Round Robin Presentations tonight. Here is Phil Serrentino explaining Skype

Mike Hutchinson told all about the Android Tablet. There were 10 presenters tonight.

   

Chuck Mason presented Fast Stone Image Viewer.

Following the presentations, Phil assembled everyone for the business meeting.

   

Nominating chairman Bob Thommes presented the slate of officers for 2012.

Here are the new officers. Only the president and two directors were changed. Our new president is Mike Hutchinson, center.

   
 

Following the elections door prizes were handed out. Great snacks were provided to munch on while attending the sessions.


November 2 - Wednesday - Meeting Night

Our speaker tonight was Charles Prince from Avast Software. This was a very informative presentation about internet security and how to protect from computer infections such as malware and adware.

   
These are two of the tables open before the meeting. On the left is the signups for beginning classes and on the right is the new member and and member renew registrations. Our president Phil introduced the speaker for tonight.

October 17 - Monday - Refurbishing Group

This is our refurbishing workshop. Go to the Refurbishing page for directions. Lots of work in progress inside. Helpers are always needed.

October 11 - Tuesday - Gulfgate Help

Volunteers from SPCUG are at the Gulfgate Library on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to help anyone who needs it. Today it was Phil bearing the burden all alone.

October 10 - Monday - Board Meeting Night

There were 11 at the SPCUG Executive Board Meeting tonight at the Sarasota YMCA. All interested members are encouraged to attend and participate. See 'Our Locations' page for details.


October 5 - Wednesday - Meeting Night

Our volunteers at the sign in table are our first contact on meeting night.

 

Our volunteer greeters are there to help you find your way around.

Shown here is the Photoshop Wizards forum.

   

The Tech Support forum, held in the auditorium, is always well attended.

The main presentation tonight was "Using The Internet To Invest".

   

Vincent LaBash did a great job with the presentation, which was well attended.

At the close of the meeting Phil presented some great door prizes.


October 1 - Saturday

Classes have started at the Boy's and Girls Club. Nancy Wallace is shown here setting up for her Power Point class.

Here Bill Crowe teaches the Basic, 2 session Email class. Remember all classes are free to members.


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