The President's Message

February 2013

by Jim Brown, President

Here is a list of items that will be discussed at our February meeting:

We are scheduling a computer tuneup for your PCs for the April meeting. The usual fee is $15. If a new member joins our computer group from January to April, we will offer the tuneup free of charge.

We will update the new flash drives for $2. If you wish to load your old CIPCUG flash drive, we will do it for $5.

The raffle in April will include a big buck item. Craig Ladd, our vicepresident, will determine if this will be a tablet or other item. The raffle ticket prices will be $5 each or five tickets for $20. This will be similar to the raffle at our 25th anniversary celebration last September.

We printed business cards for our computer group. The purpose is to give you something to give to prospective members. The card has all the information needed to inform people about our meetings and help them connect to our group. We anticipate that this will make it easier for all of us to give complete information to others. These business cards will be distributed at our February meeting and will be available at future meetings.

Have you participated in our club survey yet? Your board wants to hear your views and opinions. John Weigle and Toby Scott devoted many hours to this project. You can find the survey on our website -- www.cipcug.org. Please participate. While you are there, take a look at our computer club bylaws. We have an election of officers -- especially the office of president -- coming up in the spring.

One of our members, Shlomo Kreitzer, has received an award for his writing. We would like to share his award-winning short story with you: To see the story:

1. Copy and paste this website into your browser address bar: www.VenturaCountyWriters.com/contests/short-story.

2. Go to that site.

3. This will bring you to another page. Scroll down a little and then double click on red 'Message from Sharon,' the title of his story (next to Shlomo's name).

4. Click [OK] to open the PDF of his story.

Finally, our February meeting will be held on the THIRD Saturday of the month. The Boys & Girls Club needs our room for another event. So Feb. 16 is our meeting date. Our March meeting will be on our usual schedule of the fourth Saturday of the month -- March 23.

Hope to see all of you at the February meeting.

Happy computing!