The President's Message

December 2015

by Lisa Toth, President

Established 1987

"Promoting the Harmony of Computer Education, and Camaraderie"

By the time you read this, Christmas will be upon us. Maybe, if we are lucky, we will have had a little rain. The last storm made lots of promises it could not keep, but hope springs eternal!

The program for November, Margaret Vinci, from the Caltech Seismology Lab — Earthquake Preparedness, was fascinating! We went a good half an hour over, and I think we could have listened to her another hour or more. I learned more about earthquakes in that presentation than I had learned up to that morning. She talked about how an earthquake actually starts and progresses, the different kinds of quakes, what to do in a quake and a lot more. I’m ready to get “prepped.” Where did I see that ad for survival food that’s good for 25 years?

Seriously, we do need to have more food and water in the house. I now know we need to put together “go bags” with the essentials in case of an emergency, and we are seriously talking about a generator. I hope all our members have gotten or will get more prepared. I hope we can invite her back for more information.

Toby, bless his heart, spoke eloquently about the need to go digital with our newsletter. I want to start by at least March 2016. I did not get any emails from you, our members, about this, but that could be because I gave you the wrong email address last month. It is president@cipcug.org. TOE is our single biggest expense followed by the room rental. There may come a time when computer user clubs like ours will seem hokey. That day has not come, and I, for one, really enjoy our club. I always learn something during the Q&A and then during the presentation as well. Let’s keep the 0s and 1s plugging along for a few more years, shall we?

Happy Thanksgiving!
See you in December,
- Lisa Toth, president

Happy computing!