Program Info

GENERAL MEETING:

There will be no General Meeting in November or December, as we combine the months of November and December.  The combined meeting (elections) and Holiday Potluck will be held on December 3rd.  As we get closer to that date, we’ll have more details about registering for the potluck and what to bring.

Questions? Contact Mary Frances Rauch, V-President in charge of programs. (see Officer’s page)

Join us at 2:00 for our “gathering time” and that will be followed by the short business meeting at 2:30.  The program will start after that.  If the presentation is run on a computer, we will try and share it live over Zoom for those unable to attend in person.  Watch your e-mails for more information and the link to attend.

Raffle winners from the July 16 Annual Picnic were: Bill Anderson, tablet; Al Barol, 128 GB thumb drive; and Jacque Morgan, 64 GB thumb drive.  Our next raffle will be in September.  Watch for details.


Fifth Friday – Focus and Fun “December” (15th, note change)

“description to come late October or early November”

But it will be dedicated to photo editing in some form or other.  Check back for exact details.


ECOTUC has started a new feature/activity for it’s members called Fifth Friday – Focus & Fun. With every few months having an extra Friday that’s not being used by the Windows Help Desk or the Linux Help Desk, we decided to see about having a topic that we can explore on a Friday afternoon and spend a little more time learning about it. Our FF-F&F begins at 1:00 p.m. and concludes around 3:30 p.m. or so. This will give some extra time for presentation, discussion, and questions vs. what time we have at our regular Monthly Meeting’s Programs. The topics will vary and depend on who volunteers to present on those Fridays and what they want to present.

For the “kick-off” FF in July 2016, we had a presentation on the new Windows 10-Anniversary Update; and in September we had a great turn-out for a panel presentation on “Backing up your data files”.

For our December 2016 FF, our theme was “Look, Up in the Sky.  Is it a plane?  Is it a bird? Is it Superman?  No it’s “the cloud“.  

For our March 2017 FF, our theme was “Picture This”.

For our June 2017 FF, our theme was “Googled It?  There’s more to it!” 

For our September 2017 FF, our theme was “Windows 10, Updated again, and again, and …..!”

We can also tell you that the December 2017 FF (scheduled for December 15th) will be focusing on photo editing with Jacque Morgan.

These programs are basically for members as it’s one of the benefits of membership. But if you have a friend or family member that isn’t a member, bring they and have them get signed up as a member before the program. The $24 they spend on attending just one of our Focus and Fun Friday’s. will be money well spent. And along with just one program, they would also have access to future Fifth Friday programs, and all our other member benefits that make our membership dues come out to just about 6 ½ cents a day for all that we offer.


Coming Next Month:


Looking Ahead: We’re looking forward to a new year of programs in 2018 and request that if you have any program suggestions, please contact us at ecotu.club “at” gmail “dot” com.


Remember, bring food donations for the Food Bank, if you like, and bring any empty ink or toner cartridges, and old birthday/holiday/etc.. cards for our different recycling programs.


The program for the October meeting was titled “Staying Safe Online, Preventing Ransomware, and Identity Theft”.

The program for the September meeting was titled “Software that’s FREE, for you and me“.

The program for the August meeting was titled  “Microsoft Deserves a Turn: Reviewing web apps from MS” (because we did a big program on Google Apps).

The program for the July meeting was titled  “Annual ECOTUC/LCCS  Summer Picnic”.

The program for the June meeting was canceled at the last minute due to illness of the presenter.

The program for the May meeting was titled Crypto-viruses“.

The program for the April meeting was titled “Your Cellphone Is Your Friend”.

The program for the March meeting was titled “Feel Safe Again As We Go Back To The Future”.

The program for the February meeting was titled “Ken, Sue and Stacie’s Vacation to Oregon & Washington-Tips for Capturing Memories”.

The program for the January meeting was titled “Click it; Sort it; Transfer it; Save it; Access it Immediately“.

The program for the combined November/December meeting was actually our Social Time at the annual potluck and elections of officers.

The program for the October meeting was titled “On-Line Shopping“.

The program for the September meeting was titled “Happy Anniversary Windows 10: What’s New With You?“.

The program for the August meeting was titled GPS Navigation for you and your car”, and “Home Security Cameras that connect to your tablet or phone”.

The program for the July meeting was titled Had a Great Time at the Picnic, sorry you weren’t there.

The program for the June meeting was titled Technology From A Different Perspective.

The program for the May meeting was titled “Being Smarter with Android Smartphones”.

The program for the April meeting was titled “Being Smart with Android Smartphones”.

The program for the March meeting was titled “Selling Items on the Internet, with focus on Craig’s List”.

The program for the February meeting was titled “Amateur Radio and the 21st Century”.

The program for the January meeting was titled “Accessing and Using Governmental Websites”.

The program for November/December was our annual Holiday Potluck and election of officers.  Everyone had a good time and the food was also good.

The program for our October meeting was titled “Tying Up Loose Ends”.

The program for our September meeting was titled “Windows 10: Taking It For A Test Drive”.

The program for our August meeting was titled “Windows 10: What’s all the hype, what’s the rush, what’s the buzz – tell me what’s a happening”.


Any of these programs can be view on our YouTube website.  See our “Meetings” page for details.

Contact us:  ecotu.club@gmail.com