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Tico Byte for October, 2018

Hello, PC Club members,

The 3rd Saturday is coming up again this weekend.  The PC Club meeting will be on October 20th this month, at the Pan American School in Belen starting at 9 AM.  We will be meeting in our normal room in the bottom floor of the Yellow Building, all the way to the back. Coffee, snacks, & conversation will be available, as always, at 8:30.  Bring anything computer-related that you have questions about or anything you would like to share with the group.

  1. Connie & Dick are in Texas this month. Les will record the meeting & email the audio file to Dick for transcription. Other members are encouraged to record the meeting also, since recordings sometimes need backups.

  2. Ken will open the October club meeting w/ the Video of the Week.

  3. Kim will welcome guests & new members.

  4. Kim's Treasurer's report [Ed. Note: This link is open to logged-in club members only.]

    • As of 9/1/2018, $1942.25 in the treasury w/ 27 paid memberships for 2018 & 1 for 2019.
    • Our annual membership drive starts this month & continues through January. (New members' initial dues are prorated to the months remaining in their 1st year.)
    • Dues remain $30/year/family.

  5. Ken & Tio will moderate the microphone going around the room to hear your news & questions. The meeting will be recorded, so please use the microphone & say your name.

    Suggestions: Tell us what topics you’d like to see. Mention any interesting computer stuff you’ve come across. (3 or 4 minutes per person)

  6. Break (20 min)
  7. Topics

    • An election will be held for half of the Club Board, per the club Bylaws: [Ed. Note: Our Bylaws need to be updated. The Board has made changes to our practices, but we haven't changed the Bylaws (e.g., deleting the Ombudsman & adding a Webmaster) to reflect them. These changes were legally made, but the Bylaws should probably reflect our current practices, IMHO. --Dick]

      • Program Chair [Sec 9]: - I can continue as Program Chairman. -- Helen
      • Member-at-Large [Sec 11]: - I definitely think we need a CR resident for member at large. -- Bill
      • Webmaster [Sec 6]: - I will serve again, if elected. -- Dick
    • Ken will demonstrate GoodSync, his backup tool.

    • Ken will talk about Tree Size disk management software.

    • Bill’s additions to the Smartphone page: (time permitting)

  8. Potential Topics

    • Smart phone topics

    • (Sid) Presentation from Apple rep (or knowledgeable user)

    • (Dick) Revisiting the Member Forum (where your login is the same as logging into the club website)

    • Helen will ask for more potential topics & presenters: Tell us what you want to hear about.

  9. 'Hope to see you soon, back in Costa Rica,

    Dick Sandlin


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