Computer Booters Holiday Ice Cream event

 

Kc Coller, Publicity Director

Quick Note: This year’s annual holiday festivities of ice cream and cookies will be Tuesday, December 5, at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. with the election of officers, followed with guest speaker Jason Bagley, Government Affairs Manager of Intel Corporation. He’ll be speaking about the overview of Intel’s operations in Arizona, an update on Intel’s growth at the site as well as some new innovations.

The November meeting began with announcements from Janet Quade, president; Bill Phillips, class director; and Rich Davis, communications director explaining how to easily pay our membership dues online. Our Technology Director Allan Levy went over many of the newest issues we should know regarding internet safety.

It was a busy evening with seven guests in attendance. Hopefully, these guests liked us and could see that our meetings bring so much information to all who use a computer, whether novices or experienced.

“BRAVO” to Mike Long for agreeing to be the “shine” at this meeting! Mike is the General Manager of Advanced IT Solutions at 1959 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa, AZ.

As always, he brought more awareness and excitement concerning computing. It’s a comfort to listen and learn from someone who lives in the actual computing world. He shared his concerns and experiences of working on computers with today’s problems. Just by listening to all the questions asked, it’s obvious we hunger for such knowledge to safely navigate through this world of cyber technology. We want to learn!

Mike continues to be a favorite friend and speaker for our club, and it’s always a pleasure when he offers us his time and experiences.

December Workshops (go to www.computerbooters.org to check for any workshop changes):

December 11 at 8:30 a.m. – “Microsoft 10,” Microsoft Staff at Microsoft Chandler Mall

December 11 and 18 at 6:30 p.m. – “Staying at Home Safe on the Internet,” Allan Levy – Cottonwood CC Ceramics Room A-8

December 13 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. – “PowerPoint,” Teri Bitler, Cottonwood CC Ceramics Room A-8

Sign-up sheets for these workshops are at each general meeting, or you may contact our Class Director Bill Phillips at 480-895-8178 or [email protected] Most workshops are free for the members and $10 per class for others. Classes are numerous.

Membership is $36 per year for singles and $48 per year for two individuals at the same address.

Join In – Become a Member (you may sign up online at www.computerbooters.org) – All are Welcome.

The club’s monthly lecturers and class instructors strive to keep members current in the ever-changing technology. You’d feel comfortable attending as a beginner or as an advanced user. Visit the club’s website at www.computerbooters.org for updates and further information.

Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month from September through May. Getting there early at 6:00 p.m. will allow you to get your free raffle ticket for one of the night’s door prizes and be part of the expanding group who take advantage of cookies and coffee while mingling with other members as the meeting is being set up.

The General Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room, 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd. v