Welcome to the Apple Club Roundtable Event

Jan Bobbett

In our January meeting, the Apple Club offered small-group roundtable presentations. This was a new format for us, and the response was positive. Based on the favorable results, we will continue with this roundtable format for our classes in February and March. After our March class, we will consider what format best suits our members’ needs for the future.

We see the potential for this roundtable format to be more intimate with the issues that our members encounter, and we feel sure this will improve our communications and, therefore, our learning.

On Monday, Feb. 10, our next class will be held at 1:30 p.m. in Cottonwood’s Phoenix Room (near the pool). We learned from the January roundtables what most members’ “hot buttons” are, and our highly-qualified facilitators will address their issues in our February and March classes, which will each be composed of three concurrent roundtables.

Roundtable A in February will be on the basics of the Mac/MacBook. This roundtable is designed specifically for those new to Apple, perhaps having recently switched from a PC to Apple, or those needing a refresher course on the Apple computer. The facilitator will be MaryBeth Smith.

The topic of Roundtable B, also in February, will be taking photos on iPhone and/or iPad. Our facilitator will be Nancy Thoma, who can discuss photo apps as well as taking photos on these devices. Plan to bring your portable device with you to the February class.

We are also preparing for February’s Roundtable C, which will on software, services, the sharing of apps, and general questions. Gary Tougas will be the facilitator for this roundtable session.

In the past, we have had, in the following week, a workshop on the same topic as the class. We will let you know during the class whether there will be a follow-up workshop in February.

As always, our club tries to encourage questioning as well as fun and learning, as reflected in our mission statement: “to provide a forum that is educational, supportive, and fun—where we can all learn how to get the most from our Apple devices, regardless of our knowledge level. We are a no-fee club, and our objective is to remain so.”

We have limited space, so sign up under “Upcoming Events” on our website at sunlakesappleclub.com. That’s all it takes to join our group, which has the official name of Sun Lakes Apple Users Group.

On the same website, under “Upcoming Events,” you will see that Gary Tougas and Mike Canterbury are holding one-on-one Q&A sessions (by appointment only) for individual users every Friday morning from 10 a.m. until noon. (Click on “details” to learn more.)