Annual General Meeting Highlights, January 23rd 2018

The Victoria Computer Club Annual General Meeting, was held January 23rd 1:30pm at 286 Hampton Road Saanich (Silver Threads).
Formal minutes will be available soon.  In the meantime, here are some highlights:

  • George gave a short presentation, on the training topics survey and the tutorial registration form. Attendees asked for iPad instruction and more Windows app instruction
  • Minutes of the AGM 2017 were approved
  • Motions passed:
    • 1) To convert all current Associates to Regular memberships.
    • 2) To make the changes shown the Minor cleanup of bylaws
    • 3) To continue free monthly draw for gift certificate for attendees of paid events passed unanimously.
    • 4) To continue membership fees at $25 per year passed unanimously.
  • President thanked all volunteers by name and function
  • Treasurer gave his reports of Income Statement and Balance Sheet
  • Membership director reported about 165 members, an increase of about 20
  • Election of Directors for 2018.
    • For President, Dorothy Cushway.
    • For Vice President, George Bowden.
    • For Treasurer, Martin Brooks.
    • For Secretary, Rosa Benjamin.
    • For Membership Director, Iain Fletcher.
    • For Training Director, Rick Weatherhead.
    • For Member at Large , Ed Prior.
  • Many thanks go to departing board member Barkley Cox for his many years of service as Clubhouse director and Vice President.
  • First executive meeting will be 1:pm feb 26 2018
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Exec Minutes for November 20, 2017

Attending: Dorothy, George, Rick, Barkley, Anne (Silver Threads), Ian, Martin 

President’s Report – George Bowden

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Computer Basics, Windows 10, Session 1

How we can make it work better for us.
Tips & Tricks by Charles Kim

December 18, 2017  at Computer Basics
Click here to download the PDF 

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Professional Scammer Charges Credit Card $950

“He didn’t say he was a scammer, so…” By the definition of paid vs unpaid services, a scammer is a professional.  Since some professionals are certified and ethical, is everyone who charges lots, ethical?   Victims actually believe when they are quoted hundreds of dollars (professional prices), they need to give out their passwords, credit card info, email addresses, and complete computer access to computer repairmen on the internet.  Victims won’t admit they have been taken.

SOFTWARE SUPPORT.txt    $749.99 (US dollars)

  • remove all the errors and warnings.
  • remove all the trojan infection.
  • install network firewall security.
  • install anti-hacking softwares.
  • reinstall all the stopped microsoft drivers. Will protect your ip.
  • update all the scurities. update microsoft office 2016 update all the malwares and antivirus. email protection.
  • banking protection.
  • clean up, optimization, fix the set of drivers. backup your data.
  • repair Windows operating System.

$749.99 (US dollars)

If you volunteer your services, you will likely be under-valued by some people.

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Getting Started With Genealogy, and Conventions

Slides from

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Tues. Nov. 28: Are Chromebook Laptops Better for Seniors? Now No Drop-in Fee

Staples Technology Expert Sean Cleaver, alongside of Tara Smith Manager at Staples Victoria present the benefits of Chromebook laptops for seniors. They will be providing

  • a hands-on demonstration and open discussion (where questions are welcomed) to help explain their suitablility for seniors.
  • different options that we have both in-store and online to compare model features (such as a touchscreen) and why that may be desirable.
  • different options that Staples can provide for both technical and hardware support through their Easycare program.

There is no Drop-in-fee now. An optional lunch and social for $6:50 starts an hour earlier, at 12:30

RSVP by email to BigBlueSocial@gmail.com   by Sunday, Nov 26

  • for Chicken / Egg / Seafood Salad Sandwhich and Soup, $6:50
  • and / or for the presentation so we can choose the right size room.
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Turkey Dinner, $15, Tuesday, December 12th, 12:30pm

Tickets are on sale till December 5th  from club volunteers for our annual Turkey Full Lunch:  December 12th, 12:30 pm

Menu: Turkey & stuffing, Mashed potato & gravy, Brussels sprouts & carrots, Toffee cake with shortbread, Tea & Coffee

Cost / person: $15, tax included.  No drop-in fee.

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Staples presentation on the benefits of Chromebooks

Technology Expert Sean Cleaver, alongside of Tara Smith Manager at Staples Victoria will be giving a presentation on the benefits of Chromebooks as well as discussing their general use. We will be providing a hands-on demonstration and open discussion (where questions are welcomed) to help explain how they operate. Additionally we will look at the different options that we have both in-store and online to look at the benefits one model may have over another (such as touchscreen) and why that may be desirable. We will finish up by going over the different options that Staples can provide for both technical support such as help in initially setting units up and in-person tutorials as well as hardware support through our Easycare program to help guard against any unexpected hardware issues.

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Shopping with Dorothy (online)

Learn from Dorothy Cushway some basics on how to shop online at two local grocery stores – Thrifty Foods and Save-On-Foods.

 

 

 

It will come in handy for

  • comparing prices,
  • if you are sick
  • you can’t drive and want some healthy food delivered.
  • or just to save lots of time from driving in traffic jams, lifting the groceries into and out of the buggy and car.

Dorothy will also cover some coupon / flyer sites that come in handy for good deals around Victoria.
Please write down 4 to 6 ingredients in your pantry that you could use to make a recipe.  Dorothy will briefly show you how to “Google” cook.

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Oct 29 and Nov 1st Photoshoots

Rilla has some fabulous photo shoots for us. Please mark these dates on your calendar. Surprise us, come out and have some fun! Everyone is Welcome

What: Halloween Activities
When: Sunday October 29th
Where: Government Street (street closed for a few blocks) at Fort
Time: 12:00 noon-4:00 pm

Meet at the corner of Fort and Government by the Bay

What: Shoot Fall Colours
When: Wednesday November 1st
Where: Royal Roads Meet in the lower parking lot
Time: 2:00 pm

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