PCCC Program – Thursday March 14, 2013

We had an excellent meeting last month. Even though it was Valentine’s Day and many of our members had other priorities, we had a fair turnout. Thanks to Galen Bolin and Richard Kinkel for our two presentations last month. Galen spoke on a Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Richard gave us an informative review of his adoption of Windows 8. Both did a great job of explaining the basics of how these two subjects work and valuable tips on what to look out for if you use them.

As many of you are aware, the PC Club of Charlotte got a very positive mention on Fox News Rising earlier this month. Eddy Nivens, the Treasurer of the Apple Club here in Charlotte, spoke on the advantages of dealing with the complexities of personal computing on a face to face basis. He pointed out that there were a number of Computer clubs in town and all one had to do to reap the benefits was to come to meetings. I hope this gets us several new participants at our future meetings.
See Fox News Video Here!

We have a fairly special program planned for this month. First, we will hold our annual elections. Bill Barnes has an an article in this months newsletter detailing the procedure and the list of positions available. Apply to become an officer or member of our Board at Officer/Volunteer Info.

At our last board meeting we had a lengthy discussion about what our members want from our meetings in this new year. Some say we need to go back to basics while others feel we must deal with current PC issues no matter how complex. There was also some discussion on how we structure our meetings in terms of formality versus openness. So, at our next meeting we will examine these issues in some detail. We have prepared some questions for the members present to answer about their preferences. We will use this as a lead-in into a brainstorming session on our goals and objectives for the next year. We have put together a panel to discuss the answers as we try to get to the best compromise for our diverse group. If you would like to have a say in our club going forward be sure to come to our meeting on March 14th at 7:00PM.

Tim Dwight will present the first of what we hope will be a valuable addition to our normal meeting lineup. Tim suggested the phrase Ten-minute Topics to describe a brief review of current issues affecting the PC world in the news.

As always: Membership is our #1 priority. And, please remember to renew your own membership when the time comes.
Most of all, bring a guest to our meetings.

Please join us. The Personal Computer Club of Charlotte [PC3] meets the second Thursday of each month (Next Meeting February 14th) at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203. The meeting gets under way promptly at 7:00pm. We generally start with a brief review of current PC issues in the news. Following that we have a presentation on a topic of interest to PC or Smart Phone users and wrap up by 9:00pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.

To speak to a person contact Jack LaPointe ([email protected]) at 704-489-0011.