October 10th, 2022
Below is what is happening with the PC Club around the PC Club
PC Club General Meeting
Tuesday, 7:00 pm
October 11, 2022 – CH5
Geeks on Tour
DIY Emergency Info on Home screen – iPhone or Android
Find a Lost iphone
Find a Lost Android phone
Using the Map view in Google Photos
Sharing your Google Storage
Google Voice w/2 Phones
Samsung Camera Options
Add Website Icon to Phone’s Home Screen
QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION
Upcoming November Classes
All classes are free. A donation is requested at the door.
To Register: Visit the PC Club website at https://www.thepcclub.org/ and select Class Registration in the left menu. Or visit the PC Club Workshop on the third floor of the Community Center 11AM to 3PM to register manually. Classes are held in the Bob Sellards PC Club Learning Center, adjacent to the Workshop.
Masks are optional.
Introduction to Windows 11
Instructor: J.R. DAVIS
Wednesday November 16, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This class is an introduction to Windows 11 and how to use it. It consists of a presentation and
demonstration of Windows 11 including differences from Windows 10.
This class is designed for the average person without a technical background
who wants to make better use of their PC for common tasks such as Email and online browsing.
Estimating and Preparing for your 2022 Federal & State Income Tax
Instructor: BARBARA HARRIS
Laguna Woods PC Club Free Tax Program
Register Early - Class size is limited to 35
1 ½ Hour Class – Choose One Class -
Tuesday November 15 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday November 15 - 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Thursday November 17 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Don’t be surprised by a Tax Bill when you prepare your 2022 income taxes in 2023.
Learn how to estimate your State and Federal Taxes
This class will present an overview on the following:
Understanding Taxable Events
RMD – Required Minimum Distributions – Options for withdrawing
2022 Federal and State Income Tax Rules as of today
Standard Deduction – Federal – State Tax Rates
Calculating your year-to-date income and tax liability
This is a free class and donations to the Tax Program will be accepted.
This SIG will be lecture only with no computer experience required.
Introduction to Chromebooks
Instructor: J.R. DAVIS
Wednesday November 30, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This class is intended as an introduction to the Chromebook. If you would like to learn about a computer that is easier to use, more secure, and less costly than PCs or Macs, then this class is for you.
The Chromebook is the simplest, most secure computer available to the average user. And, it is also the most economical. This class will provide a demonstration of the Chromebook and provide answers to your questions on owning and using this computer.
This is not a hands-on class, but there is a Chromebook available for your trial and use in the PC Workshop. The instructor will also be available after class to answer questions.
APCUG OCTOBER 2022
WEDNESDAY 2 HR. WORKSHOPS
9 am PT
October 12, 2022
Online Safety is NOT only for Seniors
and Encryption Software
Register for the 10/12/22 workshop here -https://forms.gle/Gz6XJdrPmazW8BF46
Online Safety is NOT only for Seniors - Uwe Dotzauer, Network Engineer and Computer Consultant,
will talk about "Online Safety is NOT only for Seniors!" How to conquer the "BIG CON"-- how to
identify the scam, what we can do about it, how to secure our computer, and what to do when it happens.
Encryption Software - Mark Schulman, Member, Central Florida Computer Society.
Losing a laptop or flash drive might mean you're out of money, but it doesn't have to mean
that your private data leaks into the world. Learn how to use encryption software to protect your
private data on a PC, laptop, external hard drive,
October 19, 2022
From the Windows User's Point of View - Part 2: The Install
Register for this workshop here -https://forms.gle/NnYJEXm8mJmASASS9
Hopefully, you were able to create a live USB drive, presented in last month's workshop, to test out Linux Mint without making any changes to your computer. This month we are going to focus on the actual installation on a computer. Orv will begin with a hardware improvement that will bring new life to your laptop or desktop (SSD). Then Cal will take us through an actual default install of Linux Mint-Cinnamon on a spare computer from start to finish. He will also talk about some of the necessary tasks that need to be done when first setting up a Linux computer. Linux distros come with just about every piece of software you need, but many Windows users are used to the paid MS Office productivity suite. Orv will return to tell you, "All you need is LOVE" (LibreOffice Very Effective), and how it solves all your production needs. Wrapping things up, Dave will go over many of the other default programs that come with Linux and explain what tasks and file types they will help you complete.
October 26, 2022
Home Automation Security
Name that Tune! – Music Trivia and Scam Education
Register for the 10/26/22 workshop here -- https://forms.gle/fmWH44qXFhKv9nAj7
Home Automation Security - Bill James' presentation covers home networks and automation, hackers, privacy, Smart TVs, and security for your router and home automation devices.
Name that Tune! – Music Trivia and Scam Education - Join Miles McNeeley from WISE & Healthy Aging for music, trivia, and learning. We will be listening to clips of your favorite songs from the 50s and 60s and guessing each song's title and artist/band. Test your music knowledge, or just listen in for fun! We'll spend a few moments discussing common scams after each song to increase our safety and awareness.
Looking for Instructors
The PC Club is looking to expand the Education program. We need Instructors for various subjects, Genealogy, Social media apps, etc. If you are interested in sharing your knowledge with other club member by leading a class, contact email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATES
PC Club Fall Dinner
Tuesday November 8th CH 5
More information will be forthcoming
Laguna Woods PC Club Sponsored
Free Tax Program
The PC Club is association with United Way of Orange County provides a
Free Income Tax program in the community.
This fall we will be reaching out to the community for volunteers to work with our program for the
2022 – 2023 tax season. We are seeking tax counselors who will prepare taxes and facilitators
who will assist in appointment taking and other clerical activities. If you are interested in volunteering
in this program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on our list and contact you
in the fall when we start our planning process.
Your PC membership is a for a full 12 months. During the shutdown, our board extended your membership through 2022. If you are unsure when your membership expires you can log on to your Proclass account, by going to our website and select membership. Once you sign in you will see when your membership expires. You can also visit the Workshop and ask the greeter when your membership expires, or you can email us at email@example.com. Do not forget to include your name.
Volunteers and Board Members Needed
Volunteers and Board Members are the key to keeping any club operating. We are reaching out to our membership asking for, Workshop Greeters and Supervisors, Instructors, and 2023 Board Members.
If you are interested in stepping up and participating in the PC Club visit our website: https://www.thepcclub.org/volunteers.html and fill out a volunteer application.
You can also stop by the workshop any Friday afternoon between 1 and 3.
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