We would like to thank all those members out there who despite the risk and sacrifice raised their hand to defend this beautiful country. Thank you for your service.
Holidays Workshop Closures
Veterans Day Friday November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Weekend Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25, 2022
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
Local Coordinator – Laguna Woods PC Club Free Tax Program
Thursday November 17, 2022 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Register Early - Class size is limited there are only 20 seats left
Do not 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
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.
Exploring Technology In-Depth
November 12, 2022 9 am PT
Cyber-safety in the digital age
Bob Gostischa, Enthusiastic IT Security Expert
You always learn something new & have a few laughs.
It is almost time for Black Friday!
Thinking About Building or Buying a New Computer?
Roger Fujii, Treasurer, Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society
Register here – https://forms.gle/kzVQiVj41qkkSgVb8
Cyber-safety in the digital age. How we live, work, and play has changed dramatically throughout the past half-century. The 9-5 economics of years past have been replaced with globally integrated 24/7 service offerings. Consumers in the digital age have access to a host of services and products that could only have been considered available in the realm of science fiction. This presentation points out the dangers and offers suggestions that will aid in keeping you secure in this digital era. Using the right programs and apps can help keep you safe and secure and shrink your digital footprint. Using free programs and apps whenever possible to accomplish this goal is a bonus, and this presentation includes information on many recommended free programs.
Are you thinking about building or buying a new computer? Given the announcements of new CPUs and graphics cards, the introduction of DDR5, and the GPU pricing crash, now is an excellent time to consider building a new computer. Even if you don’t think you want to build it yourself, knowing what the parts are will help evaluate if the price is good for what you are getting. This workshop will cover the components needed and some pitfalls to be aware of.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laguna Woods PC Club Sponsored Free Tax Program
The PC Club in association with United Way of Orange County provides the Free Income Tax program for our community. Our volunteers are busy training and preparing to assist our neighbors in preparing their 2022 Tax Returns for free.
This year our drop off Tax Preparation program will be by appointment, and we will be taking appointments starting in January 2023. Our drop off location will be Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays starting February 7th through April 11th and only on Tuesdays.
Appointment scheduling will take start on Monday January 16th. Taxpayers will be able to make their own appointments online starting Monday, January 16th. If you plan to have your 2022 taxes prepared by our Program, we recommend that you make your appointment as soon as we open appointments and not wait until you receive your tax documents.
If you have any questions regarding our Free Tax Program or want to confirm if you qualify, contact Taxes@thepcclub.org
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 are the key to keeping any club operating. We are reaching out to our membership asking for, Workshop Greeters and Supervisors, and Instructors.
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.
The Laguna Woods PC Club 2022 Board
John Huber – President firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Kelly – Vice President email@example.com
Vacant - Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Harris -Treasurer email@example.com
Dee Tucker – Workshop Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Mandel – Greeter Chair email@example.com
J. R. Davis - Education Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Brown – Membership Chair email@example.com
Ron Nelson – Publicity Chair Publicity@thepcclub.org
Dinesh Kapoor – System Analyst LC firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Lopez-System Analyst WC email@example.com
Kathryn & Shelton Green - Webmasters firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Mandel - Historian email@example.com
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