2007 Meetings Announcements
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GENEALOGY SIG Meeting

Second Thursday in July - the 12TH!!!!!!

from 1 to 3 PM at the Hendersonville Library in the Kaplan Auditorium

Our own Maurice Sarles and Bill Muller

will initiate a genealogy series over the next few months with the first meeting being a general introduction. This will be followed by sessions on genealogy programs and sources. Come prepared to learn how your computer can help you learn more about your family history.

 

Monday

July 16th Programs

6:30 PM Education Program –

Come see what Brian is up to now!!!

by

Brian Fifield

 

7:30 PM

"Securing Your PC"

by John K. Monroe, MCSE

Managing Senior Partner of Baseline Technologies, LLC

115 Sugar Maple Heights, Hdvl, NC 28739

We will begin with the basics in making sure a PC, whether connected to the Internet or not, is secure.  Next we will touch on the subjects of viruses, spyware, spoofing, phishing, firewalls and general ‘safe computing'.  Than we will close will some discussion on current exploits.

 

 

SIG Meeting the THIRD Thursday in June!!!!!!

June 21st SIG Meeting at the Library will continue on

Basic Computer Maintenance

(Starting with the July meeting we will have a sequence of SIG meeting on genealogy orchestrated by Maurice Sarles and Bill Muller)

meeting will be moderated by Jack Sokol, VP of HACS.

If you have a question for the first session please e-mail it to docsok225@bigfoot.com so Jack Sokol can answer it at the meeting.    Hope to see "ya al" (all of you) at the meeting. 

 

Monday

June 18 th Programs

6:30 PM Education Program –

NEW Apple Safari Browser

Calling itself "The World's Fastest Browser" Apple is taking on Internet Explorer and reigniting the browser wars. Close up look at the features and tools of the NEW Safari Browser. Don't miss this preview.

by

Brian Fifield

 

7:30 PM Windows Vista and Office 2007 Highlights from Mindshare “Presentation-in-a-box” Program
presented by Jerry Liedl
(come prepared as Microsoft sent us some “neat” gifts!!)

 

SIG Meeting

Thursday, May 17th (NOTE date change!!!!)

at Kaplan Auditorium in the Hendersonville Library

will focus on Basic Maintenance

meeting will be moderated by Jack Sokol, VP of HACS.

If you have a question for the first session please e-mail it to docsok225@bigfoot.com so Jack Sokol can answer it at the meeting.    Hope to see "ya al" (all of you) at the meeting. 

HERE ARE BRIAN'S NOTES FROM MARCH MEETING

Monday

May 21st Programs

6:30 PM Education Program

Great FREE Software for your computer that really works!
We all know by now that AVG AntiVirus (simply the best of any)
http://www.free.grisoft.com
  NEW ** Spyware Terminator (the best FREE antispyware program that
works) http://www.spywareterminator.com
  NEW ** BullZip PDF Printer (easily converts docs to PDF using the Print
Feature) http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php

A quick overview of each one PLUS a new website featuring great FREE software! You have to come to the meeting to get the website :-)

by

Brian Fifield

7:30 PM The Latest in Financial Software: From Tracking your Spending to Enhancing your Portfolio.

by

Barry Macdonald

Barry moved into the Hendersonville area in 1997 to complete a Masters in Accounting degree which he obtained from Western Carolina University in 2000. After graduating, Barry had a desire to work on a more personal level with individuals and embarked on a career in Financial Consulting with Wachovia Securities. He then obtained his Certified Financial Planner designation in 2003 to enhance his expertise for his clients. Barr y now works through A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. in Hendersonville as a Financia l Consultant/Estate and Trust Services Consultant and provides sound advice for high net-worth individuals, financial professionals, and those in and near retirement. Barry is dedicated to his children Rachel (4), Sarah (2), Rebekah (born June 2006) and his wife of 10 years, Katherine.

 

 

SIG Meeting

Thursday, March 8th

at Kaplan Auditorium in the Hendersonville Library

will continue on the topic of Vista

meeting will be moderated by Jack Sokol, VP of HACS.

If you have a question for the first session please e-mail it to docsok225@bigfoot.com so Jack Sokol can answer it at the meeting.    Hope to see "ya al" (all of you) at the meeting. 

 

Monday

March 19th Programs

A combined Education/Regular meeting presentation
CLINK HERE FOR LINK TO BRIAN'S NOTES

How to make a website – from A to Z

by

Brian Fifield

Want to make a web page for family, club or group the easy way with state of the art look and feel? The 6:30 session will focus on setting up a site while the 7:30 part will center around some great software and creation of web pages.

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Monday, Feburary 19th

at Opportunity House

6:30 PM Education Session

 

It's time to “Google Earth” with our favorite googlier – Brian Fifield

 

 

 

 

7:30 PM Meeting Talk

The Tax Man Cometh but we have TurboTax – come learn from the master, Jack Sokol our VP and master of that personal tax program that so many of us want to learn how to use.

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Come Join us in 2007!

January 11th the SIG Meeting

will focus on "Vista Compatibility"

at Opportunity House from 1 to 3 PM

meeting will be moderated by Jack Sokol, VP of HACS.

Presentation will be facilitated through the kindness of our fellow HACS member George Gill who will allow us to illustrate Vista on a computer built by him with Vista installed on it.

If you have a question for the first session please e-mail it to docsok225@bigfoot.com so Jack Sokol can answer it at the meeting.    Hope to see "ya al" (all of you) at the meeting. 

 

Our regular meetings are the third Monday of the month at Opportunity House with an Education Session from 6:30 PM to 7:20 PM followed by a featured speaker from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Come join us on Monday, January 15th

 

Education Session

Our Education Session will be given by Brian Fifield who you see below checking his notes in preparation for another entertaining and learning year for HACS!

Brian is a computer systems engineer for Advantage Home, a computer repair specialist, a husband and father (if you ask to see photos be prepared for a string of them).

 

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January Meeting Topic

"What's an MP3 player and what can you do with one”

by Jerry Liedl, HACS President

Ever wonder about those things people have plugged into their ears when they are walking, talking, or whatever? We will look into what is a "MP3" thing and what types there are plus all the fun things you can do with them - music, books, newspapers, temporary storage etc. Also, lets consider WHERE you might use them - walking, driving, showering, and lots of others. We wil take a quick look at some of the "sources" for the MP3 files and play around with it. So, come listen to an "old man" trying to be a teen-ager again or still.