MacChUG General Meeting – Dec. 21st

The Special Interest Groups and the General Meeting is scheduled so that you can attend both.

Mac & IOS Special Interest Group – 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM

MacChUG offers four (4) Special Interest Group to meet your needs.

Now you can determine personal need and attend one of the classes:

iPhone –  iPad –  Mac – Novice  –  Mac – Q & A

General Meeting  –  7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

At this month’s general meeting, we’ll be electing our Officers and Directors for their upcoming term on MacChUG’s Board of Directors. We still have one vacancy to fill. The term as Program Director will expire in December, and we need a volunteer to take on that task. The remaining board positions have been filled, and we look forward to the new year bringing more interesting programs for our enlightenment.

MAC Novice Class Presentation at 6:30 pm:

The Novice Class meeting this month will be on updating your operating system and associated programs. Many associated programs may also need to be updated after upgrading the OS, but do you really need to do all that Apple tells you on the Update page of the App Store?

Maybe not, so let’s look at what is offered/suggested by Apple and consider whether you need to update everything. It’s an easy step that is often overlooked because it isn’t obvious.

Apple’s Pages App with Ron Brooks – Apr. 20th

7:30PM to 9:00PM – Ron Brooks will do a presentation of Pages. The MacU all Access training tutorial for your Mac, iPad or iPhone has been purchased by many of our members. Ron Brooks will share with us some helpful and important tips in the tutorial on Pages.

Pages is a powerful word processor developed by Apple Inc. Pages is Microsoft Word friendly, you can save Pages documents as word files; or import and edit Word documents right in Pages.

 

6:30PM to 7:15PM – MacChUG offers four (4) Special Interest Group to meet your needs. Come to Mac and IOS Special Interest Group meetings to learn more about your Apple devices.

Now you can determined your personal need and attend one of the classes listed below
 iPhone
 iPad
 Mac – Novice
 Mac – Q & A

Feb 16th – Photo Management

Linda Perry Presents Photo Management at 7:30pm. 

Most of us use our iPhones or iPads to take pictures … of family, friends, pets, events, travel, etc. But how do you get those pictures onto your computer for safe keeping? What happens when you run out of room on your phone? That’s where iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream come into play. But which one should you use? We’ll talk about iCloud options and album creation as a means to organize your pictures.

Ron Brooks will also conduct a brief Q&A in one of our “back rooms” for Clean My Mac 3 and MacU “All-Access” code installation. If either of these issues are of interest, come at 6:30 for this discussion.

From 6:30pm – 7:15pm  – Four Mac & IOS Special Interest Groups  to meet your needs.

Now you can determined your personal need and attend one of the classes listed below

iPhone   iPad   Mac – Novice  Mac – Q & A

Dec 15th – Myron Flindt Presents Popular Holiday Gifts

The December meeting of MacChUG, the Apple Users Group of Chico, will look at popular Apple gifts for the holidays. This will include reviews of Apple TV, the Apple watch, Apple Airpods and much more.


Myron Flindt, our club’s vice president , will provide reviews of these popular Apple products, share amazing accessories for Mac and IOS, and show the best apps of 2016 for the iPad and iPhone.

If you are looking for great gift ideas for your family, friends or yourself, join us for our December meeting. Newcomers are always welcome.

Nov 17th – Londa Coy Presents Photoshop Elements 15

downloadOur speaker this month will be Londa Coy, our resident Photoshop expert, and her topic will be Photoshop Elements 15, a brand new version from Adobe. Her presentation will cover an overview of managing photographs with PSE 15. For all you photography enthusiasts, now will be a good time to learn what you can do to enhance and improve those priceless pictures.

You can come at 6:30 and participate in our iPad/iPhone and Novice special inter-est groups or browse our library for books, manuals and CDs that may help you be-come more proficient.

There should be plenty of parking on either side of the Vets Hall as well as in front of the building.

October 20th – Apple Major Upgrades features for Mac OS Sierra & iOS 10

Our speaker this month will be Program Director, Ron Brooks. His topic will cover the new features of Apple’s major software upgrades, Mac OS Sierra and iOS 10. He will include a discussion of the process of upgrading both platforms and some little used features of the Mac OS.

You can come at 6:30 and participate in our iPad/iPhone and Novice special interest groups or browse our library for books, manuals and CDs that may help you become more proficient.

There should be plenty of parking on either side of the Vets Hall as well as in front of the building.

In order to bring you more opportunities for learning, MacChUG now offer five (5) classes. Now you can determined your personal need and attend one of the classes listed below:

iPhone – Beginners

iPhone – Intermediate

iPad

Mac – Novice

Mac – Q & A

September 15th – Traveling with your iPhone and iPad

To kick off our new season, we’re pleased to enlist the services of respected OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) teacher Linda Perry. Linda has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and has served as a consultant with Apple.

Her topic for the general meeting at 7:30 will be “Traveling with your iPhone and iPad”. She’s convinced we don’t need to take lots of reference material so come and learn about a variety of apps, podcasts, and ways to set up your mobile devices so that you can use them effectively for planning your trip while traveling or on vacation.

June 16th Member Appreciation Night

At our closing meeting on June 16, Myron Flindt, our Vice President will present a survey to the membership to learn more about what type of devices our members use and what they are interested in learning. Also, at the same meeting, the Board will hold an “opportunity” drawing as a replacement for the customary end of year raffle. Each attending member will receive a ticket for a chance to win one of several prizes. In addition, anyone who completes a survey will get one more ticket for the drawing.

The Board approved an expenditure of $400 to purchase items for the event. An external hard drive valued at $100 will be the grand prize. Also, the Board approved a donation of $100 honoring the passing of Michael Hogan, a long time MacCHUG member, to the charity of the family’s choice.

Mac and IOS Special Interest Group –  6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Chico Apple User General Meeting  – 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

May 19th David Sparks “Best Practices for Email”

david sparks David Sparks, a nationally known speaker about all things Apple. He is a past speaker at Macworld / iWorld and a regular faculty member for the American Bar Association’s TechShow. David also lectured to the Federal Judicial College. He published two books for Wiley Press, “Mac at Work” and “iPad at Work”. David also publishes the MacSparky Field Guides including the best selling iBooks Author book, “Paperless”, awarded a Best of 2012 award.

David Sparks is a practicing attorney, editor of the MacSparky blog, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, and author of the Email, Paperless, and Markdown Field Guides.

David’s presentation is entitled “Best Practices for Email”, a close look at the cardinal rules for email that all of us should know.


Kathy Brooks will again provide some tips and tricks for intermediate iPhones users.

Londa Coy has graciously agreed to help the beginners class for iPhone user in Van Bilbo’s absence.

The topic of my iPad class will be five ways to reduce the storage on crowded iPads.

Ron Steinke’s Mac class will cover printer settings and other printer issues.

Be sure to come at 6:30 to take advantage of our special training classes.

April 21st The Benefits of iCloud

Program Director Ron Brooks will present information on the benefits of iCloud. Starts at 7:30PM.

iCloud

Much has been written about the shortcomings of iCould, but Apple has worked out most of the kinks and it’s now something you should consider implementing to keep files and photos synced between your devices as well as an off-site backup.

Ron will also talk about other cloud services available from companies like Google and Amazon. Class starts at 7:30 PM.

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Classes taught from 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM


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iPhone and iPad classes 

Come at 6:30 p.m. to join the “non-intimidating” iPhone and iPad classes. There will also be a Novice special interest group for Macs. A library of free books, manuals and CD’s is available as a resource for members to check out.

MAC Novice Class Presentation by Ron Stienke 

This month, we will be discussing the Dock and how to keep it organized. How many applica-tion icons do you have on your Dock? Are they crowding each other out of sight? Why not clean up the Dock appearance and make your choices much easier.

Come to the Novice Class and learn some tricks to use on your Dock.