RockComp Computer Technologies Club

 
Rock Shadows RV Resort
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
 
 
Steering Committee:
Jean Simmons, Vernon Knapp, Lyle Norris,
Leatrice Truedson, Bob Smith, Winston Hoegh

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Rock Comp Activities 02/19/17 RC Comp Activities 02/12/17
Rock Comp News 01/23/17 RC Comp New Service 01/18/17
Special Notice 01/18/17 Rock Comp Computer Class 01/13/17
Rock Comp Computer 12/29/16 Rock Comp Computer 12/18/16
Rock Comp Computer 12/08/16 Rock Comp Computer 12/06/16
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RC Computer News, Mar 13, 2017

Monday March 13, 2017 6:30 PM Ipad/Iphone SIG in the Hamilton Room Moderated by Jean Simmons

Tuesday March 14, 2017 6:30 PM Bob will be moderating an open forum session. Come with your questions, solutions, and all around good ideas and comments.

Wednesday March 15, 2017 9:30 AM Hamilton Room. Wireless Printing

March 17, 2017

1-3 PM Rickard Lab Gene's Help desk concerning Windows Computers and Android mobile devices.

1-3 PM Bob's Help desk dealing with Apple mobile devices and computers. Bob will be setup in the Conference Room which is just on the north side of the Rickard Lab.

Winston

 

RC Computer News Mar 6, 2017

Monday March 6, 2017 Chorus and Chimes Music Program, Rec Hall 7:00 PM 

Cancelled for one week due to Music Progam.  Ipad/Iphone SIG in the Hamilton Room Moderated by Jean Simmons,  to resume Monday March 13.

Tuesday March 7, 2017 6:30 PM Hamilton Room. Bob will moderate a Windows 10 SIG/Open Forum. Come with your questions, ideas, problems, and solutions. This will be held with the idea of people helping each other. Bring along your Windows 10 computer and or tablet. You never know when you might know the answer to someone elses question!

Wednesday March 8, 2017 9:30 AM Hamilton Room. General Question and Answer Forum. Any topic. Any device. Maybe someone there will have an answer to your problem. Bob will again be moderating.

Friday March 10, 2017 1-3 PM Rickard Lab Gene's Help desk concerning Windows Computers and Android mobile devices.   1-3 PM Bob's Help desk dealing with Apple mobile devices and computers. Bob will be setup in the Conference Room which is just on the north side of the Rickard Lab.

Donna and I will be leaving Tuesday morning. We have thoroughly enjoyed our winter here, but the farm calls. I will do my best to bore all of you with my farming adventures. So start looking for postings to Member News! I expect the rest of you to follow suit when you arrive at your summer destinations. I've said it before and I'm going to repeat, we all enjoy hearing from our friends from all over North America. So take a bit of your time to sit down and peck out a note to:  rockcompctc@gmail.com  and we will get Rick to post to Member News for all to enjoy. I'm serious............. don't roll your eyes!  :-)

Winston

 

 

RC Computer News Feb 26, 2017

Monday February 27, 2017 10:30 AM Executive Board Meeting in Rickard Lab

Monday February 27, 2017 6:30 PM Ipad/Iphone SIG in the Hamilton Room Moderated by Jean Simmons

Tuesday February 28, 2017 6:30 PM Bob will give information about general computer security which will be followed by Winston explaining the password manager Dashlane and Bob the password manager 1Password. Password managers are a tool used for personal computer security. Some of the plusses and minuses will be discussed.

Wednesday March 1, 2017 9:30 AM Hamilton Room. Regular Monthly Business Meeting. Please come and participate in the decision making of your club.

Friday March 3, 2017

1-3 PM Rickard Lab Gene's Help desk concerning Windows Computers and Android mobile devices.

1-3 PM Bob's Help desk dealing with Apple mobile devices and computers. Bob will be setup in the Conference Room which is just on the north side of the Rickard Lab.

I will be changing the password for our network. The change will take place around 10:30 - 11:00 AM Monday February 27, 2017

Also the GeeksOnTour trial period has ended.

Winston

 

RC Computer News Feb 19, 2017

A great meal and good friends!Thursday evening about 60 of us RockCompers enjoyed our annual potluck.The dessert table was VERY hard

to avoid! And here are our door prize winners.

Winston

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RC Computer Activities Feb 19-25, 2017

Monday February 20, 2017 6:30 PM Ipad/Iphone SIG in the Hamilton Room Moderated by Jean Simmons

Tuesday February 21, 2017 6:30 PM Android Devices Hamilton Room. Bob will do a class on using your Android phone and / or tablet.  He will go through apps, customizing or personalizing your device and settings. 

Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:30 AM Hamilton Room. Your dashboard/traveling companion Garmin GPS.  Bob will explain how to update your Garmin, and show us how to create your own customized trip.  2 free programs from Garmin make these easy tasks.  We will see how and where to get them and how to use them.

Friday February 24, 2017 1-3 PM Rickard Lab Gene's Help desk concerning Windows Computers and Android mobile devices.   1-3 PM Bob's Help desk dealing with Apple mobile devices and computers. Bob will be setup in the Conference Room which is just on the north side of the Rickard Lab.

I will be changing the password for our network. The change will take place around 7:30 - 8:00 AM Monday February 20, 2017

Also the GeeksOnTour password will not change. The trial period will probably end the end of this week.

Winston

RC Computer Activities Feb 12-18, 2017

Monday February 13, 2017 6:30 PM Ipad/Iphone SIG in the Hamilton Room Moderated by Jean Simmons

A continuation of a very well received and attended SIG. I certainly hope I can attend this week and it would be fun to see many of you there.

Tuesday February 14, 2017 Happy Valentines Day. Heart Eileen and Bob's daughter will be visiting, so Bob will not be available for any activity. So everyone plan a special time with your sweetie!

Wednesday February 15, 2017 9:30 AM Hamilton Room." Geeksontour " We are planning on picking a couple of videos from Geeksontour to show. We can show a list of videos and the people there can choose what we will watch. Hopefully I can figure out how to get our speakers working so we can all hear!

Thursday February 16, 2017 4:30 - 6:00 PM Rec Hall. RockComp Computer Club Potluck

Roast Porkloin, Baked Beans, and coffee provided by the Club. Please bring your favorite dish to share and your own table service.

February 17, 2017 1-3 PM Rickard Lab Gene's Help desk concerning Windows Computers and Android mobile devices. 1-3 PM Bob's Help desk dealing with Apple mobile devices and computers. Bob will be setup in the Conference Room which is just on the north side of the Rickard Lab.

Lastly I'm assuming you all saw my email explaining our new status of our wifi. The password will be changing Monday morning February 13, 2017. That will be in effect until further notice. It could change any day but it will not be changed without an email being sent to club members. Remember, the club wifi is only available to club members. We expect that our members will abide by that rule.

Thank you. Winston

 

RC Computer Activities Feb 5-11, 2017

Mondays 6:30 PM, Hamilton Room SIG on iphone/ipad.

Tuesday 2/7 6:30 PM, Hamilton room. - Bob will discuss Windows 10 settings. Settings will be explained, and the recommended pointed out.

Tuesday 2/21 6:30 PM, Hamilton room. - Bob will do a class on using your Android phone and / or tablet. He will go through apps, customizing or personalizing your device and settings. A few volunteers with some Android knowledge are needed to help.

Tuesday 2/28 6:30!PM, Hamilton room. - a presentation on using password managers. Two well rated and popular apps will be discussed. Winston will present Dashlane and Bob will present 1Password.

Wednesday 2/8 9:30 AM. - Bob will demo the club Website. We will see how to navigate the website, and the information available. Then, we will take a look behind the website, seeing how it is maintained. You may not know that a number of club members maintain various sections. Those sections will be shown and the members who maintain them identified.

Wednesday 2/22 9:30 AM - Your dashboard/traveling companion Garmin GPS. Bob will explain how to update your Garmin, and show us how to create your own customized trip. 2 free programs from Garmin make these easy tasks. We will see how and where to get them and how to use them.
 
Fridays 1-3 PM Gene will be available at the Rickard Lab with his help desk dealing with Windows computers and Android devices.
 
Fridays 1-4 PM Bob will be in the Conference Room to assist you with your mobile devices and Apple Computers. The Conference Room is in the Computer Building just north of the Rickard Lab.
 

 

RC Computer Activities Jan 29-Feb 4, 2017

Monday January 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Rickard Lab Executive Board Meeting.

Monday January 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Hamilton Room we will have our ongoing Ipad/Iphone SIG.

Jean Simmons, Moderator. Bring your Ipad/Iphone and have your questions and/or answers in mind.

Tuesday January 31, 2017 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM Basic Computer Class in the Hamilton Room

Basic Computing Class - Bob Smith. The class will be Tuesday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, 1/24 and 1/31. It can continue on for a couple more Tuesday evenings if you all would like to just continue on. We will use Windows 10 as the basis of our discussion, but, probably 90% of what we talk about will also be relative to prior versions of windows. We will start with definitions of terms, covering hardware, a top level view of how a computer works, WIFI, a little on the Internet, and proceed to what is, and how to use Windows. This class will be "basic". It is meant for those that just want a little better comfort level with Computing and Windows. Maybe you might even be able to go home and impress your grandkids with a computer term or two. We will leave time for questions. In fact, if you now, or prior to the class, think of something "computers", write it down and hand to Bob before class.

The second evening of this class will dive right into Windows 10. Don't miss this highly informative opportunity to improve your knowledge of Windows 10.

Instructor Bob Smith. Bring your laptops and note taking materials

Wednesday February 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM Hamilton Room Monthly Business Meeting including election of Officers.

Friday February 3, 2017 1-3 PM Gene will be available at the Rickard Lab with his help desk dealing with Windows computers and Android devices.

Friday February 3, 2017 1-4 PM Bob will be in the Conference Room to assist you with your mobile devices and Apple Computers. The Conference Room is in the Computer Building just north of the Rickard Lab.

Please be patient and the guys will get to you as quickly as possible.

Internet access will be available at the events for members. If you are a member you will receive the password to our network and after the individual sessions are over that password will be replaced. Remember, even if you aren't requesting assistance, as members you will be given the password. We expect our members to use internet access appropriately.

Check Member News and Calendar for more info and possible updates.

It is expected, by the Executive Board, that the proper respect and attention be given to our Presenters, Teachers, and Moderators. They spend a lot of time preparing and they deserve that respect and attention.

Thank you,

Winston Hoegh - President, Rock Shadows Computer Club

 

RC Computer Club News 01/23/17

Weekly Happenings Jan 22-28,2017

Monday January 23, 2017 at 6:30 PM at the Hamilton Room we will have our ongoing Ipad/Iphone SIG.

Jean Simmons, Moderator. Bring your Ipad/Iphone and have your questions and/or answers in mind.

Tuesday January 24, 2017 at 6:30 - 8:30 PM Basic Computer Class in the Hamilton Room

Basic Computing Class - Bob Smith. The class will be Tuesday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, 1/24 and 1/31. It can continue on for a couple more Tuesday evenings if you all would like to just continue on. We will use Windows 10 as the basis of our discussion, but, probably 90% of what we talk about will also be relative to prior versions of windows. We will start with definitions of terms, covering hardware, a top level view of how a computer works, WIFI, a little on the Internet, and proceed to what is, and how to use Windows. This class will be "basic". It is meant for those that just want a little better comfort level with Computing and Windows. Maybe you might even be able to go home and impress your grandkids with a computer term or two. We will leave time for questions. In fact, if you now, or prior to the class, think of something "computers", write it down and hand to Bob before class.

Instructor Bob Smith. Bring your laptops and note taking materials

Wednesday January 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM SOS - Serving Online Seniors Computer repair services in the Rec Hall. This session is open to all residents of Rock Shadows.

Friday January 27, 2017 1-3 PM Gene will be available at the Rickard Lab with his help desk dealing with Windows computers and Android devices.

Friday January 27, 2017 1-4 PM Bob will be in the Conference Room to assist you with your mobile devices and Apple Computers. The Conference Room is in the Computer Building just north of the Rickard Lab.

Please be patient and the guys will get to you as quickly as possible.

Internet access will be available at the events for members. If you are a member you will receive the password to our network and after the individual sessions are over that password will be replaced. Remember, even if you aren't requesting assistance, as members you will be given the password. We expect our members to use internet access appropriately.

Check Member News and Calendar for more info and possible updates.

It is expected, by the Executive Board, that the proper respect and attention be given to our Presenters, Teachers, and Moderators. They spend a lot of time preparing and they deserve that respect and attention.

Thank you,

Winston Hoegh - President, Rock Shadows Computer Club

RC Computer Club New Service 01/18/17

We have a new service being offered to club members. Well maybe it's not new but an addition. Bob Smith will be, with the assistance of other volunteers, holding a help desk dealing with Mobile Devices including Ipad/Iphone, Android tablets/phones. Also Apple laptop computers are included. 

This is being done in addition to Gene's Help Desk. Gene's session deals mainly with Windows Computers.

So now we will have two different sessions dealing with different subjects. The Mobile Device/Apple Computer session will be held each Friday afternoon, beginning this Friday January 20, 2017,  from 1-4 PM in the Conference Room. The Conference Room is located just north of the Rickard Lab. One thing you can do to help your helper, is bring your usernames and passwords along.  

Winston Hoegh 

Special Notice 01/18/17

 

Our Internet Service Provider, Mediacom, has informed us that someone on our network has illegally downloaded copyrighted material, probably a movie, TV program, or song. This is an activity that will not be tolerated by the club. If we continue to receive such notices we could very easily have to close the internet access to everyone. We realize this could be a problem because of the courtesy computers, which are accessible by anyone, and it is not someone in the club. I prefer to think that is the case. But if these notices continue, we will first discontinue those courtesy machines and after that, if it still continues we will have to deny access to everyone except for club activities. 

This is a very discouraging issue to have to report to the membership. I hope we can have this resolved. If you know or suspect someone might be involved, please urge them to discontinue doing so. That way we can all continue to enjoy the use of this wonderful technology. 

Thank you,

RockComp Executive Board

Winston Hoegh, President

Rock Comp Computer Club 01/13/17

 
 

Basic Computing Class - Bob Smith

The class will be Tuesday nights, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, 1/24 and 1/31. It can continue on for a couple more Tuesday evenings if you all would like to just continue on.

We will use Windows 10 as the basis of our discussion, but, probably 90% of what we talk about will also be relative to prior versions of windows. We will start with definitions of terms, covering hardware, a top level view of how a computer works, WIFI, a little on the Internet, and proceed to what is and how to use Windows.

This class will be "basic". It is meant for those that just want a little better comfort level with Computing, and Windows. Maybe you might even be able to go home and impress your grandkids with a computer term or two. We will leave time for questions. In fact, if you now, or prior to the class, think of something "computers", write it down and hand to Bob before class.

Winston

 

Rock Comp Computer Club 12/29/16

January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 Mondays 6:30 PM
Ipad/Iphone SIG, Moderator: Jean Simmoms Hamilton Room: 6:30 PM Come share your ideas, difficulties, successes, or anything you can think of and let a group of likeminded people help or be helped.

January 3,10, 24,31, 2017 Tuesdays 6:30 PM
Social Media/Facebook, Moderator: Bert Madtson Hamilton Room: 6:30 PM Come share your ideas, difficulties, successes, or anything you can think of and let a group of likeminded people help or be helped.

January 17, 2016 Tuesday 7:00 PM
Computer Security: Bob Gostischa Avast Software Hamilton Room: 7:00 PM. Bob will share his knowledge about computer security and the need for antivirus software. He has presented to RockComp in the past and is always enlightening. You won’t be disappointed!

March 8, 2017 Wednesday 9:30 AM
Computers and Mobile Devices: Katie Gertz Hamilton Room 9:30 AM. Katie will be presenting about Windows 10 and or iPad/Iphone mainly based on the group’s desires. Don’t miss!

 

 

Rock Comp Computer Club 12/18/16

Rock Comp Computer Club Business Meeting December 7, 2016

Mtg Called to Order: Winston Hoegh

 

TREASURER’S REPORT

​Current Membership:    53

​Receipts   ​Dues  ​​360.00

​​​​​362.75

​​​​​255.00

​​​​​135.00

​Expenses

​Myclubcircle  dues  ​​80.75

​ Bob Smith            ​​​17.99

​Gene Lingenfelter   ​​10.79 (keyboard)

​Media Com            ​​​48.17

​Winston               ​​​169.41 (Media Com and Lightning Adaptor)

​Balance as of today:​      $3,590.38

 

OLD BUSINESS

​Annual Meeting  ​Up for election: Vice President;​Treasurer;​Trustee (1 year);​Trustee (3 years)

​​                       Winston will not be present for the Annual Meeting

Member Potluck will be Thursday, February 16 from 4:30-6:00. Club will supply Pork Loin

Scheduled Speakers to date:

​12/14 Risa Robinson 9:30 AM

​1-4 Bus Mtg 9:30 AM

​1-11 Gordon Flanery​  9:30 AM                      

1-17 AVAST (7:00-9:00pm)

​1-25 SOS​ 9:30 AM

 

SIG groups: Beginning Computing on Mon nights and Social Media on Tues nights; Winston looking at possible iPad/iPhone group

 

Gene Lingenfelter will be in Lab on Fridays from 1-3 (Only 2 in Lab at a time. Others wait in Lobby)

 

NEW BUSINESS

​Winston will check on 50/50 schedule

 

Gene L raised need to keep the Rec Hall reserved for meetings where we have more than 35 people. He will contact Office about it and also look into what can be done to get a reliable signal in the Hall for Internet.

 

Gene will be checking on the possibility of a program on Public WiFi use. He also recommended “Geeks on Tour” tutorials on Youtube.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Lyle Norris

Secretary

 

Rock Comp Computer Club 12/08/16

Social Media SIG will again meet on Tuesday evening @ 6:30 PM in the Hamilton Room December 13, 2016. Bert will moderate. Come with your devices, questions, and/or answers.

 

Rock Comp Computer Club 12/06/16

Rock Comp Computer Club Business Meeting

Wednesday December 7, 2016Hamilton Room9:30 AM

I     Call to Order

II    Minutes of Previous Meeting 

        A    Posted to Member News on Website

III   Treasurer’s Report

IV   Old Business   

       A    February Elections       

               1    President’s absence       

               2    Nominations     

       B    Annual February Member Potluck       

               1    Thursday February 16, 2016 4:30 to 6:00 PM       

               2    Club will supply Roasted Boneless Pork Loin   

       C    Class and/or SIG ideas

V   New Business

VI   Adjournment

Rock Comp Computer Club 11/30/16

We will begin the week with the Executive Board Meeting at 10:35 AM on Monday Dec 5. That evening at 6:45 PM Carol and Ralph will moderate a SIG ( special interest group) based on beginning computers. Tuesday Dec 6 will be another SIG concerning social media ( Facebook, etc ) moderated by Bert. This will begin at 6:30 PM. Both SIGs will evaluate, based on attendees desires, if future sessions are held. Wednesday Dec 7 at 9:30 AM will be our monthly business meeting.

Winston

 

Rock Comp Computer Club 11/27/16

We will be meeting at the Hamilton Room Wednesday Nov 30, 2016. Our main focus will be having signup or at least an indication of intent to participate in 2 separate events. One will be with Bert Madtson moderating a SIG dealing with social media. The other will be a beginning computer class instructed by Carol and Ralph Hattery. Both events will begin no earlier than December 5th. Both will probably be held on either Monday or Tuesday evenings depending on the instructors and attendees desires.Also we will entertain more ideas about SIGs or classes.

Winston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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