This next month's great meeting topics is "Mistakes to Avoid". The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm, April 4, 2017, in Kennedy Hall at IC School, 1208 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City. Please bring your friends who are Mac or iOS users to our meetings.
Our October meeting was all about Apple and their new Operating Systems for iOS 10 devices and the New Mac OS 10.12 Sierra. First, I reminded our members the importance of "backing up" before a major upgrade, and a brief slideshow on how too. Then, Jason Piper showed us many of the changes with Messages and widgets. He also shared new features on the new Mac OS, but we fell short on time for George to show the changes on Apple TV and Apple Watch.
We have handed out many appleJAC-logoed Micro Fiber cloths since July, and we have had several request to buy extras. The November Meeting will be your last change to get your FREE Micro Fiber cloth for paid members, and also your first chance to buy extras. You can get an extra for just $3.00 each, or two for $5.00.
I have enjoyed the nice weather after a brief visit of the cold evenings and near frost conditions. There have not been many years when we could still water ski in mid-October. I do believe my grass is starting to go dormant (and its about time). Its great to have tailgates and afternoon football without needing a coat so far (I just wish my Tigers could win a few more games).
After serving two years as President, I will not be running for this position for next year. We are in need of some new faces on the Board. I will run for a position on the Board and would be happy to talk with anyone interested in joining me. Ask current Board members what its like -- you get to eat out an extra night each month (no dishes) with some computer gurus and offer ideas that can help all the members. You might think "I have nothing to offer to the group", but believe me, we need a few people on the Board to help remind us what the rest of the membership wants to hear about.
The following people won door prizes at the October Meeting (thanks to some of our members for their prize donations):
Bonnie Culley - iTunes Card
Mel Kallal- Mouse
Shubha Miller- 7 Port Hub
Jane Szabados- Flashlight Larry Garvin - Red Bag
Ron Hansen- Book, PS 6 Elements
Tom Vaughn - Book, AppleMac
Rosalind Moulton- Book, Slideology
Marylin Durk- Book, AppleWorks
Margie Stevenson- Book, OS X Panther
Our upcoming November 1, 2016, meeting will feature Up to 30 Gadgets in 60 Minutes at IC School(see agenda below). George Kopp will get it started by sharing whats new with Apple TV OS and the New Apple Watch OS 3. ThenTom Piper, Peggy Landwehr, Mark Snell, George Kopp and myself will give a 3-minute overview each of the gadgets we find helpful. We have left time for you to show and tell us about your favorite gadget (just let me know in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can save you a spot).
As always, there will be time for everyone to ask questions and share your tips and tricks to the group. Continue to visit our website for more updates and fresh information.