The important topic of the next meeting is "iPad in Business" to be held at . . . 7:00 pm, May 7, 2013, at Kennedy Hall, Immaculate Conception Church, 1208 East McCarty Street (enter behind church off Clark Avenue), Jefferson City, MO 65101.
As Labor Day quickly approaches, all of the signs of Summer are beginning to shimmer away, and we return to the realities of school, Fall cleanups, and the approach of Autumn colors. We again commence our regular meetings at Lewis and Clark Middle School with some delightful new features. I'm at a health conference in Branson right now, and it is so pretty looking out over the lake, and relaxing for a few minutes.
At our last meeting at Missouri Press Association in Columbia, I intended to show my new Point2View webcam/scanner/display device, and George told us about his new Apple Magic Trackpad, but both were left it at home (we will bring them to the next meeting). As for iPhone apps, Jan Watson told us about ‚ÄúMy Trip & More‚Äù, Mark Snell told us about ‚"TripIt‚", Joe Mertzlufft told us about the American Airline AA app, Sharon Hanson told us about ‚"Words with Friends", Marion Petrides told us about ‚ÄúDropBox‚Äù, and I demonstrated ‚"You Gotta See This‚" photo montage app. It was a wonderful marathon season of really cool apps (be sure to bring your story to our next meeting too).
Our host, Greg Baker (advertising director), introduced us to Kent Ford (magazine editor) and Michael Daugherty (web manager). Together, they told us about their membership, the way they produce association products with their Macs, the myths about newspapers and much more that was very interesting. Twenty-one of our members were in attendance which was just about right for the conference room we were in. Alice Kopp again provided another interesting perspective on our website. The evening's door prize winners included:
Desk Tool Sharon Hanson
Apple stress ball Larry Garvin
appleJAC bag clip Bill Webb
appleJAC red flashlight Aileen Garvin
appleJAC blue flashlight Jan Watson
appleJAC silver flashlight Mark Snell
appleJAC green flashlight George Kopp
George also announced that the iMovie MacClass (previously scheduled for last Spring) will now be held
on October 7 and 14 at the Learfield Communications offices. Registration for this two-night 7-9pm series is $25, and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (the minimum class size will be 8 participants). See the ad on our website for details.
Our next meeting will be take us back to Conference Room 600 at Lewis and Clark Middle School. Mark your calendar NOW for the appleJAC ‚"Fun and Leisure", meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Bring family, friends and new members to get the most out of your Mac and other Apple products.
Summer is upon us . . . the longest day of the year (summer solstice) is now past . . . heat and humidity remind us of the splendors of Missouri . . . and we are thankful for the blessings of air conditioning and iced refreshments. AND, true to the predictions of the Cupertino King (Steve Jobs), iOS 4 was delivered that first day of Summer, and the 4G iPhones started arriving on June 23 (Steve Mays was our first member to get his). So, now we must find balance between our electronic tools and other daily
On a personal note, you may have already heard that I am now living alone. Not everything lasts forever, but I feel blessed that I’ve had 35 years of family life, with a son (who also has had a son), and many cherished memories. My challenges now include adapting to a two-bedroom duplex near Binder Lake (5418 Deer Valley Drive), learning how to cook (something my grandmother who raised me never taught me), and attending to domestic duties (a constant test of my memory). Working for the state takes ever more time as our resources are diminished and the workload increases. So, if I’m a little slow in responding to your inquiries, I hope that you will understand (MacQuest Consulting is still alive and well).
At our last meeting, the appleJAC MUG Annual Picnic at the Landwehr pool (thank you Mayor John and Peggy), enjoying both sun and rain. Hamburgers and hotdogs were served fresh off the grills, joining a wonderful array of side dishes and desserts. All 30 people in attendance seemed to have a great time
(until the rain returned).
Our next meeting is our annual MacFixIt Meeting where we diagnose hardware and software problems, help install memory/harddrive/system upgrades, discuss regular maintenance concerns, and ways to boost performance. With recent iOS, iPhone, Safari and other Apple updates, we will spend some time explaining these too. Tasir Yanis will be hosting our meeting at his Coffee Zone at 130 East High Street (our gathering place every Saturday morning).
Mark your calendar NOW for the appleJAC Macintosh Users MacFixIt meeting on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Bring family, friends and new members downtown JC to the Coffee Zone to get the most out of your Mac and other Apple products.