December Monthly Meeting

Happy Holidays!! 

The SCC Apple User Group will hold the December meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, at 3:00PM in the Caper Room of the Atrium Bldg; 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL. Members of the Sun City Center Apple User Group and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend the club’s monthly meetings. Guests may attend on a space-available basis. Due to limited seating, priority seating is given to paid members. 

The main presentation will include a discussion of the Apple “eco-system” and our strategy in meeting the needs of the club membership in relation to that.  There will also be a demonstration of FaceTime to include multiple calls.

Club business, including the annual voting for board members and directors, will also take place.

Be a part of research

This is the new Apple research app. If you would like to read about it, click on this link:

https://www.apple.com/ios/research-app/

Club dues for 2020

The dues for the Apple Users group for 2020 are $20.00 per family. They can be paid at our monthly meetings or brought down to the club room during hours that we have coverage as listed in our calendar.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving!! If you aren’t out shopping already, here are some gadget ideas for your holiday gift giving:

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Yes you can!

Information contained in this post is intended only for current active members of the Sun City Center Apple User Group Club.

Election of officers and directors is scheduled for the club’s December, 2019,  monthly meeting. The club is actively seeking members to run for elected positions described below. Any C.A. member in good standing that is a member of the Apple Computer Group Club may run for office. If you are interested, please email info@sccaug.org with your name and the position you are interested in filling.

Officers

President

  • Provide leadership and guidance for the club
  • Serve as the point of contact for the C.A.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the club follows bylaws and club activities honor all C.A. requirements and rules
  • Conduct the monthly full club meetings

Vice President

  • Fill in when other elected officers are not available
  • Manage lab monitors
  • Carry out assignments made by the Board of Directors
  • At the President’s discretion, fill in whenever the President is unable to attend to matters
  • Assume the role of President should the elected President fail to complete his or her term

Secretary/Treasurer

  • Take minutes and maintain records of all club meetings including Board of Directors meetings
  • Maintain list of active members for meetings and mailing lists
  • Prepare content for the Communications Director covering club activities
  • Maintain list of paid members, amount paid, payment history
  • Receive membership dues for member enrollments
  • Maintain and report on the Club’s bank account (s)
  • Issue checks or credit card payment for club supplies, equipment, software and activities as directed by the Board of Directors
  • Provide any and all information required by the C.A. concerning club finances

Directors

Director At Large

  • Call Board of Directors meetings
  • Handle any Board of Directors activity not assigned to other board members
  • Work with the President to determine club direction, goals, and programs
  • Obtain approval for club direction, goals, and programs with the Board of Directors and the Club membership
  • Represent the directors to the C.A.

Education Director

  • Develop and obtain approval for training programs
  • Recommend training programs based on Apple Computer’s product changes
  • Interface with trainers including club members, Apple Computer, and third party trainers
  • Create and maintain schedules of classes
  • Manage registration for scheduled classes
  • Maintain history of training classes and attendees

Communications Director

  • Responsible for all communications with club members and the community at large
  • Maintain the club’s WordPress web site ensuring all information is current and accurate
  • Provide information to the local newspapers, as appropriate, for planned activities
  • Write a blog entry for the club’s web site at least once per month
  • Maintain the club’s online and posted calendars

Systems Director

  • Responsible for all club hardware and software
  • Create and maintain all passwords required for club hardware and accounts
  • Install updates to all club systems when available and appropriate
  • Recommend new hardware and software
  • Obtain Board of Directors approval for purchases

Text Message Spam

Text message spam is to your cell phone what email spam is to your personal computer. Both may try to get you to reveal personal information.

Text message spam is a triple threat: It often uses the promise of free gifts or product offers to get you to reveal personal information; it can lead to unwanted charges on your cell phone bill; and it can slow cell phone performance.

Here are a few steps to can text message spam:

  • Delete text messages that ask you to confirm or provide personal information: Legitimate companies don’t ask for information like your account numbers or passwords by email or text.
  • Don’t reply, and don’t click on links provided in the message: Links can install malware on your computer and take you to spoof sites that look real but whose purpose is to steal your information.
  • Treat your personal information like cash: Your Social Security number, credit card numbers, and bank and utility account numbers can be used to steal your money or open new accounts in your name. Don’t give them out in response to a text.
  • Place your cell phone number on the National Do Not Call Registry.
  • If you are an AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint or Bell subscriber, you can report spam texts to your carrier by copying the original message and forwarding it to the number 7726 (SPAM), free of charge.
  • Review your cell phone bill for unauthorized charges, and report them to your carrier.

September Monthly Meeting

Members of the Apple User Group Club and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend club meetings.  Guests may attend on a space available basis.

What:           Sun City Center Apple User Group meeting

When:          Tuesday, September 24, 3:00 pm start

Where:         Caper Room, Atrium Bldg., 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL

Agenda:       Apple news / Club business / Trends / Consumer Tips

Summer time

Just a reminder that our monthly membership meetings start up again in September. Effective July 15, 2019, we changed the times of help sessions in the Apple User Group lab. Monday times are 9:00 am – 11:00 am; Friday times are 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please bring us your questions and concerns. Monitored lab hours are still every Tuesday, Wednesday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am; Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Our lab is equipped with Macs and a printer. Come meet our volunteers and have some fun trying out our Apple devices. The board is currently putting together a list of classes that we want to offer. Stay tuned.

May Monthly Meeting

Members of the Apple User Group Club and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend club meetings. Guests may attend on a space available basis.

What:           Sun City Center Apple User Group meeting for May, 2019

When:          Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Where:         Caper Room, Atrium Bldg, 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL

Agenda

  • News
  • Club business
  • Tips

Featured Presentation

Apple provides two applications on all its devices that allow users to keep track of contacts and calendar appointments.  Both of these activities appear simple and easy to use,  except both contacts and calendars support multiple organizations and may store data on multiple services.  The meeting’s presentation is intended to help users understand how Contacts and Calendars work, how to add new items, and to provide best practices for managing these two applications.

April Monthly Meeting

Members of the Apple User Group Club and members of the Sun City Center Community Association are welcome to attend club meetings. Guests may attend on a space available basis.

What:           Sun City Center Apple User Group meeting for April, 2019

When:          Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Where:         Caper Room, Atrium Bldg, 954 North Course Lane, Sun City Center, FL

Agenda:       News, club business, tips

Featured Presentation

Apple provides a powerful spreadsheet application on all of its macOS and iOS devices.  Chet Rindfuss will introduce attendees to the Numbers application. Subjects covered include what is a spreadsheet, how to enter different types of data, how to use formulas, and using multiple tables to solve problems.   There will also be a quick look at graphs, and using a spreadsheet as a database

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