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Next Meetings


(all on 3rd Saturdays)


  • February 15, 2020
  • March 21, 2020
  • April 18, 2020
  • May 16, 2020
  • June 20, 2020
  • July 18, 2020

This is what we did at the January 18, 2020 meeting:

(Special Interest Groups)

Home Automation

8:00 – 9:00

Home Automation and Home Theater come in an endless range of capabilities, complexity, and price. Come join us as we cover this new and exciting area. Home automation covers everything from setting your thermostat to having your refrigerator order milk. Join us!

SIG Leader: Bill Parker

Making Money Online

8:00 – 9:00

 In January, or topic is still TBD, but we hope to have it decided by meeting day …

SIG Leader: Howard Harkness



8:00 – 10:00

In January, for the hour beginning 8 am, we cover topics and demonstrations that come up in informal discussion.

In the 2nd hour, Josh Miller presents “Demo of WPF application with integrated PowerShell 7”

SIG Leader: Larry Weiss

Microsoft Office Suite

9:00 – 10:00

Frank Tubbs returns with exciting topics on Excel. Q&A always an option.

We also have expert members available to handle member questions about other Microsoft Office products


Windows Tips n’ Tricks

9:00 – 11:00

Live, on tape . . .
Ken Dwight – The Virus Doctor
Ransomware – Before, During, and After”

SIG Leaders: Chuck Stark and Gil Brand



10:00 – 12:00

We will not meet in January. 

In January, the topic will be Functional Programming: A New Paradigm?

SIG Leaders: Chris Morgan and Tom Perkins


11:00 – 12:00


  • Tech that will invade our lives in 2020 – announcements from this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Windows Inside/Out

12:30 – 1:30

  • Setting up and using a Plex server as a Windows 10 replacement for Windows Media Center

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Wireless Communication

12:30 – 1:30

Topic:  5G cell phones

SIG Leader: Birl Smith