Due to the COVID-19 virus, our meetings
will be Online only (see below).


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Next Meetings

(all on 3rd Saturdays)

  • October 17, 2020  (online only)
  • November 21, 2020
  • December 19, 2020
  • January 16, 2021
  • February 20, 2021
  • March 20, 2021
  • April 17, 2021
  • May 15, 2021

Meetings held via ZOOM or Microsoft TEAMS teleconferencing.

Here is what we did at our September 19th meeting …


Special Presentation –  10:00 – 11:00 am  (see details below)

Powershell SIG     8:30 – 10:00 am — See details below

Making Money Online SIG  9:00 – 10:00 am — See details below

Internet SIG   11:00 – Noon — See details below

 Home Automation

8:00 – 9:00

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Bill Parker 








Making Money Online

 9:00 – 10:00

For the September 19th SIG meeting of the MMO SIG, Chuck Bealke will do a presentation on his experience using Zoom to teach ESL (English as a second language) to refugees. Online teaching offers a great opportunity for volunteering (or to earn) from home, and ESL is a prime example.

Most of Chuck’s students are technically challenged and attend using their cell phones. Tests are emailed, the returned after completion as cell phone photos. Formerly taught in classrooms in Dallas, COVID quickly forced the classes online and has led to interesting challenges as well as a few unplanned benefits. 

If you wish to attend  and have not yet received an invite, please notify Chuck Bealke by email as soon as possible to receive a ZOOM meeting invite, at chuck.tractor@gmail.com.

SIG Leader: Howard Harkness


8:30 – 10:00

PowerShell for September 19th will again be an online meeting — a general “All Things Related to PowerShell” discussion starting at 8:30 AM.  Josh Miller is hosting the meeting using GoToMeeting.

To join the meeting, email Larry Weiss using lfw@airmail.net for the link.

SIG Leader: Larry Weiss 



Microsoft Office Suite

9:00 – 10:00

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.








Special Presentation

10:00 – 11:00

Saving your life with wearable technology
(Part 2
, by Ron Brown

This is a continuation of Mary’s story, a fictitious senior, widowed, and who lives in a resort in Mesa Arizona. She has a fall at night caused by an undiagnosed heart problem, which results in a broken hip.

In Part 1, Ron discussed the importance of knowing what your heart rate is and the many devices that can monitor and record it.

Part 2 will focus on Fall Detection, Emergency Notification, and Home automation to ensure safety for a senior living alone. Ron will discuss how to set up a home network, the Echo Show, Google Nest, and the new Zoom All-in One Home appliance.

To join Ron’s ZOOM meeting, please e-mail SIGrequests@ntpcug.org(put Special Presentation in the Subject line).

Application Developers

10:00 – 11:00 

 Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leaders: Tom Perkins Chris Morgan 







11:00 – 12:00

Topic in September:

The Internet/Windows SIG, led by Glynn Brooks,  will review password managers that work with both web browsers, Windows apps, and smartphones

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

If you have not received an invite by EOD on Wednesday, September 16th, please e-mail SIGrequests@ntpcug.org (put Internet SIG in the Subject line). 

Windows Inside/Out

12:30 – 1:30

Windows 10 topics are now being combined with Internet topics, so each month we cover both in the Internet SIG meetings.

SIG Leader: Glynn Brooks

Wireless Communication

12:30 – 1:30

Topics on hold pending COVID-19 resolution.

SIG Leader: Birl Smith