PER CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES, THERE WILL BE NO APRIL MEETING. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN MAY

CURRENT MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

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                               MARCH 2020

                               Presidents Message

                                  By Tom Telford

HELLO TO ALL,

  

I would like to thank Tyler Ochoa, from North Arkansas Electric, for his presentation relative to “Smart Homes & Electrical Efficiencies” at the February meeting.


This past month, a survey was sent to the membership relative to computer specific subjects that members would like to have learning sessions on. These classes would be held in the library “Computer Lab”, or “Studio 300” as it is now identified. The classes will normally be held at 11:00 AM on meeting days, but may be held at other times if needed. This entire program is dependent on someone coming forward to help administer it. I am confident that there are numerous members who are perfectly capable of handling this task, so please, someone, step up and help out. Fill out the survey and email it to me or bring it to a meeting.


The membership roster has been updated as of the 15th of February, at which time unpaid members were removed, an action we sincerely detest. Dues for current members paid January 1st or later are $20.00. New members are required to pay the $20.00 rate for the first year of membership and $15.00 there-after if paid before the 1st of January. Our policy allows new members who join October 1st or later to be considered paid for the following calendar year.


If anyone has a suggestion for program topics and speakers, please pass it on to a Board member.


Please be aware of the meeting and help desk items and schedules, which appear in other sections of the website.


Hope to see you at the February meeting,

Tom

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

March 2020:  NEXT  Fiber  Optic  Technology


April 2020:To Be Advised

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TLCUG meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2 P.M. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library at 300 Library Hill, located on Highway 201 South in Mountain Home, across from the ASUMH campus. The Help Desk will open around 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for members on our meeting dates to resolve computer issues which can be handled in 15 minutes or less.  Guests and visitors are welcome to attend our meetings.

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ONE on ONE TUTOR PROGRAM

TLCUG offers tutoring for members on meeting days. The program is designed to teach computer operations and to help with issues that members may be having in managing their devices. These sessions are held in the regular meeting room in the Don W. Reynolds library beginning at 11:00 AM and ending at 12:30 PM.  

There are a limited number of Tutors available therefore it is imperative that you send an email request to President Tom Telford at president@tlcug-ark.org, well in advance of meeting dates. Tom will schedule your session and send a confirmation email to the requester.

There are also Help Desks available from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM for members on our meeting dates to resolve computer issues which can be handled in 15 minutes or less.

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FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

By Sue Seils, TLCUG Secretary


1.  CALL TO ORDER:

The group meeting began at 2:00 PM.

2.  ATTENDANCE:

Total attendance was 41 people, including our speaker, and one new member (Carol R.).

3.  ANNOUNCEMENTS:

President Tom welcomed the members.

Tom received several requests and 6 members came in today for the Tutor program.  Several will be coming in next month.

Tom gave the Treasurer’s report and explained the need to open a second checking account (for the use of a debit card when website expenses are to be paid).   

Tom introduced the speaker for today.

4.  PROGRAM:
The speaker today was Tyler Ochoa, from North Arkansas Electric Cooperative.  His topic was titled “Smart Homes and Electricity Efficiency”.  Tyler spoke about the many “smart” home technology out there and gave some practical ideas about what to look for when purchasing new appliances.  He talked about which technology in our homes uses the most electricity and how simple changes can save use.  It was also interesting to hear about appliances that are available or coming soon.   

5.  ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Tom is trying to contact a representative from NEXT to speak on their internet/phone/cable service.

6.  DRAWING:
The winner of the monthly drawing for a charging hub and password book was Sue N.

7.  ADJOURNMENT:
The meeting adjourned at 2:50 PM.

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FROM THE HELP DESK

By Ann Neuenschwander

If you have a question that is not or cannot be adequately addressed at our regular Help Desk meeting, you may email questions to the President (contact info is on the Officers page of our Website), or write it down and bring it to the Help Desk at our regular meeting. 

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