12th, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM
had fun in December with traditional paper games
and also online games, holiday treats, and a
white elephant gift exchange.
you didn't attend, you missed some good
old-fashioned fun with other QCS members! There
were PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES and FOOD, FOOD, FOOD!
14th, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM:
Suggestions for Techies from Staples
to make your Holiday shopping Easy?
out the QCS meeting in November when
representatives from Staples will show products
sure to please the techie on your list. They will
detail products for the Holiday season as well as
favorites for the computer user all year long.
technician will also be available to answer
technical questions and explain how to set up a
10th, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM:
Maintenance YOU can do!
you ever wish your computer had a
J. Press has been serving the Quad Cities for
many years, building computers and repairing
them. He will share some of his tips to keep your
computer running smoothly and avoid unnecessary
repairs by doing routine maintenance
and learn how to be your own computer technician.
19th, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM: Verizon
and Cell Phones
your Cell Phone a Smart Phone? Cell
phones have come along way from just making phone
calls. Now they receive text messages, email,
photos, play music, games and more.
cell phones can keep you organized with
appointment calendars, to do lists and of course
a small electronic phone book right in your
pocket. You might even be able to get driving
directions, movie times and restaurant locations
or take photos.
representative from Verizon Wireless will speak
to the QCS at 7PM on September 19th and explain
exactly what a SmartPhone is and what it can do
for you. They will demonstrate and field
questions about high speed Internet solutions to
fit your personal, business,
and family needs. Discussion will
include personal data assistants, PC card
solutions, and tethered devices. A
answer session will also be conducted.
8, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM:
The City of Moline has always known
how important a library is to its community. They opened
their first library in downtown Moline in June 1873, less
than a year after becoming a city, The Southeast
Branch located on 41st Street Moline was added in 1983
and in August 2006 replaced with a brand new 68,000
square foot facility with an estimated 20 year
growth space. At 7:00PM on August 8th a representative of
the library will describe to the Quad-Cities Computer
Society the resources available to its patrons.
more information about the library, see their website: http://www.molinelibrary.com/
||Among the topics to be
discussed are the following:
available to Genealogists
electronic card catalog and how to access it from
opportunities for QCS members
11, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM: Photography
and Digital Cameras
by Jane Swanson, Graphic Designer and Freelance
Jane Swanson was asked to
speak at this QCS general meeting after
impressing members of the digital SIG in May with
her wonderful photos and her creative energy.
(See May 16th below) She will share additional
worthwhile tips for both the beginner and serious
photographers at this session.
presenter holds a BFA from the Columbus College
of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, where she
majored in commercial illustration. She has
worked in all aspects of the creative printing
and publication fields, with photography playing
an important part in her career. As the art
director/associated editor for an international
business magazine, she guided that publication
into the digital era while that invention was
still in its infancy.
Jane currently heads her own
business, Creativity Communications, which provides
graphics, design, creative writing and editing as well as
digital photography for a variety of clients.
13, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM: Verizon
and Cell Phones
Event at Digital Media SIG
May 16th, 2007:
speaker on digital photography
Swanson, freelance photographer and graphic designer,
shares tips on buying a digital camera and getting great
photographic images. Her business, Creativity
Communications, provides layout, design, photography and
photo retouching, illustrations, cartoons, Web sites and
promotional writing/editing for individuals, small
businesses and corporations.
9, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM:
Security and the Internet
by Kurt Frank, Social Security Administration
Frank promises an interesting and entertaining
discussion of the new SS Administration online
services. Their site can be used to calculate
your benefits before retiring. You can actually
apply for disability or retirement benefits
online. There are reminders on how to protect
yourself from identity theft and general
information on Social Security, as well as links
to the IRS and Medicare websites. Come to the
program to hear about many other features
available on their secure site.
11, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM:
and 'RootsMagic' presented
by Bruce Buzbee, Software Developer
Tracing your family history? Planning a family reunion?
Don't miss this meeting!
QCS is privileged to offer this presentation by a
nationally-known authority on genealogy and its software.
Buzbee has authored several family
genealogy programs, including Family Atlas and
Family-Reunion Organizer. He is also the webmaster of a
popular reunion planning website, www.Family-Reunion.com,
and another website for his current software products, www.rootsmagic.com.
best genealogy program we've seen" is how Smart
Computing magazine summarized 'RootsMagic' in a recent
14, 2007 Wednesday - 7PM: SIG
about what happens in computer club SIGs?
QCS offers six Special Interest Groups; each one aimed
toward a particular interest. You can learn about all of
them when the leaders each give a brief introduction to
what is covered in Web Design 101, Genealogy, Digital
Media, Beginners, Internet, and Windows.
you miss the March General Meeting? See the Beginner SIG
PowerPoint presentation by using this link.
(It is a 180KB download.)
14, 2007 Wednesday - 7 PM: ProShow
by Suzie Wanner
Gold permits you to add motion effects to still photos
and incorporate them with videos, music and transition
effects, then save it to CD, DVD, flash drives and other
forms of media storage.
a review by Joe Durham
about this presentation.
January 25 and February 22, 2007:
and Selling on Ebay
by Larry Sandhaas
10, 2007: Vista
and Office 2007 Preview Presented
by Larry Stone
has been testing the beta versions of Microsoft's new
systems. He will detail his observations and advise about
computer requirements necessary to run them properly.
see Quad-City Computer Society events
from previous years, follow these links: