meeting or SIGs were held in December, because of the
move from the Tri-City Jewish Center in Rock Island to
the Butterworth Center in Moline.
10th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM**
The Office Superstore"
will suggest Holiday Gifts for Techies!
Amodeo, Sales Manager of Staples
will showcase popular products for computer
users, including some new items that won't be
available at the store until December.
find a gift idea for a tech friend or for
yourself in advance of the holiday season.
NOTICE: This event is still scheduled for the Tri-City
13th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
Gary Stanley of Phoenix, Arizona
Stanley Computing, a Technology
Quad-Cities native and former QCS member, Gary is
one of our most popular guest speakers at QCS. He
will review his simple computer maintenance tips
and then share his new presentation on Digital
ABC's of Digital Photography",
Photos to Computer
Editing Your Photos
Sharing Your Photos
Protecting Your Photos
presentation will be helpful to all levels of
photographers, but especially beginners. He
promises it will be "plain, simple, fun, and
to the point!"
for him on Paula Sands Live, KWQC-TV on Monday,
October 11th at 4:30 PM.
there's even MORE!!...
Gary for a PHOTO
WALK SEMINAR on Saturday, October 16th, sponsored
by the QCS Digital Camera group! This will be a chance to
apply all you learned at his Wednesday night
presentation. Gary will lead the photo shoot, answer
questions and help you get the most out of your camera!
Place: Meet at the new Schwiebert Park in downtown Rock
Island. Park on the street or in the lot on the east end
of the park.
You may join us for a 'dutch treat' lunch following the
photo walk at the Blue Cat Pub, 113 - 18th Street in Rock
up to reserve a spot on this photo walk at the QCS
General Meeting on October 13th (Wednesday evening, 7 PM)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
some of Gary's photos from all over the world at www.gary.stanley.net
8th, 2010, Wednesday - 6:30 PM Dinner (No
Regular General Meeting in September)
Social Gathering and POTLUCK
TCJC facility is unavailable due to religious
holidays, so instead we've decided to organize a
purely social event at a Riverside Park covered
pavilion in Moline.
This was a fun event
and many think we should do it again next
Everyone is invited, especially a spouse
or a significant other. Bring a
prospective member, a friend, or a
relative. Our motto is "the more the
a picnic where the food is great because
YOU brought it! Bring a meat dish or
casserole, vegetable, salad, dessert or
munchies. If you don't have time to cook,
be resourceful. A pizza or a bucket of
chicken might be a great addition. Bring
your own non-alcoholic beverages.
if we all bring the green bean casserole?
No matter! No one will starve and we'll
still have fun.
A covered pavilion at Riverside Park
located at 3300 5th Avenue, Moline, IL.
See the map and aerial shot below.
September 8th 6-8 PM? We will plan for
dinner at 6:30 sharp.
It's just for FUN! JOIN
US, WON'T YOU?
club will provide the plates, plastic
utensils, napkins, table cloths, etc.
Nancy Polios and Vicki Wassenhove are
handling all the details, but we need to
hear from you in advance!
R.S.V.P. by September 5th or sooner.
VERY SPECIAL EVENT!
26th, 2010, Thursday - 7 PM
Remote Presentation via "SKYPE"
"wowed" our audience in April !!
|New York author, lecturer
and teacher Abby Stokes will return to the
Quad-Cities Computer Society via Skype for a
follow up to her April presentation, Is
This Thing On?
will give a short presentation about online
safety and identity theft and will then answer
computer related questions from the audience. The
presentation will begin at 7:00 PM on August 26th
at the Tri City Jewish Center in Rock Island.
to the public. No charge. Bring a friend!
few shots taken during the event:
11th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
by Dale Wells,
Repair Center, Bettendorf, IA
spoke to a large crowd at the May
2008 QCS General Meeting.
in New Computers: What
is VMware and how can it help you?
Dale Wells will give us
an introduction to using Legacy Programs in new
computers. VMware is software that allows
multiple operating systems on the same machine
without having to reboot. This might be a new
concept to some, so come learn how to put this
technology to work for your own purposes.
Computer Repair Center
is a local business that can build a brand new
system or troubleshoot and repair your current
system. Dale can also answer your questions about
choosing the right computer and give us tips for
keeping it running smoothly.
Here is a good link
shared by Dale at the 8/11 session:
Use this free utility
to determine if your "plug-ins"
You can upload newest versions on the
14th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
Members Jim Kristan and Joe Durham
Kristan will introduce Ubuntu, A computer
operating system based on Linux. This
Open Source Operating System
has a Graphical User Interface much like
Windows and has a reputation for being
efficient and fast.
Joe Durham will
introduce us to OpenOffice which competes
with the more popular Microsoft Office.
This suite of applications includes Word
Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations,
Databases and more and is available as a
Stay informed about
all your options for Operating Systems
and Productivity Software by learning the
basics of these alternatives.
9th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
Godsil, Photographer and Knox College Photography
Making Better Photos
with Your Digital Camera
Godsil is in his 25th year of teaching
photography, digital photography and
photojournalism in the Art Department and
Journalism Program at Knox College, in
presentation at QCS will cover some basic
camera control settings, when and how to
use your flash to improve your photos,
and some helpful composition guidelines.
As a young adult,
Mike studied under Ansel
in a summer workshop which initiated his
interest in photography as fine art. His
personal, creative photography is
primarily of landscapes and nature
details and is usually made using a large
format, 4" x 5" field camera,
with traditional analog film and darkroom
methods. In recent years he also
increasingly works in digital
projects have involved multiple trips to
the American Southwest to photograph
isolated Anasazi ruins, a trip to Peru to
photograph Machu Picchu and other Incan
ruins, and an ongoing project
photographing receding glaciers in
Alaska, Montana, and the Canadian
Rockies. Photographs from the Anasazi and
Inca sites now comprise a sizeable solo
exhibit titled Ancient Echoes in
Stone, which was on exhibit earlier
this year at Earlham College in Richmond,
12th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
by QCS Members Patty Lowry and Judi McDowell
29th, 2010, THURSDAY
- 7 PM
Presentation by Abby Stokes, Writer and Educator
QCS is delighted
that Abigail Stokes, author of books to
help first-time computer users, is
scheduled to speak and autograph her
latest handbook at QCS on April 29th.
This is a great event for your beginner
friends or anyone intimidated by
computers... Invite them!
Abby Stokes (and her Book Tour) Abby
has demystified computers for over
100,000 people, mostly seniors, in the
course of the past 15 years. Abby has
taught courses in basic computing at both
Cooper Union and New York
Universitys School of Lifelong
Learning, as well as computer skills to
private and corporate clients. She has
lectured on the topic across the country.
A firm believer that if my mother
can learn the computer anyone can,
Abby is confident that everyone can
master the computer and navigate the
||Abby is the
author of Is
This Thing On? A Computer Handbook
for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the
Kicking & Screaming, Dinner
Party Disasters: True Stories of Culinary
Catastrophe, and Its
Never Too Late to Love a Computer.
She splits her time between New York City
and Niantic, Connecticut.
Stokes "kick-off" event, QCS
will be offering two FREE classes giving
additional help to those wanting to get
started with computers. We will cover a
wide array of topics including everything
from turning the computer on to Internet
safety. Dates for these classes are
Thursday May 6th and Thursday May 13th.
three events are open to the public as a
"community service project" by
the club. No membership is required. Of
course, QCS members are also welcome to
help is offered by QCS if these newcomers
decide to join our club. We wil be
holding a "Computer Basics
Mini-SIG" for three more weeks to
give more help and answer individual
questions of these new members. Our
regular SIGs may also offer a night of
"basics" this summer to help
transition these "newbies" into
you or a friend need BEGINNER HELP with
Check out this section about Abby Stokes
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
and another website for his current software
10th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
Barlow presents "Moving to Windows
A longtime supporter of User
Groups, Gene Barlow, will return
virtually to the QC Computer Society
with a new presentation, Moving to Windows
Using a remote connection
from his office in Utah, Gene will give us
instructions and tips on how to switch to
Microsoft's newest operating system. His approach
focuses on hard drive efficiency and keeping your
current operating system intact.
For over 25 years, Gene has
worked with software companies for the betterment
of user groups. He knows what computer users want
For information on Acronis
products, from Gene's previous presentation, see www.acronis.com.
10th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
Ilesh Kurani presents "Computers in the
have revolutionized every part of our
lives, including our health care and
visits to the doctor. This presentation
by Dr. Ilesh Kurani from the John Deere
Medical Group will bring you up-to-date.
He will explain how computers and the use
of "Pentabs" help expedite and
enhance your appointments.
13th, 2010, Wednesday - 7 PM
Quad-Cities Computer Society Says...
event was postponed from December
due to ominous weather forecasts
13th instead, the party was fun
and the food was great and
plentiful! We held a white
elephant sale, had some great
door prizes (including two gift
certicates for Whitey's Ice Cream
donated by a member) and we
played a few games. Two members
won the raffle for the Vista
Ultimate Operating Systems.
is a great time to relax after the holidays and
have some fun with friends. This year the QCS
will do just that at the first general meeting of
the new year. Games, finger foods, a White
Elephant Gift Exchange and some good conversation
with friends are whats in store for all
those who attend. It's also your final
opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for Vista
UltimateTwo winners will receive the Grand
Prize! See details here: www.qcs.org/notice.html
a "white elephant" gift item to
exchange... A computer or "tech"
related item that you no longer want or need
might be especially appropriate. There's no need
for fancy wrapping paper, either!
see Quad-City Computer Society events
from previous years, follow these links: