Quad-Cities Computer Society.

Event Calendar ..


General Meeting Presentations and Special Events

2017 Calendar of Coming Attractions
(Scroll down to see recent past events)

To help identify meeting locations in the Butterworth complex:
See this aerial map from Bing.com.

Next 2017 General Meeting:
Monday, June 5th - 7:00 PM CST
(Note some location changes for QCS events from May 22nd through July 14th.)

Presenter via Skype: Emily Rogalski, Phd
Associate Professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

"Using Skype to Advance Medical Research"
Superaging & PPA Programs
(Primary Progressive Aphasia)

From the Chicago Tribune article, this is a progressive disease which robs people of the association of speech and words. Ms. Rogalski is using Skype to interact with patients online in interactive sessions to practice and keep the brain learning and working during their illness.

Join us to learn how technology is changing the way doctors
interact with their patients.

Don't forget the Beginner SIG at 5:30 preceding the General Meeting is a great place to ask questions with answers demonstrated on the big screen.

Coming Events and Special One-Time SIGS!

(He gave a comprehensive presentation about Facebook in March.)
Location: Butterworth Education Center

Watch from your own home! Tentative topics on 2 tracks include:

• Acronis, New Generation - Gene Barlow, UGR Relations
• Alternative to Closing a Computer Club - Ray Baxter, Payson Area Computer Society
• Crypto Viruses - Toby Scott, Channel Islands PCUG
• GIMP - Dennis Rex, SCALE
• Home Automation - Bill James, Computer Club of Oklahoma City
• Tune Up Your Windows PC - Jere Minich, Lake-Sumter Computer Society


May 15th (Third Monday) 5:30 PM:
Digital Media and Personal Computing SIG

Location: Butterworth Education Center

For questions, contact Vicki by email at vwazz@hotmail.com

To view larger image, see this LINK.

Office SIG will follow at 7 PM.
Location: Butterworth Education Center
August 7th (First Monday): QCS Member Appreciation Dinner/Picnic with special guest, Cpl. Henry Jacobsen of the Davenport Police Dept for "Part Two" of his talk on Scams, Frauds, and ID Theft!!
Location: Butterworth Education Center.
Doors open at 5:30 PM. No Beginner SIG. Dinner at 6 PM.
December 2017 (First Monday) 7:00 PM: FINAL MEETING OF QCS???
Abby Stokes via Skype—Topic TBD
Location: Butterworth Education Center


Previous Presentations and Special Events

Monday, April 3rd - General Meeting
7:00 PM CST

Follow-up contact information provided by Cpl. Jacobsen:

Free Credit Report: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action 1-877-322-8228

National Do Not Call Registry:
www.DoNotCall.gov Call Toll-Free: 1-888-382-1222
Write to: Direct Marketing Assoc.,P.O. Box 282, Carmel, NY 10512-0282

To remove your name and address from telephone books and city directories, call or write:
R.L. Polk Company
37001 Industrial Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Opting out/Iowa Attorney General:
Mail solicitation/credit card applications:
Direct marketing:

Report Fraud/Scams: Iowa Attorney General @
www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov, 1-515-281-5164

Email Presenter:
Cpl. Hank Jacobsen, Davenport Police Department, (563) 326-7714

FEBRUARY 2017 General Meeting:
Monday, February 7th - 7:00 PM CST

Our presenter is Larry Stone

Larry will share valuable help and guidance on how to best protect your computer files.
He will also provide hardware basics and review hard drive back up.

DECEMBER General Meeting:
Monday, December 5th, 2016 - 7:00 PM CST

Are you worried about "Computer Security"? (If not, you probably should be!)

Tech wizard, Leo Notenboom, of "ASK LEO" on the web and a frequent contributor to our QBits newsletter, will join us remotely to talk about protecting your computer. He has recently written a guidebook on the topic. Join us to watch on the big screen and get some important advice from an expert!


NOVEMBER General Meeting:
Monday, November 7th - 7:00 PM (Regular first Monday of the month)
Location: Butterworth Education Center, 701-12th Avenue in Moline

Bryan Chapman, the Assistant Store Manager, from the Moline Office Max Store, will show us some great gift ideas for the holidays. Come hear about the latest technology products on the market for yourself or as a gift. He will also talk about their in-store printing services.

SEPTEMBER General Meeting:
Monday, September 12th - 7:00 PM

Due to Labor Day our meeting will be on the 2nd Monday
in the Butterworth Center Library.

Presenters: GEEKS ON TOUR will visit us remotely to help us
with Google Photos.

Google Photos - The ultimate photo management app
for sharing and storing all your photos from all your devices!

Google began offering FREE cloud storage and sharing services for this program about 1 year ago.
Chris and Jim Gould who were considered "experts" with Picasa photo editing software are now quickly becoming the experts for Google Photos.

They will visit us remotely on September 12 to review getting started with the program, answer questions and provide some great tips for using some of the lesser known features.

Here's the link to the recording of this 9/12/16 event from Chris and Jim Guld:


AUGUST General Meeting
Monday, August 1st - Doors open at 7:00 PM (Regular first Monday of the month)
Location: Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue in Moline

Note: There will be NO BEGINNER SIG THIS MONTH as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary with an indoor picnic!

Speaker for this special event will be TED DOTY, owner of The Camera Corner in Davenport. He will talk about new camera technology and later demonstrate a drone camera outside, weather permitting! QCS member Jerry Heimburger may also demonstrate his drone that allows you to see what it sees with goggles!

Link to the Drone Photos on their Facebook Page --- (Leave a comment if you liked their demo)

Link to a collage of more photos taken at the 35th Anniversary picnic and demo

QCS 35th Anniversary Indoor Picnic Details:

The August 1st topic will be preceded by a MEMBER-ONLY 5:30-7 PM dinner celebrating the 35th year of QCS. This catered event is FREE to members and $5 each for their guests, (any age).

Our picnic menu will include Pulled Pork Sandwiches with BBQ Sauce available, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Italian Pasta Salad, Potato Chips, Texas Sheet Cake (half with nuts, half without), Lemonade and Iced Tea.

Doors open at 5:30 PM,
Dinner line starts at 6 PM.
Ted Doty's presentation begins at 7 PM

RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST and are due no later than Sunday, July 24th. We must pay for every dinner reserved, so please cancel if you can't attend.

If you didn't sign up for this event at the July 11th General Meeting, send your reservations to Sharon Mack,

Questions? Contact
Vicki Wassenhove

JULY General Meeting:
Monday, July 11th - 7:00 PM
(Not on the first Monday because of July 4th)

Held at the Butterworth LIBRARY

Social Networking: What the Heck are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram???

Once again, we are very pleased to host ABBY STOKES, Author of "Is This Thing On?" in the Q-Cities. Abby will return via a remote presentation on a large screen. Her helpful topic is all about social media and she will explain what everyone’s talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She’ll also share how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy.

Bring your questions! Bring a friend!

If you want to order Abby's book, here's a link that she sent for Amazon.com ordering. Be sure to order the 3rd Edition pictured above with her new help and information for hand-held devices.


General Meeting Follow-Up: Monday, June 6th - 7:00 PM
Windows 10 presented by Hewie Poplock

If you missed Hewie's guest presentation on Windows 10 or want to review, here is a link to the presentation slides: goo.gl/G8xtAV

In addition, his archived APCUG talk on the topic is available on Youtube.com, complete with narration!! It covers most of what he showed us at the June 6th QCS session:


You might also want to check out Hewie's website and blog:

Hewie’s Favorites and Hewie’s Views & Reviews http://hewie.net/

General Meeting:
Monday, June 6th - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Library
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL

Do you need more information about Windows 10? Remember there is a July 29th deadline for a FREE upgrade! After that, there could be a $119 fee!

Hewie will talk about some of the features of Microsoft's newest operating system, including how to personalize it and change some settings.

Presented by Hewie Poplock

Come join our guest presentation on Windows 10, done remotely from Florida by Hewie Poplock. There will be lots of great tips. The following subjects will be covered:

How to Prepare Your Computer for a Presentation
Signing into Windows 10
Some Settings
The Start Menu
Microsoft Edge
Other Accessories
Help with Windows 10
Create a Shutdown Button on the Desktop

Hewie Poplock has been active in computer user groups since 1982. He is a past president of The Central Florida Computer Society in Orlando, past president of the Florida Association of Computer User Groups director of the (FACUG) and past vice-president & Association of PC User Groups (APCUG).

You might want to check out what Hewie is currently doing via his website – Hewie’s Favorites and Hewie’s Views & Reviews http://hewie.net/ where you will also find his Blog.

QCS Members,

Come join the "Tail-Gate" party on Saturday May 7th at 12 NOON Central Daylight Time. We're gathering as a group to view APCUG's Virtual Technology Conference. No registration required.

Sure, you can still watch it from home on your own computer by registering individually, but doesn't a party sound like more fun? Snacks will be available.

For a list of topics and other details, see

We have scheduled the Oak Room in the lower level of the Butterworth House for this event.
Use the doors under the portico on the north.

Time: 12 noon - 3:00 PM Central Daylight Time.

General Meeting:
Monday, May 2nd - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL

Wearable Technology...
What Is It? And How Can It Help You?

Presenter: Judi McDowell

Our QCS President, Judi, joined the FitBit craze and purchased a FitBit Charge HR as a Christmas present to herself in December 2015.

She realized she needed more exercise and thought a wearable tracking device could be a motivator.

On May 2, she will discuss the history and future of wearable technology and her personal experience with a FitBit.

General Meeting:
Monday, April 4th - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL

"Adaptive Devices for Independent Living”
Presented by Liz Sherwin

Liz Sherwin is Executive Director of Illinois/Iowa Center for Independent Living.

She will share a wealth of information about technology-related devices now available to help people become more self-sufficient and independent.

Liz Sherwin Bio:

Liz has been employed by the Center for Independent Living since 1988 and became the Executive Director in 1998. The center is a civil rights and advocacy non-profit corporation that serves people with disabilities in western Illinois and eastern Iowa.

Recently she successfully spearheaded the construction of the Center for Independent Living’s new state of the art $1.2 million facility.  Liz has a checkered job history from counting jelly beans at Fresh Pak Candy, lasting boots at Service Rubber Company, booking offenders at the RIPD, evaluating funded programs for the Rock Island Model Cities, a case manager for Illinois DHS and social worker at Oak Glen Nursing Home. Liz was the first African American to serve as a District Supervisor for the 17th Congressional District of Illinois on the staff of Congressman Lane Evans.

Locally, she is a commissioner on the Bi-State Regional Commission and serves on the Rock Island Liquor Commission. She is a past chairpersons of the Martin Luther King Community Center Advisory Board and the Quad-City Council of Social Services. Liz served three terms as president of the Rock Island County Branch of the NAACP.

She is a 1966 graduate of Rock Island High School and certifications from Cornell University of New York’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Rehabilitation Research and Management Center.


General Meeting:
Monday, March 7th - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL

"Using Chromebooks in Education"
--- Learn how teaching is changing at an area school district!

Presented by Steve Miller, District Technology Integration Specialist

Sherrard Community Unit School District #200, Sherrard, Illinois

The "traditional" classroom of instruction exists in a much different way today. The Sherrard school district has taken a leap forward with technology by giving each student in the district from grades 3-12 their own Chromebook device to be used as their learning tool.

This presentation will uncover the variety of ways we use technology to create unique learning experiences for students. We will look at what a 1:1 device program looks like for us, Google Apps for Education (including Google classroom), digital citizenship curriculum, specific examples of what we use to integrate technology in the classroom, problems/solutions we have discovered along our journey into taking this giant leap in education, and much more!

Please join us and bring your questions!

General Meeting:
Monday, February 1st - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL

"Advances in Electronic Medical Records"
Presented by Genesis Health System

Come hear the latest details on using and managing our health records electronically. Learn how the switch to the digital world makes healthcare more accurate and efficient in today's 21st Century.

General Meeting:
Monday, January 4th- 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Windows 10,
But Were Afraid to Ask!

An introduction presented by Larry Stone, Personal Computing SIG Leader

A long-time QCS member, Larry has guided us through the many versions of Windows. He was a beta tester for Windows 10 before it was released and has continued to monitor, examine and explain its progress to the present.

Come to this meeting and let Larry describe what Windows 10 can do for you.

General Meeting:
Monday, December 7th - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
(701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265)


Resourceful QCS members, Shari Peterson and Larry Stone came up with a remarkable program that many say was better than any previous BB offering.

Shari spoke on "Wearable Technology" and Larry covered the topic of "You Tube".

Best Buy will be flying their sleigh in for the December meeting to again show us the electronic toys and gadgets all good little boys and girls want to find in their stockings this year.

Come see what is HOT for gifting or receiving in 2015.

Check out 3 special guest speakers on Photography in November! See the DIGITAL SIG page.
November 9th - Connie Inskeep
November 23rd - Jim Frink
November 30th - Camera 101 class by Marty Farwell

General Meeting:
Monday, November 2nd - 7:00 PM

Butterworth Education Center
(701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265)

"Trends in Webpage Development"
presented by
Douglas Tschopp, Augustana College

Douglas Tschopp is the Director of Marketing and Web Communication for Augustana College. He is a full time administrator who teaches public relations and an occasional advertising course. He received a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration (and a minor in Economics) from St. Ambrose College. His M.B.A. is from the University of Iowa. Doug is the advisor for three student groups, the Web Clique, the Augustana Advertising Developers, and the Augustana Web Authors Guild.

As the first person in the position of Director of Marketing at Augustana, Doug established the marketing campaign for the college in 1992. This highly effective campaign includes many unique marketing strategies and features an Integrated Marketing Communications approach. These marketing responsibilities were expanded to include responsibility for the school's web presence in 1997. In addition, he has worked on projects in marketing, public relations, and advertising for organizations in Iowa and Illinois. Doug is a member of professional organizations such as the American Marketing Association, the Public Relations Society of America, and the Public Relations Network (board member). His interest in the web as an emerging communication vehicle has led him to be a highly-rated
presenter at national and regional conferences. His areas of interest and expertise include:
consumer behavior, affecting organizational change, negotiation, entrepreneurial strategies, and advertising promotion.


Our October 26th Photo Sig will be called “The Joys of Photography.” Our guest will be noted photographer and former QCS member, Gary Stanley from Phoenix, Arizona. You may visit his website site at: www.gary.stanley.net

Gary specializes in Portrait and Landscape Photography and will demonstrate tips for better looking photos in both areas. Whether you’re using a smartphone, pocket camera, or a DSLR there are things both in camera and in post editing to make your photos pop!

Feel free to bring along a couple of your favorite photos either on a SD card or flash drive and we’ll show a few on the big screen and discuss them.

The time spent together will be action and fun packed and you won’t want to miss it!
General Meeting:
October 5th, 2015 - Monday evening, 7:00 PM,
Butterworth Education Center
701-12th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265)

Hy-Vee "Aisles Online" Grocery Shopping
Darcie Strupp, Online Shopping Manager

Technology continues to evolve. With the click of a mouse, groceries can be purchased online at Hy-Vee Aisles Online and have them delivered to your home. Come and see Darcie Strupp's overview as she guides us through the use of these new web based choices.

Darcie Strupp started working with Hy-Vee in 2004 as a part-time cashier and a customer service clerk. She was promoted to an assistant manager in 2007 and became the Health & Beauty Manager in 2008 when the new Rock Island store was built. More recently, Darcie has taken on the additional role as the Online Shopping Manager. She appreciates the opportunity to speak to QCS about “Aisle Online”.

Darcie Strupp, Online Shopping Manager, HBC Manager Rock Island Hy-Vee, 2930 18th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201 (309) 793-0684

Home Delivery and Pick Up

**A special invitation to new computer users is extended to attend the Beginners SIG (Special Interest Group ) which meets at 5:30 PM just before the main meeting. QCS monthly program meetings are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public.
September 14th-15th, 2015

New York author, Abby Stokes is returning to the Q-Cities Computer Society with her newly updated book, "Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming".

It has been updated to include all the mobile devices that challenge digital immigrants, or those who didn't grow up with computers. She is familiar with both Apple and PC systems.

Click here for a printable flyer to share.

We're excited to host Abby again! Don't miss her terrific presentations. Her new books will be available for purchase and autographs. All events are FREE and open to the public!

Abby's talks are always fun and easy to understand... And a great start to becoming computer savvy and staying safe on the Internet. Invite your beginner friends, anyone intimidated by today's digital devices, or join us yourself to learn more useful information!

Her topics, schedule and locations follow:

(Please note that our normal general meeting day falls on Labor Day this year, so we have moved our monthly event to the second Monday... September 14th.)

Abby Stokes - Book Sale and Signing at Rock Island County Historical Society!!

The Society has graciously offered a place for Abby to sell her new book on Monday, September 14th from 5:00 to 6:30 PM before her first presentation at Butterworth. No sales are permitted at Butterworth due to their non-profit stipulations.

Come to Beginner SIG or the General Meeting early and get a chance to visit with Abby personally!
Her new book is $18.00.  Abby will accept credit cards, checks, and will have change for cash. The Historical Society's address is 822 11th Ave, Moline, adjacent to the Butterworth parking lot on the east side.

Monday, September 14th:

3 PM - NEW EVENT - Abby will be interviewed on Paula Sands Live at 3 PM @ KWQC-TV!    

7 PM (Q-C Computer Society General Meeting) at the Butterworth CENTER LIBRARY (1105 8th St, Moline, IL 61265) : "Social Networking: What the Heck are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn???"

Abby will explain what everyone’s talking about when they bring up Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. She’ll also share how you can enjoy the benefits without risking the loss of your privacy.

Tuesday, September 15th, 10-12 AM at CASI (Center for Active Seniors, Inc.) in Davenport:
"Navigate Our Digital World"

The digital divide widens with the rapid pace of new innovations and gadgets. What is out there and how it might benefit you can be lost in all the tech talk. Should you buy a tablet or a computer? Stick with your PC or move onto an Apple? How do you maximize your searches and why on earth do people want to share on Facebook? Abby helps “digital immigrants” (those baby boomers and beyond not born with a keyboard and mouse in hand) understand what everyone is talking about and how to decide what might work best for them.

Tuesday, September 15th, 7 PM (Q-C Computer Society) at the Viking Club in Moline, IL:
"Make Every Click Count"

With our busy lives no one can spare time to search the computer for a lost photo or letter. Abby helps you organize and simplify computer files as well as show you how to protect your privacy and computer data. Learn how to find volunteer opportunities online and use your voice and your mouse to make a difference in your community and beyond.

These are great events for your beginner friends or anyone intimidated
by today's computer technologies, including mobile devices.
Invite or bring a friend!

General Meeting:
August 3rd, 2015 - Monday evening, 7-8:30 PM,
at the Viking Club, (1450 41 Street, Moline)

Jim and Chris Guld aka "Geeks On Tour"

Note the change of locations! All but one of the G.O.T. events on the Illinois side of the river will be held at the Viking Club, in Moline, IL. There will be a second free "Google Photos" presentation held at the CASI facility in Davenport. See the schedule below for details.

YIPEE!! The "Geeks on Tour" experts, Jim and Chris Guld, return to the Q-C to offer more "101" help with digital topics, including how you can benefit from Google's newest release, called "Google Photos". They will also offer some in-depth workshops on other topics for a registration fee while in the Quad-Cities.

Read about the Geeks and their life on the road in this article from last year's Dispatch:
Teaching tech on the road: Couple tours US in their RV dispersing digital lessons along the way

The Geek's 2015 schedule includes the following:

FREE seminar on "Google Photos": No matter what kind of camera you have, You'll be amazed at what Google Photos can accomplish. Even if you only have a smartphone as your camera and computing tool, you can edit bad photos and make them beautiful, you will see your photos automatically grouped by People, Places, and Things, and Google Photos will automatically put together sweet photo creations like collages, movies, and stories, using artificial intelligence to know what pictures go together. Finally, you can share your photos and creations however you like, email, Facebook, or just a link. Open to the public. Choose from Illinois or Iowa presentations.

Monday, August 3rd at the Viking Club Hall 1450 41 St, Moline, 6:30 - 8:30 PM... Or
Tuesday, August 4th at CASI (Center for Active Seniors) 1035 Kimberly Drive, Davenport, 10 AM-12 Noon

Two SMARTPHONE Workshops: Three-hour "hands-on" sessions

Thursday, August 6th – "SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP; EXPLORING YOUR CAMERA" @ The Viking Club (1450 41 St. Moline), 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, $25 Fee (Only $20 for QCS members)

Sunday, August 9th – "SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP: USING GOOGLE PHOTOS" @ The Viking Club (1450 41 St. Moline), 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, $25 Fee (Only $20 for QCS members)

Aug 10th – Monday: TABLET SIG!! Need help with your tablet devices? An informal question and answer session with the Geeks on Tour will be held from 5:30-6:40 PM at the Butterworth Library. QCS Members only. This bonus SIG will be followed by Office SIG at 7:00 PM.

See photos and a video from the Geeks On Tour events in a "Google Photos" album .
Or view in a
Google+ album with captions.

Special Bonus Meeting of Digital SIG:
July 13th, 2015 - Monday evening, 5:30 PM,
at the Butterworth Library

See details on the DIGITAL SIG PAGE:

This bonus event will be followed by Office SIG at 7 PM.

General Meeting:
July 6th, 2015 - Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
in the LIBRARY of the Butterworth Home
At the corner of 8th Street & 11th Avenue, Moline, IL

."The Golden Age of Passenger Rail in the Quad Cities and
the Midwest"

An illustrated presentation by Curtis C. Roseman

By the beginning of the twentieth century, most towns and cities in the Midwest were connected to an extensive railroad network. The Tri-Cities had become a major focal point of that network and was served by three major railroads.

Early in the century, luxury long-distance trains were established and served this area, including the Rock Island Lines’ Golden State Limited and the Milwaukee Road Southwest Limited. In the 1930s diesel-powered streamliners were introduced, including the Rock Island Rockets, replacing trains with older cars pulled by steam engines. After a surge during World War II, passenger traffic declined precipitously during the 1950s and 1960s as automobile and air travel came to dominate in the United States. One by one, passenger trains were discontinued; the last regularly-scheduled passenger train to serve the Quad Cities left Rock Island on December 31, 1978.

Early in the twentieth century several important railroad depots were built in the area. They served large numbers of rail passengers through the first half of the century, then—as ridership declined—most were razed or lost to fire. Today, only three of them remain in the Tri-Cities, two being reused in creative ways and one standing empty, awaiting its fate.

Curtis Roseman is professor emeritus of geography, University of Southern California .

General Meeting:
June 1st, 2015 - Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
in the LIBRARY of the Butterworth Home
At the corner of 8th Street & 11th Avenue, Moline, IL

Jim Kopel, Presenter

"Mutual Fund Success in 3 easy steps!! ....
Researching, Acquiring and Tracking Your Purchases"
(Rescheduled from February weather cancellation)

Background information from Jim:

I was a Professor of Accounting and Finance at BHC for 32 years, retiring in 1999. I remained out of the workforce until after my wife died. I took a job with the US Army, Department of Defense, in March of 2009. While working as a Cost/Price Analyst with the Army, I was fortunate to be deployed into the war zones twice. I was assigned a project in Afghanistan from April of 2011 until August of 2011.

I was deployed as a liaison to Kuwait from May of 2012 until May of 2013.

I retired in early September of 2014 from the US Army to enjoy some travels and to help the less fortunate worldwide. My hobby is paying for the education of poor, young people, here and overseas, so they can earn degrees and become successful citizens wherever they may live.

I have two children. My son works for the US Army at the Arsenal. My daughter is a Certified Financial Planner, like her Dad, and works in the Atlanta area. Both have two children, a boy and girl each, and the oldest will begin her education at the University of Iowa in the Fall of 2015.

My other hobby is investing money, and doing presentations on how others can successfully invest, like the program tonight.
General Meeting:
May 4th, 2015 - Monday evening at 5:30 PM
Butterworth Education Center, Corner of 7th Street and 12th Avenue, Moline, IL

Cathie Rochau, Marketing Director Representative of the Q-C International Airport, presents:

"Making Travel Arrangements via your Computer"

The overview will include: How to use the airport website, a review of airline websites and navigation of those sites, what you need to know to explore and book travel to various cities, and travel websites to explore travel, booking travel, setting up your frequent flier account, and look up travel reviews. Additional highlights will include posting reviews to sites as Facebook and TripAdvisor, as one example."

Cathie Rochau (Rock-OW) is a graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb. She majored in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, and minored in Marketing. She put her major to use by working at the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, promoting tourism. She later moved on to marketing and advertising at Heart of America Restaurants & Inns, helping promote a variety of brands of restaurants such as the Machine Sheds. She became the marketing director at the Quad City International Airport in 2000, where she still works today. She promotes air travel and the conveniences of using the local, Quad City International Airport. For that, she constantly types descriptions, keeps the airport website up to date, posts Facebook ideas and is now officially 'tweeting" on Twitter.

**Following this presentation, QCS will be holding a Q & A session in place of a regular Beginner SIG! Have a computer question or a problem? Bring it on!

April 7th, 2015 - TUESDAY evening at 7-8:30 PM

Presentation by Bruce Buzbee, nationally-known genealogy expert and author of "Roots Magic" software

This event will be held at the STEELWORKERS UNION HALL located at 880 DEVILS GLEN ROAD, BETTENDORF, IOWA


Bruce will demonstrate the latest version of his award winning software, RootsMagic7, which was released in November 2014. RootsMagic has long been a favorite with QCS members because it is easy for beginners to get started, but powerful enough for the most advanced user. It makes researching, organizing and sharing family history fun. We also enjoy asking questions of the author himself. Software will be available for purchase at the meeting.
General Meeting:
March 2nd, 2015 - Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM
Butterworth Education Center, Corner of 7th Street and 12th Avenue, Moline, IL

Presenter, Dr. Molly Parker of Parker Audiology, Davenport, IA Website: www.parkeraud.com
"Technological Advancements in Hearing Loss Treatment"

Hearing devices have changed dramatically in our "computer age," making communications more spontaneous. Seamless transitions with MFi (Made for Iphone) and Android Technology provide hearing devices with more flexibility. Even those without hearing loss should find this subject fascinating from its technological viewpoint.

Dr. Molly Parker, Audiologist at Parker Audiology, will provide a general overview about advancing hearing aid technology from ear horns to the latest digital products and equipment. Topics include smart hearing aid technology, rechargeable technology, remote controls, remote programming and more. Additional topics include computer apps for your IPADs and websites that will facilitate your communications in background noise.

Dr. Parker's HANDOUT is available with this link.

Dr. Parker has been an audiologist in the Quad City Area for nearly 18 years. She obtained her M.A. at U of Iowa in 1997. Her Audiology Doctorate was completed at AT Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2007. She has been a fellow of the American Speech-Hearing Association since 1997. Her expertise includes fitting hearing aids for all ages, abilities and hearing losses. She is passionate about hearing loss and improving lives through better, smarter technology.

**CANCELLED due to weather on Feb 2nd--watch for a possible reschedule**
General Meeting:
February 2nd, 2015 - Weather cancellation!!
This program will be rescheduled later this year.

Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM

Presenter, Jim Kopel

"Mutual Fund Success in 3 easy steps!!
....Researching, Acquiring and Tracking Your Purchases

**CANCELLED due to weather on Jan 4th--watch for a possible reschedule**
January General Meeting:
January 4th, 2015 Monday evening at 7-8:30 PM

Presenter, Cathie Rochau, Marketing Director Representative
for the Q-C International Airport

"Making Travel Arrangements from your Computer"

The overview will include: How to use the airport website, a review of airline websites and navigation of those sites, what you need to know to explore and book travel to various cities, and travel websites to explore travel, booking travel, setting up your frequent flier account, and look up travel reviews. Additional highlights will include posting reviews to sites as facebook and trip advisor, as one example.

Cathie Rochau (Rock-OW) is a graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb. She majored in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration, and minored in Marketing. She put her major to use by working at the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, promoting tourism. She later moved on to marketing and advertising at Heart of America Restaurants & Inns, helping promote a variety of brands of restaurants such as the Machine Sheds. She became the marketing director at the Quad City International Airport in 2000, where she still works today. She promotes air travel and the conveniences of using the local, Quad City International Airport. For that, she constantly types descriptions, keeps the airport website up to date, posts facebook ideas and is now officially 'tweeting" on twitter.

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Here's our location for most SIGs and meetings.

Most of our meetings will take place at the Butterworth Education Center, shown at left.

The facility address is 701-12th Avenue in Moline.

Be sure to check the monthly calendar for new dates, times plus an aerial map from Bing.com.

Meeting locations at Butterworth are handicapped-accessible.

There will be a few exceptions to this location during the coming year, so be sure to double-check the site listed for each event.


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