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WELCOME to the TUGNET interactive experience. Our Club is all about members sharing ideas, problems and experiences for the benefit of all members.

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11128 Balboa Blvd.
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Meeting Agenda For June 2018

June 5 - Goggle Photos with Dr. Ronald Brown

After discussing and illustrating the history of photography, Dr. Brown will tell us about Google Photos, which has replaced Picasa as Google’s offering in this field. It is FREE and comes in computer and smartphone apps for many platforms. It has a billion users, and 1.2 billion photos are uploaded each day. It’s like a shoe box full of photos, but you can easily find a specific photo. It’s easy-to-use with unlimited storage at little or no cost.

Dr. Brown will cover these topics and more, and he will include a hands-on demonstration:
Do you need a backup strategy?
How to sync your photos?
Who can see your photos?
How do they get archived after death?

Dr. Brown received his M.D. degree from the University of Alberta in 1976. After service as a military flight surgeon, he started a Family Practice on Vancouver Island and bought an interest in a start-up software company in Calgary that made an Electronic Patient Record. The company grew, and he represented it at conferences in Canada and the U.S. for 20 years. After he retired from medicine and the company, he traveled for two years in a 36-foot trailer. He settled in Arizona. He loves technology and spends his spare time doing presentations.

June 12 - Board Meeting

The second Tuesday of each month is our TUGNET board meeting. In case you aren’t aware of it, our board meetings are open to all members. So if there is something on your mind, an idea you’d like to introduce, or a gripe (gosh, I hope not), you are welcome to come share it with us.

We meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting begins at 7:00, in the conference room of the Horseless Carriage Restaurant, Galpin Ford, 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills.

June 19 - Valley Disaster Preparedness

We will be welcoming Dave Brown, a Director of the Southern California Preparedness Foundation, to our meeting this evening. He has a lot to tell us about the upcoming 11th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair. It is described as a fun and free family event that just might save your life, your pet’s life or the life of a loved one.

The location is at the Northridge Fashion Center–Pacific Theater’s Parking Lot. That means it will be convenient for pretty much all of us visit, in the heart of the Valley.

It will be a one-day event Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

‚ Free admission
‚ Free family EP kits
‚ Free parking
‚ Free food (all-beef hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggieburgers with fixings)

Everything is free at the Fair to encourage everyone to be disaster ready.

While supplies last, there will be free Emergency Preparedness Starter Kits to registered family visitors. There are on-going events throughout the day as well as speakers and demonstrations. In addition there are multiple booths to visit.

Whether the disaster occurs as an earthquake, flood, fire, terrorist act, cyber threat, pandemic disease, or other form, there are definitely actions you can take now with your family, friends and neighbors to prepare. Bring your out-of-state emergency contact information to have a radiogram message sent to them.

At this meeting we will learn more about the fair and what we need to do. Most of us need a nudge since it is so easy to put off some simple preparations. When a disaster strikes, the time for preparation has ended.

June 26 - Dining @ California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen
9301 Tampa Ave

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Nothing like eating with friends!

Most get there between 5:30 & 6 p.m. Hope to see you there.

You will find us at the California Pizza Kitchen in Northridge where the menu has a great variety and the serving staff works hard to please us. Their menu is such that regardless of your diet limitations, you can find an item that fits your plan and is pleasing as well. As you know, most of us arrive around 5:30 - 6:00 for dinner where we can sit together and enjoy visiting with each other. Try hard to participate!

Try to come as the number of guests is always an influence as to whether we can return.

Here is your opportunity to help TUGNET while you enjoy a lovely, healthy meal with no preparation or clean-up. Really — what can be better than that?

Remember, this is the easiest way to help TUGNET’s financial needs since 20% percent of your meal total will be returned to us. So please plan to eat out!

From 4:00 to 8:00 our meals will apply toward fund raising. Be sure to bring our flyer or show it on your phone or other device to the cashier. They are generous with their donations from these fund-raising meals and have always sent a check for our share very promptly. Can you tell me an easier way to earn funds to support TUGNET? Please try hard to participate.

They are good about having us sit together and the waitress marks all our orders as "TUGNET." Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3 of the monthly newsletter. He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers who otherwise wouldn’t be there!

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