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Agenda For May 2018
May 1 - Updates
for Windows 10
you have had interruptions from time to time as the updates
for Windows 10 have been downloaded. Have you noticed
changes? Have you researched what these updates were all about?
It s said that the majority have to do with security, but
what about the rest?
We have invited Rosemary Lloyd to bring us all up
to date on what is important, what is useful and, importantly,
what we need to know about. Here is what she has to say:
The current version of Windows 10 is number 1709,
the Fall Creators Update. We will look at some of the
new features that are included in it. The new Windows
Defender is the built-in virus protection, device
performance checker and firewall.
Windows Settings has a robust Troubleshooter app. It
can find and fix problems with your system. This includes
hardware, Internet connections and more. Much of it is automatic.
We will look at the Edge browser. You can make
notes on web pages. They can be saved and shared.
There will be more features to see. In addition we
will review some of the key aspects of Windows 10 that
we saw last November. These include some of the important
Windows 10 settings. They are worth checking periodically.
Update & Security, Sign-In Options and Log-In type are
especiallyuseful items to know about.
These are things we should know about and, thanks to Rosemary,
we will be getting ourselves updated at this meeting.
8 - Board Meeting
The second Tuesday of each month is our TUGNET board meeting.
In case you arent aware of it, our board meetings are
open to all members. So if there is something on your mind,
an idea youd 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.
May 15 - Reaching
the Summits with Bill Burke
of you will remember Bills visit with all the
mountain climbing equipment most of us had never seen. He
told us about his plans to climb the mountain named for him,
to be called the Burke-Khang Expedition.
On May 23, 2009, Bill Burke summitted Mt. Everest
from the South (Nepal) side of the mountain. In reaching the
summit at age 67, he became the oldest American to climb the
highest mountain in the world. On May 25, 2014, at the age
of 72, Bill summited Mt. Everest from the more challenging
North (Tibet) side, thus breaking his own record and becoming
the oldest person outside of Asia to summit Mt. Everest. Bill
has also climbed the highest mountain on every continent and
is the only person to accomplish that feat after reaching
On May 21, 2014, the Government of Nepal named a 6,940 meter
(22,775 feet) peak in the famed Himalayan mountain range after
Bill. Bill has attempted to climb Burke-Khang four
times, with the last expedition occurring in the Fall of 2017.
Bill will discuss this latest Burke-Khang expedition
and will present dramatic photos and video of the climb. He
will talk about the challenges, risks and joys of climbing
the world's highest mountains and will share the techniques
he uses to physically and mentally prepare for these exhausting
expeditions. Bill will also display the equipment required
for an alpine mountain climb.
If you missed him the last time, be sure to come this time!
May 22 - Dining
7131 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
½ block south of Sherman Way
Most get there between
5:30 & 6 p.m. Hope to
see you there. We gather at the rear of the room
so we can enjoy eating together.
Here comes the fourth Tuesday of the month,
so it is time for us to dine together. Its time to visit
Sizzler on our schedule of dining events. We meet at
the Sizzler in Van Nuys where everyone agrees the best
salad bar can be found and the service is outstanding.
Try to come as the number of guests is always an influence
as to whether we can return.
Nothing like eating
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 TUGNETs 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 youd
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 wouldnt be there!
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