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Meeting Agenda For May 2018

May 1 - Updates for Windows 10

Undoubtedly 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.

May 8 - 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.

May 15 - Reaching the Summits with Bill Burke

Many of you will remember Bill’s 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 age 60.

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 @ Sizzler

7131 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
½ block south of Sherman Way

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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. It’s 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 with friends!

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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