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Agenda For June 2018
June 5 - Goggle
Photos with Dr. Ronald Brown
discussing and illustrating the history of photography, Dr.
Brown will tell us about Google Photos,
which has replaced Picasa as Googles 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. Its like a shoe box full
of photos, but you can easily find a specific photo. Its
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
12 - 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.
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 pets life or the life of a loved
The location is at the Northridge Fashion CenterPacific
Theaters Parking Lot. That means it will be
convenient for pretty much all of us visit, in the heart of
It will be a one-day event Saturday,
September 29, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Free family EP kits
Free food (all-beef hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggieburgers
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
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
9301 Tampa Ave
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 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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