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Meeting Agenda For December 2014

December 2 - Let's Talk Tech

Unfortunately, our planned program has to be delayed to the presenter's illness.

Let's just do this meeting among ourselves. I'm sure we can find plenty to talk about, problems to solve, etc. Okay?

If you have an idea, please let me know. Anyone who has a program they would like to acquaint others with you are welcome to show it.

Please keep TUGNET in mind as you plan your end of year contributions. Let me remind everyone that as a 501.c.3 organization, all donations are deductible if your tax situation allows. Donations to the rent fund will still be matched and as funds are available we can add meetings back into the schedule of first and third Tuesdays (adding a second Tuesday, for example). There are many topics and speakers that will not fit into our limited meetings as it stands now.

Also, ink and toner cartridges, bottles and cans are still being recycled to benefit TUGNET's treasury.

Any ideas you might have are welcome for anything TUGNET related.

Hope you had a very pleasant Thanksgiving with those you love.

December 9 - Can I Trust Health Info on the Internet?

Dr. Garred Sexton, Preventative Medicine Specialist, will review and show us where we can find dependable medical information. Dr. Sexton is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine, osteo manipulative medicine, aerospace medicine, and occupational medicine doctor with offices in Torrance, California.

Dr. Sexton will talk about how to read medical literature and how to effectively use information found in medical Internet URLs, how to find dependable health information sites and give guidance on search engines, sites for primary-care societies and government agencies. Are you paying too much for prescription drugs? He will also discuss drug interactions, web sites that feature alternative medicine, and buying drugs from Canada and Mexico.

Dr. Sexton is a graduate of University of Arkansas Medical School with 14 years in general practice followed by 20 years with the Federal Aviation Administration as a regional flight surgeon. He then retired to go work as area medical director for American Airlines. He now works part-time at the Occupational Health Clinic.

Yes, there will be a Q & A, but don’t expect a diagnoses of your sniffles.

December 16 - Holiday Party with Special Guest

Dennis McCarthy, well-known columnist with the Daily News, will share the evening with us. You may remember that he retired earlier last year after 30 years of writing for the Daily News. He recently said, “Six months into retirement I knew the piano thing wasn’t working out.” He’s bound to elaborate more so I’ll just remind everyone that he came back to the Daily News in the spring. I’m sure everyone will be interested in his take on retirement!

During his last visit he shared some of the wonderful tales from his, at that time, newly published book. It will be such a pleasure to hear more and I have asked him to bring a few copies of that book, Here’s to the Winners, in case you need a last-minute gift.

Along with holiday-centric refreshments, we will be wishing each other a truly happy Holiday Season!

December 23 - No Meeting

Happy Holidays! We will see all of you in 2015.




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