The President's Message

March 2014

by Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo, President

Established 1987

"Promoting the Harmony of Computer Education, and Camaraderie"

I encourage you to attend the Southwest Technology & Computer Conference (SWCC) June 27-29. Its website is being revamped. Here is the beta version. We’ve been going for several years, and I’ve volunteered the last two. The $85 early bird registration fee covers all meals. After June 2, the fee becomes $100. The special hotel rates are $89, single; $95, double; and $109, quad.

It used to be in San Diego. In my opinion, the new location is much better.

  1. 1. Shorter drive for us.
  2. 2. The rooms are cheaper and better.
  3. 3. The food is much better.

The presentations have always been of a professional caliber on great subjects. Most of the exhibitors offer significant discounts, and we usually make several purchases. We’ve made several friends and look forward to seeing them every year. They have a variety of free door prizes and top notch raffle prizes. Some years we do well with the prizes, and some years we don’t.

As long as one club member attends, any club member can participate in the photo contest. It is usually sponsored by Corel. Since I’m attending, our members can participate. The entry deadline is May 23. The categories and details are available at the link above. Judy Taylour and her team of volunteers do an outstanding job.

Happy computing!