The President's Message

Sep 2012

Jim Brown

"Promoting the Harmony of Computer Education, and Camaraderie"

I am writing this column with much joy and anticipation as we approach our September meeting date and the Celebration of our 25 (+1) Anniversary Celebration. Because of the dedication and hard work of a small group of individuals and families our Computer Group has evolved to the largest computer group in this area, has received many awards and recognition from computer associations-all due to the dedication, focus, and hard work of our members. We will honor the early members who had the foresight and dedication to succeed. Our September meeting is a time to remember, and celebrate our history and success.

This is an event that you bring your family members and friends for the entertainment and ambiance as we remember where the computer club has been and its future may be. Consider this event as a family event.

Here is what you should know. This is a Celebration!! This will not be our usual monthly meeting. This will be an event, a very special presentation with audio, film and humorous commentary from our own Master of the Rant, and our Master of Ceremonies Rick Smith. Rumor has it that there may be a mystery guest. There will be a short photo opportunity with our mystery guest. We request a small donation.

The doors will open at 9:00AM and the show will begin at 9:30AM. There will not be a member sign in or badges. Ken Church will be available for those members who need to renew their membership, and for those that may wish to join our ranks.

Craig Ladd will be at the raffle prize table where you can view the raffle prizes. You can still donate a raffle prize-please give you name and list the donation so Craig can keep this record. Our raffle prizes so far are computer related and among other prizes are donations from restaurants, gift baskets, bottles of wine, so we want to have plenty of variety. We want to have many members to walk away with a prize. Toby Scott will conduct the raffle at the end of the show. Each ticket drawn will be for a specific item. Raffle ticket prices are $ 5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. The raffle items are significant.

There will be an intermission where we can enjoy coffee and cake, and we can use our meeting room. Let's try to keep the room clean.

After this coffee break our show will continue with more humor and special effects.

After the raffle we will move to the adjacent picnic area which we have reserved, and enjoy a BBQ prepared by the PV Lions. The lunch will consist of a BBQ hamburger sandwich, salad, and a drink and will cost $7.00. You, your guests can enjoy the end of a special event in the company of friends, and the warmth of the day.

Looking forward to see all of you on September 22nd

Happy computing!