The President's Message

June 2009

Rick Curry

Hello and let me thank the membership once again for welcoming me into the administration of our club.

June promises to be a busy month. In addition to the beginning of summer, there will be some exciting events at the club. At our monthly meeting June 27, author Akkana Peck ("Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional") presenting the GIMP image editor. GIMP is a free image-editing package that can do the job of very expensive software, such as Photoshop. Akkana's web site at

After Saturday's meeting, join us just down the street for lunch at the Texas Cattle Co. Get together with other club participants and chat in a less formal venue.

And Toby is looking at starting his HTML/CSS SIG on the second Thursday of the month, which will make June 11 the kick-off meeting.

Thanks go out to David Harris for his May presentation of Milestones in the History of Personal Computers. I found it interesting, and a little surprising.

If you need a map or more details, remember that you can click on our new calendar at the bottom of our home page at to find out details and to get a Google map of the location.

We are looking for someone to do an evaluation of the newly released 10-Strike Connection Monitor Pro 1.6, and the Photo Group reminds us that it has changed its format, adding SIGs for beginners, intermediate Photoshop, and portrait photography. Happy summer!