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Meeting Agenda For February 2017

February 7 - Suddenly 65

Some of our readers may remember Max Izenberg from her visit to TUGNET 3½ years ago. At that time there was a newsletter which had just gotten started, delivered via e-mail, called Suddenly 65 (which was a website as well). Max had noticed, at that time, that there was a lack of sites or newsletters with information on places to go, people to meet, things to do and discover in the Greater Los Angeles area for those energetic, on the go, active people over 60. She felt that was a niche that needed to be filled since there were activities seniors would enjoy if they knew about them. Since that time there is more and more information on just about any topic you can think of, delivered every Thursday to your In Box, totally free, with the appropriate information which enables participation.

Max is a delightful lady who has a degree in nutrition and loves to share her knowledge with people. Because she loves to write, she has written two books on health and wellness. She shares healthy tips and will even offer information on scams that target seniors.

Max Izenberg will be at our meeting to tell us all about what she has done. Remember, it is totally free and if you take a look, you will be amazed at the amount of information she makes available every week.

Be sure to come meet and greet her, you won’t be sorry.

February 21 - CES Review

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is an annual trade show organized by the Consumer Technology Association, featuring presentations of new products and innovations in the consumer electronics industry. It is held in Las Vegas, NV, every January. While most of our members will recognize this as the “Consumer Electronics Show;” they are now "Consumer Technology Show."

2017 celebrated 50 Years of CES: The first CES took place in New York City in June 1967. Since then, thousands of products have been announced at the yearly show, including many that have transformed our lives. Here is a timeline of technology milestones you might enjoy reviewing:

Videocassette Recorder (VCR), 1970
Laserdisc Player, 1974
Camcorder and Compact Disc Player, 1981
Digital Audio Technology, 1990
Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991
Digital Satellite System (DSS), 1994
Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
High Definition Television (HDTV), 1998
Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
Satellite Radio, 2000
Microsoft Xbox and Plasma TV, 2001
Home Media Server, 2002
Blu-Ray DVD and HDTV PVR, 2003
HD Radio, 2004
IP TV, 2005
Convergence of content and technology, 2007
OLED TV, 2008
3D HDTV, 2009
Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
Connected TV, Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Ford’s Electric Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011
Ultrabooks, 3D OLED, Android 4.0 Tablets, 2012
Ultra HDTV, Flexible OLED, Driverless Car Technology, 2013
3D Printers, Sensor Technology, Curved UHD, Wearable Technologies, 2014
4K UHD, Virtual Reality, Unmanned Systems, 2015

For our meeting this week we will get a capsule view of this year’s show when Dr. Garred Sexton shares his experiences during the week he was attending. We will find out what he found of interest among the 3800 companies exhibiting.

February 28 - Dining Event

The exact location will be announced soon so put the date on your calendar and plan to join your TUGNET friends for a lovely evening of conversation and, of course, eating.

Jeff Kent did a great job setting up our dining events last year at the several restaurants we visited. He is trying to get the locations booked as far in advance as possible this year which will help everyone to participate. It takes him a number of visits for each meal to confirm the dates and we most certainly appreciate his efforts. The restaurants involved donate 15-20% of the meal checks back to us.

The funds generated, while not great individually, have helped our treasury as Deuk will explain at the January 17 meeting. The restaurants hope to welcome us in larger numbers this year so do try to attend.

Thanks to all who have supported our dining events through the year, it has helped our treasury while you had a pleasant time and filled your tummies. We will continue to keep you informed of the schedule of restaurants in the new year.

Please note: Dining events will be planned for the fourth Tuesday from January on. That will accommodate the board of directors meeting changing to the second Tuesday each month.

Look forward to seeing you. Remember to invite friends and family to come as well. Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

There is no easier way that I know of to help our treasury, assuming that we have good participation. If you can invite someone to come with you - or meet you there, wouldn’t that be grand? If we could garner a check for at least $100 each time we have a dining event, with two events we’d have one night of our meeting room rent covered. Now tell me, what’s better than that?

If you don’t have a flyer, contact Jeff Kent at jeffersonskent@gmail.com to get one.

It is important to have a copy of the appropriate flyer for these occasions. It is always available, even if you are not’t able to get to a meeting to pick it up. Please ask for it, either by e-mail or a phone call. The e-mail addresses and phone numbers of board members are on page 2 of the newsletter, so take advantage of that and ask for a flyer when you think you’ll be able to join us.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3. 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 wouldn’t be there!

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