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Agenda For February 2017
- Suddenly 65
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 wont be sorry.
February 21 - 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
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,
Compact Disc - Interactive, 1991
System (DSS), 1994
Digital Versatile Disk (DVD), 1996
Definition Television (HDTV), 1998
Hard-disc VCR (PVR), 1999
Satellite Radio, 2000
Xbox and Plasma TV, 2001
Home Media Server, 2002
DVD and HDTV PVR, 2003
HD Radio, 2004
IP TV, 2005
of content and technology, 2007
OLED TV, 2008
3D HDTV, 2009
Tablets, Netbooks and Android Devices, 2010
Smart Appliances, Android Honeycomb, Fords Electric
Focus, Motorola Atrix, Microsoft Avatar Kinect, 2011
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
years 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
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, wouldnt
that be grand? If we could garner a check for at least $100
each time we have a dining event, with two events wed
have one night of our meeting room rent covered. Now tell
me, whats better than that?
If you dont have a flyer,
contact Jeff Kent at email@example.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 nott 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
youll be able to join us.
If you have a favorite restaurant
youd 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 wouldnt be there!
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