current Minutes

Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
June 7th, 2018
Meeting Room C

Board Attendance: Ken,LindaSt
Q&A was run by Ken.
Since there were not many in attandence Ken suspended the formal meeting agenda and did a presentation about verious google projects such as google alerts, google flights , google music maker, chrome extentions. The meeting was ajurned at 2:20pm
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
May 3, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance: Ken,  Kathy, LindaSh
Frank, Jack

Absent:  Annette, John, Marsha, Joan, LindaSt, Greg, Lou

Q&A was run by Ken.

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. Visitors, potential
new members and those who joined and were present introduced themselves.

President's Report -   Nothing to report

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from April 19, 2018 which were approved.

Treasurer's Report  - Nothing to report due to Annette's summer absence.  Dues for new members will be collected in November upon Annette's return.

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the updated class / lecture schedule from the website and the criteria for attending. 

Old Business - Nothing to report

New Business  - Nothing to report

Presentation - Ken reviewed several photo editing websites and demonstrated
some of the editing possibilities from his own photo library.  He will put several
free online photo editing links (i.e., photopea.com) on the CVCC website. 
He also demonstrated how Google Photos, using Google Lens, can identify a wide range of
photo content and provide information about that image.
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Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Duster.....Marilyn Gorodetzer
Mouse Pad.....Dolores Battaglia
Wireless Mouse.....Barbara Seide

50/25/25  - Dolores Battaglia - $8.00


Meeting was adjourned 2:20pm .....23

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Apr 19, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance: Ken,  Kathy, Annette and LindaSh
Frank, John, Lou, Marsha, Jack

Absent:  LindaSt, Greg, Joan

Q&A was run by Ken.

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. 4 new members joined and those present introduced themselves.

President's Report -   Ken reminded the members that during the summer there would only be 1 meeting a month -- to be held in this room.

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from April 5, 2018 which were approved.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette; a reminder to also see her at the end of the meeting if ID badges were needed

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the updated class / lecture schedule from the website and the criteria for attending. 

Old Business - nothing to report

New Business  - Effective immediately, we will hold 1 meeting a month --
on the 1st Thursday only.  Effective November 2018, the future 3rd Thursday meetings will become "workshop only" meetings and will be held upstairs in our classroom.

Note:  The 1st Thursday meeting, year-round, will be held in this room.  The 3rd meeting will be held upstairs in the classroom -- to start in November.


Presentation - Ken showed several short videos demonstrating how fake news and fake images could be obtained by using advanced technology.  He also demonstrated how advanced technology is used in "fishing scams   Q&A followed each presentation.  Ken also mentioned several websites that could be used to easily transfer files from 1 device to another i.e., plover.io.

And finally, Ken gave a presentation of some of his slides and showed how he "tweaked" several photo elements to create new images by his use of digital imagining.



Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Flash Drive.....Nicole Doyon
Stationary.....Gail Tomei
Wireless Mouse.....Susan Harris

50/25/25  - Annette Dube - $10


Meeting was adjourned 2:20pm .....28

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary


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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Apr 5, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Kathy, Annette and LindaSh
Frank, John, LindaSt, Lou, Marsha, Joan
Absent:  Ken, Greg, Jack,

Q&A was run by Kathy.  She mentioned that Windows 10 had an Antivirus built in and also suggested that members should also use Malwarebytes.  Kathy also indicated that wireless printers should stay on at all times and said an occasional restart might be needed. 

Kathy opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. 3 new members joined and those present introduced themselves.

President's Report -   Acknowledgement was given to the Board and Seymour for all their hard work to make the 2018 Luncheon so successful.

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from March 15, 2018 which were approved.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette; a reminder to also see her at the end of the meeting if ID badges were needed

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed class / lecture schedule from the website and the criteria for attending.  She indicated that her Media class and Linda's Ipad / IPhone class were over for the season and would resume again in January 2019.  Note:  The Class tab on our website will be updated to reflect this.

Luncheon Committee -- Frank gave his final report and the consensus was that the luncheon was great!  He mentioned that the luncheon next year would be on the second Thursday in March --
 March 14, 2019.

Old Business - nothing to report

New Business  - Kathy said that the second meeting of the month Workshop is not working.  This will be discussed by the Board at our next meeting and we will announce any further changes made to the meetings.  She also thanked Diane, Celia, Gladys, Linda and Annette for all their help.  It was noted that seasonal residents will be leaving soon.

Presentation - Kathy reviewed her technique for capturing a Screen Shot using a computer and using Paint and WordPad.  She also reviewed the Useful Sites and Learning Center tabs on the CVCC website for those members who wanted more in-depth resources.



Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Pocket file.....Denise Turcotte
Flash Drive.....Vinny Lee
Dust Cleaner....Bill Sheff

50/25/25  - Frank Congi and Vinny Lee.....$10 each

Meeting was adjourned 2:10pm -- 34

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
March 15, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Kathy, Annette and LindaSh
Frank, John, Greg, Jack, LindaSt, Lou, Marsha
Absent:  Ken, Joan

Q&A was run by Kathy 

Kathy opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. 0 new members; 1 previous new member introduced herself.

President's Report -   A Happy St. Patty's day was wished to all.

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from February 15, 2018.  Following correction noted:
We do not reserve tables for the luncheon

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette; a reminder to also see her at the end of the meeting if ID badges were needed

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed class / lecture schedule from the website and the criteria for attending.

Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12 noon.  He again reminded the Board to please be there by 11:00am to help set up. Frank  reviewed the menu from Rollatini's and the door prizes. Frank also mentioned that there will be extended collection for the luncheon -- up to and including today. So far, 86 members have signed up. 

Old Business - nothing to report

New Business  - nothing to report

Presentation - no presentation.  Kathy identified workstation areas for members to ask their device questions after the prize and 50/50 tickets were called.


Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Ream of Paper .....Xhemal Fusha
Wireless Mouse.....Mildred Goldstein
Flash Drive - 32 gig.....Diane St.Onge

50/25/25  - Jim Patton and Celia Hilmer - $19 each

Meeting was adjourned 1:30pm......49

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
March 1, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Ken, Annette and LindaSh
Frank, John, Greg, Jack, LindaSt, Lou,
Absent:  Kathy, Joan, Marsha

Q&A was run Ken.  Afterwards, Ken showed a brief video on self-driving cars.  A short discussion followed with lively comments from the membership.

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. (6) new club members were added; those that stayed for the meeting introduced themselves.

President's Report -   N/A

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from February 15, 2018 which were approved. 

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette; a reminder to also see her at the end of the meeting if ID badges were needed

Committee Reports

Education  Ken reviewed class / lecture schedule from the website and the criteria for attending.

Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12 noon.  He reviewed the menu from Rollatini's and the door prizes. Frank also mentioned that there will be extended collection for the luncheon -- up to and including the second meeting in March. So far, 67 members have signed up.  If you want a reserved table, please notify us by the next meeting.  There are 8 seats to a table.  Frank also confirmed that the 2019 Luncheon will take place, as usual, on the second Thursday in March -- March 14, 2019

By-Law Committee - Seymour reviewed the new By-Law being proposed and its necessity to meet IRS requirements.  A vote was taken.  It was approved unanimously by all 53 members present.

Old Business - A reminder that our next meeting will be a "workshop" meeting and members are encouraged to bring in their devices if they have questions.  Designated areas will be set up with appropriate "helpers" to address members' issues. 

New Business  - Ken advised that at these "workshop" meetings we will do the door prizes and 50/50 prior to doing the workshop so that members who are not staying for the workshop can participate.

Presentation - "Creating a Digital Photo Album".  Ken reviewed how he created a digital photo album from Snapfish.com and bought in several personal albums to show the completed product.  He discussed how he created some of these albums by using only his cell phone.  There was a great deal of interest and it was suggested that at our next workshop meeting we have a workstation demonstrating how to do this. 


Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Dust Destroyer.....Roger Bradley
Rapid Car Charger.....Dale Boatright
Logitech Wireless Mouse.....Anna Gaudio

50/25/25  - Susan Harris and Muriel Jones - $15 each


Meeting was adjourned 2:15pm......53

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
February 15, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy Annette and LindaSh
Frank, John, Marsha, Joan, Lou,

Absent:  Greg, Jack, LindaSt

Q&A was run Ken

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. (3) new club members were added; those that stayed for the meeting introduced themselves.

President's Report -   Ken wished everyone a Happy Valentine's Day.

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from February 1, 2018 which were OK'd as read.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette; a reminder to also see her at the end of the meeting if ID badges were needed

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the context of her Media Class on Mondays and also went over the class/lecture schedule from the Website.

Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12 noon.  He again reviewed the menu from Rollatini's and the door prizes. Frank also mentioned that there will be extended collection for the luncheon.  Now collection will take place during the 1st and 2nd meetings in March. 

By-Law Committee - Seymour reviewed the new By-Law being proposed and its necessity to meet IRS requirements.  He also took questions from the floor and reiterated that the vote would take place Thurs, March 1, 2018.

Old Business - Nothing to report

New Business  - CVCC will make a contribution in memory of Howie Silver.  Kathy provided his mailing address:  146 Stratford K, and reviewed information about his funeral: Friday, February 16 at 1:30pm at the National Cemetery in Lake Worth.  Address: 6501 SR 7, Lake Worth, FL  33449.

Presentation - There was no presentation this meeting.  As previously discussed, the second half of the meeting was devoted to troubleshooting various devices members brought in.  Several locations were designated in accordance with their devices and the availability of "helpers".  Both android and iPhone issues were addressed.

There was a gradual exit of members from the meeting -- those that needed help stayed later to discuss their device-related questions and issues. -- 52 members in attendance



Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Portable Blue Tooth Speaker.....Belda Bensimhon
Mouse Pad.....Seymour Kaufman
Flash Drive.....Lou Harris

50/25/25  - Belda Bensimhon and Nicole Doyon - $13 each

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
February 1, 2018
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy Annette and LindaSh
Frank, John, Greg, Marsha, Joan, Jack, Lou, LindaSt

Q&A was run Ken

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. (9) new club members were added; those that stayed for the meeting introduced themselves.

President's Report -   Ken first made an announcement about Howie's passing and the membership had a brief moment of silence.  He then provided an update about the EIN number being obtained and again reviewed the need for it. 

Secretary's Minutes - Linda first thanked Kathy taking the minutes in her absence.  She then read the minutes from January 18, 2018 which were OK'd as read.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette. 

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the context of her Media Class on Mondays and mentioned the various devices for which members could obtain help.  She then reviewed the schedule from the Website.

Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018; Rollatini will be our caterer again.  He reviewed the menu and went over the door prizes that were being offered ( a printer, various denomination gift cards from Publix --   including a $100 card).  The luncheon is in the Party Room and ticket purchase will take place the next 3 meetings: Feb 1, Feb 15, and Mar 1.  Member price is $9.00; guests $18.00  Checks can be made out to CVCC or have exact cash.

By-Law Committee - Seymout reviewed the new By-Law being proposed and its necessity to meet IRS requirements.  Kathy will be sending out a second email to membership with the new By-Law changes and it will also be posted on the By-Law tab on our website.  There will be a vote on it the 1st meeting in March (March 1st).

Old Business - EIN update provided.  See above.

New Business  - The new Board was identified.  Ken also reminded everyone about the new format being tried for the next meeting:    1st meeting of the month would be a normal presentation by Ken; 2nd meeting would be a workshop-type meeting where members could bring in their various devices and workstations would be set up to help with questions and issues.


Presentation - Ken addressed the "Net Neutrality" concept currently in the news.  He showed a brief video from "Burger King" about this issue.  He also gave an overview of how computer thieves are spamming users by copying legitimate logos from various well-known sites:  IRS, Microsoft, Credit Card companies, etc.  A cautionary tale for everyone.


Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Ream of Paper.....Annette Dube
Duster.....Chayeh Fleisher
32 gig Thumb Drive.....Valerie Guthrie


50/25/25  - Joan Karp and Greg K  - $15 each


Meeting was adjourned 2:35pm......57
Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
January 18, 2018
Meeting Room 103
Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy and Annette
Frank,  John. and Greg, Marsha, Lou, Jack,  LindaSt,
Absent:  Joan. LindaSh,
Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag.  We welcomed 5 new members.
President's Report – nothing to report
Secretary's Minutes - Kathy read the minutes from January 04, 2018 which were accepted as read.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette.  If anyone needs their id, please check with her after the meeting. 
Committee Reports
Education  Kathy reviewed the schedule for classes and lectures  Please wear your id at all functions.
Election Committee – Kathy asked the newest Board members to please stand.  She asked each one if they accept the nomination to the Board.  All answered yes.  She then individually made a motion to cast one vote for each person and their positions as Board Member.    Joan called in  at the last minute and she also accepted.  Welcome aboard all!   
Our 2018 Executive Board consists of the following members:
President                   Kenneth Graff
1st VP                          Kathy Congi
2nd VP/Treasurer       Annette Dube
Secretary       Linda Shernoff
Our Regular BoardMembers are:   Frank Congi, John Hess, Greg Kremenchugsky, Mildred Goldstein, Joan Reilly, Linda Steiniger, Jack Adams and Lou Harris.
Luncheon Committee – Frank reported  the next luncheon will be held on “Friday”, March 16, 2018.  He reviewed the menu.  He also announced we will be accepting payment for our luncheon during the months of February and the first meeting in March.  We normally need to know one week in advance our number of attendees.  It might be possible to  collect more money on the Thursday before but Frank will check the restaurant first.  We will have many raffle prizes up to and including a Gift Card from Publix for $100.
By-Law Committee – Seymour announced we have an amendment to do. He explained how and why this came about.  He explained we will be putting it up on the website and we will also be emailing it twice to everyone. We will vote on it on the first meeting in March.  It was necessary because of the Motion which was passed to incorporate CVCC and get an EIN# from the IRS.
Old Business – Ken has registered with Sunbiz.org.  By the end of the week he can take the sunbiz approval copy to the lawyer to finish our business with the EIN #.  Soon we can go to a bank and get a new account started.   

New Business  -  We have a change coming to our format of our meetings.  Effective with the February meetings, Ken will continue to do his presentations on the first meeting of the month.  On the second meeting of the month we will begin doing “Workshops” for SIGs.  You can bring in your Media (phones, tablets and/or computers and we will try and answer all quedtions or inquiries from all members who need answers, etc. 
 
Presentation – Ken purchased 2 Canon Printers and showed what to do to get one up and running.  One printer will be setup in our Classroom and another to be used as part of our raffle prizes at said upcoming Luncheon.

Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:
Mouse pad…….Fred Goronzy
Thumb Drive………….Joseph Krebs
Bluetooth Speaker……Judith Schnier
Donated Coffee mug………Fred Basserman

50/25/25  - $10 ……Seymour Kaufman…..Mildred Goldstein

Meeting was adjourned at 2:30pm......48
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
January 04, 2018
Meeting Room 103
Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy and Annette
Frank, John. and Greg 
Absent:  Howie, Hy, Seymour, Marsha
Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting after asking everyone to silence their phones.  We had our Salute to the Flag.  We also had 14 members sign up; several were introduced and welcomed.
President's Report  Happy New Year to ALL!
Secretary's Minutes - Kathy read the minutes from December 21, 2017 which were accepted as read.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette.  If anyone needs their id, please check with her after the merting. 
Committee Reports
Education  Kathy reviewed the schedule for classes and lectures  Please wear your id at all functions.
Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on “Friday”, March 16, 2018.  He reviewed the menu.
Nominating Committee -- Annette reviewed the requirements and duties of Board members. We now have four members to fill the open spots of our Board.  There will be no need to have an Election in January as a result.  Welcome to Joan Reilly, Linda Steiniger, Jack Adams and Lou Harris. Their term begins on 18jan2018.
Old Business – Ken explained he has been going to different banks to find which one has the best benefit for our new account.  Lou mentioned his bank up north usesTD bank and as a non profit they don’t pay any fees.  

New Business  -  No new business.
Presentation – Ken showed there are several ways to be secure in your online activities.   Here is a helpful link……..(click here)………….   He also explained when you get a popup looking for you to pay or call a number for help and locks your screen; if you cannot do anything then just hold the power button down for 10 seconds.  This will shut down your machine. 
Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:

Organizer…….Linda Thompson
Wireless Mouse………….Lou Harris
Dust Remover……Frank Congi

50/25/25  - $17 Joan Karp and Peter Amato
 Meeting was adjourned 2:35pm......55
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
December 21, 2017
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy and Annette

Frank,  John. Greg and Seymour
Absent: Howie, Linda, Hy and Marsha
Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag.  We had 2 members sign up who were former members and had their id cards from the past.
President's Report  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to ALL!
Secretary's Minutes - Kathy read the minutes from December 07, 2017 which were accepted as read.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette.  As of 
January 1, 2018, the new membership dues would be $15 for individuals and $20 for couples.   If anyone needs their id, please check with her after the merting. 
Committee Reports
Education  Kathy reviewed the schedule for classes and lectures  Please wear your id at all functions.
Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on “Friday”, March 16, 2018; Rollatini will be our caterer again.  The price for the luncheon will be the same as before $9/member and $18 per guest.  He reviewed the menu.
Nominating Committee -- Annette reviewed the requirements and duties of Board members and asked the membership who might want to run to fill these two open spots. There was one nominee from the floor:   --  Lou Harris.-  nominated and seconded.   Elections will be held on January 18, 2018.
Old Business – Ken wanted to make our club a Non-Profit.  Jack Adams made a motion to spend the money to get a lawyer to make this possible. Seconded by Grace Macklin.  Discussion followed.  Result:  Unanimous vote.  Our by-law Committee will also meet to make the necessary changes.

New Business  -  No new business.
Presentation – Ken explained there are ways to save your “favorites” from AOL   Here is a helpful link     Ken also demonstrated how to use Microsoft One Drive and Google Drive to store your Documents, Music and Photos so once you migrate to a new computer you will have access to all your files. 
Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:
Thumb Drive…….Joan Reilly
Calculator………….Grace Macklin
Password Journal……Judith Schnier
50/25/25  - No Drawing today
Meeting was adjourned 2:43pm......36
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
December 7, 2017

Meeting Room 103
Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy and Annette
Frank, Hy, John. Greg
Absent: Howie, Linda, Seymour and Marsha
Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag.
President's Report Welcome back to the Seasonal Residents
Secretary's Minutes - Kathy read the minutes from November 16, 2017 which were accepted as read.

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette.  As of January 1, 2018, the new membership dues would be $15 for individuals and $20 for couples.  She also mentioned the need for checks to be made out to CASH, or dues to be paid in CASH.  If anyone needs their id, please check with her after the merting. 
Committee Reports
Education  Kathy reviewed the schedule for classes and lectures.  She announced she would begin her weekly Lecture “All Media:  Phones, Tablets & Windows Computers” on Mondays starting on 01Jan2018 at 1pm.  Kathy’s Lecture includes Annette, Celia, Diane gladys and Kathy so we can cover a lot of different media.  Also, Linda will begin her weekly Lecture:   “iPad and iPhone 101” starting on 30Jan2018 at 1pm.  
She also asked if anyone is not getting her emails, they need to let her know what their email name is at present.  If any email bounces back on her she will be in touch with you via phone.  Also please wear your id at all functions.
Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018; Rollatini will be our caterer again.  The price for the luncheon will be the same as before $9/member and $18 per guest.  He reviewed the menu.
Nominating Committee -- Annette reviewed the requirements and duties of Board members and asked the membership who might want to run to fill these two open spots. There were two nominees from the floor:   -- Linda Steiniger and Jack Adams.-- they were both seconded.  Elections will be held in January.
Old Business – Ken went to BBT to ask if they close the account , will they be sending out a check made out to cvcc?   They confirmed this.  Ken closed the account and took the amount in cash.  We will have to decide soon what needs to be done to get a new account.

New Business  -  No new business.
Presentation - Ken demonstrated a new media device called Google Home Mini.  It worked fine as long as WiFi is available.  It is currently on sale for $29.95 locally from Walmart or Target and online from Google.com.  The larger Google Home retails for $129. 
Congratulations to our club winners! 
Blue Ticket prizes were:
Ear Buds…..Mary Sullivan
Android Micro USB cable…..Michael Tchang
Ream of Paper……Judith Schnier

50/25/25  - Gerda Latham and.Bil Sheff  - $17 each

Meeting was adjourned 2:30pm......52
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary  
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
November 16, 2017
Meeting Room 103


Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy Annette and Linda,
Frank, and Hy

Absent: Howie, John, Greg, Seymour, and Marsha
Q&A was run Ken

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. (9) new club members were added; those that stayed for the meeting introduced themselves. 

President's Report -   It was announced that one Board member has resigned (Karen) and a replacement will be needed. Another board member (Seymour) will not be running in 2018.

Secretary's Minutes - Linda read the minutes from November 2, 2017 which were OK'd as read.

Treasurer's Report
  - Provided by Annette.  She mentioned as of January 1, 2018, the new membership dues would be $15 for individuals and $20 for couples.  She also mentioned the need for checks to be made out to CASH, or dues to be paid in CASH. 

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the revised schedule for classes and lectures.  She also mentioned that Howie would probably start his classes in January 2018 -- more information to be provided.

Luncheon Committee -- per Frank,  the next luncheon will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018; Rollatini will be our caterer again.  He reviewed the menu and indicated that some minor tweaks might be made as a result of various member requests.  More information will be forthcoming.  The price will probably remain the same as last year.

Nominating Committee -- Annette indicated that two open Board seats need to be filled.  She then reviewed the requirements and duties of Board members and asked the membership who might want to run to fill these two open spots. There were two nominees from the floor:   -- Joan Riley and Gladys Buonacore -- they were both seconded.  Elections will be held in January.

Business - None

New Business  - Ken reviewed the reasons for the email Kathy sent out to membership with regard to the need for membership payments to either be in CASH, or by a check written to CASH.  He identified the bank's request for the need for an EIN number (since the Patriot Act) and reviewed the steps to obtain one.  After much discussion, it was agreed, for the time being, that membership checks should be made out to CASH with the memo line indicating it's for CVCC dues, or dues should be paid in CASH.  A private account may need to be set up in the future -- still to be determined.

 Ken said he would go to our current bank (BBT) to find out to whom their final check would be issued.

Presentation - Ken reviewed various websites with good computer / electronic / camera Black Friday deals:  Amazon, Target and Google were mentioned.  He also reviewed laptop deals that could be found on these websites.  He singled out Google Chromebook as a good inexpensive laptop option and indicated that Chromebook could now utilize various Android apps from a stable channel. this link is a listing of chromebooks    listing of Black Friday deals

Congratulations to our club winners! 

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Ream of Paper.....Joan Reilly
Vivitar Digital Camera.....Dennis O'Brien
Screen Cleaning Wipes.....Linda Nugent

50/25/25  - Frank Congi and Roger Bradley - $9 each

Meeting was adjourned 2:30pm......32
Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
November 2, 2017
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy Annette and Linda,
Frank, Howie, John and Hy
Absent:  Annette, Greg, Seymour, Karen and Marsha

Q&A was run Ken

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. (3) new club members were introduced

President's Report -   Nothing to report this meeting

Secretary's Minutes - Not read due to extended time-lapse since last meeting minutes were taken

Treasurer's Report  - Provided by Annette.  She also reviewed badge protocols for members.

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the revised schedule for classes and lectures. 

Old Business - None

New Business  - None

Presentation - Ken reviewed various ways to recover lost files from a thumb drive and mentioned
Recuva -- which can be downloaded from Piriform.com.  He also mentioned various teaching tools and videos provided by AARP.org.  A brief video was reviewed from the AARP website for the benefit of the members and several Q&A were taken during and after that presentation.

Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Screen Cleaning Wipes....Howie Silver
Rechargeable PowerPack.....Roger Bradley
Ream of Paper.....Kathy Congi

Misc Computer Discs
Travel Maps.....Linda Steiniger
Solitaire.....Hy Fishman
Casino.....Beverly Bradley


50/25/25  - Vincent Lee and Annette DubeS - $11 each



Meeting was adjourned 2:35pm......32
Respectfully submitted,
--> Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
May 4, 2017

Meeting Room B

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy and Linda,
Frank, Howie, John and Hy,
Absent:  Annette, Greg, Seymour, Karen and Marsha

Q&A was run Ken

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 3 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report -   nothing to report this meeting

Secretary's Minutes - Read by Linda and subsequently approved.

Treasurer's Report  - Treasurer is away - nothing reported this meeting

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the revised schedule for classes and lectures.  Howie mentioned that two of his MAC classes were cancelled and relevant notice was placed on the bulletin board outside the computer classroom.

Old Business - None

New Business  - None

Presentation - Ken demonstrated various applications from android and smart phone devices.  He demonstrated an application from the Google Play Store, "Rewards", that actually paid a small stipend for completing a Google survey.  He then demonstrated how to transfer physical slides to a computer and various editing techniques you could use from your Smartphone to create a "movie" that you could share with others.

Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Dust Destroyer.....Gerda Latham
Wireless Mouse.....Joan Karp
Rechargeable Power pack.....Muriel Jones

50/25/25  - Ann Kritzer and Beverly Bradley - $11 each


Meeting was adjourned 2:25pm......35

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Apr 20, 2017
Meeting Room C

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy, Linda, Annette
Howie, Frank, John, Hy, and Marsha
Absent:  Greg, Seymour, Karen

Q&A was run Ken

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 3 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report -   Ken announced that Marilyn Gorodezer has resigned and that Annette Dube volunteered to step in for us.

Secretary's Minutes - Read by Linda and subsequently approved.

Treasurer's Report -   Provided by Annette.  Also, a reminder that those needing their ID Badge should see Annette.

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the revised schedule for classes and lectures. 

Old Business - None

New Business  - None

Presentation - Provided by Ken -- USPS and Back-Up Procedures.  Ken provided an update on electronic services now available from USPS, i.e., informed delivery.  He also mentioned various back-up procedures i.e.,  file history with Windows 10; flash drives; Google drive; Google photos, etc. 

Q&A from members throughout his presentation.

Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Ream of Paper.....Joseph Benoit
Wireless Mouse........Linda Shernoff
Dust Destroyer.....Muriel Jones

50/25/25  - Joan Karp won both red ticket prizes @ $8.00 each

Meeting was adjourned 2:25pm......36

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Apr 6, 2017
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Ken, Kathy, Linda, Annette
Howie, Frank, John, Hy, and Marsha 

Absent:  Seymour, Greg, Karen

Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 2 new members who joined the club and were introduced.  Ken announced we were making a change to our meeting agenda to accommodate a presentation to be made by Atlantic Broadband after our regular business meeting.

President's Report -   Nothing to report

Secretary's Minutes - Read by Linda and subsequently accepted.

Treasurer's Report -   Provided by Annette


Committee Reports

Education - Kathy reviewed the revised class / lecture schedule that is now posted on our website.

Old Business - None

New Business  - None

Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:

Virtual Reality Headset.....George Pittell
Rechargeable Power Pack........Joan Acquatta
Dust Destroyer.....Robert Marcotte

50/25/25 


$10 each won by Addy Tomme and Gerda Latham

Business Meeting was adjourned at 1:15 pm ...  57

Q&A - conducted by Ken

Presentation - Atlantic Broadband Presentation by Regan Anderson, Director, Select Communities.  Open to all Century Village residents.
Q&A during and after his presentation.

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Mar 16, 2017
Meeting Room 103
Board Attendance: Ken,  Kathy, Annette
Howie, Frank, John,  Hy, Greg, and Marsha
Absent:  Marilyn, Karen, Linda, Seymour.
Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There was1 new member who joined the club and was introduced.
President's Report -   Nothing to report
Secretary's Minutes - Read by Kathy and accepted as read.

Treasurer's Report -   Provided by Annette.  Anyone needing their ID Badge should see Annette after the meeting. 
Committee Reports
Education  Kathy reviewed the schedule for classes and lectures and also announced She and Linda would both end their Lectures at the end of March.

Luncheon Committee –  Frank announced Rollatini was aware they ran out of Salad and also the Lasagne and Potatoes were cold.  They apologized and said it won’t hppen again.  A suggestion was made to get Milk not Creamer in the future.  Also can we have a small pot of hot water for tea.  We will do this next time.
Ken made an announcement once we have the List of Members for our Luncheon we do not need to wear our ID’s in order to get a blue ticket.  Kathy explained she was very disappointed a member went through the trouble to hide the fact they forgot their id and managed to get a blue ticket.  Kathy agreed once the Guest List is made up, every “Member” on the List should get a blue ticket.  All agreed.

Old Business - a new tab needs to be created for the website for the Pledge of Allegiance.  And Howie’s Classon Friday need to make note NOT on the first Friday.

New Business  - Nothing to report

Presentation – Ken made a presentation on what is in store for us in our future.

Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:
Address Labels.....Frank Congi
Rechargeable Power Pack........Muriel Jones
Monitor Wipes.....Diane St Onge

50/25/25  
$10  each won by Mildred Goldstein and Ruth Messer

Meeting was adjourned 2:45pm......37
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Mar 2, 2017
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance:  Kathy, Linda, Annette
Howie, Frank, Hy, Greg, Seymour, and Marsha
Absent:  Ken, Marilyn, John, Karen

Q&A was run by Howie

Kathy opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 6 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report -   Nothing to report

Secretary's Minutes - Read by Linda and subsequently accepted.

Treasurer's Report -   Provided by Annette.  Announcements: anyone who did not pay their 2017 dues would be removed from our roster after today's meeting.  Also, those needing their ID Badge should see Annette.

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy reviewed the schedule for classes and lectures and also thanked her additional class helpers that now allowed her to teach both iPhone and Android devices.  Suggestion: for Howie's classes/lectures to put on the webpage that he is available every week except the first Friday of the month.

Luncheon Committee - Frank reiterated that the Luncheon was on March 9.  He reviewed the menu once again from Rollatini's as well as start time, door prizes, beverages served, etc. Seymour provided a headcount and indicated that the last day for payment was today's meeting,  March 2nd, as a final headcount needs to be provided prior to the luncheon.

Old Business - Noted that a new tab needs to be created for the website for the Pledge of Allegiance.

New Business  - Nothing to report
Presentation - "Okeechobee Library Branch" web presentation provided by Mr. Zimmerman and his colleague, Pauzo. There was review of the library's website navigation (pbclibrary.org and contact info provided: 561-233-1880).  General review, various tabs, other websites provided via their website (Hoopla, Flipster, Consumer Reports, etc.).  How to access music, movies, and search their "card catalogue".
Q&A during and after his presentation.


Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Ream of Paper.....Ruth Messer
Rechargeable Power Pack........Virginia Bogue
Dust Destroyer.....Howie Silver

50/25/25 
$20  each won by Muriel Jones and Jeanette Veglia

Meeting was adjourned 2:55pm......64

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
Feb 16, 2017
Meeting Room 103

Board Attendance: Ken, Kathy, Linda, Annette
Howie, Frank, John, Hy, Karen, Greg, Seymour, and Marsha
Absent:  Marilyn

Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 4 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report -   Nothing to report

Secretary's Minutes - Read by Linda and subsequently accepted.

Treasurer's Report -   Provided by Annette

Committee Reports

Education  Kathy mentioned that thanks to Celia Hilmer she will be helping anyone with an Android iPhone or Tablet on Monday's at 1pm.  In addition, Ken will teach an intro to Android iPhones and Tablets on Wednesdays at 10 am.  All class schedules and lecture times were again reviewed.  Also a reminder to check the bulletin board outside the classroom on the second floor for any cancellations and to also wear ID's at all functions.  Note:  the CVCC website link is on your lanyards.

Luncheon Committee - Frank reiterated that the Luncheon was on March 9.  He reviewed the menu once again from Rollatini's.  Seymour provided a headcount and indicated that the last day for payment was March 2nd as a final headcount needs to be provided prior to the luncheon.

Old Business - Nothing to report

New Business  - Suggestion was made to have Ken create a new CVCC website tab that has the Pledge of Allegiance.
Presentation - Howie and Kathy each presented several topics to the membership and then took questions from the audience.  Topics included useful links, i.e., Hotsheet.com; how to add and delete programs and cookies from website history; how to ensure privacy when web browsing;  how to work with various browsers, how to find virus protection software that may have come with your computer so that you needn't pay extra for other "paid" protection programs - i.e. Norton.
Congratulations to our club winners!

Blue Ticket prizes were:
Journal........Emilo Thibault
Dust Destroyer........Linda Shernoff
Virtual Reality Smartphone Headset........Marsha Goldstein

50/25/25
$15 each won by Patsy Woosley and Mildred Hejda
Meeting was adjourned 2:35pm......58

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
February 02, 2017

Room 103

Board Attendance: Ken, Kathy, Annette, Marilyn
Frank, Seymour, John, Hy, Howie, Marsha & Greg
Absent:  Karen and Linda

Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 3 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report  

Secretary's Minutes –  Kathy read the Minutes from our last meeting which were accepted as read
Treasurer's Report -   Marilyn made her report and reminded all we will only accept checks made on US Banks.  If anyone needs their id, please see her.

Committee Reports
Education Committee
Kathy announced an iPhone 6s caught fire in Pinellas County, FL.  Please be sure you do NOT charge your phone while you sleep!!!

Kathy also did a review of all our Classes.  There is one change.  Howie is moving his Apple MAC lecture to Fridays at 9amstarting next week, 10feb2017.

A reminder to please check our Website (the link is on your lanyard) for updated Class information and also check the Bulletin Board on the second floor outside our classroom for any cancellations or postponements of classes.  And, to please wear your ID's at all functions.

Luncheon Committee – Frank and John – 
Frank reported our Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 Frank reviewed our menu.  The cost will be $18/guest and $9/member.  8 Gift cards will come from Publix and 6 free 2018 memberships for our club.   We will begin selling Luncheon tickets at both our meetings in February and the first Thursday in March.  Today, Seymour reported 41 attending our luncheon so far.

Old Business – None

New Business  None.

 Presentation  Ken gave a presentation on an App called Photo Scan by Google.
Thanks to our Treasurer, Marilyn, the Local Library will give a presentation on March 02, 2017 regarding many of their services

Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:

Batttery Backup.......Maureen DeVergilio
Ream of Paper…………Diane St. Onge
Monitor Wipes……………Lou Harris


50/25/25  
$19 each won by Joan Reilly and Valerie Guthrie

Meeting was adjourned 253pm......73
Respectfully submitted,

Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary

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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
January 19, 2017
Room 103

Board Attendance: Ken, Kathy, Annette, Marilyn
Frank, Seymour, John, Hy, Howie, Karen, Marsha & Greg
Absent:  Linda 

Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 4 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report  

Secretary's Minutes –  Kathy read the Minutes from our last meeting which were accepted as read
Treasurer's Report -   Marilyn made her report and reminded all we will only accept checks made on US Banks.  If anyone needs their id, please see her.

Committee Reports
Education Committee
Kathy announced we will no longer do registrations for our Basic Class.  This class will now be an open class for all our members.  If anyone wishes to stop by and ask a question, please do.

Kathy also announced we may have a new type of malware called Bytefence.  If she finds a fix for it she will post it up on the Useful sites along with the other viruses.  Gmail also got hacked today.  Please do NOT open any link within an email unless you are sure it is definitely meant for you.  It is not worth the trouble to get hacked today.

Kathy also did a review of all our Classes and showed our Learning Page and Useful Sites tabs on our Website.

A reminder to please check our Website (the link is on your lanyard) for updated Class information and also check the Bulletin Board on the second floor outside our classroom for any cancellations or postponements of classes.  And, to please wear your ID's at all functions.

Luncheon Committee – Frank and John – 
Frank reported our Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 The cost will be $18/guest and $9/member.  Prizes will come fom Publix and 6 free memberships for our club.   We will begin selling Luncheon tickets at both our meetings in February and the first Thursday in March. 

Election Committee Seymour -
Seymour introduced each of the Board Members who were running for a two year term.  He asked each nominee individually if he/she accepted the nomination to their respective position.  All replied Yes.

Ken Graff for President
 Kathy Congi for 1st VP
Annette Dube for 2nd VP
Marilyn Gorodezer for Treaurer
Linda Shernoff for Secretary
Frank Congi – Board Member
John Hess – Board Member
Mildred Goldstein – Board Member
Greg kremenchugsky – Board member

Seymour made the motion to cast one ballot for each position.  The motion was accepted, approved and seconded. 

Old Business – None

New Business  None.

 Presentation  Ken gave a presentation on how to use Chromecast from anywhere.

Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:

32G Flash Drive.......Annette Dube
Ream of Paper…………Dennis DeVergilio
Paper Journal……………Celia Hilmer

50/25/25  
$18 each won by Annette Dube and Maureen DeVergilio

Meeting was adjourned 250pm......50
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary
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Century Village Computer Club
General Meeting
January 5, 2017

Room 103

Board Attendance: Ken, Kathy, Annette, Marilyn
Frank, Seymour, John, Hy, Howie, Marsha & Greg
Absent:  Linda & Karen

Q&A was run by Ken
Ken opened the meeting. We had our Salute to the Flag. There were 3 new members who joined the club and were introduced.

President's Report  

Secretary's Minutes   Kathy read the Minutes from our last meeting which were accepted as read
Treasurer's Report -   Marilyn made her report and reminded all we will only accept checks made on US Banks.

Committee Reports
Education Committee
Kathy announced the February Basic Class Registration is open.  Kathy reviewed all the available lectures.  Kathy asked how many people have an Apple Mac and Howie said he would do a Lecture on the Apple Mac and announce it asap.  

A reminder to please check our Website (the link is on your lanyard) for updated Class information and also check the Bulletin Board on the second floor outside our classroom for any cancellations or postponements of classes.  And, to please wear your ID's at all functions.

Nomination Committee Seymour and Howie -
Seymour read the report.  No new nominations were made today. All nominations are closed.

Luncheon Committee – Frank and John – 
Frank reported our Luncheon will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017.  He also confirmed our menu will be Chicken Marsala,  Grilled Salmon, Vegetarian Lasagna.  The cost will be $18/guest and $9/member.  Prizes will come fom Publix and 6 free memberships for our club.  

Old Business – None

New Business  None.

 Presentation – Ken  gave a presentation on how very important it is to keep track of our passwords.  

Congratulations to our club winners!
Blue Ticket prizes were:

Wireless Mouse.......Sandra Ger
Electric Surcharge…………Grace Macklin
Paper Journal……………Ron Alicandri

50/25/25  

$22 each won by Howie Silver and Ron Alicandri

Meeting was adjourned 250pm......64
Respectfully submitted,
Kathy Congi for Linda Shernoff, Secretary