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Welcome to the July edition of the HAL-PC monthly member eBulletin. If you wish to stop receiving these bulletins, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This month: Protect Your PC, Events, Clear Lake, SIG News, Movie Night, Class Listing, Volunteer of the Month, Board of Directors Election, Magazine.
PROTECT YOUR PC - SECURE YOUR VACATION WITH HALNet VPN
More and more of us are taking to the road for our summer vactions with laptops. Most hotels now offer wireless high-speed internet access. But how secure is your data transmission???
HAL-PC members with HALNet accounts can take the worry out of their summer surfing by downloading our free secure VPN client. Connect to the hotel wireless access point, launch the VPN client and connect SECURELY to our HALNet server. Using this VPN "tunnel" the entire connection -- mail, account settings, and any transactions -- will be encrypted and you can surf safely!! See the VPN Information Page for details and a link to download the client.
Remember: Our secure VPN service is offered only to HALNet subscribers who are HAL-PC members. This is only one of the benefits of membership - JOIN HAL TODAY!
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Saturday, July 15 -- 10:00 am : Home Wireless Networks For Everyone
Friday, July 28 -- 6:30 pm: HAL-PC Movie Night - My Favorite Year
Saturday, August 5-- 1:00 - 3:30 pm: Converting Cassettes & LPs to CD For Everyone
COMING AT CLEAR LAKE
Saturday, July 15 -- 9:30 am: Digital Photography SIG - 'Enhance Photos with Edges and Frames'
Saturday, July 22 -- 9:30 am General Meeting - 'PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting'
Saturday, July 29 -- 9:30 am: Mini-Course - 'Is My Computer Safe?'
Friday, August 4 -- 1:00 pm: Computer Investing SIG - Tips on Estate Planning Part II
The following Special Interest Groups have specific programs posted for their upcoming meetings. Please refer to the SIG Calendar for a complete listing of HAL-PC SIG meeting dates and times. If you are interested in starting a Special Interest Group that is not currently on our calendar, contact the Vice President for SIGS
Monday, July 10 -- 7:00 pm: Corel, Adobe & Windows Publishing SIG - Adobe PhotoshopElements: SlideShow v3 and 4;
Warp-Feature in Photoshop CS2 and photoEditing Tips
Tuesday, July 11 -- 6:00 pm FoxPro SIG - 6:30 pm: Rich Monroe - Debugging Concepts for VFP; 7:30 pm: John Chambers - FoxPro Email
Friday, July 14 -- 7:00 pm: Internet SIG - Programs and strategies to deal with SPAM
HAL-PC MOVIE NIGHT
Join us for our free monthly movie night for a another family favorite, My Favorite Year, starring Peter O'Toole, Mark Lynn-Baker and on the big screen. "Benjy Stone, the junior writer on a mid-50's variety/comedy show is responsible for 'babysitting' Alan Swann, an Errol Flynn-type actor with a drinking problem, who is to be that weeks guest star." Refreshments will be available and there will be a drawing for a door prize. Bring your friends and join the fun!
Upcoming Classes - HAL-PC Headquarters
Map To Facility
Starting July 11
eBay: Secrets to Successful Selling
Instructor: Marie Jones
Starting July 12
Intro to MS Office
Instructor: Bear Jones
Starting July 18
Working With Windows
Check the Class Calendar for the latest additions to the schedule
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
JUNE: June's Volunteer of the Month is Bill Van Pelt. Bill has been an active HAL volunteer for many years, most visibly as the SIG leader for the Internet SIG. Gregarious, and dedicated, Bill is a true asset to our club.
JULY: Volunteer of the Month for July is Jim Story. Jim heads our Volunteer Help Committee and volunteers at the front desk. Jim is a tireless helper with a 'can-do' attitude. If your membership or HALNet subscription has lapsed, expect to hear from Jim! He is an invaluable member of the team.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
Results of the 2006 election of HAL-PC Board of Directors are posted on the Election information page.
THIS MONTH'S MAGAZINE
Look for the HAL-PC Magazine online, this month featuring Wireless Device Reviews, Hard Drive Partition Primer, Trumors on Microsoft Patches and more.
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