MacTechnics

Annual Christmas Holiday Party

December 16, 2017

9:00am - 2:30pm  

Lots of good friends, lots of new friends, lots of laughter! This MacTechnics tradition is always a big hit! Come see what's happening this year. Bring a dish to pass, Bring your holiday thinking caps, Bring a friend or two!

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 Our Vendors and Supporters
are extremely generous !
Support them throughout the year
 

We'd love to see you there! 

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Synium Software
Bare Bones Software
Tunabelly Software
Skylum Software
Macphun Software
Thorsten Lemke
Delicious Monster
Pilot Moon Software
MacPlus Software
   and generous Donors - Kathy G., Joyce R., Fred S., Steve J., Cassie S., Gerry F., Dave S.
...and more  WOW !

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Get Ready for OS X
El Capitan - Sierra is coming...watch here!

Here is the information we discussed at last 
September's meeting on getting ready
for El Capitan (PDF download)

Is it time to get Sierra, the new OS X for Mac?

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Another useful tip from our MacCoach...
 
Regain access to those ClarisWorks or AppleWorks files for $20!

http://www.panergy-software.com/products/icword/index.html
... Nicholas
 

 

 
   

9:00AM

 

Set up Tables, Chairs, 
Kitchen Set Up
Buffet Set Up
 
 
(no need to close the door wall)
 
North & South Conference Rooms 

 

10:00am-ish 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Holiday Potluck Buffet
presented by Nicholas de Paul,
10:00am-ish - North Conference Room

Santa Fred's Griddle & Pancakes

What is on the Buffet (so far)

Apple Music

Games

Raffles

Survey Drawings

GREAT food

GREAT socializing

GREAT people

12:17-ish

 

1:05-ish

Amtrak Train waves to the meeting, we wave back (it's just fun!)

Amtrak Train waves to the meeting, we wave back (it's just more fun!)

 
 
Our Congeniality Committee for September 17th:
 
 
Our Congeniality Committee for August 20th:
 
Kitchen Duty Helpers for August 20th:
 
 
Our Congeniality Committee for July 16th:
Nicholas, Keith, Fred, Dave, Joyce, Tissy, Cassie

Kitchen Duty Helpers for July 16th:
Keith, Charles, Sue, Gerry, Dick, Tissy, John, Nicholas
 
 
Our Congeniality Committee for May 21st:
Joyce R., Tissy A., Bill D., Carolyn S., Nicholas D., Dave S., Cassie S., Steve J.,
 
Our Congeniality Committee for April 9th:
Everyone that attended! :-)
 
Our Congeniality Committee for March 19th:
 Fred S., Cassie S., Bill D., Joyce R., Tissy A., Carolyn S., Dave S.,

Our Congeniality Committee for February 20th:
(there WERE SO many people helping out...THANKS!)
 
Our Congeniality Committee for November 21st:
Cheryl H., André F., Nicholas d., Kathy G., Richard S., Rod B., Keith M., Cassie S., Joyce R., Dave Sh., Gerry F., Bruce O., Richard A., Bill D., Pat A.,
 
Our Congeniality Committee for October 17th:
Joyce R., Roger, V., Jim M., Cassie S., Cheryl H.,
 
Raffle Prize - Cocktail (General maintenance and optimization utility) - Roger V.
 
Raffle Prize - iTunes Card - Susan E.
 
Our Congeniality Committee for September 19th:
Cheryl H., Beth F., Fred S., Joyce R., Keith M.,
Terry L., Kathy G., Cassie S.,
 Ellie S.,
 
Raffle Prize - iTunes Card - Keith M.
 
Our Congeniality Committee for June 20th: 
Nicholas d., Bill D., Cheryl H., Cassie S., Bill D., André F., Fred S.,
Richard S., Joyce R., Keith M., Bruce O.
 
5/16 - Raffle Prizes
Miracle Gro Seed Pods - William K.
Onyx - Dave S.
May MacBundle - Cheryl H.
Sue E. donated prize back to Group
ClamAX - Deborah G
  
3/21 - Raffle Prizes
iTunes Cards - Cassie S., Fred S.,
 
11/15th - Raffle Prizes
Hot Shots - a fun way to browse Dribble content - Debra G.
(Dribble is show & tell for designers)
Memory Cleaner - Click a single button, and your computer will speed up - Bill D.
Numi - Calculations from the menu bar - Cassie S.
PDF Squeezer - Reduce time, costs, and storage space - Dave S.
  
10/18th - Raffle Prizes
Data Recovery Guru - Never lose any data again
Prizmo - Scanning and OCR for the Mac
Washing Machine 2014 - Boost your Mac's performance
xLine - Mind-mapping application
  
Thank you to our Hospitality Hosts at January & March meetings:
Nicholas d., Cheryl H., Cassie S., Bill D., Fred S., Joyce R., 
Tissy A., Steve J., Keith M., Nicholas d., Bill D., Joyce R., Tissy A., Rachelle W., Cassie S., Carolyn S.,
Fred S., Bill D., Joyce R. Cassie S., Gerry F.
 
Thank you to our Hospitality Hosts the during 2014:
Bill D., Joyce R., Cassie S., Bob Mc., Keith M., Dave S., Denny M., Bill D., Cassie S., Bill M., Jim P., Kathy G., Beth F., Bill D., Susan E., Charles E., Nicholas d., Cassie S.,
Joyce R., Gerry F., Keith M., Bruce O., Fred S., Cassie S., Carolyn S.,
Bill D., Gerry F., Nicholas d., 
Kathy G., Terry L., Dave S., Cheryl H. (new member, YEA!), Fred S., Joyce R., Bill D., Cassie S., Nicholas d., Gerry F.,
Joyce R., Jan O., Bill D., Richard S.,
Cassie S., Steve J., Nicholas d., Ann B., Gerry F.
; Denny M., Bob M.,
Carolyn S., Joyce R., Cassie S., Jan O., Richard S., Bill D., Kathryn G., Nicholas d., Gerry F.
, Gerry F., Keith M., Cassie S., Ann B., Bill D.
 
Thank you to our Hospitality Hosts the during 2013:
Ann B., Cassie S., Dick S., Gerry F., Keith M., Denny M., Sammye G., Joyce K., Cassie S., Kathy G., Bob M., Ann B., Linda B., Cassie S., Gerry F., Fred S., Sam B., Carolyn S., Keith M., Justin W., Frank W., Jim P., Richard S.,Fred S., Carolyn S., Keith M., Cassie S., Kathy G., Gerry F., Cassie S., Linda B., Nicholas d., Kathy G., Denny M., Richard S.

Thank You to ALL our Hospitality Hosts during 2012 meetings:
Richard S., Nicholas d., Cassie S., Kathy G., Keith M.,

Keith M., Kathy G., Gerry F., Cassie S., Keith M., Linda B., Bill M., Carolyn S., Linda B., Cassie S., Sammye G., Joyce K., Byron A., Gerry F., Rob U., Keith M., Bill M., Cassie S., Keith M.
 

April 18th, 2015

Macintosh - Before and After
with Beth Fordyce

Photo (new Apple app)
with Keith McConnelly

Room 140, Business Education Bldg

May 16th, 2015
Arsenal of Mac Maintenance Tools
with Gerry Felipe

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor 

June 20th, 2015 

Arsenal of Mac Maintenance Tools, Part 2
with Gerry Felipe

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

July 18th, 2015

Special Meeting

Girl Scouts Building
444 James Hart Pkwy,
Ypsilanti

August 15th, 2015

Apple Watch and
Apps on iPhone
with Nicholas dePaul

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

September 19th, 2015
How to Build a Free Website
on Wix.com
with Chris Anderson 

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

October 17, 2015
Special Time - 9:30am
How to Clean Your Mac Up
with Fred Seitz
NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor 

November 21, 2015
Best Mac Practices
presented by
Claire Harrison and Raul Perdomo
Apples & Oranges 
NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor 

December 12, 2015 
SECOND Saturday
Annual Meeting and
Christmas Holiday Party
and Potluck
NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

January 16th, 2016

February 20th, 2016
Members Demo Fair
NEW Center

March 19th, 2016
Be Your Own Genius
with Gerry Felipe
Room 140, Business Education Bldg
Washtenaw Community College

April 16, 2016
TBD

May 21, 2016
Apps that Come with Mac OS X and iOS
Room 140, Business Education Bldg
Washtenaw Community College

SPECIAL EVENT & PRESENTATION
June 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM
Earth Desk
Room 140, Business Education Bldg
Washtenaw Community College
 

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President (August)-Cassie S.
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President (October)-Francis B.
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