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WNCC Meeting Minutes
June 10, 2002 Meeting
Held in the library meeting room, called to order at 9:30 AM, Monday June 10th by President John Wyckoff. Minutes of May meeting accepted as published on the club's website. Members in attendance 18. Suggestion to suspend the club's general meeting for July & August and resume in September, approved by a show of hands. Also WEB Design and Genealogy SIG's are on hiatus until the fall. Final Photography SIG will be held this Friday, the 14th at 9:30AM and the Fundamentals group will hold 2 more sessions to conclude the series of 6 lessons. Tuesday 6/25 at 9:30AM,topic Everything E-mail, preview the lesson on the WNCC website for a head start and Tuesday July 30th Clem Thoennes will lead the final lesson.
This meetings computer related subject is Freeware presented by club member
Joe Mezzacappa. Freeware is defined as a software/program that can be
downloaded free of charge, at least the basic version. If there is a
"professional edition" that upgrade is usually charged for. Getting started,
use www.google.com as your search
engine. Under google, search for pricelessware. The program titles that will
appear are recommended by a monitoring group (alt.comp.freeware users) for
content and legitimacy of purpose. Joe discussed three of these freeware
programs that he uses extensively and finds very valuable. A brief summary
A new format to display clock and calendar on your PC screen. It is a
replacement for the operating system clock normally shown on the tool bar,
lower right corner of monitor screen.
Described as a file enhancement program. Mouse pointer highlight lets
user read a file
Provides permanent storage for files and /or backup for your files. A very versatile program for file transfer to other programs. Open and play around with it. Site has an excellent help menu that explains the depth and power of the program.
If any club member has questions about these three Freeware programs, Joe would be happy to answer them through his E-mail. Additional recommended Freeware programs are as follows:
Anti-Spyware Tools - Ad-aware
These programs can be obtained as follows:
1 - go to
Meeting closed with request by John Wyckoff to send him suggestions on topics for discussion with a speaker/expert for next fall. Have a good summer y'all.
Respectively submitted: Skip Burnside