MacTechnics Meeting

September 19, 2015

How to Build a Free Website
presentation by
Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson from the Briarwood Apple Store will present
"How to build a free website on” 

On the website they say: 
“Wix gives you everything you need to create a stunning free website, right at your fingertips.  Our drag n’ drop website builder makes it fun and hassle-free to create your own site.”  
Chris will show us how to quickly create our own websites and share his experiences using the tools.


  Visit MacTechnics on Saturday, September 19th 

9:00am - 1:00pm

We'd love to see you there! 


Get Ready for OS X
El Capitan

Here is the information we discussed at the
Sept 19th meeting on getting ready
for El Capitan (PDF download)


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

Coming Attractions

~~Demo Fair~~Printers ~~iPad tips n' tricks (wow!)~~
~~Apple and iTunes~~iMovie~~Blogging~~
~~Pages~~Keynote~~Numbers~~Yosemite~~iOS 8~~
~~iPhone and iPad Digital Photography~~

~~THANK YOU for helping to plan this year's presentation topics~~

click here to take the 2015 Presentation Poll

8:30 AM
Set up
9:00 AM 
Registration Open, Hospitality
Socializing, Networking
Mac Basics PLUS S.I.G.
Facilitated by Fred Seitz, VP of Education
AGENDA for September 19th (PDF download)

This Special Interest Group (S.I.G.) is designed to meet the needs of the S.I.G. Group members in dealing with their Mac/Apple needs at a wide range of knowledge levels of Mac/Apple involvement.

General Q & A session

(click here for the Agenda)
South Conference Room, NEW Center Building
10:45 AM

Socializing, Networking
Kitchen and 
South Conference Room, NEW Center Building

11:00 AM


Main Meeting Presentation

presentation by Chris Anderson

"How to Build a Free Website on"

General Q & A session

South Conference Room, NEW Center Building

Our Congeniality Committee for October 17th:
[ YES! It really could be YOU! Help to set up, clean up,
you know you want to because you are AWESOME! ] 
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,

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
with Chris Anderson 

NEW Center, 1100 N. Main,
Ann Arbor

October 17, 2015

Special Time
Topic TBD

NEW Center, 1110 N. Main,
Ann Arbor





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