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7 - 12 January 2013
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Hello and Welcome,
On behalf of all the Committee, I take this opportunity to wish all our members a happy and safe festive season.
The Club continues in the tradition of recent years with regular monthly meetings of both the Main Meeting and the Special Interest Groups ably led by their leaders who put in the time and effort to produce varied, informative and interesting meetings. Of course this effort is only rewarded by lively involvement of those attending and the availability of comfortable and friendly meeting rooms with reliable computer, projector, audio and internet connections to enhance the experience.
Again this year Alex Zaharov-Reutt managed to fit into his many and varied activities time to find interesting speakers who offered us up-to-the-minute topics, some pre-product launches and some of their companies' products as valuable prizes for our Main Meeting raffles.
The big event of note this year was the motherboard failure and replacement during meetings with Bob Backstrom filling the role of Chief Surgeon. Then, with Windows 8 being launched, Bob led an exploration of this latest operating system iteration from Microsoft.
As always, we look forward to welcoming more visitors to our meetings and an increasing membership and member participation during 2013.
Roger Foulds - SPCUG President. 
Details of next week's meetings are below:
Tuesday 18 December - Seniors -  G. Grant - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Do you sometimes wonder why your computer is slow? Graham Grant may be able to help for he will give a talk at this meeting based on an article  titled "How do I tell what program is slowing down my machine".
There will be a question and answer session at the start of the meeting.
Tuesday 18 December - Genealogy -  T. Eakin - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Terry Eakin will discuss the advances in on-line genealogy during 2012 which have been described as being "leaps forward".

There will also be a question and answer session at the meeting.
Friday 21 December - Digital Photography - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Many opportunities to photograph family and friends occur at this time of year.
With this in mind members are asked to bring their cameras to this meeting so that they can participate in a practical session on the art of taking portrait photographs.
The group will also discuss the features to look for when selecting a new camera tripod.
With best wishes for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year,
John Mathews

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