71_72_73_74_75 1017x273HDR2

Photo courtesy of Russ Flaum   FlaumPhoto

GGCS Meetings

Fourth Monday, 7:15 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room (next to Jason’s Restaurant). There is a non-member fee of $5 to attend this meeting (free if you choose to join the club @$48/yr).

Mon, October 24, 2016

This Month’s Subject: 

Chris Santilli Johnson Presents: “Buying and Selling on eBay”

GGCS member, Newsletter Editor and regular eBay user Chris Johnson will share her tips and caveats for making the most of the huge online retailing and auction site.

Bidding for items on eBay can be exciting like in a real auction—and, except for the cost of the item (and shipping charges if additional), you pay no money to eBay to shop or buy.

Chris will also cover the following and more:

  • Making money by selling items.
  • Minimizing risks on eBay.
  • Winning an auction with sniping, maximum bids, and other strategies.
  • Tracking items you are interested in but haven’t bid on yet.
  • Paying for items.

For more information, call Chris at 415 454 1590.

Watch this space for updated information as it becomes available.

Click here for Directions to the meeting

Weekly GGCS Announcement


Week of October 24 to October 28, 2016


Fourth Monday, 6:00 PM at the Drake’s Landing Community Room. Non-member fee of $5 will cover both the class and the meeting.

Mon, October 24, 2016 

John King Presents: Introduction to Windows 10, Anniversary Version

JOIN JOHN KING during his “Introduction to Windows 10, Review” one-hour talk at 6 p.m., Monday, October 24, before the General Meeting at Greenbrae’s Community Room. He will ask who has updated to the Window 10 Anniversary version (version 1607, which stands for 2016 July). The main topics will cover its interface changes, which include:

  • Conforming the Windows 10 version and activation status of your computer.
  • Windows 10 Start Menu changes.
  • Windows 10 right-click Start Menu.
  • Windows 10 Taskbar changes.
  • Cortana interface changes.
  • Cleaning up after upgrading to Windows 10 version 1607 with the “Disk Cleanup” and “Defragment and Optimize Drives” tools.

In future classes, he will cover the Windows 10 OneNote app and integration of the Windows 10 apps with Microsoft Office 2016.


Fourth Tuesday, 2:00 PM at the San Rafael Public Library

110 E Street, San Rafael, CA 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:00 PM 

The GGCS, in conjunction with the San Rafael Public Library’s TechZone, will present a SIG in which users with iPads will learn to develop Keynote presentations so that they can display whatever they choose: photos, mementos, vacation travel, hobbies or family events. 

We will be using the library’s subscription to Lynda.com, an online technology learning tool. During the session attendees will create professional looking presentations on a TechZone iMac which they can then copy to a flash drive and download to their own iPad. 

SIG leader, Ron Matteri – 415.454.0714 


Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1:30 PM at the GGCS Classroom

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

For true beginners. When seniors buy or receive a computer, we’re here to help.

Leader: Al Springstead 415-250-3808

From our Sister Group, Marin County Genealogy Society:

MCGS General Meeting: 

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Location: Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael

Topic: “DNA Success Stories” Presented by Nancy Evans

Learn how Nancy was able to successfully use DNA testing to further her genealogical research.

Come at 6:30pm with your genealogical questions and to socialize. The Public is welcome and there is no charge. For more information and a map, check our website: www.MarinGenSoc.org

For more information on these and other GGCS meetings, see our website at http://www.ggcs.org.

Visit us on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/goldengatecomputersociety

Follow this link for: Directions to the classroom:


1 visitors online now
0 guests, 1 bots, 0 members