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WEEKLY SIG MEETING UPDATE 17 - 23 JANUARY 2010
School of Arts
280 Pitt Street, Sydney
Hello and Welcome,
Due to the fact that there are no scheduled meetings during the week 24 - 30 January and as there will be no information to forward to members I will be taking a week off. The next newsletter will be sent out Friday 29 January 2010.
Friday Seniors Report - Bill Parry
Last Friday we had a pretty good roll-up for an early January SIG ...twenty one members. We enjoyed a very interesting meeting with special thanks to Bob Young who gave us a really comprehensive presentation on the NBN (National Broadband Network). Bob delivered a very well structured presentation on the NBN which he is so qualified to do so: as most of you know Bob was in a senior management position with Telstra before he retired and recently attended an industry conference at which he was brought right up to date with the situation.
He spoke on what the NBN is, it's history, the politics, the people, the technical options, the cost, it's uses and the present position. Bob kept our attention throughout and the questions asked by many of the group confirmed our interest. Thanks Bob.
Tuesday 19 January - Seniors - Graham Grant - 10 am - 12 noon
With the holiday period and visitors from overseas Graham hasn't had much time to organise anything for the Tuesday meeting.
We will, of course, start with the usual Q and A.
Graham is sure that with all the "goodies" that members received at Christmas there will be some in-depth questions or queries. Including installation problems, of which Graham has a couple of his own.
Tuesday 19 January - Genealogy - Terry Eakin - 1 pm - 3 pm
This month the Genealogy SIG will begin with Terry conducting a survey of member's interests and the areas they want to research, once completed the year's program can then be tailored to suit all member's.
Terry will show some school records both here in NSW, Ireland and Northern Ireland plus other areas such as Victoria if the books can be located.
Friday 22 Jan. - Digital Photography - Peter Collard - 10 am - 12 noon
Main Topic - Using your Manual (the book, not the mode)
Some people have been having trouble catching birds - some tips, they fly slower when taking off or landing so:
Please limit your 'bird' photos to your best 5. Send to Roger or bring on your thumb drive. We'll select your best 2 to upload to the Picasa Web. If you bring too many, we'll run out of time.
So until next week, health and happiness.
Information for Members and Visitors:
Please note that all Meetings, except where specifically stated, are held on the
1st Floor, Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney.