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The PC Club meets at the Panamerican School in Belen on the third Saturday of each month (except December). Coffee and snacks start at 08:30 AM and the meeting starts at 09:00. The meetings last until 11:00 or whenever we are finished with business, classes, and interchange of computer related fun. Anyone is welcome to attend one meeting without first joining to see if it fits their fancy. The meetings always include a free software and hardware clinic to solve any problems that members have. Members are encouraged to bring their computer or problems and the club will try to resolve these free of charge. We have classes and information sharing at each meeting that prove beneficial to all. Click here for directions to the meeting or you may call the club president, Chuck, at 2266-0123 or email him at email@example.com.
Click here for more information about our monthly meetings. The club meetings are fun and helpful and a good reason to be in the club, but there are other benefits as well. The Members-only section of this website offers references and tutorials on topics related to computing, such as software, hardware, network options, etc. All members are subscribed to a general mailing list so that you can send a message to one address and everyone receives it. This is often used to ask questions that can be answered on the same mailing list by several members. Although the club is based in Costa Rica, there are members from other places that participate only through the website. We also have a Member Forum that allows members to post items in a bulletin-board fashion.
2013 PC Club Christmas Party
Club members can now access the new Member Forum by clicking on (or hovering over) the "Club Business" menu item at the top of the page. With the new home page, members can login to see the members-only menu items (including Club Business). Members have received userids and passwords that allow logins to both the home page and the Member Forum.
Members can check their email on the general list for a map and directions to the party.
Plan to be there and bring a wrapped Yankee swap gift (something funny, but nice, under ₡5,000 or something you've had for a while) if you want to participate in that part. Let Paula know what food you're bringing, if you haven't already done so. The club will provide coffee and tea and you're welcome to bring your own drinks as well.
The way a Yankee swap works is each person who brings a gift gets a number and all the gifts are placed on a table. One by one, a number is drawn from a hat. The person with the matching number gets to select an item from the table. After the first drawing, each person has a choice to take an item from the table or to take an item that's already been won by someone. The items on the table are wrapped, but the items won must be unwrapped and kept in plain sight. If your item is taken from you, you get to pick an item from the table or steal someone else's item (not the one you just lost). After the third time an item is stolen it is "dead" and cannot be stolen again. It's always good for lots of laughs.
You've probably noticed the Member-Login box in the top-right area of this page. Since there was interest expressed at the September club meeting, the site content has been separated into Public & Members-only sections. The Public area is centered around showing our face to the web and the Members-only section covers things we don't care to share with whole world (e.g., members' full names & email addresses, maps to their houses, etc.).
Please send your thoughts about the website to the webmaster or to the club's general mailing list. It's our goal to make the site interesting and useful to you.
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