April 15, 2019 Minutes

We had 18 members join us for the workshop portion of Apple TV presented by Gary Tougas.  


Gary began with a brief refresher on the items covered in last week’s Apple TV session and addressed follow-up questions.


Todays workshop covered the how-to tasks and options:

-    32gb v 64gb Apple TV and other brands available

  • Connecting the Apple TV

  • Setting up the unit and synching with other Apple products

  • Privacy and security concerns

  • Apps available and other subscriptions

  • Antenna purpose and options

  • Latest trends in streaming options 


Other Club News:

We have secured Experimac as a Club sponsor with a generous yearly support of $200.  Experimac is a preferred Club supplier and offers a 10% discount to our members. Their ad will appear on our website soon.


The next Apple Store class is Intermediate iPhone and iPad, April 29th at 9:00AM. The class will run for 90 minutes and will be at the Apple Store in the Chandler Fashion Center. Sign up on the Club Website. This class will explore the built in apps on iPhones and iPads You will learn how to stay organized with Calendar and notes, access thousands of songs and podcasts on apple music, and discover Siri shortcuts to help you customize your devices. Please let me know if you have other questions or issues you’d like on the agenda and I will get them covered!


The next Club Meetings are scheduled for May 13th and 20th featuring Mike Canterbury’s presentation and workshop on IMovies for Beginners. If you have grandchildren, family reunions, pets, outdoor activities, vacations, etc. - this class is for you!

Sign up for this and all Club events on the Club Website. Please see Jan Bobbett’s May 1 Splash article below for more info!


Thanks to all Members for using the new Club Website.  This will make our Club more efficient and user friendly.


Let us know if you have any ideas for future class topics.


Club website is    sunlakesappleclub.com

Sun Lakes Apple Club:  iMovie for Beginners

Jan Bobbett


“A picture is worth a thousand words.” Just imagine how much a short video can add to your favorite subject. In the Apple Club class in May, you can get iMovie help from a seasoned user.


Sun Lakes Apple Club iPhone and iPad instructor Mike Canterbury will be presenting his Video Editing Class using Apple’s iMovie for iPhone (and iPad) in our May 13th class. He also presents a follow-up workshop on May 20th. This follows our usual approach of offering a class one week and the following week following up with a workshop on the same topic, which will include additional pointers as well as time for questions and answers. Both sessions are held in Cottonwood in the Phoenix Room (near the pool).


This class will cover filming techniques, creating a project, importing shots, trimming shots and using iMovie’s built-in editing tools. Mike will also cover adding titles and music to your finished video. 


Our follow-up workshop will cover exporting your movie and sharing it with the use of iCloud and iTheater.


Mike requests that you get a bit of practice using iMovie before the May 13th class. He suggests you film three or four scenes of your favorite subject, which can be grandchildren, pets, flowers—you name it. Be sure you hold your iPhone or iPad in landscape, horizontally for the best shot. 


To make sure we have seating for all those who want to attend, the club asks you to RSVP at the club website, sunlakesappleclub.com


The Apple Club has additional events going on. For example, Gary Tougas and Mike Canterbury are holding one-on-one Q&A sessions by appointment only for individual users on Friday mornings—another good reason to find out more about the club and its events. On the website, check under Home/Upcoming Events or Blogs.