November 18, 2012

Todays meeting of the GTPCC was held in the

Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas 

Attendance: 15 members and 8 guests.

  New Members: None

  Renewals: 4 (Marsha Dupre, Raymond Ogg , Gene Koch, Pat Williams).


Guest Speaker: Ross Jones, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch

Speaker Presentation: What to know about On Line Banking and Trading


At 1:30 pm: Dr.Sams Q&A Session: Dr. Sam opened meeting with Q & A.

Topics discussed:

IE 10

Microsoft service pack 1

Windows 8 downloading options & menu types such as classic

touch screen & screen protectors

software site techsupportalert.com & ilovefreesoftware.com

www.apple.com & www.play.google.com

latest windows security updates

passwords & flash drive protection

rfid tags & electronic marketing

black friday price matching


2:30 pm: Main presentation by Financial Advisor Ross Jones from Merrill Lynch

Mr. Jones displayed a slide show on financial industry overview and explained to us

types of customer accounts and online trading ($6/trade) with its risks and requirements, giving and overall summery of activities and actions.

He showed us mymerrill.com  website with consumer banker Bank of America and its demo page, explaining that his job is to remove emotion from the transaction.

He also stressed the danger of market timing, the uncertainty of short runs and the

importance of password protection. Mr. Jones proceeded to answer the many questions from participants.


3:25 pm: Announcements:Our president went over Advanced System Care 6.

Our treasurer explained club's former laptop is for sale with one offerand sold for $100.

Our treasurer discussed membership &  the need for membership enrollment

4:00 pm: Door prize drawing held by Jerry McDaniel. See "Door Prizes" page for door prize winners and donors.

4:15 pm: Meeting was adjourned.

Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary