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From the Computer Lab

by Kathy Winkenwerder

Photos and Phones
There’s more to the Camera app than just pressing the button, and much more to the Photos app than a place to store all your photos. You will probably want to share your photos or move them off your iPhone or iPad to back them up in storage. The new class, About iOS
Device Photos, taught by Marilyn Gettys, will explore all these functions.
In addition to taking regular photos, you’ll see how the Camera app takes videos, panoramic photos, and selfies, as well as how the Photos app collects and catalogs them. Your Photo app automatically makes some albums, but you can learn how to make your own. Editing tools let you straighten, rotate, and crop photos, along with adjusting light and color and applying filters.
With slideshows and through email, text, and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Dropbox, and Pinterest, you can share photos that you are proud of. There’ll also be a discussion of the apps you have on your iPhone or iPad that have access to your camera and how you can control them.
Other photo classes this term
The Basic Photo Composition class will show you how, through color, shape, angle, and contrast you can compose a pleasing photo no matter what kind of camera you use. And once you’ve taken your photos, the Managing Digital Photos class covers ways to store, edit and arrange them on your computer and online.

iPhone – Beyond the Basics
If you already know how to make a phone call, text, send and receive email, and browse the web on your iPhone, you may want to explore more of the iPhone’s features and apps such as Calendar, Notes, News, Music, Health, Podcasts, and any additional apps the class may choose to look at.
I will teach the new iPhone - Beyond the Basics class. Learn how to keep the data on your phone safe through passcodes, how to set up Touch ID and Face ID, and how to get the most out of the Control and Notifications Centers.
In addition, the class will take a look at the new Augmented Reality (AR) feature in some commercial apps that let you see how something you want to buy can look in your home, and see how AR is beginning to be used in games. Also covered are features in the latest operating system updates.

Talented Members

by Dr. Barbara White

“Hope is not a strategy.” ~~ Vince Lombardi
In football, in life, and at OLLI wishing does not make it so. And thus, our governing leadership has just created a new strategic plan.
“People in any organization are always attached to the obsolete - the things that should have worked but did not, the things that once were productive and no
longer are.”
~~ Peter Drucker
OLLI has looked at our 2014 strategic plan, kept what remains pertinent and, with leadership input and support is refining a plan to move us into the future. The new plan will be ready for review in mid-2019.
“In reality strategy is actually very straightforward. You pick a general direction and implement like hell.” ~~ Jack Welch
We thank our members for the successes we had with our 2014 strategic plan. Among our many  activities we have enhanced member communications through new member and new instructor orientations, established a travel program, and initiated online registration and enhanced email communication.
Since our classroom spaces remain limited, we have  expanded into Saturday classes. We have enhanced  university collaborations through development of a graduate student scholarship, participation in  student/faculty research, and members speaking to university classes. Based on biennial survey results, we established an annual community volunteer fair.
And we’ll be working like hell, with your help, to move OLLI forward in the next several years – not with hope, but with strategies. Stay tuned for the new strategic plan reveal!