Dropbox -a wonderful tool for solving the problem of “networking” CLIR's computers to share certain files. Nick Mafffei not only suggested the solution but also downloaded and installed the application on both of the offices' PCs and then loaded the files into Dropbox. He also provided instruction on how to use the new tool -much thanks Nick!
Brainstorming – topic: new members – ideas pouring forth, sparking even more suggestions. That was the result of Friday's special-event attended by a significant proportion of CLIR members. The group emphasized that, for many different reasons, CLIR is so valuable in their lives there was consensus that many Bay Area residents over age fifty-four would also enjoy CLIR membership IF they knew of our organization. The gathering generated not only specific actions but great enthusiasm. Now on to action!
San Francisco's water-front from the 1840's through today -and tomorrow- was the focus of CLIR's Walk for this month. Richard Magary lead a group of 19 on a stroll from Pier 35 to the Ferry Building.
As we walked along we enjoyed hearing Richard's extensive background information on what had existed in the space as San Francisco grew. He also told us what plans exist for change.
A highlight of the day's adventure was our ramble through The America's Cup extensive pier facility. At the Walk's completion a dozen CLIR members feasted on Peruvian food at the delightful restaurant at Pier 1½.
September's Vicarious Traveler found us scaling the Alps, through both photos and paintings, with Martin Gumbel. Martin shared photos taken from amazing heights in the mountains when he traveled there some decades ago. His paintings, some a reproduction of his photos and others a compilation and abstraction of photos he showed us, are of a more recent vintage. Martin, now in his tenth decade of life, enjoys sharing his vision with the CLIR community as much as we enjoy his accomplishments.
Jay Davidson, this month's CLIRsights presentation speaker, provided loads of useful information about well-established and recently created travel&meet opportunities. Jay has long participated in various traveler-host international organizations; as both host and traveler. He regaled us with his adventures while also providing specific web-site addresses. Those specifics undoubtedly will be available in next month's Voice. Stay tuned....
CLIR's Day-trip Summer '13 began with a smooth hour's journey to Rio Vista in Solano -Western Railway Museum the goal. We embarked through rural Delta California on an hour-long time-travel. The electric-railcar in which we road is 110 years old, the tracks 100 years in-place.
The group learned about the area and its rail-service through the entertaining stories told by the Conductor. The back-story of WRM's completely volunteer run organization unfolded. The 21st century is also immediately present through the 400 27-story-tall windmills that dot the rail-tracks and hillsides.
A delicious meal at Mimi's -New Orleans in Solano- followed. A tour of the Fairfield Anheuser Busch facility, then back to San Francisco. Click here to see some of Pat's pictures from our trip. (Robby)
With a change in leadership comes democratization of CLIR's Blog, reflecting the thoughts and words of the entire leadership team.