Jim Dinkey Memorial Service Sat Jan 13, 2018, 2 pm, PA Elks Lodge

Jim Dinkey

There will be a memorial service for Jim on Saturday, January 13th at 2:00 pm at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, near Charleston. 

Jim Dinkey passed away Friday November 17, 2017.

He was a member of SPAUG (Stanford Palo Alto User Group for PC) from its early days in the early-1980s until his life ended, and he devoted a large amount of his resources to supporting the organization. He served us as President as long as he was able. He arranged for us to have places to meet. He ran a weekly Saturday repair clinic in his home. He helped us in many ways as teacher and friend.

There was more to Jim than computers. One non-SPAUG activity he enjoyed was playing harmonica weekly with some local musical groups. He was active in the PA Elks Lodge, and served as its Treasurer during its early 2000s transition period when its old building was torn down and its current building was erected. Other activities he engaged in earlier in his life were being a light-plane pilot, teaching math at San Quentin, and playing tennis and golf.

Expect that there will be a time when we will gather with others who knew him to share “that too?” stories about Jim and his effect on our lives, singly and collectively.

— John Buck

Jim Dinkey, SPAUG President – A History of SPAUG

November 8, 2017 Meeting

Tips and Tricks for Social Media
Christie Bilikam

The use of social media has grown exponentially over the past 10 years. Yet there are many people who still do not use social media or have problems using it. Christie will lead an open forum on the use of social media, showing you some techniques for using these platforms. Her talk will include Facebook, Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn and others. Join us and share your experiences.

The meeting will be held at the Palo Alto Elks Lodge, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. We will be meeting in the Library/Card Room across the hall from the Lodge Room.

For those who enjoy the schmooze, we will have our regular meeting, including coffee and cookies.. And, of course, we will still have the no-host pre-meeting dinner st 5:30PM in the Bistro café on the first floor.

For those of you who have difficulties traveling or for whatever reason can’t join us at the Elks Lodge, the meeting will be broadcast as a live video conference using ZOOM software. To join the SPAUG meeting, use the following link: