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PC users group meets

The SPAUG ( Stanford Palo Alto Users Group for the PC ) regular monthly meeting will be 7:15 p.m. on April 25 at the Elks Lodge (Lodge Room), 4249 El Camino Real, in Palo Alto. Regular monthly meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month.

All guests are welcome, and the meeting is free to all first time guests.

The April speakers will be Leticia Cowan and Shawn Burson, who are with the Monterey Network Center and will be speaking about the MNC and the future of the Internet.

The March speaker was Neil Scott, chief engineer for the Archimedes Project at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language. He discussed Computer Innovations for the Handicapped and asked for volunteers to help on this worthy program.

For more information, see the club Web page at: http//www.pa-spaug.org, or contact Jim Dinkey at 493-9307 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chamber annual business expo

The Los Altos Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual Business EXPO 2001 is scheduled for 4-7 p.m., April 26, at the Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos.

The event will feature Los Altos retailers, restaurants, professionals and services coming together to show off under one roof.

Attendees will have an opportunity to win raffle prizes donated by local merchants and individual businesses will also offer prize drawing opportunities at their displays.

Admission is $5. For more information, call 948-1455.

AAUW financial workshops for girls

The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women is presenting weekly workshops this month focusing on "Financial Savvy for Women & Girls."

"Keeping the Gold in Your Golden Years," 5:30-7:30 tonight, will include discussion of retirement, IRAs, 403b and managing your stock portfolio. The speakers are Lucie Honosutomo, vice president and financial advisor, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Cupertino; and Ruth D. Hearn, financial consultant, Life Plans, Financial & Insurance Services, Inc., Los Altos.

"As Certain As Death & Taxes," 5:30-7:30 p.m., April 25, is the final workshop of the series. Rebeccah B. Miller, a Los Altos attorney, will talk about estate planning, wills and trusts. Jill A. Lervold, tax partner, and Sheetal Sewal, tax manager, with Frank, Rimerman & Co., LLP, Menlo Park, will discuss tax preparation.

The workshops are at Hillview Community Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Registration is required. The cost for members and non-members is $5 per session and includes a light meal. For more information and registration, call 941-8353.

The American Association of University Women promotes education and equity for women and girls, and is open to all college graduates.

American Business

Women's Association

The Changing Times chapter of The American Business Women's Association holds its monthly dinner meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara. Coming monthly programs include precision selling the Business Associate Event (today), the educational awards presentation (May 16) and the Woman of the Year Celebration (June 20).

Cost is $25. For reservations, contact Robin James at (408) 938-2216. Reservations must be made by the Friday prior to each meeting.

The Technology

and Society Committee

The Technology and Society Committee meets for lunch and a speaker at 11:45 a.m. on alternate Tuesdays at the Golden Wok, 895 Villa St., Mountain View.

The luncheon is $7.50 for members, $8.50 for non-members. Call Bob Kirby at 969-7215 for more information.

Employee retention

subject of meeting

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday, April 26 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

The topic of the meeting is "Need Staff??? Creative Ways to Recruit and Retain Employees," presented by Brent Ives, BHI Management Consulting. Cost is $25 members; $35 non-members. For reservations and more information, call 968-8378.

Career Action

Center intro

What is the Career Action Center all about? Residents are welcome to a free introductory meeting. Visitors will hear about the center's myriad programs and services, and receive a tour of the Career Knowledge Management Center, deemed the Bay Area's largest and most extensive career resource library.

Free introductions are held monthly 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday and Saturday of the month and 6 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

The center is located at 10420 Bubb Road, Suite 100, Cupertino (inside the UCSC Extension building).

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