Okay, old Badgers! If you have a smart phone (iPhone or Android), good news! Our photo sharing app for the 60th Homecoming is up and running! Well, not running, but up. It won’t start running until the event starts at 5pm on the 7th of November, but you can download the app now, and be that much ahead of the game. And for those of you who share my technophobia, this will give you time to enlist the aid of a grandchild or random neighborhood kid to walk you through the setup process. Or, you can wait until the event, and there will be people there who can help you. Less of a crunch, though, if you do it beforehand. Below are step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process. You may not need them, though. My husband, not a techie at all, got through it with flying colors, and with no instructions and no millennial standing by, so there’s hope for all of us. There’s also a video available, so let me know if you need it and I’ll send it to you. Here are the deets:
Download the FREE Veri app from the app store, iTunes store, or Google Play and tap “open”
Select “Get Started”
Enter your phone number. You’ll receive a verification code
Next page, enter the code into the app
Next page, enter whatever name you’d like to be visible with your photos—aliases are fine
Next page, add a photo—a current “selfie” or any picture from the photo file on your phone—Your car? Your cat? It matters not. Make yourself happy
“Enable notifications” page allows you to enable or “skip this, remind me later”. If you enable, it will notify you when photo sharing begins.
Next page allows you to enable the location, as above
When you chose “enable location”, you will be prompted to select “Got It”
Then tap to find your event, enter the event code ths60, and select “Join”
AND YOU’RE IN! Once the event begins, any pictures or videos you take will be shared until it’s over, unless you tap the auto share button at the bottom of the screen to turn it off. When you want to share again, tap the auto share button again to turn the app back on. For those of you unable to attend, you can still download the app, and it will be almost like you’re here! (We still wish you’d come, though.)
All photos anyone with the app takes during the event will instantly appear on your phone; you may save the ones you wish to keep to your photo file at any time during the event, or email or text them, or all three. The ones you have not saved will automatically be deleted from your phone at some point after the event. All the pictures taken, however, will be uploaded to the ths1958 web site. As soon as we figure out how………we’re counting on our techie alums to give us some guidance on that one.
So have fun with it! Take lots of pictures! Why not? It’s free!
Carol Woodman Conniff
P. S. If you haven’t yet registered, what on earth are you waiting for? Hit ‘reply’[email firstname.lastname@example.org] and I’ll send you a registration form. Or call me at 520-299-2126. Don’t forget—if you pay and are unable to attend, you’ll get your money back. But you won’t have nearly as much fun—and neither will we. I’d draw my sad face here, but I’m not sufficiently computer literate. Use your imagination.
07-16-2018 - 60th HOMECOMING!
Hey! Heads up, out there! The registrations for our 60th Homecoming event are dribbling in, but we would prefer a deluge. It is, after all, monsoon season here (or so they keep telling us), and if we can’t get rain, this will be the next best thing. Hit “reply” and I’ll get a registration form out right away—via email or snail mail if you give me your address. Out of towners also need to get their hotel reservations made—go to LodgeOnTheDesert.com, or call them at (520) 254-0640 and use the booking code ths1958, for a smokin’ hot group rate. If you want information on other nearby hotels, contact us here at Homecoming Central, and we’ll provide it. We don’t think you’ll get a better deal than the Lodge is giving us, though.
Also, remember that the cost is $60 per person if you register before October 1st, $100 per person after that date. It’s refundable at any time, if you find you’re unable to attend. C’mon. Where else would you get an offer like that?
And we have one more surprise. Since our (basically nonexistent) budget doesn’t run to a professional photographer, we are going to make you the photographers! All you need is a smart phone. We’ll send you the information to download the free photo app, and all the photos taken by any phone with the app during the event (from five pm on November 7 to noon on November 9) will automatically be sent to all other phones with the app. Videos too! You’ll be able to save the pictures you want, and the others will magically disappear sometime after noon on Friday when everyone goes home. Plus, those who can’t attend can also download the app and follow the action from home in real time! All the photos and videos will be uploaded to our website for those without smart phones. (Warning: The app has an on/off button. So it would be good to remember that before you accidentally share those shower selfies……………..)
So get on your horses, people! Email me! Call me! I’m so very lonely………..
Yoo hoo!Â Me again!Â Miss me?Â We here at Homecoming Central are pleased with the response to our eventâ€”itâ€™s rather early days yet, but a number of you have already signed up.Â As for the rest of you, what are you waiting for?Â Timeâ€™s a wastinâ€™!Â Donâ€™t forgetâ€”if you pay before October 1, itâ€™s only $60 a head; after than it goes up to $100 eachâ€”which is still a bargain, but why pay more?Â I stand ready to send registration forms to you (just hit â€śreplyâ€ť to this [email me at email@example.com], and a form will be on its way); I also stand ready to send your confirmations as soon as Chris notifies me that youâ€™ve signed up.Â Please cut me a break.Â All this standing is hard on an old lady.
Speaking of which, as I was shuffling out of the podiatristâ€™s office yesterday (Bone spurs.Â There go my dreams of a career in the military.), it occurred to me that Iâ€™m probably not the only one of us who is limping and hobbling these days.Â And it further occurred to me that I should let you know how very clever we were in our selection of a venue for this little do.Â No stairs, concrete walkwaysâ€”everything is level and easy to navigate.Â Plus (she says in a stage whisper), the restrooms are right outside the meeting room!Â Have we covered all the bases, or what?
So.Â A recap of all the pertinent information.Â We will have a no-host meet and greet at the bar on November 7th from five to seven pm; breakfast at 9:30 on Thursday morning followed by visiting and schmoozingâ€”napping is good as wellâ€”and hanging out in the hospitality suites; a short and (we hope) entertaining program at four, followed by dinner at five; Friday morning a no host breakfast for those who want to make this last as long as possible.Â We donâ€™t have any other activities planned (THS will be in session on Thursday, so the possible tour is a no-go, unfortunately), but those of you who havenâ€™t been here in a while may want to do a little touring on your own during the hiatus.
The venue is the Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way.Â Go to LodgeOnTheDesert.com or call (24/7) 520-254-0640 for reservations; the booking code for the group rate is THS1958.
So letâ€™s get a move on here!Â Canâ€™t wait to see your happy faces again!Â Or whatever faces you choose to wearâ€”being an old crab myself these days, I tend to bear the expression of the Queen at the recent royal wedding.Â So bring whatever face suits you.Â Weâ€™ll adjust.