Wednesday Jun 7, 2017

Ralph Simpson

Cryptoanalyst and Author

Ralph Simpson, Cryptoanalyst

Introduced by: Moira Sullivan

Ralph Simpson of ciphermachines.com presents a fascinating overview of the German “Enigma” cipher machine and its historical significance and role in the outcome in WW2, especially the Allied efforts in breaking the code. He demonstrates use of the machine on one of the very few surviving Enigma units in the world, including changing of the daily keys and the operational procedures used by the Nazis.  The breaking of the Enigma code played an enormous role in the successful D-Day invasion of Europe, as described in the incredible book, “Bodyguard of Lies” (https://www.amazon.com/Bodyguard-Lies-Extraordinary-Story-Behind/dp/1599213834)

 

 

 

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Weekly Meeting Recap - May 31st

By Mike Balistreri
Hello All,
Another great meeting!
Paul got the door prize. We sang Yellow Submarine.
Our District Governor, Jeff Orth, awarded us with a TRF flag and said that we have the 3rd most per captia giving in the district.
We showed the End Polio Now Flash Campaign video https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Pzw396Cg9bg
We had our scholarship winners from Leigh High School attend and tell us about their future plans..
Our speaker, Dave Burckhard of PicturePointOnline educated us on how to take better pictures with our cell phone cameras.
Thanks to Lisa, Lynne, Paul, Kohinoor, Matt, Rhonda, Moira, Bill and Dave.
Next Week – Ralph Simpson explains how we broke the Nazi code in WWII.
Best Wishes,

Mike Balistreri

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Weekly Meeting Recap - May 24th

By Mike Balistreri

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Hello All,
Another great meeting!
Isabella got the door prize. We sang Blue Suede Shoes.
Matt presented on the Westmont Interact club.
Trevor trained us on how to use Facebook to promote Plein Air.
Micaela presented a great vocational.
Our speaker, Julianna Savage, educated us on the current state of the juvenile justice environment.
Thanks to Dan, Lynne, Dan, Trevor, Matt, Rhonda, Paul, Moira, Bill and Dave.
Next Week – Dave Burckhart of PicturePointOnline is educating us on how to use our cell phone cameras.
Best Wishes,

Mike Balistreri

Cell Phone 408-802-8743
 

“A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.” Henry Ford