Last updated May 23rd, 2019
To our most welcome Web visitors – we are a Computer Club located in the Adult/Retirement Lifestyle Community of Sandycove Acres located in Innisfil Ontario. Members of our community gather to learn new computer skills, discuss new (and old) computer oriented technologies and share associated interests, information and experiences. Membership costs $15.00 per year per household and is open to all residents of Sandycove Acres. For more information about the Sandycove Acres community please follow this link www.scahomeowners.com
Come out and join our interesting group – we currently have sign-up membership of approximately 75 households. In addition to the presentations we have opportunities to share information with each other at social/coffee breaks and during Q & A time held at the end of each meeting. Bring your laptop and connect for an on-hands experience. Come on out even if you don’t have a laptop as the club has 9 laptops, 6 of which are allocated on a first come/first served basis at our Friday meetings.
Meetings are held Mondays at the Spoke and Fridays at the Wheel. All topics are covered at both meetings, including applications.
Be sure to check out the Meeting Summaries page on this site for the latest in presentations being made to both the Monday & Friday sessions. As long as the presenters provide the site with material it will be posted as soon as possible. There is also a very lengthy history of Meeting Summaries accumulated over the years. CHECK IT OUT
Friday meetings at the Wheel are from 1.00 – 3.00 pm on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month.
May 31st – No meeting
June 7 – John will be presenting the first part of his presentation regarding the subject of security, called, “Keeping Your Computer Safe – Part I”.
June 21 – John will be following-up with “Keeping Your Computer Safe – Part II”.
Monday meetings at the Spoke are from 1.00 – 3.00 pm – usually on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. Be sure to bring all your own questions with you. Remember that the objective of these meetings is to discuss precisely what you want to talk about.
May 27 – Barrie will be covering “An Introduction to Word Processing”. This will tackle word processing from a very basic angle, not covering the more advanced features unless member(s) raise specific points they wish to see covered. Be sure to bring your computers to this meeting as we will be creating a document on which to practice the features we do cover. (I will be using the 2010 version of Microsoft Word for demonstration purposes.)
June 10 – We will be discussing “What Computer Should I Get?”, in which we will be considering the various types of computers available today and determining which type would best serve your personalized needs.
June 24 – Barrie will be talking about “What You Need to Know About the Control Panel”. We have all heard about the Control Panel, but many of us are not aware of which features we should know about in order to establish and maintain our machines at optimal levels.
HOME HELP services are offered to members only and are a volunteer-provided service of the Computer Club. Contact BOB Stainton at 705-436-2651. Be sure to have your information ready when you contact Bob and if necessary leave a message on his answering machine and it will be returned. Please be respectful of the time you call as we are all volunteers. Try to keep the calls between 9am and 5pm. Check out the Home Help page for more info.
Don’t forget also that you can get to Pat Collins’ web site at http://patcollins94.1apps.com/ for information on iPads, Internet Service Providers and Streaming. (Just copy Pat’s web site address from here and paste it into your browser.)
INNISFIL LIBRARY offers FREE courses on various computer-oriented topics including WORD, EXCEL, FACEBOOK, E-MAIL, Intro’s to COMPUTERS and INTERNET, etc. These courses are aimed at computer users of all skill-levels, so don’t be shy to join-in. They also offer a Multi-Media Lab, a media transfer station, plus a Tech Help Desk for information on smart ‘phones, PCs, tablets, etc. Drop in – no need to pre-register. They even have a 3-D printer with which you can experiment! (Check this different web site – www.innisfilidealab.ca – for details.) Also, enjoy their ‘Appy Hour’ at the Lakeshore branch on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00pm. This is a drop-in technology social club that is great for people of all skill levels! You will be able to learn something new about technology each week with discussion and tutorials. Inquire about their “Hoopla” facility for free access to new movies, music, electronic books, etc. (Note that all services are made available for Library members only. It’s free to join!)
GOT A PROBLEM? SOMETHING WON’T WORK?
Ask your question here and have it answered at the FRIDAY session – it will be answered anonymously. Just copy the e-mail address below and submit your question using your own e-mail system.