Last updated January 8th, 2020
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 62 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.
We enjoyed a great Christmas Party – thanks to the 40 members who attended, and to the caterers for the occasion. We were royally entertained by “The Band” who played excellent Christmas music for us. Please accept our most sincere thanks for your presentation.
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.
Jan 3rd & 17th – John will be presenting an in-depth look at the subject of Privacy and Privacy Settings for all those of us using Windows-10. Richard will also address privacy as it relates to Google, Chrome and G-mail at the 17th meeting.
Feb 7th is the date for our Annual General Meeting, followed by Pat Collins talking about the use of the Internet and Streaming
Feb 21st – Alicja Adamczyk from the Innisfil Public Library will be talking about the transition of the Library to using the “cloud”.
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.
Jan 13th – Alicja from the Innisfil Public Library will be coming in to talk to us about a new, on-line facility which is now available to enable us to access material from the Library on our own computers.
Jan 27th – Pat Collins will be showing us how to “stream” TV programs, movies, etc. on to our computers. (“Streaming” is a popular way to make screened items available in such a way that we can view them at our own convenience.)
Feb 3rd – Barrie will be covering the use of Picasa-3 to store, edit and print our Holiday pictures on our computers. (If any attendees would like to have Picasa-3 loaded on to their computers, bring your machines with you to the meeting and come early so that Barrie can download it for you.)
Feb 24th – Barrie will be talking about the features you should be looking for if you are considering getting a new computer at this time. (Don’t forget that Microsoft will be stopping its support of the Windows-7 Operating system, effective January 14th, 2020.)
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!)
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