Welcome

Last updated September 13th, 2022

 

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/or tablet and connect for a hands-on experience.   Come on out even if you don’t have a laptop – you’ll find it interesting!

Meetings have been resumed on Mondays at the Spoke and Fridays at the Wheel, now that we have got past the worst of the COVID-19-related restrictions.  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.  (Please note that for the month of September, 2022 the meetings will be on the 3rd and 5th Fridays, not the 1st and 3rd.)

September 16th – Max Lupo (Community Librarian for the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library) will present an overview of the Library’s new programs and services.  Launching in September, the Confidently Computing program is designed to help participants become more self-assured tech users, and the new Sociable Seniors program will be filled with occasions to paint, play games, and more.  Join Max to learn more about these opportunities to connect and learn with other community members.

September 30th – ‘Keeping your computer safe’.  This presentation covers all aspects of doing what we can to ensure the safety of our computers and their contents.  We will be considering both physical criteria (i.e. the immediate surroundings where you use your computer) and the software (i.e. programs, apps, operating systems) as well as items you have created yourself (i.e. pictures, documents, spreadsheets, music, etc.).

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.

It is with great pleasure that we are hereby announcing that we will be resuming our Monday meetings at The Spoke, effective September 12th.  (See details below.)

September 12th – ‘An Introduction to the iPad’In this session Barrie will be talking about the basic elements involved in setting-up your iPad and its adaptation to suit your own preferences.  Comments from attendees regarding personal experiences will be welcomed for sharing with other participants.

September 26th – ‘Keeping your computer safe’This presentation covers all aspects of doing what we can to ensure the safety of our computers and their contents.  We will be considering both physical criteria (i.e. the immediate surroundings where you use your computer) and the software (i.e. programs, apps, operating systems) as well as items you have created yourself (i.e. pictures, documents, spreadsheets, music, etc.).

 

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.

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. 

 GO AHEAD – ASK THAT QUESTION……

 sccquestions@hotmail.ca

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