Welcome

Last updated October 11th, 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.  

Oct 18th – John will be talking about “The History of Computers”.

 

Nov 1st – John will be presenting his coverage of the Microsoft Word program.  This talk covers from the very basics of word processing through to more sophisticated applications.

Nov 15th – Word – Part-2.

Nov 29th – is the date for this year’s CHRISTMAS PARTY.  Tickets ($5.00 per person) will be available at both Monday and Friday meeting between now and mid-November.

 

NOTE:  There will be no Computer Club meetings during the month of December.

 

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.

Oct 14th – Barrie will be presenting a follow-up to his recent introductory level to word processing called, “Having Fun with Word Processing”.  This session will cover ways in which we can change the appearance of our documents in such a way as to make them more interesting to readers.

Oct 28th – Barrie has been asked to discuss the organization of work – i.e. pictures, documents, music, spreadsheets, etc. – on our computers.  On the 28th we will be looking at “Filing Your Work”, a session which covers the use of internal and external storage media to store our own work.

 

Nov 11th – As a follow-up to our last session Barrie will be presenting “Added Storage and How To Use It”.  This will cover different ways to add storage capacity to your machine, why you may wish to do so and how to effectively manage the results.

Nov 25th – We will be looking at “An Introduction to Spreadsheets”.  Here we will be considering the various functions of  spreadsheets, what they can be used for and how we may use the Microsoft Excel program to create spreadsheets to achieve the desired objectives.

 

NOTE:  There will be no Computer Club meetings during the month of December.

 

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. 

 GO AHEAD – ASK THAT QUESTION……

 sccquestions@hotmail.ca

 

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