Welcome

Last updated June 27th, 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.  

 There will be no Friday meetings during the months of July and August.

 

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.

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.

 

July 8th – Barrie will be telling us about “Computer Shortcuts”.  At this session we’ll be talking about:- a) How to save keystrokes by using key-combinations; b) different ways to achieve some of the things we do frequently like highlighting text and/or pictures in order to manipulate them; and c) Using the ‘End’ and ‘Undo’ keys.

July 22nd – In response to requests from members Barrie will be presenting a new version of his talk regarding the safe use of various browsers, what to look out for, how to search effectively and safely, and how to create shortcuts (‘Bookmarks’).

 

There will be no Monday meetings during the month of August.

 

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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