You received two previous emails:

  • First email, vote to approve the updated CW Bylaws
  • Second email, vote to approve 2021 CW Board Candidates

Bylaws voting:

  • Opened Friday, October 23, 2020 at 8:00 am
  • Closes Monday, November 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

CW Board voting:

  • Opened Monday, November, 2, 2020 at 8:00 am
  • Closes Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 5:00 pm

From Marcine, Monitoring Coordinator October 26, 2020

It has come to our attention that some of you have come to the club but it was not open.

DO NOT go to the facility administration to complain!

CHECK THE ONLINE MONITOR CALENDAR PRIOR to coming to the club to verify there are two monitors or call (623) 214-1546 if only one is listed in case there are two or more members there and the club is open. If not and you still want to come, find a friend to come with you, open the club and function as the monitor while you use the club. Close it when you leave. Monitoring Is Required For Everyone so let Marcine ( know you’ve done your duty for the year.

It is EVERY MEMBERS responsibility to monitor in order to use the club. We have reduced the hours (10-2) because people have not been stepping up to monitor. There must be TWO people in the club or the club must stay closed. If one monitor is listed, if you show up when they do, that makes TWO and y’all can open the club. IF NOT, it must remain closed.


Until further notice, THERE WILL BE NO EATING IN THE CLUB;

If you cannot keep your mask up at all times, DO NOT monitor OR come to the club at this time.

Monitors October 5,2020

Please be aware the SCW Recreation Centers are requiring we wear our masks at all times. Due to both CW and Stain Glass clubs having had Covid cases, they are being extremely cautious. Therefore, until further notice, please do not plan on eating during your monitoring shift. We are all aware when that mask slips so please make sure it stays up at all times. We don’t want to be shut down again. It is for our and your protection. Thanks for your compliance.


Marcine Fennel

Notes from the CW Board Meeting September 8, 2020

“Computers West to Roll-Over 2020 Dues”

All people who were members of Computers West during the year of 2020 will automatically be members in 2021 at NO ADDITIONAL COST!! And, you need to do nothing to take advantage of this special one -time offer.

Folks wishing to become brand new members can sign up in the usual fashion by visiting the club with a check in hand, or joining on line at:

The Board has also decided that the Club will maintain Summer Hours, 10:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Friday until December 31, 2020. This is, of course dependent on having 2- Monitors per shift. Feel free to sign up on the CW web site in the Monitor calendar section. Members MUST monitor at least 1 time per year to maintain membership and take advantage of the Repair and Maintenance Group and future classes.

Notice to all CW Members: It is imperative to maintain the Club for 2021, we need at least 4- Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. This is our formal call to form the slate for the upcoming election. If you are interested in running for office, contact ANY Board member. ALL BOARD positions are open.

Meeting Room - Walk-In - 8:30 am Fridays - No Fee
Curious about Linux? Want Information about Linux? Interested in Linux meetings? Do you want to attend a Linux class?
Do you need help with Linux? Would you like a FREE computer with Linux installed? Would you like to try a Linux operating system?

More Information, click here

Flight Simulator Group

Room A has an active Flight Sim computer for your use anytime the Club is open.

Meeting Room - Walk-In - No Fee Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. See you in October

More Information, click here

Genealogy Training and Demo's

Meeting Room - Walk-In - No Fee First Thursday every month at 1:00 p.m.

The PC computer group pays for a subscription to that is available only on the PCs in Room A and is free for Computer Club members to use.

More information, click here.

**All Classes are Cancelled Until Further Notice**

Upcoming classes:

Cord Cutting
Room D Meeting Room
8:30am – 11:30am

Presentation by Ed Madden
What is Cord Cutting?
What Antennas can & can't do.
First step hardware you may want to add to your cord-cutting project.
Where you can get a Program Guide.
What type of programming you will be able to watch.
Live Demo of a starting system everyone can put together.

Question & Answer period at the end.

Mail Merge Excel
TBD 9:30-11:30
No fee

Create a mail merge letter using Word and Excel. Bring E-mail password or flash drive to save work. Bring address book for use on your “list.”

Windows 10 Hands-On Classes


WINDOW 10 Class Website

G-Mail Basic Class

TBD at 10:00am in Room B- No Fee

Signup in PB Class binder at Monitor's Desk

  • Basic Gmail processes everyone should know
  • Create a GMAIL Account
  • Import Contacts
  • Compose and Send
  • Attachments
  • Labels

Monitor Class

TBD at 10:00am. Meets in Classroom B - No Fee

Digital Scrapbooking using My Memories Software

TBD 9:30 to 11:30 plus lab following.

This is a fee based class to cover printing of handouts.

Sign up with Monitor on duty

Pinterest and On Line Shopping - Classroom B

TBD 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Adobe Photoshop Elements

TBD 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Classroom B

Password Manager Class

TBD - 10:00 AM in Room B

Password Manager – What you need to know and how to do it.

  • Install a Password Manager Program
  • Create the database/safe/Master password/key
  • Create folders
  • Create login data
  • How to use the date

Signup in PB Class binder in Monitor’s Desk- No Fee Class

Smart Home Hardware - Home Automation - Cord Cutting

TBD at 8:30-11:30 am Meeting Room - Walk-in No Fee

Open Discussion

  • Amazon Echo (Alexa)
  • Google Home
  • Nest
  • Raspberry Pie
  • Over the air antennas
  • Q and A session

Holiday party pictures: The Pictures

New to Computers? Check out the Files and Folders Training Videos CLICK HERE

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