Important Message from James Riley- SCW Activities Manager

From: James Riley <

Date: September 24, 2020 at 11:59:02 AM MST
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Subject: Computers Club West Suspension

Dear Mr. Patrick Kenevan,

It has come to my attention that behaviors inconsistent with our efforts to keep residents safe and reopen our facilities in compliance with CDC guidelines have been observed in the Computer Club over the last few weeks.

Staff at Palm Ridge have reminded members in the Computer Club to wear masks over both their mouth and nose while in the club. They were also reminded that masks must be worn when entering and exciting the facility. Palm Ridge monitors have had to remind members to wear their mask multiple times, only to return several minutes later to see them off again.

Last May, we asked all clubs to submit reopening plans for their clubs. In your plans to the Recreation Center Management, you expressed all the requirements we were looking for regarding the reopening of the Computer Club. Among them: social distancing, wearing masks, and club cleanliness. After reviewing and approving those guidelines, we opened the Computer Club to its members.

It is apparent those guidelines are not being met within your Club. This is true even after your own membership has been personally affected by COVID.

On Sept. 22, two separate incident reports were forwarded to the Recreation Center Activities Manager about Computer Club Monitors and Members not wearing masks. Members have been warned many times in the past weeks about wearing their masks.

Your club has not followed its own reopening plan. Our warnings have not been followed. This lack of protecting Club Members and SCW Staff will not be tolerated.

As a result, the privileges of Computer West to access the club room are suspended effective Sept. 28 through Oct. 5. We trust we can expect compliance after the club is reopened on Oct. 6.

Best regards,

James Riley

Recreation Activities Manager

Office (623) 544-6114

Fax (623) 544-6114


Recreation Centers of Sun City West Inc.

19803 RH Johnson Blvd., Sun City West, AZ 85375

A message from the CW Board President September 15, 2020

Calling all members to be aware of the Computers West elections coming this December. Members are encouraged to volunteer or nominate an individual (approved by the nominee) to be on the ballot for the open positions at the end of 2020. The club has 700+ members so it should be reasonable to get several members involved to keep the activities of the club running.

The following open positions for 2021:

  • President – open
  • Vice President – open
  • Secretary – open
  • Treasurer – Karen Flores has volunteered to hold over for 2021. Assistant or trainee would be appreciated.

If interested in becoming part of the CW Board, please send an email to


These positions require a limited time commitment, but you do not need to be a “techie”, only a willingness to help the Club.

The timeline is as follows:

  • Currently – volunteers/nominations open, email
  • October 13, 2020 – nominees/slate of officers emailed to membership
  • November 10, 2020 – election held, emails
  • January 12, 2021 – new board meets
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.

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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
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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.

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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

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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

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Smart Home Hardware - Home Automation - Cord Cutting

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Open Discussion

  • Amazon Echo (Alexa)
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  • Q and A session

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