Next CW and PC User Group – General Meeting – Palm Ridge- September 12th

Social Time with a light lunch starts at 11:30 am. The CW General Meeting starts at 12:00pm. Included will the PC User Group update,  PC Raffle and Gift Card giveaway. Check your e-mail for an RSVP invitation.


Keep Your Club Open

Winter hours will start on September 1st and we will be open 8:00am to 4:00pm for general use. The requirement for 2- people in the Club remains for the Club to stay open.

This is a great time to fulfill your monitoring obligation of 4 hours per YEAR. You also may bring your lunch and kick back and help the club stay open.

PC Help will continue Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 7:30 am and the Apple Genius Bar will continue Wednesdays at 10:00am and Mondays at 12:00 noon.

Have you received help by any of our Apple, Microsoft, iPhone, Android phone or Cut the Cord technical volunteers this year? If so, please reciprocate and schedule your 4 hours as soon as possible. See the links below for information on Monitor Training and how to sign up.

Keep Your Club viable, sign up NOW!!

Pay or Renew Dues for 2024 On-Line

Do not wait until you need help or assistance with your hardware or software. Membership renewals are due January 1st of each year. Keep your club viable and renew now, if you have not done so. If you are uncomfortable renewing on-line, come by the club with your check and a monitor will assist you. Thank you.

Pay with Credit Card – Click Here

Monitor Training Classes Coming Soon

Many Club members have asked for more Monitor Training Classes so we will schedule classes for 2023-2024.
All members are obligated to pay dues and to monitor at least once during the year.  If you have not fulfilled your monitor requirement during the last year, or if you are a brand new member and need to meet your monitor obligation for the coming year, be sure to sign up for the class that best fits your needs.

Monitors do not have to have computer expertise or answer any difficult questions. You just have to be here. You’ll be ready to go after this class. Sign-up sheets are at the Club, or you can just call the club at 623-214-1546 and reserve a spot.  

IT’s BACK!!!! Windows Questions and Answers Session

Wednesday’s at 10:30 am in Room B.

Hosted by the Help Group’s Barry Johnson. Short demo followed by your questions, and we will endeavor to answer them.

More New Classes –  Coming Soon

Cutting the Cord/Streaming Devices

Q&A every Wednesday from 8:00am to 10:00am 

On – Line Meetings with Google Meet and Zoom with Jackie

See you in the Fall

Setting up Home Security Cameras with Jackie

See you in the Fall

Basic iPhone Class – with Jackie – Room D

See you in the Fall

Android (Samsung, Moto, LG, Trac, Consumer etc.) Phone Class-  with Jackie – Room D

See you in the Fall

PC Flight Simulator Group First Thursdays October through April – Monthly General Meeting. See You on October 5th –  9:00 to 12:00 noon. Any CW Member can attend. Guest policy applies.

See the new Microsoft Flight Sim software in action, Watch  John fly the Top Gun Maverick fighter 

If you are interested in some one on one instruction, John Burr will be available Thursday mornings by appointment ONLY. Call 602-330-8055 to set up your appointment.

More Info – Click Here


The Linux group is open Fridays 8:00am to Noon – Room D

Coffee is On

Sun City West Linux Group Supports:

The Re-building; Re-configuring; customizing; Hobby Computing; or any other “ing “you might want to do with FREE software and your computer hardware.

The installation and upgrading of Linux Mate 21,xx is now automated.

So, if you are running an older version of Linux OS, it’s time to upgrade into the free, fastest, safest, OS around.

We are expanding our mission to include maintenance of:

  1. Linux Mint & Cinnamon
  2. Other Linux Distributions
  3. Ed Madden’s Cable Cutting Lab
  4. More Information, click here


Help Group needs you

The Help Group needs volunteers to assist Members with tech support on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Typical help requests include:

  1. Clean install of Windows 10.
  2. Upgrading from Windows 7, 8 to 10 or 11.
  3. Cleaning out crapware to speed up the PC.
  4. Uninstalling third party Anti-Virus programs like Norton, McAfee and reverting to the FREE Windows Security.
  5. Installing freeware like Libre Office and VLC Media Player and configuring same.
  6. One-on -one software assistance, like configuring e-mail.
  7. Help with Android (Samsung, LG, Motorola etc.) cell phones.
  8. Installing solid state hard drives and cloning/moving data.
  9. General PC Help and minor instruction.

While I do not expect to find experts in all the above, if you do have some experience in any of the above and have any interest in helping our members with PC issues, please contact Bob Gasner or Gary Rall at the Club.

Did You Know?

The PC Help Group can also help you with your Android cell phone. (Samsung, LG, Motorola etc.) Having issues? Come by on Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 7:30 am. You must be logged in by 8:30am. Help is available on a first come-first served based on the expertise of the PC Volunteers.


Streaming TV Help

Need help with your TV streaming device, Fire Stick, Tivo, Onn (Android box), Roku etc. Meet the guys every Wednesday morning at 8:00am in Room D (meeting room)


Here are the times when you can get one-on-one help with your Devices:

PC Windows Computers & Android devices (phones & Tablets)

Every Wednesday & Every Friday from 7:30 am to 11:00am first come first served (please sign up before 8:30am)

Linux Operating systems & Raspberry Pi devices

Every Friday from 8 am to 11am

Streaming TV devices (Firestick, TiVo, and other Android devices)

Every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 10:00am – Room D


Every Thursday from 10am to Noon and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

Flight Simulator Group (See you in October)

The Flight Simulator Group’s General Meeting meets once a month on the first Thursdays at: 9:00am to 12:00pm. This general meeting is open to all interested CW members. The following Thursdays are for one-on one flight training by an Instructor. Contact: or call: 602-330-8055 to set up your appointment. Instruction appointments will be from: 9:00am to 12:00pm. Interested?? Stop by any Thursday to observe the instructors and if you are lucky get some one on one flying time if an instructor is available. Observers are always welcome.

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

More Info – Click Here

Digital Scrapbooking – My Memories software-Classes forming soon. Watch for updates.

This software is available for your use for free in the classroom anytime the club is open and no classes are scheduled.

Adobe Photoshop Elements – Software

Organize and edit your photos to use individually, in a Scrapbook of Photo Album.This software is available for your use for free in the classroom anytime the club is open and no classes are scheduled.

Genealogy Training and Demo’s

Room A – Walk-In – No Fee Thursdays at 10:00am to Noon and Wednesday from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
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.

PC Discussion Group Information Files: CLICK HERE


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