Next CW and PC User Group – General Meeting – Palm Ridge- Tuesday, September, 10th.

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.

Presentation TBD

Check your e-mail for an RSVP invitation.


 

Keep Your Club Open

 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.

Windows and Android Help will continue Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 7:30 am and Apple Support 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!!

Monitor Training Class

Many Club members have asked for more Monitor Training Classes so we will schedule classes for 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 or colick the link to sign up now.

Click here to sign up now

Tuesday, April 30th

1:00-2:00 pm

Click Here for On-Line Training

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

**STREAMING TV HELP and Q&A**

Need help with your TV streaming device, Fire Stick, Tivo, Onn (Android box), etc. Meet the guys every  Wednesday morning at 8:00am to 10:00am in Room D (meeting room)


NEED SOME TECHNICAL HELP ?

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

Genealogy

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


Genealogy Training and Demo’s

Rooms A and B – 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 Ancestry.com that is available  on the PCs in Room A and all Classroom B computers when the classroom is not in use.  The Ancestry.com app is free for Computer Club members to use.

More information, click here.


**New NO FEE Classes**

Cutting the Cord/Streaming Devices

Watch for new classes soon!!

.Using your iPhone or Android phone better!

Bring your phone to our class and let’s build your confidence with many of its capabilities. We will explore these four aspects: swiping, calling, texting, taking and sharing photos.

Instructor: Jackie Souverein

iPhone Users    

Watch for new classes soon!!

Android Users   

Watch for new classes soon!!

How to use Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Form 

Would you like to learn how to use free Google apps for creating word documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and surveying forms? It gives you 15GB of memory and allows you to access across devices and collaborate with others. I will cover account creation, a word doc, a budget spreadsheet, presentations, and survey forms at the times below. You may register for one or both days.

Instructor: Jackie Souverein

Watch for new classes soon!!

DIY Home Security Cameras

It’s easy to set up your own Home Security Cameras. Come and learn how to do it yourself! I will cover considerations, features, and installing a camera.
Instructor: Jackie Souverein

Watch for new classes soon!!



                         **2024 SCHEDULE **

 Windows Questions and Answers Session 

Wednesdays below at 10:30 am in Room B.

           Summer Break May through August See You In September

         See You September 4th and the 18th

Hosted by the Help Group’s Barry Johnson. Short demo followed by your questions, and answers.


PC Flight Simulator Group First Thursdays October through April – Monthly General Meeting. See You on October 3rd –  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 now OPEN SYSTEMS and meets Fridays 8:00am to Noon – Room D

Coffee is On

Sun City West Open Systems 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. Rasberry Pie Devices and Apps.
  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.


 

Flight Simulator Group

The Flight Simulator Group’s General Meeting meets once a month on the first Thursdays, October through April 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: lanalbublitz@gmail.com 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.


PC Discussion Group Information Files: CLICK HERE


 

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