Computer Club

 

Computer Club Meetings: The Computer Club meets monthly on the third Monday of the month at 11:00 am.  All residents are welcome.  The next Computer Club Meeting will be held on Monday, October 21 at 11:00 am at the Encore Theater in Lakeside Commons.  This month our meeting will be a presentation by Juliana Dina and Febe Huezo of Montgomery County Public Library (MCPL).   It will be on the subject of the availability of all kinds of materials accessible online from the MCPL–books, magazines, entertainment, courses such as the Great Courses (used by many of our PGCC SAGE classes), language tools and much more.  It is veritable treasure chest — and all for free with your library card.  If you need a library card and don’t have one, bring a picture ID with your current address and the librarians will issue you a card at the end of the meeting so you too can be eligible for all of these wonderful tools at your fingertips.

Computer Round table: Our Round table meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Village Square Music Room at 1:00 pm.  This is a place where you can bring your computer questions and ask the experts for answers.  The group will answer questions on desktop, laptops, tablets, etc. At 2:00 pm individual questions on Android phones and tablets will be answered.   This meeting always evokes a large discussion with many members dropping by for answers to problems that had been vexing them. The next Round table meeting will be Wednesday, October 9 at 1 pm in the Village Square Music Room; at 2:00 pm Android tablet and phone questions will be answered.

New Apple OS Operating System and Apple Desktops & Laptops – Although there is no longer an active Apple Club, there are still questions to be answered about Apple computers and the OS Operating System, so the last Tuesday tutoring session of each month that is normally devoted to iPhones and iPads and iOS will be focused on Apple computers and the OS Operating system.  This session is held from 1-2 pm on the last Tuesday of the month in the Town Center Classroom.  The next Apple Computer & OS session will be held on Tuesday, October 29 at 1:00 pm in the Town Center Classroom.

 

 Officers of Computer Club for 2019-2020:

President:              Robert Boger

Vice President:      Trudy Downs

Treasurer:             Hannah Spalding

Secretary:              Alberta Mehr

 

Please note the LSC Computer Lab will be shut down permanently.  There is a computer in the LSC Reception Area  in the front corner of the lobby with a printer for resident use.  Tutoring on Thursdays with Trudy will now take place in the Media Center at Town Center from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.  Several computers, printer and scanner will return to LSC in the Media Center once the renovation is completed but until then basic computer facilities are available in the Computer Lab in Village Square.

COMPUTER CLUB PURPOSE & ACTIVITIES

The Computer Club is organized to help residents use, learn and enjoy computers.  The Club encourages interested residents to take courses here that are run by the Prince George’s Community College.  Among various other activities, the Club:

Sponsors tutoring for residents in the Computer Labs in Village Square and Lakeside Commons

Provides monitors for Computer Labs who work with Erickson staff to assure equipment problems are identified and resolved.

Coordinates and provides information on Erickson Computer Services such as a Corporate discount buying service, and contact information on Erickson Technical Service Support(a fee based service provided by Erickson).

Gathering reports of Riderwood Connect WIFI outages to determine how widespread and if common issues. If you have reported your problem to the Connect IT team and have not yet received WiFi service that corrected the problems, please send an email with the subject heading “Connect WiFi Service Report” to Trudy Downs trudydowns@gmail.com to share your experience with WIFI outages.  The Club is working with Corporate IT to followup on Connect problems.

You may join the Computer Club by completing a form (Join Form) and sending your check for the current dues to the Club Treasurer as noted on the form.

A list of newsletters and tutorials that members might be interested in viewing has been compiled.

Computer Club Handouts include copies of handouts (as available) from presentations made to the Computer Club.

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