I’m very pleased to say that normal service has now been resumed and we are now providing monthly meetings for iPad and Windows users once again. Our membership is at a very high level after many new members joined following our invitation to join on the ‘NextDoor’ site. The iPad group is particularly oversubscribed but we have a new member of our training team, Robert Church who is an experienced Apple user and will be leading many of our sessions as we move into the New Year.
The Lockdown experience has changed a lot of our leisure interests with more time spent using the internet than ever before. Computers are a great idea. The ability to keep in touch with friends and family is so important. Being able to buy what we need without leaving the house can be vital at times but also a simple pleasure. Just browsing the internet helps us stay in touch with what’s happening in the world as well as feeding our interest in a wide variety of topics.
Modern life puts you at a disadvantage if you can’t cope with the internet and our club was started as a way to provide help to people who lacked the experience to cope with this technology.
It starts to get a bit tricky when things go wrong. It might just be something simple that doesn’t work as it should. Or a mysterious error message that means nothing to you. It can be confusing and sometimes expensive to sort out.
That’s where we come in. We have a thriving group of mainly retired members who needed a little more help. We provide training to help you get the most from your computer but we also help when things go wrong, giving advice that will save you time and money.
One of our main aims is to provide training and explanations in simple language and at a pace that you can follow. At a recent AGM 21 out of 22 members told us that we did not go too fast during our training sessions. Many of our members are new to computing and find it difficult. We try to make life that little bit easier for you.
The club was established in 2016 in Fornham All Saints, Bury St Edmunds, and is run by volunteers. A small team of presenters provides a wide range of tutorials to improve your skills and we are happy to help out when you have a particular problem and need a bit more help.