Well, I’m pleased to say that whilst we haven’t been able to meet as a club, face to face, we have successfully carried out zoom training with most of our members and have now started to hold our training sessions and meetings online.
It’s not perfect but Zoom has some good features that allow the tutor to share their screen display with everyone and similarly a participant can do the same so that we can see what you are seeing and help you out.
So, if you go along to our ‘What’s On’ page, you can see when we plan to hold our meetings and if you want to join in and experience one of our training sessions before joining just let me know through our contacts page and I will send you a meeting invitation.
We are also happy to get you up to speed with Zoom if you have never used it and then you can join in one of our training sessions. If this appeals to you just send us an email and we will send you membership details.
Hopefully, we are coming to an end of these lockdowns but it will probably be a while before things get back to normal. All of this free time will give you more time on your computer. Why don’t you take some time to practice some of the things that we have learned in the club? Our tutorials page will give you some ideas, we will be adding more in the weeks ahead. Let me know if you need some help.
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 to 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. 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 Edmund, 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.