East Preston Silver Surfers
Welcome to the East Preston Silver Surfers Computer Club,
located in the village of
East Preston has a large retired population and this computer club addresses the needs of people over the age of 55. Our members are male and female, ranging from experienced professionals to new users. Some were programming computers decades ago and others never will. What ties us all together is a common enthusiasm.
Our meetings usually start with a
short session where members' technical
queries are resolved (usually), followed
by a tutorial. The second part of the
meeting is where members put into
practice, on the number of computers
owned by the club, the information given
in the tutorial.
There are other small groups who may not have any interest in the subject of the tutorial. These members usually pursue their own interests on the club's computers or bring their own laptops to use. We have a tea break half way though the meeting session.
At the Conservative Hall, East Preston (click on Map to see where we are). We have meetings every Thursday at 2pm. A new club meetings calendar has been produced and can be found by clicking Meetings Calendar . .
We have about 19 PCs that can be used during club sessions, most running Windows Xp although there are a couple of computers running Vista/Office 2007.
There is a minority interest in other operating systems. We also have a data projector, which makes it possible for all the audience to see what the tutor is describing on a large screen. We have internet access during meetings and the networking equipment to allow most computers to share it.
Although we cater for beginners we also try to widen members' knowledge and experience. We have had tutorials on the following topics during the last couple of years.
Most of the computers at the club are networked to the Internet. Some members have web pages and we will be providing links to these sites.
Although my web page has precious little about computers you might find it interesting. Click http://web.ukonline.co.uk/g3ldo
Some members are beginners to computing and the nature of computer jargon to them can be confusing. A Jargon Buster page is available - just click on Jargon . Let us know what you think.
If you require any assistance with your computer problem(s) can contact one of our experts on Contacts .
Read all about it - for the latest news click on News .;
Members can e-mail news items or comments direct to me on < firstname.lastname@example.org >
28th September 2008