What’s new at SaddleBrooke Computer Club?

Richard Beaty

User Group meeting features one of the Apple Chicks

One of the group of talented ladies that teach Apple topics for SaddleBrooke Computer Club (self-dubbed: Apple Chicks), was the featured speaker at the November SBCC Users Group Meeting. Her topic: Changes that help your computer, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch work together. It was a packed house.

Users Group meetings are held on Mondays, usually in the MountainView Clubhouse, West Ballroom. They are open to all SaddleBrooke residents. You don’t have to be a club member to take part in these discussions.

The December meeting will feature a number of our volunteer instructors, summarizing the classes they will be teaching in our upcoming spring classes. There may also be a technical question-and-answer session with a PC and an Apple club instructor. And don’t leave early. There is always a prize drawing at the end of each meeting.

Classes are underway in our newly renovated classroom.

As you are probably aware, we had an extensive down-time this fall due to the Arts and Crafts Center remodeling. But we are fully up and running now, with a calendar chock full of classes. The last half of December is sparse due to the holidays, but we’ve scheduled all new classes starting in January and running through April. These classes will be open for registration starting December 15. Check the club calendar at www.saddlebrookecc.org/calendar.html to see the offerings. Some of these classes fill up fast, so I recommend all club members sign up as soon as possible to make sure you snag a seat.

You must be a member of SaddleBrooke Computer Club to sign up for classes. If you are not currently a member, you can join online by going to saddlebrookecc.org and clicking on Membership. There is a one-time membership fee of $55 per individual or $80 per couple. This gives you unlimited access to all our classroom and online classes for the first calendar year. Existing members pay an annual Course Fee of only $30, which provides access to as many classes as you wish to take. Each class has a maximum enrollment, so be sure to sign up early so you get the classes you want.

Technical Discussion Group is running again

Steve Solberg’s Tech Discussion Group has returned to SaddleBrooke for the winter, with a whole new season of biweekly meetings on a wide variety of technical subjects. The topics covered in this venue tend to be a little more technically advanced than most of our other educational opportunities, so this may not be ideal for beginners. That said, if you like keeping abreast of what’s going on in the technical world, these free-wheeling discussions are for you. If you aren’t already on Steve’s email list, contact him at [email protected] to receive an agenda of each meeting.