Computer Booters hop into April

Kc Coller, Publicity Director

If you’re using a computer or interested in computing and attended the March 7 general meeting, then you know what a smash hit it was. The Computer Booters Club has fantastic guest speakers sharing usable information for those with that focus.

Richard Clennon, owner/operator of AZ Laptop Pros, was front and center along with Keith Wheeler, owner/operator of Tribune Technology Consulting. What a team! They took all computer-related questions for “Stump the Tech” with skill and ease demonstrating their computer knowledge and understanding. From my view, they “hit the ball out of the park” and didn’t miss any presented questions. Seemed we all learned something new that evening. The more we allow ourselves the advantage of “free information,” the more comfort and confidence we get using our computers. Information helps make our computer more useful and cost effective.

Attend our meetings and give a listen, or participate if you like. We still have the months of April and May left before summer recess. Meetings will resume the first Tuesday in September.

Remember, you don’t need to be a Sun Lakes resident to attend. All are welcome, and the speakers usually talk about a subject that pertains to both PC and Mac users, so feel free to check us out. Come as a guest for that first meeting. We’d love it!

General meetings are held at Sun Lakes Country Club’s Navajo Room at 25601 Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., or come at 6:00 p.m. to share cookies and coffee with others. Workshops are now held in Cottonwood’s Ceramic Room A-8 at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up sheets for workshops are at the general meetings, or you may contact Bill Phillips at 480-895-8178 or [email protected] Most workshops are free for members and $10 per class for others. Membership is $36 single per year and $48 for two members at the same address.

As you might guess, our club has many favorite speakers. We know this because of results received from polling the attending members after each meeting.

April 4 is having one of those favorites speakers again; Mike Long, owner and operator of Advance IT Solutions, a Mesa-based computer service. He’ll speak more on “The ‘Old School’ Way.” Attend to hear Mike discuss up-to-date and relevant web-surfing information that affects users on a daily basis. Apple users have exponentially increased, and more are quickly becoming the target for malicious software and nasty viruses, so come listen to hear how to protect yourself and “all your apples.” A Q and A presentation will follow.

April Workshops at press time (go to www.computerbooters.org for any Workshop changes):

Photoshop Elements – April 10 and 17, Janet Quade

Google Chrome – April 12, 19 and 26, Rich Davis

Skype – April 24, Howard Winkle

“Getting to Know Windows 10” – April 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the Microsoft Store in the Chandler Mall

Mark your calendars and come join us. All are welcome!