Who, What, When, Where, Why, How Much?

Dianne Thomson and John Hockemeier

Who? The Quail Creek Computer Club, QCCC

What? The OCCC is committed to helping members learn more about various computing devices, to make it possible to stay in touch with others and enjoy the process, and to learn to use some of the most powerful computing tools that exist today.

When? The club offers wide ranging classes for both hardware and software. Hardware includes Mac and PC systems and mobile devices like the iPad and Android tablets. Software classes are offered for the usual office type programs like Word and Excel. There are also classes for learning the operating system software like Windows 7 and 8, Mac OSX, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android used in most tablets and phones by companies like Samsung, Asus and others. When can be found on the Computer Club website at www.quailcreekcomputerclub.org where the classes are listed in the monthly calendar.

Where? The Computer Lab, updated each year to include the latest hardware, is located in the Arts and Technology Building near The Grill. The lab is only open during classes, clinics and workshops. In addition, monthly programs based on topics of current interest are held in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom on the third Tuesday of each month, except in summer, at 7:00 p.m., where members and nonmembers alike may attend to see what’s new in technology.

Why? Because instructors and board members understand the importance to many in the community who want to use computer technology to stay in touch with friends and family and to be able to search for news and knowledge which is so abundantly available online now.

How Much? Club dues are $20.00 per calendar year for one family member and $30.00 for two; the same amount that has been in effect for all 12 years of the club’s existence! Those who are not currently members who join during the fall may join for an addition $5.00 per family member if dues are then paid through 2014. Thus $25.00 for one and $35.00 for two to join any time before January 1. Members may attend unlimited classes, clinics, and workshops, though monthly programs are free and do not require membership.

Back to Who. To join contact club secretary Harold Baker at bakerbears@earthlink.net or come to the lab during a class or workshop; consult the calendar for dates and times. Membership forms are available in the lab whenever it’s open.