Seniors Flock to Tech Open Day

Organisers of EuroSCUG’s Open Day were almost overwhelmed by the number of eager seniors waiting for the doors to open to visitors after the group held its AGM recently.

At the Open Day, held at Moruya Golf Club on Wednesday 8th March, members showcased several aspects of the group’s activities, including researching family history, scanning photos, and tips for searching Google. Other demonstrations covered useful free apps for phones and tablets, including live traffic, organising travel arrangements, and editing and organising photos.

Over 60 visitors enjoyed a free cuppa while chatting to members. Nine visitors joined on the day and others took membership application forms home with them.

At the next meeting, at Moruya Golf Club at 10am on Wednesday 5th April, Lei Parker, editor of the new free shire-wide online newspaper The Beagle, will guide members through the history of the paper, how and why it came to be, and where it sits in our day to day news feed. It is inevitable that newspapers as we know them will disappear as more and more information goes online, and it is essential that we ensure that we are ready to keep up to date with the large and small news items, including those within our own community such as local arts, community events, sports, food, and even politics.

After morning tea, small groups will cover such topics as Keepass password manager (using a single secure password to protect your encrypted passwords), family history (moving family history data between programmes and copying online data to a desktop programme). Other groups will include Basic beginners with Windows Computers, and Introduction to Android tablets and phones. A Help Desk will also be available.

EuroSCUG meets at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month at Moruya Golf Club, and local area groups meet regularly in Batemans Bay, Moruya, Tuross Head and Narooma. Monthly tablet groups (iPad and Android) are also held.

For more information visit our website at www.euroscug.org, or phone 0431 809 073.

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