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Bridging The Digital Divide – Opportunities for Beginners and Mentors

EuroSCUG’s May meeting was an inhouse one at which members had the opportunity to attend two small group sessions instead of the usual one. Sessions covered genealogy, photography, Google Keep and Markdown note taking apps as well as the usual Beginners Group and help desk. Members are often torn between two groups so this opportunity was very much appreciated.

At the next meeting, at 10am on Wednesday 5th June at Moruya Golf Club, Professor Helen Hasan, will be speaking about Living Connected, a not-for-profit community enterprise which has a team of trained mentors who run drop-in centres and undertake home visits on the NSW South Coast to assist older people with their computers, tablets and phones

This service is currently being extended to serve the Eurobodalla. Following Professor Hasan’s talk there will be an opportunity for those interested in learning more about the organisation, either as a mentor or a client, to speak with her.

After morning tea, small group sessions will feature demonstrations of Polar Steps, a popular travel App, Snapseed, a photo app for tablets, our popular genealogy group, a beginners group and a help desk.

During June EuroSCUG is offering a 4 session Beginners Course at the Moruya Golf Club from 10 am – 12 noon on June 11,13,18 and 20. This is a member only course. Information about joining the organisation can be found below. Members can either put their name down for the course at the June meeting or leave a message on the above phone number. This course will not encompass laptops and smart phones rather than laptops and smartphones. Help on those is available at a dedicated tablet group and at our monthly meeting.

Above: Peter Anderson, Mike Hitchcock, and Roger Sides.

Above: raffle winner Penny Young with VP Mike Hitchcock.

EuroSCUG (Eurobodalla Seniors Computer Users Group) is a group of people who share computer skills in a supportive social atmosphere, helping each other make the best use of their computers, tablets and smart phones.

Members meet at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month at Moruya Golf Club, and local area groups meet regularly in towns along the Eurobodalla. Monthly tablet groups (iPad and Android) are also held.

General information about the organisation or on joining EuroSCUG can be found on our website or by phoning 99903035 and leaving a message. You can also join in person at the monthly meeting.

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