Eurobodalla Senior Computer Users Group news

On Wednesday 5 May, at the next meeting of EuroSCUG, we will welcome as guest speaker Matthew Ross from the Rural Fire Service. In keeping with our theme of how guests use modern technology in their various occupations, Matthew will talk about the computer software used by the RFS to control the water bombing aircraft during the recent bushfire crisis.

We are aware that this may evoke some painful memories. Therefore, prior to Matthew’s talk, psychologist Bill Radley, who is an experienced trauma councillor, will talk briefly about the effects such events may have on people and what symptoms to look for that may indicate the need to seek help. At the conclusion of Matthew’s talk, Bill will be available to discuss any concerns members may have and will also be offering a small group session after morning tea.

Following morning tea there will be several concurrent small group sessions. Haven’t downloaded your $100 Dine and Discover NSW vouchers yet? Don’t know what these are? The NSW Government is giving each adult resident four vouchers, each one worth $25. Two can be used at local restaurants and two at tourist attractions such as the Mogo Wildlife Park or at the local cinemas. Bring along your device and two forms of ID, such as Driving Licence, Medicare Card or passport and Dianne and David will help you to access these vouchers and show you how to find the local businesses which accept them. It would help if you have already downloaded the Service NSW app, but, if you are not able to do this, help will be available prior to the start of this session. This is the same app that you use to do the Covid login.

Our resident Photo Guru, Leslie, has decided to offer a Help desk this month rather than a formal session. Help will be available on all aspects of editing and storing photographs on any and all devices – phone, tablet, laptop and PC, using the Cloud, Backup drives, Flash drives, CDs, DVDs, and Publishing apps.

Trevor will run the popular Messaging Group and delve further into the messaging app Signal. Our usual Help Desk, manned by John and Mike, will offer one-on-one help on all devices. Amanda will continue her Beginners Group which covers both android and Apple phones, tablets and PCs, depending on the needs of the participants.

EuroSCUG meets at the Moruya Golf Club at 10am on the first Wednesday of each month, and Local Area Groups meet regularly in Batemans Bay, Tuross, Narooma, and Moruya. Hands on phone and tablet groups, both Apple and Android, are held on the last Monday of each month at the Moruya Golf Club. Details of all group meeting times can be found on our website. Visitors are most welcome to attend any meeting to see if the group suits them.

Each meeting starts promptly at 10:00am, but everybody is asked to arrive by 9.45 at the latest so that Covid-19 registration and administrative tasks can be carried out beforehand.

For more information, visit our website, or phone 0491 608 077.