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EuroSCUG Is Back

After an enforced recess of several months EuroSCUG is back, and would like to invite all interested members of the community to attend our next monthly meeting on Wednesday 3 November at the Moruya Golf Club, when the guest speaker will be David Num. David will share tips and tricks suitable for phones, tablets and laptops, with ideas for all skill levels.

David is a long-term member who served for a number of years on our technical sub-committee, which advises the committee about purchases. He also took on responsibility for writing many of our grants which funded these purchases. His skills were recognised more widely by his election to the board of ASCCA (Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association), our national peak body.

Although David has ‘retired’ from the committee he is a still a regular presenter at meetings, and continues to lead the Moruya Local Area Group and the Android Phone and Tablet Group. Those who have attended any of these groups will know that David has a wealth of knowledge to impart.

After morning tea, instead of the usual small group sessions there will be an additional three speakers. Charmaine will demonstrate how to use Google Maps on your phone, including planning a trip and using the app to navigate during your journey. You will learn how, when planning a trip, Google maps provides "Steps" which include interactive photos of each intersection. While travelling you can view the map and Street-View on your screen to help you know where you are.

Trevor will then explore Google Earth, a digital atlas, which gives access to a large amount of encyclopaedic information on each place viewed. Google Earth differs from Google Maps in structure and presentation, although both applications share some common features. Trevor will look at how to navigate within the app to find locations of interest and access the background information on these locations, and how to make use of the virtual tours available. If time allows he will demonstrate how to create a personal project, linking together places which share a theme or personal significance.

Mike will take a short session on what to do if your PC is not cooperating and will demonstrate some simple things to help get it going again. He will explore the Win10 Troubleshooter and a couple of DOS commands that can be used. If time permits he will also talk briefly about Revo Uninstaller.

EuroSCUG has been helping seniors in the Eurobodalla to master technology since 2008. We meet at the Moruya Golf Club at 10am on the first Wednesday of each month, and Local Area Groups meet regularly in Batemans Bay, Moruya, Tuross and Narooma. 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 and locations can be found on our website. Please note that these groups will not recommence until February 2022.

Each monthly 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. Before entering the club please check-in using the Service NSW app. You then need to register with the club itself, as either a member or a guest and at this stage you will also need to show club officials your vaccination certificate. Finally, as you enter the auditorium, you need to sign into EuroSCUG. Please be mindful of social distancing rules as you wait at any of these locations.

Our Covid-19 Safety Plan currently prohibits shared use of EuroSCUG computer equipment so please bring your own computer, phone or tablet, and ensure that these items are not handled by anyone else. Members are also encouraged to use their own pen when signing in. Everybody attending must wear a mask.

For more information please visit our website www.euroscug.org, or phone 0491 608 077

Above: David as a learner


Above: Audrey, at 96, our oldest member


Above: Charmaine and Trevor, both presenting at the next meeting.

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