Computer Club

Computer Club Meetings: The Computer Club holds meetings monthly on the third Monday of the month at 11:00 am.  All residents are welcome.  In January 2022 we will meet on the 4th Monday because the third Monday is Martin Luther King day.

The next Computer Club Meeting will be held on Monday, January 24 at 11:00 am at Encore Theater, Lakeside Commons.  The topics will be a new features in  Riderwoodlife.com. Our presenter will be the new webmaster, Rae Burns and her team of volunteers.

Computer Round table: Our Round table meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the Village Square Music Room at 1:00 pm.  This is a place where you can bring your computer questions and ask the experts for answers.  The group will answer questions on desktop, laptops, tablets, etc. At 2:00 pm individual questions on Android phones and tablets will be answered.   This meeting always evokes a large discussion with many members dropping by for answers to problems that had been vexing them.  After the Roundtable, at 2:00 pm Android tablet and phone questions will be answered.  Also Android & Chrome questions will be answered every  Tuesday at 3:00 pm in the Town Center Media Room by Joe Davidson — check MyErickson for scheduled Tuesday events.

Learn How to Use Your iPhone & iPad:  there are tutoring sessions on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 -2:00 pm every week  in the Town Center classroom with Trudy Downs.   

Learn How to Use Your Android Smart Phone and Chrome Notebook:  tutoring sessions every Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm every week in the Town Center Media Room (Library) with Joe Davidson.

There is also a Zoom tutoring session conducted each week by Trudy Downs on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  See MyErickson for the link to this Zoom session.  This covers all Apple operating systems and devices.

A general tutoring session held by Trudy Downs on Windows apps and Apple apps is available on a first come, first served basis every Wednesday morning at 11:00 am in the Lakeside Commons Media Lounge area.

COMPUTER CLUB PURPOSE & ACTIVITIES

The Computer Club is organized to help residents use, learn and enjoy computers.  The Club encourages interested residents to take computer courses here that are run by the Prince George’s Community College.  Among various other activities, the Club:

  • Sponsors tutoring for residents via various venues for various devices.  See above for times and locations as well as devices covered.
  • Provides monitors for Computer Labs who work with Erickson staff to assure equipment problems are identified and resolved.
  • Coordinates and provides information on Erickson Computer Services such as a Corporate discount buying service, and contact information on Erickson Technical Service Support(a fee based service provided by Erickson).
  • Gathering reports of Riderwood Connect WIFI outages to determine how widespread and if common issues. If you have reported your problem to the Connect IT team and have not yet received WiFi service that corrected the problems, please send an email with the subject heading “Connect WiFi Service Report” to Trudy Downs, Trudy@riderwoodlife.com, to share your experience with WIFI outages.  The Club is working with Corporate IT to followup on Connect problems.

You may join the Computer Club by completing a form (Join Form) and sending your check for the current dues to the Club Treasurer as noted on the form.

To see handouts from Computer Club meetings, click here.

Bob Boger is the President of the Computer Club and can be reached at computerclub@riderwoodlife.com.  Other offices are:  Trudy Downs, Vice President; Hannah Spalding, Treasurer; and Alberta Mehr, Secretary.