Computer Club

The Computer Club holds meetings monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month at 11:00 am in LSC Encore Theater.  All residents are welcome!


On Monday July 18, 2022, the meeting will be a very important topic to all Computer Users — Computer Security. Our speaker will be Ric Johns, a Computer Club member.  Ric’s specialty area is computer security.   He will talk about Cyber Security and the Law.This is a natural follow on to our June meeting discussing personal computer security issues and scams.

COMING IN AUGUST — MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY  will be doing a presentation for the Computer Club in August.   If you do not have a library card and would like to get one, click here and print and fill out a library card request.   The card will allow you access to any of their library branches as well as Prince Georges County Libraries and very importantly access to their electronic collections.  We will turn these in to MCPL on July 17.   They will bring these library cards when they come on the 3rd week in August (Aug. 15 at 11 am Encore Theater).  You must complete this form and drop it in my cubby or use the internal mail to Trudy Downs, MS621 by July  15 to get the card at the August meeting.

Riderwood CONNECT Issues

Riderwood CONNECT Issues

A new committee of the RAC has been formed for IT issues.   This group will be headed by Neil Copeland and you are encouraged to contact the committee with problems and issues after first reporting them to Corporate Helpdesk at 1-800-677-0211.  If you are unable to get a satisfactory response or need additional help, please contact the Committee via  Also, if you are interested in helping Neil with this committee, please contact him using that same address.

Android Authentication

Upgrades to the Android operating system have resulted in difficulties when connecting to the RWVResident WiFi system. Click on the  Android Authentication link for tips about connecting Android devices — new and older ones.

Learning Opportunities

Computer Round Table

Our Round Table meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the VSQ 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. This meeting always evokes a large discussion with many residents dropping by for answers to problems that had been vexing them.

Android Questions

After the Wednesday Round Tables, at 2:00 pm, individual questions on Android phones and tablets will be answered.   Also Android & Chromebook questions will be answered by Joe Davidson every Tuesday at 3:00 pm in the TNC Media Room — check MyErickson Activities for scheduled Tuesday events.

iPhone and iPad

There are tutoring sessions on Tuesday afternoons, 1:00 pm, every week  in the TNC Classroom with Trudy Downs.  Come and learn how to do more with your iPhone and iPad!

Apple Tutoring Zoom

Trudy Downs also conducts a Zoom session each week on Tuesday afternoons at 3:00 pm, covering all Apple operating systems and devices.  See MyErickson Activities for the link to this Zoom session.

Computer Applications

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

About the Computer Club

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:

  • Holds monthly meetings, presenting information about computer-related issues and technology.
  • Sponsors tutoring for residents via various venues for various devices.  See above for times and locations as well as devices covered.
  • Provides monitors for the VSQ Computer Lab and the neighborhood Media Lounges, 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 for Erickson Technical Service Support (a fee based service provided by Erickson).

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