EuroSCUG secures $8,800 grant from IMB

TECH MAN: Howard Fowler with EuroSCUG technical advisor David Num who has secured an IMB Community Foundation grant.

TECH MAN: Howard Fowler with EuroSCUG technical advisor David Num who has secured an IMB Community Foundation grant.

AT the last meeting of EuroSCUG (Eurobodalla Seniors Computer Users Group) committee member and technical advisor David Num was congratulated on his magnificent effort in securing an $8,800 grant from IMB.

David’s application, entitled “Internet Savvy Seniors”, outlined a proposal to extend the highly successful “IMB Cyber Classrooms for Seniors” IMB grant he obtained several years ago by offering hands - on training by seniors for seniors, using tablets, smartphones or other computers.

David invested considerable time and effort ensuring his application complied with the grant conditions in this very competitive environment. The money will enable EuroSCUG to buy the latest equipment, enabling David and his fellow volunteer presenters to more easily show members how to get the best out of today’s wonderful world of computers.

IMB CEO Robert Ryan said IMB was committed to supporting local communities like Eurobodalla, offering members a better value alternative to the big banks and giving back through the IMB Community Foundation.

IMB Community Foundation Chairman Lynton Nicholas echoed Mr Ryan’s comments.

“We are delighted that throughout the past 15 years we have been able to support a number of local South Coast groups that have consequently made a positive, long-term impact on the local community,” Mr Nicholas said.

At EuroSCUG’s July meeting, small groups covered family history, AVG antivirus and KeePass password manager, back-up of computers and iPads.

At the next meeting, at 10am on Wednesday, August 6, at Moruya Golf Club, the guest speaker was to be Rohan Gleeson, of Southern Computers, who will talk about his journey from a small computer business he started 40 years ago to his present larger company providing hardware, software and support to a client base from Narrabri to the Victorian border.

This will be the 50th presentation in the group’s history, several speakers, including Rohan, having made return visits.

After  morning tea, small groups will cover such topics as Word, Windows 8, tablets and iPads, AVG anti-virus, and KeePass password manager. Technical help and help for beginners will also be available.

Visitors are welcome at the meetings.

If you would like to share your computer experience, or benefit from the experience others, please come and join us. Meetings are relaxed and friendly, with a mid-meeting break for a cuppa and chat.

Local Area Group meetings are held regularly at Batemans Bay, Moruya, Tuross Head and Narooma.

For more information visit our website at www.euroscug.org or phone 0431 809 073.

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