The world is divided into two groups: those who love and understand technology; and those who haven’t a clue how to use their mobile phone—but wish they did! Either way, the Computer Club of Hot Springs Village (CCHSV) is for you! The Club is a nonprofit, organization formed in 1988, and today has a membership of over 300.
The Club provides members an opportunity to gain knowledge of computer hardware and software through classes and speakers at monthly meetings. The goal is to live up to their motto of Members Helping Members. To that end, the club offers classes on a variety of topics, including but not limited to Windows10, Facebook for Seniors, Photo Editing, iPhone Photography, etc. Although the goal is to help one another, the club opens its classes to anyone—member or not!
Like the industry itself, the club is evolving. It started as a Microsoft/Windows-based group but has now added a Mobile Devices Users Group, iPad Users Group, Kindle Users Group, and even a Drone Pilots Special Interest Group (SIG). All are designed to help people who need assistance with newer technologies. Notes Rob Tillotson, past president of the Computer Club, “There is something for everyone, no matter what device you have: phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop; and running any system be it Windows, Apple, or Android. The club has specialized support, general help, and classes for you.”
Understanding that the community at large is often baffled by technology, the Computer Club schedules a walk-in help session every week, for two hours, for anyone in the Village, no membership required. Visit their website, www.cchsv.org for location, day, and time.