All about Linton IT Club
1. The objective of the club, which was founded by the late Derek Birch in 2000, is to introduce basic computing to adults, particularly those who have not had the opportunity to learn about computers at school, college or work. The club also tries to help members with computer related problems including new technology such as digital cameras, satnav and tablets.
2. The club also aims to help, in an informal and friendly atmosphere, those who have computers of their own, possibly recently acquired, to make a start; or who may have a more specific problem.
3. The Club works in co-operation with the Library Service. Members can use the Club’s computers and also those belonging to the Library Service during Club hours (Tuesdays 7pm-9pm) when the Library is closed. Access to Library Service computers outside Club hours is by Library Membership Card Number and Pin Number, which you receive as a member of Cambridgeshire Libraries.
4. The facilities of the Club and Library Service are currently as follows:
(i) 2 x Computers in the media room belonging to the Library Service, are connected to the County broadband Internet service after logging in. These computers have Microsoft Office available, including word processing and spreadsheets and can take CDs and USB memory sticks, which enable users to save their work for future use. These machines and the one below, are available for e-mail via a website, such as Outlook ( previously hotmail ), Googlemail and Yahoo mail etc.
(ii) The Club’s own Computer used only on Club nights. This is used for instruction, practice and demonstrations.
(iii) Free CambWiFi is available throughout the building, so you can bring your own laptop, tablet or smart phone if you have one, and connect to the internet.
5. Costs. There is no subscription or fee for membership at present.
6. The Club meets on Tuesday evenings between 7 pm and 9 pm. Access is at the rear of the Cathodeon building directly into the Media room.
During peak holiday periods, the Club may not meet, so at these times it is advisable to check in advance with Mike or Graham. (Log on to the Club’s website www.lintonit.org.uk for Club news or announcements of any closure days.)
7. Club Membership. Visit us any Tuesday evening to see what we do, and if we can help you, we will enrol you as a member.
8. The Volunteer Club Committee consists of the following:- Mike Crofts (Chairman), Graham Potter (Technical Advisor).
9. For further information telephone Graham Potter on 01223 893226 or Mike Crofts on 01223 893619 or email mikecrofts (at) gmail (dot) com
Updated 9 June 2017