With 20,000 residents in Sun City Center, it’s no wonder our membership
boasts an amazing array of computer skills and interests.
These skills are put to work in our fully equipped Computer
Classroom and Lab, and a wide range of classes.
Members are also kept up-to-date with The Journal, our award-winning monthly newsletter. Each issue is filled with industry news, tips, tricks and upcoming events.
In addition, we convene Monthly Program meetings, and support an Open Lab resource center.
The Club publishes an award-winning monthly newsletter for members and subscribers, edited by Ilona Merritt. She gives first preference to articles written by members, and would like to hear from you.
What do you want to see in the newsletter.
Can you contribute something?
Would SIG group members consider writing an
article about their activities?
The articles do not need to be lengthy.
The monthly meeting date is the deadline for the next issue.
Email your articles to Ilona Merritt
Indexed back issues of our award winning Journal — from Oct. 2003 through Dec. 2013, including how to use instructions — are available on CDs in the Computer Lab for a nominal fee of $5.00.
Membership is limited to members of the Sun City Center Community Association and residents of Kings Point. Others may subscribe to the Club’s newsletter but may not participate in other Club activities. For further information, please Email us at Information
The dues are $25 per year per family, due by January. Those joining after June 30 are assessed only $12.50 for the current year.
The Help Line volunteer group is published in each issue of The Journal. If you are interested in volunteering to answer members’ questions, please contact: Ilona Merritt at Ilona Merritt
We have a computer lab/resource center located in the Atrium Building on the North SCC Campus. It is open every afternoon, except Sunday, from 12:30 to 5:00pm with a full staff of volunteer computer monitors (see the Yellow Shirts) to assist you with any computer problems on a hands-on, one on - one basis. This facility is also available at other times for more formal education classes that are scheduled by the Computer Club. A non-encrypted Wi-Fi Connection is available 24/7 throughout the building.
At the March 4th meeting, Phil Sorrentino will show how to create your own movies. and create a DVD for use on any home DVD player, using movie maker. It offers the ability to create and edit videos, as well as to publish them on OneDrive, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. Come and learn how to use this fun product.
The Club began in 1983, when Len Point had a problem with his computer and could not find ready answers. He gathered together the few local “experts” at that time, as sort of a mutual aid society. Club members took turns offering their homes as sites for the monthly meetings.
As the PC became more popular, the Club grew and moved to ever-larger quarters over the years. In 1988, it became affiliated with the Sun City Center Community Association. Later it incorporated and was granted 501(c)(3), by the IRS as a tax-exempt educational organization.
In 1993, as the result of solid planning and a fortuitous grant, a permanent Computer Learning Center was established in the Kings Point Clubhouse. Subsequently, it moved to its present location in the SCC Atrium Building. Annually, the Club trains hundreds of local residents in various aspects of Personal Computing. Today, the Club holds a monthly program meeting in the Florida room at the Atrium building at 7:30 PM on the First Wednesday of each month.
Today, the Club membership stands at about 1,000 families from both Sun City Center and Kings Point. In addition to being one of the largest clubs in Sun City Center, it is believed to be one of the largest PC User Groups in Florida. As the PC continues to gain an ever-growing cadre of users, it is expected that The Computer Club will continue to expand, as it fulfills its mission of “Education, Information and Service to the computer community of Sun City Center.”
|Matt Batt||Boyd Ghering||Bob Hopkins||John Husinka|
|Mark Morris||Russ Merritt||Sam Montana||Bob Wehrle|
|Mike Albanese||Bob Hopkins||Tara Rishter||Matt Batt|
|John Husinka||Rod Rodrigues||Ted Bohachek||Carolyn Hyde|
|Bob Rose||Jim Steiner||Jim Key||Gene Peterzak|
|Mary Boyes||Fred Kunkel||Richard Wiczalkowski||Ed Cantrell|
|Chuck Mather||Al Seifert||Bob Dealmeida||Dotty Carlson|
|Millie McClary||Natalie Schiller||Jim Copley||John McCue|
|Gary Smith||Jim Cox||Jack Messerlian||‘Smitty’ Smith|
|Gail Daane||Russ Merritt||John Stohlberg||Russ Foti|
|Sam Montana||Dick Tattarelli||Mike Friolet||Mark Morris|
|Vera Thompson||Bill Geoghegan||Charles Morrow||Charles VanDyne|
|Diane Hall||Richard Nickeson||Bob Wehrle||Les Hooley|
|Marv Petersen||Don Nathan||Ken Runyan|
1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd.
Sun City Center, Florida 33573
(813) 633-3491 (during lab hours)
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Wi-Fi — install and support in the Atrium Building
EQUIPMENT — donated to Community Association Clubs
OUTREACH — as needed or requested we help organizations outside of our community.
i.e. Our members have taught classes at the Mary Martha House — Women’s Prison — Local Churches