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Computer Club

 

 The Foxwood Springs’ Computer Lab
Is Updated Regularly

Kenneth “Scotty” Scott.  CLICK for enlarged version.

Kenneth “Scotty” Scott relaxes for a moment in the Computer Lab at one of the nine PC workstations.  Scotty and Lee Keith had just finished installation of the Foxwood Computer Club’s new Brother black & white Laser printer.

The Computer Club at Foxwood Springs raised over $30,000 to upgrade the equipment in its computer lab.  Over $15,000 of this amount was cash donations from individual residents and friends of the Foxwood Springs community.  The balance of the funds came from generous donations from two area banks: Bank of Belton ($5,000) and Commerce Bank ($10,000).

The Foxwood Springs Computer Club is now the proud owner of nine Dell computers, new printers and scanners, a projector that is used in teaching computer classes and for other computer related activities, sound equipment, and a color laser printer.  The club has also purchased Window-Eyes and Open Book, adaptive programs for visually impaired residents.

“Fox Bytes,” the newsletter of the
Foxwood Springs Computer Club
is now available “on-line.”

CLICK HERE to view and read a current issue of “Fox Bytes.”

You can read that file online or you can download it for Get Acrobat Readerreading offline at a later time.  In either case, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader program in your computer.  If you do not already have it, that program can be downloaded and installed FREE by clicking on the logo at the left.

You can always find "a little help" when needed.  Click for enlarged view, then BACK. Computer Chat Group.  CLICK for enlarged view, then BACK button in browser.

Computer Class Session Computer Club Chat Group.  Click for enlarged view, then BACK.

The program "Window-Eyes" enables her to "see" the monitor.

Organized in 1992, our Foxwood Springs Computer Club has grown to more than 150 members.  New classes for residents are started whenever there is interest shown in learning some new skill.  The classes, taught by knowledgeable resident volunteers, include introductory, beginning and intermediate computer operation as well as classes on data base, spreadsheets, imaging, E-Bay, e-mail and the Internet.

Jane Dodson works at her computer.  CLICK for enlarged version.

Jane Dodson works at her computer on writing her life story, a project she has recently undertaken at the urging of her grandchildren.  She says she has completed a first draft through “the navy years,” a span that included 25 residential moves.  She says she has moved only twice since then, so writing the remainder should go more quickly.

The Computer Club has a monthly newsletter with news of our activities, computer tips, personal stories, articles on new technology, and even computer jokes.  Occasionally, a Personal Profile interview with one of our members is featured.  We also have a monthly meeting on a variety of computer related subjects presented by resident “specialists” or outside speakers.

Special Interest Groups (Chat Time and Genealogy) meet weekly in order for group members to share and learn from each other.  Residents may come to the open labs twice a week for help with computer problems.  House calls are also available.  Residents with e-mail addresses receive reminders of the monthly meeting.

The Foxwood Springs Computer Club contributes significantly to keeping our residents abreast of the technology revolution and, in helping each other.


For more information, call during work hours: (816) 318-2200

or send an email to

home@foxwoodsprings.org


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