Past Presentations

Artificial Intelligence by Scott Dyer

A very popular presentation to the Monday Computer Basics class on Jan. 27th 2020



  Windows Basic Basics.  Did you know that your mouse doesn’t send clicks or double clicks to your computer?  Do you remember what Ctrl C, Ctrl V, Ctrl X, Ctrl A do and why you should know?  George Bowden


Dorothy’s tips on using your android smartphone.


  Magical Google Lens explanation by Dorothy Cushway

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Adding photos to a shared google photo album

An Empty Victoria at 2pm Sunday March 22

Empty Victoria at 2pm Sunday March 22

During the COVID-19 shutdown, our club photo outings will continue, because your photos can be shared online for others to view and to add comments while in their homes.  Outings will be done alone, or in very spread out groups of 5 or so.  They will also be spread out over time, with a week or so to upload your photos.

We propose to use shared google photo albums, like this one of an Empty Victoria.  Anyone with a google account can comment or “like” a photo, but to add your photos, email specifying your gmail address and George will add you as a collaborator of the album.

Most of our members have a gmail address, and so can add photos to the shared album. Browse to  and click on the album that you want to add photos to.  You will have to log in with your gmail address and password.

You can click the circled icon (near top right) and upload your photos. 

Choose “from computer” unless the photo is already in your google photos.

Please upload only a few photos.    As the album fills, you can remove your less interesting photos, so that we end up with perhaps about 50 photos in each album.

If you have a cell phone, but no google account, you can create a google account following the instructions here.   If you do not want to use a cell phone number, you will have to fill in a birth date that would make you less than 15 years old, like 01-01-2006.   Your gmail account name and password are also your google account name and password.  Google uses only one name and password for all your google apps.

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Android Class March 19th

Hello members of the Android group.

Though you cannot attend the group in person today, here is a link to the slide show by Dorothy.  Note that you can add comments.

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Due to COVID-19, Corona Virus, the Clubhouse is Closed till further notice

Due to COVID-19, Corona Virus, the Clubhouse is Closed till further notice.  Silver Threads ended classes as of March 17th.  The club does not do home visits to fix computers.

Now that Silver Threads is closed, we will have to deliver classes over the internet to your home.

  • This website contains slide presentations that you may have missed.
  • We will also put up new pages with links to interesting sites.
  • We can plan photo shoots and share the photos via photo albums, which let you add photos and comments.
  • And we can deliver classes online using the Zoom video conferencing app.

This will take a week or two for us to develop, so please be patient.

Home visits to fix computers are still ruled out for now.

If you have questions, please email

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Facebook Review by Dorothy Cushway March 9 2020

Here is the link to Facebook Review

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Google Lens presentation by Dorothy in February 2020

Here are the slides of the Google Lens presentation by Dorothy

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COVID-19 Statistics

COVID-19 Statistics.
Here are the slides from the presentation at the monthly meeting, March 5th

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Windows Basic Basics

George’s slides for March 2 , 2020

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Photoshoot at Clover Point, Wed, Feb 19th, 1pm

Winter waves

Bring a digital camera or smart phone to capture late winter / early spring images. If you want instruction for using your camera, come a little early and team up with another member.  Bundle up.  Afterwards we may go for a snack nearby.

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Results of 2020 Annual General Meeting, Feb. 13th

The Annual General Meeting of the club was held Thursday February 13th, 10:00 am at Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Rd, Saanich, BC V8Z 1H1.

17 members attended, achieving the quorum of 5.   Membership dues remain unchanged at $25 per year. Gift cards will continue to be purchased.

The following directors were elected to the executive.

      • Dorothy Cushway, President
      • George Bowden, Vice President
      • Ed Prior, Treasurer
      • Dawn Goodwin, Secretary
      • Scott Dyer, Membership
      • The positions of training director and member at large were not filled and remain open for the executive to appoint a member to.

The next executive meeting is March 9th.

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