The club meets every Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 for adults (15 and up) and another meeting on Thursdays after school from 3:30 to 5:00 for 14 and under.
On Jan 2,3,6, and 7th Tad Niwinski taught Visual Basic to members of the computer club and others in Anguilla.
Some of the students have been learning about digital cameras by taking a bunch of pictures on Jan 13, 1997, March 13, 1997 and March 17, 1997.
We have planned lessons on some days, and sometimes we let people do whatever they want on the computers. The lessons cover Windows, Typing, DOS, Spreadsheets, Floppy Disks, Basic Programming, and much more. See our lessons web page
This photo shows a group of young people listening to Vince Cate explain the concept of a memory hierarchy.
People are donating old computers through the Anguilla Computes! program, which offers a US tax receipt and handles shipping to Anguilla.
We have installed a DOS
menu on some machines that lets students run math, word,
and skill games--if they turn the power off
and on, they are back in the same menu. So we even make good use of
obsolete 8086/CGA laptops! Thanks to all who have donated.
The Club fixes up these donated systems (maybe with a new keyboard, etc.) and installs software on them.
We currently have about 10 computers and 30 people. This is not nearly enough for the size of the group, but everyone takes turns.
One of the student assignments is to write a letter to a friend or relative in the USA and tell them about the club. This picture shows a student working on a letter they are about to print.
If you are visiting Anguilla and would like to help or just observe, feel free to drop by the "club house" any Monday or Thursday afternoon.
Also, please consider bringing from home any old computers you are no longer using. If the guys at customs will not let you bring it through for free, just leave it in customs for "Anguilla National Trust - Liz Subin". Then call Liz (5297) or Vince (3255) to let us know it is here. We would really appreciate any working computer.
If you live in the San Fransisco Bay Area, and have a portable computer that you would like to donate to the club, please send email to Vince who often has visitors from there and can get computers carried in. If you are in Vancouver please send email to Bob who has lots of visitors from there.
If you would like to be on the computer club mailing list send mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "subscribe". This is for announcements and working out what will be taught each week.
The people who are making the club happen are:
|Vincent Cate||Offshore Information Services|
|Bob Green||Robelle Consulting|
|LeRoy Hill||High School|
|Liz Subin||Anguilla National Trust|