SBR Technology Club: Can’t Solve That Computer or Smartphone Issue?

Linda Shannon-Hills

When you can’t figure out why your computer is doing that crazy thing or the iPhone has you baffled, there is a place you can go in our community for help. The SBR Technology Club can be a great resource to you when you just don’t get it. Members of the club are monitors in the technology room. You can go online to make an appointment with a monitor skilled in the area you need help in. One-on-one assistance has helped many in our community overcome technological challenges. Members can go to Not a member? The cost to join the club is much less than going to a “geek” outside the Ranch. Appointment times are shown on the calendar in the light orange boxes. Registration is required.

Technology can be so frustrating at times, but we use it all the time, so knowing how something works or where to go for help can create challenges for us. Some just say, forget it and don’t try to use it. One key is to not be afraid to try. Come visit the Tech Room, we will give it our best to resolve or clarify your challenges.

Some of the topics our mentors have assisted with are basic Mac or PC issues, email issues, iPhone and iPad problems, photo editing, Word, Excel or PowerPoint on the PC or Pages, Numbers on the Mac, NextDoor, Ancestry, and scanning photos, plus many more.

Besides getting one-on-one help, the return of in-person classes has begun. One-by-one, the SIGs are also starting again. You might ask, what is a SIG? A Special Interest Group (SIG) is a community within a larger organization (SBR Tech Club) with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge, learning, or technology, where members cooperate to affect or to produce solutions within their particular field, and may have shared communication, meet in person, or organize events. The two most popular SIGs right now are “Home Automation” and “Cutting the Cord.”

Finding you have more time to research your family history? The SBR Tech Club can be a resource for doing digital scanning of your family photos and documents, saving those special items for generations to come. A skilled volunteer of the Tech Club can step you through the process for doing digital scans of your documents and photographs. Schedule an appointment for assistance.

As a member, watch for workshops or SIG groups you might be interested in. Check out the Tech Tips on the website. The tips come from members of the club and from experts in the many fields of technology. There are some great ideas to help you with computers, smartphones, or other technology.

Join the SBR Technology Club at I know you will find it rewarding.