Federation Newsletter – April 2013

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Newsletter – March 2013

Have you got that new tablet yet? “No not the one you swallow every morning,” but the latest computer that you hold in your hand, keep in your purse and can use in so many ways. The tablet workshops have become very popular, with 22 attending the iPad workshop which included 4 new members and a further 16 attending the Android session which also had 2 new members. Continue reading

Newsletter – February 2013


The response to our two Open Days on Thursday 14th and Saturday 16th was fantastic. Thanks to those Tutors and Committee Members who gave of their time on both days to greet prospective members as they arrived and then go about explaining  to them the various courses available to suit their needs. Lois, Lois and Margaret were kept busy all day accepting membership and course fees.

This excellent response to our promotion of our Open Days really bought home to us

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How I got into computing

Margaret Butterfield

Margaret Butterfield

In the mid nineties we bought our first computer – and it was all foreign to me.  I was a trained shorthand typist and just could not get my head around using the computer.

But by 1997 I decided to go to the local polytechnic to learn  the basics.  It opened up a whole new world for me.  Suddenly I was learning how to use a spreadsheet (Maths wasn’t my strong point), making calculations and creating charts.  I also learned to use the computer to create documents, produce tables, to draw, and so many other things.

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