Silvercom Computer and Technology Club
Silvercom Computer and Technology Club

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Definition of a Mini Class:

A short class taught by a volunteer Silvercom member on a single topic, concept, or task with which the volunteer member feels competent.


When will a Mini Class be offered and how long is a Mini Class?

Suggested times to offer a Mini Class are Friday mornings or Monday evenings. The class can last for one hour to two hours.


Is there be a fee to the student for taking a Mini Class?

No fee.


How will a student register for a Mini Class?

If interested in attending, a Silvercom member will contact the presenter of the Mini Class directly by email or phone. The presenter will control the minimum and maximum number of students in his/her class.


Where will the Mini Class be held?

In the Silvercom CTC Classroom near the Activities Desk of the Center.


What materials will I need to take a Mini Class?

In the Mini Class description, each presenter will indicate what materials a student should bring to class. Either the presenter or the student will bear the cost of materials.


As Mini Classes are developed, descriptions will be added to this document and posted on the calendar.



Scheduled Mini Classes



Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Silvercom Classroom

Google Photos Ron Brown

This Mini Class is full and in progress.


The second session of the Google Photos Mini Class will be held:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Silvercom Classroom




Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Silvercom Classroom

Researching Military Records through Donna Crumb

Materials Needed: Bring laptop, iPad, or tablet if possible.

Class members may use Silvercom’s Ancestry program during the Mini Class.



Overview of where U.S. military records reside, what data is available, how to access that data as easily as possible, and hands-on research on a person in the armed services with the goal(s) of accumulating data regarding one’s ancestors/family members in the military and/or creating a request for (1) official military records and (2) replacement of lost/stolen official military insignia/awards.


Register by emailing Donna at or phoning her at 253-740-7999.




Friday, December 8, 2017 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Silvercom Classroom

Guide to Keeping Your PC Running Smoothly (Hopefully) Vail Williams

Materials Needed: Bring your laptop if you have one. Mini Class is pertinent to laptops only.

Minimum of 5 students; maximum of 12 students.



PC vs. mobile devices: Hardware vs. Software; check Device Manager

PC and MacOS:

Steps for safety:

Recovery Drive, Image Backup, weekly backups, restore points,

Control Panel (backup and restore, recovery, security, and maintenance).
Routine (Weekly) Maintenance:

PC cleaning software—CleanMyPC, Avast scan control, IO Bit System care, PC Cleaner

Free vs $

Geek how to:

Geek how to:\windows/

Security: Antivirus and Malware:

Antivirus—Windows vs 3rd party


http vs https Browser extensions (https:everywhere)


Register by emailing Vail at or phoning him at 480-250-9709.




Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon in Silvercom Classroom

Writing and Publishing Your Ebook on Amazon for Free Bill Neves

Materials Needed: Please bring laptop to set up Amazon account.



Researching your book

Writing your book

Naming your book

Formatting your book

Setting up your Amazon Kindle account

Uploading your book

Offering your book for sale or for free

Rinse and Repeat


Register by emailing Bill at or phoning him at 208-447-7091.

News & Updates

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Silvercom Board of Directors


President: Carol Folker
Vice President: Dewey Kloos
Director: Mike Folker, Bill Neves, Vail Williams
Secretary: Debra Christmas
Treasurer: John Faktor

Program Chair: Ron Brown
Web Page: Ron Brown
Membership: Dave Christmas
Contact Silvercom Computer & Technology Club --
Apple Sig Leader: Donna Crumb

Genealogy Sig Leader: Neil White

Android Sig Leader: Dewey Kloos
Camera Club:   Gladys Meyer

EVACC- East Valley Association of Computer Clubs
Contact: Ron Brown
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