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  • The Christmas meeting on the 12th December will be at Johns house in Mayfield Way

About the club

The Mendlesham Computer Club meets weekly to provide internet access and computer tuition for all ages and abilities. Many topics are covered in a very informal atmosphere.  So whether you are an absolute beginner, returning to work, or a job seeker looking to enhance your I.T. skills, Mendlesham Computer Club is here to help and to bring fun to I.T.

Tuition is provided for those who need assistance, or you can simply come along to use the computers and laptops for your own purposes. Those who bring their own laptops will be able to log on to the Club's free wireless internet connection.

Learn to use a computer, tablet, mouse and printer so that you will be able to write letters, write and print a CV, shop and bank online, search the Web, make video phone calls, search out (cheaper) prices online, use ‘comparison’ websites, download, edit and file photos, use email and social media, play games, improve office skills AND much more.

We meet on Thursdays between 10:00 and 12:00 in the Old School Room in Mendlesham. Please see below for what we will be covering in the next sessions.

Sessions cost £5.00 (your first visit is free), refreshments are provided, and no membership is required. Any profits form the club are invested back into the local community.  So far this year we have made the following donations;

  • £500 to Mendlesham Educational Foundation, benefitting young people in the parish.
  • £400 to Street Forge Workshops at Thornham Magna, benefitting folk with disabilities.
  • £500 to the Parish Party, benefitting the elderly.
  • £300 towards the Mendlesham Green Scout Hut project.
  • £300 to the Stowmarket Food Bank, benefitting struggling families.

Click here for links to the topics we cover.

Agenda for 2019/2020

Autumn term 2019

29th August What's inside a PC. We will be stripping down a PC to show what each component does, click here for more
5th September PC peripherals. Printers, USB memory, Cameras and Disk drives , click here for more.
12th September

Basic Networking. Click here for more.

Click here to see your IP address (This will only work when we are in the room together).

19th September Sorry - No Club this week
26th September Local web sites. Click here for more..
3rd October Government web sites. Click here for more..
10th October Wills and probate with guest speaker from Ellisons Solicitors - click here for more.
17th October Shopping and coupons. Click here for more.
24th October

Club outing to Yarmouth;



Autumn mizzle and Yarmouth sand

Give welcome to our merry band.

Silver surfers hopes a-plenty,

Eager travellers, four and twenty,

Taxi to the eastern shore

To Hotel Prince convivial door

Where lunch awaits a thirsty crew

Now sated by a welcome brew.


Then off along the golden strand

To Hallowe’en theatre land;

The Hippodrome, an eerie play

With Johnny Mac and blithe Jack Jay

And grisly villain Count Drakula,

Protagonists in ‘Spooktacular’.


Along with zombies, ghosts and ghouls,

Jack and John, heroic fools

Meet juggling wizards, dancing sprites,

Phantoms haunting bat black nights,

Artists with hoops and torch to please

And a daring young zombie on rope trapeze.

Archers with crossbow shooting arrow,

Every bolt a miss so narrow.

Yet all ends happily. Surprise! Surprise!

With laughter’s tears, we dry our eyes.


Away again to the Prince Hotel

Where Mark and Nicky feed us well

With evening roast and tasty sweet.

We bid farewell, again to meet,

The day, entire, a lasting treat.

31st October Social media revisited, and another look at Skype. Click here for more.
7th November

Reviewing the Spooktacular on Tripadvisor

Saving images to a sub-folder on your computer

Email attachments, tips and tricks. Click here for more.

14th November Christmas cards. Click here  for more.
21st November 3-D printing with Bill Davies.
28th November Christmas cards. Click here  for more.
5th December Christmas cards. Click here  for more.
12th December End of term Christmas fun at Brenda and John's house

Winter term 2020

9th Jan Back to Basics.
16th Jan

Word processing tips and tricks 1. Click  here for more.

23rd Jan Word processing tips and tricks 2. Click  here for more.
30th Jan An introduction to spreadsheets. Click  here for more.
6th Feb Shopping and coupons. Click here for more..
13th Feb Cloud storage; Dropbox, BT cloud,One drive, Google drive.
20th Feb Broadband providers and Networking Troubleshooting. Click  here for more.
27th Feb TBA
5th Mar TBA
12th Mar TBA
19th Mar TBA
26th Mar TBA
2nd April TBA

Previous topics

Passwords and Security
Mapping and Transport
Holidays and Travel
Fun and Games

How to get in touch

For more information, follow us on Facebook, send us an email or call John Player on 01449-768101.