From its very beginning the Computer Club was composed of very dedicated individuals who were motivated to help people learn about this marvelous new tool which was just beginning to gather wide-spread interest and becoming more user friendly..
The fourty-four people who gathered at the first organizational meeting of the Club on March 17, 1993, at the Las Trampas Room, at Hillside Clubhouse in Rossmoor, had no idea that in a few short years the Club would have almost three thousand members and become a vital part of the everyday life of Rossmoor.
The first members of the new Club ranged from beginners to more advanced users. The fledgling Club members present, elected Barney Teich, president; Don Christiansen, vice-president; Jody Kniazeff, secretary; and Asher Levine, treasurer. Julie Traynor, phone committee and Homer Myers, publicity. The membership fee was $10 per year.
The original goals of the Club have been maintained throughout its existence, i.e., "Help members become more computer literate, share information, and keep abreast of computer development."
Shortly after the initial meeting, special interest groups (SIGs) were formed. These groups covered Windows (graphic user interface), Microsoft DOS (disc operating system), Lotus(word processing, spreadsheets, business graphics, database management and communications), and MacIntosh computers.
The first coordinators were, for Windows, Bob Caracristi; for DOS, Henry Silk; for Lotus, Jerry Priebat; and for MAC, Charles English.
Among the early speakers at the Computer Club's General meetings, were Hugh Hardie of Hardie & Associates, about Microsoft Windows, Trent Cross, Manager in the Bay area for Word Perfect 6.0, Werne Gumpert who operated CO-Ed (computer education), and ran a bulletin board for messages prior to the world-wide-web (www) and e-mail.
The first quarterly newsletter, the Kilobytes, was published in 1993. Homer Myers was the first editor.