Our Next meeting: Wednesday 3rd September

This billed as MS Office applications on Windows and Mac with Gareth and Michael. However Gareth may not be able to be there for personal reasons so this may have to change. Please bring a computer of some sort with you if you can as we will have the projector and screen to use for anything which interests you. I am sorry about the late changes and notification but I expect we can put something together to make it an interesting evening.


Our Last meeting: Wednesday 20th August Our Social evening at the Black Buoy Inn, Wivenhoe.

This was kindly organised by Frank and turned out to be an unusual venue with a varied menu. I think everyone enjoyed the evening and we were especially pleased that Royal was able to attend with his carer, Tina thanks to Gareth's kind action in providing them transport. We also welcomed our friends from the Essex club, Gerald, Sarah, Dick and Betty, who have supported us in the past. We had 14 present in total which is pretty good. The Bill paying ceremony which usually dominates the end of the evening was however over very quickly and painlessly!

I have appended a few photos below of the proceedings.



Not a lot to report. I hope you all had a good break during August and are rearing to go for the autumn.

ICENI Future programme

We have had a committee meeting this month to revise our programme. Some of the topics below may change .

September 3rd MS Office 2007, Office 2008 for Mac (maybe) Michael, Gareth
October 1st Linux Evening (provisional) TBA
November 5th Storage & Backup Peter
December 3rd Gadgets and Party evening All

Talks with Visiting speakers are shown in Red. We will give more details as soon as they are confirmed.

Our meetings are held at the Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE , for a map and other details please see the website. http://icenicomputerclub.users.btopenworld.com

The first visit is free and subsequent visits for non - members is £2·50. The membership fee is £20 due from the AGM date in April, but may be reduced for those joining late in the year.


Continuing our publicity for EAUG events - please see their Website for details of their next meeting.

Meetings are at the Great Baddow Village Hall, on the second Tuesday of the month

opening at 7:30 p.m. for a start at 7:45 - 8:00 p.m.

For directions see below (note the new web addresses)

http://www.eaug.org.uk or 'phone one of the contacts on http://www.eaug.org.uk/ppl.htm

Mid- Suffolk Computer Users Group

For information on this group we have added a link here


Special Notice - Insurance

"ICENI does not have any Insurance cover for computers or other equipment so please be advised that you bring machines to the club at your own risk."

P.S. My insurance company have added my computer cover away from home with no extra premium required, yours might do the same.(Ed.)

Our Website and Email

If anyone would like a copy of the CD of our old newsletters this could be arranged.

I am open to suggestions on what people would like to have included in the website.

Our website URL is

http://icenicomputerclub.users.btopenworld.com as a virtual domain,

it can also be reached using http://www.btinternet.com/~icenicomputerclub

Email to: iceni@woolridge.org.uk