History of Our Club

Our History

We are growing! Another new activity for Hawthorne! The Hawthorne Computer Club was approved at the December 14th Council meeting and will report to the Education category. Mario Anton is the Chairman and Col. George Meuse is the Co-Chairman. The Computer Club meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Palm Room. Our purpose is to encourage and teach computer use. There are an estimated 30 participants.

TheĀ information above came from the Hawthorne Historical Society. It all took place back in December, 1995. There was a gentleman by the name of Don Hostetler, a Leesburg high school teacher, also known as the Computer Coach, who served as the instructor for our club.

Since the creation of the computer club we have come a long way with many great instructors along the way. Computer technology has grown so fast that it is hard to keep up with it today. We went from Windows 1.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, 2000, XP, Windows 7 Windows 8 and now we're all the way up to Windows 10. We try to meet the needs of our members by sharing our knowledge. We have beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

We meet the first and third Wednesday of the month in the Lime Room at the clubhouse. We also have workshops Friday afternoons in the Marina for new computer users.

Come join our Club and share your computer knowledge with us. Check the monthly Program CalendarĀ and watch the drum and this web site for more information.