Our club’s Preferred Partner Program was introduced at our March 12 , 2018 meeting and was put in place to formally recognize those vendors and providers who offer extraordinary service, products, and values to our members. The list of our Preferred Partners has grown to five and a recap of them follows. You are encouraged to patronize these partners.

 

Cottonwood PaloVerde H O A 

CWPV I T Manager provided us no charge internet service to our Phoenix Room back in December,2017 which permitted our move from Oakwood to take place in January, 2018. The HOA  provides the Phoenix Room to us at no charge for our meetings on the second and third Mondays of every month at 1:30 P M . The H O A also provides the Mens Card Room every Friday from 10 AM until noon for one on one Question and Answer sessions. In addition they permit our use of the HOA projector also at no charge which enables us to offer meaningful  education sessions. These no charge features are what permit us to be a dues free organization.

 

Experimac

Phone 480-207-1150 , Located at 4015 S. Arizona Avenue in the Home Depot Complex but in the N W corner or the parking lot. They buy, sell, trade, repair, and refurbish iPhones, iPads, Macs, and all Apple Products. You can purchase refurbished Apple computers and all Apple products at significant savings. Tell the technician you are from the Sun Lakes Apple Computer Club and enjoy a 10 % discount on all products and services. The technicians are especially helpful and generous at troubleshooting problems. Owner Priya Kalra agreed in April, 2019 to become a sponsor of our club and will also help in our member education program.

 Google https://experimac.com/locations/chandler-az/and explore the website in detail and discover their repair and upgrade abilities, pre-owned devices for sale, and selling and trading opportunities for you.

 

The Apple Computer Store at the Chandler Fashion Center

Apple Store management has been instrumental in encouraging us to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by the professionals in their store. They have been very generous in opening their store early for our classes for up to 20 of us per class. We have held five classes to date in the store and have others scheduled for autumn, 2019. They are tailoring classes to our specific needs . We will continue to use these classes to supplement our monthly meeting agendas.

 

iFixit

A San Luis Obispo, California privately held business that is dedicated to the philosophy that everything is fixable and they will supply the manuals(free) and instructions and in many cases the tools and repair parts to do the job. They have now compiled over 40,000 free repair manuals, provided over 127,000 solutions to problems , all covering over 11,000 devices. Their co-owner , Kyle Wiens, has donated two ProTec Tool kits and four 64 Bit Driver Kits - all used in the repair of electronic equipment - to our club.

Over $295 in value, We have them in our possession and they are available on loan at no charge anytime you want.

Visit website www.ifixit.com and discover all about the company including the free repair processes for most every product in your home or garage .Take a look at Repair Guide-Create a Guide and learn how you can contribute to the library of solutions.

 

 

New Adventures in Learning - Chandler Gilbert Community College - NAIL at CGCC

Our best local educational resource is located in our community on the NE corner of Alma School and Riggs Road . The NAIL program is tailored to the needs of our community providing interesting and educational opportunities at a reasonable cost. Check out the website at www.NewAdventures.info or phone 480-857-5500.