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Ernie C.

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Review for Computerbugs, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This organization was started about twelve years ago, as a break-off from another computer club, here in Grants Pass. Those of us who formed COMPUTERBUGS had a different agenda going and decided to work with seniors in a different manner. Some members still belong to both clubs, with assisting them with computer skills being the main agenda.

We have been a non-profit organization since the beginning, when we formed our organization, wrote up our Bylaws and Constitution and proved to the IRS what we were doing was for the benefit of seniors in and around Grants Pass, Oregon. We had over 350 members, originally, but with the advancement of computers and going into Smartphones, IPads, etc., computers are being used less and less, so our membership stand around 80; thus, our funds are slowly disappearing and it is a little scary to understand that problem. We still have to pay rent and replace the laptop computer, every now and then, so we might have to adjust our membership fee's, which are quite low. Our group has a great newsletter that is put out monthly by our editor, Alan Burt. We are now meeting in a church, which is in the center of town, so that makes it easy for folks to travel to, whether one is a city or a county resident. We only meet twice a month, usually, for a Question & Answer ( Q & A) session and then on the second Wednesday, we have a presentation from someone on computer programs, photography, etc.

Our group is a very friendly and fun group that members respond to, especially when seeking answers about computer problems that they might have come up with. We have adjusted our age requirement from being 55 and above, to any adult, basically. We're always looking for new members, whether they're computer proficient or a neophyte.

Role:  Board Member
 

Review for Rogue Area Senior Computer Assistance League, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

A group of individuals who caters to the general public--most of whom are above 55-years of age and enjoy working with computers, or learning more about them. Classes are offered with volunteers putting on the classes, and they've been in existence for approximately seventeen years. The title of the club shows, basically, what the main philosophy is about this organization.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Rogue Valley Search & Rescue Unit, White City, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Past member of this great group of volunteers that rescues lost and missing children, Alzheimer patients, folks that get turned around because they trust their GPS units, which they shouldn't do! RVSAR is one of the top units in the State of Oregon and was a super group to work with. I'm working with Josephine Co. SAR now, because they're a little closer, but still get on missions with RVSAR as we are a mutual assistant group of Search & Rescue units.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Fish Of Grants Pass Inc, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A small group of individuals who collect food from various groups, such as churches and ordinary folks; and, then dole it out to those who are in need on a weekly schedule--I believe Wednesday's.

Role:  Donor
 

Review for Four Way Community Foundation, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A fantastic group of individuals who award grant money for community projects every year, with thousands of dollars collected and going back into the community. Most generous and hard-working individuals and all are worth their weight in gold.

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Barnstormers Theatre, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 3 stars  

A great group of thespians who put on plays throughout the year. Some fabulous productions over the years.

Role:  Client Served
 

Review for Calvary Church Of Grants Pass, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

A church can be a non-profit organization??? They already get government perks, so what gives?

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for Josephine County Finance Dept, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Since when is a government entity that collects taxes, water and sewer billing, etc., etc. a non-profit organization? This is a head shaker and maybe why there's not been a review.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Josephine County Historical Society, Grants Pass, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This group of volunteers is a highly respected organization that is keeping the county alive with their research library, the historical house that's on their property, weekly article in the local newspaper, and other interesting gatherings throughout the year. The museum and office are open several days a week for research of items that have happened in the country of Josephine. And, a great group of volunteers keeps this society moving and offering assistance to any and all.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep it going as it is.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Donor