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Officers


Ken Graff
President



For over four decades, photographer Kenneth Graff has been capturing images. His travels as manager of photography for a major corporation have taken him to every continent throughout the world, from Armenia to Zimbabwe.
     He now has his own consulting business, where he helps photographers make the move from film to digital imaging. He has been a speaker at photographic and computer groups throughout the country showing the advantages of digital imaging.



 


Kathy Congi
1st Vice President

I have spent a lifetime in Customer Service. I have ''always and all ways'' enjoyed helping people. Working for the Telephone Company and the Airlines has taught me to start my day with a ''Smile'', follow-up on all my commitments and always be "On time".
 At present, I oversee a 430 member international Family Tree for my husband. Also, I am moderating a Guinea Pig Newsletter (1,100 members worldwide and counting).
I am married to a terrific guy and we have two amazing girls. This makes for three avid Yankee fans and one Boston Red Sox fan. Oh well, we can't win 'em all.......
We have had serious computers since 1989. I decided to join the Computer Club in 2002 and thoroughly enjoy being the Class Coordinator since March '03. My very first 'computer' was the Commodore 20 and that was in 1981. It was a ''toy'' back then.
We have been spending time between Ridge, NY and West Palm Beach, which is quite a challenge. Hopefully, our car can live up to this daring feat.

Annette Dube
2nd Vice President

  I have been working in the Medical Insurance field for the past 32 years. I was involved in the Cost Containment Unit, Medical Claim payment and Customer Service. 

I was born in Bristol, Connecticut and still reside there.  My husband and I have been  married for 32 years. I have 1 child,  2 stepchildren and 5 grand children.

This is my 3rd year at Century Village and I have enjoyed being  a Computer Club member meeting new people and making new relationships.

My interests are photography, playing cards, home decorating and genealogy of my family.

Our travels are to West Palm Beach, Connecticut, and camping in Maine.


 



Linda Shernoff

Secretary

I am a retired Client Services Manager for an international medical and security assistance company specializing in worldwide evacuations.

My interest in communications led to my pursuit of an English Degree which I put to good use in various marketing / advertising / trade show / positions.  These were in multiple industries:  finance, research and development, education and health care.

I've worked with early word processors since the 60's (flexo-writer and auto-typist) and welcomed desktop publishing with open arms.  I have experienced the evolution of computers in the workplace from early on picking up bits and pieces from everyone who shared.

My husband, Al, and I currently travel between Philly and here.  This our first full year enjoying CV. We have been married for 47 years and have 2 wonderful daughters and 2 energetic grandchildren.  My parents lived in CV for 37 years and I often visited them and enjoyed all the activities.  I already feel like an "old timer".

I truly feel that we all have a wonderful wealth of experience to share in so many different areas. We can all learn from each other.   Here we can all learn more about computers.  I recently joined the computer club and am currently teaching a class on the iPad and iPhone.  I am happy to share and look forward to serving on the Board and helping where I can.


 Marilyn Gorodetzer

Treasurer


I was born and brought up in the Boston area and will always be a Bostonian 
When I had my college interview at 16 years of age, I said I wanted to be an accountant. I was told GIRLS didn’t do those things.  My first experience with computers was on the IBM system 34. The main frame was in Philadelphia, our corporate headquarters, and we worked in Randolph, Massachusetts. From there, I went into the health care industry and handled patient billing on computers. These were 2 very different applications.

We bought a condo in Century Village in 1990 and were snowflakes. When I retired in early 1999, I spent the winter here and my husband commuted.  In 2004, he died suddenly in Florida. I still was not ready to sever my ties to  MA and kept my home up north until 2010.

Since moving here, I have been involved in many organizations including being President of my building, chaired 2 major committees in UCO, on the Board and an officer in religious organizations, among other clubs in CV.
I am happy to be involved in the Computer Club again.

 

 

 

Board Members

Frank Congi


I arrived in the United States in October 1966 from a small Italian town.  I began working by making parts for Airplanes and learning the English language.  In 1972, I had the opportunity to join the Long Island Railroad. Within a few years, I became a Track Foreman/Switch Inspector and remained for almost 27 years.  Kathy and I came to Century Village in 2001 and fell in love with the place.  I serve on the Board of my condo as the President and enjoy learning all about Condo by-laws.
I enjoy playing Bocce, Pool and learning about Computers, of course.  Being a member of the Computer Club is an honor and a privilege.  Having Kathy at my side has made computer learning a cinch!  This is what I call being part of the American Dream.

  Karen Eisenberg



I live in Berkshire G and I serve on their Board as Secretary.

I spent my childhood in "the" Bronx NY and then moved to Willingboro and then Burlington NJ. 

My husband and I had 3 children.  He preferred I stay home and raise the children.  Unfortunately, I lost him and one of my children in July 1979 and October 1978.

I have worked at a variety of jobs as a secretary and also with computers at a Commercial Realty Office in a "one-person" office.

My hobbies and interests include painting, computers  and the camera club.

I also enjoy serving on the CVCC board.  



Hyman Fishman


I have taken an interest in computing since the early eighties when my son-in-law gave me his old Radio Shack Color Computer as a gift.  I told him I did not need to use one in my 60s since I would be retiring in about 5 years but he convinced me to take it and play around with it in my spare time.
In my profession as a Rabbi my normal activities were to read many books and magazines, always looking for new sermon ideas.
I. therefore, began to include magazines about computing, in particular, about the Color Computer.  I quickly learned about word processing, data bases and spread sheets.  It did not take me long to master all three of these programs and begin using them in my professional work. Email was yet to come much later as the speeds of modems increased from 300 Baud to what they are now.
I quicky convinced my secretary in South Carolina the benefits of word processers and spell checkers which she mastered rather quickly and no longer needed to retype letters a few times to correct her errors.  For me the computer was and remains a business tool.  Today my entire professional library is on disks or on the internet.  I am in contact with over a thousand colleagues throughout the world on a daily basis.  I continue to learn new tricks and continually enhance my knowledge in computing.  When I lived in Greenville, SC  I joined  a computer club in which there were professional as well as amateur users. That is where I learned quite a lot by asking questions and receiving answers from those who knew more than I did.  That is why I joined our computer club as well.  My attitude is that we are all here to help each other become the best we can in mastering the use of computers for each of our needs.  I am willng to serve in whatever capacity I can.




Mildred Goldstein



My experience with the Computer Club has been positive, joyous and educational.  I joined in 1999.  Through the years I volunteered to teach Microsoft Excel and Word.  I’ve used the computer knowledge to enhance my singing and musical career.  Much of my music technology is self taught, but listening to Ken Graff, Howie Silver, Kathy Congi and other members of the Computer Club I’ve been able to learn a lot of interesting and useful facts.     




John Hess

EDUCATION:
  High School Graduate
  US Navy Electronic Tech “A” & “C” Schools
WORK EXPERIENCE:
 International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 150
 (38 years)
 Heavy Equipment Operator
UCO/ CV EXPERIENCE:
 Member of C.E.R.T. Century Village - Community
 Emergency Response Team
 Member of Insurance Committee
 Member of the Usher Corp - WPRF
 Alternate Delegate Canterbury D Association
 Secretary - Canterbury D Association





Seymour Kaufman

I live in FrederictonNew BrunswickCanada (one hour from the northernmost point of I-95).
I spent my career as a Chartered Accountant, the Canadian equivalent to a CPA, working in the health care industry and in food processing and retailing. I can remember the days of Commodore 64s, PC Juniors and software such as VisiCalc and Lotus 1-2-3, the forerunners to Microsoft Excel.
I semi-retired in 2009 and spent my first full winter in Florida in 2009-2010. A chance encounter with a friend who was going to a CVCC meeting led me to follow him and join the club. That first meeting I learned all about Skype and won a door prize. I was hooked!
I have learned much useful information about computers while attending CVCC meetings and classes. In 2012 I let my name stand to be on the Board as a way of giving back to the Club.


Greg Kremenchugsky





I was born in Kiev ( Ukraine ).  I came to the U.S. with my family in 1979.  We settled in a Detroit suburb.


In Kiev I graduated with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Kiev Tech University . 


I worked in Kiev as an Automation Design Engineer designing automation systems for Subway Power Supply Substations.  I worked in the US as an Electronics Design Engineer using different Computer Aided Design software.  I was responsible for wiring harness systems design for Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car. 



I fell in love with full sized cars (but could not afford to buy any size in Russia.... Kiev was part of Russia )
 
We purchased our condo in 1993 and before 2005 we were “snowflakes”.  We are now "snowbirds"  for 4 months.

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I retired in 2005. From 2006 to 2015 I was the owner of a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis and I kept it here in FL every year.  I have also been a member of the computer club since 2007.


 

Howie Silver
I was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Far Rockaway, Coram, & Smithtown before moving to Reidsville, N.C.
I was employed as a Union Meat Manager and was a butcher for 32 years.  Served in the U.S. Navy (Korean War) for 2 years. My loving wife Catherine & I moved to CV in 1997.
I am a Co-Founder of the Computer Club .  Elected President for 2005-2006.
Co/Designer of Channel 63 TV Page for CV, and Co/Designer of Century Village Computer Club Web site. Other Community Services include:  Vice President of Stratford Umbrella, President of Stratford K.   Instructor Computer Training for Volunteers at the VA Medical Center WPB.
 past UCO Vice President, Member of the UCO Executive Board, Computer Instructor for PCRAM Computer Club in WPB and an Emergency Communications Director for the Red Cross WPB. 



Instructors
John Hess

EDUCATION:
  High School Graduate
  US Navy Electronic Tech “A” & “C” Schools
WORK EXPERIENCE:
 International Union of Operating Engineers - Local 150
 (38 years)
 Heavy Equipment Operator
UCO/ CV EXPERIENCE:
 Member of C.E.R.T. Century Village - Community
 Emergency Response Team
 Member of Insurance Committee
 Member of the Usher Corp - WPRF
 Alternate Delegate Canterbury D Association
 Secretary - Canterbury D Association









CV Computer Club Past Presidents

Kathy Congi


I have spent a lifetime in Customer Service. I have ''always and all ways'' enjoyed helping people. Working for the Telephone Company and the Airlines has taught me to start my day with a ''Smile'', follow-up on all my commitments and always be "On time".
 At present, I oversee a 430 member international Family Tree for my husband. Also, I am moderating a Guinea Pig Newsletter (1,100 members worldwide and counting).
I am married to a terrific guy and we have two amazing girls. This makes for three avid Yankee fans and one Boston Red Sox fan. Oh well, we can't win 'em all.......
We have had serious computers since 1989. I decided to join the Computer Club in 2002 and thoroughly enjoy being the Class Coordinator since March '03. My very first 'computer' was the Commodore 20 and that was in 1981. It was a ''toy'' back then.
We have been spending time between Ridge, NY and West Palm Beach, which is quite a challenge. Hopefully, our car can live up to this daring feat.


Carole Szepesi


Born and raised in a small seashore community in New Jersey I continued to live there until 2001 when I moved to CV.  After raising three children, and watching 4 grandchildren grow into adults, I was ecstatic to become a great grandmother.

I retired from county government in 1998, but had several different careers during my lifetime, including teaching organ and piano, and working in the medical profession. I was also employed by a company  that required me to travel all over the world, sending me to 'far away places with strange sounding names'.

I’ve always had a love for machines, so I was naturally drawn to computers and WebTV years ago. Upon moving to CV, I  joined the computer club. Soon after, I was appointed to the board. Along with holding the position of President, past treasurer, and past webmaster, I teach classes. I am enjoying every minute of my involvement with the CVCC.

Harry Gevercer

We arrived in Century Village in 1992 after an electrifying 39 year career as an electrician. In 1994, I got my first computer. Since then, my life has evolved completely. Whereas, once upon a time I kept busy with woodwork and crafts, I am now involved with my Building Association. My very patient wife of 50 years, Shirley, continues to support my many activities. At present, my duties as President of the Computer Club keep me busy. My involvement in the Club has also given me the opportunity to meet many interesting people from all over the world.



 Howie Silver

I was born in Brooklyn, NY and lived in Far Rockaway, Coram, & Smithtown before moving to Reidsville, N.C.
I was employed as a Union Meat Manager and was a butcher for 32 years.  Served in the U.S. Navy (Korean War) for 2 years. My loving wife Catherine & I moved to CV in 1997.
I am a Co-Founder of the Computer Club .  Elected President for 2005-2006.
Co/Designer of Channel 63 TV Page for CV, and Co/Designer of Century Village Computer Club Web site. Other Community Services include:  Vice President of Stratford Umbrella Organization, President of Stratford K. 
Instructor Computer Training for Volunteers at the VA Medical Center WPB. past UCO Vice President , member of the UCO Executive Board , Computer Instructor for PCRAM  Club in WPB and an Emergency Communications Director for the Red Cross WPB. 


John Ford












Ken Davis










Seymour Kawaller