Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers and other technology as a way of enriching their lives and making them more self-reliant. We bridge the generation gap and assist seniors to find ways to benefit the community through their collective experience and knowledge.
ComputerPals Training Courses & other interests
Classes are conducted on Tuesday - Thursdays in school terms. They are generally of one and a half hours (sometimes over 5 weeks, or 3 hour courses, one-off courses may also occasionally run on Fridays. Every Monday morning is a closed session devoted to equipment maintenance. Monday afternoons host meetings of Committee, "Train the Trainer" sessions and our special interest groups (see the calendar link [above] for actual times and dates) - DigiPals (Digital Photography), WriterPals (Creative Writing), and MemoryPals (preserve your memories).
TabPals (tablets and phones) meet on a Friday (Apple iPads/iPhones at 11am; and Android system Tablets/phones at 1pm.
As well as our computing sessions and meetings, we arrange social outings (approximately one per month) and free (once a Term) Morning Teas with excellent Guest Speakers for our members and guests. We have developed training courses for our Senior Citizens so that they can learn about computers and technology without feeling under pressure to keep up with the "youngsters". Membership is open to Novocastrian residents over the age of 55 years, as well as residents of nearby Local Council areas.
Who Provides Our Training?
Tutoring is provided by a band of volunteers, prepared to share their knowledge and give their time, so that we can provide training at minimum cost. Being a member of ASCCA ( Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association ), we have access to ASCCA's resources and links to other Seniors' Computing Clubs throughout Australia. If you would like to become involved as a tutor, or if you know someone who has the skills but is not yet a member, please contact our Tutor Co-ordinator.
WHERE DO YOU FIND OUR CLUB?
Our new location is 15 Hubbard St, Islington NSW 2296 (right next door to the Islington Public School - our old location). Easy for you to find.
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Want To Join? - For a Membership form, click HERE, print it, complete it and send or deliver it to us. Then go to the 'Payments' tab above and follow the instructions regarding payment. Course information is available on the 'Courses/Timetables' tab above.
You must be a Financial Member to enrol. Membership is from 1 July to 30 June. Annual Cost is $20 per person.
For first-time new members joining NOW through to end of our financial year (30th June) cost is $10.
Course enrolments are now being taken
for 2017 Term 2 (26th April to 30th June)
for Courses available 'click' on the Courses/Timetables tab above
Phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours M - F)
or email us at email@example.com
Next Enrolment Day in 2017 will be on Friday 5th May between 9:30 am and 11:30 am.
when you will be able to call in and inspect our premises, enrol for Courses, join the club and pay Membership (new and renewed).
see the Social Outings tab above for full report on our last trip and other information about upcoming Social Outings.
The 19th ASCCA Computer Conference 2017 will be held on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November 2017 at Rydges World Square Hotel, Pitt St, Sydney
Be sure to put it in your diary. Some fantastic speakers have already been booked. More details as we get closer to the event. The conference always has been extremely interesting and topical for us seniors.
2017 ASCCA DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION TOPICS HAVE JUST BEEN ANNOUNCED. Start taking those photos (check your camera date has been correctly set), or sharpen your creative writing skills and get moving now. Applications will be coming out soon but don't wait, we want you to enter and be a part of our club team effort for 2017.
The categories are unchanged for Digital Photography.
One photo allowed in each category. Must be taken after 1 st August, 2016.
1. Photo Journalism
2. Photo Travel
6. Animal (s)
The three topics for Story Writing (no more than 1,000 words) are;
2. A Snap Decision
3. A Neighbour
The three topics for Poetry (300 words or less) are:
2. A Tree (Trees)
3. My Place
PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296
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