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2015 Session 1 Courses - updated 23/1/2015
Our first social day will be a visit to the Lake Macquarie Art Gallery and Sculptures, Booragul on Saturday 7th February 2015. Set on picturesque grounds at the northern end of our beautiful lake, the Gallery is home to a static display of "arty things" and displays various art exhibitions throughout the year. There will be 2 exhibitions on show when we will be visiting. "First Class 14" is a showpiece of innovative subject matter and quality of work by Hunter and Central Coast senior students. "A Case Study" represents themes of painting, contemporary practice and education by renowned Australian contemporary artist, Ben Quilty. We will also be inspecting the diverse range of sculptures (especially for those who missed going to Bondi last November) that will offer some interesting shots for the photographers amongst us. No doubt in need of sustenance after that, we will call on the Awaba House Cafe (next door) for morning tea. We will meet up in the car park (see photos opposite) at 9.00am, inspect/photograph the sculptures (before the heat is turned up),
then on to the air-conditioned Gallery and finally, the air-conditioned Cafe. Please click here to register your attendance.
Our mission is to educate seniors in the use of computers 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.
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 run on Fridays. Every Monday morning is a closed session devoted to equipment maintenance. Monday afternoons host meetings of Committee, "Train the Trainer" sessions, or our special interest groups - Digipals, Writerpals, Geneapals. Tabpals meet on a Friday afternoon (see the calendar for actual times and dates).
As well as our computing sessions and meetings, we arrange social outings for our members.
We have developed training courses for our Senior Citizens so that they can learn about computers 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.
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 Education Team.