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Long Courses - updated 22/09/2014

Short Courses - updated 22/09/2014


HOW CAN I PAY FOR COURSES, MEMBERSHIP or ACTIVITIES?

There is the old traditional way:

  1. Cash at Enrolment Days
  2. Cheque by post to:  ComputerPals for Seniors - Newcastle Inc. PO Box 73, Broadmeadow 2292)

and now also:

  1. Over the counter at your bank/building society, or
  2. On-line banking from your account to the club’s account with a “pay anyone” transfer using the details below

The Club's account details are:  Computerpals with Newcastle Permanent Building Society BSB 650400 A/c No. 962205402 with (important) your name in the details section (so the Treasurer can identify who sent the payment).

What are the steps?

COURSES

  1. First alternative….. You must confirm there is a vacancy in the Course you want to do from the course sheets in the club foyer. If there is a blank space on the course sheet, print your name and phone number.
    Next
    fill in a course form at the club rooms with First Name, Surname, Course, Session, Date, Time, Cost, and your Phone #. There is provision for recording this information twice, keep the top portion for your information, tear off the bottom section and hand it in.
    NOTE: Payments can only be made to the Treasurer – Tutors cannot accept payments from you.
    No cash is kept on the premises.
  2. Second alternative….. You can enrol by phone with the Roster Team at Phone: 4961 6576 or by sending them an email: islingtonpals@gmail.com

    After enrolling
  3. Select your payment method from the 1 – 4 payment choices above.
  4. The Treasurer needs to know how you are paying and what you are paying for. Click Here for the on-line “Advice of Payment” form.

MEMBERSHIP (or details changes)

If you are new or your details have changed you need to complete a Membership Application Form. Click Here to download a form, print it, complete it, and send/deliver it to: ComputerPals for Seniors - Newcastle Inc. PO Box 73, Broadmeadow 2292). Pay and advise by one of the methods above. Don’t forget to send/deliver your Membership form (if applicable).

ACTIVITIES

And again the same for Activities where the club has to pay in one amount as a group and we have to collect individual’s payment ahead of the event. Follow the instructions above. There is usually an ‘Activity Form’ link in emails advising about the Activity or on the club’s website in the Social article which you should ‘click’ on and complete.


ComputerPals Mission

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.

ComputerPals Training Courses

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.

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 Education Team.

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