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 Tutor Co-ordinator.
Want To Join? - Click HERE for new membership form. then go to the 'Payments' tab above
Next Enrolment Day for Courses and Membership is
Friday 4th September 2015 - 9:30 till 11:30 in the club rooms in "D" Block at Islington Public School
The following Enrolment Day will then be on Friday 30th October (same details as above)
WHAT'S COMING UP?
Computerpals AGM/Lunch to be held at the Cardiff RSL Club on Friday 14th August next, commencing at 11.30am sharp. All financial members are invited to attend and elect the incoming Club Committee. Nominations are held for all positions.
Lunch cost is $18.50 and must be paid by 7th August as we have to pay the Cardiff RSL Club a week in advance of the meeting.
NOTE: Payments can only be made to the Treasurer – Tutors cannot accept payments from you. No cash is kept on the premises.
How to Pay
1. Cheque by post to: ComputerPals for Seniors Newcastle Inc. PO Box 73, Broadmeadow 2292)
2. Over the counter at your bank/building society,
3. Online 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).
Our next excursion on Saturday 5th September will be a Wildflower Bush Walk from Dudley meeting at 11am. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy nature and also let your cameras can have a workout. We will finish with lunch around 12.30pm at the Central Charletown Leagues Club.
PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: Islington Public School - Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW
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