Date: Monday 10th October 2016.
9.30am: Meeting commences with reports on current situation, issues and future direction.
10.00am -10.30am: Morning tea.
10.30am -11.15am (approx.): Guest Speaker: Dr Gary Ellem (Newcastle Uni)
11.30am: Meeting closes (need to clear the hall by 11.45am).
Location: Islington Public School Hall, Hubbard St. Islington.
Dr Gary Ellem spoke to a previous Morning Tea a couple of years ago, on the electric vehicle theme. He will carry that on in an update and to the next advent that is presently being developed - driverless vehicles. This will be most interesting, especially given the age of most of our members and the ever decreasing time left to remain mobile in our own motor vehicles.
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
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.
Our special interest groups (see the calendar for actual times and dates) - DigiPals, WriterPals, and MemoryPals meet monthly on a Monday and TabPals meet on a Friday (Apple iPads/iPhones at 11am; and Tablets/phones using the Android system at 1pm.
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 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.
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.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours M - F)
Our next Enrolment Day is Friday 11th November
between 9:30am - 11:30am
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.
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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PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296
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