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, print it out, 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.
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)
For more information contact us at email@example.com or phone 0249616576
Our member’s Annual AGM and Lunch was held on Friday 14th with 41 attendees.
Following the usual welcome to members and guests by Vice President Dianne Williams and annual reports by the various committee members, Graham Woolridge then took the mike in the position of Returning Officer and informed the gathering that all committee positions were declared vacant, and called for nominations for all these positions. Lindsay Threadgate was elected President after generously offering to carry out this role for a third time, while Sandra Keen was welcomed to the committee in the position of Vice President. All other currently serving committee members were returned to their existing positions, with 3 more added (Col Rizzoli, Tom Diamond and Basia Gambrill.
Formalities over, it was then time to sample the culinary delights of the Cardiff RSL eatery and enjoy a chinwag with fellow members.
NEW COMMITTEE FOR 2015-2016
President: Lindsay Threadgate
Vice President: Sandra Keen
Secretary: Carmel Smith
Treasurer: Barry Keen
Tutor Roster: Mitzi Gordon
Technical Officer: Nev Clifton
Roster Officer: Judy Wallace
Social Secretary: Brenton Elsey
Committee Members: Tom Diamond, Col Rizzoli, Merv Pope, Dianne Williams, Basia Gambrill
PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: Islington Public School - Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW
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