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? - 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.
Next Enrolment Day for Courses and Membership is Friday 30 October 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 4th December (same details as above)
For more information contact us at email@example.com or phone 0249616576
ComputerPals Morning Tea with Guest Speaker Gil Gordon;
Date: Monday 19th October 2015
Time: 9.30am - 11.30am
Venue: Islington School Hall
We will start with a brief outline of the Club's activities and current situation, followed by morning tea at around 10.00am. Our guest speaker, Mr. Gil Gordon will then be invited to address the meeting. Mr. Gordon (son of Club stalwart and committee member, Mitzi Gordon) is the Managing Director and Senior Partner in financial planning firm, RI Lower Hunter. He has designed the Estate Planning For Life software which is recognised as the most advanced Estate Planning software system available in the Australian professional market today. He is also the author of the book "The Bugger Went And Died On Me - I Don't Know What To Do", a great read with plenty of practical solutions to many questions on this subject.
So do come along to enjoy a cuppa with other members and listen to what should be a very informative and interesting presentation.
See you there.
PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576
Location: Islington Public School - Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW
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