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. 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.
see the Social Outings tab above for full report on our last trip and other information about upcoming Social Outings.
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)
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR 2017 ARE NOW DUE
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)
3. Over the counter at your bank/building society, or
4. 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 650000 A/c No. 962205402 with (important) your name in the details section (so the Treasurer can identify who sent the payment).
Our next Enrolment Day is Friday 1st July 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).
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
Has been called to co-incide with our next Members Morning Tea on Monday 20th June in the Islington Public School Hall. This meeting will consider amendment to our Constitution that will in effect help pave the way for our club to register as a charity. In turn this will open more doors to philanthropists and commercial donors for projects/programs and also Government Grants.
All financial members are invited to attend and vote. If you cannot attend click here for a proxy form and send it to The Secretary, Computerpals for Seniors Newcastle Inc, PO Box 73, Broadmeadow NSW 2292 by 13th June 2016.
We are still looking for a 'permanent' home for the club but if we can access donation/grant funding this will help us continue to provide the service to seniors at an affordable price (no price rise). Anyone knowing of a possible venue within the Newcastle City limits - please let us know.
REMEMBER THE MEMBERS MORNING TEAS ARE FREE - COME ALONG AND JOIN IN
WHERE DO YOU FIND US?
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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