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Members Morning Tea and Seniors Week Photographic Competition - Monday 6th March 2017 - 9:30 - 11:30am

In conjunction with our Seniors Week Expo – Seniors Mastering Technology we are holding a Digital Photographic Competition.

There are five sections for members to enter:-

    1.      Portrait / Selfie

    2.      Animals / Birds

    3.      Landscape / Seascape

    4.      Macro

    5.      All-time Favourite Digital Photo

Entries in Sections 1 – 4 must have been taken in the last twelve months and Section 5 is open with no time limit as long as it is a digital photo.

Up to two photos may be entered in each section and must have been taken by the entrant.

Cropping and techniques that enhance the presentation of the image are permitted.

 Closing Date: Monday 27th February

How to submit your entries:

·         Complete an entry form which was an attachment to an email, can be downloaded by clicking here

·         Copy photos onto a USB stick (thumb drive) giving each the same title as on the entry form

·         Place your entry form and USB stick into an envelope labelled with your name

·         Put in designated box in ComputerPals clubroom.


·         Complete online entry form which is available on website and emailed to all members

·         Email entry form with photos added as attachments to

Judging:  This will take place at our Seniors Week Expo Morning Tea event at Islington Public School Hall commencing at 9:30 am on Monday 6th March.
                  All members present at this event will have the opportunity to vote for the most appealing photo in each section.

So... Go through those photos on your phone, tablet, camera, computer and choose up to two for as many sections as you can enter.

         This is NOT a professional competition. With the type of judging everyone has an equal chance. You have three weeks to enterdo it now!!

ComputerPals Mission

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 & other interests

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 occasionally run on Fridays. Every Monday morning is a closed session devoted to equipment maintenance. Monday afternoons host meetings of Committee, "Train the Trainer" sessions and our special interest groups (see the calendar link [above] for actual times and dates) - DigiPals (Digital Photography), WriterPals (Creative Writing), and MemoryPals (preserve your memories).

TabPals (tablets and phones) meet on a Friday (Apple iPads/iPhones at 11am; and Android system Tablets/phones at 1pm

As well as our computing sessions and meetings, we arrange social outings (approximately one per month) and free (once a Term) Morning Teas with excellent Guest Speakers for our members and guests. 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.

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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.

You must be a Financial Member to enrol. Membership is from 1 July to 30 June. Annual Cost is $20 per person.

For first-time new members joining NOW through to end of our financial year (30th June) cost is $10.

Course enrolments are now being taken

for 2017 Term 1

for Courses available 'click' on the Courses/Timetables tab above

Phone 02 4961 6576 (during business hours M - F)

or email us at


Next Enrolment Day in 2017 will be on Friday 3rd March between 10:00 am and 11:30 pm.

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.

Next outing will be Caves Beach,

Saturday 4th March


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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Satelite view of 15 Hubbard St

PO Box 73 Broadmeadow 2292 Ph 4961 6576

Location: 15 Hubbard Street - ISLINGTON - NSW 2296

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