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Newsletter March 2020

From the Chair

We’re well into Term 1 now and it’s extremely pleasing to see that our class and workshop numbers have bounced back to the point where most are almost or completely full. I know this can be a little frustrating for those who miss out on a place but rest assured, when demand is this high, we will always schedule the course or workshop again. Our goal is to help as many of our members as we can to improve their technology skills and if that means running a course or workshop over and over again, that’s what we’ll do.

With Covid-19 on everyone’s mind right now, Continue reading

Things to do before calling your IT GEEK in a panic!

We all have problems on our computer from time to time – yes, even the “experts” get screen lock-ups occasionally. Those of us who’ve been working with computers for a long time have a mental list of things we try first.

Thanks to the foresight of Bill Gates (Ctrl/Alt/Delete & the “5 second reboot key”) and Microsoft (Windows’ self repairing technology in Windows 10), if nothing significant has changed recently on your PC, one of these “actions” could well dig you out of the proverbial. 

So, next time something untoward happens on your PC, before hitting the PANIC button and calling your favourite IT “Geek” for help, you should try these suggestions (in order) first… Continue reading

Newsletter – October 2019

Term 4 Courses and Workshops

Term 4 started Monday 13th October and as always we have a great lineup of Courses and Workshops for you to attend. Why not sharpen up your skills before Christmas and contact Elaine on 021 169 6256

New Members – Welcome!

Welcome to our 14 new members who joined during our recent Open Days – this brings our total membership to 285.

EFTPOS Machine

FINALLY we have an EFTPOS machine available for payment of course and workshop fees, membership (renewal) and donations. Continue reading

Newsletter – July 2019

Term 3 Courses and Workshops

Term 3 starts Monday 22nd July and we have a great lineup of both Courses and Workshops for you to attend. Thought about writing your memoirs? Keen to make better use of Google Maps? Still uncomfortable about Internet Banking or OneDrive? We have a Workshop coming up for each of these. How about learning to properly use the camera on your Smartphone – the Course starts Monday 29 July.

Why not plan ahead now and make some bookings with Elaine (ph 021 169 6256).
The Courses can be found here and the Workshops here.

Changes around The Learning Centre

We’ve been working closely with our Landlord (KCDC) to get a variety of problems and issues resolved with the building. It’s never a quick process but Barry (our Facilities Coordinator) is persistent and patient! Continue reading

Reminder – AGM Tomorrow

Annual General Meeting

Members are reminded that our AGM is being held tomorrow Wednesday 26 June at 1:30pm at The Learning Centre.

All members are encouraged to attend this important annual meeting

Guest Speaker is Grant Sidaway – Executive Officer, SeniorNet Federation

Afternoon Tea will be provided afterwards

Agenda, Annual Accounts and ChairPerson’s Report are available for pre-reading here


How Do I…? Workshop

Friday 28 June at 9:30am
Cost is based on time taken to resolve your problem but no more than $10 per hour