Newsletter – April 2018

New Course and Workshop Booking Number

The Committee has decided to provide the Enrolments Coordinator with a mobile phone that will become our primary phone number for booking all Classes and Workshops. This has been done for several reasons including freeing up the Coordinator’s personal phone for private use, ease of handover when the coordinator travels/is unavailable, a separate voicemail for SeniorNet messages and the ability to offer WhatsApp calls.

The new Course and Workshop booking number is 021 169 6256 and takes effect immediately. Please do not use Elaine’s private phone for any further SeniorNet calls – all our documentation (paper and website) has been updated with the new number. WhatsApp users can also call or message this phone directly. Continue reading

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Newsletter for November 2017

New Workshop: “Are you thinking of buying?”

You might find that your old printer is playing up. Should you try to get it fixed? If you decide to buy a new one, you notice that you can spend anything from $80 to $500 – how do you decide?  And, what brand to buy?

What if your old PC has finally had it. Should you buy another, in which case how much should you spend, what do you look for, how do you understand all the specs? Or, should you be getting a laptop instead? Or perhaps a tablet? How to decide? Continue reading

Newsletter for October 2017

New Term

Courses and workshops for the 4thTerm began on Monday 16 October. See the web site www.kapiti.seniornet.co.nz. for the details and times and if you plan to attend a course then make sure that you enrol with  Elaine 04 905 3744 ( preferred option) as soon as possible.

If you have already completed a course and need some additional help to clarify a few points we are, as always, delighted to help at one of our How Do I…? workshop sessions, where the charge varies depending on how long we spend helping you (max $10 per hour).

Please Note: The email migration discussed below cannot be handled effectively at How Do I…? Workshops. Please enrol for the Vodafone Email Migration Workshop (a single session workshop costing a paltry $15) instead.

Specific Topic Workshops for 2018

The workshops on specific topics such as Scams and Google are becoming very popular and well attended. If you have a topic that you think that would be of interest to members then please email Sue our Tutor Coordinator at sues.connor@gmail.com. Continue reading

Newsletter for September 2017

Come along, meet the Tutors and learn about the Courses we are running next term. Maybe it’s been a while since you attended a course and the Open Days will give you the opportunity to see what is on offer and to sign up for a course. You should also try to encourage your friends to come along.

If you’re affected by the termination of email services by Vodafone in New Zealand on 30 November 2017, check out our special Workshop discussed below Continue reading

Newsletter for August 2017

Annual General Meeting

At the AGM on 19 July, Teresa Urutia was elected Chairperson, Sue Connor, Secretary and David Salter, Treasurer. The following SeniorNet members were elected to the Executive Committee for the ensuing year. Barry Bailey, Peter Bunkall, James Heron, Peter Jones, Veronica Kemp, Brian Milne, Shona Spicer, Patrick Stephens, Peter Thomson. If you want to see the various roles and responsibilities assigned to the Committee Members this year, click here. The Guest Speaker was Roger Currier, the President of U3A who reviewed the many interesting facts about YouTube.

Honorary Members

Honorary Membership recognises those Members who have provided meritorious service to SeniorNet Kapiti and have been an Executive Member or a Tutor for a minimum of 10 years. Continue reading