Newsletter – July 2013

Annual General Meeting

A well-attended AGM was held on the 17th July where the Chairman presented his annual report and spoke of the great strides made during the year in bringing new, modern technology knowledge to our members through our up-to-date courses and workshops.Attendees AGM 2013 Following the business part our

Ricky Mark

Guest speaker Ricky Mark from NZ Survivor delivered a very interesting and informative speech about how to prepare for an emergency.

Officers elected for the coming year are:

Chairperson – Barry Bailey
Secretary – Jim Heron
Treasurer – Erik Thorsing
Committee – Brian Milne [Deputy Chair], Ian McLuckie, John Penny, Lois Brinck, Pat Mazoyen, Pat Stephens, Peter Bunkall, Peter Thompson, Teresa Urutia and Veronica Kemp. [Check out the mug shots on Your Committee page].

Retiring committee members Lois Goodsell and Margaret Butterfield were warmly thanked for the huge amount of time and effort that they have contributed to the Learning Centre as Committee Members and Tutors over many years.

 Open Day

We held an Open Day at the Learning Centre on Thursday 4th July and we signed up several new members . A number of the Tutors joined Committee members in welcoming the visitors. The next Open Days are on Thursday 26th and Saturday 28th September. Please encourage your friends to come along to find out how we can help them gain confidence in the use of the new computer technology.

Term Three Courses

The courses start 30th July. Book in now for a place, as filling fast. Go to Courses and checkout the new time-table for the courses and workshops. Select your course and email or ring Teresa on 04 2983132 to book a place.  Don’t forget the How do I …? 5th August and the Q & A 15th August workshops you just turn up for these.

iPad and Android Tablet Workshops

ipad3Contact Ian McLuckie with your iPad questions at And Android questions to Pat Stephens . The next Android Tablets Workshop is on Thursday 1st August 2.00 – 4.00pm and the next iPad Workshop is on Monday 12th August 2.00 – 4.00pm The fee for each workshop is $5.00. Come along and be shown just what these tablets can do. Take them anywhere a complete computer in the palm of your hand.

Become a Tutor

Are you having doubts as to whether you are keeping up with all the technical advances in seniornet_tutorthe computer world, if so then take advantage and become a tutor? You will be given all the training and help required while working with a great group of people. Email Lois at or phone 04 2987797.

Improving the Heating

The KCDC has agreed to provide insulation in the ceiling at the Learning Centre which  we are sure you will appreciate as we see the winter out.

See you at SeniorNet Learning Centre.