At SeniorNet Kapiti though, we’ve weathered the storm and come out the other side as a stronger organisation than when we started. Along the way we’ve discovered the power and reach of online learning, firstly during Lockdown and more recently through our participation in the Senior Hangouts Pilot run by The Federation. I think there’s a lot more to come from this technology now we’re all better acquainted with it.
It’s great to see SeniorNet Kapiti up and running (OK, sprinting!) in Term 4. Many of our classes and workshops are full or near full which is exceptionally pleasing for the Tutors and Committee after the significant activity slowdown of COVID-19. With everyone so busy, it’s a opportune time for me to remind our members that everyone involved in the running of SeniorNet gives their time for free. Actually, they also pay their membership fee…. for the privilege of taking your bookings on the phone, managing the membership list, organising the tutors, keeping the computers running and most of all, the special treat of teaching you stuff about computers! With the festive season almost upon us, it’s a great time to thank a tutor or make Elaine’s day by booking one last course for 2020.
Term 4 has just started and it’s the busiest programme of courses and workshops I can remember. We’re doing a lot of catch-up for sessions missed due to Level 2 and 3 restrictions so I expect The Learning Centre to be very busy for the next 4-6 weeks. Elaine still has places on most courses so have a look at what’s on offer and give her a call.
We’ve received Council’s permission to install 4 bike racks outside The Learning Centre. We’ve noticed that a number of our members are using two wheels to come to Matai Rd and with summer just around the corner, we’re pleased to offer somewhere you can securely leave your transport while you’re attending meetings, courses and workshops. Everything has been ordered and I would expect the racks to be available within a fortnight. Continue reading →
At our recent Annual General meeting, our Chairperson presented the following Annual report.
SeniorNet Kapiti Inc
2019-2020 Annual Report
Our membership at the end of the Financial Year (31 March 2020) was 333 including 9 Honorary Members. Unlike many SeniorNets around New Zealand, our membership numbers are holding steady year on year despite around 90 resignations annually. Our recruitment efforts are clearly reaping rewards in new membership and I believe it is a testament to the quality and relevance of the courses and workshops we offer our members. Continue reading →
Its so pleasing to see and feel our country returning to some semblance of normality after the worrying days of Lockdown and Levels 2 & 3. I hope you’ve been able to catch up with family and friends while enjoying some of the local hospitality here or around the country.
At last week’s Committee Meeting two important decisions were made for SeniorNet Kapiti. Continue reading →