Category Archives: Activities

Outings, meetings and events – not computer courses


January 18 newsletter

Christmas party participants showing off their party hats.

Members vying for best Christmas hat

Christmas party photos. Term 1 courses and special interest groups.
January 18 newsletter


November 17 newsletter

Four members at the ASCCA conference

Members at ASCCA conference

Prizewinners at the ASCCA conference; preserving precious family photographs; term 4 courses; and more.
November 17 newsletter


Our ASCCA conference experience

Parramatta members with ASCCA president Nan BoslerA dozen members attended the ASCCA conference in early November. Most of the presentations are now available in PDF format on ASCCA’s website.

Deborah reported “Here are some other ideas from the conference that inspired me:

  • From Moira of 2Young2Retire – “each one, teach one” and “there are 60,000 universities for seniors in China” (I think they might be referring to University of the 3rd Age – U3A)
  • From Nick of Microsoft – visit the Microsoft Store in Sydney, they have a “living room” showcasing the latest technology including painting in 3D; they have coding workshops (“Hour of Code”); the Office Lens app for mobile devices lets you scan documents and save them to OneNote
  • From Robert of SalesForce (4th largest software company in the world) – 90% of all data was created in the last two years (driven by mobile phones) and less than 1% of this data is used by business to provide better customer service
  • Also from Robert – Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing. Software will become better at gathering and analysing data about you and anticipating your needs, so it will seem like “magic”
  • From Shane of Google – Google Photos app lets you search your photos by keywords – for example, I searched for “tomb” and Google Photos found a photo I’d taken of a tomb, even though I hadn’t named or tagged the photo

morning-teaThe ASCCA conference is open to everyone. If you missed it this year, I encourage you to go to the next one in 2017.


Congratulations to John Hain, Hazel Labka and Ruth Cameron for their success in the Digital Photography competition, and thank you to George Simpson for running the Digital Photography group which has inspired and supported our Club photographers.


ASCCA Conference program

ascca-conference-program-2016final-program-2016-ascca-conferenceStill time to register for the ASCCA Conference, either one day or two. Check out the final program here. Quite a few of us have booked in for Tuesday or Wednesday or both. 8-9 November at Rydges, World Square.


August 16 newsletter

Cherry blossoms

Term 3 vacancies; visit to Auburn Gardens; dealing with spam emails; suggestion box; and more.
August 16 newsletter


May 2016 Newsletter

Computer Club members at Elizabeth Farm

Term 2 courses; social outing with Newcastle Computer Club for Seniors; Tips and tricks; and more.
May16 newsletter


Social lunches at nearby clubs and restaurants

Members at club Lunch

Social lunches are held every quarter during school holidays. We choose one of the many clubs or restaurants nearby – a bowling club, RSL ,Leagues club or Parramatta eatery. Partners and friends are welcome to join us.

By scrolling down, you can fill out a form giving suggestions as to good (and inexpensive) places to eat.

Each lunch attracts between 20-35 members. See our calendar of events for more details of our scheduled lunches.