At the club, we don’t give you much time to recover from Christmas and New Year parties – maybe we don’t need it at our age! In January, we always celebrate our club birthday, and this was our third. President John Moxon did the honours at our monthly meeting on 15th January, watched by yours truly as Secretary and special guest Joan Craymer, president of Epping Computer Pals for Seniors and vice president of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association.
A number of our members displayed and /or spoke about their creative work during the year – we saw cards, bookmarks, family and travel scrapbooks and a newsletter. We didn’t have our usual Q & A session after the morning tea break because members were too busy chatting and paying for courses for Term 1. As usual, we welcomed a number of new members to the club.
The following Monday, about 30 members met for our quarterly lunch at Cafe 88 at Parramatta Leagues Club. At these events, we talk about anything EXCEPT computing (well, only a little computing).
The week before and after this, members of the committee, trainers and some buddies had some busy times preparing the course notes, attendance sheets, name tags, payments and computer equipment for the new term. It is amazing how much time is put in by club members, all of it voluntary of course.
Classes for the year started last Wednesday and Thursday, with the Monday and Tuesday courses starting this week. Again we have a wide variety of classes, mostly 10 hour courses over five weeks, and a smaller number of 10 week courses, and two short courses on Email Refresher and Skype.