Hurstville Seniors Computer Club was established in 1998 to provide retired and semi-retired seniors aged 60 years and over an opportunity to learn how to use computers. The Club has approximately 240 members.
Main meetings are held in the auditorium of the Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre at 1:00pm on the last Wednesday of each month (except December). After a very brief business session, members and visitors are treated to a talk or demonstration on a computer related topic, or on a topic relating to Senior issues.
General classes are held at the clubroom: Hurstville Senior Citizens Centre, 91 Queens Road, Hurstville. They are usually of one hour duration between 10:00am and 3:00pm and cost $4 per session. There is often a waiting list because the format of the classes is individual tuition with one student per computer.
For more information contact the Class Registrar, Irene Ramsay, on:
Phone: 9570 5690 or Mobile: 0458 606 215.
In addition to classes, the club hosts a number of Special Interest Groups which meet in the clubroom. These include a Digital Photography Group, a Technical Group, a Video Editing Group and a Web Design Group. The only group with a waiting list is Monday's Technical Group due to space restrictions.
Details of each class and special interest group can be found by selecting the appropriate menu item.
An important feature of this new site is that it is designed to be "responsive" which means that it has a consistent appearance using all popular browsers on devices ranging in size from the smallest smart phone to large smart TVs.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
The committee, together with tutors and group leaders, is planning on how best to provide tuition in the various types of communication technology and social media for which members and prospective members are currently seeking our assistance.
While the main focus is still on Microsoft Windows systems and applications, requests are being received for help with applications on Apple and Android smart phones and tablets and using smart TV systems.
Suggestions on how these demands posed by new technology are very welcome.
Club Members receive prestigious awards
Congratulations to John Shortland for the 2018 St George Community award he recently received from the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, and the Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, in recognition of his community service through the Hurstville Seniors Computer Club.
Congratulations also to Elsie Elliott for the 2019 Banks Volunteer Award received from David Coleman (Federal Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs and Member for Banks) and Ken Wyatt AM (Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health). Elsie is a foundation member of the Hurstville Seniors Computer Club and has been a very active volunteer for the club over the past 21 years.