Member newsletter No: 6, May 14, 2007
Club incorporation application was submitted prior to the closing
On May 1, we incorporated as a non-profit date (April 27). This application was for
association under the NSW Incorporations Act. $4910 to assist us with our basic computing
Our constitution, put to the membership at the and Internet courses through the purchase of
April meeting, was submitted with our equipment (chairs, data projector etc) and to
application to NSW Fair Trading. explore opportunities to reach Arabic speaking
The name Parramatta Computer Pals for Seniors
was also “reserved” for us. We don’t forsee any A second submission is being prepared for
problem with this. application to the Community Development
Support Expenditure Scheme run by Clubs
Monday June 18
NSW in the Parramatta area. This application
will be for almost $10,000 for equipment.
is our next members meeting
9.30am-noon As soon as time permits, we will set up our
The Heritage Centre own website.
346A Church Street
Focus on courses: Basic
$4 at door
Basic computing – as you might expect – is
Topics: What do our courses offer the first course you should undertake unless
you? you already have significant experience.
Apart from learning mouse and keyboard
The Club can now go ahead and seek funding in skills, through playing games like solitaire and
its own name rather than through our peak body, click sticks, the course emphasizes how to
ASCCA. organise folders – set them up, move them,
save files to them, copy files etc. This is a
We are also in the process of setting up our own fundamental skill needed for every other
bank account, through a credit union. Our course offered by the club.
treasurer, Martin Young is arranging this.
The Committee set up processes for ensuring
software necessary for training purposes is
available on the computers.
Funding application objectives were confirmed,
and Margaret was given the task of submitting
applications for Council’s Community Capacity
Building grant (voluntary organizations). An
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We are most grateful to..
Our Basic Computing classes are currently run
Dominic Delvecchio for setting up our
by John McGlinn (Vice President) on Thursdays
computers as a peer to peer network,
and John Moxon on Tuesday. Peter Grove is
installing the Internet (Unwired) and
also involved helping John.
fixing much of our hardware to make it
suitable for students.
ASCCA’s residential workshop Teresa Pagliarini and Marya Deller for
The workshop – on digital photo presentation, acting as our “tax gathers” at the April
using PhotoStory 3.1 and Microsoft’s Movie meeting, at extremely short notice.
Maker – at Newcastle was a great success. John
Moxon will share the skills he learned at the Take the Teacher Home CDs
We have five copies of Take the Teacher
Home available for sale. Practice skills at
Telstra leaflets on internet safety home for mouse movement, keyboard, word
A brochure prepared by Telstra Bigpond on processing basics and Windows XP screen
Internet safety will be available at the May displays.
meeting. See Margaret at the member’s meeting for
your copy. The CD package is keenly priced
How do you join the club? at $39.60, a reduction of 45% of RRP.
Fill out a blue application form and pay $20.
This is a one off fee for new members. Course
fees are $40 for a 10 week course, payable in
advance. We will charge lesser fees for short
After July 1, all members will pay a $20 annual
subscription – basically to cover our ongoing
insurance and legal costs. This is being waved
this financial year.
Discounts through Harris Parramatta Council Chambers Building
Technology where we currently run courses
Harris Technology, the large computer store in
George Street – opposite Office Works – is
offering our members discounts on software and Contact Secretary on mobile 0434 619
hardware products. We have been told the 922, 9639 9110 or
discount will vary depending on the product, but firstname.lastname@example.org
will be between 10-40%.
Tell us your experience…
Has anyone tested out the discounts being
offered by Harris Technology? What discount
were you offered and for which product(s)?
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