June 2024 News


The club has been ticking along just fine with the strong support of all our wonderful volunteers.
Congratulations to them all – we just celebrated Volunteers Week and they deserve the

Sandra and I have been and will be for the next six months less active due to Sandra’s medical
condition requiring hospital time.

On the 13 th May we cancelled classes at Club Lambton due to the Lady Bowlers’ Gala Bowls Day,
other sessions have gone on as planned.

There were no classes on Monday 16 th June – King’s Birthday holiday.

We are looking forward with anticipation for the next Members Morning Tea (free) on Monday
morning 17/6. There will be two guest speakers…
1. Kathy Lewis from NovaCare
2. Jan Bynon from Stroke Foundation
They will both have some interesting information to pass on.
The afternoon Assistance session will commence at 12:30 pm as planned.
Monday 24 th June will again be a Committee Meeting and there will be no class that afternoon.

Barry Keen

ComputerPals Newcastle helps Seniors:

  • To use computers, smartphones and tablets.
  • To enrich their lives.
  • To bridge the generation gap. 
  • To become more self-reliant.

We assist seniors to find ways to benefit themselves and the community through their collective experience and knowledge.

What does ComputerPals Newcastle offer?

Our face-to-face Be Connected classes and much more are run from Club Lambton, Wallsend Library and Hamilton Library. Click here for our venues and times. We are also conducting online ZOOM sessions for other classes (check your email or (better still) you send us an email to enquire what’s on and when and how to get onto the session). 

Be Connected – What is it?

Be Connected is an Australia-wide Federal Government initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. There are online learning resources as well as a network of community partners – the Be Connected Network – who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

Click here for more information on BeConnected.
Click here for the current timetable.
Click here to go to the Be Connected website.
Click here for our class venues and times.

Courses by ComputerPals

Here are some topics you might be interested in learning about:

    • Learn about Windows 10 and 11.
    • Understand your android apple phone or tablet.
    • Take better photos and create your own photobook.
    • Learn about internet and email security.
    • Special Interest Groups – Digital Photography, Creative Writing and MemoryPals.
Click here for information on ComputerPals Courses.
Click here for ComputerPals course descriptions.
Click here for more information on the special interest groups.

Use the Be Connected website to learn more about the presentation topics and available dates. 

eSafety Presentations

Some eSafety Presentations offered in 2024:
  • Apps for smarter travel
  • Useful tips for using your android phone
  • Iphone basics
  • Technology and your health
  • and more…
Click here for more information

Looking for something to listen to over the holidays?

Did you know Be Connected has a podcast series? 

With 12 episodes you can listen to today, there’s so much to discover over the holidays, including what online scammers don’t want you to knowinternet trivia questions and more. 

Joining a Zoom session for the First Time?

Don’t worry, we can help you out.
Click here for a rundown on the ‘How to’ by BeConnected.
Click here for a print copy of the instructions.

Contact Us

Email address: contact@computerpals.org.au

Mobile: 0478219220 (please leave a message including your name and phone number)

Venue Addresses

Club Lambton, Lambton Bowling Club, 51 Kaloola Rd, Lambton NSW 2299 

Wallsend Library, 30 Bunn Street, Wallsend NSW 2287

Hamilton Library, 45 James Street, Hamilton NSW 2303

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