July 2024 News

All classes have been running smoothly and have been well attended.

Our morning tea held on Monday June 17 2024 was also well attended with a total of 68.

Our two guest speakers, Kathy Lewis from NOVACARE and Jan Bynon from the Stroke Foundation, gave informative talks relevant to our audience age group.

Thank you, Lindsay Threadgate, for taking charge of the event together with the ladies who organised a well- received Morning Tea and Mitzi Gordon for organising the door prizes.

Thanks to all Committee members and Tutors for stepping up and taking on extra duties following the absence of Sandra and Barry.

Vice President
Jackie Lampe

Please Note: Membership fees of $25 are now due.
See Membership page for payment info

Term 2 has ended. We break for the school holidays and resume in Term 3 on Monday 22th July. This is an enrolment day for you to pay membership and enrol in any of our classes. We will familiarise you with our website as well.

The upcoming Annual General Meeting is on 23rd August where we elect a new committee for 2024/5. Nominations will be called for in due course.

Our next special group day is Thursday 8th August and the next members outing is on Friday 16th August. Stay tuned.

Also, a reminder that Club Lambton’s memberships are overdue if you like to be a member to support  the club.

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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