Member Benefits

Be Connected – April 2024

A bright, modern library setting with groups of people seated at tables, engaged in discussions. On the right side stands a prominent banner for the "Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA)", showcasing its mission to empower seniors with technology since 1998. The banner displays images of seniors using devices. In the background, bookshelves are filled with various titles, and there's a colourful kids' corner. The environment is well-lit, fostering a communal and collaborative atmosphere.

Progress Update on Be Connected Capacity Building Project – Round 9

As we approach the conclusion of the current Be Connected Capacity Building Project (Round 9) at the end of May, it’s timely to reflect on the significant strides we’ve made towards our goals. The project has been a concentrated effort to enhance the support structure for senior Australians, helping them become more confident and connected in the digital world.

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Be Connected – March 2024

A bright, modern library setting with groups of people seated at tables, engaged in discussions. On the right side stands a prominent banner for the "Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA)", showcasing its mission to empower seniors with technology since 1998. The banner displays images of seniors using devices. In the background, bookshelves are filled with various titles, and there's a colourful kids' corner. The environment is well-lit, fostering a communal and collaborative atmosphere.

Digital Mentor Training 

During March we will be holding two face-to-face sessions in Perth and Harvey, south of Perth.  The Perth session is being hosted with partners, Centre for Accessibility Australia. This collaboration is a testament to our ongoing commitment to creating inclusive digital landscapes. Additionally, our previous partnership with AMaGA and Harvey History Online in Harvey continues to bolster our network of support.

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Embrace the Festive Season with Engaging Holiday Workshops for your Members

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time for our member clubs to infuse some festive spirit into their activities. Here are some workshop ideas that can add a spark to the lead-up to Christmas:

1. Churches – Live Streaming Christmas Services

In this digital age, bring the joy of Christmas services directly to your members. Host a workshop on live streaming Christmas services from churches around the world. Explore the magic of the Vatican’s grand celebrations or immerse in the serene atmosphere of Canterbury Cathedral. These workshops not only connect members with global holiday traditions but also provide an opportunity to learn and share tips on virtual attendance.

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Christmas Time in the West

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In the lead up to Christmas, parts of Western Australia are aglow with the vibrant hues of our native Christmas Trees—Nuytsia floribunda. Their golden-orange blossoms are painting the landscape in a festive palette, bringing joy and a unique beauty to the region.

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2023 Competitions Results

As another year rapidly draws to a close, we’re thrilled to share the results of our annual competitions as we heard at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting earlier in October. We’ve seen some cracking entries this year, and it’s been a real treat to witness such talent within our members.

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Get Online Week – November

Get Online Week with ASCCA

Get Online Week: A Cuppa and Connectivity with ASCCA

In our continued mission to bridge the digital divide and empower seniors through technology, ASCCA proudly accepted the offered role of Get Online Week Ambassador for Good Things Foundation and the Be Connected project. It was a week filled with learning, sharing, and, of course, enjoying a cuppa together.

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Get Online Week

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It’s Get Online Week! Members! Keep an eye out for your Virtual Morning Tea pack in the post!

Our activity boxes for our Virtual Morning Tea to celebrate Get Online Week 2023 are in the post!

We’re excited to invite our members to our Virtual Morning Tea on October 19th, to celebrate Get Online Week. This event will be a celebration of our achievements in supporting older Australians to embrace technology!

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Annual General Meeting Details

Jennifer Willcox

Official Notice: ASCCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Details

As the vibrant colours of October adorn the landscapes, we are thrilled to bring you the latest edition of the ASCCA eNews. There are a few important updates we’d like to share with you.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Details

Our Twenty Second Annual General Meeting is fast approaching, and we’re excited to have you join us on this special occasion. Here are the details:

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AGM Announcement

Jennifer Willcox

Official Notice: ASCCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Details

Whilst the Annual Conference has been cancelled, the 2023 ASCCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will still be held, as per previous years, on the date originally scheduled for the Conference.  Member participation is of utmost importance as we gather to discuss critical matters and chart the course for our association’s future. Kindly take note of the following information:

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Brett’s Scam Watch

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EOFY Scams 

As the financial year draws to a close in Australia, it’s essential to remain vigilant against scammers who often exploit this time of the year to target us. These fraudsters employ various tactics, such as email and SMS phishing, to deceive people into divulging sensitive financial information or making fraudulent payments.

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Club Development

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Engaging with New Learners in a Seniors Computer Club

As a seniors computer club, one of our primary goals is to help our members learn about using technology and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and tools. However, attracting and retaining new members can be a challenge, especially if they are unfamiliar with the world of technology. In this article, we will discuss some tips and suggestions for engaging with new learners and making them feel welcome in our club.

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