From the President

From the President’s Desk

The image is a portrait of Jennifer Willcox, ASCCA President, a smiling senior woman with short grey hair. She's wearing glasses, hoop earrings, and a black V-neck top. A gold necklace with a circular pendant sits at her collarbone. The background is plain white, highlighting her as the main subject. Her cheerful expression conveys warmth and approachability.

July 2024 eNews

Welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter! As winter sets in with its chilly embrace, I hope you are all keeping dry, warm and cozy. 

I am thrilled to introduce our new intern, Jenan Aburahmeh, who will be taking over the tasks from Anushka. Jenan has hit the ground running, already diving into following up on our grant opportunities. Please take a moment to read more about Jenan in the article below. 

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Announcing the Appointment of Our New Co-CEOs: Paul Dovas and Lance Rickards 

Firstly, a huge thank you to Nan Bosler and Jim Parker for their support in helping us with our CEO recruitment campaign. 

We had an incredible response for our advertisement, with nearly forty applicants with backgrounds from industry, community & social services, and government. We interviewed ten stand-out candidates with demonstrable prior experience in a CEO role and proven achievements in creating successful organisations and helping them scale. We have decided to proceed with two excellent people who will partner as Co-Chief Executive Officers for ASCCA and lead us into our next phase of evolution. Their respective skill sets are highly complementary, and we believe that this will be the right model to accelerate ASCCA’s growth and in turn support you, our member clubs.  

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Introducing Our New Intern: Jenan Aburahmeh

Jenan is a young woman wearing a light pink hijab and a dark denim jacket. She is standing against a plain light-coloured wall and is smiling gently at the camera.

We are delighted to welcome our new intern, Jenan Aburahmeh, to the ASCCA family. Jenan joins us through the generous support of the McCusker Foundation and the University of Western Australia. We are grateful to the Centre for Accessibility Australia for kindly hosting Jenan in their office space once again. 

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A New Chapter for Our Clubs Forums: Seeking Your Input

A screenshot of a virtual meeting with eight participants in separate video call windows. The participants include William in a home office, Natika with an ASCCA background, Jennifer in a plain room, Ralph in a home office, Marilyn in a living room with a grandfather clock, John in a modern living room, Jeanette in a home setting, and Irith with a background of a building arch. Each person is looking towards the camera.

Our June Clubs Forum marked the conclusion of our current series, as the Round 9 Be Connected Capacity Building funding has come to an end. These forums have been a valuable platform for sharing knowledge, discussing issues, and building a stronger community within ASCCA. 

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From the President’s Desk

The image is a portrait of Jennifer Willcox, ASCCA President, a smiling senior woman with short grey hair. She's wearing glasses, hoop earrings, and a black V-neck top. A gold necklace with a circular pendant sits at her collarbone. The background is plain white, highlighting her as the main subject. Her cheerful expression conveys warmth and approachability.

June 2024 eNews

Dear ASCCA Members, 

I hope this message finds you well. I am pleased to provide an update on the significant progress and activities our Board members have been undertaking of late.

We are currently in the process of recruiting a CEO for ASCCA, a role that will initially be voluntary. Our goal is to secure funding through grant-based sources to financially support this position into the future. Over the past month, our board members have been diligently conducting interviews from a highly competitive field of candidates. We anticipate announcing the successful candidate in the coming weeks. 

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Thank you Anuska  

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our intern, Anushka, for her tremendous efforts over the past few months in her role as Grants Support Officer.   Anushka and I have worked together with various grant applications for ASCCA. Although she has this week completed her internship, Anushka has expressed a desire to continue contributing to ASCCA on a voluntary basis, which we are thrilled to support. 

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From the President’s Desk

The image is a portrait of Jennifer Willcox, ASCCA President, a smiling senior woman with short grey hair. She's wearing glasses, hoop earrings, and a black V-neck top. A gold necklace with a circular pendant sits at her collarbone. The background is plain white, highlighting her as the main subject. Her cheerful expression conveys warmth and approachability.

May 2024 eNews

Happy May Day, 

As we step into the merry month of May, I wish to take a moment to connect with you all through ASCCA’s official newsletter. It’s a time of significant change and ongoing activities within our organisation, and I am keen to share some important updates and acknowledgments. 

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Telstra’s 3G Network Shutdown: What You Need to Know 

 The image captures a telecommunications worker in a cherry picker crane performing maintenance or installation work on a tall tower packed with various antennas and communication devices. The tower is situated in a dense, forested area, indicating a remote location. This type of work is essential for maintaining the connectivity infrastructure that enables mobile and wireless communication. The clear sky suggests fair weather conditions, which is typically preferred for such outdoor operations. The image likely represents efforts to upgrade or maintain the network, which could be related to the telecom advancements like transitioning from 3G to 4G or 5G services. 

As part of the technological shift towards more advanced communication standards, Telstra has announced the closure of its 3G network across Australia by 30 June 2024. This change highlights an urgent need for users of older mobile devices to check their phone’s capability, particularly for emergency calls over the 4G network using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) 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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Digital Mentor Training

Be Connected Digital Mentor training session

Become a Digital Mentor with ASCCA’s Be Connected Training!

Unlock the power of technology and become a Digital Mentor with ASCCA’s Be Connected Training! As a Be Connected Capacity Building Network Partner, ASCCA offers FREE training in September both in person (Perth) and online to help you guide seniors on their digital journey. Join us in making a meaningful impact.

We are excited to announce the latest Be Connected Digital Mentor training dates for September, 12th September in Perth – in partnership with the Centre for Accessibility Australia, and 20th and 22nd September online option (two half day sessions form the full day – registrants must be available for both sessions).

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From the President’s Desk June

Jennifer Willcox

I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits. As we enter the month of June, which signals the beginning of the Ngoongar season of Makuru, which is cold and wet between now and July!  I am delighted to share this month’s news and updates with you through the ASCCA eNews.

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