From the President’s Desk

Jennifer Willcox

September – Spring has sprung!

As the brisk breeze of September, in this the Noongar season of Djilba, welcomes us, I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. It’s my pleasure to reach out to you with some significant updates from the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association.

First and foremost, I wish to take a moment to send our warmest wishes to ASCCA’s Board Secretary, Susan, who encountered a mishap last week. Susan, our heartfelt well wishes are with you for a speedy recovery. In an effort to bring a smile to her face, ASCCA has sent Susan a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Let’s all keep Susan in our thoughts as she embarks on her journey to recovery.

Amidst the rhythm of change, it’s with regret that I announce the cancellation of this year’s ASCCA Conference. The decision by the Board of Directors was a tough one, driven by the heavy workloads our dedicated volunteer members carry. However we remain committed to fostering a safe and supportive environment for our members, and this decision reflects that commitment.

As we navigate this shift, I’m pleased to announce a ray of positivity. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is on the horizon. Despite the cancellation of the conference, the AGM will still be held on the 10th of October, you can find all details below in the official announcement. This is a pivotal moment for ASCCA as we reflect on our journey, acknowledge the challenges we’ve overcome, and look ahead to the road that stretches before us. 

We are also pleased to note that we will still be announcing and celebrating the Competition winners at the AGM.  We extend our gratitude, particularly to Susan and every other ASCCA member who keep the flame of the Annual Competitions burning bright.

In the midst of change, we have an exciting opportunity. ASCCA is actively seeking new board members to join our team. We’re looking for individuals who embody the spirit of “can do,” and who are ready to roll up their sleeves and contribute to ASCCA’s enduring mission of empowering seniors through technology. Our reputation has been built over 25 years, and it’s through the dedication of members like you that we can continue making a meaningful impact in the lives of seniors.

In these times of hardship, our thoughts go out to our friends and colleagues from ACAP in Lahaina on Maui, Hawai’i. The recent wildfires there have been devastating, and we stand in solidarity with them. Our hearts are with the affected community, and we hope for their safety and recovery.

As we bid farewell to a remarkable individual, I’d like to express our deep gratitude to Judy Elias, the outgoing president of Manly Computer Pals. Judy’s dedication and passion have not only enriched her own club but have also left a lasting impact on ASCCA over the years. We thank her for her tireless efforts and wish her all the best in her retirement.

I’m delighted to share news that we have successfully secured the 2023 Get Online Week grant, you can find more details in this month’s edition.

In conclusion, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for your unwavering support and dedication to ASCCA. Our strength lies in our community, and your contributions make a world of difference. As we navigate these changes together, let’s carry forward the spirit of collaboration and resilience that defines us.

On behalf of the ASCCA Board of Directors I wish you all continued health and happiness.

Warm regards,


Jennifer Willcox

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association
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