What’s on at the Club’s Forum?!
Or how to get your (Digital) Ducks in a Row before you Drop Dead!
Jenny has delivered her popular informational talk twice in the last month, both in Member Clubs, Willetton Digital Technology for 50+ and the Walpole Community Resource Centre.
LifeTimeLine – where you can tell your life story through photographs… free for ASCCA Club Members
The Christmas and New Year Period is an opportunistic scammer’s ideal hunting ground, don’t be their prey! Keep talking about some of the potential scams and how to spot them with your members, family and friends!
As the year draws to a close, I thought it was a good time to reflect on some of the great accessibility improvements we’ve seen during 2022. So here are a few of my favourites.
Our latest round of face to face Be Connected Digital Mentor training has just finished up at the end of November. Tik travelled to Bunbury, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton to deliver these three one day-long workshops to members of Museums and Galleries in and around regional, West Australian cities.
Each year ASCCA run a series of competitions to encourage projects to inspire and encourage all of our members’ members to try to use new and emerging technologies in fun, creative and expressive ways!…
Thanks so much to those who were able to attend as a Club Delegate and take part in the recent Special General Meeting wherein we had a unanimous motion to pass a resolution to adopt ASCCA’s updated Constitution.
Last month I wrote about investment schemes. This month it’s all about love!
Windows 11 is here, and will be in an update folder near you soon. Find out how our Seniors can take advantage of these to make digital technology more accessible, no matter what their abilities are.
You are all (hopefully) by now aware of the recent data breach suffered by Optus and their customers, both past and present. There are so many reports and instruction emails and posts being sent to Optus customers and in the general domain that it can seem quite a daunting prospect to reign it all in and take adequate steps to protect yourself.
There’s been a lot happening throughout September for ASCCA’s SWADE Project (Be Connected), with a face to face meetup in Perth, Lead Digital Mentor refresher via Zoom and our first Digital Mentor training session for Round 8 (also face to face) in Perth …
October 2022 Training
ASCCA is now calling for expressions-of-interest in August’s online classes, designed for seniors.…
What’s on at the Club’s Forum?!
ASCCA’s October Clubs Forum via Zoom will focus on upcoming Get Online Week activities!
Time to check Apple, Android and Windows devices for updates .
Apple’s latest operating systems for its devices have arrived, and as always, they fix security vulnerabilities as well as introducing new features.
Welcome to yet another ASCCA monthly eNews! We are now distributing a Weekly eNews Update that helps to share the wealth of digital technology information that is abound these days, not just from ASCCA.
ASCCA is gearing up for a very busy period – Board Meeting tomorrow, Special General Meeting on 17th September where we expect those Club delegates present to adopt the proposed amended Constitution. Please register your expected attendance. See details of the amendments further in this eNews.
Conference on 10th November – plans are firming up and we hope to present to you soon the Program line up of Guest Speakers. The day is promising to be jam packed full of information, fun, games, knowledge and lots more………
ASCCA AGM is the last topic of the Conference day on 10th November. Please join us to listen and learn what a tremendous year it’s been – and our plans going forward.
Competitions are drawing to a close, with judges assessing and reporting on all the entries.
Nan is joining us at the next Clubs Forum, so don’t forget to register your attendance. She’ll be sharing her knowledge on how to research and setup a Family Tree. Nan is a bit of an expert in this topic, so those who are interested in Genealogy will gain much from Nan’s presentation.
Until next time!
September 2022 Training
for Club trainers or board members
Rich descriptions in alt text making all the difference for accessibility and equitable access to online resources
The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association [ASCCA] Board of Directors advises all members that the Special General Meeting with the intention to propose a special resolution in order to adopt the proposed new ASCCA Constitution 2022, previously scheduled for September 2nd will now be held:
September 17th 2022 via Zoom
Starting at: 10.00am AEST (Sydney Melbourne, Canberra) / 9:30am ACST (Darwin, Adelaide) / 8.00am AWST (Perth)
We ask all member Clubs to nominate a delegate to attend on the Club’s behalf, they are asked to please register via this link.
A link with the meeting details will then be emailed to registrants.
The proposed new Constitution can be found on our Governance page – or by clicking here.
For your delegates’ information prior to the meeting;
It was necessary to rewrite the ASCCA constitution because:-
- The government made a law stating that all nominees for a Board position had to have a Directors Identification number
- To widen the scope for people to nominate for directorships providing they can show competency
- Clarified the classes of memberships
- Stop Directors from voting at our general meetings
- Correction of spelling and grammatical errors
Happy 40th Birthday Commodore 64!
The Commodore 64 was launched in August 1982, making it 40 years old. It cost hundreds at a time when PCs running DOS cost thousands, and was the first computer for many Australians. It brings back many memories of typing games written in BASIC from computer magazines, long load times, and plenty of arcade game conversions.…
International VPN day, there’s a day for everything! It was August 19, which is still today in the Northern Hemisphere, but first, what is a VPN?…
Xrai.Glass – augmented reality glasses you can buy which turn voices into subtitles in your field of view – and can translate from almost any language to another, too.…
Amazon to acquire iRobot, maker of Roomba smart autonomous vacuum for US $1.9 billion, but are there privacy implications?…