Optus Data Breach

Printed paper with the words Data breach across as a heading, and the Optus logo in the top corner of the page

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.

From the President’s Desk

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!

Warm regards, 

Jennifer Willcox

Special General Meeting

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:-

  1. The government made a law stating that all nominees for a Board position had to have a Directors Identification number
  2. To widen the scope for people to nominate for directorships providing they can show competency
  3. Clarified the classes of memberships
  4. Stop Directors from voting at our general meetings
  5. Correction of spelling and grammatical errors
  6. Renumbering 

Commodore 64 turns 40!

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. 

Online Safety

Brett Levy sq

Cold Calls to save you money, how you can listen out for red flags if you get one…

There is a really clever scam around at the moment, this one is designed to potentially save you money – it is still concerning!  I know you are saying hold on Brett – if it saves you money why is it a scam… Click through to read more about how this scam works …

Adult Learners Week 2022

September 1 – 8, 2022

The year’s #ALW2022 theme promotes the power of learning to recharge, rejuvenate and reconfigure the course of people’s lives, so join in the fun and get your #ALW2022 events registered on the ALW website.

Plus if you register your event/s before 5 August 2022, you will have the chance to win 1 of 20 x $200.00 grants to support your #ALW2022 event.