Monday, June 29, 2009

Writing and Publishing SIG, Wednesday 8 July 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 8 July 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Jean Davidson will use Word 2003 to give us a demonstration on the use of
  • Section breaks           
  • Header and Footer (section titles and page numbering)
  • Formatting
  • Styles
  • Title page
  • Contents page.
Our writers will find this a very interesting session.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 1 July 2009 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 1 July 2009 10.00 am - 12.00 pm 

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street.

What: Have you a computer related question? It doesn’t matter how simple or silly it seems. There is a fair chance someone will be able to help.

David Boyes will discuss the differences in disc formats eg CD+R, CD -R, DVD.

The team will be there to assist as needed.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Workshop on Manipulating and Handling Pictures in Microsoft Word 2003, Tuesday 30 June 9.45 am - 11.45 am

When: Tuesday 30 June 9.45 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: You have written your Word document and now you wish to include some images. The workshop will cover the following:

• Word layers
• Position a graphic within text
• Creating a floating graphic and keeping them in place
• Wrapping styles and fine tuning
• Find tuning text wrapping
• Anchors
• Move and size a picture
• Grouping
• Compress pictures
• Alter pictures using the Picture Toolbar

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop.

Please register with Peter Moon at peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Issues for Tutors to note with Class Computers UPDATE

The Issues for Tutors to note with Class Computers article, found on the Tutors Page, has been updated with recent issues and their solutions. Tutors and members may find some useful problem solving material in this article.

Invitation to SeniorNet Wellington Inc. Open Day Thursday 9 July

Invitation to SeniorNet Wellington Inc. Open Day
Thursday 9 July

If you’re 55 years or over come and
see how you can learn to:

• Send email messages to family and friends
• Use the Internet to keep in touch with the world
• Develop new skills like digital photography
• Play interesting computer games
• Do up old photographs for your family
• Make birthday and greeting cards
• Write your Family History
• Make a Photo Slide Show
• Improve your secretarial skills

If you already have computer & technical skills, enquire about:

• Our Special Interest Groups that meet each month
• The range of topical workshops we promote
• Opportunities to share, pass on, or develop your skills

Call any time between 10 am and 2 pm at The SeniorNet Learning Centre
Level 1 Anvil House 138-140 Wakefield St (opp The Michael Fowler Centre) or phone 04 473 1510 for more details

Would members please advertise the above to friends and organisations.

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 24 June 2009 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm NOTE CHANGE OF TIME

When: Wednesday 24 June 2009 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street.

What: Have you a computer related question? It doesn’t matter how simple or silly it seems. There is a fair chance someone will be able to help.

Don Paterson will discuss scanning and file management issues.

The team will be there to assist as needed.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Web Site Crash 18 June

We have had a web site crash today 18 June.

You will note there is new colour scheme.

It was simpler to create the new scheme than to correlate the old colours for the resurrected site.

We hope this does not inconvenience your viewing.

Maintenance of your PC Workshop, Tuesday 23 June 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 23 June 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: The workshop will take you through e.g. a sequence of creating a restore point, backing up, updating, cleaning, optimising and defragmenting your machine.

A disc is available containing the free programmes necessary to manage the above processes.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop. The disc, if required, will be available for an extra $5.

Please register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz as numbers will be limited.

Questions & Answers SIG, Wednesday 24 June 2009 9.45 am - 11.45 am

When: Wednesday 24 June 2009 9.45 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street.

What: Have you a computer related question? It doesn’t matter how simple or silly it seems. There is a fair chance someone will be able to help.

Don Paterson will discuss scanning and file management issues.

The team will be there to assist as needed.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Forthcoming Workshops 23 June - 25 August 2009 update

The update for Forthcoming Workshops (23 June - 25 August 2009) can be viewed here.

Details will be included in the What's On? link and the web site, closer to the time of the workshop.

Workshops are held on a Tuesday, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm at Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2.

Visits to swimming pools and recreation centres just got cheaper for Wellington City's superannuitants

Wellington City Councillors at today's Strategy and Policy Committee agreed to extend the Council's Leisure Card scheme to all of the city's superannuitants. The scheme gives Community Service Card holders, people on an invalids or sickness benefit, Green Prescription referrals, and recent migrants a 50 percent discount on admission to all Council swimming pools and recreation centres. Further discounts are also available on fitness programmes. People must be Wellington city residents to qualify for the Leisure Card.

Council staff have been reviewing the scheme in the last few months in an effort to make it accessible to superannuitants. They monitored the use of the Council's facilities to assess the financial impact of extending the scheme to those over the age of 65.

Research carried out during February, March and April this year showed the majority of visits to the pools and recreation centres were during off-peak times and Councillors agreed the financial impact of extending the scheme to superannuitants would be minimal.

The Council's Social Portfolio Leader, Councillor Ngaire Best, is thrilled the scheme will be introduced to superannuitants. "We have received a lot of feedback over the last few years from people over the age of 65 who wanted to be eligible for the Leisure Card. We are delighted to be able to offer these honoured citizens cheaper visits to our recreation facilities that tie in with Government schemes such as the Super Gold Card.

"The Leisure Card scheme encourages participation in recreation activities and will give our seniors the opportunity to improve their health and well-being. It also provides another area of the community access to a range of discounts. The more people who use our facilities the better."

Wellington City superannuitants who want to apply for a Leisure Card can do so by filling out the application form on the Leisure Card web page.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Inc., Wednesday 17 June 2009

Notice is hereby given that the seventeenth Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Inc. will be held in the Spectrum Theatre, BP House cnr Johnston Street and Customhouse Quay, Wellington on Wednesday 17 June 2009, commencing at 10am.

AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Confirmation of minutes of AGM Wednesday 18 June 2008.
3. Matters arising
4. Adoption of the 2009 annual report
5. Approval of the annual accounts for the year to 31 March 2009
6. Election of officers and members of the executive committee
7. Appointment of reviewer
8. General business

Our guest speaker Nathan Mercer from Microsoft, will demonstrate Windows 7, the new Microsoft operating system (this is a really good presentation).

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Term 2 Timetable 2009 UPDATED

Click here to download and view the updated Term 2 2009 timetable.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Computer Owners Group SIG, Wednesday 10 June 10.00 am - 11.45 am

When: COG SIG, Wednesday 10 June 10.00 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2.

What: The team will answer your questions.

Alan Royal will give a few tips on speeding up your computer.

Writing and Publishing Special Interest Group, Wednesday 10 June 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 10 June 12.30 pm - 2.30pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, WCC Senior Centre Room (note change of venue), 138-140 Wakefield St.

What: This will be a demonstration by John Foden on how to use the free GIMP programme to restore and retouch your archive images.

Although this will be a repeat of the GIMP workshop given earlier in May, it is hoped to have the (extended) notes available as a costed printed bound booklet for perusal, so that people can place orders if they wish. Also, comments, questions and suggestions will be welcomed on peoples views and previous experience with GIMP.

Queries and further information: please feel free to contact John Foden on 4792487 or at john.foden@paradise.net.nz.