Monday, January 31, 2011

Writing & Publishing (W&P) SIG, Wednesday 9 February from 12.30pm to 2.30pm

When: Wednesday 9 February from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. The first Writing and Publishing Group Meeting for 2011

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  The first half of this meeting is your opportunity to discuss the topics you would like our 2011 W&P meeting programme to cover, so we can design an interesting programme to meet your needs.

After the break John Nimmo will continue the discussion held over from last meeting about some of the issues, options, problems and solutions he has experienced in structuring, laying out, writing and editing his latest family book.

The W&P SIG is free and open to all members.

Computer Owners Group (COG) SIG, Wednesday 9 February, 10 am - 11.45 am

When: Wednesday 9 February, 10 am - 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  This is your meeting so please bring your questions:  Michael Munro will facilitate.  A feature of this particular COG will be a "show-and-tell" by some members of recently acquired frontier technology.  (Contributions by any other members who also have some new technology and are happy to demonstrate it -or at least talk about it - would of course be most welcome.)  Special Interest Groups (SIG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Our team will be there to support Michael.

Special Meeting - 3 February Venue Change – Venue Change

Special Meeting - 3 February
Venue Change – Venue Change

Thanks to all who have replied – we have a good number attending

Same time same date – Thursday 3 February - 10.30am

The meeting will now be at the

Amora Chambers 1 Room
Duxton Hotel (Now called Amora Hotel)
(Almost next door to Anvil House)
170 Wakefield Street

Take lift from front foyer to 6th Floor
From 6th floor take short flight of stairs to conference rooms – if needed another lift is also available
(There will be directional signs)

The Hotel room is at a discounted rate and Wellington City will kindly provide some financial assistance

The light luncheon will be served at Anvil House after the special meeting (including tutor clinic) has concluded.

Digicam (Digital camera) SIG. (Special Interest Group) Monday, February 14th 10.00 am - 12.00 pm - NOTE CHANGE OF DAY FROM THAT ADVERTISED IN THE DIARY

When:  Monday, February 14th 10.00 am - 12.00 pm - NOTE CHANGE OF DAY FROM THAT ADVERTISED IN THE DIARY

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Questions are always welcome. We will collectively try to answer queries and/or problems relating to camera and photography related software
Please bring along a few of your favourite holiday shots that we might all enjoy; on a camera card, disk or flash drive.

Faststone, now v4.3, the digital image viewer and enhancement program that we teach at Seniornet, has undergone a number a impressive improvements. Added is a clone stamp and healing brush, lighting, levels, "S" curves, (USM) unsharp mask and more. Bryan will demonstrate how these can enhance your images.

Exposure. Some tips on getting it right.

Friday, January 28, 2011

It’s Special – it’s for you! A meeting for members - Thursday – 3 February 2010

It’s Special – it’s for you!

A meeting for members
(no matter how new to SeniorNet)

Thursday – 3 February 2010
Level 1, Anvil House
138-140 Wakefield Street, Wellington

Are you coming? Hope so!

It’s a great time for us to explore:-
·          What SeniorNet can do to help you!
·          What you can do to help SeniorNet and fellow members!

Details in the latest newsletter posted to you last week.

Please don’t miss this chance to meet others, informally share ideas and enjoy talking or listening– you are most welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

If coming and you haven’t already done so please let Marjorie Finn know for light luncheon catering purposes – Email or phone Marjorie at 384 8349

Friday, January 21, 2011

Q&A SIG, Wednesday 2 February, 10.00 am - 12 .00 pm

When: Wednesday 2 February, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Alan Royal will facilitate this session. Bring your questions or subjects for discussion. Alan's support team will try and provide an answer or comment. There are no silly questions.

Alan will also discuss simple tips and free tools for making web sites more easily read. The tools include allowing larger text, altering the font, making different coloured text and backgrounds, removing the clutter from web sites and having the content read out loud. This material is a must for those who have difficulty reading web site material. 

Note that Q&A sessions are free to all members.

Please wear a name tag to help us all get to know one another.

This is the first session for 2011. Come along, as you will be sure to learn something new. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

SeniorNet Publications - updates for 2011

The following SeniorNet Wellington publications have been updated for 2011. They can be downloaded from the links below, or the PUBLICATIONS list on this site.:

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Draft Workshops 2011

The draft of workshops for the firt term of 2011 can be viewed here.

Special General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington - Thursday, 3 February 2011

Notice is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Incorporated will be held in the Meeting Room, Level 1, Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield Street, Wellington on Thursday, 3 February 2011, commencing at 10.30am.


1.    Apologies
2.    Consideration and adoption of proposed Constitution and Rules as circulated with this notice.
3.    Facilitated discussions to explore options for SeniorNet Wellington to help older adults cope with present and future technology challenges.
4.    A brief tutor clinic will be held at the conclusion of the above business

A light luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the meeting

In terms of the current Rules seven (7) days notice is required for a Special Meeting and no business shall be transacted other than that specified in the notice.

The purpose of the meeting is twofold.
Firstly, the meeting will formally consider the proposed Rules for adoption. A consultation draft was available for comment in September 2011. The Executive considered comments received and made some amendments. The Executive now recommends that the proposed Constitution and Rules be adopted and submitted to the Registrar of Societies for registration. 

Secondly, members will be invited to explore present and future technology challenges for older adults and how SeniorNet Wellington can cater for future needs. It will be an enjoyable, facilitated and relaxed opportunity to share and listen to ideas. It will include a brief presentation of trends in recent years, the status of SeniorNet Wellington and thoughts for the future – all as a catalyst for interchange of ideas for discussion and future consideration.

The Executive looks forward to your support and attendance

To help us cater for numbers attending please email of phone
Marjorie Finn
Phone 384 8349

Derek Oldershaw
10 January 2011 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Open Day on Thursday 27 January 2011

Open Day on Thursday 27 January 2011
You’ll be most welcome
Call any time between 10am and 2pm
Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street
(opposite the Michael Fowler Centre)
Or phone SeniorNet, 04 4731510 for more information

This is an opportunity for older folk to see and hear how SeniorNet computer training can give them new interests and skills, and add much fun to their lives.
  • Prior computer knowledge or typing ability are not necessary
  • Classes are restricted to five students with two tutors to a class
  • Competent and friendly Tutors provide helpful individual tuition
  • Every student works on a computer and is given Training Material
  • Classes are held at the same time/day each week and last two hours
  • Most Courses include four two hour sessions, while a few are longer 
  • Members learn to send emails, use the Internet, write letters, use digital cameras, repair photos, play games, and many other useful skills
  • Membership costs $20 a year and Course fees are moderate
  • Two hour workshop sessions are held most weeks on many new technology subjects and all members are welcome to attend these.