Friday, June 28, 2013

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 10 July, 10.00 am – 1200 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday, 10 July, 10 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions:  Michael Munro will facilitate.  Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Backing up and restoring your computer simplified workshop - Friday 12 July 2013 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

When:  Friday 12 July 2013 - 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

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

What:  We all know we are meant to back up material on our computers in case of some sort of disaster but how many of us know what to do or do it?

In this Workshop Tony Doogue will provide you with a simple explanation of what is involved and what to do to back up your computer or restore it in case of a disaster.  The emphasis will be on basic backing up and restoring but links will be given to sources of more detailed information for both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac operating systems.

If you are confused about backing up or restoring or are having difficulties with one or the other why not see if he can help you.

Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at  tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz at the same time mentioning any particular topic you would like covered.

Some of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com.  Go to Workshop Notes and Backing Up and Restoring Simplified to see it.
Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Please wear a name tag.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival. Please bring the correct change.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Writing & Publishing SIG, Wed 10 July 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When: Wed 10 July 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138 Wakefield St

What: Enhancing Treasured Old Photos, Documents, Newsletter, Paper Clipping  and more.

In this session Peter Moon will talk about and demonstrate ways of:

  • Inserting Captions with your Image
  • Copying,saving Images and Text from the Web
  • Stitching Images
  • Creating Thumbnail Images
  • Cropping Images
  • Grouping Images
  • Wrapping text around Images
  • Turning old treasured Photos into an Oval Shape
  • Enhancing Images
  • Scanned Images

 This will be a most interesting session and all members are welcome to attend.

Free to all members.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Enchancing,Editing, Saving Images in MS Word and Paint, Tuesday 2 July 2013 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 2 July 2013 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: Enhancing, Editing, Saving Images in MS Word and Paint
In this session we will explore and demonstrate what the MS Word Picture Tool bar has to offer.If you invest in some time to familiarize yourself with the Picture Tool bar , then it will give you the confidence to put a professional touch to your project.
Some of the things we will cover in this workshop below and much more

  • Colour Adjustment
  • Picture Styles
  • Arrange Size
  • Compress Pictures
  • lnserting Captions to a picture
  • Grouping Images
  • Text Wrapping

This workshop will appeal to members who are writing their Family History, Creating Newsletters and designing Cards or Posters.

The investment for the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop. Correct change please.

Numbers are limited. Register early with Peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz

Workshop -- Downloading, installing and uninstalling programs, Monday 8 July, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 8 July, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Download and install programs safely; how to uninstall; what are "Apps"?; how to deal with them and more!

Register with David Boyes, davyambrose@gmail.com  

The investment is $5.00 please, at the door. Correct money will be  welcomed!

Friday, June 21, 2013

SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Thursday 4 July, commencing at 10.00 am

SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Thursday 4 July, commencing at 10.00 am

Please pass on this message to any seniors you think could be interested.

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street

Join us for morning tea or coffee and we’ll show you what we do

If you’re new to computers

  • Learn toYou’re never too old to learn new skills
  • No prior knowledge or skills required
  • All activities are designed for our age group
  • Learn at your own pace

If you have some knowledge

  • Share and exchange skills and experiences
  • Learn new techniques from others
  • Join interest groups
  • Keep pace with new technology
  • Help others to learn and acquire new skills

We learn together, share knowledge, have fun and meet friendly people.

Subscriptions and course and workshop fees are modest.

For more information and to register, please contact either:

John Nimmo, Phone 4768771   email john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz
or Colin Archer,  Phone 478 6559   email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz

Check our website  www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com  for further information.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 24 June 2013

When: Monday 24 June, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Share your knowledge and experiences with other Apple Mac Computer users.

Ask questions, help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints.

Are you new to Mac? Thinking of purchasing an Apple Mac?  Come along observe and even ask questions.

It is an opportunity to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills on Apple Mac by sharing the know-how of other members.

This meeting is free to all members.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fraud Awareness Week focuses on seniors

Raising awareness among seniors who are most vulnerable to scams is the key focus for this year’s Fraud Awareness Week, says Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss.

About 10 per cent of New Zealanders approached by scammers hand over money, losing on average $5000 each.  Reported losses to scams have increased in recent years, from $1.7m reported in 2010 to almost $4m last year.

“Scams have serious financial implications – sometimes a victim’s entire life savings can be gone before they realise they’ve been scammed. Less visible is the psychological toll that comes from the embarrassment, grief, loss of face and family breakdown,” says Mr Foss.
Three years of combined scam reports have shown that:
  • Reported losses are growing year on year
  • Dating and investment scams show the highest reported losses
  • Reported losses when buying and selling online continue to increase every year.
“Seniors may have more available cash, they are more likely to travel and may be less internet and social media-savvy than the younger generation, which makes them particularly vulnerable to certain types of scams. They are also more likely to lose money to online travel/accommodation scams, are twice as likely as other age groups to lose money to investment scams and are four times as likely to fall prey to dating scams,” says Mr Foss.
Mr Foss will officially launch Fraud Awareness Week 2013 at the Scamscape Conference in Wellington today, co-hosted by MBIE and Trade Me.
To report a scam visit www.scamwatch.govt.nz

Friday, June 14, 2013

Questions & Answers (Q&A) Thursday 20 June 2013, 10 am -11.45 am

When: Thursday 20 June, 2013, 10 am -11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Lionel Clover will facilitate the session

Don’t be shy.

No question is too outlandish or too elementary — all could lead to an answer. It’s an opportunity to learn and share as part of the Special Learning Group that is free to all SeniorNet Members

See you there!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Digital Camera Meeting, Tuesday 18 June, 10 am - 12 pm

When: Tuesday 18 June, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Continuing from our last meeting at which we had a wee competition, the theme this month will be "cooking". See what original and enterprising ideas you can come up with.

Got  question or a problem. Bring it along.  Someone is sure to  have the answer.

As advance notice the theme for July will be "transport" -  car, plane, train, bike, skateboard whatever. It will be the interesting way you portray your chosen item that will count.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

DATE CORRECTION - Android Devices Group meeting, Tuesday 18 June 2013 - 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm.

Please note the date change from 19 June to 18 June, due to a double booking of Room 2.

When:   Tuesday 18 June 2013  12.30 pm -2.30 pm.

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Format: Q & A

Facilitators: Graeme Munro & Lindsay Rollo

Don't be shy. These sessions are specifically designed to help the
beginner. Come and ask your questions so that we can help you get the
most out of your phone or tablet.

These sessions are free for members. Let other members know in case
they are not on the Internet or email.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Computer and Related Security Workshop - Friday 21 June 2013, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

When:  Friday 21 June 2013 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.

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

What:  Learn how to protect yourself from the “baddies” that seek to invade your computer or your home to steal your information and your money, or con you into giving it and possibly to kill your computer or make it useless.

Tony Doogue will explain the various types of baddies of the computer world and related criminal methods to relieve you of your money, and show you how to protect yourself from them. There will be simple practical hints as well as links to more detailed information.

If you’ve got something you particularly want to know about or are having difficulties with why not see if he can help you.  

Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz at the same time mentioning anything you would like covered.

Some of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com.  Go to Workshop Notes and “Computer and Related Security” to see it.
Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Please have correct change.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SeniorNet Wellington Inc. AGM 2013

Notice is hereby given that the Twenty First Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Incorporated will be held in the Chambers 1 Room, 6th Floor, Amora Hotel, 170 Wakefield Street, Wellington on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 commencing at 10 am.

AGENDA
1. Apologies
2. Confirmation of Minutes of AGM held on 20 June 2012
3. Matters arising from the minutes of the AGM
4. Adoption of the Executive Committee’s Report for the year to 31 March 2013
5. Approval of the Financial Statements for the year to 31 March 2013
6. Election of officers and members of the Executive Committee
7. Appointment of Reviewer
8. Life Members
9. General Business

Scams and internet fraud – how they can affect you

New and different scams are coming our way. Have you been, or will you be a victim? Our guest speakers Jarrod Rendel (Ministry of Consumer Affairs) and Lee Chisholm (Netsafe) will provide a presentation about scams and fraud schemes that may come our way. They will outline examples of recent events and alert us to be more aware.

Light refreshments will be served after the meeting. For catering purposes please email  wellingtonseniornet@gmail.com or phone the office 473 1510 (10 am – 12 noon or leave a message) to let us know you will be attending.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Workshop - Toys for Boys and Gadgets for Girls, Thursday 13 June, 10 am - 12 pm

When: Thursday 13 June, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: The session is a pot pourri of  technology developments and some  software and hardware thoughts. Those attending are invited to contribute with a demonstration of their new toys and gadgets.

The formal session covers

  • How to get a good deal on computers and their related technology 
  • Emerging toys and gadgets 
  • Review of ‘necessary’ basic (free) software 
  • Some ‘quirky’ but useful software 
  • New Google features 
  • Cloud storage 
  • Remote access tools


The investment for the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop. Correct change please.

Numbers are limited. Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 12 June, 10.00 am – 1200 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday,12 June, 10 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions:  Alan Royal will facilitate.  Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Writing and Publishing (SLG) Special Learning Group, Wednesday 12 June, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When: Wednesday 12 June, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138 Wakefield St

What: Alan Royal will wander through a few of Microsoft Word's less obvious tips and tricks, including document maps, and how to make A5 booklets.

Bring along your own Word hints to share with this SLG.

These sessions are free for members. Let other members know in case they are not on the Internet or email.