Celebration for IT students

COMPUTERS were coupled with cake in a special celebration at the Cavanbah Centre.

The Coffs Seniors Computer Club marked their 10-year mile- stone on Monday with morning tea and recognition of founding member George Rose's long service.

Mr Rose said the group's motto was ‘seniors helping seniors'.

“Apart from learning about computers, we have formed terrific friendships,” Mr Rose said.

“We are not professionals but in our classes it's all about teaching others what we know.”

Norma Hall and Nola Woods have been involved since the start, although originally as students.

Ms Hall recalls trying to make sense of computers when they were first introduced to her.

“I was in awe of what it was all about the first time I saw a computer,” Ms Hall said.

The group started from the Park Beach Bowling Club in 2001 and the number of students attending the sessions has doubled over the years. At each weekly meeting, which caters for beginners and intermediate, classes are shown how to use different programs, send emails and make Skype calls among a wide-ranging number of different tasks.

Last month the Coffs Seniors Computer Club introduced a laptop class to keep up with the trends in technology.

New members are welcome. For more information, call 6652 3853.

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