Herb Collie being presented with a gift for his100th by local parliamentarian Joan Pease.
Herb Collie being presented with a gift for his100th by local parliamentarian Joan Pease. nicky.norman

Seniors computing club acknowledges Herb’s century

MEMBERS of Wynnum Region Organised Computing Club for Senior Inc, better known as WROCCS, celebrated the 100th birthday of our eldest member, Herb Collie in June, with a luncheon at the RSL Wynnum.

Herb loves to talk about his past experiences in computing. He is also willing to pass on his knowledge to other members.

Herb has set a great example to us all, age is just a number.

As a matter of fact he can discuss most subjects.

Transport has become a bit of a challenge for Herb these days, however his happy face and sense of humour still greets us each month on "club day".

WROCCS seniors computing club will celebrate its 13th year of teaching in September. Thousands of 'senior students' have passed through the club and are now enjoying keeping in touch with family and friends on Skype and FaceTime where they can now watch their grandchildren grow in real time.

Imagine the joy of one of our members recently who could see her son's face for the first time in 30 years in real time on the other side of the world. With the way technology is moving forward these days, everyone will need to know how to use a computer, tablet or smart phone in the near future.

Calling All Seniors: It's time to get computer savvy. Computers have taken over the world. We think you might like to learn but are not sure how to go about it. Well, we would like to teach you! Your age is not a barrier or gender.

Ladies and gentleman let me introduce you to the Wynnum Region Organised Computing Club for Seniors Inc. better known as WROCCS.

At WROCCS you will be taught at your own pace by senior volunteers so it's easy to understand what you are learning.

We know the difficulties some seniors have with their learning because we have experienced it ourselves.

All club members are seniors 50 years and over. We welcome you, should you decide to join us.

Meetings are held at Wynnum RSL, 174 Tingal Road Wynnum, second Tuesday each month at 10.30am.

Membership $10. Call Lavina on 0411 806 154 or email wroccs@gmail.com

Classes taught: Computer basics for the beginner, Microsoft Word basic, PowerPoint, Excel, digital photos, internet tools, using Windows 7 & 8. Internet, email, eBay, Skype, family history, Facebook, movie maker. Apple iPad and iPhone, Mac Computer, FaceTime, Android tablet and smart phone.


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