Katherine Rotary Computer Club

The Rotary Club of Katherine has established the Katherine  Rotary Computer Club in order to help people became more proficient with technology.  We have received positive support from a cross-section of the Katherine community - and we are grateful to our sponsors - see below.

Rotary Clubs do what they can to raise money for their community and for needy causes in other places.  Our Rotary Club has a lot of teachers and educators so that is where our strength lies.

The Rotary Club of Katherine is setting up the Katherine Rotary Computer Club.

We see this as a service to anyone who wants to learn the new  all-embracing digital technology skills that in today’s world we just can’t be without -  particularly our seniors.

So if you want to know which type of computer suits your requirement, or you have mobile and/or tablet but can’t utilise some of the amazing resources or apps, or even if you have a computer and need help using it… we are here for you.

Nine people were keen to become digital mentors willing to help others and we all attended a digital mentoring course presented by Ursula Lyons of SWADENT.

We have started fundraising in order to upgrade the training room so that we can run workshops or training courses. To that end, Katherine Speedway have generously allowed us to cook and sell BBQ steak and sausage sandwiches at the Katherine Speedway over the next couple of months. A huge vote of thanks to Town and Country butchers for giving us the best scotch fillet steak at cost price for selling at Speedway.  We thank Katherine Fruit & Veg for supplying free onions and the Stuart Hotel for giving us the ice that we need to

keep our drinks cold. And Stormy’s Bistro for the best food in town gave us a $50 dinner voucher.

 

The training room is being renovated.  Grateful thanks to James Dixon; Jeremy Dixon and Margie Zoetelief for ripping out the old kitchen and benches, cleaning and painting the walls. Massive thanks to 1Set Building and Talias Painting for cleaning and painting the ceiling/roof at no cost. And Custom Cabinets have put in a new kitchen at no cost.

 

Charles Darwin University have offered us 10 laptops that are no longer required.

Our local community are so supportive!

 

We have further grants to be written to have the training room rewired and flooring to be installed … and the purchase of computer software.

 

We are looking forward to helping people learn new skills. To that end we held our first workshop in which some of our valued seniors brought their laptops and learned to create their own Facebook Pages.

L-R: Tully; ?; Dennis; Barbara; Chris; Andrew;  and Yvonne

 

Want to join?  Need to learn to do something? Let us know what you need and we can plan for the training. Training sessions are free to members; $20 for non-members. It’s easy to join – download our online joining form, or write to Chris at PO Box 1939, Katherine, NT 0851. Contact details at the top of this page

The KRCC can offer one-on-one and/or group training workshops. We may able to help with transport for people who can't get to the training. We are also looking at the option of bringing the training to you. Membership is $10 a year. 1 day courses for members are free. 1 day courses for non-members are $20 per person.  Click the PDF icon to download a membership form.

Or pick up a membership form at NT Technology.

Upcoming workshops:

 

Getting to know BeConnected

Monday 21 September 10am - 2pm Don't rely on just what you can learn here at the face to face club meeting - there are a hist of online courses available through BeConnected - and all of our members are members of this online platform. We will show you how to join and log in to these really useful courses.

Introduction to online family history

Monday 28 September 10am - 2pm Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge.

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20 July 2020

Future workshops......

  • which computer should I buy?

  • desktop, laptop or tablet?

  • buying and setting up a computer

  • flash, thumb or usb drives

  • backing up and hard drives

  • Android basics

  • getting online

  • family history online resources

  • using email

  • iPad basics

  • surfing the web

  • organising files

  • games and how to play

  • editing photos

  • digital camera basics

  • digitising old photos

  • what is streaming?

  • downloading movies

  • make your own movie

  • learn simple word processing

  • the power of databases

  • making sense of numbers in MS Excel

  • the power of MS PowerPoint

  • what is freeware?

  • videoconferencing

  • Windows 7, 18 &10

  • absolute basics Mac

  • Mac and the iCloud

  • social networking Facebook

  • social networking Twitter

  • social networking Instagram

  • messaging

Newsletter

20 August 2020

Transforming the training space

James, Jeremy & Margie ripped out the  rotten kitchen cabinets and bars, cleaned and filled the walls

Jeremy & Margie painted the walls

1Set Building & Talia Painting cleaned and painted the ceiling

Postal address: Rotary Club of Katherine, PO Box 564, Katherine, NT 0851