Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gearing up for a new year at ParraPals

Well we had Christmas and New Year off, but straight afterwards, we began a publicity drive, getting pamphlets, flyers and timetables out to retirement villages, former members, libraries and shopping centres.  We had and are continuing to have a good response from that.  And the Parramatta Advertiser came to visit and brought a photographer with them, resulting in an article mid January.

In mid-January trainers and buddies volunteered for the working bee, which was also an opportunity for members and enquirers to book into courses.

We also realised that most of our trainers and buddies were unfamiliar with Windows 7, so Michael Myers volunteered to run a two hour session to bring us up to speed.  The consensus was that it isn't much different from Vista, so easy enough to follow.  Since we planned the meeting more than a handful of our trainers and buddies had acquired a new PC or laptop with Windows 7 anyway.  Jon Bayley also ran a two hour session on how to use the club digital camera.

Member turnout for our two functions in January was very pleasing - 30 at our Lunch at the Leagues on 17th; 55 at our Members' meeting and 4th birthday party on 21st January.

E-bay - Buying, and e-Bay selling - offered as separate short courses by Deborah Martin - have proved so popular that she has scheduled two more classes.  These are to be held on Monday afternoons 21st February (Buying) and 28th February (Selling), between 1.00-3.15pm.  Preference will be given to people on the waiting list.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Margaret, ComputerPals Parramatta certainly hve been busy so early in the new year! Keep up the good work you do as Secretary!