Come and discover everything technology has to offer!
How we started in Palmerston North
The club is an Incorporated Society and opened with an elected committee on the 1st July, 1997 with five second-hand computers. By 2000 the club had new computers, a scanner, printers and a quickly growing membership. The club outgrew its AMP premises in late 2000 and was offered better rooms plus computers in Palmerston North's UCOL building. A very harmonious relationship was formed and lasted for the next seven years when UCOL required more space and it was time for SeniorNet to once again look for its own premises. The move to the present rooms on Princess Street took place in January, 2009. During the seven years in the UCOL building, SeniorNet went from strength to strength. Membership at one time rose to 600 and all classes had good attendance. Other courses in digital camera and genealogy grew in popularity and special interest groups were formed and still have good attendance today.
Our SeniorNet Learning Centre is run by an elected committee and relies on membership for volunteers in administration and tuition roles. Typically our tutors have passed through our classes and use the knowledge gained, to teach others.
What we do
We assist those 50 years of age and over to learn how to use a computer by offering courses and workshops for Microsoft programs, some Apple Mac and Android programs for desktop computers, laptop computer, and tablets.
Check out our brochure
Our courses are arranged when we have enough students to make the course viable and tutors available. They are run over four terms on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9am and 4pm. All courses are run one lesson per week and are 2 hours duration with a 10 minute break, courses run for 4 to 8 weeks duration.
Courses are arranged when we have enough students to make each course viable and we have Tutors available. Course times may not always suit all students.
Wednesdays are kept free for other activities such as Interest Groups, Meetings, and Members Days.
We meet on the second Wednesday of the month for our Monthly Members Meetings where a guest speaker enlightens club members on a diverse range of topics.
Can you help?
- Do you have an interest in technology and are willing to share your knowledge with seniors?
- Perhaps you have time to teach a course or workshop?
- Would you like to help with administration in our office?
Please click the link to access the SeniorNet Manawatū Constitution