Sherwood Street

Phone  Secretary  Janice Randle  54922336

Meetings every Tuesday 1-30pm

The Seniors Computer course was having problems with the internet connection and so the last lesson was transfered to the learning centre where we all had a very informative day and were presented with our certificate of completion. the course was so successful that there were not enough places for all the applicants an so there will be another course  held after Easter.The tutor was presented with a gift in appreciation of her help.The day concluded with the tea lady making a nice cup of tea and biscuits.  


On Monday the twenty forth of May another two groups of participants commenced The Telstra Connected to Seniors classes offered by The Birchip Business and Learning Center. Sixteen members of The Senior Citizens took part in the first five weeks of lessons at the Senior's club rooms earlier this year and another sixteen have registered for the current classes

Tutor Lynda Rumbold introduced an additional two lessons to allow the participants to become familiar with the computer prior to commencing the lessons on how to use the internet.

The Birchip Senior Citizens have purchased two new computers which not only give seniors the opportunity to carry out their online computing tasks, but also contain a teaching program.

The computers were provided through a Broadband for Seniors grant and have been so successful and popular in their new home at TheSenior Citizens Clubrooms that funding for two more computers and a printer has been secured. Use of the computers and access to the club rooms is free for people over the age of fifty five.The Club does however, encourage those wishing to make use of this fantastic new facility to become Club members.

The club is a brilliant way for club members to learn to play cards, snooker, or bowls and have a chat with a cup of tea in a relaxed and friendly enviroment. The members also have a barbeque or roast dinner. All new members are most welcome and encouraged.

The Birchip Senior Citizens Club is open regularly on Tuesday after noon and will now be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays for those who would like more time to use the computers. There is also the opportunity for lessons.

The process of obtaining the computers not only provided a new project for The Senior citizens club, but also the Birchip Mens Shed, whose members kindly donated their time to build the desks for the new computers, tailoring them to the needs and space requirement of The Birchip senior Citizens clubrooms.

Seniors Computer Course

Simone was successful in obtaining a grant to enable the Seniors to take part in an entry level computer course.The first session was held last Tuesday.A great day was had by all with good friends an excellent tutor and a very conscientious tea lady.The next session will be next Tuesday and everyone is looking forward to our next lesson.


The monday the 24th computer course was the best one so far. Everything went to plan and we all gained lots of computer knowledge not that we are experts but we are all getting better. All the places were filled again and we all had lots of fun.The lessons will continue for the next five weeks in the computer room at The Birchip Business and Learning Centre and we will all learn to use the internet efficiently and to extract more information from the Web. 


                    Jean Bob And Norma                               Jean using one of the computers