Senior Net active
It only took a few donated Windows 95 computers to get South Waikato Senior Net started.
A committee of eight brought the computer classes to the district 15 years ago and several upgrades and hundreds of members later the organisation is still going strong.
Committee chairman Warren Anderson said the current 230 members not only gain skills but confidence as well.
‘‘It’s not only a place to learn but to socalise as well,’’ he said.
Anderson said their oldest member at 90 could not even control a mouse when she started.
As the technology continued to upgrade so did her skills, Anderson said.
Committee member Raewyn Adams started with the club as a student.
And despite the skills she had already acquired she still had much to learn.
‘‘I went to college and it wasn’t until I came to Senior Net when I really knew how to use a computer,’’ she said.
Catching up: Chairman Warren Anderson, front, Rosemary Shaw and Maureen Johnson started with Senior Net to help others learn about technology.