The Club was first formed in March 1998, teaching in a spare classroom at Oakhill College in July of that year and catered for seniors with “hand-me -down” computer courses for seniors and laptops and those who wanted to upgrade their skills with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and photographic editing programs.
Following the smartphone revolution, the Club now offers courses in smart phones and tablets (Android and Apple) thanks to the support we have received from the Hills Shire Council and Bendigo bank. A donation from Bendigo Bank has gone to the purchase of four Apple Mac computers, which will allow teaching into Apple computing.
A prominent member was the late Lionel Smith, OAM who was on the committee for 20 years and President for much of that time. Lionel was a long-time member of the RFS, having joined in 1946. After his retirement in 1990 he worked at the RFS head office as a consulting engineer. Lionel was awarded the ‘National Service Medal’ and ‘The Australian Fire Service Medal’ for his dedicated service.
the Hills has received many awards for its community work: July 2009 Hills Shire Times Business Achiever Awards “Community Contribution of the Year”, and an Australia Day Award in 2018 for the Council and Government – Community Group of the Year.
Computer courses for seniors Open day
The Club is running an Open Day at its clubhouse in Castle Hills Showground on Tuesday 19 September located in the Old Caretaker’s Cottage. For more information go to www.cphills.org.au