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Chairman's Report - 2018

I am pleased to present my Annual Report for the year ending 31 March 2018.

Finances:

Your society continues in a sound financial position.

 

Cash position at 31/3/2018 $ 59,486

Cash position at 31/3/2017 $ 59,518

 

The society's expenses were higher than the preceeding year, reflecting the purchase of ten new computers costing $9,510. This was funded in it's entirety by a grant of $9,510 from Pub Charities.

 

Total Expenses year to 31/3/2018 $ 32,018

Total Expenses year to 31/3/2017 $ 23,234

 

Funds on hand are adequate to meet our ongoing requirements, and are also sufficient to provide a buffer in the event of unexpected expenses.

 

There is no change sought to the rate of the annual membership fee. We have made some small changes to course fees.

Read more: AGM Chairman Report 2018

Obituary - JEXI KEOWN

It is with great sadness and a real sense of loss that we learned that Jexi Keown passed away on Saturday afternoon, 28th January 2018.

Jexi became a member of SeniorNet Hutt City in February, 2004. Over the years she has attended or assisted with tutoring in most classes, often at short notice.

Jexi served on the committee from 2011 to 2017 and fulfilled the post of Student Coordinator with distinction. She was a very warm and a very real people person with a bubbly personality, a very friendly demeanour, always ready to welcome people, reassure them and put them at ease, always willing to help with whatever and in whatever way she could. She was a very dedicated and loyal member of SeniorNet, believing completely in our goals and mission.

Jexi will be sadly missed by committee, tutors and members but our lives are so much richer for having known her and sharing in so many things with her.

 

Chairman's Report - 2017

I am pleased to present my Annual Report for the year ending 31 March 2017.

      1. Finances:

Your society continues in a sound financial position.

 

Cash position at 31/3/2017 $ 59,518

Cash position at 31/3/2016 $ 61,370

 

The society's expenses were similar to the preceding year.

 

Total Expenses year to 31/3/2017 $ 23,234

Total Expenses year to 31/3/2016 $ 24,768

 

Funds on hand are adequate to meet our ongoing requirements, and are also sufficient to provide a buffer in the event of unexpected expenses.

 

There is no change sought to the rate of the annual membership fee, and no change in course fees is anticipated. We have effected a small change to Workshops (from $5 to $8).

 

Capitation fee paid by us to the Federation, in recognition of the work they do on behalf of ourselves and the wider SeniorNet community, increased to $3 per registered member in the past year, and will increase to $5 per registered member, with the first payment at this rate scheduled for 31 December 2017. Your Executive Committee is keeping a close eye on the effects of these changed fees. No changes are anticipated to course fee levels.

Read more: AGM - Chairmans Report 2017

Important Notice to Yahoo Account Holders and Xtra Email Account Holders

Yahoo have admitted they have suffered a major data breach some time in 2014 in which 500 million account credentials were stolen. 200 million of these have recently been offered for sale by the crooks.

If you have a Yahoo account (email or any other Yahoo service) or an xtra email account (Telecom/Spark outsourced their emails to Yahoo in 2013) you are advised to change your password immediately.

Spark (Xtra) Email Accounts

Click here to have a password reset sent to your email. Then follow the provided instructions.

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