Gold Coast Seniors OntheNet (SOTN) is a computer club for seniors (aged 50 and over) who are interested in learning about Computers Tablets and Smart Phones [Android, i Pad & i Phone], software and associated equipment for education, interest and enjoyment.
We started with a small group of computer enthusiasts in Southport in 1997 and, with the generous support of the Gold Coast City Council and Cr. Dawn Crichlow, we became established in Council premises in Nerang Street Southport.
SOTN is an incorporated not-for-profit community-based charity conducted by volunteers interested in computing and communications, who are willing to share their knowledge with others. Many of our Members join and stay with us for many years, and, in turn, share their new-found knowledge with our newer Members.
Others just stay for a short time to learn what they need to know and then move on, hopefully enriched by their experience.
Our motto is "Seniors Helping Seniors"
Member's need not necessarily own a computer tablet or smart phone to join SOTN, but once you have gained an interest, hopefully they will be in the market for a new computer, tablet or smart phone and an Internet connection to make use of your new-found skills. We offer a large variety of courses, usually in the form of one-on-one lessons with an experienced volunteer tutor.
Tuition that can commence anywhere from the basic beginners' tuition on the use of the Internet for research and emailing , moving on to more advanced tuition such as the use of digital cameras and photo-editing depending on the member's interests.
Lessons are tailored to meet our member's individual needs and, very importantly, without any pressure being applied by our Tutors.
Member's requirements and timetable are set by themselves. All Members are encouraged to join in activities and, when ready, perhaps even become a tutor, receptionist or even a committee member thus helping “Seniors OntheNet” to survive for many decades and continue to help newer seniors.