At its meeting on Wednesday 1 June, EuroSCUG welcomed Tricia Kaye, curator of the Wallace Herbarium, which is housed in a purpose built facility at the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens.
The Wallace Herbarium is central to the scientific aspect of the Garden and the collection has been documented, identified and processed in accordance with scientific best practices. The contents of the Wallace Herbarium are data-based and have been included in the National Herbarium database and the Atlas of Living Australia.
Tricia explained the types of technology used and how essential they are to the maintenance if this important collection.
Following morning tea several small group sessions were held. Of particular interest to many was the group on identifying scams. An astonishing amount of money is lost to scams in Australia each year and sadly New South Wales residents lost the most during 2021. John demonstrated real-life scams and showed how to identify them, and hopefully avoid them.
Amanda is the proud owner of Virtual Reality (VR) Equipment and was available to show members how to use it. She also ran her usual Beginners Group, offering help on all devices. Additionally there was also a Photo Help Desk run by Leslie for all the photo related questions.
EuroSCUG were most fortunate to be recently awarded a grant to purchase four laptops running Windows 11. These have now arrived, and following Committee Training, should be available for demonstrations next month.
EuroSCUG has been helping seniors to master technology since 2008. The group is run by Seniors For Seniors.
They meet at the Moruya Golf Club at 10am on the first Wednesday of each month, and Local Area Groups meet regularly in Batemans Bay, Tuross and Narooma as well as in Moruya. Hands on phone and tablet groups, both Apple and Android, are held on the first Friday of each month at the Moruya Golf Club. Details of all group meeting times can be found on their website. Visitors are most welcome to attend any meeting to see if the group is right for them.
Each meeting starts promptly at 10:00 am but everybody is asked to arrive by 9.45 am at the latest so that Covid-19 administrative tasks can be carried out beforehand.
For additional information visit the EuroSCUG website at www.euroscug.org, or phone 0491 608 077,
Jackie and Leslie Working On Photos