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Joe Alexander and Julie Thompson updating information for the

Photo: Allan Alexander

The late Joe Alexander and Julie Thompson updating the entries to expand the information recorded in the the original "In Memoriam" book - see story below.

Much of this additional information has been researched on the Internet and by personal contact with the surviving family members of those in the book.

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2013 Mangrove Mountain & Districts Country Fair

As in previous years, the CTC@Mangrove Mountain and the Mangrove Mountain Computer Club supported the Country Fair, which was held on 19th October. In addition to hosting and assisting with the Country Fair website, the Mangrove Mountain Photography Club assisted with the photography competition and also mounted a display in the Old Fire Shed of photographs taken by members of the Club.

Country Fair Display

 

2012 ASSCA Competitions

Deirdre Mason won FIRST PRIZE in Creative Writing for her entry with the title 'The Box - Mother's Urn' which you can read here, a sample being "I was getting some very strange looks from passers by and aware that what I was doing was illegal, I decided to call it a day."

Juvenile Pacific White - Necked Heron   Patricia Smith's entry of a “Juvenile Pacific White - Necked Heron" in the Animals category of Digital Photography was
HIGHLY COMMENDED

Congratulations to both and you can view a copy of their individual
announcements on the ASCCA website here and all the competition results here.

This follows on from Nick Mason's success when he won First Place in the ASCCA Club Website Competition in 2007 and 2008 and Third Place in 2009.

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 &10

There are twelve computers at the Club are running Windows 7 with MS Office 2010 as a dual-boot with Windows XP and MS Office 2007.

In addition, there are two iMAC computers running both iOS and Windows 7 and one computer running Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

If you are thinking of upgrading to Windows 10 you might like to come along to Q&A on a Thursday morning 9:30 - 11:30 and have a chat about the issues and options.

National Alert System for Emergencies

The Government 'Emergency Alert' warning system was launched in NSW on 2 December, with the first trial taking place in the Blue Mountains area on 5 December. There is more information about this system here.

Mangrove Alerts Community System

It is an ‘opt-in’ system and you can read more about it at the ‘MACS’ website here, where you can also register your contact details. It uses a combination of emails, text messages to mobile phones and voice-to-text to landline messages.  

'Do Not Call' Register

Australians can register their personal home and mobile numbers, making it now illegal for telemarketers to call these numbers.

Registrations can be made online by visiting www.donotcall.gov.au.

It’s time to re-register for the Do Not Call Register for people who signed up in 2007. This will ensure you do not get any unwanted telemarketing calls.

SpamMATTERS

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) implemented the SpamMATTERS reporting system to help fight spam. You can go to http://www.acma.gov.au for details.

RSL Archiving and Restoration Project

For those who may have missed it previously, there is more information on this project here. The project has been featured in an ASCCA Newsletter and is being followed closely by staff from the Australian War Memorial, who have offered assistance.

Allan Alexander is now co-ordinating this project.

Our thanks to Telstra Country Wide for assisting the late Joe Alexander.

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