The August 2020 Monthly Meeting was held online on Wednesday 5th August 2020, with over 100 members in attendance. This was the program for the evening:
Guest Speakers: Doug Kimberley, Mike Allison, Nan Bosler
Topic: Staying well, Staying home, Staying Connected
Chair of Board IntegratedLiving Australia Ltd.
· Strategist and action oriented
· Experienced in leading innovative and diverse teams to deliver business transformation
· Facilitator and designer of models of organisational change and development
· Consultant in governance, leadership and business mentoring
· Significant experience in negotiation and execution of mergers and amalgamations
Mike Allison is an iHelp volunteer with MelbPC.
His background is engineering, with aerospace, automotive, heavy engineering and telecommunications experience. In recent years he has consulted to a wide range of industries. Development of an algorithm to optimise tertiary processing of steel has kept him busy for 15 years.
Mike is a ‘older person’, but likes to keep across technology and social developments, as this seems to ward off the many problems plaguing seniors.
Nan Bosler AM
Nan Bosler is committed to the growth and development of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) as it seeks to empower Seniors Computer Clubs to help older people use modern technology. She was the foundation president of ASCCA in 1998.
Nan feels strongly that learning is a lifelong experience. She was over 50 when she first went to University, has six tertiary qualifications covering Adult Education, Community Organisation, Local and Applied History, Family History and a Masters in Local Government Management. She has added Cert. IV Business (Governance) & an adapted Cert. IV Training to her qualifications.
She has been involved with community organisations for more than 70 years, holding positions ranging from member to National President. She has community awards including Anzac of the Year, the inaugural Apia Adult Learning Ambassador Award and was awarded an OAM in 1991 which has now been upgraded to an AM. Nan has represented seniors at conferences and events both in Australia and internationally, and
She is a published author. Before retiring she worked in Local Government and was an Adviser and Lecturer in the Faculty of Adult Education at the University of Technology, Sydney. Nan represents ASCCA on many committees. She was a member of the consortium that rolled out the Federal Government funded Broadband for Seniors Kiosks across Australia. She was a Seniors Week Ambassador for the years 2013 – 2016. Nan was a Champion for 2016 Year of Digital Inclusion and was awarded the Australian Not-for-profit Technology Award for 2017.
She has a passion for gardening and is thrilled to be a great grandmother (9 times over!) and even confesses to sometimes getting encouraged by her children and grandchildren to use more technology!
7.00pm sharp: Meeting opens. Host is David Stonier-Gibson.
Guest speakers: Doug Kimberley, Mike Allison, Nan Bosler
Q & A with Rob Brown
President’s Report: David Stonier-Gibson
What’s New? with George Skarbek
8.30pm (approx): Close
If you missed out the first time and would like to view any of these presentations, you can do so at http://services.melbpc.org.au/videos/
The username is videos and the password is drum286.