Early in 2005 the Rotary Club of Maclean called a
meeting of seniors to gauge support for the proposed formation of a
Seniors Computer Club. Some 26 seniors attended and after presentations
by John Wells from Rotary, a Steering Committee was established. This
new committee was to be sponsored by Rotary Club of Maclean.
Australian Seniors Computing Clubs Association (ASCCA)
gave valuable advice on the need to apply for Incorporation and to
register a name for the club. This action resulted in Clarence Valley
Senior Computer Club (CVSCC) and incorporation being granted. The Rotary
Club of Maclean negotiated with Clarence Valley Council for the
provision of several computers that were surplus to their requirements.
The CVSCC after several failed negotiations finally obtained the use of
the Showground Pavilion and set rental and conditions of use.
The Showground soon become an unsuitable site due to
conflict with other users and a search resumed for a more suitable
location. By chance the club was offered a room at the old Council
Chambers and this was quickly taken up with a new rental agreement drawn
After an uncertain beginning CVSCC now occupy the
Council rooms and enjoy a modern training facility and excellent
cooperation with the Council.
The Club gives credit to Clarence Valley Council for
their ongoing support and Rotary Club of Maclean for initially promoting
the need to establish a facility for seniors within the Valley. We are
now a able to run the Club with a dedicated Committee and thank the
members for their ongoing support.