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Farewell to Carl Horn

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Given by Rod Lewis at our 25th Anniversary Celebration on 17 October 2018

Carl Horn was born and grew up in Montreal Canada and immigrated to N.Z. 37 years ago. He lived 22 years in Christchurch and the last 15 here in Nelson. He is married to Sue and has 2 grown sons in Australia.
Now sadly, Carl is leaving Nelson, moving to a new home, a new start, in Westport. The purchase of a charming villa right in town has gone unconditional and the removalists are being engaged, so it’s really happening. This means that he is leaving SeniorNet Nelson after being an active and valuable member for 8 years and our chairman for the last 3.  

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Message from Chairman Carl Horn

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Greetings, Everyone,
This Special Newsletter is the result of my need to resign from the role of Chairperson of SeniorNet Nelson. I am expecting to be moving to Westport before the end of the year, possibly by the second week of November. As a consequence, with this Newsletter I am resigning from the role of Chairperson of SeniorNet Nelson effective the end of the October Members’ Meeting on the afternoon of 17 October, 2018.
I am disappointed I am leaving SeniorNet Nelson and not completing my third term as your Chairperson. However, it would be hard to fulfil that role from Westport. Unfortunately my personal circumstances have to override my personal preferences.
It has been my continuing pleasure to have participated with you in the activities of SeniorNet Nelson during the past decade. Participating with you in various courses and learning groups has provided me with much enjoyment and satisfaction, as well as much instruction I wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. To read the full newsletter CLICK HERE.


Nelson seniors plug into the digital age

Chairman, Carl Horn, speaks to the Nelson Mail.
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Created September 2018

We want to share some information from a great talk about Artificial Intelligence


Thank you to Peter Thompson for delivering some fascinating information at our AGM on Wednesday 20th June 2018.

Not only that, but Peter has created a website where we can examine this information on Artificial Intelligence at our leisure.

It's a great site, where you can click links which take you to all kinds of information, resources and interactive experiences.

Try it!  You will like it.

Click this link to go to the Website


Age Concern Nelson Tasman presents inaugural AgeConnect Champion awards

 Created: June 2018

Interview with SeniorNet Members on Fresh FM

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Fresh FM Interview - March 2018


Vodafone email ends: how to get Gmail or webmail

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Vodafone says: "What you need to do now

1.  Your email account with Vodafone will be closing on 30 November 2017. If you’re not using it, don’t worry, there’s nothing you need to do.

2.  Set up a new web based email account, like Gmail or, or any others of your choice (if you haven’t already).

3.  Use the unique link in the email we sent you to set up your free auto-forwarding to your preferred email address by 30 November.

4.  Move your old email messages and contacts to your new account before 30 November 2017." Read more here.

 Created October 2017

Carl Horn: How learning to speak with confidence can help you

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Carl Horn has brought the curtain down on 38 years of public speaking with some typically thought provoking words.
"Every New Zealand citizen", he says, "should be required to take a Toastmasters course, preferably after they leave high school".
For the uninitiated, Toastmasters is an international organisation made up of thousands of clubs with hundreds of thousands of members who practice the art and craft of making a speech.
For many it helps them tackle one of our most common fears - speaking in public - by providing a supportive, learning environment.You won't find Carl's compulsory Toastmasters edict in any political manifesto, but he is nothing if not persuasive (that's one of the speech categories members practise at Toastmasters).
"There is nothing more valuable than to be able to use words effectively and express yourself," he says.  
Thanks for this reprinted article go to Warren Gamble of the Nelson Mail.  Read more here

Created September 2017

It's never too late to learn computing

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Mudcakes and Roses - August 2017

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Created: September 2017