Committee 2018 - 2019

President: Eric Maronese. Maureen and I stumbled upon the Westlake’s in 1999 and then started spending many weekends here, finally we took residence at Rathmines in 2004. Although a computer user at work on retirement in 2006 I soon realised I had been fully reliant on the IT dept. for help. WSCC soon became my pseudo IT helpline. The various Tutors helped me be somewhat self-reliant and I progressed to Committee, Buddy and some Tutoring.

My early years were spent in the Parramatta and Cooma (in the days of the Snowy River Hydro construction) areas training and studying Surveying . I was required to Register for National Service in 1958 but given a deferment to complete exams. It became a permanent deferment as the Scheme ceased that same year. This somehow left a void in my personal need to serve the Community. Later in 1973 as a married family man I Volunteered with the then Civil Defence (now State Emergency Service NSWSES). I joined the recently activated Baulkham Hills Local Headquarters. After training I was appointed to Management as the Staff Officer Operations. In 1980 I was nominated and accepted the position of Local Controller. This Volunteer positioned I held for eight years. I remained a Volunteer and to this day am still and active member of the Lake Macquarie City Unit.

Vice President: Vacant

Secretary: Annette Stuckey Annette started work in 1955 at the MLC Assurance Company in Sydney. In 1959 she went to Papua New Guinea where she spent 18 years working for the Commonwealth Government. It was there she was introduced to computers, commencing with mainframes and moving on to PCs.

While in PNG she was Secretary of the Four Mile Social Club for five years and the Secretary of the Hawks Rugby League Football Club for four years.

Back in Australia she gained her Victorian Certificate of Education through TAFE Outreach Learning in Bairnsdale, Victoria and received an Associate Diploma in Social Science - Community Development. Whilst in Victoria Annette was the Secretary of the Deddick Valley Isolated Women's Group.

She joined the Westlakes Seniors Computer Club, Lake Macquarie in 2000 at its inauguration. She was elected Secretary in May 2000 and still holds that position.

Annette is also a current Justice of the Peace for the State of New South Wales.

Treasurer: Alwyn Stuckey. Has worked at Forestry, Queensland Police, Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary.

On return to Australia he managed two large sheep and cattle properties, various community committees and as a Commercial Agent conducting financial examinations within the NSW Court system.

Alwyn joined the Westlakes Seniors Computer Club 2000 and has been a member since that date. Originally he was responsible for the technical support for the Club. In 2010 he was appointed the Treasurer of the Westlakes Club, which position he still holds.

Committee: Janice French. Our WSCC was made know to me in 2007 from an article in the Lakes Mail, my knowledge of computers was zilch, I needed help which was provided.

As time passed I became involved assisting in classes, then Meet and Greet, eventually taking on the responsibility of Tuition Coordinator and now have a role on our Committee.

Achieving my Leaving Certificate and Diploma I went on to be a teacher, later Michael and I had our own business in the tourism industry, affording us the opportunity of overseas travel. We sold up and retired moving from Sydney to beautiful Lake Macquarie some thirty years past.

Committee: Elizabeth Taylor. Born and raised in Singleton and attended St Catherine’s College. Became a nurse, training at the Mater Waratah after which went to NZ for four years with one suite case, returning four years later April 1969 with a husband two sons ,one only six weeks old and several cases. Also had a daughter, 1970 our only Aussie.

I returned to nursing in 1975 Gosford District Hospital then Brisbane Waters Private from 1978 until 1990 when a back injury put an and to my nursing career. From 1992 I was doing office work in Gosford and Newcastle after moving to Wangi January 1995.

After my husband died in 2011 I decided I needed help with computer skills (and still do) so I joined WSCC and have been on the committee since 2014.

I am also a keen quilter and at times a very busy mother and grandmother.

Committee: Beverley Sanders. I completed my schooling At Hornsby Girls High with the Intermediate Certificate . After various positions of employment, I joined A W V the Valve Company of A W A as A stores record clerk and later assisted in Purchasing And following up of outstanding deliveries and then to become the company’s receiving Clerk I was employed there for almost ten Years .

After my marriage moving to Wollongong I was employed by Wollongong Engineering where I was Introduced to accounts Payable and was there about six years . We moved to Woronora and at Dowell Windows worked again In accounts Payable and was introduced to a computerised version not that much different to the Kalamazoo system which I had being using. This was my first usage of computers.

After Ten years I gained a position at a company That Manufactured mining machinery in the production department doing Purchasing following up deliveries and other various duties needing the use of computers. I was retrenched in 1998 and in 2000 my husband after his retirement moved to Dora Creek.

With the use of an old second hand computer I joined the WSCC And with many classes learnt many more ways to use and are still learning. My hobbies are reading ,knitting And doing Crosswords.

Committee: Alf Jones.

Social Sub-Committee: Len Johnston

Social Sub-Committee: June Clark:

Our AGM is held in April each year.