Bio - Ruby Fraser
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Bio - Ruby Fraser

My name is Ruby Fraser, I am a retired nurse. I bought my first computer in 1999, with a view to becoming computer literate so I could keep up with and help our grandson who had just started school.

I first went to our local college night classes to learn how to use it but learned very little as the teachers were very young and very fast in their teaching. Alas I could not keep up. I spent hours practicing with many heart stopping moments,especially when the computer showed a blue screen and told me It had a ‘FATAL ERROR’! I was afraid the whole thing would blow up at any minute but am pleased to advise that never happened.

I heard about SeniorNet through an acquaintance and joined a few years later as we were busy caring for additional grandchildren at the time until they too started school.

With much practice and help from the wonderful tutors things started to make sense. I did all of the classes available and thoroughly enjoyed the learning process. When I thought I knew enough of the basic skills I became an assistant tutor and found I learned even more. I have had a lot of fun and made many new friends along the way. In more recent years I joined the committee, continued to tutor and have helped out with updating manuals. I am now enjoying learning and sharing about new technologies such as E Readers, I Pads and smart phones.

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Microsoft Word is the sophisticated proprietary word processing software which can be purchased as a stand alone programme or included as part of Microsoft Office.

How To Apply For Membership of SeniorNet Hutt City On Line.

You can complete the form on the left side of the on line application page here.

This form is in two pages. Click the Continue button at the end of page 1 to continue on page two.

Complete all the sections marked with a red asterisk (they are mandatory) and the other questions as appropriate.

Then click the button at the end of the form to submit it. You will receive a confirming email.

If you prefer, you can call at our Learning Centre and complete an application in person. Our Learning Centre is at:


Gibson Sheat Building
81 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt 5010