The Rotorua Grey Power News is a localised edition of the National Grey Power Magazine, reporting on the policies of the Grey Power Federation, concerns of the elderly and reader interest articles which keep the local members informed on issues that directly affect them.
Hello again – to all our computer users This article is directed to our members who use computers. WIELAND HARTWIG Grey Power Rotorua Committee A few months ago I wrote an article to highlight the importance – or not – of looking after our electronic data: photos, videos, emails, love letters, etc. from our past. They are important, not only to us, but also to family members. Some family members may not care, others may be VERY interested in where 'they' came from. My focus, then, was on backing up our digital stuff. Today I’m writing about all the funny digital stuff you want to keep – or not – for all the ones after you. Young people are busy. Same as we were at that age. Yet, as people settle down they may want to look back at where they came from, how their grands lived, or their grand grands. As time goes on, these memories are harder to find and people's roots/memories will get more and more 'fuzzy'. – My brother is a real internet sleuth. He found a photograph of one of my grand-grand-grand fathers from the 1870s. Quite a feat! – Photography was only invented about 25 years before that. My great-great-great father must have been one of the early real 'geeks' at the time. Going back to more information on how we NOW manage our 'electronic will' is the focus of this article. The Ministry Of Seniors has this to say... my interpretation... A digital will is a list of all your digital assets, where they are stored and the username or email address you signed up with. This information helps your loved ones to know what services you are signed up to and cancel the accounts when you die. Choose someone competent with technology that you trust to be your digital executor. Their job involves emailing, organising logins and scanning documents (some services require your death to be verified). Once your digital assets are retrieved, the digital executor can ask for the account to be closed or blocked. Some services – such as Facebook – will never delete anything and your lovedones’ Facebook history will live forever unless you arrange otherwise. Facebook has the facility to appoint a Facebook Executor to operate eg. announce your death, or close your account forthwith as you direct. Creating a digital will may not be your preferred way to spend an afternoon, but spending the time to do it now will save those close to you unnecessary stress and difficulties. Your digital assets may be • email accounts • bank accounts • social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr) • music and video accounts (iTunes, Spotify, Flickr) • general storage of photos and videos on Dropbox, G-drive, MyDrive and iCloud • online shopping accounts (TradeMe, eBay) • computer systems and mobile device backups As a – non-electronic – version we can offer you our 'Why Keep It Secret' booklet that you can keep at home or with your loved ones where you can physically note down the placement of your will, instructions for your lawyer, bank details, passwords and log-in details and much much more. We sell it for a modest $5 as a Rotorua Grey Power fundraiser at the office when you come in (or via the internet on our website). We are open Tuesdays to Thursdays, 10am to 2pm. The office is just behind Spotlight on Eruera Street. From March to May we are also open on Fridays at the same times. NEW MEMBER APPLICATION Grey Power Rotorua Inc. PO Box 414 Rotorua 3040 SURNAME Mr Mrs Miss Ms FIRST NAME/S PARTNER’S NAME Mr Mrs Miss Ms ADDRESS SUBURB POSTCODE EMAIL PHONE 1 year subscription (April-March) Single $20.00 Couple $30.00 Donation Please indicate if you do not want your details to be used for promotional or advertising mail PAYMENT OPTIONS Cheque - Payable to Grey Power Rotorua Inc. Post to Grey Power Rotorua PO Box 414, Rotorua 3040 4 Rotorua greypower News – March 2018 Grey Power Office - Come in, complete a membership application form and pay by cash or cheque No Internet Banking - Complete and submit application form on our website www.greypowerrotorua.org.nz And pay by internet banking. Bank account details on our website. Include reference NEW WE DO NOT HAVE EFTPOS
Exciting new discount offering for recreational painters Some years ago now a survey of the population of Bay of Plenty revealed that some 90 percent (yes 90 percent) of the population regard themselves as involved in recreational arts in some way. It’s like this number has now increased with the growth of those over the age of 65. Which means a lot of people would like to learn to paint, or improve their skills, and experience the sheer joys of spending time painting. Discounts for private watercolour, acrylic and oil painting classes are being offered by artist Miriam Ruberl, Grey Power Rotorua’s current magazine coordinator. Miriam leads classes throughout the country, and has exhibited and sells her work internationally. Her work can be seen in many Rotorua and Bay homes, at Facebook account Miriam Ruberl Artist, and www.miriamruberlartist.com. Known for her abstract work in locally harvested red ochre, Miriam thoroughly enjoys the challenge of creating the illusion of reality on paper and canvas, and supporting others to achieve the results they aspire to. You will be supplying your own materials – Miriam can help you select and buy those that best suit your aspirations if you are just starting out. Offer for Grey Power Rotorua members only : Artist Miriam Ruberl $35 for 1 hour, $50 for 2 hours, per person - a discount of 15% on non-member rates $35 per person per hour with a 20% discount for groups of two or three that meet in her home or yours by arrangement Gift vouchers for the above are also available Miriam can be contacted at 027 2487542 or miriam.ruberl@ gmail.com Workshops on painting weathered textures in watercolours and acrylics are planned for March in Taupo (Art School Taupo) and Tauranga in April (Tauranga Society of Artists) – Miriam can provide contact details for those interested. 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