June SCUG Meeting
The June meeting will start at 1 PM on Saturday the 13th at the Whiteside County Senior Center in Sterling, Illinois. This month's program will be presented by Howard Paysen. Howard will present basic instruction on the use of Facebook.
Before the meeting, from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Terry MacLennan will lead a Basic Computer class. Terry will show you how to organize the files on your computer for easier searching and backup.
Update on Proposed Field Trip to Chicago Area Computer Stores
For the latest information about the SCUG field trip to Chicago area computer stores, check page 2 of the May Newsletter. There was still room for a few more riders after a poll was taken at the May meeting on May 9th.
March meeting was for the dogs
Before the March meeting, the Sauk Computer User Group enjoyed a visit from our favorite therapy dog, Piper and her owner, Cathie. Piper makes frequent visits to CGH in Sterling to help patients temporarily forget their problems and pains. Our group has voted to sponsor Piper again this year to help cover some of her expenses.
2015 APCUG International Computer & Digital Technology Conference
September 25-27, 2015
Palace Station Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Whether you are a computer or mobile device user, you will find sessions that will be beneficial to you. It doesn't matter whether you are using a Windows-based, Linux, and/or Mac computer or an Android or Apple mobile device, many programs and applications have cross-platform functionality: there will be something that piques your interest. Or interests you – this was just a different wording instead of piques – someone needed to make a decision on which one to use.
Workshops include: Digital Photography, Microsoft's Windows Server, “iPad instead of a PC,” Facebook, Instagram, Linux, Internet Security, Social media, “Traveling with your iPad,” plus many more.
Your registration fee allows you to choose from the 20 or more presentations. As an attendee, you will receive a welcome bag with vendor items, various discounts and special pricing order forms. Additionally, you will be eligible to win door prizes. Several meal events are planned where you can network with other attendees.
Click on the link below for more information about the conference, registration and special low "APCUG Conference" room rates. The money saving secret is to get your reservations early !
A pdf download of the Internet Safety presentation from the May meeting is available here.
Got a NEW Computer? Are you NEW to Computing? NEW to the Internet?
THEN YOU'RE A NEWbie!
NEWBIEism CAN be cured! Come see us at SCUG.
Our Motto is "User Helping User."
No matter what your Newbie problem is - chances are we've got someone who has...
Been there - Done that!
Why re-invent the wheel? Collectively, we've made more mistakes than you can dream of. But, we've learned from them and we try to share our experiences with each other so that we don't have to make the same ones over and over. This frees us up to make new and even more advanced mistakes!
We usually meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. Our monthly meetings are held at the
Whiteside County Senior Center located at 1207 West 9th Street, Sterling, IL
(see Map). We meet from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (see
2014 Meeting Dates for exact dates). We usually begin with our pre-meeting Windows instruction from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (We sit around a computer and discuss and try and answer any computer questions our members may have.) At 2:00 p.m. we have a short business meeting usually followed some sort of presentation by one of our members on some program that they use or found interesting.
We also have a monthly Newsletter with articles on things of interest to our members.
The Sauk Computer User Group ("SCUG" for short) is a registered, not-for-profit group whose goal is to promote the use and understanding of personal computers through discussion and exchange of ideas and resources. We are here to help you with any problem you may have or can give you the information you need to make the use of your computer an enjoyable experience. The club can supply you with technical assistance from club members who have experience (and experiences) similar to yours. We meet once a month (usually the second Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.) at the Whiteside County Senior Center.
We hope this site will prove useful in:
- Recruiting new members to our local, not-for-profit organization
- Continuing our tradition of "Computer users helping computer users"
- Increasing computer and Internet literacy in the local communities of Lee and Whiteside counties in Illinois
- Assisting the world wide community in using computers
Date Last Updated: 05/12/15