December means Christmas party time!

Once again the SCUG Christmas Party will take place on the first Saturday in December to avoid a conflict on our normal meeting weekend.

On December 6th we will start the party at noon with a feast.The club will furnish Chicken George, onion rings, drinks and table service. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. Members and their families or a guest are invited to attend.

Please contact treasurer Ken Hughes ( ) or newsletter editor Joe Fornero       ( ) in advance and let them know how many you are bringing so there will be enough chicken and onion rings.

After everyone has had their fill, Santa Joe will entertain with games and gifts. There will be a short meeting to discuss nominations for the election at our January meeting, before everyone heads home.


Membership renewal time!

It's time to renew your SCUG membership for 2015. Treasurer Ken Hughes will accept your dues payment (payment by check is easier for Ken) at the Chistmas party on December 6th or at the January meeting before the elections. If you can't make the meetings, you can mail your dues to the club at:

Sauk Computer User Group
P.O. Box 215
Sterling, IL 61081

The dues for one year are $20 for individuals and $26 for a family membership.


The Sauk Computer User Group is beginning construction of a new website and would like input from members. Please tell us what you would like to see on a new website by e-mail to Will at


A pdf download of the Internet Safety presentation from the May meeting is available here.

General Meeting info.  



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Got a NEW Computer?  Are you NEW to Computing?  NEW to the Internet?


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

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