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 !
February SCUG meeting information
The February meeting will fall on Saturday the 14th at the usual time (1 PM) and place (Whiteside County Senior Center, Sterling, IL). Valentines are not necessary but would be accepted. The program for February will be "Basic File Management" presented by Terry MacLennan. We hope the weather will be as nice as it was for the January meeting.
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 February meeting. If you can't make the meetings, you can mail your dues to the club at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 01/13/15