SCUG November Meeting 


The November SCUG meeting will be on Zoom, November 13th starting at 1 PM with speaker: Bob Gostischa from APCUG doing a security presentation via Zoom starting around 2 PM. Login information will be e-mailed to members shortly before that date. Please make sure you have the most recent version of Zoom your computer before you join the meeting. You can find instructions on how to check your Zoom app for updates at :

Downloading the latest Zoom update – Zoom Help Center

The session begins with a question & answer period, followed by a short business meeting. After a short break Neal will present some interesting tech related videos.

Neal will be hosting his Friday evening help sessions using the SCUG Zoom account instead of his personal Zoom account. You will only need to save one link to Zoom to participate in any SCUG related sessions. There is a "chat box" available in the Zoom screen that you can use to socialize privately during the meetings, or there is usually plenty of time for group socialing on the main screen.

Neal is still hosting a Friday night help session on Zoom to insure that you will be comfortable with Zoom and answer any other tech questions you have. Please check in and let your friends know how you're doing. The session starts at 7:30PM every Friday and usually ends 40 minutes later. If you haven't received and email with log in information or you lose track of his latest email, please contact Neal at


Recent Meeting Presentation Links

Cloud Storage



Windows 10 & 11 News and Tips

Follow the link below to PCWorld to read latest news and tips on their site.



More up to date news and tips for Windows 10 & 11 users in helpful articles.

How-To Geek




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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. - 3:30 p.m. (see 2021 Meeting Dates for exact dates). During the current COVID-19 restrictions the Senior Center remains closed and all meetings take place using the Zoom app. Please contact us by email if you are not a member but would like to participate.

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 or other tech gear, 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 and common tech devices

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Date Last Updated: 11/06/21



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