On October 11th from Noon until the begining of the meeting we will again be doing our Outreach Project which is Operation Christmas Child. Joe Fornero will be providing all the items for the shoe boxes and you can put as much as you like or can stuff in a shoe box. The price remains the same as previous years: $12 total for each box, $7 for shipping and $5 to defray the cost of the items. This is a wonderful outreach for orphans around the world who have little or nothing and this one day puts a smile on their face. So thanks if you want to take part. You can read more at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 For our October program Will Studer will demonstrate how to connect computers to your television. He also hopes to give a preview of the new SCUG website. Please invite friends and family to attend these informative presentations with you.

 

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 wstuder@lgusa.net .

 

Myron at 2014 Cookout

Myron  made the long trip from Nebraska to enjoy visiting friends at the July Cookout.

Thanks, Smokey Joe!

Thanks, Smokey Joe!


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


General Meeting info.  


 

NEWSLETTER 

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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.


Mission:

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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Abby Stokes     Pictures from Abby Stokes wonderful 4/7/12 program                                        Date Last Updated: 09/24/14

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