October SCUG Meeting

Our October 10th general meeting will feature a program about Microsoft Office Excel. Terry MacLennan and Neal Shipley will share the presentation duties.


No Computer Basics class in October

Terry will not be teaching his Computer Basics class before our October meeting, but will return with another helpful basics class in November.


Come help with Operation Christmas Child

Beginning at noon on October 10th, 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, but you can always bring additional items. 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 if you want to take part, please come early.  You can read more at:

Operation Christmas Child


Windows 10 News and Tips

Whether you have taken the plunge and upraded to Windows 10 or you are just curious, you can find a lot of news and tips at this site.



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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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