General Meeting Activities:
Here are some of the activities that go on at our monthly general meetings:
Our membership table is open prior to the meeting to accept new membership applications, membership renewals and to answer membership questions.
Free tutorials for members and non-members are held prior to the monthly meetings during the beginner's meeting. The tutorials cover Windows operating systems, MS-Office
and other standard applications usage, and getting on and getting around the World
Wide Web. Audience participation is encouraged and new users' questions are
During the meeting, a question and answer period allows any attendee to express a
question (or an announcement) to everyone attending the meeting. Our "experts" will
try to answer your technical questions, with help from everyone else in the audience. Other
activities - such as a review of ‘favorite websites’ submitted by our members - may also take
place when time allows.”
We use a small amount of time at each general meeting to conduct some group
business. This usually involves reports from our officers and appointed
volunteers like our Website, training, and community service.
We typically schedule at least two presentations per evening on computer
related topics expected to be of interest to our membership such as software
and hardware advancements; new computer trends; security awareness and applications;
and other requested topics. Members are encouraged to submitted topic ideas and to
do a presentation on subjects they know well that may be of interest to our group.
Door prizes are offered to SacPCUG members who attend the general meeting. Most
prizes are provided by the Group, but occasionally members or an outside vendor or
presenter will donate new items for prizes. Members receive a numbered ticket prior
to the meeting which, if it matches a “drawn” ticket number, entitles the member to