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The Licking County Computer Society, which serves central Ohio will be holding it’s semi annual recycling event on the 1st and 2nd of October. The Licking County Computer Society has been refurbishing computers since 1997. In the spring of 1997, Denison University contacted the society to get rid of some of their old computers. LCCS accepted the challenge and used a member’s barn for storage and work space. The computers were given to people unable to afford new ones and to non-profit organizations. Some computers were also distributed for a nominal donation to help with refurbishing costs. Later that year, used computers from Alvin-Meritor Co. were donated to the society and refurbished for the teaching program.
Over the years LCCS has continued to receive used computers from various sources. The refurbishing program has expanded and recently, LCCS acquired a place to work on them. The City Of Newark has allowed the use of a building for the cost of the utilities and upkeep. Through the recycling events they are able obtain used hardware for the refurbishing program. All of the projects -- teaching, recycling and refurbishing -- have helped LCCS in supporting our community. http://www.lccsohio.org/index.htm
The Toledo PC Users Group was formed in early 1984 and is the only club in the Toledo Area oriented toward users of IBM-PC–compatible computers. They are indebted to Jim Dunmyer, who launched TBBS operation running a Radio Shack, Model III, a VR Data 10 meg hard drive, and a Courier 2400bps Modem. Also had a pair of outboard floppy drives, one an 80-track DSDD that held 760 K of Data.
Jim and his fellow visionaries organized this Group that has spanned nearly two decades.The Toledo PC User Group is all the richer for their vision and years of dedication. It is their hope that as you surf the web site, kick the tires, look in the closet, and give us the “white glove” inspection that you would like to become a part of the Group. They are affiliated with the Association of PC Users’ Groups.
This gives them the benefit of eyes and ears and mouths beyond the local Group and helps to navigate the vast cyber seas that are beyond North West Ohio and South East Michigan—the Greater Toledo Area.
Northeast Ohio PC Club (NEOPC) is a personal computer users’ group classified as a non-profit organization that provides information and support to its members. They provide personal computer owners or potential owners educational opportunities regarding the use of personal computers.
NEOPC offers a friendly atmosphere for learning and exchanging information and services, and for taking full advantage of personal computers.
Since their founding in 1983 they have supported many specific areas of interest, spanning the needs of the beginner through the advanced user.
Membership has its benefits. Their members have exclusive privileges to enter through the “MEMBERS ONLY” link with a unique login and password to view a number of additional web pages not accessible by non-members. Consider joining their organization regardless of where you live.
They now offer formal students, age 16 - 25, with FREE membership for the first year. Student members are offered full access to the various NEOPC functions and Web exclusive features. Select “Join Us” on the navigation menu above.
Their club is famous for aiding members with their computer problems. Members helping members by responding to queries on their FORUM gets it done. Only members have access to this benefit. Non-members can view the activity in all categories, but can’t introduce any new Topics.
Other prominent functions which deserve recognition are the continued training of their members and, above all, the local community of Seniors who take advantage of our special classes . . . see the Special Interest Groups (SIGS) section of this website.
Their tax-exempt status (501(c)3) approval by the Internal Revenue Service provides us with the opportunity to solicit tax-exempt donations from individuals and corporations to which they can extend donation verification.
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Computers Assisting People (CAP)
The information technology age is rapidly dividing the world into two separate classes - the technology “haves” and “have-nots”. Information is power and computer technology is the means to acquiring that information and hence, that power. Employment opportunities and even everyday life are becoming increasingly dependent on computers.
The mission of CAP Inc. is to reach those elements of society that may not have the opportunity to benefit from the technology that many of us take for granted. Thus our focus is in assisting organizations (schools, churches, community centers, etc.) that deal with children, seniors, the poor, the disabled and others that can really be empowered by computer technology.
The volunteers of CAP strive to provide a complete solution (not just recycling) so that recipients will really be empowered by the technology and be able to improve the quality of lives.
Basically, the volunteers of CAP take in donated equipment (PCs,peripherals, software, etc.) and refurbish, repair and combine them to make useful, working systems. We then give them away, free of charge, to non-profit organizations in the Cleveland area to be used in fulfilling their missions.
After receiving a letter from the non-profit indicating what they would like, CAP tries to meet or at least talk with them so that they can determine how to best serve their needs. Sometimes a non-profit will just need some PCs whereas others may need cabling, custom or off-the-shelf software, training, help in setting up a computer lab, technical advice and so on. Often, they have no idea what they want or need at those times CAP tries to help them determine those needs .
The CAP volunteers try to meet as many of these needs as possible. As volunteers relying on donated equipment this is not always possible. But CAP gives their best effort to assist them as much as possible.
Many thousands of PCs have been given away to various non-profit organizations in the community. They have also helped set up computer labs, provided custom software, provided network cabling and served as a place where people from the non-profits (as well as students and other members of the community) can come and learn how to build, troubleshoot and repair PCs as well as gain other computer knowledge.
It has been very satisfying for their people to witness how lives have been improved after they received one of the refurbished systems or computer assistance or training.
Cincinnati PC User Group Mission Statement is to educate members and others of the community about common business and home uses for computers. The User Group strives to lead the community to find new constructive uses for computers and their associated technologies.
Exton PC Council (EPCC), is dedicated to being Chester County Pennsylvania’s premier not-for-profit PC user group. EPCC has been meeting continuously since 1984 to present distinguished guests who speak on topics of general computer interest.
EPCC’s Main Meeting is held at the start of the month providing and swapping detailed information on a wide array of PC topics. EPCC’s members cooperatively support club activities, providing the public with a forum to increase knowledge about personal computers and related topics. Whether you are the most basic beginner or an advanced information technology professional, EPCC exists to help you gain a better understanding of PC hardware, software, and the increasingly important role of technology in our daily lives.
There meetings are FREE and open to the public.
EPCC’s mission is to involve our members in an exciting, fun, and educational effort to inform all residents of the Chester County, Pennsylvania and the surrounding area about how to get the most out of personal computers and related technology. They seek to involve all members in meetings, club events and forums on specific software & hardware. To meet the commitment of our mission, EPCC constantly innovates as new technology is introduced by enlisting the help and expertise of both major computer companies and our knowledgeable members to present important and interesting topics during our meetings.
A general meeting is held every month to present to the members a speaker to discuss hardware or software PC topics. During the meeting time is taken for proving and swapping detail information on a PC subject such as; digital Imaging, word processing, spreadsheets, pc security etc.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user EPCC membership will help you gain a better understanding of personal computers. Members are encouraged to participate.
All meetings are held at the Chester County Library 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341 http://www.extonpccouncil.org/