SCUG May Meeting

SCUG members are encourged to arrive at 12:45 pm or sooner to allow time for sharing stories and memories about longtime SCUG member, Terry MacClennan. Terry passed away on Saturday, April 19th (His 78th birthday).


The May meeting of the Sauk Computer User Group will be held on Saturday, May 13th at the Whiteside County Senior Center (see Map) . The meeting will begin at 1:00 pm with a one hour Question & Answer session.
At 2:00 pm, the presentation for the May SCUG meeting will be delivered by a member of the APCUG Speakers Bureau. Judy will teach us everything there is to know about Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage.

At 3:00 pm the April business meeting will begin.

A Zoom link ls available for anyone wishing to join our April 8th meeting on the internet. To receive the link, send your request to:



Whiteside County Senior Center  Computer Lab Hours

The WCSC has several Public PC’s available in Main Room. Due to space limitations, and post-Covid-19, there are no longer group classes being offered.

Computer Lab is open Monday thru Thursday, from 8:30am to 11:30am except for Holidays. The lab is staffed by a volunteer from the Computer Club and is offering individualized instruction to match the needs of the guest.

If you need assistance with your Laptop / PC, Tablet, Cellphone, or other Tech advice, or Basic Computing, Internet and E-Mail. Computing Essentials, Word Processing, PowerPoint, and Spreadsheet help, Please visit and we’ll find a solution. 

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WCSC telephone number is: 815-622-9230

A Zoom link ls available for anyone wishing to join our meeting on the internet. To receive the link, send your request to:

Neal is still hosting Friday night help sessions 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 about an hour later. If you haven't received and email with log in information or you lose track of his latest email, please contact Neal at



Windows 10 & 11 News and Tips

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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 2023 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 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: 05/10/2023



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