Vol.36 No.1    Winter 2019

The HUG UpDate

Newsletter of the The Harrisburg pc Users Group (HUG)

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HUG Celebrates its 36th Anniversary in January 2019

We are the Oldest Computer Club in South-Central Pennsylvania and have been meeting continously since 1983

Meeting Schedule - Winter 2018

Meetings & Workshops

Date & Time - The date for our Weekday Meeting & Workshop is the Third Thursday of each month from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The date for our Weekend Meeting & Workshop is the Third Sunday of each month from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

All meeting ending times are, of course, dependent upon the number and complexity of the computer problems brought to the workshop. We can always stay later if we need to. We believe that this schedule accommodates most members. Let us know your opinion.

Agenda - If you have a computer question or problem then bring it to our workshop to receive individual assistance. This service is free to all members in good standing.

Photo - Jim, Wes, George, and Norm

Attendance - Your attendance is always appreciated. Please arrange to attend a meeting & workshop whenever possible. You are also encouraged to bring a guest. Your guest may want to join and take advantage of the technical assistance that HUG offers.

[Photo: Jim, Wes, and George troubleshoot a laptop while Norm (backrgound) runs Linux software diagnostics.]

Important - If you are coming with a broken computer then you should contact us in advance so that we expect you. Be sure to ask what equipment you need to bring along - your monitor? keyboard? mouse? printer? operating system disks? application program disks?

Please plan to arrive early with your broken computer. If you don't, you may find all available troubleshooters are busy assisting other members for the entire meeting.

Location - Our meeting location is at LifePoint Church, on 7733 Hillcrest Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17112. It's just off Allentown Boulevard, 6/10 of a mile west of Route 39, next to a Fulton Bank.

We use the downstairs, multi-purpose room. A big advantage of meeting in the downstairs multi-purpose room is that members can back their cars right up to the door to unload/load equipment.

Another advantage is that we have a nearly limitless amount of worktables and space. Both wired and wireless Internet access are also available.

Detailed directions and a map to the meeting location are available on the church's web site home page at LifePointPA.org.

Alternately, you can use MapQuest directions or our own HUG Map for directions to get to our HUG Meetings and Workshops.

Are Your HUG Membership Dues Paid Up?

Membership to HUG is still only $15. Click here for a Membership Application Form to apply for membership or to renew your membership. Dues are due before January 1st each year. All LifePoint members may participate dues-free.

Member Photos

PA Capitol

The photo shows the Pennsylvania State Capitol during the snow storm in January 2016. Note the deserted streets.

MarketPro Computer Shows & Sales

Regional computer shows are held by MarketPro Shows. You can check the MarketProShows.com website if you are interested. Sue from Keystone

Sue from Keystone Auctioneers (see photo) has a big smile for everyone at the MarketPro Shows - and lots of computer and computer part deals.

Visit the Market Pro web site for a complete list of participating vendors and their show specials.

If you decide go, call some other HUG members or your friends and carpool to the show. Admission is usually free and if not, there is likely an online discount coupon to print out.

Sponsor Credits

HUG thanks the following sponsors who help make the continuing efforts of HUG possible. Please visit their web sites to find out more about them.

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The facilities HUG uses for its meetings & workshops are provided by LifePoint Church. Feel free to visit their web site at LifePointPA.org. There, you can find out about all their services to the community.

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HUG's web site is hosted by PAdotNet
PAdotNet's services include Wireless Internet, High-Speed DSL, Dialup Internet, and Enhanced Email. Visit their web site and learn about their Internet services.