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East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club
Serving Central Ohio
Mailing Address: PO Box 612, Newark, Ohio, 43058-0612, USA

Location: ECOTUC Technology Resource Center

123 S. 3rd St., Newark, Ohio  43055

Contact us:  ecotu.club@gmail.com

The Licking County Computer Society (LCCS) was founded in 1985 as the Newark Area Computer Club and incorporated in 1988 as a non-profit organization. The purpose was to bring together local personal computer enthusiasts to further computer education and understanding. We meet in a congenial atmosphere where users of personal computers may exchange ideas and information on existing hardware and software.  In 2015 the organization decided to expand its service area and its scope regarding technology.  So it changed the name to the East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club (ECOTUC).  It will continue doing some legal business as the Licking County Computer Society (LCCS).

To read or print ECOTUC/LCCS Constitution and Bylaws (PDF format), please click on LCCS_Constitution_12-02-2018.

Our club’s main meeting, which is held at 2:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month (unless the third Sunday is a major holiday), features speakers who are computer industry representatives and/or knowledgeable enthusiasts. The general public is cordially invited.

Directions to our “computer club house” can be found at the bottom of this link.

In addition to the general meeting, special “Help Desks” meetings are held monthly to provide mutual assistance in resolving software/hardware problems and to discuss new developments. Members frequently help each other on an informal basis.

Our membership ranges from novices to experienced computer experts. Novices are especially encouraged to join our group. Another benefit is the ECOTUC newsletter, The Random Bits, which contains reviews and other informative articles written by members.

ECOTUC has three important ongoing projects: Computer Refurbishing, Computer Recycling Events, and the ECOTUC/LCAP Teaching Program. These volunteer activities are always looking for more members to help out. See the Projects page for details and contacts.

The East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club is a member of APCUG, an international association of technology and computer user groups.  Information about them can be found at their official website.

Licking County Computer Society Members
Represent Club at Heritage Hall Open House.

Heritage Hall had a big Open House for the general public on Thursday, October 3. According to my notes, there were only 10 people from LCCS in attendance. Heritage Hall was full of tables representing all the organizations “under their umbrella”, (the Licking County Aging Program). They treated visitors to free food and beverages, music, amusing entertainment, and at the closing gave several prizes in the form of large decorated baskets overflowing with information and treats from agencies involved in all the programs.

Our LCCS table was “manned” by Jim and Nancy Grower, Wayne and Tamara Snyder, Dave and Mary Frances Rauch and Jim Amore.

We put out a giant bowl of candy and invited people to stop, have a piece of candy, and learn about Licking County Computer Society and how we might be able to make their technology experiences simpler and more productive.

Next time Heritage Hall has a similar event, you might want to check it out! In the meantime, ask yourself if you are telling everyone you know that LCCS does exist, and that we’d like to meet you and assist you.