East-Central Ohio Technology Users Club
Serving Central Ohio
(dba Licking County Computer Society)
Mailing Address: PO Box 612, Newark, Ohio, 43058-0612, USA
12 Neal Ave., Newark, Ohio 43055
Neal Avenue United Methodist Church
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 such as Father’s Day in June), features speakers who are computer industry representatives and/or knowledgeable enthusiasts. The general public is cordially invited.
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 Program for Technology Learning and Continued Support (TLCs). These volunteer activities are always looking for more members to help out. See the Projects page for details and contacts.
We had our Annual Recycling Event on August 18th and 19th from 9:00-4:00 each day. Some of the items were kept to be “refurbished” and find new life. What we couldn’t use was sent to our recycling service. Watch the newsletter for details of our successful event.
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.