August Computer Clinic

We will be holding another of our famous computer clinics at the August meeting on the 22nd. Sign up here. The requested donation to the club is $15, but this is waved for new members. We have 4 reservations so far. Please check to make sure yours went through. We had a hiccup that caused us to lose some reservations.

So, if you know of someone who would benefit from membership in the club, be sure to invite them to the August meeting, have them signup for the clinic, print out the membership form from TOE and bring it and a check for membership to the meeting. They will then be able to have their computer checked for free as an inducement to join the club.

All participants in the clinic will also receive a voucher for $15 from Ventura County Computers. Time-slots go fast, so signup quickly.

With Great Sorrow

Richard "Dick" Otterson, 80 suddenly passed away on Sunday August 2, 2015, he was surrounded by his family. Dick was born and raised in Minnesota and has resided in Camarillo for the last 46 years.

Dick picked up all our donuts each month and helped out with a thousand other items. He was always cheerful and helpful, willing to help wherever he could. For more information. . .

The Channel Islands PC Users Group (CIPCUG) was founded on the principal of users helping users. Have a computer problem stumping you? Bring it up at the Q & A session (held at every meeting) and you will probably find another user who stumbled over the same problem and figured out a solution. We have members whose experience runs all the way from absolute beginner to professional experts. You will be able to connect with other users whose experience level and interests match yours. Networking with peers is the best way to grow.

Bring your server, desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone problem to the meeting and you will probably receive an answer. We write up all our Q & A sessions in our monthly TOE newsletter and have archives of all newsletters since 1999.

BG Club

Join us at the Boys & Girls Club in Camarillo:

  • Location

  • 1500 Temple Avenue
  • Camarillo, CA 93010
  • Dates

  • 4th Saturday of the month - 10 months
  • 3rd Saturday for November and December
  • Times

  • Interest Group Meetings: from 8:45 AM to 9:30
  • Business Meeting: 9:30 - 9:45
  • Q & A: 9:45 to 10:30
  • Coffee break: 10:30 - 11
  • Program: 11 - Noon

The entrance to the auditorium is from the parking lot, toward the back on the right side.


CIPCUG is a member of APCUG, an International Association of Technology & Computer Users Groups. APCUG provides excellent articles for our newsletter, helps find programs, conducts webinars you can "attend" from the comfort of your own home (see past webinars on YouTube) and provides excellent support for user groups in the conduct of their business.

O'Reilly User Group Discounts

O'Reilly Books offers one of the best discounted book program for user groups in the business. Be sure to stop by their online store for your 40% discount of any title. Use the discount code shown in the banner above.


Sign up for the CIPCUG Google Group and Calendar.

Focal Press User Group Discounts

One of the best computer book sources, they offer a 25% discount with discount code of FOC25. Stop by their store to take advantage. Don't forget the discount code.

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Next Meeting Dates

Art Lewis

March 14, 2015

Art lewis was our Treasurer from July of 1999 to March 2015. He died March 14, 2015, leaving a huge hole in his family, his church . . . and our club. Art was hugely dedicated and posessed a really silly sense of humor.

His obituary is available here. He is deeply missed.

Flash Drives

We have a very few of the 64GB flash drives for sale at $25. View the programs on the flash drives to see what's on the drive and to give you ideas for freeware you'd like to download yourself.

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Our newsletter and web page have won first place awards from APCUG, demonstrating our committment to provide you with the best user group experience possible.

Need Help?

American Graphics Institute (AGI)

American Graphics Institute and their classroom series at The Digital Classroom is as good as it gets. They offer books, lesson files and video tutorials to get you up to speed on a ton of subjects.

Major Publisher Offer

McGraw Hill Books

McGraw Hill, one of the world's largest book publishers, has made a generous offer to CIPCUG members. Log into their website and take a look at their prices, especially, their Deals of the Week, which often include discounts of over 60%.

Excellent Computer Books

Peachpit Press

CIPCUG members can save 35% at by logging onto the Peachpit website and using the coupon code PEACHPITUG. Peachpit Press is one of the best publishers of computer and technology books. This is a very generous offer.

Free Instruction


Webucator is offering our members free online self-paced courses in (see subject list.) This is only for currently paid members of CIPCUG. You must have a voucher to use them. If you are interested, please contact Bart Koslow at and he will provide you with the voucher you require.