Join the OPCUG?
After reviewing our
website, you might ask: "What will I get for
my $25 annual dues?" The OPCUG is a
not-for-profit service organization. Its
purpose is to serve not only its members, but
also the community at large. Folks like you and
me, who have joined together to help each other
optimize the use of computer technology.
Members include those who do not yet own a
computer, to managers of corporate IS
(Information Systems) departments, who want to
share and help.
Here is the value of an
- Ottawa PC News
newsletter: Each month you
receive an electronic newsletter that
contains pages of information about
meetings, activities, product reviews,
commentaries, tech tips and computer
news, plus lots of helpful
information. Many members join our
group just for the newsletter.
- OPCUG Website: Our
website is a useful place to find
information on OPCUG meetings
and events, product
reviews, and Questions
and Answers. We are
continually improving it!
- Members Helping
Members: One of the most
valuable services from OPCUG is the
member helping member's service.
Volunteers have offered their help to
other members in solving problems.
Consider the cost of even a five-minute
service call to a computer manufacturer's
or software publisher's hotline and you
can see the benefit of an OPCUG
Meetings: The 10 general meetings each
year (we do not meet in July and August)
are worth a lot. Here we meet
representatives of industry manufacturers
who tell us about their new products or
trends in the world of technology.
On Members' Night, members tell us about
their favourite products..
- Questions and
Answers: Your OPCUG
membership also allows you to attend all
our Question and Answer forums held
during the monthly general
meetings. These meetings range from
beginners to advanced discussions on
Windows and Linux, database, document
publishing and a variety of Internet
subjects. We hope that you will find
all your answers at an OPCUG general
meeting and that you will develop some
very useful contacts.
- The PUB: OPCUG
members have access to a communications
server designed to provide email,
conferencing, information, and file
services to members.
Discounts on Products: Computer
equipment and software companies believe
that user group members influence others
to make purchases. That is why they offer
discounts to our members. OPCUG
members are frequently offered software
and hardware at significant discounts
from normal street prices.
- Door and Raffle
Prizes: At OPCUG events,
we often have door and raffle prizes
worth hundreds of dollars. OPCUG
members, when present at a general
meeting, are automatically registered for
the door prize draw. Tickets are
available for the raffle prize.
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