Welcome to the Prescott Computer Society

random meeting photoA typical PCS meeting scene.

The Prescott Computer Society (PCS) is a PC-based users group located in Prescott, Arizona. Our primary attention is focused on IBM-compatible computers, associated software and smart phones. We strive to provide personal, home office and small business computing solutions and presentation topics. You may obtain both basic and advanced information about computers by attending our club's meetings.

We hold several meetings each month to show you how to get the most out of your computer. These consist of our General meeting as well as several Special Interest Group meetings. Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and join PCS.

PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG).

Interested in Membership?

Additional information about PCS is available at our About Us page. For information about becoming a member of PCS, please contact Murray Smolens, our Membership chair.

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Fun Stuff

A typical Q&A meeting chaired by some of our favorite PCS members. It's known as a "Stump The Geeks" session which is always enjoyed by all those who attend.

We often hold Question and Answer sessions at meetings at which our members attempt to "Stump The Geeks." Did they succeed? I guess you'll just have to come to a meeting to find out.

Actually, some of the questions are submitted in advance so we can come up with useful answers to our members' concerns. But that doesn't mean there won't be any surprises during the meeting!

Meeting Info

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held in the Founders Suite (1st floor) of the Prescott Public Library. The Library is located at 215 E. Goodwin Street, Prescott, Arizona. Our extended meeting schedule (5-6 months in advance) is available here.

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The free Android app which conveniently displays the complete extended schedule for PCS on your Android smartphone or tablet can be obtained here. Don't miss out on any of our very interesting meetings because you forgot to check your calendar!

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December 3 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

Future Meetings

December 6 - Tuesday - 6:00-7:45 PM
Board of Directors meeting - Private residence.

December 10 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: Recent Windows 10 News

Ray Carlson will discuss recent Windows 10 news and demonstrate some of the Windows 10 improvements that have surfaced in the past two months. None of these improvements are major, but reviewers have suggested that the combination of changes in apps, screen appearance, file storage, security and the like make Windows 10 a more pleasant [or at least less unpleasant] experience. In addition, for those considering an inexpensive computer alternative, Ray is now able to demonstrate the use of Android apps on his Chromebook.

Second Hour: Phil Ball will present Tips and Tricks with insights into various topics that assist with regular computer activity.

In addition to the presentations, the following are typical events which take place at our General meetings:

1) We hold an informal Flea Market in which you are encouraged to bring in your excess computer equipment or software and make them available for others to enjoy at no charge. Please deposit give-away items on the table in the back marked "Free Stuff." Any items left here at the end of the meeting are subject to disposal.

2) If you have items that are just too good to give away, you may set up a separate table and hold your own sale.

3) We conduct a free drawing for gift cards at the end of the meeting, so make sure to get a pair of tickets from whoever is in charge and place one on the item you'd like to win.

4) We will also accept your used ink and toner cartridges for recycling. They are turned in to Think4Inc for credits which PCS uses to purchase office supplies from them.

December 17 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

December 24 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

December 31 - Saturday

No PCS meeting is scheduled.

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January 7 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
Digital Photo SIG - Leader: Phil Ball
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite B

Many aspects of digital photography will be discussed, including use of digital cameras and using Photoshop Elements to make your photos look their best.

January 14 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
General Meeting - Leader: Ray Carlson
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: Featuring Bob Gostischa from Avast

Bob will discuss "Tips for Staying Safe Online and Preventing Identity Theft". He will show you how to use the tools that make visiting the Internet safe and enjoyable. You need to have the right tools and exercise caution in order to avoid the dangers "out there" online.

Second Hour: Phil Ball will present Tips and Tricks with insights into various topics that assist with regular computer activity.

In addition to the presentations, the following are typical events which take place at our General meetings:

1) We hold an informal Flea Market in which you are encouraged to bring in your excess computer equipment or software and make them available for others to enjoy at no charge. Please deposit give-away items on the table in the back marked "Free Stuff." Any items left here at the end of the meeting are subject to disposal.

2) If you have items that are just too good to give away, you may set up a separate table and hold your own sale.

3) We conduct a raffle of gift cards at the end of the meeting, so make sure to get a pair of tickets from whoever is in charge and place one on the item you'd like to win.

4) We will also accept your used ink and toner cartridges for recycling. They are turned in to Think4Inc for credits which PCS uses to purchase office supplies from them.

January 21 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
Smartphone SIG - Leader: Murray Smolens
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

Murray Smolens will discuss Smartphone-related topics.

January 28 - Saturday - 1:00- 3:00 PM
Leader: Ray Carlson - President of the Prescott Computer Society
Location: Prescott Public Library; Founders Suite A & B

PCS will be assisting the Prescott Public Library in presenting a program about the unique features of Windows 10 and how it differs from Windows 7. There will be a Question and Answer session at the end of the presentation. While this meeting was initially begun as a training program for Library personnel, it has been opened to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.

Event Info

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The Prescott Computer Society invites you to attend our next scheduled meeting and learn more about us.

12/10/2016 - Saturday - 1:10-2:50 PM
General Meeting - Prescott Public Library - Founders Suite A & B

First Hour: Ray Carlson will discuss recent Windows 10 news and demonstrate some of the Windows 10 improvements that have surfaced in the past two months.

Second Hour: Phil Ball will present Tips and Tricks with insights into various topics that assist with regular computer activity.

Please visit our Membership page for additional information about PCS.
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