Our club consists of over 100 members from the local communities of Yavapai
County, Arizona. These areas include Prescott, Prescott Valley,
Chino Valley, Mayer, Dewey-Humboldt and Paulden.
Anyone with an interest in computers is welcome to attend our meetings and
Our primary attention is focused on IBM-compatible computers and associated
software but anyone with an interest in personal or small business computing
will find both basic and advanced information by attending our club’s
Contribution to the Community
PCS President Ray Carlson, PCS Treasurer Edi Taylor-Richards and AWEE Director Mary Bauer.
The Prescott Computer Society is an educational organization for individuals
interested in learning more about using PC-based computers. As one facet of
its operation, PCS occasionally provides financial support for people
interested in moving into computer-based employment, particularly those with
limited financial resources.
To further this latter goal, the Board of Directors has decided to give a
$500 grant to the Arizona Women's Education
and Employment (AWEE) program, a non-profit program located in Yavapai
County. The grant is intended to assist with upgrading computer and
software resources AWEE uses to help individuals improve their employment
opportunities. The Board selected AWEE because of its excellent reputation
for providing training and educational assistance to those in need of
employment or career advancement.
Many PCS members are actively involved in computer-related
functions associated with local community organizations. For example,
Conduct various free computer mentoring programs at the Prescott Public Library. By doing so, the students receive
individual attention in working with public computers available at the Library.
Assist veterans at the local Veterans Affairs hospital with their various photography needs.
Teach computer-oriented classes at Yavapai College either directly as instructors or through the OLLI (Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute) program.
Collect used computer equipment and run a refurbishing operation which donates working computers to those individuals in need of them.
Write short Question and Answer columns of general computer interest for inclusion in the local newspaper "The Daily Courier".
Membership information may be obtained by contacting our Membership Chair, Murray Smolens.
Please visit our Membership Information page
or may also contact any PCS officer, fill out a
Membership Application or view
our informational tri-fold brochure. (PDF file)
PCS is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG)
and the Arizona Alliance of Computer Clubs (AZACC).
PCS meetings are usually held at the Prescott Public Library. We hold a
General meeting as well as several
Special Interest Group meetings each month. Details about meetings
may always be found on the Home Page.
Map to Library
Board of Directors
Contact information for the PCS Board of Directors may be found
A narrative history of PCS, written by Andy Reti, is available
The PCS Bylaws may be seen here.
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