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Westchester PC Users Group
We are a nonprofit computer club located in Westchester County, New York. Our goal is to increase the computer knowledge of our members and our community
In case of inclement weather please call 914-946-5511 for schedule changes

General Meetings

Holiday Gifting

December 6, 2018 @ 7 pm

Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd.   ****location map****
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10605

Plan now to attend!


Allan and Heather Turnbull will take us on a digital camera shopping tour at the Dec. 6 General Meeting. Just in time for the holiday gift season, they will discuss digital cameras from phones to DSLRs (digital single lens reflex). Besides discussing what’s available, what’s new, and what’s intriguing, they will share their personal experiences on what cameras would be a perfect gift! Their presentation also will touch briefly on the history of cameras.

WPCUG members Allan and Heather Turnbull are steeped in photography and run our digital photography workshop on the fourth Thursday of each month. Allan retired from MTA and is a longtime photography enthusiast. Heather is an art school graduate, who later worked at MetLife in its graphics department. Back in the day, they remember bringing their kids to an Apple computer club where they used early Macintosh computers and its predecessor—the Lisa.

Oh, and one more thing...................

At every General Meeting we have door prize drawings.

This month's door prize:

HP motherboard in Antec case
AMD Phenom 9850
2.5GHz Quad Core
Windows 7 Ult. 64-bit (Compaq)
2 TB SATA hard drive
Libre Office 6.1
CD/DVD-RW drive
Keyboard & Mouse


The draw prize is open to members only but non- members can easily join at the front desk to be eligible for the drawing. Only $50 per year per family with the winner taking home this computer.

For further information, email our Program Chair,  at


January 3, 2019 @ 7 pm

Keller Williams Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd. ****location map***
White Plains, NY 10605

Plan now to attend!

Do you like to travel and explore new places? Do maps puzzle you? Or do you want to learn more?
Ed Hicks of Orienteering Unlimited will illuminate the fascinating world of cartography. He will explore navigation and map-handling techniques, modern map-making procedures, map history and provide practical information. The presentation will explore how map making changed dramatically in recent years due to computers and technology.

Those in attendance will also get a chance to put into practice map handling and navigation skills so they will feel comfortable reading maps.

Ed discovered the sport of Orienteering while attending a conference in 1973. This experience dramatically changed his life. In 1979 he founded Orienteering Unlimited, a company that provides navigation supplies, training programs, and has produced a wide variety of maps. Ed has conducted hundreds of workshops over the years. He bought his first computer in 1979 and initiated computer education in his school. He is a longtime member of WPCUG. Ed is also the North American service and distributor for map-making software.

For further information, email our Program Chair,  at

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For questions, email our membership chair, George Hauss at


WPCUG Tech Support Consultants

You can download a list of WPCUG members who are offering their services to members and non-members alike. Members get a discount.

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Westchester PC-Renew
A project of WPCUG


Westchester PC-Renew - We refurbish donated computers and provide them free to nonprofit groups in the community who can't afford to purchase new computers.

Click link above to learn more about our activities and how to get a refurbished computer.

Applyhere for a computer

WPCUG - Newsletter

The December 2018 Westchester PC Users Group Newsletter is now online. You can view it here Or preview the table of contents. For past newsletters view here.  Please note that while the preview is available to everybody, the complete newsletter is for club members only.


presentation imageA selection of  workshop & general meeting presentation documents are now online. Click here to  view.

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Operation Clean Slate

In the last several years, the use of malicious software (malware) by online criminals has emerged as a global cybersecurity threat. Of the available intrusion devices, the “bot,” or Web robot, is particularly pervasive, allowing an attacker to take control remotely of a compromised computer or computers. Invisible to victims, these networks, called “botnets,” can include hundreds of thousands of machines around the world, controlled by a cyber criminal, or “bot herder.” . Read more.....

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