Topic of the Month: The Jersey Shore Computer Club
President's Message: Welcome to Our New Webzine
Read Me 1st
Hot Sites of the Month
PC Q & A
Topic of the Month
By Mark Levy &
Extra!! Read all about it!!"
Yes, its True! The Inaugural issue of the JSCC WebZine is here for the Education,
Entertainment, and Enjoyment of members of the Jersey Shore Computer Club. Below is some
background information on our club:
Why we formed a computer club?
Back in March of '97 our old computer club (CJPCUG) decided it was time
to disband with one of the reasons being the sudden death of one of its key people Fred
Kaufman in August of '96, there had been talks after the September '96 meeting about what
direction the club was headed but there was a lack of dependable leadership, hardly any
presentations and attendance had dropped way off, there was also talk of combining with
another club but things didn't pan out. There were still five of us from the old
club that expressed an interest in still getting together once a month to help each other
and discuss things going on in the computer world, whether we would meet at someones house
or at a diner, it was decided that we would still meet. During this discussion we found
out we could still use our meeting place provided we had a certain amount of people
gathering each month, then one of us got the idea (me) to rebuild the club and make it
better than it was before (which wasn't hard to do), I thought up a new name and the
Jersey Shore Computer Club was born.
What we will do for you as a member?
We have made so much progress since our
first meeting in May of '97 and are
continually adding new things to make us the best possible user group in the area, by
attending other local computer club meetings and seeing what they were doing wrong and
with feedback from their members, we give you correct answers to your computer questions
and problems, a friendly and relaxed
atmosphere at meetings, a clip-on name
membership card, opportunity to buy new hardware and software at $10 over cost, monthly
presentations by vendors and club members, group discussions of current computer news,
monthly show & sell, access to the club's videotape library, entry in a drawing for
our monthly door prize, free refreshments, an online
newsletter, a message board and weekly chats on the Internet and much more! This is the
computer club you should be proud to be a part of, now and in the future!
By Mark Levy
Welcome to Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Jersey Shore Computer Club WebZine, we
are very excited to be able to bring you this monthly online newsletter that will feature
articles and columns from members such as "Read Me 1st" where we'll review new
hardware and software titles, "Helpful Hints" will offer tips and tricks for
your programs and operating systems, "Hot Sites of the Month" will list the
newest and best places to visit on the WWW and "PC Q&A" a column answering
members e-mail questions plus lots more!
In this months issue we'd like to give you
some background into who we are, things such as why we formed a computer club and
what we will do for you as a member will be explored. So sit back and we hope you enjoy
reading our first issue of the WebZine and learning more about us. Thank you for being a
member of the Jersey Shore Computer Club.
Q:Why Join the Jersey Shore Computer Club?
A: For the Education, Entertainment, and the Enjoyment of the
World of Computers! (Not the mention, we offer some yummy cookies at every Meeting!)