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We welcome expressions of interest from Trainers wishing to run courses, and Participants seeking courses. Please contact the [[mailto:office.manager@pcug.org.au PCUG Office]] for either/or.
 
We welcome expressions of interest from Trainers wishing to run courses, and Participants seeking courses. Please contact the [[mailto:office.manager@pcug.org.au PCUG Office]] for either/or.
   
== Training Courses in Spring, 2013 ==
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== Training Room for Hire ==
''Item Date: 5 September, 2013''<br/>
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''Item revised 19 November 2013''<br/>
 
* The PCUG Training Room is available for hire to groups in the community for $125 per hour for non-member groups, or $65 per hour for member non-profit groups.
* Expressions of Interest are being accepted for "Introduction to Spreadsheets'' and "Absolute Beginners Computing - Group K (ABC-K)
 
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* Full details are available via our [http://www.pcug.org.au/wp/a-bit-about-us/pcug-centre/training PCUG Training Information page]
* See [[Training Courses]] for full information.
 
 
* We are seeking support from members to assist coordinate the promotion of PCUG Training facilities in our community.
 
* An honoraria is applicable for every successful hire arranged and overseen by a member (just as trainers running PCUG courses may claim honoraria). Details TBA once confirmed by the PCUG Committee.
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== Training Courses for 2014 ==
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''Item Date: 19 November, 2013''<br/>
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* We are now looking to prepare our 2014 Training program.
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* Expressions of Interest from both potential trainers and trainees are being accepted.
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* Please contact Karen Adams at the PCUG Office (Acting Training Coordinator) for further information.
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* Web details of Training Courses are on this Info Wiki [[Training Courses]] page.
   
 
== PCUG Volunteer Job Descriptions ==
 
== PCUG Volunteer Job Descriptions ==
''Item Date: 5 September 2013''<br/>
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''Item revised: 19 November 2013''<br/>
 
* What is a Volunteer? At the July 2013 Committee Meeting, it was agreed "that a volunteer be defined as a person filling a role for which there is a description which identifies the role and the expected benefits to the organisation”.
 
* What is a Volunteer? At the July 2013 Committee Meeting, it was agreed "that a volunteer be defined as a person filling a role for which there is a description which identifies the role and the expected benefits to the organisation”.
 
* It is important that we have clearly defined descriptions of Volunteer Roles. The [[Activities and Opportunities]] area of this wiki is where these descriptions are recorded, and may be contributed to by any member. This will make it easier for potential volunteers to know what's involved, as well as identify the volunteer roles in PCUG.
 
* It is important that we have clearly defined descriptions of Volunteer Roles. The [[Activities and Opportunities]] area of this wiki is where these descriptions are recorded, and may be contributed to by any member. This will make it easier for potential volunteers to know what's involved, as well as identify the volunteer roles in PCUG.
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== Office Manager Position ==
 
== Office Manager Position ==
''Item Date 5 September, 2013''<br/>
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''Item Revised: 19 November, 2013''<br/>
* PCUG's Office Manager, Karen Adams, has given advanced Notice of Resignation to the PCUG Committee taking effect at the end of this year, for personal family reasons. Karen has been employed with PCUG since May 2005. An advertisement for the Office Manager position will be released once approved by the committee. The Committee have extended well wishes to Karen for the future, as echoed my many PCUG members individually.
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* PCUG's Office Manager, Karen Adams, is happy to announce that she is staying on as Office Manager for PCUG. The Notice of Resignation has been withdrawn, and accepted by the PCUG Committee. Karen has been employed with PCUG since May 2005, and it was gratifying for Karen to have the support and well wishes of so many members. I thank everyone, particularly the PCUG Office Volunteers, Trainers and Committee for their assistance.
   
 
== PCUG AGM Monday 14 October, 2013 6.30pm ==
 
== PCUG AGM Monday 14 October, 2013 6.30pm ==
''Item Date 29 July 2013''<br/>
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''Item revised 19 November 2013''<br/>
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* Welcome to the new committee for 2013-2014 committee year.
* The PCUG AGM will be held in the GCCC Large Conference Rm (Ground Floor)
 
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* New committee members include Anthony Glenn, who has filled the position of President. This position has been vacant for several years.
* Nominations for Committee are now open.
 
* [http://www.pcug.org.au/wp/administration/agm Link to AGM Information]
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* [http://www.pcug.org.au/wp/administration/agm Link to AGM Information, including minutes, which may be accessed by members]
* The Volunteer of the Year will be announced during the evening.
 
* The Meeting will be followed by a presentation TBA.
 
   
== Training Room for Hire ==
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== PCUG Volunteer of the Year for 2013 ==
''Item Date 21 May 2013''<br/>
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''Item Date 19 November, 2013''<br/>
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* Congratulations to Rod Peters.
* The PCUG Training Room is available for hire to groups in the community for $125 per hour for non-member groups, or $65 per hour for member non-profit groups.
 
* Full details are available via our [http://www.pcug.org.au/wp/a-bit-about-us/pcug-centre/training PCUG Training Information page]
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* Full details [http://www.pcug.org.au/wp/news/history/volunteer-of-year-2013 PCUG Volunteer of the Year 2013 info page]
* We are seeking support from members to assist coordinate the promotion of PCUG Training facilities in our community.
 
* An honoraria may be applicable for every successful hire arranged and overseen by a member (just as trainers running PCUG courses may claim honoraria). Details of this are still being confirmed by the PCUG Committee.
 
   
 
== National Cyber Security Week Partner ==
 
== National Cyber Security Week Partner ==
'''''Item Date 21 May, 2013'''''<br/>
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'''''Item revised 19 November, 2013'''''<br/>
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* PCUG is an official partner of teh Cyber Security Awareness program.
*Follow the news on the [http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au Stay Smart Online website]
 
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* We have an area on this information wiki for information to help members, that includes tips, and also where to look for information alerts.
*PCUG is an official partner. Check out the [http://www.facebook.com.au/pcug.org.au PCUG Facebook Page] for updates
 
 
* Follow the news on the [http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au Stay Smart Online website]
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* We have also set-up a scam-watch mailing list that members may subscribe to. See details at [https://lists.tip.net.au/listinfo/scamwatch]
 
* The PCUG Facebook page is another forum of information that may be contributed to. Check out the [http://www.facebook.com.au/pcug.org.au PCUG Facebook Page]
   
 
== PCUG Member Survey Update ==
 
== PCUG Member Survey Update ==
'''''Item Date 30 Apr 2013 '''''<br/>
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'''''Item reviewed 19 November, 2013 '''''<br/>
 
* you can see a summary of the responses at [[Member_Survey_2013]]
 
* you can see a summary of the responses at [[Member_Survey_2013]]
   
== PCUG in 2013 ==
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== PCUG Christmas & New Year wind-down ==
 
'''''Item Date 29 January, 2013'''''<br/>
 
'''''Item Date 29 January, 2013'''''<br/>
 
* Welcome back to PCUG in 2013
 
* Welcome back to PCUG in 2013

Revision as of 11:36, 19 November 2013

This page contains News and Notices relating to PCUG.
nb. You are now reading information on the PCUG Information - Members Informing Members - Wiki.
General information about PCUG is provided on the main PCUG website.
Internet Services (TIP) Information is available on the TIP Wiki

Training overview is available on the main PCUG website Training Information. Specific Course information is available on this wiki Training Courses.

We welcome expressions of interest from Trainers wishing to run courses, and Participants seeking courses. Please contact the [PCUG Office] for either/or.

Training Room for Hire

Item revised 19 November 2013

  • The PCUG Training Room is available for hire to groups in the community for $125 per hour for non-member groups, or $65 per hour for member non-profit groups.
  • Full details are available via our PCUG Training Information page
  • We are seeking support from members to assist coordinate the promotion of PCUG Training facilities in our community.
  • An honoraria is applicable for every successful hire arranged and overseen by a member (just as trainers running PCUG courses may claim honoraria). Details TBA once confirmed by the PCUG Committee.

Training Courses for 2014

Item Date: 19 November, 2013

  • We are now looking to prepare our 2014 Training program.
  • Expressions of Interest from both potential trainers and trainees are being accepted.
  • Please contact Karen Adams at the PCUG Office (Acting Training Coordinator) for further information.
  • Web details of Training Courses are on this Info Wiki Training Courses page.

PCUG Volunteer Job Descriptions

Item revised: 19 November 2013

  • What is a Volunteer? At the July 2013 Committee Meeting, it was agreed "that a volunteer be defined as a person filling a role for which there is a description which identifies the role and the expected benefits to the organisation”.
  • It is important that we have clearly defined descriptions of Volunteer Roles. The Activities and Opportunities area of this wiki is where these descriptions are recorded, and may be contributed to by any member. This will make it easier for potential volunteers to know what's involved, as well as identify the volunteer roles in PCUG.
  • We welcome input from anyone who is or has supported any role, by editing the Activities and Opportunities wiki page, or feedback to Karen (PCUG Office Manager)[1]

Office Manager Position

Item Revised: 19 November, 2013

  • PCUG's Office Manager, Karen Adams, is happy to announce that she is staying on as Office Manager for PCUG. The Notice of Resignation has been withdrawn, and accepted by the PCUG Committee. Karen has been employed with PCUG since May 2005, and it was gratifying for Karen to have the support and well wishes of so many members. I thank everyone, particularly the PCUG Office Volunteers, Trainers and Committee for their assistance.

PCUG AGM Monday 14 October, 2013 6.30pm

Item revised 19 November 2013

PCUG Volunteer of the Year for 2013

Item Date 19 November, 2013

National Cyber Security Week Partner

Item revised 19 November, 2013

  • PCUG is an official partner of teh Cyber Security Awareness program.
  • We have an area on this information wiki for information to help members, that includes tips, and also where to look for information alerts.
  • Follow the news on the Stay Smart Online website
  • We have also set-up a scam-watch mailing list that members may subscribe to. See details at [2]
  • The PCUG Facebook page is another forum of information that may be contributed to. Check out the PCUG Facebook Page

PCUG Member Survey Update

Item reviewed 19 November, 2013

PCUG Christmas & New Year wind-down

Item Date 29 January, 2013

  • Welcome back to PCUG in 2013
  • The PCUG Office re-opens for business on Tuesday 29 January, 2013 at 10am.
  • Many thanks to the PCUG Volunteers who kept services and enquiries of the group maintained during the closure period.
  • We look forward to 2013 being a time for PCUG moving ahead, with the support of Volunteers who are the back-bone of the clubs success and future.

Training Courses in 2013

Item Date revised 21 May, 2013

  • Further Courses for 2013 are now being scheduled.
  • Course Information is listed on the Training Courses.
  • As courses fill, e/o are accepted for further courses, trainers willing.
  • If there is a topic you wish to learn, let us know.
  • Can you teach or assist a course? Trainer Honoraria applicable.
  • Contact the Training Team via the contact form.

PCUG Christmas Party - Sat 1 December, 2012 11am - 3.30pm

Item Date 2 November, 2012

  • PCUG Centre Holder.
  • Limited refreshments non-alcholic drinks provided. Please bring plate & BYOG.
  • See you there !!!

PCUG Centre & Office Closure dates

Item Date 2 November, 2012

  • COB 2pm Wednesday 20 December 2012
  • Open For Business: 10am Tue 29 January, 2013
  • PCUG is closed for the Xmas & New Year Period from Thur 20 December, 2012 to Monday 28 January 2013.
  • Business will resume after the Australia day long weekend.
  • Member support will continue to be monitored, and may be accessed per the guidelines on the PCUG help pages Help and Advice.

PCUG AGM Draft Minutes

Item Date 2 November, 2012

  • draft minutes now available Committee Minutes Index
  • note that these are draft format, to be accepted at the next AGM, with amendments if required

PCUG Annual General Meeting

Item revised 01 September 2012

AGM details

  • The 2012 PCUG AGM is scheduled for Wednesday 24 October 2012, at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
  • The venue is the Grant Cameron Community Centre Conference Room, 27 Mulley Street HOLDER ACT 2611
  • Full details available from [the PCUG website AGM Info page]
  • Please note that the closure date for committee nominations is Thursday 18 October, 2012, 2pm (COB for the PCUG Office).
  • The PCUG Volunteer of the Year for 2012 announcement will be deferred to the next appropriate opportunity, as the nominated volunteer is not available to be present on the night of the AGM.
  • A presentation will also follow the AGM (as below)

Presentation After the AGM

PCUG Office Hours

Item updated 01 September 2012

  • The PCUG Office Manager's core days at the Office are Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
  • The Office is staffed by Volunteers other weekdays.
  • Please note that due to low activity on weekends, week-end opening times have been suspended.
  • Phone messages are monitored by the office team, with arrangements in place for ongoing monitoring during public holiday periods (this cover is being extended to weekends per willing & available volunteers).
  • For general assistance advice, please see the HELP information page on the PCUG website [3]

PCUG Training Room - available for use by members, member groups or External hire (NP Orgs or Commercial Hire)

Item Updated 01 September 2012

  • The PCUG Training room is refurbished with Windows7 Operating system.
  • Training room hire is an under-utilized facility available to PCUG members and NP groups, or commercial hire.
  • Word of mouth has resulted in several hires this year. Help spread the word. See our training information page [4] for information.

TIP Equipment Move Completed

'Item Updated: 20 Aug, 2012'

  • As announced to all members by email, the TIP admins have moved all our equipment to a new (cheaper) location in a different TransACT server room, and have restored all services. We had most, including broadband Internet access and mail & web services, back up Sat afternoon, 18 Aug 2012. Unfortunately, dialup services were not restored until 8:30am Mon 20 Aug when TransACT reconnected the phone lines to our new location. We apologise for this delay, which was beyond our control, and thankyou again for your understanding.

PCUG Information Wiki Announced

'Item Date 8 Aug, 2012'
We are pleased to announce the release of the new PCUG Information Wiki, which now hosts this News and Notices page, and provides a place where PCUG members can share information with each other. We very much encourage your participation in the growth of this site!

PCUG Website volunteers

'Item Date 20 July, 2012'
The main PCUG website is administered using Wordpress. The site is in need of additional volunteer input to support. Please contact the PCUG Office Manager if interested, or for further information.

Stay Smart Online

Item Date 23June2012
The Australian Government's Cybersecurity Website [5] provides information for Australian internet users on the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online. Full information, including subscription to newsletters, on their website.

TIO

Item Date 23June2012
PCUG is a member of the TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY OMBUDSMAN [6]
who are a free and fair dispute resolution service for small business and residential customers who have a complaint about their telephone or internet service in Australia. See their website for full information.

Welcome New PCUG Members

Item Date 23June2012
Welcome Roger Quarterman (Treasurer), Peter Pan (Assistant Treasurer) and Paul Richter (Committee Member).
Full committee details may be viewed by members on the PCUG Home page (after logging into the site) [7] under the Administration Tab.

PCUG on Facebook

'Item Date 01June2012
When we ask new members how they heard about our group, it is often by word of mouth. Help spread the word about PCUG. Like our Facebook page [8]. This page also needs willing administrators. Contact the office for information or feedback.

PCUG Committee - Volunteers needed to fill key vacancies

Item Date 28May2012
The PCUG Committee is in need of Volunteers. The committee acts to represent your interests in the management of club activities and other requirements as outlined in our Constitution. 3 Executive Positions are now vacant, with several general committee spots also available. Meetings are held once a month, and discussion of matters is otherwise by email. The PCUG cannot function with-out an active and viable committee. Please contact the PCUG Committee [9] or Office Manager [10] with expressions of interest.

E-waste Recycling Information

Item Date 02May2012
For the information about recycling of computer equipment.
"Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that the days of paying through the nose to dispose of a television are at an end ..."

http://the-riotact.com/an-e-waste-recycling-scheme-to-end-the-tv-dumps/71939

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Item Date 01May2012
An all-member email was recently circulated early 2012 "YOUR PCUG NEEDS YOU" outlining the need for Volunteers.
Thank you to those who have responded, as we work to connect valued time and/or skills with support areas in PCUG. Please contact the PCUG Office Manager [11] to discuss any aspect of this further.
Our motto is USERS HELPING USERS. Information sharing is the backbone of our success. Share and learn. Contributions to the group can be of any scale. Expertise, as required, is sought out. There is alot our group can achieve with shared effort. More information available on the PCUG website [12]

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