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The Computer Club of Hot Springs Village (CCHSV), Arkansas is a private, non profit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1988 with a membership of 500. Hot Springs Village, AR is the largest gated community in the United States covering 26,000 acres in the foothills of the Oauchita Mountains with a population of 13,000.
The Club endeavors to provide members an opportunity to gain knowledge of computer hardware and software through classes and speakers at monthly meetings. Our goal is to live up to our motto of Members Helping Members.
Membership runs from January through December. The fee is $15 (includes all household members). Simply complete the membership application online, print, and mail or bring to a meeting along with your check.
As part of our goal to be of service to our community, we have set up a scholarship for a qualified high-school student from either Jessieville or Fountain Lake High School who plans to go on to college to study computer-related technology. This year, we received enough donations to award three $500 scholarships - two Fountain Lake students and one Jessieville student.
Currently, we have enough funds to offer one scholarship. We are asking for donations to help us fund at least one more scholarship in 2015. There will be a donation jar at our evening and breakfast meetings as well as at each of our classes. We are a 501 (c) (3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible.
Donations may be mailed payable to Computer Club of HSV, P.O. Box 8387, Hot Springs Village, AR 71910. Be sure to indicate it is a scholarship donation. If you need proof of donation for tax purposes, please let us know.
As an added incentive, one of our members has challenged our membership. He will match $1 for every $3 donated up to $500 (requires $1,500 in donations to reach the maximum $500 match). Watch the thermometer to see how close we are are doing.
General Meetings are held at Coronado Center on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. Because of the holidays, the November and December meetings are combined and held in early December. There is no meeting in July. Reservations are not required. Visitors are welcome.
The Breakfast Meeting is designed to be a more social atmosphere. Come and have breakfast and conversation with others interested in computers at 8:00 a.m. at Debra's Good Eats in the Village. Reservations are required.
Board meetings are held on the second Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Village Church of Christ (VCOC)located at 210 Balboa Road. All members are invited to attend.
We provide a series of computer and software-related classes. Full details are available on the classes page. You don't have to be a member to register for a class. However, members get a discount on class fees.
Special Interest Groups and Workshops
We offer several special interest groups and workshops free to both members and non-members:
What's an APCUG?
Some of you may have noticed a strange logo has appeared on our web site and some of our publications. In October of 2013, our club became a member of the Association of Personal Computer Users Group. APCUG is an international association of users groups with member clubs in the United States, Canada and Australia. Our affiliation will give us access to resources that will improve our newsletter, make periodic manufacturer discounts available to our members, and benefit from APCUG sponsored technology conferences.
You can find presentations from previous technology conferences on YouTube. The presentation length varies from 30 to 90 minutes. Some are very technical and others are more basic.
CCHSV Logo Shirts
CCHSV is now offering you a chance to buy your own CCHSV logo shirt for only $22 plus tax. You may pick the shirt style, cap, etc. in your favorite color. The shirts are being embroidered by Rick and Carolyn Racine of Threading Lightly, 8 Alcantara Lane, HSV. You may contact them at 922-5117 or email at Threading Lightly.
Mobile Hand Held Devices and Facebook Help
Melody Gilleran, Fountain Lake H.S. EAST Lab facilitator, invites us to stop in for technical help with cell phones and Facebook from her students ANYTIME during the day except at lunch time (12:00-1:15). Check in at the office. The lab is right down the hall from there.
Mrs. Gilleran's classroom phone number is 501-701-1739 if you want to let her know when you want to come.