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We are a nonprofit group located in Westchester County New York. Our goal is to increase the computer knowledge of our 300 members. Our Main Meetings are held once a month. We have over 20 Workshops that meet on a regular basis and discuss everything from beginner topics to the latest in programming languages. Please join us!

Main Meetings 

We're Going to the Moon

July 8th, 2014 — 6 p.m.** <---------

Location information is found below*

Plan now to attend!


The year is 2020 and for the first time since
the last Apollo mission a crew of astronauts is
returning to the Moon in order to establish a
permanent self-sustaining settlement that will
eventually become a stepping-stone for planetary exploration by humans. The crew must work together to accomplish the tasks necessary for a successful landing, but will they be able to solve the emergencies they encounter along the way?

We will break into two groups—some on the flight deck and others at Mission Control Houston.

Pizza and drinks will be served.

Town of Ramapo
Challenger Learning Center
225 Route 59
Airmont, NY

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For further information, contact Tom Osbeck at


August 12th, 2014 — 7:15 p.m.

We join the Rockland PC Users Group for our
general meeting at Palisades Center Mall,
1000 Palisades Center Drive, W. Nyack, NY

        Plan now to attend!


The most widely used antivirus program, Avast!, is the evening’s topic. This presentation focuses on those computer users who are not “IT geeks” and explains:
  • Installing Avast free on your new computer so you’re protected against viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits
  • Features and benefits of Avast's free antivirus program
  • Removing pre-installed unwanted and/or unneeded
    programs (trialware and PUPs)
  • 21 programs that should be on every computer
  • Computer safety tips
  • Android smartphone/tablet safety and protection recommendations
Join presenter Bob Gostischa as he simplifies, clarifies, and demystifies your computer. He will make your Internet experience a safe, secure, and, enjoyable one.

(Directions to and parking at Palisades Center Mall on page 7 of Newsletter

For further information, contact Tom Osbeck at

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