About BPMUGBPMUG is a not-for-profit computer user’s group who’s motto is: "USERS HELPING USERS." The group is formally known as the Business and Professional Microcomputer Users Group, Inc. or simply, BPMUG. Don’t be confused by the name, since the membership is made up of a large proportion of novices and new users, as well as highly experienced computer professionals.
The group has many activities. There is a monthly meeting on the third Monday of each month (except August). Typically, around 35-50 members, out of it’s current membership of about 150, turn out to listen to a speaker from a major hardware or software company discuss their products or some expert in the field will discuss some pertinent issues (view list of previous presentations). There is also an open question and answer session about any computer related issue and a short presentation by a member on some item of interest. Visitors are always very welcome.
During the month there are a number of "Special Interest Groups" (SIG’s) that get together to learn from each other. These groups are often small and are always very informal. Some of the current SIGs are: the Novice Group (ask any dumb question without being embarrassed), Genealogy, Internet, Spreadsheet, and more.
BPMUG publishes a monthly newsletter, known as THE HELP KEY.
BPMUG has also taken an active part in community activities such as a project where older computers are reconditioned and installed with new software. Volunteers carry out these tasks to donate them to targeted groups and individuals who are found to be in need.
For those individuals who want some friendly assistance, who would like to become a member of a group having similar interests, who would like to participate in computer related activities, BPMUG is the answer. (How to join BPMUG)
Visitors are welcome to attend a BPMUG meeting. For dates and directions for the meetings, visit our Presentations section on this website.