In mid 2007 The Australian Senior Computer Clubs Association (ASCCA) with the assistance of the Eurobodalla Shire Council held an open meeting to gauge interest in the formation of a seniors computer group in the shire.
The response was overwhelming and a steering committee was formed which organised and managed the formation and incorporation of the Eurobodalla Seniors Computer Users Group, to be known as EuroSCUG.
EuroSCUG held its first public meeting in February 2008 at the St Johns Anglican Church Hall which was full to overflowing. Meetings were soon moved to the Moruya Golf Club in order to accommodate the growing numbers.
By December 2008 the group had over 100 members aged 55 to 80+ from a variety of backgrounds with a range of computing skills.
EuroSCUG’s first equipment purchase, with the assistance of a Healthy Communities Grant from Council, was a data projector, subsequent Healthy Communities Grants have assisted with the purchase of two laptops.
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) through its Caring for Aging in Rural Australia (CARA) program paid for five laptops and an internet connection.
The IMB Foundation provided much needed training for tutors and a second grant funded additional laptops, projectors and software.
Two Volunteers Grants from FACSHIA have been used to purchase laptops, software, and storage containers.
Club funds have also been used to purchase laptops, tablets, projectors and screens; and and discounted software from Microsoft through DonorTec.