Our History

Our History

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.