President's Message

By Tom Telford                                                                   



I hope everyone enjoyed last month’s program on “The Fast Approaching Future Update”.

Now that we have done the overview on systems like autonomous and electric autos & agricultural equipment, 3D printing, computer based healthcare and residential solar power, we would hope that as time goes by, we can talk about each of these in detail and how they actually work. It appears that the membership enjoys this type of program; however we have to be sure to interject basic computer operational information at each meeting. It does seem as though the Help Desk, Tutor sessions and Hands On classes are much more effective methods of teaching basic computer and program functions, than are general presentations to the entire membership at any one meeting.

There are still openings for a tutor session at 11:00 AM on March 7th. If you are interested in a one on one learning session, please send me an email well in advance of the meeting date. Do take advantage of the Tutor program if you have any question on computer programs and /or operations.

The membership roster has been updated as of February 15th. Our policy is that individuals can attend one meeting as a guest and then must join TLCUG for any succeeding inclusion at meetings.

Dues may be mailed to: 


                                                                              Hart Rowland

                                                                                P.O. Box 571

                                                                Mountain Home, AR 72654.

Please be aware of the meeting and help desk items and schedules, which appear in other sections of the newsletter.

Program Schedule

March 2019: Chris Collins, 3D Printers and How they Work.

April 2019: To Be Advised.

TLCUG meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 2 P.M. at the Donald W. Reynolds Library at 300 Library Hill, located on Highway 201 South in Mountain Home, across from the ASUMH campus. The Help Desk will open around 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for members on our meeting dates to resolve computer issues which can be handled in 15 minutes or less. Guests and visitors are welcome to attend our meetings.


One on One Tutor Program

TLCUG offers tutoring for members on meeting days. The program is designed to teach computer operations and to help with issues that members may be having in managing their devices. These sessions are held in the regular meeting room in the Don W. Reynolds library beginning at 11:00 AM and ending at 12:30 PM. 

There are a limited number of Tutors available therefore it is imperative that you send an email request to President Tom Telford at, well in advance of meeting dates. Tom will schedule your session and send a confirmation email to the requester.

There are also Help Desks available from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM for members on our meeting dates to resolve computer issues which can be handled in 15 minutes or less.


February General Meeting Minutes

By Sue Seils, TLCUG Secretary


The group meeting began at 2:00 PM.


Total attendance was 43 people, including one guest.


President Tom welcomed the members and gave the treasurer’s report. We will look into buying computer equipment for a non-profit.

The tutor session had 2 participants today. Tom encouraged the membership to take advantage of these sessions. You can sign up by contacting Tom at his email address. 


Our speaker for today’s meeting was our TLCUG president Tom Telford. His topic was “An Update on the Technology of the Future”. He shared about newer technology coming, including autonomous cars and the use of companies such as Uber. He also discussed other technology advances such as Airbnb, electric cars, solar energy, diagnosing cancer, agriculture, and the future fate of retail stores and gas stations.


President Tom introduced today’s guest, Vivian A.


The winner of the monthly drawing for a certificate to the Bookworms Café was Chuck N,


The meeting adjourned at 2:55 PM. 

From the Help Desk

By Ann Neuenschwander

If you have a question that is not or cannot be adequately addressed at our regular Help Desk meeting, you may email questions to the President (contact info is on the Officers page of our Website), or write it down and bring it to the Help Desk at our regular meeting. 



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