New Orleans Personal Computer Club
P.O. Box 8364
Metairie, Louisiana 70011
Club Hotline: (504) 222-2493

The New Orleans Personal Computer Club helps people take advantage of everything personal computer technology can do to improve their lives. Whether you have a smartphone, laptop, tablet, desktop with local or cloud storage, we have the help you need. We have monthly general meetings and special meetings where you can learn more than you ever imagined.

The PC Club was founded in 1981 as a Louisiana non-profit organization run by volunteers.

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Special Announcement - May 2016 General Membership Meeting Date Moved to Tuesday, May 3

Our meeting room, Congregation Gates of Prayer's Manheim Hall, is unavailable the first Wednesday of May. We have rescheduled the meeting to the preceding night, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The New/Intermediate User Special Interest Group will meet at its regularly scheduled time, the following week on Wednesday, May 11. Mark your calendars and remind your friends of the schedule change.


May 2016 General Membership Meeting

Technology in Jefferson Parish Government

Ridley Boudreaux intends to lean heavily on the Jefferson Parish website, since IT is instrumental in creating or supporting applications on the site. He will highlight the services available to residents and the technology behind the scenes.

Ridley Boudreaux has been the Director of Electronic Information Systems with Jefferson Parish government for seventeen years. This I.T. managing department is comprised of the Management Information Systems Department (MIS), and the Geographic Information Systems Department (GIS). These departments are complemented by contract vendor firms. In a cooperative effort, they serve the parish Administrative (Parish President and his 49 departments) and Legislative (7 Council offices) computer user community by maintaining computer hardware and software, developing software applications, and providing computer user training to parish employees.

Ridley also served in technology capacities at American Classic Voyages, the parent company of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company and American Hawaii Cruises, National Semiconductor, Microdata, and McDonnell Douglas Field Service Co.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Congregation Gates of Prayer
4000 West Esplanade Av, Metairie, LA 70002  (For Android and iOS users   )
**** 1/4 mile east of East Jefferson General Hospital at Richland St; park & enter at rear ****

Guests are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

New/Intermediate User Special Interest Group (SIG)

Remember back when you had just the 1 computer that every member of the household had to share? Things have surely changed! These days you could have multiple pc's, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smart phones, smart TV's, set top boxes, ... Trying to stay in touch with friends and family scattered across the globe. Online shopping, banking, trading, and even healthcare management while trying to stay secure. And you thought that one computer was daunting. Well, that's where the New/Intermediate User SIG comes into play. No one person can figure it all out, but collectively we can cut the digital beast down to size. We share our experiences learned over the "years of tears" to enable each of us to more fully take advantage of our digital devices.

Everyone is encouraged to email questions in advance to This gives Ray a chance to do a little research.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Congregation Gates of Prayer
4000 West Esplanade Av, Metairie, LA 70002  (For Android and iOS users   )
**** 1/4 mile east of East Jefferson General Hospital at Richland St; park & enter at rear ****


** Past Due Notice **
Membership Renewals Were Due October 1

If your membership dues are current, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processors. For those who are still in arrears, here is a gentle reminder. Every member's dues are payable by October 1. While we try to keep expenses as low as possible, we still have the inevitable overhead. You can renew at the General Membership meeting at the registration table or at the New/Intermediate User SIG. Or, if you prefer, you can renew online by credit card or with your PayPal account by clicking on the link on the left of this page. You do NOT need a PayPal account. Contact Treasurer, Mike York if you have any questions about your membership status.


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Metairie, Louisiana 70011
Club Hotline: (504) 222-2493

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