Florida Association of Computer User Groups, FACUG is the leading regional association of its kind in the country. It is a southeast regional, non-profit tax exempt association, of independent computer user groups including PC and MAC groups.
Founded in 1993 to assist user groups in the performance of their managerial and educational activities, to promote communications among local user groups, and to facilitate relations between user groups and the computer industry.
FACUG is the successor organization to the Florida Suncoast Conference of PC User Groups. Suncoast was one of the early regional groups having been started in 1989 in Sarasota.
Florida Association of Computer User Groups
3312 Sheehan Drive
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
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Who May Join FACUG?
Membership is open to all computer user groups regardless of hardware platform.
What does FACUG do?
Your officers, directors, and volunteers can attend FACUG’s annual conferences. A three-day conference is held in the Spring and a one-day conference meets in the Fall.
- meet user group officers from around the state
- meet representatives of major vendors
- attend seminars on topics affecting all user groups
- Web site at www.facug.org offers:
- an information site about user groups in Florida
- a locator that helps users find a group to join
- a list of user group meetings
- links to user groups’ own Web sites
Contests are offered for:
- newsletters to honor excellence in design and content
- outstanding Web sites
- service to the community
Educational and Charitable Services
FACUG encourages groups to participate in educational and charitable services by offering seminars on how to work with their communities.
FACUG publishes a semi-annual newsletter providing timely information about both past and upcoming conferences. Issues are sent to the president, editor, and FACUG representative in each group.
When user groups want a vendor to present at their meeting, whom do they contact? FACUG keeps an up-to-date list of vendors and contacts on its Web site. The meeting schedule makes it easy to coordinate with neighboring groups so that vendors can make several presentations in an area within the same week. Also, some vendors offer special services and discounts only to FACUG user groups.