Special Interest Groups - (SIGS) Explained
The members of the Tellico Village Computer Users Group have diverse interests and there are a variety of reasons why they use computers. These are the special interests that are the reasons for SIGs. The SIGs are groups smaller than the entire membership of the TVCUC, made up of members who share a specific common interest in the use of their computers. The members of a SIG can focus on a specific topic to improve their enjoyment or effectiveness of their computer-related activity.
You may be a member of the TVCUC who has interests or specific applications that could be facilitated by joint efforts with other members who share your focus. One of the main points to realize is that you do not need to be an expert in the topic of a SIG to help get a SIG organized and functioning. And, you might be surprised at how many other members share your interests. SIG members not only share their experience and expertise, the SIG can arrange for persons from outside the group to help them learn and apply new knowledge and techniques.
Every member of the TVCUC can propose the organization of a SIG. It would be helpful if you would agree to help get the SIG started, but that is not absolutely necessary. When the interest is publicized, others with the same interest can come forward to help. However, each SIG will have to have leaders who will shepherd the initiation and operation of the SIG. See the SIG Start-Up and Operation Guidelines for specific steps to get a SIG up and going.
Computers and related activities can be challenging for those of us who are not already experts, but we can learn to be better at achieving our goals in the areas of our interests and our use of the computer to enhance our experiences. On the other hand, you may have expertise and background that would help other members of the TVCUC while improving your own knowledge. If you want to get started, help is available for you. Just click the tabs to check out the information about TVCUC SIGs.