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Welcome to the official website for the Columbus Computer Society in Columbus, Ohio.

Brief History

The Columbus Computer Society (“CCS”) was founded in 1985, originally called the Columbus P.C. Users Group. On March 3rd, 1987, the name was officially changed to the Columbus Computer Society.

The purpose of CCS is as follows:

  1. To provide a forum for members of the central Ohio computer community for their mutual benefit, increased understanding, and utilization of computers and electronic communications.
  2. To encourage experimentation and research in the current and potential uses of the personal computer and electronic communications.
  3. To provide an opportunity for computer users to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experience for the enrichment of all concerned.
  4. To provide both formal and informal education in computer applications, hardware, software and electronic communications technologies.
  5. To provide a medium of communication with other user groups in other geographical areas or using different systems.
  6. To provide for the formation of special interest groups.
  7. To provide a medium for the exchange of public domain, contributed, and “shareware” programs.
  8. To assist members of the community in acquiring computer hardware and software.
  9. To act as a consumer advocate for users of personal computers.

Membership

There are three types of membership:

  1. Standard: The Standard membership in this organization is open to anyone interested in computing. A prospective member may fill out an application for membership, and upon submitting the membership application and the payment of dues, shall be accepted as a member. The Standard membership in CCS is a family membership. All privileges of membership except voting extend to all family (spouses, minor children, and significant others) residing at the same address.
  2. Corporate: Five memberships will be issued to individuals associated with the corporation.  If an individual leaves the employ of a corporation, that membership may be transferred to another corporate employee. All other full membership privileges will be available to corporate members.
  3. Life: The Board of Trustees may award Life Membership Status to an individual. Life Members are accorded all the privileges of full membership. The Life Membership retains this status for life and requires no payment of dues to maintain this status.

If you would like to become a member of CCS, please visit the Membership page on our website.