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Welcome to HAL-PC

HAL-PC is the world's largest PC user group - home to an award winning internet service, exciting technology presentations, Special Interest Groups, hands-on computer classes, award winning Magazine, Senior Learning Center Courses and more! We invite you to join the group and become one of thousands of computer users helping other computer users since 1982.


NEW BOARD MEMBER--We are pleased to announce the election of Jeff Watson to the Board of Directors to fill a vacancy on the Board. His election was at the meeting of the Board on March 25, 2014. His volunteering his time and effort to HAL-PC in this special capacity is much appreciated.

FACILITY UPDATE--We have asked contractors to provide preliminary pricing for building out the space to our specifications for all prospective locations.


2014 Spring Virtual Technology Conference

APCUG’s FREE 2014 Spring Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern Time. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via a chat window. Videos from earlier conferences can be found on APCUG’s YouTube channel

To register for this VTC, please click here

If you would like further information, send an email to

Senior Learning Center - Clearlake

The SLC is Closing

The Senior Learning Center will be forced to cease operations at the end of June, since the building that we are currently in will be closed.   We have enjoyed 17 successful years of teaching computer technologies to active seniors in the area, and hope that many of you have benefitted from this community service.  None of this would be possible without the vision of our founder, George Roy, and the loyal volunteers, some serving the full 17 years, who have staffed our offices, maintained our equipment, and provided instruction in the classroom over the years. This past year in Nassau Bay allowed us to meet and serve many new members and we are grateful for the opportunity provided to us.

We are a satellite location of HAL-PC (the Houston Area League of PC Users) which remains alive and well. 

We will continue to teach classes through the end of May.  What we teach will depend on what seems to be in highest demand.  Call us at 281-333-1111 to let us know what you would like to take, or email us at  

Currently under consideration are:
· Files and Folders for Windows 7
· Windows 7 Overview
· Windows 8.1 Overview
· Adobe Photoshop Elements Overview
· Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010 using the Ribbon Interface
· Mini-course on the new Microsoft Ribbon interface (now used in Office 2007+; Windows Explorer; Word Pad;  and Microsoft add-on software including Windows Live Mail, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker.)

Visit the Senior Learning Center website

Positions open

Class Instructors, Accounts Payable Clerk

If you are interested in the position of Education Coordinator, please send to a resume and an e-mail address and phone number where you can be reached.  You will be contacted within a few days.

Thank you.

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