CUE History


   A long time ago, when the first desktop computers emerged, a void of information on how to use them existed. Geeks bought these devices and wanted to know more about them. At that time, in the 1970’s, only professional computer people knew how to use them.

A group, led by Tom Kuklinski, formed an organization in March 1982, specifically designed to help each other out. Core developers include, Bill Good, Jerry Lynch, George Bostwick, Paul Kacprowicz, Lou Cioccio, Don Grim, Mike Daly, and Mark Matson. Initially this group was known as the Erie Tandy User Group. ETUG organized into regular meetings in which members helped other members understand their new computer. Try to understand that now there was No Internet – No Google.

Within a few years, the members realized that Microsoft was a major component to future development of personal computers. So ETUG was changed to Computer Users of Erie. This allowed other brands of computers to take advantage of the clubs’ structure.

The founding principal of CUE was to establish an organization that would encourage better understanding of computers principally by members helping other members. CUE would provide the structure, the meetings place, communication and education to make this happen.

Evidently it was successful. We are an active organization still operating under its founding principal.

Today CUE provides communication by way of a website, (, a newsletter known as Horizon, a group discussion board by way of email, regular meetings open to the public of which most also contain a presentation of interest, social events and Special Interest Groups created by its members.

Just a mention of the Special Interest Groups includes Genealogy, Apple – Mac, Digital Photography, Beginner and Troubleshooting Workshop and Handheld Devices like Smartphone and tablet computers.

Is there something you would like to know about your computer? Do you need help in making it work like you want it to? Would you like to pursue your interest and make it go farther? Then you have come to the right place.

Our members are versed in many different hardware and software backgrounds. We have always welcomed members from all walks of life, and all levels of expertise. We have the novice just buying their first system to professionals that work in the computer industry as a way of life.

     Visitors are always welcome to attend one or two of our monthly meetings before joining, just to see what is happening.

Below are links to our Constitution and By-Laws, as well as our Disclaimer. Please be sure to read them to find out more on how CUE operates.

Click here for Disclaimer

Click Here for Constitution and ByLaws