A California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to supporting members and the community in current and emerging technology, including the various applications of computers and digital photography

August 19, 2017
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Club Dues Dues

Guests are welcome to attend up to two General Meetings without paying dues. But for just $30.00 per year, you can become a member and enjoy all the benefits including extra access to our web site, User Group discounts, and free access to technical assistance. You are also eligible to attend SIGs (special interest groups) sponsored by the TOPCC, including the Photo Group meetings.

Guests may attend the Photo Group meetings, however there is a $3.00 charge if you are not a TOPCC member.

Unless otherwise specified, only TOPCC members are eligible for field trips, contests, picnics, workshops, special SIGs, and other activities.

Applications are available at any of the meetings and you can become a member at the meeting. Or, print out the Membership Application and send it to our Treasurer, Pete Scifres.


Effective January 1, 2011:

Dues will remain $30 for the first member of a family / household.  Additional family / household members age 16 or older will be $10 each.  Every paid member and every paid family member is entitled to attend any of the meetings or workshops given by the Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club or any Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting or workshop sponsored by the TOPCC.  This includes the Photo Group, or any other SIG we may hold from time to time.

Non-paid Attendees:

If you are not a paid member or a paid family member, you are entitled to:

  • Attend two general TOPCC meetings as a guest, free-of-charge.  General meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month January through October, and the third Thursday in November.  The third Thursday in December is our Family Night / Pot Luck and all family members of TOPCC members are welcome.
  • Attend a general Photo Group meeting, but pay $3 at the door.
  • May not attend any workshops or other SIG meetings without becoming a member.

Why should I pay dues?

A guest once asked "why should I pay dues when I can come to the meetings for free and the newsletter is on the web site?"

We don't mind if you are a guest for one or two meetings, but if you find this club useful we would like you to become a member. The club wouldn't exist if we didn't have members.

Your dues pay for the meetings. It's true that most of the vendors will give their presentation for free, but there are other costs involved in putting on the meetings such as insurance. We also pay for web site space and our domain name ( We print handouts, business cards, membership cards, and brochures.

Your dues also helped us purchase our own LCD projector and club computer for demonstrations. Part of the club computer was donations, and many people made extra donations for the LCD projector.

If you are a member, you get extra access on the web site. You will also be eligible to participate in special raffles we have now and then. You are entitled to attend any meetings, workshops, or SIGs given by the TOPCC.  Since we are a non-profit organization, your dues are tax deductible.

Anything you donate to the TOPCC (such as computer components) is also tax deductible. If you wish to make a donation, please type up a description of the item you are donating so that the Treasurer can give you a proper receipt.

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Membership ApplicationFill out this form either online or after printing. Print it and bring to a meeting, or mail to the address listed. Make checks payable to TOPCC.

New Membership / Membership Renewals:

Bring your check to a meeting or mail directly to:

Pete Scifres
31753 Blue Meadow Lane
Westlake Village, CA 91361

How to print the membership application:  Once you fill it in, just click the printer icon on your browser (or use File -> Print) and print the page just like you would any other web page.  If you just want a blank form, you don't have to fill it in.  Just print it.

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The Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club (TOPCC), consisting of its officers and membership, is not affiliated with any computer hardware or software manufacturer. Articles contained in this publication may not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the TOPCC. The TOPCC makes no warranty of the suitability or inability to use any product or service described herein.