Although A2Central.com is itself a registered Apple User Group, we know that sometimes it’s helpful to be able to meet with people in person. As a service to both Apple II user groups and users that are looking for a place to get help with their Apple II computers, A2Central.com provides this directory of Apple II user groups.
If you represent an Apple II-friendly user group, use our form on the Contact Us page to send information about your group. Please include the name of the group, the location of the group, when you meet, where you meet, membership cost, additional features the group offers, and contact information.
Apple Macintosh Association of Queensland Inc.
An Apple II and Macintosh user group based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. About 200 members, some of whom are Apple II users. Meets at the Brisbane Jazz Club Kangaroo Point on the fourth Sunday of the month from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM most Sundays (sometimes leaving early if a good jazz group is in town). A second meeting is held at the Humpybong Yacht Club Woody Point Redcliffe on the second Saturday of the month, from 11 AM to 4 PM. Lunch is provided at both venues for a small fee. The club has a stock of spare parts and has a program that does up Apple IIs and gives them away to kindergartens and preschools. Visit http://www.amaq.org.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Apples British Columbia Computer Society
Apples BC has been a registered Apple user group since 1979, and currently has about 200 members. Although most members are Mac users, several still use Apple IIs for enjoyment, and since the group is historically an Apple II group, Apples BC still offers support to local users via telephone and in person. Mac meetings are monthly, while Apple II meetings are irregular (but always fun). Membership is $40 for the first year and $35 for timely renewal. Apples BC can be reached at PO Box 80569, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5H 3X9. The group’s web site is at http://www.applesbc.bc.ca and you can reach the group by email at email@example.com.
Apple User Group Europe
The AUGE e.V. group is the only user group in Germany that still supports the Apple II user community. Founded in 1979, the group has expanded to support Macintosh, Windows, and Linux users as well. You can find the AUGE web site at http://www.auge.org (German only) and you can get information at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Apple II specific information, contact email@example.com.
Apple User Group of Sweden
Formed in the early 1980s, the AUG still has 30-35 enthusiastic members. The group usually meets twice a year in Stockholm and Gothenburg, usually 5-10 people each, and has an extensive software library—mostly older games on 5.25″ disks. To join the group, contact Peter at Peter@tet.kth.se; the fee is 150 Swedish crowns (US $10) per year. For more information, visit the group’s web site at http://www.appleusergroup.org.
Gravenstein Apple Users Group (Petaluma)
The Apple IIGS and Macintosh groups meet at 10:00 AM on the third Saturday of each month at La Tercera School on Albin Way in Petaluma. There’s a Q&A page for the Apple IIGS and a page listing Apple IIGS videos that can be borrowed. Software for sale is also listed, and Call A.P.P.L.E. magazines from 1980 are available to borrow as well. The group has a library of almost 500 3.5″ disks of freeware, public domain, and shareware software, fonts, music, operating systems, and more, as well as 5.25″ disks for older Apple II computers. Used software is available for sale and the group will send new members an introductory package of software for a low price. Meetings include repair and troubleshooting, and members will go to schools and homes to help users. Mailing address: GSAUG, PO Box 751283, Petaluma, CA 94975-1283. The group’s web site is at http://www.gsaug.org/indexgsaug.html.
The Orange Apple Computer Club (Costa Mesa)
An Apple-sanctioned user group with around 350 members. Meets from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Chemistry building of Orange Coast College on the first Saturday of each month, with hardware and software demonstrations of Macintosh products, and occasional demonstrations and presentations for Apple II users. An Apple II SIG teaches newcomers how to make use of their newfound Apple II systems. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The South Bay Apple Computer Club (Torrance)
The SBACC meets at 7:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at The Church of Christ, 3525 Maricopa St., in Torrance. Although primarily an Apple II club, some Mac discussions do occur. The club was founded in 1980. For more information, contact Jack Kells at email@example.com, or 1908 West 241st St., Lomita, CA 90717-1218, phone (310) 534-0752.
District of Columbia
Washington Apple Pi (Rockville)
The Washington Apple Pi is actually in Rockville, Maryland.
The Aurora Area Apple Core (Aurora)
The only all-Apple II user group left in the Chicago area. Meets the second Thursday of every month, except for July and August, at 900 North Lake Street (IL Route 31) in Aurora at 7:00 PM. Membership is $20/year per family. The club maintains a public domain software library, and does a program demo at each meeting. Contact information is available on the group’s web site at http://www.syndicomm.com/~a2.howard/aaac.html.
The Apple Bits Users Group (Kansas City)
ABUG is actually in Kansas City, Missouri.
Washington Apple Pi (Rockville)
The Washington Apple Pi has been around since 1978, and supports all Apple users, from the original Apple II to the latest Power Macintosh systems. The group publishes a bimonthly journal and provides a file library, technical assistance hotline, and much more. Visit http://www.wap.org for details.
mini’app’les, Minnesota Apple Computer Users’ Group (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
An Apple II and Macintosh users group located in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota. They have several meetings in a month, but the all-important Apple II meeting is currently the third Tuesday of each month at the Augsburg Park Library in Richfield (a suburb directly south of Minneapolis). This meeting usually starts at 7:00 PM. Membership is $25/year and includes a monthly newsletter and access to the club’s First Class BBS. For more information go to the group web site at http://www.miniapples.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Apple Bits Users Group (Kansas City)
The Apple Bits Users Group (ABUG) is an all Apple II Users Group located in the Kansas City Area. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Johnson County Central Library, 9875 W. 87th Street Overland Park, Kansas at 6:30 pm. ABUG maintains a software Public Domain Library with disks for sale at the meetings. Additional information about ABUG can be found on their website: http://chappellclan.com/abug/.
AppleLinc, the officially-sanctioned Apple II club (even though Apple thinks it’s a Mac club) meets twice a month at the Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church at 5640 Salt Valley View (north side of Old Cheney Road where 12th Street should be). If you live in or near Lincoln, Nebraska, and are interested in meeting with other Apple II fans, contact Roy Miller at email@example.com. http://www.applelinc.org.
The Princeton Apple ][ Users Group (Hamilton)
PAUG meets monthly on the second Friday of the month at the International Headquarters in Hamilton, New Jersey. Call for directions. A $12 per year fee gets you ten copies of the group’s newsletter, access to an extensive public domain library, and an invitation to the annual Summer Picnic. 100 Sixth Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619-3223, (609) 587-8334. PAUG@mac.com.
Big Apple Users Group (New York City)
BAUG is a New York City-area club for users of vintage Apple computers including Apple II and compatible systems, Apple II emulators, and low-end Macs. Both novice and power users are welcome. For more information, visit http://www.panix.com/~joreilly/baug.html.
Rhode Island Apple Group (Providence)
RIAG is the Ocean State’s premier support organization for users of ALL Apple and Apple OS computers – Apple II, Apple III, Lisa, Macintosh, and all clones using Apple Operating System software are welcome here. The monthly meeting is held on the third Tuesday each month at the CompUSA in Warwick (usually). An Apple II SIG meets the third Thursday of each month at at Michelle Smith’s house in East Providence. Find out the details at http://www.wbwip.com/riag/.
Houston Area Apple User Group (Houston)
A user group for Apple II, Macintosh, and Newton users. Meets the third Saturday of each month; meetings include presentations by major software and hardware vendors, special interest group meetings, public domain software libraries, raffles, and more. Swap meets are held each January and July. The software library includes system software. A BBS is provided as well, with several gigabytes of downloadable software and information, with access speeds up to 33.6kbps. The club newsletter, The Apple Barrel, is available monthly. Membership is $45 for the first year and $40 for each year thereafter. For more information, visit http://www.haaug.org.
Northern Virginia Apple Users Group (Arlington)
NOVAPPLE meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, Virginia. NOVAPPLE has an extensive software and book library and offers technical advice to Apple II users. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Written correspondence may be directed to NOVAPPLE, 4105 Elizabeth Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032-1453.