SMUG meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. The organization exists to keep Mac users abreast of the latest developments and to address the nagging questions that arise from time to time. Its goal is to take the mystery out of computers and to enable members to take advantage of all the features their Macs and iOS devices possess. SMUG was founded in 1995 and is an organization run completely by volunteers. Annual dues are $20.