Group Milestones

UGRL Report: MagnumMac Founder Murray Wood

MagnumMac founder Murray Wood was among the more than 140 people who lost their lives in the February 22, 2011 earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

“Murray Wood will best be remembered by members of New Zealand’s Mac User Group community as the founder of MagnumMac. He was very involved with the Christchurch group as its Patron and spent a lot of time in Wellington when he was the owner of the Wellington branch. He assisted our group in the early years of the Digital Solutions Expo and the MovieFest competition providing some of his musical talent at the prize giving ceremony in Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre.

The following is from the New Zealand Heralds web site and sums up Murray as those of us who knew him remember him.

“Murray Wood’s day job was managing director of Canterbury Television. But outside his office he would often be found hammering the keys of his piano around the garden city.

Mr Wood was one of 15 CTV staffers believed to have been killed inside their building on Madras St.

Long-time friend Robert Bijl said the father of six was an energetic and enthusiastic music lover with a big heart.

“He’s extremely kind, extremely generous, enormously talented, very dedicated to his family and he adored his wife, Nicki,” Mr Bijl said. Mr Wood was proud of his five sons and one daughter.

Mr Wood was an avid piano player and could often be found playing in gigs, at fundraisers or just for friends. Mr Bijl spent time with Mr Wood’s family and the surviving staff from CTV – who were not in the building when the quake hit – after they heard the news. “Everyone was devastated … stunned.”

One of Mr Wood’s business partners, Nick Smith, said the loss was tragic. “All I can say about Murray is he’s a real enthusiast for the industry. He’s a good guy to have around, with a good sense of humour.”

He will be greatly missed and our condolences go out to his wife and family.”

Graeme Moffatt
Apple User Group Regional Liaison for Australasia

Milestones for October

This month’s Milestones includes the Apple Blossom Computer Club: four members started a club in 1981 and one has been a member ever since. Mexico’s iGroup is eleven years old and has grown to more than 700 on-site and online members. Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest and largest groups.

1977 AppleRock
http://www.applerock.org/
(Greetings to President Joan Poletti.)

1979 Apple-Q Inc
http://www.apple-q.org.au
(Congratulations to Apple-Q members.)

1981 Apple Blossom Computer Club
http://abccmug.org/

1984 dBug – Seattle Mac User Group
http://www.dbug.org

1984 North Coast Mac Users Group (CA)
http://www.ncmug.org
(Greetings to President Lorene Romero and NCMUG members.)

1984 Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society
http://www.tums.org
(Congrats to President Arthur Barber and members of TUMS)

1984 Victoria Macintosh Users Group
http://www.vmug.bc.ca
(Greetings to President Dave Traynor and VMUG members.)

1984 Yakima Area Macintosh Users (MacYac)
http://www.macyak.org

1985 Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group
http://www.smmug.org
(Congratulations to President Richard Schafer, Webmaster Ralph Woodard, Apple User Group Board member Lynn Poos and the wonderful folk at SMMUG.)

1991 Rheintaler Macintosh User Group (REMUG)
http://www.remug.org/
(Thanks to President Martin Hilber for this tip.)

1992 Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia
http://www.macbus.org
(Hi to President Chris Urban, VP Irv Herzog and members.)

1999 iGroup Mexico
http://www.igroup.com.mx
(Thanks to long-time President Edgar Orduna for this tip.)

2002 AppleSeeds
http://www.apple-seeds.org/
(Thanks to President Julie Burwood for this tip.)

Milestones – July 2010

This month’s column includes a group who first met in 1982. Happy
anniversary to some of our oldest groups.

Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to
ugbeditor@mac.com.

1982: Sierra Nevada Apple Group
(Previously Greater Reno Operating Group)
http://snag.org
(Greetings to Ambassador and former Apple User Group Advisory Board member Del Missier and members of SNAG.)

1982: San Leandro Macintosh User Group
http://www.slmug.org

1984: Apple Users Group of Canterbury Inc.
http://www.appleusers.co.nz
(Congrats to president Nigel Wood and group members.)

1984: Atlanta Macintosh Users Group
http://www.amugonline.org
(Greetings to former Apple User Group Regional Liaison Michael Henigan and the members of AMUG.)

1985: Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group
http://www.smmug.org
(Congratulations to President Mark Griffith, Webmaster Ralph Woodard, Apple User Group Board member Lynn Poos and the wonderful folk at SMMUG.)

1989: Prescott Macintosh User Group
http://www.pmug.us/
(Thanks to Ambassador Roger Lakner for this tip.)

1990: The Mac Group – Dayton OH

http://web.me.com/tmgweb/061210/Welcome.html

(Greetings to Ambassador Mark Georges, President Bill Herrick and members.)

1993: Capitol Macintosh User Group
http://capmac.org

1996: Macintosh Users Group of Stowe
http://www.mugstowe.org

1997: Italia Mac
http://www.italiamac.com

2003: Calgary Final Cut Pro Users Group
http://www.calgaryfcpug.com

Milestones for June 2010

This month’s milestones include two groups who first met as early as 1978. Happy anniversary to some of our oldest groups and some newer ones too! Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to ugbeditor@me.com.

1978: Maryland Apple Corps
http://www.mdapple.org
(Warm wishes to the MDAPPLE team.)

1978: The Minnesota Apple Computer User Group
http://www.miniapples.org
(Congratulations to Membership Director Les Anderson, long time Ambassador Bruce Thompson and the members of Minnesota’s Mini’app’les.)

1980: Apple-Dayton
http://www.dma.org/

1980: Rhode Island Apple Group
http://www.riapple.com/home.html
(Hi to Editor John Gentile and members.)

1985: San Gabriel Valley Mac User Group
http://www.sgvmug.org/
(Greetings to members and officers of SGVMUG.)

1991: Maui Apple Users Society
http://www.mauimac.org
(Sending warm wishes to Apple User Group Advisory Board member and MAUIMAC President Rick Ortiz, MAUIMAC Webmaster and Frontierland Pro Chris Saribay and members of MAUIMAC.)

1992: MacNorth Computer Club
http://www.macnorth.org/
(Thanks very much to Ambassador Ray Conroy for this tip.)

1995: InterMactivity
http://www.intermactivity.be/
(Congratulations to Frederik De Pauw, Algemene Coordinatie,
and members of InterMac.)

1997: MacAttorney
http://www.macattorney.com
(Greetings to UGU presenter, MacBible author and MacAttorney founder Randy Singer.)

2001: Indonesia Macintosh Society
http://www.id-mac.org
(Thanks to President Dirgayuza Setiawan – check out the group’s great intro video.)

2002: Logicuser.de, Deutschlands
http://www.logicuser.de

Milestones for May 2010

This month’s milestones include two groups who first met as early as 1978. Happy anniversary to some of our oldest groups and a few newer ones too! Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to ugbeditor@me.com.

May 1978 – Houston Area Apple Users Group
http://www.haaug.org
(Congrats to Apple User Group Advisory Board member Rex Covington and members of HAAUG.)

May 1978 – Louisville Computer Society
(Formerly Louisville Apple Users Group)
http://www.kymac.org/

May 1984 – New Orleans Macintosh User Group (NOMUG)
http://www.nomug.org/NOMUG/Welcome.html

May 1984 – MacPeople – Gainsville Macintosh Users Group
http://www.macpeoplemug.org

May 1984 – Portland Macintosh Users Group
http://www.pmug.org
(Greetings to Ambassador Charles DeVore and members of PMUG.)

May 1984 – Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group
http://www.pmug-nj.org
(Co-founded by Philip Thompson, father of User Group Advisory Board member Elsa Travisano)

May 1985 – MacValley Users Group
http://www.macvalley.org
(Greetings to Ambassador Ray Boston.)

May 1989 – Main Line Macintosh Users Group
http://www.mlmug.org
(Greetings to Ambassador Moe Comeau, Apple User Group Liaison Maria Arguello and members of MLM.)

May 1998 – Caracas Macintosh Users Group
http://www.caracasmug.org
(Sending a warm hello to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Julio Ohep, past President Amaya Gergoff and members of Caracas MUG.)

May 1999 – MacLaw
http://www.maclaw.org
(Congrats to Rob Blau, Ted Burton and members.)

Milestones

This month’s milestones include two groups who first met as early as 1978. Happy anniversary to some of our oldest groups and a few newer ones too! Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to ugbeditor@me.com.

May 1978 – Houston Area Apple Users Group
http://www.haaug.org
(Congrats to Apple User Group Advisory Board member Rex Covington and members of HAAUG.)

May 1978 – Louisville Computer Society
(Formerly Louisville Apple Users Group)
http://www.kymac.org/

May 1984 – New Orleans Macintosh User Group (NOMUG)
http://www.nomug.org/NOMUG/Welcome.html

May 1984 – MacPeople – Gainsville Macintosh Users Group
http://www.macpeoplemug.org

May 1984 – Portland Macintosh Users Group
http://www.pmug.org
(Greetings to Ambassador Charles DeVore and members of PMUG.)

May 1984 – Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group
http://www.pmug-nj.org
(Co-founded by Philip Thompson, father of User Group Advisory Board member Elsa Travisano)

May 1985 – MacValley Users Group
http://www.macvalley.org
(Greetings to Ambassador Ray Boston.)

May 1989 – Main Line Macintosh Users Group
http://www.mlmug.org
(Greetings to Ambassador Moe Comeau, Apple User Group Liaison Maria Arguello and members of MLM.)

May 1998 – Caracas Macintosh Users Group
http://www.caracasmug.org
(Sending a warm hello to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Julio Ohep, past President Amaya Gergoff and members of Caracas MUG.)

May 1999 – MacLaw
http://www.maclaw.org
(Congrats to Rob Blau, Ted Burton and members.)

March 2010 Milestones

March sees groups whose first meeting convened as long ago as March of 1979, showing that when Apple groups have a good thing going it lasts.

Visit these web sites to see the members and activities that contribute to their longevity and success.

1979 AUSOM Incorporated
http://www.ausom.net.au

(Congrats to Nicholas Pyers and members of this vibrant and long standing group.

1982 Lockheed Martin Macintosh Users Group
http://www.lmmug.org

(Hello to President Todd Ferguson and Lockheed members whose dedication is amazing.)

1984 Apple Users Group of Canterbury Inc.
http://www.appleusers.co.nz/index.htm

(Best wishes to President Nigel Cooper and members.)

1985 MacBruger
http://www.appleusers.co.nz/index.htm

(Congratulations to Karen Seirson and members.)

1985 Nashville Mac Users
http://www.macusers.com

(Sending a country shout out for their 25 years of service.)

1987 Hong Kong Macintosh User Group
(Be sure to check out the video on their home page!)
http://www.hkmug.org.hk/

(Happy anniversary to Chairman Blanco Siu, Vice Chairman Hason Pang and members.)

1991 TEAM Francophone
http://www.teamfr.be

(A warm hello to President Olivier Maissin, VP Benoît Squelin, Secretary Vincent Dupont, Treasurer Luc Viatour, Guy Robben and Thierry Ligot.)

1994 Santa Fe Macintosh User Group
http://www.santafemug.org

(Many thanks to President Giuseppe Quinn for this tip!)

2008 Aperture Users Professional Network
http://apertureprofessional.com/

(Greetings to Ambassador David Schloss.)

November 2009 Milestones

This month’s column includes a group who first met in 1978.

Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest groups.
Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to ugbeditor@mac.com

1978 Apple Macintosh Users’ Group (Sydney)
http://homepage.mac.com/sydamug

1981 Hartford User Group Exchange
http://www.huge.org
(Greetings to President George Carbonell and members of HUGE.)

1984 appleJAC Macintosh Users Group
http://www.applejac.org
(Greetings to Apple User Group Advisory Board member Tom Piper and the members of appleJAC.)

2001 The Mount Dora Macintosh Users Group
http://www.mdmug.com
(Thanks to MDMUG President Allen Kalka for this tip.)

2007 Kachemacs Macintosh User Groups
http://www.kachemacs.net
(Thanks to President Diane Peterson for this tip.)

October 2009 Milestones

This month’s column includes the Apple Blossom Computer Club: four members started a club in 1981 and one has been a member ever since. Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest groups.

1977
AppleRock
http://www.applerock.org/
(Greetings to President Joan Paletti.)

1979
Apple-Q Inc
http://www.apple-q.org.au
(Congratulations to President Bob Irwin and Apple-Q members.)

1981
Apple Blossom Computer Club
http://abccmug.org/

1984
dBug – Seattle Mac User Group
http://www.dbug.org

1984
North Coast Mac Users Group (CA)
http://www.ncmug.org
(Greetings to President Lorene Romero and NCMUG members.)

1984
Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society
http://www.tums.org

1984
Victoria Macintosh Users Group
http://www.vmug.bc.ca
(Greetings to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Christian Coll, President Dave Traynor and VMUG members.)

1984
Yakima Area Macintosh Users (MacYac)
http://www.macyak.org

1984
The Bay Area Macintosh User Group of West Central Florida
http://www.BAMCentral.org
(Thanks to Cheryl Smeed for this tip.)

1985
Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group
http://www.smmug.org
(Congratulations to President Mark Griffith, Webmaster Ralph Woodard, Apple User Group Board member Lynn Poos and the wonderful folk at SMMUG.)

1991
Rheintaler Macintosh User Group (REMUG)
http://www.remug.org/
(Greetings to President Martin Hilber and REMUG members.)

1992
Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia
http://www.macbus.org
(Hi to President Chris Urban, VP Irv Herzog and members.)

1999
Oregon MacPioneers User Group (Omug)
http://homepage.mac.com/ydkm/
(Greetings to former Apple User Group Regional Liaison and OMUG President Steve Welsh.)

2002
AppleSeeds
http://www.apple-seeds.org/
(Thanks to President Julie Burwood for this tip.)

2007 DC Final Cut Pro User Group
http://www.dcfcpug.org
(Thanks to ambassador and leader Rodney Mitchell for this tip.)

September 2009 Milestones

This month’s column includes three groups who first met in 1979. Happy anniversary to a worldwide list of some of our oldest groups. Want to see your group listed? Send an email with date and year to
ugbeditor@mac.com.

1979 Houston Area Apple Users Group
http://www.haaug.org/

1979 AppleCore of Memphis, Inc.
http://www.memphisapplecore.com

1979 South Australian Apple Users’ Club Inc.
http://www.saauc.org.au
(Congrats to President Grant Ward and members of SAAUC.)

1984 Sierra Nevada Apple User Group
http://www.SNAG.org
(Greetings to SNAG Ambassador and former Apple User Group Advisory Board member Del Missier.)

1985 Mountain View Computer Users Group
http://www.mvcug.org
(Thanks to MVCUG President and Macworld pro John Buono for this tip.)

1986 SaskMUG (of Saskatchewan, Canada–formerly SAUCE)
http://www.saskmug.org/

1989 Prescott Mac User Group (Arizona)
http://www.pmug.us

1992 History and Macintosh Society
http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~mac/
(Greetings to Board member Marc Bizer.)

1995 MacApple Users of San Antonio
http://homepage.mac.com/macappleusers/

1999 Rome Owners of Apple Macintosh
http://www.roam.it

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