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