Ambassadors – New Apple Sales Web Presentations

Need a quick presentation for your group’s meeting? Apple Sales Web (ASW) has downloadable presentations that you can use. The topics range from applications like the new iMac to Apple and the Environment. Click on the Presentations tab at the top of your ASW screen and you are sure to find a presentation to fit your group’s interests.

Apple Sales Web

O'Reilly Community Site Beta

O’Reilly Answers is a community site for sharing knowledge, asking questions and providing answers that brings together customers, authors, editors, conference speakers and Foo (Friends of O’Reilly). User group members are invited to be a part of the beta.

Take part in the conversation.
(Thanks to Marsee Henon of O’Reilly for this tip.)

Mactechnics Saturday Morning Meetings

On November 21, Terry White, founder and President of MacGroup-Detroit, favorite UGU web site evaluator and Director of Creative Pro Technical sales for Adobe, will be the presenter for Mactechic of Michigan’s Saturday Morning Meeting. His website says, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” Terry shows folks how to do it right the first time.

Enjoy a morning with the best.

Learn about MacGroup-Detroit

Join Klokhuis for Apple Dag

The Dutch word for core is klokhuis and the AUG Klokhuis user group is the core of all things Apple in the Netherlands. On December 12 they will celebrate with an “AppleDay,” a popular event regularly sponsored by Klokhuis.

Along with the normal program – meeting point, lectures, wirelessnetwork, workshops etc. – Apple Dag offers a tombola with fantastic prizes.

See why this is a can’t miss event.

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.
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1978 Apple Macintosh Users’ Group (Sydney)

1981 Hartford User Group Exchange
(Greetings to President George Carbonell and members of HUGE.)

1984 appleJAC Macintosh Users Group
(Greetings to Apple User Group Advisory Board member Tom Piper and the members of appleJAC.)

2001 The Mount Dora Macintosh Users Group
(Thanks to MDMUG President Allen Kalka for this tip.)

2007 Kachemacs Macintosh User Groups
(Thanks to President Diane Peterson for this tip.)

Apple User Group Market Podcast: Episode 38

ug-podcast-smallThis edition of the Apple User Group Market podcast includes a fun interview with Martin Sitter, founder and publisher of Nonlinear Educating Inc., discussing his company’s traditional macProVideo  nd new designProVideo training videos, plus information from UGAB Vendor Liaison Tom Piper.
Listen in!

NCMUG: Another Amazingly Successful Event

Congratulations to the North Coast Mac Users Group (NCMUG) on another highly successful Mac Computer Expo (MCE) with more than 1,000 attendees! It’s the 25th year of MCE and each seems to build nicely on the last. You can bet they are already making plans for MCE 2010.

MCE in the Press

MCE Pictures


MCE homepage

(Warm congratulations to NCMUG President and Event Chair Lorene Romero, officers and members of NCMUG.)

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.

(Greetings to President Joan Paletti.)

Apple-Q Inc
(Congratulations to President Bob Irwin and Apple-Q members.)

Apple Blossom Computer Club

dBug – Seattle Mac User Group

North Coast Mac Users Group (CA)
(Greetings to President Lorene Romero and NCMUG members.)

Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society

Victoria Macintosh Users Group
(Greetings to Apple User Group Regional Liaison Christian Coll, President Dave Traynor and VMUG members.)

Yakima Area Macintosh Users (MacYac)

The Bay Area Macintosh User Group of West Central Florida
(Thanks to Cheryl Smeed for this tip.)

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

Rheintaler Macintosh User Group (REMUG)
(Greetings to President Martin Hilber and REMUG members.)

Macintosh Business Users Society of Greater Philadelphia
(Hi to President Chris Urban, VP Irv Herzog and members.)

Oregon MacPioneers User Group (Omug)
(Greetings to former Apple User Group Regional Liaison and OMUG President Steve Welsh.)

(Thanks to President Julie Burwood for this tip.)

2007 DC Final Cut Pro User Group
(Thanks to ambassador and leader Rodney Mitchell for this tip.)