AWUGU: Second Meeting Report

Our second Apple World User Group University online gathering of Apple user group leaders was held at 8:00pm CST, on May 18, 2020, via the Zoom Meeting app. We had 30 participants who joined for the topic of “How to Get New Younger Members and Retain Existing Members”. The two-hour video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/OT2ljcetzTM (unlisted YouTube).

This session opened with our welcome, Zoom instructions, and a 10-minute presentation about “Attracting Youth” originally presented by Sarah Friedlander Garcia at a 2004 UGU session in San Francisco. This PDF file was sent to AWUGU registrants and is available upon request.

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AWUGU Summary

Apple World User Group University is a monthly online gathering of Apple User Groups (AUG) leaders. Sessions cover such topics as “Marketing Your User Group” and “How to Get Young People in Your Group”, which are important discussions today. Participants can make new friends, bone up technical expertise, find solutions to related problems, and exchange information on how to improve AUG services.

Apple World User Group University: First Meeting Report

by Tom Piper, AWUGU Coordinator

Our kickoff AWUGU online gathering of Apple user group leaders was held at 8:00pm CST, on April 20, 2020, via the Cisco Webex Meeting app. We had 25 participants who joined for the topic of “Online User Group Meetings”. The full hour and a half video can be viewed at: https://uguonline.my.webex.com/recordingservice/sites/uguonline.my/recording/playback/20ac887171cd406983cf3ad6407341c3 (get  password from AUGAB Bulletin or AUG-D). (more…)

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AppleWorld UGU Online: A Legacy Tool Reawakened

AppleWorld User Group University (AWUGU) has returned after a long hibernation to once again share Apple user group knowledge and experience among its members. Originated in 1987 at Apple World in Boston, our last AWUGU session was in 2004 at Macworld in San Francisco.

User Group University was a conference for leaders of Macintosh User Groups (MUGs), which are now known as Apple User Groups (AUGs). Classes covered such topics as “Marketing Your User Group” and “How to Get Young People in Your Group”, which are still important discussions today. AUGs have long been good places for making new friends, finding Apple-loving buddies, boning up technical expertise, finding solutions to related problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on hardware and software. (more…)