SMUG - INTRODUCING NEW OFFICERS
Date: October November, 1992
Jim Householder: President and Contributing Editor Just a note... The SMUG mailing list currently contains about 80 names of whom about 20 are paid members. Our cost per mailing is around $28.00. All this puts us on a slippery slope and impels us to remind our members to pay their dues. Some folks on our SMUG mailing list may have moved on to other interests; we would appreciate your call (Jim Householder 839-0551) asking to be dropped from the list if you are one of them.
Joe Duroux: Board member and Contributing Editor My job is to collect material for the newsletter from outside sources, transcribe or assemble it in electronic form, and get it to Casey Meaden who will do the final assembly and publication. In this issue, I have copied four reviews and one related article from recent issues of the Macintosh Users of Delaware Newsletter. In the future, we hope to be writing our own reviews and other articles. If you know of anything that you think would be of interest to the members, please write it up and get it to me or Steve Kayner or Casey, preferably on floppy disc, in ''text only'' form.
Stephen Kayner: News from the Secretary/Treasurer: The October 13 meeting of the Se-quoia Macintosh Users' Group was preceded by a brief meeting of some of the SMUG Officers. Jim Householder (President), Joe Duroux (Con-tributing Editor), and myself (Steve Kayner) were present to discuss the forward direction of the User Group. All of the Officers are now current with their dues, and we are working to make SMUG worth joining. Our initial focus will be to expand the Newsletter by using articles selected from other Macintosh User Groups around the country. If you know of a MUG (Macintosh User Group) you would like us to exchange with, please bring contact information to the next meeting, or phone it in to me at 445-3454. Another way we intend to expand the newsletter is to get software from publishers who would like their products reviewed in the SMUG newsletter. If you know of some interesting products that you would like to review in the newsletter, please bring the address or phone number of the publisher to the next SMUG meeting, or call me with that info at the above phone number. Only paid members will be eligible for writing these reviews, and receipt of the free software. We hope that our efforts will bring in enough products that we can fill our newsletter with ''homegrown'' articles and reviews, rather than material gleaned from other MUG newsletters. We also encourage members to submit articles of any length on any Macintosh subject for publishing in our newsletter. If you've longed to be a published author, now is your chance. Write about how you use your Mac, interesting hardware or software you have used, or tell us what you would like to see in future operating systems or computers. Tell us why you think the Mac is better than those ''other'' computers, or tell us what you would like us to write about. Together, we are the ones who make the User Group a worthwhile experience. A visitor at our last meeting asked if he could attend the meeting without paying dues. The answer: Heck yes! We're glad to have you! We do hope that some of you will want to contribute to our efforts to make the User Group a vital resource for the Macintosh community, and to expand the services we can provide to our membership. We understand that students may not feel that the regular $20.00 membership contribution is fair for someone who may only be in town for part of the year, so we are reducing student membership to $10.00 per calendar year. On another track, Safeway is continuing their ''Apples for Students'' program. Cash register receipts can be exchanged for hardware and software from Apple. It takes a lot of receipts to get these products, so if you shop at Safeway, and would otherwise discard your receipts, bring them to me at the User Group meetings, and I will collect them. The receipts will be presented to a school chosen by members of SMUG, when the deadline (March 6, 1993) nears. According to records I've inherited as SMUG treasurer, the Sequoia Macintosh Users' Group has been in existance since 1985. That's over 49 years (in dog time)! The Officers of the User Group feel a responsibilty to continue this tradition of providing a local Macintosh resource. If anyone within the sound of these words knows the location of the SMUG Charter or Bylaws, I would like to get a copy of them, so I know what we can do, and what we are supposed to do. Please bring info regarding these documents to the next meeting, or call me at the above phone number. Let us know what you are willing to do to serve the User Group, and let us know what we can do to better serve you and the community. And thanks for being members.
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