User Group Report, Central Valley MacFair, & More

The MUG Center has updated its site with information about the latest User Group Report, Central Valley MacFair, Campus Groupis DVD Fest, Barrie Mac Expo, and Wired Women at FACUGis Spring Conference. The MUG Center offers centralized information and resources for Mac User Groups around the world. From The MUG Center:

The Weekis Front Page News At The MUG Center

MacRIT, MUG FINANCES, MaUsE AT BARRIE MAC EXPO AND DVDFEST ON THE USER GROUP REPORT

On the menu this time are exciting events by two campus user groups, a small group participating in a big event in Canada and managing user group money. Featured guests include:

- Sarah Friedlander and David Barbati from the Rochester Institute of Technology Macintosh User Group (MacRIT) join us to profile their group, their annual LAN Tournament, their cross-platform iPod raffle and campus group perpetuation.

- Jim Foster of Macintosh Users East (MaUsE) outlines his groupis involvement in the Barrie Macintosh Expo, and why their small group is doing big things with a vendor who is not even in their immediate area.

- Arthur Barber of The Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society (TUMS) discusses his MUGis finances and a fiscal policy they developed that allows their board to operate the gropu effectively while still remaining accountable to their membership.

- ReeD Martin of Apple North Apple Field Macintosh Users Group tells us how his campus group covers two different colleges, how they have the community involved, and how their flagship event, DVDFest, has attracted the participation of the Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix.

The User Group Report is the audio series hosted by Chuck Joiner that features interviews with people making news in the user group community.

You can listen or download the MP3 file here:
<http://www.mugcenter.com/usergroupreport/2003/303.html>

CENTRAL VALLEY MACFAIR SPONSORED BY FRESNO MACINTOSH USERS GROUP

The 2nd annual Central Valley MacFair will take place Saturday, April 26, 2003, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Ted Wills Center, 770 North San Pablo, Fresno, California.

The event is sponsored by the Fresno Macintosh Users Group and CompUSA. The fair will feature vendor exhibits and demonstrations, classes, and a swap meet. Apple, Inc. and CompUSA will be among the vendors. The Fair will also feature a raffle, with a new iBook and other prizes.

Classes will include Introduction to Mac OS X, Mac and the Internet, andMac the Digital Hub.

A swap meet at the Fair provides Mac users a place to sell equipment they no longer need and gives buyers a chance to try used equipment at a reduced price. The Fair is open to the public. Admission is free to those who pre-register before April 1st and $5.00 at the door. FMUG members will be on hand at the fair to answer questions. <http://www.mugcenter.com/#fresno>

CAMPUS GROUPiS DVD FEST ATTRACTS LORD OF THE RINGS & THE MATRIX EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

The second part of DVD Fest 2003 at Carleton College in Minnesota will be held on April 26th, and is attracting some high-profile attention.

Produced by the North Apple Field Macintosh Users Group, the first part of the competition part was a student film competition using iMovie for Carleton students. Over 75% of the campus student body participated in the event, with almost 40 teams contributing entries.

The final part involves the DVD Fest Regional Finals, which are being held on April 26th. Regional campus groups are invited to submit their best 2-5 minute iMovie films on DVD (iDVD). The highlight of the event will be a premier night with Barrie Osborne, the Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix. <http://www.mugcenter.com/#matrix>

BARRIE MAC EXPO WILL FEATURE USER GROUP PRESENCE

MacSolutions, a dynamic retailer of Apple Macintosh products in Barrie and Peterborough, Ontario will be hosting the 2nd Annual Barrie Mac Expo on March 27th. Featured will be vendor exhibits, a continuous schedule of educational Mac-centraic seminars and more. Macintosh Users East (MaUsE) will be flying the user group flag high by staffing a booth throughout the event. Admission is free the to public. Complete information is available on the MacSolutions web site. <http://www.mugcenter.com/#barrie>

WIRED WOMEN REPORTS ON FACUG SPRING CONFERENCE

Gail Murphy of Wired Women has updated the groupis site with a report on the Florida Association of Computer User Groupis Spring Conference, including a written report, a link to photos of the event, and handouts and a Powerpoint file of her presentation at the conference. <http://www.mugcenter.com/#facugww>

Coming Up This Week On The MUG Event Calendar

<http://www.mugcenter.com/mugcalendar/2003/032003.html>

March 17
Spartanburg Macintosh Users Group - Artist Daingerfield Ashton presents a 9-11 Exhibit

March 20
Appleis Volunteer MUG Teams Chat - World Without Borders Topic: What if...?

You can get more information at The MUG Centeris Web site.

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