Presidents Corner: Happy New Year!
by Sue Snell, appleJAC MUG President
And a very strange new year it will be for me. At the moment I am asking “How did I get myself into this?” I don’t feel qualified to do the job, and the shoes I’m stepping into seem way too big. I am having severe doubt pangs.
But since I’m here, and I was in my right mind when I said yes (I will practice “Just say NO” in the future), let’s get started. Foremost, I’d like to thank last year’s officers for a wonderful job well done. I believe we fulfilled appleJAC MUG’s mission of bringing information and new skills to the membership in a friendly and sharing environment. Thanks also to the membership for input, questions, and suggestions.
December’s meeting was a roaring success with a presentation on Reunion and Genealogy by Steve Archer. The audience was held in rapt attention from beginning to end. Thanks so much, Steve, for a wonderful evening. Lucky winners of the great door prizes were:
George Kopp - Apple desk clock
Mark Snell - Apple Shuffle
Terry Larkin - iLife ‘08
The future will begin with January’s presentation by George Kopp on iWork, followed by a discussion of “Christmas Gifts I Wanted and Got - or not”. February will be a recap of MacWorld discoveries by Tom, George, Mark, and Steve. (We’re considering calling it Tom’s Toys!). I won’t be in San Francisco this year to keep them in line, but I certainly look forward to hearing their takes on it and looking at all their fabulous and/or fun finds. This should also include there slant on any announcements that may or may not have been made regarding news in the world of Mac.
aJ officers are always looking for new ways of serving members. Please don’t hesitate to make suggestions and offer input to improve this service to you. Make use of the expertise available from the group but consider adding your own knowledge. I have been told many times in many classes that if a person has a question it’s almost a certainty that others have the same question - so ask!
We need suggestions on future meeting topics, too. We need to know what you want to know! (And if you sometimes feel that you don’t know enough to ask an intelligent question, you may join MY club). But ask it anyway; no one - except Mark, and he’s excused - has ever laughed or made fun of my lack of knowledge or simplicity.
So, once again, let me wish you a happy, healthy, and safe new year. See you January 8, 7:00 P.M., Lewis and Clark Middle School, in room 600.