by Tom Piper, aJMUG PresidentMay is nearly over, the legislature has gone home, we’re in the middle of packing for our next office move (at least I get to keep our Macs), and we are anxiously waiting to see what Apple will come out with next. Meanwhile, we are getting everything ready for our very first appleJAC June Picnic (moved from our previous August hotspots).
Membership is expanding now with over 70 members, well on our way to reaching the December goal of 100 appleJAC MUG members! The MacBasics classes with George Kopp have been a great success (with attendees calling for an encore session), and my iWork classes will commence in September. The “Made on a Mac” photo enhancement competition has started, and DVD copies of the videotaped (Steve Archer) January, February, March, April and May meetings are available from our Library (see Bruce Heerboth to check one out). We have a lot going on to enhance your enjoyment of our Mac user group.
Next meeting we will enjoy the Annual appleJAC MUG Picnic (that’s right, in warm June, NOT hot August). Friends and family are all invited to attend (bring a beverage, side disk and lawn chair) this opportunity to relax at the lakeside home of Kathy and Joe Mertzlufft, and enjoy food, fun and friends. RSVP is requested (if you haven’t already). Directions to their house (just north and east of Ashland) show that they are less than 20 minutes away from most of where our members live (see map below).
Last month, we enjoyed the third review of iLife ’09 with Music, specifically GarageBand. Tim Breuer (Greg’s son) provided a trip through how to setup music, listen to new creations, and export it to iPods and CDs. Winners of the May door prizes were as follows:
- Ann Lane Apple water bottle
- Brenda Hancock USB mouse
- Tom Vaughn Green carabeaner
- Neal Hubbard MacAlly USB minihub
- Ken Zindle iPod acrylic case
- Sue Snell Apple luggage charm
- Larry Garvin iPhone 3G (book)
- Ros Moulton iPhone Fully-Loaded (book)
- Bonnie Culley Getting Started with Your MacBook (book)
- Ann Lane iLife ’09 DVD (the iLife series grand prize)
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the next appleJAC meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm. See you by the lake . . . bring family, friends and new members . . . share the fun! (carpools may wish to meet to save gas).