by Tom Piper, aJMUG President
As Labor Day quickly approaches, all of the signs of Summer are beginning to shimmer away, and we return to the realities of school, Fall cleanups, and the approach of Autumn colors. We again commence our regular meetings at Lewis and Clark Middle School with some delightful new features. I'm at a health conference in Branson right now, and it is so pretty looking out over the lake, and relaxing for a few minutes.
At our last meeting at Missouri Press Association in Columbia, I intended to show my new Point2View webcam/scanner/display device, and George told us about his new Apple Magic Trackpad, but both were left it at home (we will bring them to the next meeting). As for iPhone apps, Jan Watson told us about ‚ÄúMy Trip & More‚Äù, Mark Snell told us about ‚"TripIt‚", Joe Mertzlufft told us about the American Airline AA app, Sharon Hanson told us about ‚"Words with Friends", Marion Petrides told us about ‚ÄúDropBox‚Äù, and I demonstrated ‚"You Gotta See This‚" photo montage app. It was a wonderful marathon season of really cool apps (be sure to bring your story to our next meeting too).
Our host, Greg Baker (advertising director), introduced us to Kent Ford (magazine editor) and Michael Daugherty (web manager). Together, they told us about their membership, the way they produce association products with their Macs, the myths about newspapers and much more that was very interesting. Twenty-one of our members were in attendance which was just about right for the conference room we were in. Alice Kopp again provided another interesting perspective on our website. The evening's door prize winners included:
- Desk Tool Sharon Hanson
- Apple stress ball Larry Garvin
- appleJAC bag clip Bill Webb
- appleJAC red flashlight Aileen Garvin
- appleJAC blue flashlight Jan Watson
- appleJAC silver flashlight Mark Snell
- appleJAC green flashlight George Kopp
George also announced that the iMovie MacClass (previously scheduled for last Spring) will now be held on October 7 and 14 at the Learfield Communications offices. Registration for this two-night 7-9pm series is $25, and can be made by emailing email@example.com (the minimum class size will be 8 participants). See the ad on our website for details.
Our next meeting will be take us back to Conference Room 600 at Lewis and Clark Middle School. Mark your calendar NOW for the appleJAC ‚"Fun and Leisure", meeting on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 7:00 pm. Bring family, friends and new members to get the most out of your Mac and other Apple products.