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Disko
2nd April 2004, 11:14 AM
Hi,

It's no secret that many Mac User Groups (MUGs) exist around the country. This is a place where you can let other users know about meetings. Just post when and where the group will meet, and any other details you think are necessary.

Given enough notice, "news monkeys" can post the details of these meetings on our front page.

elvis
2nd April 2004, 05:56 PM
I don't know of any, but I'll be the first to say if there's a Brisbane group I'll happily turn up for some geek loving. :)

Byrd
2nd April 2004, 08:12 PM
AUSOM (http://www.ausom.com.au/) (Apple Users Society Of Melbourne) was once quite a prolific Apple group in Melbourne, but numbers have since dwindled. It's now full of old codgers still trying to make sense of Clarisworks 2.0 on their Classic II.

Ahhh ... the old days of the Youth and Adventure SIG ... LC475's leeching NEARLY 100MB of data in one sitting ... then time for a round of localtalk Marathon :)

I'm not a member anymore - in fact I don't thing I ever was - but they're having a swap meet in the June meet, which brings about many interesting items - especially old rare 68K hardware and later PPC stuff.

JB

jameso
5th April 2004, 09:24 AM
I've been thinking off starting the "Sux to Own an Apple Group"or SOAG... i don't know how well it will go down tho

jameso

sikosis
8th March 2005, 01:42 PM
yeh a Brisbane User and Developer group would be awesome ...

AUSMUG
8th March 2005, 03:37 PM
Hi

I'm President of the Australian Mac Users Group (AUSMUG). I set this group up as a resource to support all the Australian MUG's. I would love nothing more than to be able to help AppleTalk become a recognised MUG. There are many benefits. I'll agree many MUG's do have older members but that is mainly because since the internet took off many younger potential members get support online instead. AppleTalk is a perfect example.

Even though Apple has links to our site on theirs and we are co ordinating special deals for all MUG's , co ordinating Tsunami support within the local MUG's, updating contact info , publishing events, reviews etc we are still not recognized officially till our membership reaches 100 which is the pre requisite to be recognized as an online MUG (although our membership is still small, committee representatives from around 95% of Australia's MUG's have joined and we are in regular contact). There are a number of groups like mine and AppleTalk that I'd like to see officially recognized. For the MUG scene to survive young blood is essential.

Even though AppleTalk isn't an officially recognised group I do promote it on our site and can let you know other MUG's like the Western Australian Mac User Group (WAMUG) often quote items they've seen on AppleTalk. If there was any way we could work together be it sharing resources/meetings or cross promoting I'd be happy because as an online group I understand the logistic problems organising physical get togethers. I'd like to organize this kind of sharing of resources amongst all the Australian Groups. :D

paulharrop
8th March 2005, 05:22 PM
There are 2 User Groups in Brisbane. Here are their links. The first Apple Q is the strongest.

http://www.apple-q.org.au/

http://www.amaq.org.au/

sikosis
8th March 2005, 05:36 PM
Interesting ... AppleQ's meetings are TBA and AMAQ's got one this Saturday ...

paulharrop
8th March 2005, 05:38 PM
Ring this guy to see if the AMAQ is still functioning.

David Phillips - (07) 3391 3159

gmask1
8th March 2005, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Byrd@Apr 2 2004, 08:12 PM
AUSOM (http://www.ausom.com.au/) (Apple Users Society Of Melbourne) was once quite a prolific Apple group in Melbourne, but numbers have since dwindled. It's now full of old codgers still trying to make sense of Clarisworks 2.0 on their Classic II.

Ahhh ... the old days of the Youth and Adventure SIG ... LC475's leeching NEARLY 100MB of data in one sitting ... then time for a round of localtalk Marathon :)

I'm not a member anymore - in fact I don't thing I ever was - but they're having a swap meet in the June meet, which brings about many interesting items - especially old rare 68K hardware and later PPC stuff.

JB
I remember AUSOM - I was a member back in 1989-1991! My trusty ][e and I shared many a great time back then with software I bought from the member meetings...

I had no idea it was still going.

Nowadays I'm actually a member of Melbourne PC User Group, but I've not even opened the wrapping on a magazine in 6 months - it's not the PC thing in particular, rather that everything I can get in the magazine, I've been able to find on the net.

AUSMUG
8th March 2005, 06:49 PM
AMAQ still exists they have become a chartered Lions Club and are heavilly involved with fixing up old Macs to send to schools in Bali and other South East Asian countries along with assisting with the Tsunami. By the way if anyone has any spared ADB Mice they are always on the lookout for some.

AppleQ would probably be better suited if you want more Mac orientated support options from a MUG. They have training sessions and member library of books, cd's etc plus regular meetings.

Click here for Australian Mug Info (http://australian.macusersgroup.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=55) state by state. Clicking on Australia brings up online groups. Standard groups are listed by state. I'd like to hear of any new prospective groups if anyone has any info. The Find Out What Australian MUG's Have To Offer link lists what services the various MUG's offer.

AUSMUG
7th May 2005, 10:24 PM
Nobody has posted any events here yet for MUG's so I was wondering if the Moderators would have a problem with me taking on the roll of providing this info. If there is no problem I could post a monthly timetable listing what's going on at the various Australian MUG's. I think it was a generous offer to promote other Australian MUG's made by the AppleTalk Admins and I'd hate to squander the opportunity.

By the way now that AppleTalk is starting to have more & more meetings themselves in various cities I would like to promote these likewise on my site. As such I would appreciate it if any photos, stories etc relating to these meetings could be emailed to me so I can add them to my site or else get permission to copy details of your meetings from here to my site.

Perhaps one day members from my group would be welcome at your meetings Australia wide and visa versa your members would be welcome at ours (we are an Australian wide online group too) and as I've said before if AppleTalk ever considers becoming a recognised Mac User Group I'd be pleased to offer whatever assistance I could. AppleTalk is easily the best Australian based Macintosh Forum already but consider this, if AppleTalk did become recognised they would automatically become the largest Mac User Group in Australia. That gives you pretty good bragging rights. Plus as I mentioned earlier if you co hosted meetings with other online groups like mine then higher quality presenters could be organized due to the appeal to vendors to speak to many users in one place. Presenters don't like having to speak to numerous groups, some with small numbers in the same city. They would much prefer to speak to a larger audience.

I'd appreciate any feedback on any of these matters. What I'll do to not muck up the current thread is start a new one with a poll to get some feedback from AppleTalk members on the pros & cons of becoming a recognised Mac User Group (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=7594&st=0) .

AUSMUG
5th June 2005, 05:32 PM
Considering it's now the 5th of June, I wont wait any longer for MUG's to post this months meetings news to me. I'll post those I've received and as I get more info I'll edit this post.

June 2005 MUG Meetings Listing

NSW

Club Mac Meeting
June 8th 2005
iWork Presentation
Crows Nest Centre, Fuller Room, Level 3,
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.
6.30 - 9.00 PM

VIC

AUSOM
Box Hill Tafe, Elgar Road, Box Hill
Saturday 4th June
Sasha Grant of NextByte will demonstrate iPhoto 5 and Digital DaVinci
+ many smaller SIG's throughout the day.
10.30 AM - 5.00 PM



iMUG
Monday 20 June 2005
Digital Photography & Your Mac
Steb Fisher from Steb Fisher Photography http://steb.com.au/
and Hope Stewart, Web Designer
Apple Melbourne office located in the Cadbury Schweppes Building, level 9, 636
St Kilda RD. Melbourne.
6.15 - 8.30 PM


Central Victorian Macintosh Users
Salvation Army Hall, Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
23rd June
Electronic Commerce + eBay
- A presentation by Andrew Skeoch who has a lot of experience with eBay and
other online transactions followed by trouble-shooting Q & A's
7.30 - 9.00 PM


S.A.

SAAUC
Friday 3rd June, 2005 in the Unley Salvation Army Hall, Maud Street, Unley
: Special interest groups. (2x 45 min sessions).
* Pre meeting multimedia presentation (- starts 7.10pm)
* SIGs will include:
o Mac OS X
o Welcome to Mac
o Adobe Photoshop Elements
o Communications
o Troubleshooting - bring your Mac along for some attention.
7.30 - 10 PM

Soap
5th June 2005, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Byrd@Apr 2 2004, 08:12 PM
It's now full of old codgers still trying to make sense of Clarisworks 2.0 on their Classic II.

:)
as i recall AUSOM was ALWAYS full of old codgers

AUSMUG
6th July 2005, 01:52 AM
JULY MUG MEETINGS

iMUG
Monday 25th July 2005
VTR Consulting, Roseneath Place, South Melbourne (Off Market Street near Clarendon Street)
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Taming Tiger - OSX Tiger
iTunes 4.9 with Struan Robertson, Apple Computer Australia
Dashboard, Widgets and their development
Marc Edwards & iSlayer


ACTApple Users Group
Tuesday, 12th July 2005
Hughes Baptist Church Has their venue changed?
Groom Street
Hughes
7.30PM
GarageBand, iTunes, iPods, Mac Basics & Q&A


North Queensland Macintosh User Group
Mon. July 18th 2005
at Townsville Grammar School, Paxton
Street, North Ward, 7.00pm
Upgrading your Mac to 10.4 (Tiger)


Club Mac Meetings
The next meeting is July 13th 2005
Michael Stoddart from Adobe on Creative Suite v2
Crows Nest Centre, Fuller Room, Level 3,
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.
6.30 - 9.00 PM

marc
6th July 2005, 02:10 AM
The iMug presentation from the 25th will also be available as a podcast. Eiik.

applecollector
10th July 2005, 01:52 PM
I would like 2 make a mac user group in SYDNEY!!!! Not in crows nest!!!!

AUSMUG
2nd August 2005, 04:35 PM
Apart from the Australian Mac Users Group (which supports all User Groups nationwide) I am also trying to get a Sydney based group started in the Hills District at Carlingford. Currently Syney MUGs are at Crows Nest & Kensington. Feel free to PM me if you want to discuss things.

AUSMUG
2nd August 2005, 04:55 PM
August MUG Meetings

WA

WAMUG

Date & Time
Tuesday 2nd August 2005
7:30pm
Curtin University
Bentley Campus
Applied Geology
Building 312
Room 2.22
Q&A Session, Peter Hinchliffe is going to hopefully demo Mac OS Services as well as FlySketch plus demo-ing of the new Epson All in One RX700 Multi-function Unit. Finish the night with either a game demo or a movie trailer.


NSW

Tuesday 5:30pm to 7:30pm
2nd August
Waratah Leagues Club
Allowah St, Waratah West
Apple update, Q&A & General business


Coffs Harbour Apple Mac Users Group

Wednesday 3rd August 7:00PM
Coffs Computing Services, next to the Bailey Centre, Pacific Highway, Coffs
Harbour.
The month's meeting agenda is:
7:00 - 7:15 Meet & Greet
7:15 - 8:30 Recording vinyl records to your Mac


Sydney Apple Macintosh Users Group (AMUG)

Mon. August 1st 2005
Room 327 Theatrette, Level 3,
Sir Robert Webster Building
Middle Campus, UNSW,
Anzac Parade, Kensington.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


QLD

North Queensland Macintosh User Group
Mon. August 8th 2005
at Townsville Grammar School, Paxton
Street, North Ward, 7.00pm
Do you won't to make better use of Microsoft Word? At the August meeting Brian Christiansen will give a presentation of Word's remarks tracking feature plussome other, lesser known, features


ACT

ACTApple Users Group
Tuesday, 9th August 2005
Hughes Baptist Church Has their venue changed?
Groom Street
Hughes
7.30PM
iMovie and iPhoto, Genealogy programs, Mac basics with Trevor & Mac advanced


VIC

AUSOM
Box Hill Tafe, Elgar Road, Box Hill
Saturday 6th August
A presenter from Adobe Australia will introduce the latest products from the company plus Nicholas Pyers will be demonstrate Pages, Apple's new word processing and page layout program. Nicholas will also be making a second presentation Earn Money from your Website where he will discuss how you can make some money from your website by implementing effective Affiliate Programs.

iMUG
Monday 22 August 2005
VTR Consulting, Roseneath Place, South Melbourne (Off Market Street near
Clarendon Street)
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Developing Games on Macintosh
Dzulkiflee Taib (Zu)
from Take This Deal Pty Ltd of Coburg
http://www.takethisdeal.com/

Macs, PDAs and Mobile Computing
Anthony Caruana
Freelance journalist, podcaster and iMug Committee member
known as The PDA Guy
http://www.thepdaguy.com/

Central Victorian Macintosh Users
Salvation Army Hall, Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
26th August 7.30PM
Take a dip into the world of Podcasting. Members will be shown what its all about. They will even be uploading a podcast to their website.


SA

Final Cut Pro Users Group
Next Meeting Wednesday 10 August 6-8pm
Register for this event at http://www.apple.com/au/seminars/smpte/

PLEASE NOTE: This FREE session will be held at Adelaide Convention and
Exhibition Centre, Hall A, North Terrace, Adelaide
Next meeting joining with Apple Computer Australia Pty Ltd's Production Value of HD seminar presented by: Stuart Harris of Apple Australia

SAAUC
Friday 5th August, 2005 in the Unley Salvation Army Hall, Maud Street, Unley
: Special interest groups. (2x 45 min sessions).
7.30pm till 10pm
Pre meeting multimedia presentation (- starts 7.10pm)
# Chris will be speaking on the current trends of OSX, the new move toward Intel processors and the implications of same.

AUSMUG
27th August 2005, 06:29 PM
September MUG Meetings

NSW

Club Mac Meetings

The next meeting is September 14th 2005
Jam Software makers of the legendary Smart Alarms present their latest offering
Crows Nest Centre, Fuller Room, Level 3,
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.
6.30 - 9.00 PM

Coffs Harbour Apple Mac Users Group

Wednesday 7th September 7:00PM
eMac lab, Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour
The month's meeting agenda is:
7:30 - 9:00 Creating DVDs from iPhoto by Jeannette

MacTalk

Tuesday 6th September 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Waratah Leagues Club
Allowah St, Waratah West
Apple Update
General Business
Presentation by Heath of new software- WORLD PREMIERE
Q & A

Sydney Apple Macintosh Users Group (AMUG)

Mon. September 5th 2005
Room 327 Theatrette, Level 3,
Sir Robert Webster Building
Middle Campus, UNSW,
Anzac Parade, Kensington.
Demo and Raffle Prize: Apple's new Might Mouse — value $79.
Presentation: Virtual PC v7 with Windows XP Pro


QLD

North Queensland Macintosh User Group

Mon. September 5th 2005
at Townsville Grammar School, Paxton
Street, North Ward, 7.00pm
Wendy Thomas will give a presentation on the iPod. The presentation will
feature the iPod, some iPod accessories, and their uses and use of the iPod
with iTunes


ACT

ACTApple Users Group

Tuesday, 13th September 2005
Hughes Baptist Church
Groom Street
Hughes
Main Hall:7:30 - 8:30 pm Genealogy programs
with Don Mountain 8:30 - 9:30 pm Protecting Your Investment - Creating
information from the chaos with Michael Breen
Lower Hall: 7:30 - 8:30 pm Mac basics with Gordon White 8:30 - 9:30 pm Digital
Photography Special Interest Group (DPSIG)


VIC

AUSOM

Box Hill Tafe, Elgar Road, Box Hill
Saturday 3rd September
Main Presentation - 1.00 pm in the Auditorium. Joe Cox from Apple Australia
will explain all about podcasting, and particularly, how to do it yourself!
Mac Market and Swap Meet - 10 am to 4 pm in Room G72. Melbourne's only
Mac-focused computer market and swap meets are held only once per year. General
Admission to the Mac Market is $3.00 and this gives you all day access to the
Swap Meet. For another $2 donation you get a raffle ticket for an Imation ‘Disk
Stakka’. For full details about eh Mac Market, whether you are a buyer or
seller, go to
http://www.ausom.net.au/macmarket.html


iMUG

Monday 26th September 2005
Complete Post-Production Centre Pty Ltd
12 Thistlethwaite Street South Melbourne Vic 3205
(Melways 2J J2 Near intersection with Montague Street,) Registration is
required by members only!
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Secrets of Sound -
• Sound mixing and editing
• From vinyl to DVD
• From recording tape to computer
• Video editing (Final Cut Pro and Avid)
Pip Atherstone-Reid and Chris Ward of Complete Post-Production Centre.
Experience the use of Macs in an industrial setting and learn more about sound
at professional and hobbyist levels.

3GM - Macintosh MultiMedia Group is a joint venture of iMug and AUSOM,
Victoria's prime Macintosh User Groups
Tuesday 13 September 2005
Baptist Church Hall, corner of Parring and Whitehorse Roads, Balwyn -
Melway 46/F8. 7.30 pm till 10.00 pm.
Russell Martyn from AIM - Printers & Scanners in Box Hill, who will bring us up
to date on the latest in printers & scanners.
In the second session, Nick Pyers will present the first of two presentations
-- "An Introduction to Podcasting"

Central Victorian Macintosh Users

Salvation Army Hall, Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
Thursday 22nd September 7.30PM
Trouble-shooting Q & A's and looking at some of those 'basic' functions on the
Mac + Tiger OSX 10.4 and the newest feature called Dashboard which features a
plethora of free widgets to enjoy.


SA

South Australian Apple Users Club - SAAUC

Friday 2nd September, 2005 in the Unley Salvation Army Hall, Maud Street, Unley
Special interest groups. (2x 45 min sessions).
7.30pm till 10pm
# Pre meeting multimedia presentation (- starts 7.10pm).
# Two SIG sessions will include:
* Mac OS X
* Welcome to Mac
* Adobe Photoshop Elements
* Communications
* Troubleshooting - bring your Mac along for some attention

AUSMUG
30th September 2005, 12:54 AM
October MUG Meetings

NSW

Club Mac Meetings
The next meeting is October 12th 2005
AGM - Annual General Meeting (Committee elections)
Crows Nest Centre, Fuller Room, Level 3,
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.
6.30 - 9.00 PM

Coffs Harbour Apple Mac Users Group
Wednesday 12 October 2005 7:00PM
Coffs Computing Services, next door to the Bailey Centre, Coffs Harbour
Introduction to Image Editing (iPhoto 5 and Photoshop Elements 3)

QLD

North Queensland Macintosh User Group
Mon. October 10th 2005
at Townsville Grammar School, Paxton
Street, North Ward, 7.00pm
Michael Downton's presentation learning about learning

ACT

ACTApple Users Group
Tuesday, 11th October 2005
Hughes Baptist Church
Groom Street
Hughes
Main Hall:7:30 - 8:30 pm AGM - Annual General Meeting (Committee elections)
8:30 - 9:30 pm Digital iLife - Creating CD's from your vinyl records
with George Carrington
Lower Hall:8:30 - 9:30 pm Mac basics with Trevor

VIC

AUSOM
Box Hill Tafe, Elgar Road, Box Hill
Saturday 1st October
Main Presentation - 1.00 pm in the Auditorium. JIntroduction to Tiger, and
Laptop Security - Sascha Grant (NextByte) and Mark James (Victoria Police Crime
Prevention)
Normal AUSOM Activities will be held as usual throughout the day, including the
Special Interest Groups workshops and presentations.

Retirees & Other SIG
October 12th 10am till noon
Digital Cameras & Accessories
The Presenter will be from Camera House Croydon
Balwyn Baptist Church, cr Whitehorse & Parring Rds
Balwyn, Melways 46 F8



3GM - Macintosh MultiMedia Group is a joint venture of iMug and AUSOM,
Victoria's prime Macintosh User Groups
Tuesday 11th October 2005
Baptist Church Hall, corner of Parring and Whitehorse Roads, Balwyn -
Melway 46/F8. 7.30 pm till 10.00 pm.
Podcasting and Digital Photography
At 7.30 pm Nigel Roper, Manager of Croydon Camera House, will bring you up to
date on the latest in Digital Photography.
He will show the latest models in both digital still and video
cameras for the ‘point and shoot’ and the serious photographer. The
various accessories now available for both will be discussed. Also
the current and future trends in these areas will be addressed
together with storage devices for the traveller and serious
photographer.

Nicholas Pyers at 9.0 pm
will present the second in his series on Podcasting. This will cover
how to "Create, Publish & Promote your own Podcast" .
Topics to be covered include;

What's Needed to Create a Podcast?
Recording the Podcast
Editing the Podcast
Publishing the Podcast
Promoting the Podcast

Nicholas will also be giving away "The Ultimate Podcasting Studio"
during the presentation. For information on how to enter this
contest, please visit -
<http://www.nicholaspyers.com/contest>


iMUG
Monday 24th October 2005
VTR Consulting, Roseneath Place, South Melbourne (Off Market Street near
Clarendon Street). See Melway Map 1C H10.
Time: 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Mark Richardson: Information & Communication Technologies Coordinator -
Williamstown Primary School. Mark will be demonstrating a number of current
Primary school programs which depend on using the Apple Mac.
Mark Richardson is a founding member of Department of Education and Training
and the Western Region Macintosh Schools’ Network, which was established in
April 2003 to support ICT coordinators, teachers and technicians in Western
Metropolitan Region schools, who use the Macintosh platform.
Establishing your own website with Dreamweaver
Brian Chau of Macromedia
http://www.macromedia.com/ap/
http://www.macromedia.com/software/dreamweaver/


Central Victorian Macintosh Users
Salvation Army Hall, Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
Thursday 27th October 7.30PM
Trouble-shooting Q & A&#39;s and looking at some of those &#39;basic&#39; functions on the
Mac + Looking After Your Files: naming, organising and backing-up

SA

SAAUC
Friday 7th October, 2005 in the Unley Salvation Army Hall, Maud Street, Unley
: Special interest groups. (2x 45 min sessions).
7.30pm till 10pm
# Pre meeting multimedia presentation (- starts 7.10pm).
# Two SIG sessions will include:
* Mac OS X
* Welcome to Mac
* Graphics: film scanning, Image Tricks, Email Effects...
* Genealogy: A look at researching your family tree
* Games
* Troubleshooting: bring your Mac along for some attention

Saturday 15 October: Buy, Sell, Swap meeting 11am till 4pm
Time to buy all this specials and haggle till it hurts ;-)

Wednesday 19 October: Daytime meeting 2pm till 4pm

TAS

Launceston Computer Group
Studio Works
Wednesday, 5th October 7-9pm
Beginners or Workshop 7pm
General Meeting 8pm

AUSMUG
29th October 2005, 11:48 PM
November MUG Meetings

NSW

Club Mac Meetings
The next meeting is Novemberber 9th 2005
Marcus Annett from Apple will be talking about their recent announcements,
including the iTunes Music Store opening in Australia
Crows Nest Centre, Fuller Room, Level 3,
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.
6.30 - 9.00 PM

QLD

North Queensland Macintosh User Group
Mon. November 14th 2005
at Townsville Grammar School, Paxton
Street, North Ward, 7.00pm
Mick Devlin will be giving a presentation on the use of Disk Utility and
installing software for Mac OS X

ACT

ACTApple Users Group
Tuesday, 8th November 2005
Hughes Baptist Church
Groom Street
Hughes
Main Hall:7:30 - 8:30 pm Digital iLife - iMovie and iPhoto with Frank Pope
8:30 - 9:30 pm Microsoft Office 12 with Clive Huggan
Lower Hall:7:30-8:30 Mac basics with Gordon 8:30 - 9:30 pm Digital Photography
Special Interest Group with Kevin

VIC

AUSOM
Box Hill Tafe, Elgar Road, Box Hill
Saturday 5th November
Main Presentation - 1.00 pm Barbara Moriarty will explain the workings of
AUSOM&#39;s FirstClass Bulletin Board system
3.00 pm - Nicholas Pyers will present "Introducing .Mac"
Topics to be covered include;
* What is .Mac
* Sharing Photos, Movies, Data & Documents
* .Mac Mail
* .Mac Groups
* Backup
* Other benefits of becoming a .Mac subscriber
Room 1.57, Building 4
Normal AUSOM Activities will be held as usual throughout the day, including the
Special Interest Groups workshops and presentations.

3GM - Macintosh MultiMedia Group is a joint venture of iMug and AUSOM,
Victoria&#39;s prime Macintosh User Groups
Tuesday 8th November 2005
Baptist Church Hall, corner of Parring and Whitehorse Roads, Balwyn -
Melway 46/F8. 7.30 pm till 10.00 pm.
Macintosh - The Ultimate Media Centre
Nicholas Pyers will discuss how you can use your Macintosh and few other cool
gadgets to form the basis of your Home Entertainment System and either replace
or supplement your exisiting Television, VCR, DVD Player and Stereo Unit.

iMUG
Monday 28th November 2005
Level 12, 15 William Street, Melbourne
(cnr Flinders Lane )
Time: 6:45pm – 9:30pm
Annual General Meeting

A brief glimpse at the Information and Communication Collection at Museum
Victoria.
David Demant
Curator of Communications and Information, Museum Victoria
http://www.museum.vic.gov.au/

The Apple Story
Nicholas Pyers of Nicholas Pyers Consulting
Consultant and Free Lance Journalist
http://www.nicholaspyers.com
with Les Posen, psychologist, technology and society writer and podcaster
http://homepage.mac.com/lesposen/blogwavestudio/
http://www.flightwise.com.au/
Les and Nicholas will discuss how Apple Computer, Inc has influenced
users around the world over 30 years by showing a selection of
Apple&#39;s Advertisements.


Central Victorian Macintosh Users
Salvation Army Hall, Kennedy Street, Castlemaine
Thursday 24th November 7.30PM
AGM, Q & A&#39;s and Making a Keynote Presentation

SA

SAAUC
Friday 4th November, 2005 in the Unley Salvation Army Hall, Maud Street, Unley
7:10pm - 10pm
Simon Hackett from Internode will be speaking on the current trends of
broadband internet, the new move toward ADSL2 and its implications

hawker
30th October 2005, 12:36 AM
Maybe this warrants its own (NEW) forum&#33;

gmask1
30th October 2005, 02:04 AM
Can I just quickly ask if anyone here is a member of ausom, and whether there is anything to be gained by joining - given the free resources available on the net.

This isn&#39;t intended as an open invitation to flame, just an honest question :)

akaddk
30th October 2005, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by gmask1@Oct 30 2005, 02:04 AM
Can I just quickly ask if anyone here is a member of ausom, and whether there is anything to be gained by joining - given the free resources available on the net.

This isn&#39;t intended as an open invitation to flame, just an honest question :)
I&#39;d like to add my request to hear this info too.

I honestly don&#39;t mean to be rude, but I&#39;m just not seeing the point. I once looked into joining AUSOM but the membership fee was really high and for that you got... a newsletter.

Are there any groups that get together not for lectures and information seminars but just &#39;cause we&#39;re Mac users and want to meet&#39;n&#39;greet, talk Mac, and shoot the shit like we do on AppleTalk? Something a bit more social and a bit less educational.

Byrd
30th October 2005, 08:19 AM
AUSOM is a great user group filled with lovely helpful people - but I&#39;d suggest most of the SIGS are targeted towards new users and (in the nicest possible way) older people. There are some very technical SIGS - programming for example - for which my best friend cut his teeth on and now works for well, Microsoft :) A good job if you can get it.

JB

AUSMUG
3rd December 2005, 02:30 AM
December MUG Meetings

NSW

Club Mac Meetings
The next meeting is December 14th 2005
Adam Connor from Total Recall Solutions North Sydney will be the featured
speaker
Adam will be talking about Apple&#39;s latest hardware releases
+ traditional end of year Pizza night
Crows Nest Centre, Fuller Room, Level 3,
2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest.
6.30 - 9.00 PM


MacTalk

Tuesday 6th December 5:30pm to 7:30pm
General Roberts Hotel, New Lambton (next to West Leagues Club).
Barbecue and Christmas nibbles & drinks


Coffs Harbour Apple Mac Users Group

Wednesday 7th December 2005 7:30-9.00PM
Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour
Tips for using your Mac more effectively/ efficiently & Christmas Party


QLD

North Queensland Macintosh User Group
Sun December 11th 2005, 7-9PM
Annual General Meeting which concludes with a
Christmas party. The 2005 AGM will be held in the Bistro at the West End Hotel
(Ingham Rd. opposite the Show Ground).


ACT

ACTApple Users Group
Tuesday, 13th December 2005
Hughes Baptist Church
Groom Street
Hughes
Main Hall:7:00-7:30 &#036;2 sausage sizzle, drinks and nibbles at the main entrance
7:30 - 8:00 pm Pre-auction inspection, help desk and "For Sale" desk
8:00 - 9:30 pm Auction - Any member is welcome to bring old equipment for
auction, all proceeds to ACTApple


VIC

AUSOM
Box Hill Tafe, Elgar Road, Box Hill
Saturday 3rd December
Main Presentation - 1.00-2.00 pm Monty MAIZELS Christmas Special
Normal AUSOM Activities will be held as usual throughout the day, including the
Special Interest Groups workshops and presentations.

Retirees & Other SIG
December 14th 10am till noon
Repeat of Monty MAIZELS Christmas Special
Balwyn Baptist Church, cr Whitehorse & Parring Rds
Balwyn, Melways 46 F8



3GM - Macintosh MultiMedia Group is a joint venture of iMug and AUSOM,
Victoria&#39;s prime Macintosh User Groups
Tuesday 13th December 2005
Baptist Church Hall, corner of Parring and Whitehorse Roads, Balwyn -
Melway 46/F8. 7.30 pm till 10.00 pm.
Nicholas Pyers will present "Voice over IP (VOIP)"

iMUG
Monday 19th December 2005
The iMug Secretary&#39;s house
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
A pre-Christmas social event also starring Lucas de Jong of Opera Australia
http://www.ldejong.net/
+ iPod: for music and much more


Central Victorian Macintosh Users
Max&#39;s place
Saturday 10th December 7.30PM
2005 Xmas BreakUp : is a BBQ lunch


SA

SAAUC
Friday 2nd December, 2005 in the Unley Salvation Army Hall, Maud Street, Unley
7:10pm - 10pm
End of year Christmas celebration with pre-meeting multimedia presentation :
All about podcasting

marc
3rd December 2005, 08:37 AM
iMug now have an iMug Meetings widget... see their meetings listed on your dashboard&#33;

http://www.imug.com.au/widget/index.html

IIe2PB
3rd December 2005, 08:51 AM
Originally posted by paulharrop@Mar 8 2005, 05:22 PM
There are 2 User Groups in Brisbane. Here are their links. The first Apple Q is the strongest.

http://www.apple-q.org.au/

http://www.amaq.org.au/
I&#39;m amazed that Apple-Q is still going in Brisbane. Back when I was 12 with a IIe I would never miss a meeting. I think my Dad helped on the committee for a while too :)

I must go along for a trip down memory lane and see if it still has anything to offer for me :)

stevelewis
3rd December 2005, 10:10 AM
Gold Coast Mac User Group

Next meeting Monday 5th December 7.30pm at All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac.
Agenda...Todd Dixon well known Mac Technician who maintains some of the larger Mac installations on the Coast, will cover maintaining your Mac, avoiding issues and what to do when things go wrong (you had backed up of course) and then a Q and A.

Its then a look at the video iPod, Aperture up close and an Intel processor update.

Followed by Jeff and his latest collection of gadgets followed by our end of year raffle with prizes including MovieWorld tickets, USB coffee warmer (a must have), Retravision gadgets and an Atlas created by one of our members.

http://www.goldcoastmacusers.org.au

creativeshed
4th December 2005, 06:04 PM
Would anyone be interested in a MUG in Wollongong?


I&#39;d be happy to donate some server space, a discussion forum etc...

aquila
4th December 2005, 06:28 PM
Do you need to be a member to attend presentations, as i wouldn&#39;t mind attending the 3GM VOIP presentation.

AUSMUG
27th January 2006, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by aquila@Dec 4 2005, 06:28 PM
Do you need to be a member to attend presentations, as i wouldn&#39;t mind attending the 3GM VOIP presentation.
Sorry for missing this post till now.

Visitors are most welcome. 3MG is a joint venture between iMug and AUSOM for members and visitors

AUSMUG
1st February 2006, 12:29 AM
Apart from running the Australian Mac Users Group which supports all Australian MUGs, I also run the Sydney Mac Users Group (SMUG) which is based around the Parramatta/Hills District in Sydney.

We will be having our first physical meeting tomorrow night (01/02/06) between 6PM-8.30PM at

MACni Apple Computers

Shop 2, 239 Church St

(cnr of Church & George St opposite the Commonwealth Bank)

Parramatta

The main presentation is all about MacWorld SF 2006, the new Intel Macs & iLife 06

I&#39;d just like to extend an invitation to any of AppleTalks members living near Parramatta to come along if they&#39;d like to.

Cost is free. There will be munchies & drinks plus small give-aways. The meeting is also going to be videotaped so as to produce our own Vodcast. :D

luke_in_tas
23rd February 2006, 08:00 PM
Tasmania, Hobart

There is a meeting of TasMac (the Hobart Apple User Group) at 7:30pm on Thursday the 2nd of March 2006 at Friends School.

I don&#39;t really have any experience with this group, but will be going along and thought it might be a good place for AppleTalk members in Hobart to meet as well. For more info, see this post (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=16793).

SRG
23rd February 2006, 08:21 PM
Been thinking about joining Imug here in Melbourne and wondering if anyone can say how they find it?