The following issue of the TUG News-Magazine will feature articles on the "Year 2000" crises.
Have you ever thought of becoming a TUG board member? We are seeking individuals to serve as volunteers for a term of 2 years, commencing Sept. 1. Some board members fulfill vital executive roles, such as President, Treasurer and Secretary, or chair committees such as Membership, Marketing, Social, Facilities, Speakers, and Education. Others don't have as much time to devote to TUG, but help out with smaller projects. Whether you want to work a lot, or just a little -- there could be a place for you on the board. Nomination forms can be obtained from Wende Boddy, our Association Manager, at 905-607-2546. A seat on TUG's board could be very rewarding for your career -- give it some serious thought, then give us a call.
We are pleased to announce that ADC Telecom (formeerly Saville Systems) has become our first "GOLD" TUG Member, as of March 1st, 1997. This is a new premium membership program for larger AS/400 shops, who are willing to pay a bit more for extra benefits. In addition, we would like to thank ADC for their generous support by donating a gift for the 2nd speaker of the evening (Janet Krueger), at our last meeting. If you would like to donate a speaker gift, or find out more about our "GOLD" Member Package, contact Wende Boddy at the TUG office (905-607-2546) or send an E-mail to the following: email@example.com
At the last meeting, while we were waiting for our evening speaker to arrive from the airport, we were treated to a presentation by Peter Don, Chairman of Computer Studies at Mohawk College, in Toronto. The attendees were delighted to discover that the college is embarking on an aggressive program to teach AS/400 skills to budding young I/S professionals. This is of special concern to many AS/400 shops these days who are struggling with the lack of available fully trained AS/400 people in the market place. Our hats are off to Peter and the Mohawk College!
The lucky winner of the January '97 Meeting of Members door prize, (a beautiful duck carving by a well known Canadian artist -- J.B. Garton). was Andrew Cummings, who works for MDS Sciex -- a new TUG corporate member.