Report about AUG Media Resources
by Tom Piper, Coordinator

This Apple World User Group University online gathering of Apple user group leaders was held at 5:00pm CDST, on March 21, 2022, via Zoom. We had 42 participants for the topic of “AUG Media Resources” (see the PDF image and attendance list in Tom’s email). The 75-minute video can be viewed at: (unlisted on YouTube).

This session opened with my welcome (especially to new registrants), plus a quick review of the meeting protocols, and an invitation to submit user group Product Review web links. Doug Smith, Chair of the Apple User Group Advisory Board (AUGAB) provided backup support during the call.

Isabel Collins of the Apple Users’ Society of Melbourne made a slideshow presentation about their paper and digital newsletter describing the process and editor’s recognition (see attached PDF slideshow). Steve Welsh of the Oregon Macintosh Users Group provided a slideshow about the history of media and evolution of their newsletter (see the PDF schedule and yes/no newsletter view sent in Tom’s email). Joan Newman of the SouthWest Florida Apple Computer Knowledge Society then provided a slideshow about the development and timing of their newsletter. This was followed by questions and experiences by a number of other participants, several of whom also sharing information about their newsletters, portals, message boards, blogs, ePubs, podcasts and other media resources. 

Additional questions were asked, experiences shared and suggestions made by other user group leaders. The following links were offered for further information on this meeting’s topics:

Russ Conte: did a presentation about Affinity Publisher – excellent option:
George Brooks:
Frank Salvatini (SCAU):
Graham Walker, PDF newsletter:
Cheryl Babbe

We are very pleased with this third meeting of 2022. Additional links were added in the Zoom chat area to expand the new AUG Product Review listing (see the PDF listing in the email report that Tom sends out to registrants). Files related to this meeting are available on our AWUGU shared folder:

Our next meeting topic will be “Don’t Carry the Burden Alone!” by Nicholas Pyers, Additional topics for future meetings are always welcome, just send suggestions to me. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 18, 2022, at 5:00pm Central Daylight Saving Time (all current AWUGU registrants will receive an invitation to all future meetings).

To become a participant, any interested Apple User Group leader must first register with the AWUGU Coordinator by emailing their name, location, and user group name and web link to Registration must be received by April 16 in order to receive a Zoom Meeting invitation (a download of the free Zoom app in advance is also necessary, and an update will be important for existing users).

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