apple user groupsLike many people, I have missed getting together with friends in the user group community since the last Macworld, and even more over the last year. Still, I was surprised at how truly great it felt to hear from the long-time groups that left their names in the survey.

Each name brought a fond memory (in some cases many, many fond memories) and a reminder that the user group community is both vibrant and caring. With more than 70 responses, here are some of the groups that left comments and a hello (in alphabetical order):

Apple Charlestown Apple Group Maryland Apple Corps, Inc.
appleJAC User Group MIAMUG (Midland, MI)
ApplePickers of Central Indiana Mountain View Computer Users Group, Sierra Vista, AZ
Ashland Macintosh User’s Group Naples MacFriends User Group Inc
Atlantic City Area Mac Users Group National Capital Apple Mac Users Group (NCA-MUG)
Club HyperPomme Paris Portland (OR) Macintosh Users Group
Computer Users of Erie Prescott Mac Users Group
CVMUG – Conejo Ventura Macintosh User Group Silicon Mountain MacIntosh User Group
EAMUG Englewood,FL User Group  South Suburban (Chicago) Mac Users Group
EMUG Suffolk Mac User Group
Exeter area Mac user group  The Macintosh Guild
Franklin Apple Orchard The Oregon MacPioneers User Group (OMUG)
MacinTech TMUG – Tucson Macintosh Users Group
MacNexus Tucson Macintosh Users Group
MacValley User Group, Northridge, California VMUG (Victoria [BC] Mac and iOS User Group (

Thanks for the comments and for sharing your thoughts, and thanks to Curt B. for suggesting the questions!