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SCOUG OS/2 For You - April 1998


The End of My Presidency

by Rollin White

There's been so much spurious speculation about it that I decided to dispel all of the rumors about why I chose not to run for a SCOUG office this year. Here's the real scoop.

It all started with a midnight phone call from the Redmond, WA area. "Mr. White?" I responded thinking I was talking to another telemarketer. "We like your work. We want the man behind Mr. Know-It-All and WebFoot on our side." As I tried to respond, "but I'm not ..." I was interrupted, "One of our contacts will be there in 5 minutes."

A few minutes later, I recall a blazing flash of light. Then fade to black, no sense of time, no sense of space. Next thing I know, I'm happily counting votes (for other people) at the March SCOUG meeting. At least I'm not in Redmond...

Maybe It Was Swamp Gas

Seriously, I didn't run for office this year because I felt it was time to share the joys of running the best OS/2 user group in the country. I'm very proud of what we have accomplished in the past several years. We've essentially sustained our membership at a time when user groups of all types are falling apart as quickly as the Internet is growing. We had a very successful Open House in our first attempt. We sponsored and played a successful role in Warpstock 97. We have an excellent newsletter and web site.

You should be proud!!!!

I know I am. I'm also looking forward to the future. The new board and officers are a fine group of people and together they provide a well balanced mix of new and old leadership. Also, we are in a position to continue the development of our web site and newsletter. These two resources are treasure troves of information for our members and the OS/2 community as a whole.

Personally, I plan to continue as an active participant in SCOUG. I'll be taking over the reins of the Programming SIG from Terry. I hope to continue the high quality of SIG meetings he has established.

Thank You

I want to thank Mia, Carla, and Randell for all of their support and help. Without them, I would have accomplished significantly less during my term as president. I also want to thank everyone else that helped - Steve, Terry, and Mark just to name a few.

It was gratifying to hear several of those running for the board offer their candidacy as a "thank you" for all that they have received from the club. This has always been what the user group is about for me - helping each other learn about (and enjoy) OS/2.



The Southern California OS/2 User Group
P.O. Box 26904
Santa Ana, CA 92799-6904, USA

Copyright 1998 the Southern California OS/2 User Group. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

SCOUG is a trademark of the Southern California OS/2 User Group.
OS/2, Workplace Shell, and IBM are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.
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