Seeking Australian Apple User Groups
Posted 10 May 2010 - 11:24 PM
In particular, we are looking for any groups in Tasmania (after all, the Apple Isle should have Apple User Groups ) and in the Northern Territory as we have no active groups recorded for those regions at present.
We are also interested in hearing from ‘PC-based’ groups that also have Special Interest Groups for Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad users.
Or maybe you are a U3A or Seniors Computer Club that has a dedicated session for the users of Apple products? If so, we are happy to include you in our listing.
To see if your group is listed with us, visit the AppleUsers.org User Group Listing page and if your group isn’t listed, we don’t know about you So fill in the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll add you.
If your group is listed, you might as well take the opportunity to confirm that we have your web address correctly listed. If we don’t, then just fill out the form again.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 03:41 PM
I'm not aware of any in the Penrith area... There are two Sydney based ones... ClubMac and AMUG Sydney.
You could always start your own group - there are some great tips for starting a new User Group over at the AppleUsers.org links page.
Starting your own group can be quite rewarding... the two biggest hurdles are a) finding a venue to meet at and finding new members.
The venue is actually easy... there are many places that will let you hire a room very cheaply (RSL clubs, public libraries, church halls etc) or even donate it for free.
As to members, advertise in this forum that you are starting a group... drop me a line at AppleUsers.org and I'll help out with tons of contacts... contact your local newspaper and get a story published... visit your local apple seller and see if you can put a poster up and leave some flyers... stick a flyer up in local takeaway shops...
Posted 12 May 2010 - 09:04 PM
"It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy" - Steve Jobs
Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:14 AM
Contact me using the web form at http://www.appleusers.org/about/
Leave me a landline contact number and I'll contact you and we can discuss options that available to you.
As to what happens at a User Group meeting - that is up to you Every group is different