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And This Is Where We Are Now

By Bud Greenlees, Historian

2001 officers were Jean Grider, President, Sammy SanMiguel, Vice President, Joan Pannenborg, Treasurer, Doris Hall Secretary, and Rosemary Gagliardi as Editor. The 2002 officers are Sammy SanMiguel, President, Rafe Padgett, Vice President, Joan Pannenborg as Treasurer, Rosemary Gagliardi Secretary and Jean Grider Editor of the newsletter, “Homepage”

In 2001 the Mac Users merged with the Vero Beach Computer Group bringing our membership to an all time high of 350 Members. Then the VBCG had a major setback when the Indian River Main Library was closed for renovation. Jean Grider found that we could hold our monthly meeting and the Mac SIG at Christ By The Sea United Methodist Church on A1A. Again Jack Pirozzolo came to our rescue when he found a place to hold our PC SIG’s. The Club at Vero has provided us with outstanding meeting rooms. Neither the beach nor a location so far west is convenient so we are eagerly awaiting the opening of the Library again where we are treated like royalty. Through the years our group has provided volunteer help for the computer section of the Library in addition to donating the three IBM Compatible computers and an IMac.

We are moving forward each year. We have just updated our Web Site at where Milt Farber is our Web Master. Members will now be able to print their own copy of the newsletter, “Homepage” in living color by using Adobe Acrobat Reader. This will save the environment as well as the cost of copying and mailing each issue. Check it out.

Jean Grider is now editor of the “Homepage”, our group bulletin, an important club unifier since George Liner first edited the bulletin in 1991.

Postscript: Jean Grider encouraged me to add this last addition to our history and provided much assistance in its writing.–Bud Greenlees, historian.

February 2004 Update – Bud Greenlees passed away on February 10, 2004. Bud was awarded a Lifetime Membership at the December 2001 General Meeting.  He will certainly be missed.