Starting a new Mac User group
Starting a new Mac User group can be a very rewarding experience , but it's not always an easy thing to do!
However we can help, and will indeed give all the help we can to anybody intending to start a new MUG. In the first place, we have some standard advice to give on what our member MUGs have found to be th best way of setting up and running a Group. We can give publicity to new startups both on this web site and in the MUGs pages of MacFormat. We have a PDF of a freely downloadable A4 Flyer that can be used both as a mini-poster on local notice boards (libraries, Post Offices, schools and universities, etc.). We can put a new group leader in touch with a list of people who have previously asked to make contact with a Group in their area, and finally we can offer practical help from established User Groups up and down the country.
The rewards of belonging to a Mac User Group are many, and cannot be stressed too often. Learning about new programs and hardware, and actually seeing these at close hand, and trying them out without any sales pressure. Learning how to get more out of existing programs, help with Mac problems,both at the meetings, and in some instances, in your own home (though you must expect to pay expenses if someone comes to do this). All these done at first hand, but above all, great companionship in a shared interest. And of course, access to the Special Offers that are featured on this web site!
In 2006 these are the areas in which new groups were started or are in process of doing so. Contact details can be found on our Group Listing Page, or in the case of the newest attempts, email here.
Switchers are a group of potential new members for any MUG one of our correspondents has compiled a list of ideas and suggestions to help these new Mac owners to get the best out of their new purchase. Click here to find out more
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