The Macintosh User Group Academy, The Association of Apple Computer User Groups (AACUG), and MacAddict Magazine hosted the 11th Annual User Group Soiree, and the 2000 User Group Academy Awards at San Francisco’s Planet Hollywood on Jan. 9. The winners were:
At the awards ceremony/soireee, AACUG Executive Director, Dan Sailers introduced AACUG President, Peter Visel who delivered the opening address. Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus served as master of ceremonies. Adam Engst, creator of “TidBITS” assisted with the formal presentation of award trophies.
Following the awards, the User Group Academy Grants were announced by coordinator Fred Showker. In attendance to receive grants were Lynn Lanning from the Mac Valley User Group of Los Angeles, CA, and Keith Putnam of the Huntsville Mac User Group of Huntsville, AL. Mac Valley’s grant proposal nabbed US$5,000 to develop a teacher and teacher-aide training project at the Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School of Los Angeles, CA. Huntsville’s $5,000 proposal winnings will fund the enhancement of installed Mac equipment as well as continue with last year’s grant in “Multimedia II: DV in the Classroom.”
The User Group Academy was established to help Mac user groups (MUGs) grow and prosper. For more info and photos of last week’s soiree, go to the UGAcademy Web site.