I’m sure that many of you have already heard that Shane announced his resignation as CPFUG manager at the May meeting. Shane is trying to deal with the needs of his family and the demands of a new job and continuing as user group manager in Harrisburg doesn’t make sense. I’m sure I’m not alone in expressing gratitude to Shane for all his work in getting CPFUG off the ground and running. He will continue to participate as a member when practical.
So where do we go from here?
For the moment, I have agreed to take over as manager. I will continue in that role for as long as you, the group members, want me to. But I can’t do it alone. I don’t have anywhere the experience with Flash and other CG tools that Shane has. I don’t have the community and industry contacts that Shane has. So I will need help.
If you want someone else to take over, I would be willing to drop back to my role as co-manager. If you think there is someone else who can serve in that role better than I can, I won’t be offended. I want to see some life return to the group. I’ve learned a lot from you members and I don’t want to stop learning now. I believe in contributing where I can, so let me know what you think.
Our next meeting is next week, June 3rd at 6pm. UPDATE: This meeting will be held at JPL, 471 Jplwick Drive Harrisburg, Pa 17111. The main focus of the meeting will be a discussion of where we want to go as a group. To add an incentive for attending, we will have our semi-annual Creative Suite (CS5) raffle. Same rules will be applied as in the past. You must be a member. You must be present to win. You must have attended at least one meeting prior to the giveaway meeting. Extra chances to win will be awarded based on the number of meetings attended, whether you presented, whether you brought a guest to any meetings.
So come on out next week. I’ll even guarantee that there will be refreshments. I will post an update as soon as I know where we will be meeting…it will be somewhere in the Harrisburg area. In fact, if anyone has a suggestion for an alternate meeting location, please let me know.
If you have questions or comments for me, post a response here.
Since I’m not entirely confident in the functionality of the new group management system (Picard), I will repeat this post on the old blog and I will Tweet (from @CPFUG) a link to this posting. I will try to post an event on this site but it may not let me do so without a location.
Thanks. I look forward to seeing many of you next week.
(I haven’t straightened out the admin on this site yet…that’s why it says “posted by Shane”.