Victoria Mac Users Group
The Victoria Macintosh Users Group is a ‘not-for-profit’ informal group of people who meet to share solutions and ideas relating to Apple Macintosh and iOS devices. Members with different degrees of knowledge learn from and support each other. VMUG is not just a club for computer experts; it’s a learning center, an open forum for new Macintosh enthusiasts as well as computer veterans.
The best way to find out about the Victoria Macintosh Users Group is to attend one of our regular monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of every month on Zoom.
You can choose from 3 types of membership: – Individual for $35/year, Family $45 and Corporate $60.
GENERAL MEETING FORMAT
Each meeting roughly follows a format of: –
- Mini presentation
- Question and Answers session
- Optional vendor presentation
- Main presentation
- Business meeting
As well as the monthly general meetings VMUG has some special meetings: –
In December, VMUG holds its Christmas Meeting and combined Annual General Meeting, when any new Executives are voted in. The meeting is special in that there is a large prize draw when traditionally large Apple hardware such as 2 iPads are the prizes along with many donated prizes from local Apple related stores. Tickets for the Christmas prize draw are sold well before the December meeting and they can be bought online using PayPal or a credit card at the VMUG web site.
As well as monthly general meetings, VMUG also hold Special Interest Group meetings (“SIGs”). Your support is what allows these groups and services to continue.
The Novice SIG is for members who have not much experience with Apple devices and demonstrates/discusses software or hardware at a basic level. It is held on Zoom on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm – 9:30pm
The Sidney SIG is for members who live around Sidney or who cannot get to the other SIGs in the evening. This meeting is on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10:30am via Zoom.
You may also renew your membership using PayPal—all you need is your existing membership number from your membership card and a credit card. Click HERE to go to the Membership page.
Occasionally, there may be surveys that the Executive would like members to complete or a gallery of photographs taken by members for publishing in the newsletter.
Once a month, MacTalk the VMUG newsletter is compiled, printed and mailed out to members. It contains editorials, pictures, advertisements, reviews etc. of Apple related information. Individuals or corporations are able to advertise their products or services for a modest price – contact the Editor for further information.
At the beginning of each month, the most recent Mactalk will be posted online
The VMUG Executive consists of the following Director positions: –
- Vice President
- Program Director
- Past President
Members may contact any of the Executive via the email addresses in the MacTalk newsletter or the website. The AGM in December is where members are voted in to be Executives.
APPLE USER GROUP AFFILIATION
As VMUG is an User Group for Apple related equipment, we are affiliated to the larger Apple User Group who occasionally send us special offers by software/hardware companies that are often time limited. Members will be notified of such offers via the ListServ system.
VMUG is always able to accommodate anyone who wants to help in the running of meetings or any part of the society. Please contact any of the Executive for further details.