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glbeas
09-05-2004, 08:53 PM
I've seen various Apuggers in thier regions plan get togethers, do them, had a few meets here, and I'm thinking.
This has a framework very similar to the caving organization I was a member of for so many years, the National Speleological Society. They served as a focal point and resource center for cavers worldwide, while on a local level cavers organized themselves into "Grottoes" in which they set thier own meeting times, activities, rules, dues or lack thereof, and gathering places. Membership in the NSS was a prerequesite for voting membership and thier common bond, but other than that they ran thier own ship.
I can envision APUG eventually having official local chapters with regular meets, leadership, activities, etc., and all owing allegience to APUG for bringing it all together. And APUG Conferences being hosted by local chapters every so many years, an example being NSS Conventions every four years being hosted in a different place every time.
Keep this in mind as APUG grows, eventually it may be big enough for this to happen. Wouldn't it be fun?

photomc
09-05-2004, 10:16 PM
Gary, I think it is a great idea! May not happen in the day or so, but some day maybe there Will be a CA, NY, TX Chapter or even as varied as Denver, SF, etc. Would be a great way to mentor as well as get some of the college programs envolved in analog photography.

modafoto
09-06-2004, 06:36 AM
I've seen various Apuggers in thier regions plan get togethers, do them, had a few meets here, and I'm thinking.
This has a framework very similar to the caving organization I was a member of for so many years, the National Speleological Society. They served as a focal point and resource center for cavers worldwide, while on a local level cavers organized themselves into "Grottoes" in which they set thier own meeting times, activities, rules, dues or lack thereof, and gathering places. Membership in the NSS was a prerequesite for voting membership and thier common bond, but other than that they ran thier own ship.
I can envision APUG eventually having official local chapters with regular meets, leadership, activities, etc., and all owing allegience to APUG for bringing it all together. And APUG Conferences being hosted by local chapters every so many years, an example being NSS Conventions every four years being hosted in a different place every time.
Keep this in mind as APUG grows, eventually it may be big enough for this to happen. Wouldn't it be fun?

Chapters sounds a bit like Hell's Angels or so :)

Then we must have leather photo vests with APUG on the back :)

I wonder what will happen when APUG gets into war-like conditions with The Digitals!

Morten

Dave Miller
09-06-2004, 08:14 AM
Chapters sounds a bit like Hell's Angels or so :)

Then we must have leather photo vests with APUG on the back :)

I wonder what will happen when APUG gets into war-like conditions with The Digitals!

Morten
Oooo, I like the sound of the leather vests!

BWGirl
09-06-2004, 11:27 AM
Hmmmm....maybe chapters isn't quite the word....how about Frames?? So, there's the UK Frame, the New Zealand Frame, etc.....

Jeanette

anyte
09-06-2004, 11:39 AM
Hmmmm....maybe chapters isn't quite the word....how about Frames?? So, there's the UK Frame, the New Zealand Frame, etc.....

Jeanette

I prefer "Bodies" - as in camera bodies or a body/group of people. :)

bobfowler
09-06-2004, 05:37 PM
Along the lines of the subject of local chapters (bodies, or whatever), what IS the breakdown of APUG (# of members, geography, etc)?

Sean
09-06-2004, 05:44 PM
This is a very cool concept. I think I might create a APUG Chapters Forum. Each chapter can then be a subforum within the main chapter's forum. Everyone can keep in touch via their chapter's subforum. How's that sound?

bobfowler
09-06-2004, 05:50 PM
This is a very cool concept. I think I might create a APUG Chapters Forum. Each chapter can then be a subforum within the main chapter's forum. Everyone can keep in touch via their chapter's subforum. How's that sound?

IMO - having outings and other get-togethers is a great idea. The more we do for traditional photography, the better!

Flotsam
09-06-2004, 05:59 PM
YEAH!!! NORTHEAST U.S. CHAPTER RULES!!!

(Just exhibiting a little local chapter pride :D )

TPPhotog
09-06-2004, 06:03 PM
Chapters sounds a bit like Hell's Angels or so :)

Then we must have leather photo vests with APUG on the back :)

I wonder what will happen when APUG gets into war-like conditions with The Digitals!

Morten
I vote for the leather and how about the APUG flash being in Rodinal colours ;)

John McCallum
09-06-2004, 06:49 PM
This is a very cool concept. I think I might create a APUG Chapters Forum. Each chapter can then be a subforum within the main chapter's forum. Everyone can keep in touch via their chapter's subforum. How's that sound?We can then trade ideas and characteristics of the local area. If we could post back info to APUG about the get-togethers, then anyone travelling there can get a little info from Real Photographers perspectives.

Hmmmmm but "Chapters" ......how 'bout "Focus Groups" :p

rogueish
09-09-2004, 07:15 AM
Hmmmmm but "Chapters" ......how 'bout "Focus Groups" :p
<shudder> bad flash backs to work!
how about "clicks"?

"bodies" "leather" I'm starting to wonder about this site...
(would make for "interesting" photos)

sparx
09-09-2004, 07:48 AM
How about collective? We can then start assimilating all non-analogue photographers, absorb the best bits and throw away the waste. If we organise properly there is nothing to stop us taking over the world. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!!!

modafoto
09-09-2004, 08:27 AM
I vote for the leather and how about the APUG flash being in Rodinal colours ;)

WAAAAAAAAUUUUUUWWWWWW.....You said Rodinal again!!!!!! AYE AYE

Morten!

Ed Sukach
09-09-2004, 08:49 AM
I can see it now ... Black Leather Studded Jackets with emblems on the back ...

A Bottle of Rodinal with wings ....

FrankB
09-09-2004, 09:01 AM
Live to Print, Print to Live!

lee
09-09-2004, 09:02 AM
Actually, if this were an association, we could buy life and health insurance as a group for a pretty good discount. But then to carry this to the silly end, we could charge a small membership fee and in several years we could buy property in Mexico and build an "old photographers home" with a big wheel chair access darkroom. What do you all think?

lee\c

Ole
09-09-2004, 09:17 AM
I can see it now ... Black Leather Studded Jackets with emblems on the back ...

A Bottle of Rodinal with wings ....

Can I have a "subtitle"? I want We fix on my leather jacket ;)

John McCallum
09-09-2004, 05:34 PM
Can I have a "subtitle"? I want We fix on my leather jacket ;):)

and ...

We make the right Grade! :rolleyes: