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    APUG Chapters

    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?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glbeas
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by modafoto
    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!
    Regards Dave.

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    Hmmmm....maybe chapters isn't quite the word....how about Frames?? So, there's the UK Frame, the New Zealand Frame, etc.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWGirl
    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.

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    ATTN: Sean

    Along the lines of the subject of local chapters (bodies, or whatever), what IS the breakdown of APUG (# of members, geography, etc)?
    Bob Fowler
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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean
    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!
    Bob Fowler
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    YEAH!!! NORTHEAST U.S. CHAPTER RULES!!!

    (Just exhibiting a little local chapter pride )
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

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