As Whitey just mentioned in his e-mail to those who attended the gathering in Springfield, we should be posting our suggestions for future events in this forum to let all NE-APUG'ers know what's going on.
And I have a suggestion concerning workshops that have been suggested:
That any workshops that do not require the use of darkroom facilities can be held at the Valley Photo Center in Springfield. Actually there is plenty of dark space there, but running water in an adequate space is a problem.
There is enough electric outlets and capability to have several studio lighting systems going at the same time.
So let's not over burden Whitey and his school's facilities.
We are off to a great start for getting this region to be a very active branch of APUG.

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