2012.09 Business: Renaming Proposal Revised

At tonight's meeting of the Mad Mac Users Group, the proposed constitutional revision came to the floor for discussion and amendment. Two amendments were proposed, and both were adopted, 1 after the other. The effect of the 2nd was to replace the 1st. The effect of the 1st was to replace the new name proposed by the board. The effect of the board's motion was to replace the group's current name.

So, in order, these are the names we passed thru:
  1. Madison Macintosh Users Group (MMUG), the current name
  2. Macintosh and Apple Devotees Club of Wisconsin (MADCOW), the board proposal
  3. All Things Apple (ATA), amendment proposed by Chico Mitchell, adopted
  4. South Central Wisconsin Apple User Group (SCWAUG), amendment proposed by Jim Benes, adopted

After limited further discussion, the motion was tabled until next month, since it cannot be voted on at the meeting at which it was introduced. It will again be open for discussion and amendment at the October meeting.

2012.09 News: New Apple Products Announced

Keep your eyes on the news for coverage of the latest generation of iPhone (#5), iOS (#6), iPod Touch (#5), and iPod Nano (#7), plus snazzier interfaces for iTunes, the iTunes store, and the App Store. As expected, today's press conference held nothing of significant interest specifically for Macintoshes, but keep your eye on the new interfaces, because chances are good you'll be seeing something like it on your big monitor in the next couple of years.

Of lesser interest on the national scene, but front and center to our merry band, tonight's Mad Mac meeting will include a business portion, in which we get to consider an amendment to our constitution to change the name "Madison Macintosh Users Group" (AKA "Mad Mac" or "MMUG") to "Macintosh and Apple Devotees Club of Wisconsin" ("MADCOW"). This is the 1st of 2 required considerations; there will be a vote next month, but the motion may be discussed or amended at either meeting.