User Group Report #303: MacRIT, MUG Finances, MaUsE at Barrie Mac Expo and DVDFest

On the menu this time are exciting events by two campus user groups, a small group participating in a big event in Canada and managing user group money. The guests include:

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Sarah Friedlander and David Barbati from the Rochester Institute of Technology Macintosh User Group (MacRIT) join us to profile their group, their annual LAN Tournament, their cross-platform iPod raffle and campus group perpetuation.

Jim Foster of Macintosh Users East (MaUsE) outlines his group’s involvement in the Barrie Macintosh Expo, and why their small group is doing big things with a vendor who is not even in their immediate area.

Arthur Barber of The Tulsa Users of Macintosh Society (TUMS) discusses his MUG’s finances and a fiscal policy they developed that allows their board to operate the gropu effectively while still remaining accountable to their membership.

Reed Martin of North Apple Field Macintosh Users Group tells us how his campus group covers two different colleges, how they have the community involved, and how their flagship event, DVDFest, has attracted the participation of the Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix.