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(Copyright 2009 James E. Spath)

 

The September meeting of the Maryland – Baltimore ASUG Chapter is being hosted by yours truly, at our corporate offices just outside Baltimore.  For some time, meetings were generally hosted by one of the 2 main chapter volunteers, Meredith or Richard Gillespie, in their company’s locations.  Though I have been active at the SIG level, I have not been a regular Chapter meeting attendee; probably something about the HR content I think.

In the volunteer meeting in January 2009, Meredith Tyler, Richard, Manju Venkateseshan and I chatted about where meetings could be held; I said I’d look into whether Black & Decker could join in.  My management’s only requirement – no expenditures.  With that, I booked a large conference room, and later an extra room to have breakout sessions, and we looked for speakers.

An early, and obvious choice, was Marty Etzel of SAP, who works out of his home office within a few miles of our corporate campus.  Marty spoke at the ASUG Annual Conference in the session I facilitated on the SAP Sustainability initiative.

As we worked on the agenda, I also volunteered to do an end-of-day technical session, repeating a couple Unicode presentations I gave at the ASUG conference and at SAP TechEd.

We now have 3 sponsors for coffee/breakfast/coffee/lunch/coffee – SAP, Pepco Holdings, and Enowa.  I have fulfilled my obligation.

For the current agenda, directions, and security rules, see the attachment to the calendar page:

asug.com … EventID/1295/Default.aspx

I will need a complete list of attendees at least 48 hours in advance – only registered individuals will be allowed on site.

Please try to arrange car pooling – it will not only cut down on your travel emissions (and expenses), it will speed your security check-in.

(Copyright 2009 James E. Spath)

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  1. Jim Spath Post author
    Apologies – this was deliberately released in an incomplete form to test a #blogtheft workaround.  It should be moot by the time you read this.  If you are an ASUG member you probably want to read a companion piece here

    Jim

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