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President's Corner

by David Giambra



September  2017

MUG Update

President’s Corner – David Giambra

MUG 2017-18 update

2017-2018 Outlook

Greetings MUG members and Supporters, 

     Hope everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing summer.  It is that time again!  Our kickoff event is only a couple weeks away. 

We are lucky to have Steve Fier join us to tell us about what is new at IBM.   He is always very informative.

Mark your calendars.  Here is our upcoming schedule:


MUG 2017-2018 Meeting Schedule







September 21, 2017

Steve Fier, IBM Announcements




October 26, 2017

Chris Burns, Gemko – Open Source

MoMo's Mongolian Grill & Sushi  (formerly Shogun)


December 7, 2017

Holiday Party

Buffalo RiverWorks


February 22, 2018

Michael Szczepanik of GEMKO

Italian Village


March 22, 2018

Jennifer Beckage of Phillips Lytle LLP



April 26, 2018

 Steve Fier

JP Fitzgerald’s


May/June 2018

End of year party



This will be updated as necessary at: http://www.mugwny.org/schedule.html


     This is an election year for the following officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Start thinking now if you would like to take on an officer roll or if you would like to nominate someone for an officer position.  It is always good to have new views and ideas.  


There are a couple new things happening this year.  First of all, MUG is a COMMON member again.  If you have plans to attend an upcoming COMMON workshop or event, please notify me so that I can confirm with COMMON.   The officers and committee members urge you to take advantage of your MUG COMMON discount.  The workshops they offer are a great benefit in our industry.


Also, in the spirit of sustaining the group, we need to raise the attendance fee to $25.   We have not seen an increase in the attendance fee since the early 90’s.  


If you have any questions, concerns or even suggestions on topics and venues, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.  My e-mail address is dgiambra@hitechservices.com.


Looking forward to seeing everyone again and to a successful 2017/2018 season with MUG.


David Giambra

MUG President

Be sure to visit our website www.mugwny.org to stay updated on MUG activities and register for our meetings!  

See you Soon!

-The Midrange Users Group (MUG) of WNY-

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