English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > News

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 26 September 2008, 13:13   #1
Mikey_C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnet/London
Age: 52
Posts: 219
Meet SAM @ ANT Oct 12th 2008 (UK)

Hello All,

Amiga North Thames Usergroup is pleased to announce a "Meet Sam with OS4.1" Day in Enfield, Middlesex (Greater London)

Here's your chance to see and try out the latest Amiga Computer, the SAM 440EP, before having the option to purchase it, at the UK MAG Event in November.

Doors open 13:00 until 17:00
- Admittance free for first timers (donations welcome though)
- Refreshments provided.

Details to venue Here
Details to MAG event http://www.midlandamigagroup.info

Last edited by Mikey_C; 26 September 2008 at 14:25.
Mikey_C is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 26 September 2008, 14:36   #2
NovaCoder
Registered User
NovaCoder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne/Australia
Posts: 3,444
Just checked out your website

You guys are doing a great job of promoting the brand...congrats to all involved
NovaCoder is offline  
Old 26 September 2008, 17:25   #3
chiark
Needs a life

chiark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: England
Posts: 1,621
We need to do something up north like you guys are doing - congratulations on organising this!
chiark is offline  
Old 26 September 2008, 17:48   #4
DDNI
Targ Explorer

DDNI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Northern Ireland
Age: 43
Posts: 5,090
Send a message via ICQ to DDNI Send a message via MSN to DDNI
aaargh tis fantastic what you are doin thar JimBoy!
But most of us here old seadog pirates are not welcome at ANT...

Pretty polly!
DDNI is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 13:45   #5
tonyyeb
Has the Amiga bug again
tonyyeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 792
Send a message via MSN to tonyyeb
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiark View Post
We need to do something up north like you guys are doing - congratulations on organising this!
Indeed we do!
tonyyeb is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 14:50   #6
Mikey_C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnet/London
Age: 52
Posts: 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyyeb View Post
Indeed we do!
How far north is North - just out of interest?
Mikey_C is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 15:09   #7
tonyyeb
Has the Amiga bug again
tonyyeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 792
Send a message via MSN to tonyyeb
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey_C View Post
How far north is North - just out of interest?
Well in seriousness I'm aware of the MAG (Midlands Amiga Group) and LAG (Lincolnshire Amiga Group) and that is about it. Is there a YAG (Yorkshire) ?
tonyyeb is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 17:36   #8
chiark
Needs a life

chiark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: England
Posts: 1,621
Well, there ought to be - or possibly a NAG

I'm in Leeds...
chiark is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 17:46   #9
tonyyeb
Has the Amiga bug again
tonyyeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 792
Send a message via MSN to tonyyeb
Quote:
Originally Posted by chiark View Post
Well, there ought to be - or possibly a NAG

I'm in Leeds...
Sounds like you have volunteered yourself!
tonyyeb is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 18:06   #10
chiark
Needs a life

chiark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: England
Posts: 1,621
if I can find 2 others in leeds, I'd be up for it... There must be someone else local?
chiark is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 18:10   #11
tonyyeb
Has the Amiga bug again
tonyyeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 792
Send a message via MSN to tonyyeb
As shown in my location...

<------------------------

I'm in Hull which is only 40 or so miles away from Leeds and would welcome a local group, I would be willing to help with organisation, setting up website, newsletter, membership etc...
tonyyeb is offline  
Old 29 September 2008, 18:26   #12
Mikey_C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnet/London
Age: 52
Posts: 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonyyeb View Post
As shown in my location...

<------------------------

I'm in Hull which is only 40 or so miles away from Leeds and would welcome a local group, I would be willing to help with organisation, setting up website, newsletter, membership etc...
You don't need a newsletter unless you don't plan to meet. Most members in my usergroup (ANT) get their news from Amigans, Amigaworld, EAB, etc, etc. Basically, if you're into Amiga, you visit sites like the ones above.

If you do plan to meet, my advise is as follows:
*Find a Cheap venue, hold it once a month.
*Once you are established as a group, try and get in old monitors, keyboards, mouse's, power extension leads, etc, and leave them at the venue (which is what we do) this encourages more people to attend if they know that all they need to do is bring their machines along
* Meet at the same time every month, don't chop and change dates, if you have a small membership, then meet every other month. Remember, keep the costs down as much as possible.
*Ensure that the venue has facilities for power and some basic tea/coffee making facility (essential). Toilets help too! ;-)
- Our venue now has internet access, since we went 50/50 with the vicar.
*Establish a mailing list, once you get a few people, use it not only to remind people of meeting dates but also of breaking news, such as new OS4.1, SAM, etc, this gets discussion going amongst members.

Organisational wise:
*Chairman, (i.e. the driving force of the group and he/she has to be commited - believe me, people say I should have been years ago!)
*A Deputy Chairman, someone who is willing to fill in at last minute but wouldn't want to do the job all the time
*Treasurer, should not be the chairman, thats for sure. Someone who will collect the cash from members who attend and use it to pay the costs of the hall.
At ANT we collect 4 from each member and use it to pay for the venue (our only cost) if we have any money left over, it is held by the treasurer until Christmas, and then we go and blow part of it on a xmas meal together (cost of meal is part subsidised but typically everyone pays around 5-10 on the day).
(Last xmas, we ordered 14 pizzas from Pizza hut and had it delivered to the hall. BURP!!!) ;-)
This year, we're going chinese ;-)

All this helps to not only keep the group together, but everyone ends up becoming good friends.

Hope the above helps.

Mikey C
(ANT Chairman)
Mikey_C is offline  
Old 04 October 2008, 12:49   #13
Mikey_C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnet/London
Age: 52
Posts: 219
Just a reminder, its next Sunday!
Mikey_C is offline  
Old 06 October 2008, 17:14   #14
tonyyeb
Has the Amiga bug again
tonyyeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 792
Send a message via MSN to tonyyeb
Anyone going from the Hull/East Yorkshire area?
tonyyeb is offline  
Old 10 October 2008, 15:05   #15
Mikey_C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnet/London
Age: 52
Posts: 219
Its THIS Weekend! - Don't Forget to come and meet SAM!

Hello All,

Final reminder, that the Meet SAM with OS4.1 is THIS Sunday (October 12th) at the forthcoming Amiga North Thames usergroup meeting.

Demonstration of the SAM with OS4.1 is planned to start at 2:30pm

Additionally, there will be A1's, A1200T's and even an A4000 to see as well.
as before, Refreshments will be available, plus free help and advice on your Amiga problems too!

Starts at 1:00pm ends at 5:00pm

Admittance is Free, but donations are welcome!

P.S. Yes, our website needs updating, we know!!
Mikey_C is offline  
Old 10 October 2008, 15:20   #16
cosmicfrog
The 1 who ribbits
cosmicfrog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: leek, Staffs, UK
Age: 50
Posts: 3,555
Send a message via MSN to cosmicfrog
thats my birthday so i hope you will all be waring silly hats and there will be cake


best of luck 2 ya all if i was in that neck of the woods i`d love to pay a visit
cosmicfrog is offline  
Old 10 October 2008, 15:34   #17
Chain
A-Collector, repairments

Chain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Czech Rep.
Age: 44
Posts: 1,506
Send a message via ICQ to Chain
guys, you are lucky to see it on your own eyes
Chain is offline  
Old 14 October 2008, 00:45   #18
Mikey_C
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnet/London
Age: 52
Posts: 219
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chain View Post
guys, you are lucky to see it on your own eyes
Well, now you can read the review...
http://www.amigans.net/modules/AMS/a...php?storyid=27

Enjoy :-)
Mikey_C is offline  
Old 14 October 2008, 01:44   #19
Rabbit80
Its hard being famous!
Rabbit80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Gateway to the dales, UK
Age: 37
Posts: 637
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey_C View Post
Well, now you can read the review...
http://www.amigans.net/modules/AMS/a...php?storyid=27

Enjoy :-)
The formatting in the review is a little screwed up for me (IE7) one of the piccys is covering text
Rabbit80 is offline  
Old 14 October 2008, 01:53   #20
DamienD
Global Moderator

DamienD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: London / Sydney
Age: 41
Posts: 9,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabbit80 View Post
The formatting in the review is a little screwed up for me (IE7) one of the piccys is covering text
I have the same issue with IE6 but you are able to select / copy all the text behind the image

Here is the first paragraph:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey_C
I arrived at the Amiga North Thames venue at around five past one, to find four strangers waiting to go in already, now as any ANT member knows, I am never there first, second, third...... oh heck, its lucky if I manage to get there before 2pm!
DamienD is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
12th KickOff 2 WORLD CUP: MILAN, NOVEMBER 17-18, 2012 KONEY Retrogaming General Discussion 1 14 April 2012 13:33
UBOOT from April 12th 2004 GreenMeanie support.Hardware 0 29 September 2011 02:07
Away At Amiwest Show (Oct 20 - 26) amigakit.com MarketPlace 1 18 October 2010 00:16
ANT Meeting Re-scheduled to this Sunday 17th of Jan 2010 Mikey_C Amiga scene 0 12 January 2010 20:24
Sundown Demoparty (UK) 2008 12-14th September 2008 rc55 Amiga scene 15 01 September 2008 14:19

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 00:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.25791 seconds with 11 queries