By Barry Wilson
NATIONAL AUG ????
I had previously proposed an
idea of a National AUG. There has been some positive response
and some confusion.
The positive response is that:
AWAUG(WASH DC), Inland Empire AUG (CA), Omaha AUG (NE), ST.LAUG(MO),
463 AUG (IN), ADAM-LINK (UT), ARKON AUG (OH) have expressed interest
in this concept.
The confusion is to be expected
as this is just a very vague concept now without definate form
or shape. Perhaps this should be designated as a Federation of
Adam Organizations across the USA or something similar.
It is NOT dissolving your local
AUG, it is NOT giving up your independence, etc. I know what
it is not but I don't know what it is.
Actually that is part of the
whole idea, some nationwide organization or loosely aligned group
made up of local AUGs, etc. For such a creature to actually be
national, it cannot be made up of my ideas or thoughts, etc.
It must be a sharing of the ideas and thoughts of all the member
All that I am trying to do is
get some discussion started, get members or representatives from
the various AUGS in contact, so that THEY MAY FIRM OUT THIS CONCEPT
AND PERHAPS THEY WILL DETERMINE THE TIME IS NOT YET RIPE FOR
SUCH AN ORGANIZATION. I do not know what they will decide , I
only want to get such discuss started.
There have been suggestions that
some type survey be taken, perhaps as part of the ADAMCON '89
in Orland this year, where we can get ideas from as many Adamites
WHAT WE (I) NEED IS FOR SOMEONE
TO STEP FORWARD TO TAKE THIS PROJECT OVER AND KEEP IT RUNNING
UNTIL THE VARIOUS GROUPS DECIDE IT IS A GOOD IDEA OR NOT A GOOD
IDEA. ANY VOLUNTEERS ?????????????????
I think the initial group working
on this should consider the following, along with whatever else
- How the various AUG members
will communicate amongst themselves.
- What other Adamites should be
added to this initial discuss group.
- Should organizations other than
Local AUGS be involved. (I think so, I think there would be room
for suppliers, distributors, programmers, national newsletters-NIAD-Adams
Alive-etc. to be part of this group).
- How to bring the BBSs into the
organization and discussion group.
- What about FUTURE conventions
(EVERYONE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING ADAMCON 89 TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS
AND THEREBY PROMOTE FUTURE CONVENTIONS) would be appropriate;
national, region, coordination between them, etc.
- How to raise $$$ to get the
NATIONAL AUG or FEDERATION OF ADAM GROUPS, some operating capital.
How much capitial is needed, how to raise it.
- Contributions from suppliers,
deals, buy lottery tickets, etc.
- Small membership fees from Adamites
(maybe $l,2 in addition to local dues, local AUG to collect &
send to National) ????
- What about Adamites not in local
AUGS (none in their area, etc.)? Just pay dues to National AUG,
assign them to the nearest local AUG (at least they could get
newsletter from nearest local AUG) and collect the extra $l,2
for National ????? Newsletter. Would we want a National Newsletter
- Should there be a national AUG
page or column in the local newsletters? Some means of National
- National efforts on group purchases
(let producers know that they would have a market of xxxx people,
etc.) Buy disks in huge quantity from suppliers, get very low
price, sell at slightly higher price to raise money for National
Organization. United stand against Piracy, rip offs, etc.
- Function as Better Busines Bureau,
handle consumer complaints, etc. ????
- Joint projects. If no regular
producer will make an optical scanner,e tc. for ADAM, maybe the
National Organization can help finance the research & development
on such an item by any Adamite or organization having the ability
and interest to develope the item. National Organization repaid
out of lst sales,etc.
- YOUR IDEAS, THOUGHTS, ETC.
These are just some of the items
I think the discussion group could consider. I know you must
VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE GET :
l. YOUR IDEAS
2. SOME PERSON TO TAKE THIS PROJECT OVER & PUSH IT.
3. THE DISCUSSION GROUP STARTED.
Look beyond your little space,
your local group, etc. there is a whole great big wonderful world
out there just waiting for you to take the lst step towards it.