Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Season's Greetings



Season's Greetings to all...

and to all a prosperous New Year

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Back home again...



I apologize for the lack of posts during the past week (or so), but I couldn't seem to find time to write anything live from AU2008 - AU this year was a very busy, but a fantastic time for me. Hosting the AUGI Past Presidents' luncheon, attending the AU Blogger Social, the AUGI booth and a plethora of AUGI meetings, to name but a few of the activities that kept me busy...










One of the best parts of AU for me is always getting a chance to talk directly with fellow AUGIlets, Local User Group peeps and this year, AUGI Country Chapter peoples. It was particularly great to finally meet in person, long time online friend, Binu Mathew, President of the Focus Kuwait User Group. Its always great to hear from other Local User Groups & Country Chapters to hear about the variety of challenges that are out there.
















I'm also thankful I was able to get out and about to get some local Vegas photos and some of the magnificent Venetian Resort Hotel...


























For those of you who didn't make it to AU2008 - you don't know what you missed but hopefully we'll see you at AU2009 at The Mandalay Bay...

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

WoW, Its already Day 2 at AU2008


Where does the time go to... arrived Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas after a smooth (ish) 28 hour journey. Got settled in to our "home" for the next week @ the Venetian Resort Hotel. Later that evening meet up with fellow AUGI BoD members and Karen Popp, Extension Media to sample the fine fare at Del Toro, part of the new Palazzzo Hotel and the Lamborghini Las Vegas showrooms.





























Day 1 of AU2008, saw the Community Leadership Conference event takes place with great talks by Robert Green, Bev Arnoldy, John Morgan & Shaun Hendriks. Afterwards followed the International Reception, where we caught up with English newlyweds, Mr & Mrs Shaun Bryant and long-time online friend Binu Mathew , President of Focus Kuwait Users Group.



















Day 2 saw the AUGI Board with its "meet n'greet" AUGI Volunteers session, where fellow BoD member Mike Pery welcomed and thanked AUGI's volunteers.