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December 8, 2015:
Holiday Party & Gadget Gifts Revue with Doug Dixon
Apple's iPad mini with Retina Display The members-only Holiday Party and Silent Raffle continues this year, which is PMUG's yearly fundraiser event with food and merriment, a chance to help PMUG, and possibly win Apple related products.

Premium raffle items: New iPad (donated by PMUG,) Cool stuff (donated by Creative Computing) — all are for current members only.

Attendees & Volunteers: Please sign up
Please don't sign up for non-food supplies as there are leftover items from last year yet to be inventoried. We'll update you with those needs as soon as we can.

Food donations: any leftovers should be taken home.

Note! iconLocation:
Griggs Farm Condo Association Clubhouse
205 Griggs Drive (off Cherry Valley)
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Time: 5:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Parking: On the access roads, Griggs Dr, Billie Ellis Dr; Some spots in lots at Jonathan Dayton Ct, William Patterson Ct, David Brearley Ct; NO PARKING or ASSIGNED PARKING areas are subject to towing.

Internet Access: Xfinity WiFi internet connection available.

The Silent Raffle is similar to a swap meet, but more organized and fair. Everyone at the meeting can donate any Apple related product and buy raffle tickets. Tickets are 1 for $5, and 12 for $10.

Members' Raffle Donations are asked to be in good working and cosmetic condition: no CRT monitors; (junk should be recycled in your county or municipal recycling program.) New World Macs only, Intel Macs - OSX 10.4 Tiger (2005) or newer, USB, Firewire equipment (no SCSI, ADB, CRTs.) iPhones must be unlocked, and books must be 2011 or newer. Members must take back any non-claimed items.

The evening's schedule:
  • 5:45 - 6:45 p.m.: Meet & Greet; Unload food and raffle items; raffle ticket sales
  • 6:45 p.m.: Dinner Members can sign up for pot-luck, other food items, and helpers. Please don't sign up for non-food supplies as there are leftover items from last year yet to be inventoried. We'll update you with those needs as soon as we can.
  • 7:30 pm: Doug Dixon Presents
  • 8:20 p.m.: Raffles Begin: only members in good standing may enter the raffle
  • 9+ p.m.: cleanup and loading of food and raffle items

At 8:20 p.m., the raffle opens. Each bidder places ticket(s) in cups next to the items they desire. The bidder must be present to win. No items can be held or shipped. The emcee picks one ticket from each cup and awards the winner their prize. Everyone has a chance to win and can submit more than one ticket for any item.

Comments or questions should be directed to Ben, Dee, Carol, or Khürt.

Note! icon New: Apple User Group Market

Members can receive discounts on Apple-related products and services on the The Apple User Group Market page in the Members' Area.

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Meeting Time and Location
The general meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

The PMUG Answers discussion group is held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (see below.)

Meeting Location

Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 6 (second floor) will be the location of PMUG's general meeting.

Also at the Monthly Meeting:
The "PMUG Answers" Discussion Group
6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Stuart Hall at Princeton Theological Seminary, room 6 (second floor)

This discussion group begins before the regular meeting in the same room. Ask questions that you may feel take up too much time, are embarrassed to ask, or can't be articulated well during the main meeting. PMUG Answers is led by Jeff Gorman of Creative Computing.

NOTE: The Beginners and Intermediate Special Interest Groups have been combined into one: PMUG Answers.

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