From: Claude G. Jarry
To: <BOD>
Subject: Twenty Years
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 15:04:01 -0500

Memory is the forgetful faculty. It is sometimes called the Old Timers' disease. I think I have reached this age. So before I forget, I believe this year is the 20th anniversary of the OPCUG. It was the idea of a few forward looking pioneers, some are still with us. Though two names come to mind - Harry Gross and Tim Mahoney - There are others who come to our meetings from time to time, David Theroux and Stu & Ann Moxley, for instance. We were called the Ottawa IBM PC Users Club, then. After a while, IBM "asked" to take its name back and we became the OPCUG. There's a member who joined in March of 1983 and has never stopped helping others in a number of positions from assistant librarian in the days when we issued a 5.25 diskette every month through billboard System Organizer to our current President. Congratulations Chris Taylor. Oh! yes, should we remember the 20th anniversary in some way or another?. I think a lot of us have something or someone to be thankful for the help we received from other members helping others.