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Tusler’s work archived at UC

Anthony has been a long time NCMUG member. It’s great to see him get this recognition.

From the Petaluma Argus-Courier

29 Oct 2015

Anthony Tusler Berkeley: The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley has archived the personal papers, articles and photographs of Penngrove resident Anthony Tusler. The items were added to the library’s Disability Rights and Independent Living Movement archive. The Tusler Collection reflects his 40-year leadership in shaping the disability rights movement. Tusler’s oral history and transcription is in the DRLIM archive, along with his writings, editorials, protest buttons and beggars’ cards, papers, photography negatives and other items.

“It’s humbling to be a part of Bancroft Library’s collection,” said Tusler. “And to think our fight for civil rights joins the papers of Mark Twain, and the nugget that launched the Gold Rush.” Tusler’s work is also featured in two disability rights exhibits in Berkeley. “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” is on display through Dec. 18 at the Ed Roberts Campus above the Ashby Bart station, 3075 Adeline St., Berkeley. “Nothing About Us, Without Us: 25th Anniversary of the ADA is on display through Feb. 12 at the Doe Library on the UC Berkeley campus.

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NCMUG Christmas Tree

NCMUG Tree Decorators

Nine NCMUG members braved the impending rainstorm to decorate and photograph the NCMUG Christmas Tree at the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Grove at the Windsor Town Green on Sunday afternoon. There are 210 trees in the Grove and hundreds of people gathered to decorate their trees as well. It was quite a crowd. See photos at the gallery -

The trees will be lit starting on Sunday night. The holiday celebration program will be on Thursday, Dec 4 from 5-8 pm with music, crafts workshops, train rides, and ending with the holiday tree lighting at 7:45 pm. Photo SIG members will return to photograph the festivities. By the way, photographers may like to know that the sun will set at 4:51 pm on that day. Come early to catch the Golden Hour! It will be full moon that night as well.

Come and find our tree! It is along McClelland Drive, across from Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. Beware! Parking will be difficult. Be prepared to walk a bit.

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Rion Gronberg – 2014 Roger Levit Memorial Scholarship Winner

We have a WINNER! Yes, a winner to the 2014 Roger Levit Memorial Scholarship awarded by NCMUG through the Santa Rosa Junior College! His name is Rion Gronberg, a computer science major. He is passionate about programming and is fascinated with space and physics. He wants to go into a field of computational programming such as spacecraft communication software for NASA. He is very dynamic, friendly, and likable, the best kind of nerd you can have in the computer field! Below is a picture taken of him at the JC Scholarship Celebration event last month with NCMUG Board members Vera Zaro and Grace Cheung-Schulman.

Rion Gronberg with Grace and Vera

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Help NCMUG Celebrate 30 years!! Join us for a FREE members only celebration.

jeff_headshot_bluesweaterYou are Invited to a Special, Free, Members-Only Event.
(Your snail mail official invite has been sent). You must RSVP for this event by returning the invite.

Please Join Us in Celebrating 30 Years of Supporting You, our Mac Family.

The NCMUG board wants YOU!!! to Join us for an evening of friendship, dining, (no host bar), memories, trivia and prizes. This is a celebration for and about our members and thirty years of all things Mac/Apple. Jeff Gamet of The Mac Observer will host this event. (see Jeff’s bio and trivia info at the end of this email)

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Socialize with your fellow members – beginning at 5:30 pm. (No Host Bar) Dinner buffet starts at 6:30 pm

Where: Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club

333 Country Club Dr, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

**Dress is business casual. (No tank tops, t-shirts, shorts or flip-flops)**

Who: YOU!!!

This event is free and open to members only ***

Registration requires refundable deposit of $55 per person, by check or credit card, along with a registration slip. (watch your snail mail for the official invite and registration slip) At check-in, your check or credit card slip will be returned.

***(remember each membership is technically a family membership so you may bring your significant other or spouse)


RSVP by October 10, 2014 via US Mail


Jeff’s Corner:

Jeff Gamet is the Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and co-host of the Apple Context Machine and The iOS Show podcasts, hosts The Mac Observer Daily, and is a regular guest on The Big Show. He is the author of “The Designer’s Guide to Mac OS X” from Peachpit Press, and writes for several design-related publications. Jeff has presented at events such as Macworld Expo, the RSA Conference, and the Mac Computer Expo. In all his spare time, he makes guest appearances on several other podcasts, too. Jeff dreams in HD.

How good are your Apple, Mac, and iPhone trivia skills? Put your knowledge to the test and see just how deep you can go into all things Apple, as well as how you stack up against the competition. With easy and obscure questions, there’s bound to be something you can answer. Even better, there will be plenty of prizes, too.

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Operation Goals Co-Founder Wins Award!

NCMUG is proud to support Operation Goals – “Foster Youth with a Future”  Co-Founder Nicholas Justice just received a Santa Rosa Press Decmocrat’s Community Youth Service Award. This is the article:

COMMUNITY ACTION: Nicolas Justice, Cardinal Newman High School

Cardinal Newman High School senior and student body president Nicolas Justice said his co-founding of Operation GOALS has made him “become the society changing man That I have devoted my life towards.”

Operation GOALS is a nonprofit organization that has raised more than $20,000 for educational programs and supplies for foster children. The program has provided books, Kindles for 10 students and scholarships to Santa Rosa Junior College for two students.

“I will devote my life to being the kind of person that bleeds for the world, and his only regret is that he could not bleed more,” he said.

Although Cardinal Newman requires a minimum of 24 hours of work for the senior year community service project, Justice estimates he has performed more than 500 hours of work for Operation GOALS.

“I live knowing my own charisma and determination enable me to incite a community to action, and my work in Operation GOALS is my inspiration for going into business and politics,” he said. “This experience has has helped me carve a path in which I can change every life I touch.”


The entire article is here:


NCMUG would like to congratulate Nicolas!!!

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