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Thanks For The Memories....

A Message from CDPUG's 2009 President Janet Dodrill 12/21/09


This has been a rewarding year for me in serving on CDPUG's Board and as President of the organization. I have had several opportunities over the years to contribute to and participate on committees and with projects and events at CDPUG, and in doing so have gained both professional and personal growth, have made many friends in the process, and have had fun doing it.

One thing about CDPUG that stands out to me is that members are really interested in obtaining knowledge about software, hardware, and publishing and in gaining a network of peers in their field, not just connections for getting sales or job leads, however those things do come as byproducts of meeting and mingling with its quality professional people in the digital arts industries.  Most everyone knows Spike, and he has a way of bringing people together and helping them develop professionally as individuals within the group. I appreciate his style and commitment to the group, and feel the organization owes a lot to him for its strides and perseverance over the years.

Upcoming meetings and reminders  include: 

January 28th 2009 - The Google Chronicles (CDPUG edition)

February 25th 2009 - TBD

March 25th 2009 - InDesign CS4's Tips, Tricks & Timesavers for Everyday Use

Community dates of interest  (See our website for current listings)


December 26th  - Holiday Meeting / Northeast Ohio Apple Corps  / 9:30 - 12:00am. Strongsville Library


January 9th - Google Chronicles / GCPCUG /CSU Main Classroom Bldg. Room 136 • East 22nd & Chester Ave. Cleveland, Ohio  / 9:30AM - 12:00PM


January 14th - Adobe Photoshop & Acrobat Seminar (Free)/ Presented by Lake Erie Graphics / Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Conf. Room A, 8001 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, Oh 44141 / MAP  / 9:00AM - 12:00PM


January 16th - Google Chronicles / WebSig Cleveland / Great Room (East end 3rd Floor Admin Bldg) Notre Dame College • 4545 College Road • South Euclid, Ohio 44121-4293 / 9:30AM - 12:00PM


January 24th - Tips & Tricks Every Mac User Should Know / MacGroup Detroit | The Birmingham Temple • 28611 W 12 Mile Rd • Farmington Hills, Michigan / 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


VARIOUS DATES - clevelandtechevents.com


What's News and more

And The Winner Is...
PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise! Yes, that is the "Color of the Year" as named by Pantone. And there is no truth to the rumor that it beat out Green because Green gave a rambling speech like Miss South Carolina.


And Another Winner Is...

Howard Kass! who was elected to be President of CDPUG for the year 2010 (and maybe 2012 and 2015?)


One Heck of a Buy One Get One Offer...

Purchase One Single Full copy of QuarkXpress 8 before December 31st, and get a second license FREE. Go to www.quark.com for more details.


Take Control eBooks' 50% Off Holiday Sale...

Running to the end of December, Take Control eBooks is celebrating the holiday season by having a 50% Off Sale on all of their eBooks. It's a great way to catch up on your favorite digital subjects and how-to's over the holidays! Enter coupon code: CPN91211HOL when checking out.


Free Mac Apps For Graphic Designers you can REALLY use...

Cash strapped designers shouldn't  feel like the lack of professional tools are cramping their artistic and creative output. There are plenty of FREE commercial and open source alternatives that can get the job done. MarcFolio.net's Blog ( http://www.marcofolio.net/features/top_15_free_mac_apps_for_graphic_designers.html) list 15 such apps ranging from a Photoshop alternative to powerful 3D world builders.

Reminder about our CDPUG Services Directory....
Our Services Directory is a great place to find out more about your fellow member(s) year round. Get a jump start on the new year. Get noticed! Update your entry. It's free for members. Go to CDPUG Services Directory.

Do you have a topic you'd like to see at one of our meetings? Drop us a suggestion with the subject line of "Meeting Topic" to ezine@cdpug.org


Cheatsheets and more for your favorite apps...

at MakeuseOf.com (http://www.makeuseof.com/).  This a blog about cool Web sites, software and Internet tips. MakeUseOf.com lets you stay up-to-date on new technology, innovations and how to make use of stuff right from your desktop. check out their section on help guides. Registration (free) required to download free files.


About CDPUG 
For more news, job postings, networking opportunities, and archives of past meetings, please log onto our ever improving site: http://www.cdpug.org/ 

The Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) , is a non-profit, professional development and networking organization that provides educational information about digital publishing. Our meeting topics are diverse and platform independent. Memberships are available. For more information about CDPUG and meeting schedules, visit our website: http://www.cdpug.org/

CDPUG meets on the last Thursday of each month at Dodd Camera Video ( www.doddcamera.com ). Located on the corner of E. 30th St. and Carnegie Ave., 2077 East 30th Street Cleve., OH 44115. 216-361-6805. Reception: 6:00 pm. Meeting: 6:30 pm. Meetings are FREE to members, $10 for non-members. Individual memberships are $40.00. Corporate memberships for 3 individuals at the same company are $100.00.

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Digital ArtZ Ezine Edition,  December 2009, Volume 7, Issue 12 /  © 2009 Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group