Welcome Back!
Please read on for information on our September meeting:

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WMSUG - Grand Rapids
Date:  September 19, 2007, Wednesday
Time:  8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  English Hills Golf Club, 1200 4 Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI

WMSUG - Kalamazoo (I94UG)
Date:  September 20, 2007, Thursday
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation
Place:  KVCC's M-Tec building, Room 1410, Kalamazoo, MI  See attached mapdirections.pdf
Plan for construction delays at the I94 and 131 interchange.

Please pay your User Group dues.  $60 covers our meeting year of September through May.
Members can attend either or both the GR or Kzoo meetings.
Need an invoice?  Need an address for mailing?  Go to our website and click on Membership.
We have new web address!!  http://www.wmsug.net

We are very excited to have SQL education for the System i at our September meetings featuring speaker Kevin Forsythe.

System i is the new name for iSeries.

SQL Procedures and Functions -
Review the creation of SQL procedures and functions.  
This includes developing procedures and functions with SQL as well as writing them in RPGLE and then registering them with the DB2 Database.

Kevin Forsythe:
Kevin Forsythe has worked on IBM midrange systems for more than twenty years.  With many years of experience in programming, analysis, consulting, and instruction, he is uniquely skilled at making difficult material more easily understood.  As the lead instructor for DMC Consulting’s AS/Credentials training classes, Kevin is responsible developing up to date courseware as well as providing instruction on a wide range of topics.  This comprehensive background includes practical application, education, and research and provides a perspective that allows him to help others steer their way through the technical maze that surrounds them.

Kevin speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetings, volunteers as a Subject Matter Expert for COMMON, has written numerous articles on a variety of iSeries topics, and authored the bestselling book “SQL for eServer i5 and iSeries”, and co-authored “IBM iSeries/i5 Primer, Fourth Edition”, along with Ted Holt, Doug Pence, and Ron Hawkins.

Continuous growth and learning blended with helping others is the cornerstone of Kevin’s life and it extends beyond his professional life and into his private life as well.  In his free time, Kevin practices martial arts, and teaches at his own dojo as an instructor for the Goju Ryu Karatedo Kyokai.  The martial arts principals of honest self evaluation and striving for continuous improvement have become a way of life and help him to better himself in all aspects of his life.

Join the iSociety!   http://www.isociety.org
iSociety is an online community - a collaboration between members of the System i community.  A community of everyone who believe in the System i and its philosophy of business computing.  iSociety is for the faithful who want to share experiences with each other and with their peers in the IT community.

September 2007 Meeting
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