Welcome Back to the WMSUG 2013 - 2014 Season!

Announcement for WMSUG & i-94 User Group meeting - April 16th

"DB2 Enhancements" by Scott Forstie; DB2 for i Business Architect, SQL Development team leader, and IBM i developerWorks content manager; IBM 
Attend this session to understand what's new in DB2 for i. The session will include enhancements delivered to IBM i 7.1 in 4Q/2013 (aka TR7) and enhancements becoming available in June/2014 (aka TR8). This is an opportunity to hear from the person responsible for determining the DB2 for i strategy and feature enhancements. If you have DB2 for i requests, ideas and opinions that you are willing to share, you are encouraged to reach out to me before, during or after this remote presentation. 

State of the User Group Address: 
A "State of the User Group" Address will be provided by the Executive Committee Members immediately following the morning's presentation. 
Your input is required to provide direction for the group as we complete this season and begin to make plans for 2014/2015. 

Visit Via the Web 
You can join the meeting via the web 
- Go to  (LINK)
- Click "Join". 

To view in other time zones or languages, please click: (LINK)

Audio is alternatively available by telephone If you can't establish an audio connection through your computer. 
Long distance charges may apply. Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208 Access code: 286 825 667  

Take-aways include: 
​- Find out what's new in DB2 for i with TR7. 
- Find out what is planned with TR8 in June. 
- Make a mark on DB2 by placing your suggestions. 

About the Presenter: 
​Scott Forstie is the DB2 for i Business Architect, SQL Development team leader and IBM i developerWorks content manager. In addition to his development roles, he is a frequently published author on SQL and database topics. (http://iprodeveloper.com/author/scott-forstie) He has worked for IBM nearly 25 years, working primarily on IBM i. He can be reached by email at forstie@us.ibm.com or followed on Twitter at @Forstie_IBMi, where he is trying to mix DB2 for i, business and social.

April concludes Executive Committee member nomination month.  
- Complete a nomination form 
- Mail or (e-mail members@wmsug.net) completed nomination forms to the Secretary/Treasurer. Nomination forms will also be available, and collected, at the April meeting. 
- A list of confirmed nominations will be presented at the April meeting for acceptance from the membership present. 
- Following the April meeting, ballots will be distributed. Voting members will complete ballots and return them for counting during the May meeting. 
There are 3 Executive Committee officers... 
Chairperson - Principal executive officer. 
Program Director - Coordinates the planning of all meetings. 
Secretary/Treasurer - Record keeping, banking duties, and correspondence. 
For a more detailed description of these positions, please contact an Executive Committee member. 

Nomination forms are available in the side bar.

Roundtable discussion will follow. 

Meeting ends at Noon. 

Date / Location 
Date: Apr 16th, 2014, Wednesday
Time: 8am coffee and rolls, 8:30am presentation 
Place: The H.T. Hackney Co., 1180 58th Street SW, Wyoming MI, 49509. Ph: 616-261-6656 

Directions coming from the South: 
Take US-131 to EXIT 76 (68th street). Turn Left (West) onto 68th street (up and over the 68th Street hill.) Go 0.3 miles to Clyde Park Ave. Turn Right (North) onto Clyde Park. Go 1.1 miles to 58th Street and turn Left (West). Go 0.5 miles. Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 

Directions coming from the North: 
Take US-131 to EXIT 78 (54th street). Turn Right (West) on 54th street. Go 0.1 miles to Clyde Park Ave, moving into the left turn lane. Turn Left (South) onto Clyde Park. Go 0.6 miles to 58th Street and turn Right (West). Go 0.5 miles. Look for The H.T. Hackney sign on the left. 


Parking is available in front of the building. Enter at the center doors. Members will be directed to the Multi-Purpose Conference Room. 

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April 2014 Meeting
WMSUG Executive Committee Nomination Form
WMSUG Executive Committee Nomination Form