Membership Advantages


Membership offers a number of benefits.

  • Subscription –  to our excellent monthly newsletter.  The newsletter always covers a number of technical topics, keeps you up to date on the latest Apple devices & news, contains reviews of software, has a cartoon or two, and a few other how-to articles. Members receive a hot link right to the online Newsletter as soon as it is published every month.
  • Newsletters past – Access to the newsletter/review archive.  So when you are looking at buying some software or a new mobile app, make sure to log in and check the newsletter reviews for what we thought of the software or app.
  • Discounts – Membership entitles you to many member-only discounts on books and software. SMMUG gets discounts from vendors that present at the meetings, the monthly bulletin from Apple, and vendors that just enjoy selling to Mac User Groups.
  • Q&A at meetings give attendees a chance to get good answers to all problems with Apple devices, Mac OSs, hardware and software without going to the crowded Apple store!
  • Door Prizes – At every face-to-face meeting we give door prizes to members using your member badge.  Prizes can include a mug, an iTunes gift card, or sometimes an expensive piece of software.  This year in January we gave as a door prize of 3 $100 iTunes cards. In past years, in January, the prize was an iPad mini.
  • Demos -One of the best benefits of SMMUG are the presentations.  Most are live demonstrations of hardware, software, or how-to-use your Apple iOS device (iPad, iPhone) or Mac computer to do something. Sometimes we see how an external works!
  • Camaraderie – As a member, you will quickly learn to email a fellow member, or ask someone during the Q&A part of our General Meetings or Saturday SIG meeting, or networking break how to do something that you want to do on your iOS device (iPad, iPhone) or your Mac computer.
  • Free access to the slides/charts presented at the meetings – a Technical Trove.  Just sign in to your website account, and click on Slides from Meetings. They are by title and the meeting date when the presentation was given.
  • Free advertising.  For members, if you have a class or event that would be of interest, you may do bit of advertising on the website and in the newsletter.  The club reserves the right to edit adverts of course, but so far all requests have gone through.

You can Join SMMUG now, to learn how, just click here!