Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Special Southwest Fox Rehearsal in Lansing, MI

Southwest Fox is the best FoxPro conference in North America and this year, 8 of the 16 speakers live in the Great Lakes region. We’re proud of this fact .. but .. it’s created a problem because they’re all vying for limited user group slots to practice their sessions. To overcome this issue, the three FoxPro user groups in Michigan have banded together to create a special one-day event as a platform for these speakers to practice their conference sessions. Please join us for this wonderful event!

Info at a glance:

Southwest Fox Rehearsal

Saturday, August 29, 2009

8:30 – 5:30

Springhill Suites Marriott, Lansing, MI

Cost: $20.00 donation to cover beverages, snacks and lunch


Mike Feltman – HTML and Visual FoxPro

Toni Feltman – Data Driven Applications

Walt Krzystek – SQL Server Tips & Tricks

Jody Meyer – Speak to Me: Applying MS Office Automation to Real Business Needs

Paul Mrozowski – Refactoring Legacy Code

Cathy Pountney – Making the Most of VFP 9 SP2 Reports (Part I)

The FoxPro Community Gives:

The organizers and speakers are all donating their time to this event. In addition, MMFUDG, GRAFUG, and White Light Computing are donating money to cover the cost of the room and equipment. All we’re asking from you is a $20 donation to cover the cost of snacks, beverages, and lunch. All profits above our expenses will be donated to the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund.

The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund is intended to raise money from the VFP community to bring a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn about VFP development in the recipient's country. The Fund is named in memory of Ceil Silver, a long-time member of the Visual FoxPro community, who passed away in January, 2009. Read more about the fund here: http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.aspx.

You can help too by making an additional donation to the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund. To sweeten the pot the organizers of the Southwest Fox Conference have made a generous offer. Any person who is not already registered for Southwest Fox 2009 and makes a donation over the $20 will receive a dollar-for-dollar discount off their registration for Southwest Fox (over the $20, up to $125). It’s like getting the Super-Saver Early Bird discount AFTER the deadline. In fact, the organizers will even throw in a free pre-conference session for those who donate $50 or more above the $20 food cost.


Only 40 seats are available so please register soon to ensure your spot. To register, please send an email confirmation along with your lunch choice (see below) to Rick Schummer (DAFUG) and send payment of $20 (or more) by check or paypal.


rick@rickschummer.com (No credit cards please / Use the “Personal” option)



c/o Rick Schummer

42759 Flis Dr.

Sterling Heights, MI 48314


For anyone interested in staying at the hotel, a room rate of $89 has been negotiated. Just mention that you’re attending this special one-day seminar.

Springhill Suites Marriot

111 South Marketplace Boulevard

Lansing MI 48917


Here’s the planned schedule (order of the speakers will be determined at game time).

8:30 – 9:45 1st presentation

10:00 – 11:15 2nd presentation

11:30 – 12:45 3rd presentation

Lunch (30 mins)

1:15 – 2:30 4th presentation

2:45 – 4:00 5th presentation

4:15 – 5:30 6th presentation

We hope to see all of you there!!

Rick Bean (MMFUDG), Rick Schummer (DAFUG), Jody Meyer (GRAFUG), Cathy Pountney (GRAFUG)


You have the choice of a sandwich or wrap.

If you want a sandwich - Choose one from each category:

Breads: White / Wheat / Marble Rye / Roll / Croissant

Meats: Ham / Roast Beef / Turkey / Salami / Pastrami / Chicken / Liverwurst

Cheeses: American / Cheddar / Swiss / Provolone

If you want a wrap – Choose one of the following:

Caesar Salad Veggie Wrap

Italian Veggie Wrap

Available Condiments – Choose as many as you want:

Mustard / Dijon / Mayo / Miracle Whip / Lettuce / Tomato / Onion / Pickle / Banana Peppers

Side choices – Choose one of the following:

Chips (default) / Fruit Cup / Cottage Cheese / Applesauce / Coleslaw

Deli spear – Available upon request.


Coffee, tea & bottled water will be available throughout the day.

A selection of pop will be available as well (feel free to offer suggestions).