How does keeping the meetings on the 3rd Thurs then when holiday conflicts exists move the meeting to the 2nd Thurs for that month and if the 2nd doesn't work, try the 4th as an alternate choice. -----Original Message----- From: Lew <lew1716@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: nycfoxsig@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 7:32 pm Subject: [nycfoxsig] August Meeting: August 23, 6:30pm Dear NYC Database SIG member: Our next, and what is officially our first meeting as a SIG, will be held on August 23 at 6:30pm. The location is the same as that for the general NYACC meeting we attended last month: Room 806 in the Silver (aka "Main") Building at NYU, 32 Waverly Place, NYC. All are invited, your non-VFP colleagues may wish to attend since the topic, n-Tier Design, is a general design issue, not limited to VFP. Speaker: Michael Babcock is the founder and President of the Central PA VFP Users Group and a Microsoft Certified Professional for VFP. He heads his own software company, MB Software Solutions, which has a client base in PA. Website: www.MBSoftwareSolutions.com. Topic: n-Tier Design. n-Tier design is a concept that has emerged strongly in the last several years and seems to be the basic design paradigm (coupled with object orientation) that will be employed for anything but the smallest of projects in the years ahead. By rigorously isolating the user interface from the business layer (which governs how users interact with data) from the data itself, the model allows for programming on different platforms and the use of different back ends. A natural off-shoot of this organization is unlimited scalability. Please take the time to review Michael's attached Power Point presentation. I invite you to discuss this topic here on the list prior to the meeting. Michael will be monitoring the discussion and may be able to tailor his presentation to our interests on the 23rd. Other items on the agenda: 1. Dues. While it is not entirely clear what our financial needs are, we still don't know how much support we will receive from our parent group, NYACC. Whatever their decision is, I feel it would be a very nice gesture of hospitality to be able to take our speakers out for a modest diner after our meetings. Remember, they travel at their own expense and speak without compensation. 2. SIG Elections, Officers & event coordinators. Also not clear. I'd like to team up with someone to administer this list, if only to assure that it functions when I'm not available. We certainly need a single person to coordinate with our speakers, so someone will have to be willing to make phone calls & communicate with the list etc... We'll need to interface with NYACC. What do you think? 3. Normalize meeting dates. The 3/4th Thurs seems to work in general, but will conflict with religious holidays in the immediate months ahead. We need to reach agreements on this. Let's reach some decisions about these three items on line, so we can vote on them at the meeting without too much debate. That way we can give Michael and our technical topic the time it deserves. -Lew ________________________________________________________________________ AOL now offers free email to everyone. Find out more about what's free from AOL at AOL.com.