2003: Reaching Out
As an added note to the History of AUGI, President John Clauson would like to add the following about his year as President: Some of the most noteworthy events during my presidency were in the areas of internationalization and AUGI’s presence on the Internet. In an all-out effort to stimulate traffic to AUGI.com in 2003, the board of directors agreed to totally redesign the website, based on member surveys and significant input from the usability team at Autodesk. Not only were the visual aspects and navigation dramatically improved, but content was expanded and enriched. In a controversial transition, but one felt by the board to be in the members’ best interests, the AUGI Guilds were replaced by dozens of Forums on the website.
In June, I was invited to join Lynn Allen in making a presentation at Autodesk College to AUG-JP, the Autodesk user group of Japan. It was an honor and thrill of a lifetime to meet the AUG-JP members and directors and promote international cooperation. That spirit continued at Autodesk University in 2003, where we were able to have several AUG-JP officials join us on stage for a memorable closing ceremony.
AUGI had an incredible display on the exhibit floor at AU and conducted several activities that engaged the attendees in participation. We had our second Top DAUG contest and the AUGI Quest, which followed the Monty Python theme of the main evening event. Some noteworthy behind-the-scenes developments during 2003 were the creation of the product channel concepts, the establishment of the International Development coordinator position on the board of directors, and the complete overhaul of the AUGI Training Program (ATP).
John Clauson, President 2003
The following members were elected to the Board of Directors for 2004:
President: Marv Muston / Marv Muston Consulting, Inc.
Vice-President: David Kingsley / CAD TV Corp.
Vice-President: John Moran / The Boeing Company
Secretary: Richard Binning / The Haskell Company
Board Member: R. Robert Bell / MW Consulting Engineers
Board Member: Mike DeGraw / The Freeman Companies
Board MemberYoshi Honda / Pacific CADD Services, Inc.
Board Member: Jill King / Barrick Goldstrike Mines, Inc.
And serving by appointment:
Treasurer: Donnia Tabor Hanson / MossCreek Designs