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Who would every believe that our local DotNetNuke user group membership would reach 100 online users. During the summer of 2007, I wanted to start a local DotNetNuke user group in our area. I first went to the DotNetNuke site and clicked on the Join A User Group Today link. At that location, you can find a local existing user group or start your own.

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We started our meetings on a Saturday after I constantly polled new members as to when they wanted to have a meeting. You can't please everyone on a date, time or location. We met starting in January and started the user group. It really doesn't matter how many you need to have to start a user group. I remember being at the DotNetNuke Openforce event in June and some developers from Tampa wanted to start a user group in their area. I was able to introduce that person to someone from that area and they started to talk about forming a group. That's how it all get's started.

I needed to step down as the leader of our group over the summer time when I was asked to get involved with the new DotNetNuke Wrox book.  I asked Will Strohl who has been an active member of our group to be the new leader.  Will now has sponsors for door prizes and free food for the meetings. He even has the meetings live online for those that want to see what's going on. You can view past meetings online as well.

I'm still active with the group but in a different capacity and it's been great to see the growth of our membership and the help that we give to each other.

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