9 June 2003


You are invited to attend June's Alpha users' group meeting in Houston.

We are most honored and excited to announce Dorothy (all the way from Austin, TX) will be making a special Alpha Five presentation. Please see below.

If you have any particular topics you would like to be discussed or if you have a topic/feature you would like to share with the other users, please advise.

Please confirm if you will or will not be able to attend.

Also, if you do not want to receive any future notices, please advise and I will remove you from this list ASAP.

We are all set for Meeting Room C of HAL-PC.
Date: Monday, the 16th of June
Time: Officially start at 7:00 PM but open to gather at 6:30 PM
Houston Area League of PC Users, Inc.,
4543 Post Oak Place Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77027-3013
(713) 993-3300. -- Fax (713) 993-3333
A map is attached.

If you have any questions about HAL-PC, please see the following:

The Alpha Five Sig will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each
month. This is a startup group which will be responsive to the needs of
its members. Alpha Five is a relational database which is very user
friendly to end users and developers. The newest version is packed with
features not available in other databases. Meetings will focus on
exploring these features and teaching novices the basics about using
Alpha Five. Come join us and learn how to use this amazingly powerful
and easy to use database.

Special thanks to Wally for his help in setting up this new

Thanks a million and have a great day,



Hi John,

Am finally focusing on the presentation for next Monday. I think from our
conversation that the following might be of interest to the members of your

Specifically, the goal is to take a list of people and their email addresses
from Excel to A5V5 where I will demonstrate how to create an appropriate
table and input form. The idea is to enter some information which will be
unique to each record. Once that is accomplished I will demonstrate how to use the add-in Net
Mailer to create a mass emailing which will be personalized for each
record. Let me know if this is appropriate or not. I would encourage a Q & A period
at the end of the presentation.

You asked for some background material. Since 1987 I have been working with
Alpha products as a database consultant and developer for small to medium
sized businesses in the metropolitan NY area, San Fransisco, and Austin TX
where I now reside. I have conducted weekend seminars in the NY metro area,
led the NY Alpha User group for over 7 years and was instrumental in
developing the Austin Alpha User Group. My most current project involves the
creation of a database driven website for the Thompson Conference LAMP group
at UT, Austin.