Massachusetts Computer Using Educators, Inc.
Historical Information


[Note: Like any other history/archive document, there will be new information. If you have any information you feel should be included in the MassCUE shared archives, please contact: Algot Runeman, MassCUE historian.]

President: Len Huber
Vice President: Lucille Harper
Treasurer: Jim Modena
Secretary: Algot Runeman (appointed at the March 29, 1986 board meeting)

School-based, held on Saturdays with site hosts.
Spring - Shrewsbury (Host: Tom Plati) Keynote: Jack Taub >100 attended
Fall - Wellesley (Host: Alan November) >350 attended
    The Wellesley conference is notable for having vendor support. The Friday night before the event, several volunteers gathered to stuff folders with the paper handouts which had typically been picked up individually on Saturday morning during registration. Because of the expected crowd (which did materialize) stuffing the folders ahead seemed a wise plan. The Apple Computer educational sales people for the Boston area were there, and helped to stuff the folders. There was a real community spirit about the whole thing.

Special Events:


Central Mass (Cynthia Donatelli)
Coordinators (Alan November)
In March the coordinators' SIG was working on a booklet called "The Best We Have Done..."
SPED (Mike Feer)
Telecommunications (Joe Rinaldi [Roxanne Mendrinos as of October])

Proposed SIGS: Media/Library and Public Domain Software
SIG chairmen were to report to either the president or vice president. "It is important that the SIGs work within the overall organizational structure to promote adequate communication of the SIG activities to the board and the membership as a whole."

General Comments:

The financial records were being kept with AppleWorks. October 17, 1986 balance was $4249.98.
Jim Modena was spearheading an effort to get MassCUE recognized as a tax exempt organization, in part so we could do low cost bulk mailing. In March, Len informed the board that we were now officially recognized as the Massachusetts affiliate of the International Council for Computers in Education (ICCE). ICCE publishes the professional journal 'The Computing Teacher', published nine times a year, included in the dues of $21.50.
[ICCE later became the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)]


To submit files for inclusion in the 'MASS-CUE Reports', either send them by modem to the space available on the Physics Forum (provided by University of Massachusetts, thanks Mort Sternheim) or send in one of the following formats: AppleWorks, Word Perfect, Multimate, or ASCII. Only if your submission is "fifty words or less, you may mail type-written text" to Charlie Schiller.

The December 5, 1986 meeting, a combination of SIG, Conference and Board meetings ran from 3:45 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.

Popular School Computers:

New Tech:
Apple 2GS
Mac Plus