Date: Sun, 14 May 2000 15:55:15 -0400
Reply-To: paula <icj808@USWEST.NET>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: paula <icj808@USWEST.NET>
Subject: Re: Resuming the issue to form a special user for banking
This is very interesting point, industry concentration in reality tends to
be region-specific. In that case, "nationalizing" a user group will be a
Gerry, do you happen to have knowledge how the NYASUG finances the
"Gerry Pauline" <GPauline@FSMAIL.PACE.EDU> wrote in message
> Perhaps because as you note, it already has a very large presence in
> banking that you haven't seen a dedicated subgroup, like PharmaSug. The
> New York Area SAS Users Group (NYASUG) is a large local group in the New
> York City area.
> The membership is composed primarily from three areas: Finance (stock
> firms), Insurance and Banking (NYC gov't is also well represented). The
> interests of these three groups are fairly similar, as opposed to say
> Pharma-people, which seems more specialized (or Diamond, for data
> As a side note, the group meets regularly at the Bank of New York
> headquarters near the World Trade Center (the NYASUG member who is at
> BONY I believe reads SAS-L).
> You might also check into the regional conference seen -- depending on
> location, they try to address the local city's interest base. For
> example, NESUG is in Philadelphia this year, home to a lot of the drug
> companies, and as such, has a "Pharma" section.
> Gerard T. Pauline
> Mgr, Internet/DB Applications
> Computer Systems, DoIT
> Pace University
> paula wrote:
> > I came back from a long trip and I can not find where the messages are
> > the topic of forming a usergroup for banking and financial industry that
> > started a while ago. This topic still interests me a lot. So I am
> > pick up where was left over.
> > Since the topic started, many responses are very encouraging. One
> > that I have been having is SI has been operating since around 1976. Are
> > now really the first bunch of people who have ever tried to form such a
> > group? SAS definitely has a strong user presence in the industry, if
> > such a group is a good idea or so doable thing, why nothing has been
> > the past 25 years or so?
> > I figure if this group kicks off, membership fee may not be doable.
> > Registration fees may be one option. budget may constantly an issue.
> > Paula