Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

April 2014 General Meeting

Members helping members open forum

April 26, 2014, 9:30 a.m., George Mason University

Do you have any Mac or iOS questions nagging at your brain? -- Do you have any favorite hardware or software you would like to share?

If so, bring these to our April General Meeting. (If you don’t, come anyway.) The meeting will be an open forum where we will help solve each other’s problems and share tips, tricks and information. Here is your chance to contribute to our Members Helping Members commitment.

A portion of the meeting will also be used for important Pi business: a vote on some proposed amendments to the bylaws.

Note: If you would like to make a hardware or software presentation, please contact Jay Castillo prior to the meeting.

Important: We will be meeting in a different room this time, called Planetary Hall 122 (formerly known as Science and Tech 1). The building is adjacent to the large auditorium room we have previously used, only a few steps away from the Enterprise Bldg.

George Mason University map

In this map, Planetary Hall is #46; Enterprise Hall, our normal meeting place, is #16. Click on the map for a much larger version of the George Mason University campus map.

Once again, we will attempt to stream it over the Internet: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wap-general-meeting.

George Mason University Essential Information

Address: 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA (near Rte 123 and Braddock Road). Directions and Map: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html

Here is a campus map with annotations (PDF, 1.4 MB). Interactive map of campus: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php

Important Parking Information: Two Options, Paid and Free

The Shenandoah Parking Garage (formerly the Sandy Creek Parking Garage because it is located on Sandy Creek) is fee-based facility. It is more convenient and closer to the meeting location. The Pi will subsidize the facility's parking fee by providing vouchers for donation request of $4.00.

If using the parking garage, park in Visitor's area; i.e., the lowest level. Take the elevator to the third floor (Campus Level), and exit along the sky bridge.

After the meeting, exit the garage using the exits marked for Validated Tickets. Your parking ticket goes in first. Then the validation ticket goes in next. If you have any problems, there is a speaker box for calling the parking lot attendant at the checkout point.

Free parking in Lot A

Park as close to Mattaponi River Lane as possible, then walk north along that road toward the main campus buildings. The sidewalk route takes you directly to the side of Enterprise Hall, on your left. The meeting room is located on the second floor, accessible via outside stairs or via an elevator on your right as soon as you enter the building through the doors behind the outside stairs. We will endeavor to have signs posted to help guide you to the right location. It is at least a five-minute walk from Lot A and up a slight incline. We will be using a golf cart along the route, to offer rides to those who want or need a lift.

Handicapped Parking: There are three handicap parking spaces next to Enterprise Hall that can be used by members, on a first come first served basis. Have your Handicap Sticker showing on the dashboard or on the rear-view mirror.