This page contains the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) of the Executive Committee. If you have any questions about PhilaSUG, you may forward your questions to
We will send you a personal reply and post questions and answers we feel are of general interest at this
- Q. How do I become a member?
- You can become a member by attending a PhilaSUG meeting, registering, and paying the
Currently, the dues for the year are $30. Please check the most recent meeting announcement for any updates. There are no other fees for
attending PhilaSUG meetings. We will accept cash, but a check is preferred. Please
do not mail in your $30 annual membership dues beforehand, as this
creates unnecessary paper work. Receipts will be available
at registration time.
A tip for those who have not yet renewed their membership -- to breeze thru meeting registration -- print the membership form
and bring it (completed) to the meeting. For less writing, and greater legibility, it is suggested you attach a business card and check (made out to
) or cash.
Employees of our sponsor for this
meeting will be given courtesy admission, but we do
request that they register for mailing list purposes.
- Members get entry to our meetings for the calendar year; usually we have 3 meetings per year (Winter, Spring, Fall), and each member
gets a copy of the e-newsletter mailed approximately a month before each meeting. Be sure to subscribe to PhilaSUG-L.
- You can sign up for PhilaSUG-L and receive notices about our meetings
without being a member.
- Q. What is PhilaSUG-L?
PhilaSUG-L is a low volume, announcement-only e-mail
notification service provided free of charge to anyone
who wishes to subscribe. You'll be notified of the latest information about upcoming events,
especially meeting announcements.
How do I subscribe to PhilaSUG-L?
In order to sign up for this service,
you need only send a blank e-mail message to:
Note that you can subscribe as
many times with as many different e-mail addresses as you
wish to have the e-mail sent to; e.g., home and office.
How do I unsubscribe to PhilaSUG-L?
You can stop delivery by sending a blank e-mail message to:
How do I notify PhilaSUG-L of a change of email address?
See the answer to the next question.
- Q. What if I move or change jobs?
A. If the address you are having the newsletter sent to changes please send the old (it makes it easier to verify we're changing the right address) and the new information to membership@PhilaSUG.org.
If the email address you're having PhilaSUG-L mailed to changes, please unsubscribe from your old email address (if possible), and subscribe from your new email address.
What is one of the most often asked questions at a user group meeting? "Are there any handouts?" Please take note of a convenient feature at the www.PhilaSUG.org web site. There you will find links to recent papers and handouts from PhilaSUG meeting presentations. We thank and appreciate the presenters for allowing us to share this information.
Q. Why Should You Join a SAS Users Group?
Whether you're a seasoned SAS software user with experiences to share
or a newcomer who'd like to interact with other users, a users group is
an excellent way to help you get the most value from the SAS System.
Users groups offer a unique opportunity to
- enhance your understanding of SAS Institute software and services
- exchange ideas about using your software and hardware most
- learn of new Institute products and services as soon as they become
- have more influence over the direction of Institute software and
- enhance managerial and leadership skills by serving as a user group
officer, coordinating involvement in annual and regional SAS user
group conferences, or organizing a new user group.
Benefits of Users Group Membership
Users groups offer members a variety of benefits depending on their
individual structures and activities. Members participating in the
different programs may experience many of the following personal and
- increased efficiency and productivity through increased exposure to
- new coding techniques
- analysis techniques
- SAS applications
- opportunities to polish your interpersonal, writing,
presentation, and leadership skills
- enhanced understanding of SAS Institute's software and service
- networking and idea sharing with other SAS software professionals.