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Rocky & Janet Rawlins, and Tom Egan, of the MATRIX in Birmingham who brought ABBSA along from the very beginning; and really did most of the HARD work bringing the organization to where it is today (and continue doing so in collecting new applications to this day). Kyle Hufford of The Magick Cauldron BBS (SW Region, Ohio Chapter), our ABBSA-Net National Nodelist Coordinator for his efforts in organizing & maintaining ABBSA-Net. Bill Webb of the Spider's Lair (IL State Chairman) and Mike Nelson of the Type Too! Basement (SW OH Regional Chairman) for their recruiting efforts in bringing in new members like magnets! ... and to the other State & Regional Chairmen, for their efforts. The backbone of ABBSA is the State Chapters & the Regions within the chapters ... without which none of this works. MEMBERSHIP ..... ================ This has been another strong month as ABBSA continues to grow. 2 new Chapters, and 31 new member boards have been added in the past 30 days. We now have 390 Member Boards that make up 47 Chapters in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Central America. ***** VIRUS ALERT ***** VIRUS ALERT ***** VIRUS ALERT **** VIRUS ALERT ***** SuperBBS SysOps: Be on the alert for a file named SBBSWARN.ZIP! As reported in the National Support Echo, this file ... which reports to fix a bug in the Super BBS system ... ACTUALLY CONTAINS A *TROJAN* that will do extensive damage. **************************************************************************** STATE & REGIONAL CHAIRMEN NEEDED ..... There are a number of states without a State Chairman! If your state is one of these and you would like to take on the job, please contact us at the National Office. NATIONAL SUPPORT ECHO & ABBSA-Net ..... For distribution of the National Support Echo Conference, and as a means of communication among Member Boards, in October we created ABBSA-Net for echoing and messaging via front-end mailers in addition to the availability of the echo via QWK message packets. In this regard we are still looking for regional and state hubs. If you would be interested in taking on one of these, please contact us at the National Office. The network is growing since its inception in October, and with your help we hope to be able to complete the basic link- ups by the end of December. For convenience, the latest copy of the nodelist is now included in the monthly ABBSA*.ZIP file. We also received a letter which asked why we were not pursuing RIME and RelayNet for the echo. Actually, we have sent messages to the RIME Steering Committee but had not received any responses to our messages until just yesterday (12/14). If there is a Member Board who is a RelayNety site andwould be willing to pass the echo to Relaynet, please let us know at National. We are also looking for someone willing to pass the National Support Echo to Intelec. The conference is already established there, but has been pretty much inactive since we lost the connection that had been passing the echo. For more information about ABBSA-Net, see the file ABBSANET.TXT in the ABBSA012.ZIP archive. LATEST ABBSA FILES AVAILABLE ..... ================================== Just a reminder ... the latest updates of all ABBSA files available for distribution are always available from us through our BBS, the Dayton BOARDWALK (513-228-1020). Member SysOps have full access on the first call so that they can download files as needed. All ABBSA files are also available for file request (FREQ) by SysOps with front-end capability. We also have screens for State & Regional Chairmen. If you want the Chairman Screens, contact us at the National Office. SPEAKING OF FILES ..... ======================= If you have any older ABBSA*.* files on your board, please purge the old ones as each monthly archive of the ABBSA files contains the -current- files. NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP LIST ..... Finally, again, the National Membership List included in the file ABBSA012.ZIP -SHOULD- be up-to-date and include all applications received as of 12/13/93. If you have mailed in an application and ARE NOT included in the new National Membership List, please contact us so that we can make resolve the matter. If you appear in the National Membership List, but have not received a membership letter ... DON'T PANIC! We are behind in getting the letters sent out; However if it has been over 90 days and you still have not received your letter, please contact us at the National Office so we can check on it. As always, we are ready and willing to assist you in any way, but remember ... it is the State Chapters and their Regions that make up the ABBSA and we encourage all to take an active part in their respective Chapters to the fullest extent possible. John Kay National Coordinator ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- * NATIONAL ABBSA CONTACTS: ========================== ABBSA National Office (Voice) (513) 225-3087; (513) 545-1093 (Fido) 1:110/750 (Internet) ac038@dayton.wright.edu (ABBSA-Net) 117:117/0 (BBS) (513) 228-1020 (Conference 27) Mailing address: American BBS Association National Office % Westlake Information Systems 2603 N. Main Street Dayton, OH 45405 ============================================================================== The ABBSA National Support Conference is accessible for messages or echoing (via QWK or front-end mailer) from the Dayton BOARDWALK BBS, Dayton, OH at: 2400-14400 (513) 228-1020 Conference 36 (American BBS Association and ABBSA are Service Marks of) ( the American BBS Association (1992) )

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