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Commodore Computer Club (PaNorAmA) History

This page lists various events in the life of the Commodore Computer Club (PaNorAmA), from its beginnings to the present day. Any interesting club events or dates that are known but not listed here are most welcome.

April 22, 1983
The Commodore Computer Club is registered as a non-profit organization in British Columbia.

December 1985
The Commodore Computer Club newsletter (Volume 3, Number 16, four sheet newsprint) is edited by Mike Quigley. Workshop meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, 7:00 PM, at Thompson Secondary School cafeteria, 1755 E. 55th Ave. Lecture meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design, 1399 Johnston, Granville Island.

August 1986
The "Amity" newsletter of PaNorAmA (Volume1, Number 8, one double-sided sheet) is edited by Paul Ruiterman. The "summer slump" is blamed for the thinness of the newsletter. Meetings are held in the False Creek Community Center.

January 1987
The PaNorAmA View newsletter (Volumne 2, Number 1, 16 pages) is edited by Nick Murphy and Paul Ruiterman. Meetings are held in room 129A at BCIT (3700 Willingdon, Burnaby, B.C.). General meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month, while the Programmers meetings are the 4th Wednesday of the month. 132 members attended the General meeting in the previous month.

July 1989
A special Moon Landing Anniversary Issue of the The PaNorAmA newsletter (Volume 4, Number 3, 16 pages) is released. It is produced by Sean Laurence, Bill Wagstaff, Robin Richey, and Ted Rashley. Tom Gowdyk, Vice-President resignes for family reasons. Larry Phillips hosts the PaNorAmA Assembly SIG.

May 1997
President Robert Robson passes away suddenly. Robert is rumoured to have been slain by a Red Dragon on the 50th level and to have joined the Celestial Amiga Dungeoneers (CADs). Robert Hardy steps in as President.

July 10-12, 1998
Chris Sterne and Stan Peters attend the AmiWest '98 computer show as a user group exhibitor of PaNorAmA. The club's web page and AirLink SIG project are demonstrated. AmiWest '98 is held in Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

October 6, 1998
After a hiatus of several years, a monthly printed club newsletter, "The PaNorAmA Update", becomes available. Mark Lieberman designed this newsletter, and served as Editor.

May 4, 1999
Bill McEwen, "Marketing and Software Evangelist" for Amiga, makes an unannounced visit to the general meeting. After distributing Amiga promotional items, he describes the progress of AmigaOS 3.5 for the Classic Amigas, and AmigaSoft 4.0/5.0 for the next Amigas.

The Present
General Meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month except July and August, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, Room Multi-D at the Sunset Community Centre, 404 East 51 Avenue, Vancouver, BC, (604) 718-6505.

February 2001
The club changes its e-Mail address to

January 29 2005
The club changes its e-Mail address (again) to

[Built With Amiga Software] Designed by Chris Sterne, edited by Mike Read