Ladies and gentlemen – the Registration link for the March 24th meeting has been disabled – we have reached our cutoff of 150 attendees.  If you have NOT registered and still wish to do so you MUST contact Jim Bailey at NASA directly using his james.e.bailey@nasa.gov email address!

UPDATED (MARCH 9, 2016) – VERY IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE MARCH 24, 2016 MEETING AT NASA IS CONTAINED BELOW – PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY!!!!!!!!  

IF YOU DON’T EDIT YOUR USER PROFILE PER THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW AND ADD YOUR FULL LEGAL NAME AS IT APPEARS ON THE I.D. YOU WILL BE USING FOR THE MEETING YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE MEETING AT NASA – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!

ALL MEETING ATTENDEES WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR FULL LEGAL NAMES (THE IDENTICAL NAMES THAT APPEAR ON THE I.D. THEY WILL USE TO ATTEND THE MEETING (DRIVER’S LICENSE, PASSPORT) “PRIOR” TO THE MEETING!!!!!!!  DETAILS ON HOW TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION IS SHOWN BELOW:

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Instructions for entering your full legal name (MUST BE DONE NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY, MARCH 15th!!!):

  1. Login to the NOPUG website
  2. In the upper right hand corner of the website screen you will see “Howdy, xxxxxxx” (xxxxx will display your username)
  3. Select on your username and choose “Edit Profile” from the popup menuUpdateProfile FullLegalName1 Login1
  4. Scroll down to the Full Name field and input your legal name as it appears on the identification you will use at the meeting
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  5. Select Update Profile at the bottom of the screen then logout of the website by choosing your username and selecting “Logout” from the popup menuprofile4
  6. If for some reason you are unable to update your user profile email your “Full Legal Name” to the “board@nopug.org” email and we will input it into our system

 

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On Thursday March 24, 2016 NOPUG will be holding its spring user group meeting.  The host organization is NASA and the meeting will be held at the following location:

NASA
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH  44135
Websitehttp://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/home/index.html  

Meeting Agenda (Final Agenda) – Click NASA_3-24-16_AgendaFinal to Download Agenda:

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Users (up to 120 total in groups of 20) will be able to choose one of the two tour sites.  A survey will be sent out to the registered users so they can respond and choose the tour they wish to take.

IMPORTANT NOTE! Users need to understand that tours are scheduled in parallel with PTC and vendor presentations.  If you choose to take a tour you will miss the presentations occurring at that time.  Additionally, note that multiple presentations are scheduled at the same time throughout the day in one of 5 locations (main conference room and 4 breakout rooms).  Schedule your time based on the presentations you wish to attend.

Meeting attendees will be given a name badge when they arrive at the meeting.  Your name badge will identify what tour you have selected to attend.  If you miss your tour you will NOT be allowed to attend another one during the meeting!

2016 Meeting Schedule:

Meeting #74 – March 24, 2016:  Location – NASA (Celebrating NASA Glenn’s 75th Anniversary)

Meeting #75 – July 28, 2016:  Location – Sleepy Hollow Golf Course (Bi-Annual Golf Outing/Meeting) – NOPUG’s 75th Meeting!

Meeting #76 – November 17, 2016:  Location – Magnet

The newsletter is being finalized and will be sent out to the membership and our vendors and prospective vendors in the next week.  The link enabling registration for the March meeting will be activated this weekend (January 23rd) and instructions on how to register for the meeting will be posted on this page as well as via the Next Meeting link on this site in the next day or so.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION – PLEASE READ ENTIRE CONTENT!

UPDATED INFORMATION (MARCH 6, 2016) – SEE BELOW!!!

As stated previously attendance guidelines for this meeting MUST be strictly adhered to and are as follows:

ALL visitors (NOPUG members & vendor representatives) MUSThave a “REAL ID” compliant drivers license in order to enter the facility.  People holding a drivers license from the following states will be required to present another valid form of ID that meets the “REAL ID” requirements (a U.S. passport):

Non-Compliant REAL ID states:

  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Washington
ALL visitors MUST be U.S. citizens unless otherwise specified!
Registration for this meeting is being enabled on Saturday, January 23, 2016 and will close on Friday, March 15, 2016 at MIDNIGHT to allow for required security review prior to the meeting!  If you aren’t registered by MIDNIGHT on 3/15/16 you will NOT be able to attend the meeting – NO EXCEPTIONS!
ADDITIONAL MEETING INFORMATION!!!!  VERY, VERY IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY!!!!

Instructions for Vendors (non-commercial vehicles) & NOPUG Board Members

Ensure the name on your NOPUG registration matches your name as it appears on your official compliant government ID no later than  3/14/16!  Your name on your official compliant government ID can be input into your user profile on the NOPUG website or you may email to the attention of the board at board@nopug.org

Enter NASA’s Glenn Research center / Walcott Road  from the main entrance on Brookpark road.  Take a left and park in the security/main entrance lot.  Be ready to present your photo ID at the window for guest/visitors badge. After receiving your badge, you may be instructed to wait for a NASA employee, or to drive to the NOPUG site.  Exit the parking lot, take a left on Wacott Road, and present your temporary badge to the Security Guard.  Travel down Taylor road and take a left into the Mission Integration Center building lot and park in the NOPUG spots.  THESE PARKING SPOTS ARE FOR TEMPORARY UNLOADING OF GEAR!  Once your material is unloaded, your car will be required to be moved to the Building 3 parking lot (you will be escorted to this lot)

Instructions for Attendees

Ensure the name on your NOPUG registration matches your name as it appears on your official compliant government ID no later than  3/14/16!  Your name on your official compliant government ID can be input into your user profile on the NOPUG website or you may email to the attention of the board at board@nopug.org

Enter NASA’s Glenn Research center / Walcott Road from the main entrance on Brookpark road.  Stay in the right lane, and enter the vehicle inspection loop.  Stop at the guard house and present your compliant government ID.  Your name will be verified and you will be given a guest badge, and a hanging parking tag.  After leaving the inspection loop, turn right on Walcott road, proceed to the facility guard house, and present your temporary badge for entrance.  Follow signage, and turn right at the stop light.  Turn right into the first parking lot (follow directions of parking attendant).  If you are directed by an attendant to a different lot, follow instructions- The parking lot being used may be full.  Wait for the transportation bus that will take you to the NOPUG meeting.

Early Departures

Bussing for departures will be available starting around 5pm.  If you anticipate needing to leave before 5pm, you will need to let the NOPUG board know at check in (put your name on the early departure list).  If you must leave early unexpectedly, please see the designated person when you need to leave.

Return of temporary badges

Badges will either be collected when boarding the bus, or at the gate house. If your badge wasn’t collected before you get to your vehicle, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO RETURN THE BADGE TO SECURITY UPON EXITING THE FACILITY.  When departing, turn left on Walcott road, and remain in the left lane.  Stop at the guard house and hand them your badge.

Limitations of Photography

Attendees (Vendors & participants) should refrain from taking photographs unless specifically given permission to do so.  Photographs inside the NOPUG meeting (Building 162 conference rooms & auditorium) will most likely be permitted)

Items Prohibited from Federal Facilities

The items that are prohibited in Federal facilities include any item prohibited by any applicable Federal, State, local, and tribal law and/or ordinance, as well as firearms, dangerous weapons, explosives, or other destructive devices (including their individual parts or components) designed, redesigned, used, intended for use, or readily converted to cause injury, death, or property damage. This list applies to all facility occupants, contractors, and the visiting public.

  1. Firearms and Projectile Weapons

The list of prohibited firearms and projectile weapons includes, but is not limited to:

o   Firearms or similar device that expels a projectile through the action of an explosive;

o   BB or pellet guns;

o   Compressed air guns;

o   Antique firearms;

o   Flare guns;

o   Realistic replica or toy firearms (unless meeting the exemptions listed in 18 U.S.C. § 930(d));

o   Spear guns;

o   Starter pistols;

o   Stun guns, cattle prods, dart-firing stun guns, and other electric weapons or controlled devices;

o   Ammunition, shotgun shells or firearm cartridges, black powder, smokeless propellant powder; and

o   Slingshots.

  1. Bladed, Edged, or Sharp Tools or Implements

The list of prohibited bladed, edged, or sharp tools, or implements includes, but is not limited to:

o   Bows and arrows;

o   Ice axes/ice picks;

o   Throwing stars (martial arts);

o   Sabers, swords, daggers;

o   Axes, hatchets, bladed devices with a blade of more than 2 ½ inches, razor-type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, and razor blades not in a cartridge must be in a locked storage container and stored out of view.

  1. Club-like Items and Striking Devices

The list of club-like items and striking devices includes, but is not limited to:

o   Billy clubs;

o   Blackjacks;

o   Brass knuckles;

o   Chains in excess of 12 inches (Jewelry exceptions can be made);

o   Night sticks; and

o   Martial arts weapons, including nunchucks and kubatons.

  1. Destructive Devices, Explosives, or Combustible Chemical Compounds and Mixtures

The list of destructive devices, explosives, or any chemical compound or mixture that has a property of yielding readily to combustion or oxidation upon the application of heat, flame, or shock includes, but is not limited to:

o   Blasting caps or detonators;

o   Dynamite, nitroglycerin, trinitrotoluene, ammonium nitrate, and others;

o   Fireworks;

o   Gunpowder;

o   Hand grenades, mine, bomb, rocket, missile, pipe bomb, plastic explosives;

o   Realistic replicas of explosives or similar devices;

o   Explosive or expanding gases;

o   Gas torches; and

o   Flammable Liquids (i.e., gasoline, turpentine, and paint thinner)

o   Propane tanks are permitted, but must be secured and locked to the vehicle and either covered or stored out of view.

  1. Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items

The list of disabling chemicals and other dangerous items includes, but is not limited to:

o   Mace, pepper spray, tear gas, tear gas gun, or other chemical spray designed for self-defense; Poisonous gases.

Questions should be addressed to the NOPUG board via email at board@nopug.org.

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WEBSITE FEEDBACK!!!

As many of you noticed our new website is easier to navigate and use.  If you have a few minutes please take the time to drop the board a line and let us know what you like, what you don’t like, etc….  Your input is critical in ensuring we can offer you the services and functionality you want and need.  You can use the “What’s On Your Mind” area located on the right side of the website screen.

A quick review of what the new site means to you as users?

1) Users WILL NOT need to login to the NOPUG homepage to locate information about upcoming events/meetings.  Select the “NEXT MEETING” link and view the agenda, location, directions, and any/all information related to that meeting – NO LOGIN REQUIRED!
2) Users WILL need to login to the NOPUG site in order to register to attend an upcoming event/meeting.  Registration is quick, easy, and intuitive – much simpler than our prior process!
3) Dedicated Vendor Area in which to register for upcoming events/meetings, use PayPal to pay for their participation, with other functions coming soon.
4) The bi-annual NOPUG golf outing will be coming again in 2016.  The integration with PayPal will allow us to offer a credit card payment option to you as members to pay for your golf outing participation.  We hope this will speed up the registration process the morning of the outing.
4) The updated site is compatible for mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones!  This will increase your access to the site and content found in it!

As a reminder as a NOPUG member you will still be able to utilize your existing username, but will need to generate a new password for your individual account – no way existed to transfer over your existing passwords from our prior software to the new application we are now using (we apologize for that).  (NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY DID THIS YOU CAN IGNORE THIS INFORMATION!).  If not, here’s what you need to do:

1) Select the “NEXT MEETING” link at the top of the homepage.  Choose the “LOST YOUR PASSWORD” link.  Input your username or email address that is linked to your account and pick “GET NEW PASSWORD“.  An email will automatically be generated and sent to that email address where you can change your password as desired.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  YOU ONLY HAVE TO DO THIS ONCE!!!!  After you have changed your password you can just login to register for a meeting via the “NEXT MEETING” link.

Regards,

Your NOPUG Board
Email: board@nopug.org