Josh Play U-M GLB Farewell Message

The following message was sent out when the conferences were shut down for the last time:

X-Original-Subject: Thanks for the Past Ten Years
X-Original-Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 23:09:55 -0600 (CST)

Hi all,

As we close down the public and private gay/lesbian/... conferences on, I wanted to say a few words.

Thanks very much for everything y'all've done for the past decade or so
since I've been involved at electronic conferencing at U-M.  Special
thanks and recognition to Bob Parnes for creating Confer II, Jimi Lee
Haswell for her help on the MTS side and Zoe Gurevich for her help on
the Unix side of administering conferences, and everyone at ITD and the
then-LGMPO (now the Office of Gay Bisexual & Transgender Affairs) for
funding us for the past ten years or so.  Additional thanks to my
then-manager Liz Sweet for letting me store smaller MTS conference files
on my UM-MTS staff ID long ago.

While I'm on the subject, I want to thank my co-organizers and sponsors
of these and other conferences over the past 11-12 years, including
Gregor Rittinger, Susan Ramirez, and the bulk of the Student Conferencing
Project; Suzanne Pierce, for creating the first Confer II meeting that
started us off; Sandy Lurins of the LGMPO for helping us get started;
all the LGMPO directors and staff; and all the people who participated
over the past decade.

Public thanks are available in meet-planners 85:176-177 and archival
information is available in conferqanda 2:240-241.

Happy New Year, and keep in touch,
-j (aka

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