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Meeting Information

LISUG Meeting Information

Our December meeting:
December 09, 2020

Cocktail and Networking
Hour starts at 6:00pm
Followed by LISUG Q&A
Session and Dinner (7:00pm)

Night of 1000 Stars

presented by

LISUG Membership
Join us for a night 5 minute presentations given by the LISUG membership. There will be a wide range of topics that will of interest to everyone. Anyone wanting to present a 5 minute presentation is welcome to. Just contact one of the LISUG board members with your presentation information or idea. Need help? We can also assist you with your presentation. Download Session Handout


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Meeting Location

The Westbury Manor is located at 1100 Jericho Turnpike Westbury, NY 11590. (see map at bottom).  Their telephone number is (516) 333-7117.  
Please note: the restaurant does NOT take reservations for the LISUG meeting.

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Meeting Prices

Meeting Prices

General Meeting Fees


- Member

- Non-Member

- Annual Prepay

At the Door (Cash/Check)





Advance Payment (PayPal)





Annual Membership

Annual  Prepay

This option includes a annual LISUG Membership , prepaid attendance at 8 General Meetings and the Annual Education Day , and can be paid by cask, check, or PayPal.The savings for this option includes the $75 Membership Fee , and $25 per meeting (based on the Non-Member rate), for potential annual savings of approximately $300. This option can also be shared by different employees of the same company.

Annual Membership

An annual LISUG Membership represents a savings of $20 for each meeting attended and includes the members-only participation in LISUG's group memberships in LISTnet and COMMON.

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Registration information

Click here for more details and to register

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Effective September 2013 LISUG has decided to revert back to an annual membership Starting in September. If you have been part of the "rolling 12 month membership" or you would like to join LISUG in a month other than September, your annual membership cost will be the following:

  September $75 (Save $105)  
  October $70 (Save $90)  
  November $65 (Save $75)  
  December $60 (Save $60)  
  January $55 (Save $45)  
  February $50 (Save $30)  
  March $45 (Save $15)  
  April $40 (Break Even)  
  May $75, with membership through to the following August  

Note: Savings are based upon attending all of the remaining meetings at renewal time.
We have also changed the new and renewing Membership process. It is now simply an option on the Registration Page for each meeting.
Here is a summary of current LISUG Membership benefits:
  • Discounted Monthly Meeting fees ($15-20).
  • LISUG Group COMMON Membership ($156.00 value).
  • Free and/or discounted COMMON online learning courses.

Annual Pre-pay Members (who save $300 per year) will continue to receive their membership free as part of the Annual Pre-pay package

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Technical Tips
The REXX Calculator Pre-Loaded Loops The Source Debugger - A Technical Tip Three AS/400 Technologies vs. One Problem Configuring PASSTHRU with a LAN How To Retrieve Your CL Program's Name AND Library (ILE) Testing for Omitted Parameters How To Sort a Data Structure on One or more Subfields (in memory) The new GUI iSeries debugger How to prevent iSeries Access Emulator from disconnecting when used remotely Displaying the attribute characters on your Green Screen Case-Insensitive Programming Debugging in 132-column mode Summary Files Using SQL iSeries Navigator Does SQL and More Allow a User without *ALLOBJ Special Authority to View a User's Active Job Log That Does Have *ALLOBJ Special Authority My Favorite BIF (Built-In Function):  %dec

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About Us

About Us

LISUG (the Long Island Systems Users Group) was originally formed in 1984.  Started originally as the Long Island System/38 Users group by a number of System/38 users and with IBM's help, it has become one of the largest and most technical user groups in the country.  When IBM announced the AS/400, LISUG decided to drop its System/38 name to become the Long Island Systems Users Group, now chartered to advance the knowledge of all computer users on all platforms.

LISUG hosts dinner meetings at the Fox Hollow Inn in Woodbury, NY (call (516) 921-1415 for directions) usually on the third Wednesday of each month September through June (no meetings held during July and August unless a special meeting is convened by the Board of Directors).  The meetings begin at 6 PM and end about 9:30 PM. The format of the meeting is a cocktail hour from 6 - 7 PM, with scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and open bar (use this time to network with your peers), followed by a sit down dinner beginning at 7 PM (during dinner we have a Q/A session that is most interesting), sometimes we are treated to a wonderful buffet!  The balance of the meeting (usually 8 PM - 9:30 PM) our speaker gives his/her presentation (stay after the presentation and quiz the people that are developing the latest hardware and software technologies!).  LISUG attracts some of the industry's top speakers, including folks from IBM Rochester and Toronto labs.

Reservations for the dinner meeting are not required, but are appreciated.  To make your reservation, please click on the meeting registration link.

You do not need to join LISUG to attend its meetings, however, there is a monetary incentive to do so!  You can save up to $100.00 as a member attending all 10 meetings.  Members pay $65.00 a meeting whereas non-members pay $85.00 (saving $180.00).  You can save an additional $50.00 annually if you pre-pay your meeting fees.  Members also benefit because LISUG is a member of the national IBM user group COMMON, so if your organization is not a member of COMMON but do attend its conferences this can save your company hundreds of dollars on COMMON registration fees.

So! Check us out, come to a meeting, query our Directors and Officers, question the expert speakers, save time and money while advancing your knowledge and career!!


Should you need to send mail to LISUG please use the following address:
57 Ira Road - Suite 101
Syosset NY 11791-3504

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Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics
  1. There Shall be No Vendor Initiated Sales Contacts with Attendees at USERS GROUP Meetings.
  2. There Shall be No Vendor Displays at Meetings Unless Approved by the Board of Directors in Advance.
  3. There Shall be No Vendor Sales Presentations Initiated at Any Regularly Scheduled Meetings Unless Approved by the Board of Directors in Advance.
  4. Sales Notices of Any Type are Not to be Placed on Bulletins Boards, Left on Tables, or Made Publicly Available.
  5. Offers of Employment are Not to be Made at Any Time at Meetings.

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Board of Directors

LISUG Officers
Mike Jacobs 646-872-3863

Executive Vice President
Anne Schnarwyler-Cognato 631-436-6558

Vice President
Allen Brunette .

Mark Giordano 516-326-1350

Don Johnston 516-236-5441

LISUG Board of Directors
Alan Baisch

Allen Brunette

Charles Kaplan

Perry Molina

Steve Wolk

Full Web Site

Full Web Site Web Site

Welcome to LISUG

IBM i for Business
Welcome to the
Long Island System User's Group.
We are an organization dedicated to the education of system professionals that utilize the IBM power platform including AS/400, iSeries, and System i. Our meetings are held once a month (with the exception of June, July and August). The meeting format usually consists of a pre-meeting followed by a cocktail hour, which is then followed by dinner and the main presentation. In the month of May we usually hold our May Education day in which the format is different. Our wide variety of speakers and members provide for a very interesting and knowledgeable experience. Should you have any questions, you may contact one of our organizations directors or board members who can assist you.

Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to becoming a member of LISUG. These benefits include the following.

  • Discounted Monthly Meeting fees
  • Annual PrePay option. (Pay once for ALL meetings at a reduced rate) $300.00 Savings.
  • Common Membership ($156.00 value).
  • Free and discounted Common learning courses.
  • Discounted fees to LISUG special events.

Meeting Dates

<<< LISUG Meeting Dates 2020 >>>
General Speaker Topic Board
01-22-2020Mike Zaringhalam/
Mike Zaringhalam
Don't Be Shy, Use RDi!
The Limit's the Sky with RDi!
02-19-2020Steve Will/
Steve Will
IBM i Trends and Directions
IBM i Box of Chocolates
03-18-2020LISUG MembershipMEETING CANCELED

04-14-2020Birgitta HauserCREATE or REPLACE DDS with DDL

05-19-2020John Robinson/
John Robinson
SQL in ACS: Learn SQL in Your Very Own Playground!
SQL in RPG: Transform Your RPG with the Power You Deserve!
06-23-2020LISUG MembershipVirtual Happy Hour!

07-2020No MeetingNo Meeting07-2020
08-2020No MeetingNo Meeting08-2020
09-22-2020Ted HoltThe SQL Procedures Language in a Nutshell

10-21-2020Daniel MagidTop 5 Things You Didnt Know You Can Do Using Open Source on Your IBM i

11-10-2020Steve Wolk/
Steve Wolk
LISUG Q&A is Back!
Give me an hour, and I'll give you a week!
12-09-2020LISUG MembershipNight of 1000 Stars