Welcome to the OptiBoard Community Newsletter for December 2002!

Today's Date is: 12-08-2002. This newsletter covers activity activity since 11-01-2002.

Get ready to cast your votes for:


We've decided to have an open poll so our members can choose the person they think should be OptiBoarder of the Year. The nominees are taken from the list of all 17 previous Member of the Month winners. They are:

Jeff Trail (Aug 2001)
Harry A Saake (Sep 2001)
Cindy Hamlin (Oct 2001)
Jim G (Nov 2001)
sandeepgoodbole (Dec 2001)
Don Lee (Jan 2002)
MYEYES (Feb 2002)
ioconnel (Mar 2002)
JERRY HUANG (Apr 2002)
Jackie L (May 2002)
Tim Hunter (Jun 2002)
wmcdonald aka Warren McDonald (Jul 2002)
Sean (Aug 2002)
Chip Anderson (Sep 2002)
SarahR (Oct 2002)
JRS (Nov 2002)
Suzy W (Dec 2002)

Look for the Member of the Year poll here:



This newsletter is sponsored by OMS Optochemicals the innovators of the new clean, faster working lens tinting technology, the MICRO-TINT SYSTEM. Please visit them at http://optochemicals.com

This month's featured member is:

Suzy W

Suzy has been a member of OptiBoard since July 2000. According to one of the Moderators, "Suzy is a lovely person and has made the board better for her having been here." In addition Suzy recently got married on the Bord. Well not exactly 'on the Board', but she did share her wedding plans and photos with her friends on OptiBoard.

Congratulations Suzy W, and thanks for being a valuable member of the OptiBoard Community!


Title: "TIPS ON DISPENSING" (posted 05-31-2001 by harry a saake)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=1034

Title: "Lets be serious about OPTICAL TRADE EXHIBITIONS" (posted 10-26-2002 by Chris Ryser)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5776

Title: "Another Hornets Nest...............Optical Trade Magazines" (posted 11-10-2002 by Chris Ryser)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5887

Title: "Wisdom To Start The Day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,," (posted 11-07-2002 by Chris Ryser)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5855

Title: "Is the country better off since the 2000 election?" (posted 11-04-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5841

Title: "Trivex. Are you using it?" (posted 10-31-2002 by HarryC)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5813

Title: "Want to really be patriotic? Here's your chance!" (posted 11-04-2002 by Pete Hanlin)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5839

Title: "Who is your favorite frame manufacturer and why?" (posted 12-18-2001 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=3524

Title: "Polycarbonate vs. Trivex (NEW THREAD - edited by Moderator)" (posted 10-30-2002 by Pete Hanlin)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5807

Title: "Which forums do you want to see added?" (posted 09-18-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5509

Title: "Armani" (posted 11-21-2002 by Mikol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5954

Title: "The Transitions Challenge" (posted 03-10-2002 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4165

Title: "Research on tinting on a new lens material" (posted 10-30-2002 by Chris Ryser)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5822

Title: "Product Review Forum - Ideas and Suggestions" (posted 10-03-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5616

Title: "Strange Facts!" (posted 07-31-2002 by Sean)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5183

Title: "Let's Improve OptiBoard!" (posted 07-09-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5026

Title: "Eyewear Abuse" (posted 09-04-2001 by optigoddess)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=2578

Title: "Thinnest +10.00" (posted 12-05-2002 by LENNY)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6035


Please show your support for OptiBoard and these sponsors by visiting these forums and learning more about the products and services offered by these fine companies.

o Smart Lens Technology by Transitions Optical

o Sunwear Selling Solution by Live Eyewear

We had the following activity in November:

o New members: 67 (1,940 current total*)
o New message threads: 175 (5,803 current total)
o New posts: 1,553 (44,564 current total)
o Total hits: 784,148
o Total unique visits: 10,274
o Total Kb downloaded in November: 1,876,533 KileBytes of information!

* Some obsolete memberships were removed last month.


Once again, thanks to all of you for your support and for helping make OptiBoard truly the 'Premier Online Community of Eyecare Professionals Worldwide!'

Steve Machol
OptiBoard Administrator