The group was originally formed in 2007 by Brandy Tyler. Brandy stopped me in the dining room at SOLIDWORKS World 2007, asked a couple of questions, and "poof", just like that we had a new user group in Iowa.
Paul Hines accepting the 10 Year SWUGN Award that I forgot to put in my suitcase
Paul Hines assumed the EISWUG leadership role in 2013. Since then the group has enjoyed four meetings per year, steady growth in attendance, some great presentations, and plenty of food. As a SOLIDWORKS User Group leader, Paul has made quite a name for himself, and is often referred to as the Quad Cities area "SOLIDWORKS Guy".
Congratulations Paul, thank you Brandy, and a big shout out to all of the members of the Eastern Iowa SOLIDWORKS User Group. Let's keep it going for another 10 years!!