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#FlatSWUGN got his start thanks to John Matrishon back in August of 2016, and he was introduced to the "Twitterverse" by Brad Hakeman as he attended his first SOLIDWORKS User Group meeting in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 

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That Tweet and picture really made my day, but what happened next completely blew me away. He went to Nebraska.

 

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Then to Missouri, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Panama City Beach, well, you get the idea.  #FlatSWUGN was going to be traveling a lot.  In all, #FlatSWUGN visited 17 SOLIDWORKS User Groups in 12 US States, and even spent some time in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

 

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It was a lot of fun, and such an honor to watch the adventures of #FlatSWUGN over the year.  The SOLIDWORKS user group leaders that participated could not have made me feel more special.  Not only did #FlatSWUGN attend user group meetings, he got to visit a lot of very interesting places.

 

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The icing on the cake happened at the SWUGN Summit meeting at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 when I was presented with this beautiful scrapbook full of #FlatSWUGN pictures, places, and people.

 

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There are simply no words to describe just how honored I was to be flattened, stuffed into an envelope, and sent around the world by our SOLIDWORKS User Group leaders, so let me end by thanking Brad Hakeman Chris Wurtele Rhonda Jacobs Todd Blacksher Ed Gebo Edward Poole Kendra Wardlow William Radigan Michael Lord Duncan Gillis Haldun Olguner Daniel Herzberg Betty Baker Phil Sluder Travis Newton Nicole Walden Ricky Jordan and Brian McElyea

 

And a special thanks to John Matrishon for getting the whole thing started.  John and his family (yep, his family got involved ) worked very hard on the scrapbook, and I am eternally grateful.

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(We weren't sure if we should to take this picture - we didn't want to mess with space-time continuum.  We didn't.)