TUNe Rocks St. Charles

The annual meeting of the Telescan Users Network, TUNe, was a rousing success. Fifty-six TAS users converged on the fabulous Ameristar Casino Resort in St. Charles, Missouri, September 9, for three days of vital business building information, facts, fun and fancy footwork.


Maryann Wetmore of Network One Communications in Tampa, the new ATSI President, addressed the meeting to discuss changes at ATSI and announce that Kansas City, Missouri will be the location of the 2013 ATSI Conference. Darlene Campbell of Information Communications Group in Leewood, Kansas, provided information on government affairs and the universal service fund. Roger Young, Telescan President introduced new employees and new products. His introduction of Telescan’s new Secured Messaging software was especially well received.


The fancy footwork was provided by Tom and Cindy Buar of Callstar in St Petersburg, Florida. Tom a professional dancer, led the group in a demonstration of line dancing in the Ameristar ballroom. You can catch some of the fun on YouTube, search for Kim Cotner’s videos.


With much fanfare, John Jones, Telescan’s Director of Engineering, was honored for his 23 years of service and dedication to Telescan. He received a Special Service Plaque and his wife, received a lovely bouquet of flowers. They both received a standing ovation.


The 2012 TUNe meeting made history by electing the first ever non-Telescan user President, Mary Ellen Pruitt, who is the General Manager of Answer Midwest in Alton Illinois. Congrats Mary Ellen. Watch the November issue for more on Mary Ellen.


Joy Portillo of Tele-Sec Communications, Inc. in Florence, Alabama, said, "The TUNe meeting was great. I was looking forward to seeing old friends as well as gathering some new ideas. TUNe accomplished that and a whole lot more. Long time users are extremely helpful and every new member enhances our individual successes. Thanks to the members, speakers, dancers and gamblers. I can’t wait for the next one...see y'all in Memphis!"