Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Community Responsibility

Henry Ford said,
" Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

UKOUG is all about community and it is that working together that brings success, and key to that is our volunteers, but everyone needs to play their part. Even if you can't volunteer for whatever reason you need to contribute to the community, we need to know what troubles you and how we can improve both Oracle and UKOUG.

One great way to do this is our annual survey which we just ran and over 450 members took the time to complete the survey and give us their opinions. It will take time to analyse the information but the response means it will be very representative.

The Partner of the Year awards voting is open now and if you have a company you as an end user want to vote for then please do, but vote because you know their work, either through being their customer or from learning from their people, don't just vote for a friend it is more important; these awards are decided by end users and need to keep that integrity.

Finally we have just opened the voting for some key roles in UKOUG, we need a President Elect, someone in training to take over from our current President when his term is over, and the roles within our Nominations Committee are key to ensuring we find, nurture and appoint the right volunteers, with the right skills and time to give UKOUG and to ensure those in office are delivering for UKOUG. So if you have a vote, please use it.

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