Tuesday, November 18, 2008

UKOUG Director Elections

As I mentioned in my last post, I am currently running as a candidate in the election for a place on the UKOUG Board of Directors this year.

The election process has now begun, and voting closes on December 1st.

More information on the election process itself, the current Directors and this years candidates can be found on the UKOUG website and my details can be found here.

Ballot papers will be sent to the main contact for each membership, but if they have a colleague who is better placed to make that judgment, such as an active SIG member, then the vote can be passed to them.

As with any election, it's important that each membership takes the opportunity to vote.

By voting, you are ensuring that your community is represented on the Board of Directors and you are helping to shape the future of the UKOUG.

I've been actively involved with the UKOUG for many years, and for the last 3 years I have been a Volunteer co-chairing the Windows SIG and organising the Northern Server Technology Days and Back to Basics event.

I'm hoping for a place on the Board of Directors so that I can continue to ensure that both the Beginner's community and users in the North of England will have representation on the Board.

If you're a member of the UKOUG then please do vote, or liaise with the main contact for your vote, and hopefully vote for me!

Monday, November 03, 2008

At the third stroke...

...the time will be over 5 months since my last post (courtesy of the speaking clock..)

In a nutshell, my flat is now finally sold, the stress is almost completely done with (but not quite, estate agent contracts and solicitors seem to have their own agendas) and I am almost back to some sort of reality.

I'm going to be working on a client site near London until mid-December on an OWB project, and of course we are in the final run up to the UKOUG Conference which is taking place in the first week of December this year.

This year I am again giving a talk at the UKOUG Conference and I will also be working on the SolStonePlus stand.

What will be a bit different this year is that I am in the running for a place on the UKOUG Board of Directors.

Voting papers will be sent out to the main contact for each UKOUG Membership during the month of November, and the results will be announced during the UKOUG Conference.

I'll update with more information once the nominations are live on the UKOUG website, and will provide more information about the election process.

In the meantime, thanks to everyone that has contacted me during the last few months to check that everything is OK!