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Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:18 AM
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I agree that local groups - of whatever kind - are good and valid places to contribute, and it's also where leaders grow - finding out how to make things happen in small groups and from that deciding if they want to try with a large group and all the challenges that brings.

No good answers on the rest. I think we should all try to look for people with the ability and the potential and make sure they that they know they have the ability and the potential - making sure they see the possibility. From there it's up to them if they can make the commitment and find a way to find value in the experience.

Time seems to be the constraining factor for most people I talk to. We're trying to reduce the time it takes, but that will take another year, probably two, to get it down to something closer to a traditional board role.


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Where does one find how to nominate somebody or even more info on elections in general?



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Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:36 AM
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Yesterday at our staff meeting we learned that there will be no professional travel or training in the next fiscal year, for the third year in a row. I think it likely that many people in this forum are better qualified than I for such a position, but perhaps they're in a similar situation that I'm in. Basically, just thanking God that you're still employed, because there's nothing left over for anyone to do anything.


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Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 8:47 AM
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Jason, look for all of that in the next 1-2 weeks. Right now the nominating committee is being formed by Wayne Synder, immediate past President. Once that is complete the process and timeline will be announced.

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Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 9:25 AM


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Good comments, and I completely understand if someone can't run, or volunteer. I have my reasons, similar to Grant's. However make sure they are really good reasons and that you are being honest with yourself.

I think most of us can volunteer somewhere, and if you choose to help out in your career field, help a user group, some committee inside PASS, or something else. You can help out at events.

For those of you that don't have your company helping with training, we are trying to help you. Here at this site, and with PASS as well. They are providing quite a few free chances for training with virtual chapter webcasts, SQL Saturdays, and more.

One note, if you were elected to the board, you'd get travel covered to the PASS conference, and some other events. Not sure how much time you'd have to learn, but you would get some funding. Same for some other volunteer efforts.







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Andy Warren (6/10/2010)
Jason, look for all of that in the next 1-2 weeks.



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I thought it was a well-written motivational editorial, clearly explaining the costs and benefits.

However, Steve forgot to tell us what PASS is. What is it?


This is one of the problems PASS faces, so many people who use SQL Server don't know about it. They do know about SSC, MSSQLTIPS, etc... but not PASS. The question is, how do we tell them? I was in the same boat 3 years ago, about the only thing I knew about PASS was that it had the Summit and SSC had a party at the Summit. Part of the issue is what does PASS provide for value that a majority of SSC members can use? Local leaders need to have something to market to their groups and then make sure that they do it. PASS also has to be a bigger presence at SQLSaturday's now that they own it, not necessarily people, but at least banners, etc...




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PASS really doesn't do much for me and I can't even attend the conference. If I'm going to volunteer, I'd rather help out with the local User Group, NTSSUG, which is awesome.


This is issue #2. What does PASS do for me? I'll echo what Jason said, by helping the local group you ARE helping PASS and I think that once you get involved there you'll learn more about what PASS does offer.

PASS IS more than the Summit. It is the local user groups, the virtual chapters, 24 Hours of PASS. I do think PASS needs to offer more, but it takes time.




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Good point, Jack, and I hope we'll see you on the board soon






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PASS really doesn't do much for me and I can't even attend the conference. If I'm going to volunteer, I'd rather help out with the local User Group, NTSSUG, which is awesome.


This is issue #2. What does PASS do for me? I'll echo what Jason said, by helping the local group you ARE helping PASS and I think that once you get involved there you'll learn more about what PASS does offer.

PASS IS more than the Summit. It is the local user groups, the virtual chapters, 24 Hours of PASS. I do think PASS needs to offer more, but it takes time.


24 Hours of pass was incredible. I was only able to catch one presentation live but I plan to watch a few of them they are posted on the PASS website.


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