Last month was the annual election for the Board of Directors of ODTUG. And just like the year before, I was one of the 19 (!) candidates for one of the 5 spots.
During the campaign and election periods I received a lot of positive feedback and my hopes were high - but the competition was extremely strong. During Oracle Open World the results were announced and I was notified I hadn't made it into the top 5 - alas.
And after receiving the detailed results it appears I was "that" close ...
Also, during the election period, I got some messages saying "if I could vote, I would vote for you". Of course that kind of support is helpful, but it would be better for me and for ODTUG when those people signed up as either a Individual or Corporate member - see the ODTUG website. For just $99 you get unlimited access to a wealth of knowledge and you support your favourite user group. So that's just $8.25 per month very well spent !
Thanks to the (large number of) people who voted for me. I hope I can count on your vote again if I'm running again this fall !