The title of this post probably should say it all, but I have recently been appointed as the Vice President of the Orlando .Net User Group (ONETUG). I woke up to an e-mail in my inbox one morning, congratulating me on the appointment, so I of course tweeted about it as soon as I could! ;)
This is a huge deal in my area. The ONETUG is one of the most successful and active user groups in the State of Florida. Historically, their events have been (in my opinion) some of the best in the entire state. I have modeled many of my user group concepts and events using them as an example. Now, I have to fill those really big shoes myself.
The ONETUG was founded by Joel Martinez. Whatever his original vision was for the user group, I think it’s safe to say that the success of the ONETUG is much more than anyone could have hoped for. I am super excited and honored to be considered worthy enough to be accepted as the Vice President by the ONETUG board. The Board votes on the appointment of other board members, so they full well know what they have gotten me into – even if I don’t know it yet. Hehehe…
What do I do as the VP of such a great organization? Basically, I assist our current President, Esteban Garcia, with any and all tasks that need to be taken care of to make our monthly meetings happen. I am also the person who handles nominations of people to the Board and I sign any checks brought to me by the Treasurer.
Along with the previously listed duties, the ONETUG is responsible for organizing the annual Orlando Code Camp. I have been to every code camp in the State of Florida. I know I might be a little biased since I am from the area, but I really do feel that the code camp in Orlando is the best one in the state. We have Shawn Weisfeld to thank for that. He laid out a fantastic example for everyone to follow.
Now that I have much more invested in the ONETUG, it is time for me to do my part. My first task is to get some feedback from you. Please e-mail me to let me know any thoughts that you have about the ONETUG, no matter what it is. You won’t hurt my feelings. Answer questions such as these for me:
I think you get the idea. It is partly my responsibility to help the President make this user group as valuable as possible to YOU, the member. We are here to make sure that you get what you’re looking for from each and every meeting. We will certainly try our best to meet and exceed that challenge.