British Columbia Oracle Application User Group (BCOAUG)
BCOAUG is a users group dedicated to provide its members
with various benefits to support the effective usage of
Oracle Application products and services. BCOAUG relies
on the energy and enthusiasm of its member companies to
achieve its stated purposes and maintain the four values
on which it is founded.
BCOAUG exists to support the effective usage of Oracle applications
products and services. This is done by:
- Providing an environment that allows
for the exchange of information, ideas and experiences
concerning the implementation and use of Oracle products
- Helping to keep the local Oracle applications
users abreast of new product developments & future
- Disseminating information on support
tools for the above, both from Oracle applications and
- Providing an avenue for submitting
- Serving as a liaison to the international
and regional OAUG user groups.
Free exchange of ideas,
experiences and information within the Oracle applications
Respect for copyright
laws and the ownership of intellectual capital.
BCOAUG is not to be used
for recruitment purposes.
structure is to be kept as informal and unencumbered as
The BCOAUG Community
BCOAUG community includes all British Columbia based organizations
using or selling Oracle applications and related products
The BCOAUG community is divided into two
parts: members and vendors. Members are organizations that
use Oracle applications products or services as part of
their normal business operations. Vendors are organizations
that sell Oracle applications products or services as a
significant part of their normal business operations - this
includes the Oracle Corporation.
Member & Vendor organizations are
encouraged to make a presentation or host a BCOAUG session.
Membership in the international Oracle Application User
Group (OAUG) is not required but is encouraged.
BCOAUG does not require Vendor or Membership
fees at this time.
Membership Process, Primary Contacts
Each BCOAUG member or vendor will designate one individual
to act as its primary contact. By doing so, this indicates
an organization's interest to participate in BCOAUG. If
an individual can no longer serve as the primary contact,
he or she will communicate to BCOAUG who will replace them.
By not identifying a primary contact, an organization has
effectively withdrawn from BCOAUG. To join BCOAUG, an organization
simply needs to identify a primary contact and supply their
email address or fax number.
A primary contact's responsibilities include:
Being the single point
of contact between BCOAUG and an organization's staff
and management. This includes disseminating information
about BCOAUG events and fielding queries and calls from
fellow members or vendors.
Holding the BCOAUG vote
for their organization.
Each BCOAUG member or vendor organization
has a single vote. Quorum for any changes to this charter
is 1/3 of the primary contacts with at least 2 calendar months
advance notice to all primary contacts before such a vote
is to occur.
The executive committee operates BCOAUG. This committee is
composed of the following:
- Executive Chair: responsible for overall
operations, promoting BCOAUG to new members and vendors,
liaison with Oracle and other OAUGs, and assuring the ongoing
viability of the BCOAUG.
- Membership Coordinator: responsible
for maintaining the BCOAUG membership list and dealing with
arising membership issues.
- Communication Coordinator: responsible
for the BCOAUG web site and creating and publishing all
- Programs Coordinator: responsible for
the detailed logistics for the upcoming meeting.
It is the intention the Executive Committee
be comprised of members as much as possible with the vendor
community providing a supporting role to the executive. At
least one of the standing members of the Executive Committee
must have membership in the International OAUG. The Executive
Committee is nominated and elected for a two-year term (starting
in the first meeting of the calendar year) by a simple majority
vote of BCOAUG members and vendors. A BCOAUG primary contact,
which is not seeking an Executive Committee position, will
act as the returning officer for the election proceedings.
The outgoing Executive Chair or a majority of the primary
contacts will select the returning officer the last meeting
of the calendar year.
Meeting times, venues and frequencies are at the discretion
of the Executive Committee.