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2019/20 Appointed PASS Director

At the December 12 Board meeting, the Board voted to appoint Hamish Watson to the vacant Director-at-Large seat. Hamish will join the Board on January 1, 2020 until the term ends on December 31, 2020.

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PASS Insights Holiday Schedule

In the lead up to the holiday season, we will be reducing the PASS Insights newsletters in December.

Regular scheduling will resume in January for all editions of the PASS Insights.

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FY2019 Financial Audit

As Wendy shared in her February blog post, the management team at PASS HQ (C&C) undertakes a rigorous financial audit every year with audit firm FGMK. This process started in June and ended in October of 2019.

The completed FY2019 Audited Financial Statements are now available for viewing.

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2019 PASS Membership Survey is Now Closed

The annual PASS membership survey is closed. We received a total of 2,006 responses, for a response rate of 2.0%. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey, as your input greatly helps us improve the value of being a member of the PASS community. Over the coming month, we’ll share the results of the survey with you.

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2019 PASSion Award Winner

Every year at PASS Summit, a PASS member is awarded for their outstanding service and commitment to the organization, helping others to connect, share, and learn within the community. This year, we’re pleased to share that the 2019 PASSion Award winner is Hamish Watson.

Hamish first joined PASS as a SQLSaturday attendee and began volunteering at that event the following year. As a SQLSaturday organizer he didn’t view other events as competition, but as partners, and as a Local Group leader he has mentored others to find success in their own groups.

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Vacancy on the PASS Board

Jennifer Moser has resigned from her role as Director-at-Large on the PASS Board, leaving a one-year term vacancy. This resignation has now taken effect.

The Executive Committee will be working closely with the Board to appoint a Director to fill the remainder of Jennifer’s term, as outlined by the PASS Bylaws.

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2019 Habanero Award Winners

The Habanero Booth Awards, which take place annually during PASS Summit, are designed to inspire creativity and engagement. Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors for connecting with the community through your innovative displays in the Exhibit Hall!

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2019 PASS Board Election Results

The 2019 PASS Election results are in!

Congratulations to our three candidates – Mindy Curnutt, Melody Zacharias, and Chris Yates – for winning seats to serve on the 2020/2021 PASS Board of Directors.

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PASS Election – Voting Now Open

Vote now to decide the future of PASS. Voting is open until November 12 at 20:00 UTC.

To submit your ballot, simply visit your myPASS profile where a Vote Now button will appear.


To learn more about the 2019 PASS Election Candidates go to the Candidate Page.

  1. Chris Yates
  2. Hamish Watson
  3. Johan Ludvig Brattås
  4. Melody Zacharias
  5. Mindy Curnutt
  6. William Assaf

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