I spend last three weeks in China (few stories about soon in other place…) almost withour internet connectivity. Of course efect was predictable. More messages in my inbox (does not matter in private, comminuty, business.. in all ot those places). But somewhere between mails from friends, clients, companies anc communities I found two very important and very fascinating. Here they are (in date incoming time order).
MAIL NUMBER ONE
SUBJECT: Welcome to the MVP Mentor Discussion List!
TEXT: Hi MVP Mentors!
I’d like to welcome you to this brand new MVP Mentor Private Email Distribution List (DL)! You’ve been invited to this DL because you’ve expressed an interest in participating in the MVP Mentor Program. The purpose of this DL is to:
1. Announce the mentoring opportunities that are currently available to give you a chance to claim the opportunity rather than wait for us to contact you
2. Communicate with you about what is happening in the MVP Mentor Program and answer any questions you have
3. Provide a place for MVP Mentors to help support each other with tips, best practices, and questions
4. To celebrate your successes! We will keep you up to date on who’s doing what and honor your great work
5. To give you a voice to help us improve! We are a new program and love getting your great feedback to help us improve
6. Get your ideas so we can all work together to make them happen
Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and heart with students worldwide. We are committed to providing you the best experience that we can as MVP Mentors. Please participate in the conversation and let us know if you have any questions at all. If you’d like to be removed, just email me and let me know.
I’m very, very proud to be member of this program in few aspects. Firstly – pure volunteerism – helping other to make something interesting, something good, something for their future. A little work with mentoring some projects, but many satisfaction after final close. Secondly – multicultural and multilingual – our students are from all part of the world, live in different areas, time zones, speak in different languages; then I can learn something new. Thirdly – something new – not only in MVP program but for me too, and I believe that it will be a big success.
MAIL NUMBER TWO
SUBJECT: Congratulations 2014 Microsoft MVP!
TEXT: Dear Tobiasz Koprowski,
Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2014 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in SQL Server technical communities during the past year.
The Microsoft MVP Award provides us the unique opportunity to celebrate and honor your significant contributions and say "Thank you for your technical leadership."
WOW! I completely forgot about my renomination cycle. Of course I reported my activity for community and all are public on my MVP Profile here: http://bit.ly/MVP_KoprowskiT. I work very hard for my technical community for last FIVE YEARS! It’s my fifth nomination and soon (as FedEx service tracking system informed me) I will receiving the blue glass disk for my MVP statue. I’m really surprised: TIME FLIES. In last year (counted from 1st April till 31st march) I expanded my community collaboration for Ucraine, Sweden, Romania, Russia and Hungary. But it was in last year. This year started much better. For many countries where I talked and collaborated I can add China. And I’m almost sure that is not the end. I have some plans, and few of them are on my TripIt (so they are a little closer).
In this moment and this place i want to say:
THANK YOU MY COMMUNITY!!!
All because of You. You always inspiring me, giving fuel to my activity engine and always surprising. Keep going and I will go with You.