CALL FOR NOMINATION - ELECTION NOTICE 2013
Nominees are solicited for the following USARS representatives:
Hockey Athlete Director - Three Year Term of Office
Certified Coach Director - Three Year Term of Office
At-Large Director (1) - Three Year Term of Office
At-Large Directors (2) – One Year Terms of Office – Derby and Rink Hockey
Under the USARS By-Laws, the Board of Directors election procedures are established on staggered three-year terms, except as qualified through representation for roller sports with other organizations. The above seats on the USARS Board of Directors will be filled in 2013. Nominees for these positions will be reviewed by two nominating committees - a nominating committee for the coach and At-Large Directors and an athlete nominating committee for the Hockey Athlete. Nominations for the Hockey Athlete and Certified Coach positions must be received by USARS by April 15.
Anyone is eligible to run for one of these positions on the USARS Board of Directors who meets the criteria listed below for each category of representative. A person, if qualified, may nominate him/herself or another party – with the other party’s written consent by the above deadlines. Nominees must be able to attend two meetings each year in order to serve as Director on the Board. The criteria for each position is as follows:
Hockey Athlete Board Seat
Any person who holds a current USARS member card, has reached 18 years of age or older, who meets the USOC definition of an active athlete and who has competed in hockey in the Pan American Games, Senior World Championships and other senior international elite level competitions (World Games) within the last ten years is eligible to run for a seat on the USARS Board of Directors. The nominations must include a personal and skating history of the candidate, along with written agreement to run for the USARS Board of Directors seat.
Certified Coach Board Seat
USARS Members who are USARS Certified Coaches shall be entitled to elect one Director. Candidates may be nominated who meet the following requirements: (1) Be a USARS Advanced or Elite Coach for a minimum of five years; (2) Be actively engaged as a teaching coach; (3) Contribute significantly to the advancement of roller sports; (4) Agree in writing to abide by the USARS Code of Ethics; and (5) Submit a resume and application for Board seat.
Three Directors shall be elected by the Board of Directors this year, in addition to the one currently serving in this capacity as an At-Large Representative on the Board of Directors with a term expiring in 2015. Eligible are business/professional persons or others with special talents to contribute to the USARS Board of Directors and who have an interest in competitive roller skating, and/or with a background in derby and/or in rink hockey, with a goal of maintain representation on the Board by all sport disciplines. Nominees must be a current member of USARS; be actively involved in USARS programs; agree in writing to abide by the USARS Code of Ethics; and (5) submit a resume and application for a Board seat.