CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
FOR ONE AT-LARGE DERBY DIRECTOR AND
FOR MEMBERSHIP ON ALL USARS SPORT COMMITTEES
AT-LARGE BOARD REPRESENTTIVE FOR DERBY: One Director shall be elected by the Board of Directors for a one-year term, to expire at the close of the 2014 Fall Annual Board Meeting. Nominees must be current members of USARS who are actively involved in the USARS Derby program. They must agree in writing to abide by the USARS Code of Ethics; and submit a resume and application for that Board seat.
SPORT COMMITTEES: The USARS Board of Directors shall appoint the members of all Sport Committees and will determine the quantity of Sport Committee members to serve. The USARS President shall assign a USARS Board Liaison and a Finance Committee Liaison to all Sport Committees. The Chairperson position will be a one-year term. In an effort to stabilize the intellectual knowledge of the Sport Committees, members shall serve four-year staggered terms, pursuant to guidelines already adopted by the USARS Board of Directors. Sub-committee terms of service shall be determined by the Sport Committees. Most sub-committees shall serve for only as long as the special projects require. Other sub-committees shall be more permanent in nature as determined by the Sport Committees. It shall be the responsibility of the Sport Committee to clearly define the objectives and goals of the sub-committees and to have a process which replaces unproductive members in both the Sport Committee and sub-committees.
USARS Sport Committee Openings (Speed, Figure, Rink Hockey, Inline Hockey) - Board consideration is given to provide representation of athletes, officials and coaches on each sport committee. Following the close of the 2013 Fall (October) Board of Directors Meeting, on a rotating basis, positions on the USARS Sport Committees will expire, as noted below in red type for 2013. The Board will fill the openings subject to receipt of resumes from current members of the following membership classes:
Athletes - Speed, Artistic, Hockey Athletes for each discipline within USARS. Only members who have attained 18 years of age or older and who meet the USOC definition of an active athlete (meaning they must have competed in roller skating in the Olympics, Pan American Games, Senior World Championships or other Senior International Elite Level Competitions within the immediately preceding ten years) may apply to and qualify for nomination for a Sport Committee.
Officials - Speed, Artistic and Hockey Officials who are commissioned national championships officials and who have served in such a capacity for at least the immediately preceding two (2) years.
Coach - Speed, Artistic and Hockey Coaches who are USARS Advanced or Elite Coaches.
For 2013 Sport Committee openings, the deadline for receipt of resumes shall be October 4, 2013.
Current Sport Committee Members and terms follow:
Members with a vote will each have four-year terms
Members without a vote shall have one-year terms
FIGURE SKATING COMMITTEE:
Jane Wojnarowsky - Staff Director/Chairperson - voting
Jim Pollard - non-voting Advisor (ex-officio FIRS- CPRS Figure Committee President (term expiring 2015)
Tony Berger (term expires 2013) – voting
John Cawly - (term expires 2014) – voting
Jessica Gaudy - Athlete (term expires 2015) – voting
Aubrey Orcutt - Athlete (term expires 2016) – voting
David Adamy (term expires 2016) – voting
Bill Spooner (term expires 2016) – voting
Ed Harney (term expires 2016) - voting
RINK HOCKEY COMMITTEE:
Bill Sisson - Chairperson/Senior Advisor (Ex Officio-FIRS - CIRH Member-4 year term - expires 2016) - non-voting
Brent Benson - Staff Director - voting
Jim Jost (term expires 2013) - voting
Pat Ferguson - non-voting (term expires 2013) – non-voting
Tom Hughes (term expires 2014) - voting
Don Allen (term expires 2015) - voting
Brian Moyer – Athlete (term expiring 2016) - voting
INLINE HOCKEY COMMITTEE:
George Pickard - Chairperson (term expires 2016) - voting
Brent Benson - Staff Director - voting
Mark Vittese (term expires 2013) - voting
Charlotte Nicholson – Athlete (term expires 2014) - voting
Jon Roux (term expires 2014) - voting
Arlene Lehman (term expires 2015) - voting
Keith Noll - Senior Advisor - (Ex Officio-FIRS - CIRILH Member-4 year term - expires 2016) - non-voting
Jetta Rackleff - Athlete (term expires 2016) – voting
Brennan Edwards (term expires 2016) - voting
Ed Mueller - Chairperson (term expires 2013) - voting
Ricci Porter - Staff Director – voting
Joe Hanna (term expires 2013) – non-voting
Shaun Pattison (term expires 2013) – non-voting
Richard Hawkins – Advisor (Ex Officio- CPRS Speed Committee Member (term expires 2015) – non-voting
Mike Bell (term expires 2015) - voting
Chris Payne (term expires 2016) - voting
Buggy Allmond (term expires 2016) - voting
Sara Sayasane Hebbrecht – athlete (term expires 2016) - voting
DERBY COMMITTEE: The requirement to serve on this committee shall be current membership in USA Roller Sports and active involvement in the sport. Current members are:
A.J. Epp – Staff Director and Chairperson - voting
John McNeel (term expires 2013) - voting
Fernando Regueiro (term expires 2013) - voting
Stephen Daughety (term expires 2014) – voting
Amy Handyside Rule – athlete (term expires 2016) - voting
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RESUMES FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE POSITIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED TO – Peggy Young, USA Roller Sports, 4730 South Street, Lincoln, NE 68507 by mail, or to firstname.lastname@example.org by e-mail.