2018 USARS Board of Directors Election

Jan. 10, 2018, 11:31 a.m. (ET)

2018 USA Roller Sports Board of Directors Election

Nominees are solicited for the following representatives:
          Figure Athlete - Three-Year Term of Office
          National Official Director - Three-Year Term of Office
Grassroots - Three-Year Term of Office
          At-Large Director - Three-Year Term of Office

Under the USARS By-Laws, the Board of Directors election procedures are established on staggered three-year terms. The above positions on the USARS Board of Directors will be filled in 2018. This election process begins with a call for nominations from the appropriate constituent memberships. 

Resumes received from nominees by February 15 will be forwarded to two separate Nominating Committees for endorsement.  The Athlete Nominating Committee is charged with reviewing the qualifications of the figure and AAC athlete candidates.  The other USARS Nominating Committee, comprised one Past National Officer, selection by the Board, and of three Regional Association delegates, will screen the nominee qualifications for National Official, Grassroots and At-Large Directors.

Eligible candidates must meet the criteria listed for each category of representative for which they are nominated.  Nominees must be able to attend two meetings each year in order to serve as a Director on the USA Roller Sports Board and sign a USARS Participation Commitment Form, the USARS Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interests Policy and an Electronic Media Communication Policy. A qualified person could nominate himself, herself or another person with their written permission if received at the USARS National Headquarters by the February 15, 2018 deadline. 

FIGURE 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 - who has competed in figure skating in the Pan American Games, Senior World Championships or 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. 

Roller Figure Skating athletes who are eligible to vote by mail ballot in the 2018 elections, must be current USARS registered Figure Skating members, who are competing or have competed within the preceding ten years in USA Senior Elite National Championships.  For Figure Skating this is defined as only those who have competed in the USARS Senior World Class National Championship events.

NATIONAL OFFICIAL BOARD SEAT - Class II USARS Members with voting rights are defined as USARS Commissioned National Championship Meet Officials who are serving or have served in such capacity for at least the immediately preceding two-year period.  These are entitled to elect one Director.  Qualified candidates shall meet the following requirements: (1) Be a USARS Commissioned National Championships Meet Official for a minimum of five years; (2) Be a current USARS member; (3) Be actively involved in USARS programs; (4) Contribute significantly to the advancement of the roller skating sport; (5) Agree in writing to abide by the USARS Code of Ethics and the USARS Electronic Media Policy; complete and (6) Submit a resume, a letter of application for the Board seat.  

AT-LARGE REPRESENTATIVE - One Director shall be elected by the Board of Directors in addition to the one currently serving in this capacity as an At-Large Representative on the Board of Directors.  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.  Qualified candidates shall meet the following requirements: (1) Be a current member of USARS; (2) Possess special knowledge and experience of a technical or business nature or of the professions which could be utilized to improve the management and development of the sport of competitive roller skating; (3) Be actively involved in USARS programs; (4) Agree in writing to abide by the USARS Code of Ethics and the Electronic Media Policy, and (5) sign a participation commitment form and submit a resume and letter of application for a Board seat. 

GRASSROOTS BOARD SEAT - In 2018, one Director shall be elected by the Board of Directors, in addition to the one currently serving in the capacity as a Grassroots Representative on the Board of Directors.  Their purpose is to represent domestic and multi-discipline interests of USARS in terms of funding, management and program administration.  Qualified candidates shall meet the following requirements:  (1) Be a current and three year member of USARS; (2) Possess overall knowledge and experience of the technical aspects of the sport, including but not limited to competitive skating, coaching, various official assignments and administrative experience as a club officer; (3) Be actively involved in USARS programs; (4) Contribute significantly to the advancement of the roller skating sport; (5) Agree in writing to abide by the USARS Code of Ethics and the Electronic Media Policy; and (6) sign a participation agreement form and submit a resume and a letter of  application for a Board seat.

ELECTION PROCESS FOR AT-LARGE AND GRASSROOTS DIRECTORS –All candidates will be certified by the Nominating Committee before being voted upon at the Annual (Fall) Board of Directors Meeting.  Additional candidates may be submitted by the Nominating Committee for consideration by the Board.  Alternate candidates who meet the criteria can also be nominated by the Board.  Should a candidate for both At-Large and Grassroots be elected to the Grassroots position, his or her name would be withdrawn from the list of candidates for the At-Large Director position, and vice versa.  The new directors will assume office following the Annual Meeting of the USARS Board of Directors in the Fall of 2018.

 

Please contact Peggy Young at USA Roller Sports mailto:pyoung@usarollersports.org if you are interested in running for one of these positions.  She will send you a copy of the USA Roller Sports Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Policy, the Electronic Media Policy and a Commitment to Participate form, which must be completed and returned with your letter of interest and resume.

 

Updated 01/12/2018 22:42 CST P.Y.