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NWBA Seeking Nominations for Open Board of Directors Position

02/28/2016, 7:00pm CST
By Scott Voskovitch, NWBA Board of Directors Secretary and Governance Committee Chairperson

The NWBA Board of Directors has one open position for 2016

The NWBA Board of Directors has one open position, last filled by Gary Venjohn, that is one of the seven board positions that is elected by the voting membership at the Annual Assembly. The Annual Assembly will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 6, at the Galt House Hotel, the headquarters hotel for the 2016 NWBA National Tournament. 

The qualifications and nomination process are below. If you have questions regarding the process of filling the open NWBA Board of Directors position, please contact NWBA Governance Committee Chairperson and Board Secretary Scott Voskovitch by clicking here

The election for the open NWBA Board of Director position will be held in accordance with NWBA Bylaws Article 9, Section 9.4. The Governance Committee shall submit a slate of nominees for Board offices to the Executive Director for publication and distribution to the voting membership at least 30 days prior to the scheduled Annual Assembly. 

The Governance Committee posting shall occur no later than Sunday, March 6 via the NWBA website, located at www.nwba.org. 

All nominations received from the voting membership, as well as the nominations of the Governance committee, shall be closed 30 days prior to the Annual Assembly. No nominations from the floor of the Annual Assembly shall be permitted, except in the circumstance where the Governance Committee fails to submit nominations for a particular Board office. 

The NWBA Bylaws referenced above, are below. 

NWBA Bylaws – Article 7, Section 7.4: Qualifications 
Each director of the Board of Directors must be twenty-five (25) years of age or older. In addition, a director shall: 
.    a)  have the highest personal and professional integrity,
.    b)  have demonstrated exceptional ability and judgment,
.    c)  be effective, in conjunction with the other members of the Board, in collectively serving the long-term interests of the NWBA,
.    d)  possess an understanding of athletic competition and the Paralympic ideals,
.    e) have a high level of experience and capability in Board oversight responsibilities, including in the areas of finance, marketing, fundraising, audit, management, communications, sport, and other challenges that face the NWBA. 

NWBA Bylaws – Article 9, Section 9.4: Elections
At least thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled Annual Assembly, the Governance Committee (see Article Ten of these Bylaws) shall submit a slate of nominees for Board offices to the Executive Director for publication and distribution to the voting membership of the organization. 

The Governance committee shall submit all nominations received from the voting membership, as well as the nominations of the committee. Nominations for board offices shall be closed thirty days prior to the Annual Assembly and no nominations from the floor of the Annual Assembly shall be permitted, except in the circumstance where the Governance Committee fails to submit nominations for a particular Board office. 

At the Annual Assembly, the chair of the Governance Committee, in conjunction with the Executive Director, shall prepare ballots for the voting membership which list all nominees by the Board office for which the candidates were nominated. 

The chair of the Governance Committee, in conjunction with the Executive Director, shall also prepare ballots for any amendment issues that have been submitted as provided in Article Twenty of this document.

The voting membership shall cast their votes for all offices and all amendment issues on a single, secret ballot at the Annual Assembly, and the results shall be tabulated and announced immediately. 

Voting members of the NWBA who cannot attend the Annual Assembly may alternatively request an absentee ballot from the Chair of the Governance Committee.

The request for an absentee ballot must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Assembly. The completed absentee ballot must then be received by the Chair of the Governance at least five (5) days prior to the commencement of the Annual Assembly. Absentee ballots shall be tabulated at the same time as other ballots during the Annual Assembly. 

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