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NWBA Annual Congress Announced For Colorado Springs

02/28/2018, 5:30pm CST
By Pasha Zolfaghari

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – The National Wheelchair Basketball Association announced that it will hold the first NWBA Annual Congress at the Cheyenne Conference Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, June 14-17. All NWBA members have an opportunity to attend. Registration for the Annual Congress will open on March 18.

The Annual Congress was developed based on the feedback from members in the 2016-17 season survey. During the Congress, ample time has been scheduled for members to discuss key items within the respective Divisions. Divisional leaders will also have an opportunity to discuss their guidelines with the Board of Directors.

The NWBA Annual Meeting is set for Saturday, June 16, and features:

  • Annual State of the NWBA Address
  • Proposed NWBA Bylaw Amendments
  • Any Board of Director Elections

The deadline for Bylaw amendment proposals is to be received by the NWBA no later than Sunday, March 18 at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard time. Please click the link at the bottom of this article for the NWBA Bylaw Amendment Form.

NWBA Bylaw Amendment Forms must be sent to:

Anthony Bartkowski

NWBA Executive Director

NWBA, 1130 Elkton Dr., Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

The concept of the Annual Congress is to provide members an opportunity to attend a variety of best practice seminars that are pertinent to the overall development for the member and the NWBA. These sessions will be led by experts in their respective field. Furthermore, the NWBA will conduct round table discussions that are led by NWBA members to share their knowledge of how they have overcome obstacles and are successful in their community for marketing, fundraising, team management, tournament operations, etc.

A keynote speaker will highlight the Annual Congress on topics that are pertinent to the development of members and the NWBA. The schedule will also provide opportunities for members to get together socially and develop camaraderie. Saturday evening will provide attendees an opportunity to see Colorado Springs or attend a training session of the 2018 U.S. Men’s World Championships team.

On Sunday, June 17, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a social golf outing prior to departure. The fee for the golf outing is $150 per person, which includes golf, cart, and participant gift.

The hotel rate for members is $169 per night plus tax. The registration fee for the event will be announced on Sunday, March 18 when the registration opens.

Set at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort features a diverse selection of recreational facilities, leisure activities and youth programs that embody Colorado's active spirit. Whether it's enjoying a round of golf on the newly renovated Pete Dye championship course, splashing in the 35-acre beachfront private lake or resort pools, perfecting your tennis swing or dining al fresco, The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort provides the ideal setting and experiences to enjoy the many pleasures of living in Colorado.


Important Dates:

March 1 – Official Notice of NWBA Annual Congress

March 18 – NWBA Proposed Bylaw Amendments Received by NWBA

March 18 – Slate of Open Positions for NWBA Board of Directors Announced

March 18 – Registration for NWBA Annual Congress Opens

April 17 – NWBA Posts and Emails Members Proposed Bylaws

April 17 – NWBA Announces Slate of Members Running for Board of Directors

May 2 – NWBA Announces Ballot of Proposed Amendments and Candidates for Board of Directors

May 17 – All requests for Absentee Ballots must be received in writing to the NWBA Executive Director

June 2 – All absentee ballots must be received by the NWBA Governance Committee Chairperson

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