World Flying Disc Federation – 2014 Election Announcement

In Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF


WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2014 Elections.  Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2014.  The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2014, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2014. Results should be announced by December 31, 2014 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.

The following positions are open for election for 2-year terms commencing on January 1, 2015 and concluding December 31, 2016:


·         President (2 year term)

·         Guts Chair (2 year term)

·         Overall Committee Chair (2 year term)

·         Disc Golf chair (2 year term)

·         Beach Ultimate Chair (2 year term)

·         Director At Large (2 year term)


The successful candidates will join seven continuing Directors to form the 13 person WFDF Board, in addition to the non-voting representative of the Athlete`s Commission. Information regarding the responsibilities of the Board of Directors can be found on the WFDF web site at:


WFDF also is seeking Sub-Committee Chairs of the Ultimate Committee for the following positions (note these are NOT Board level positions):


·         Ultimate Committee Deputy Chair (2 year term)

·         Ultimate Championships Subcommittee Chair (play issues, eligibility, scheduling, formats, event cycles) (2 year term)

·         Ultimate Rules Subcommittee Chair (2 year term)


Election Policy and Nominating Committee


The Nominating Committee will conduct the election according to the WFDF Election Policy 7.2, which can be found on the WFDF web site at:


For this year’s election, WFDF Secretary Thomas Griesbaum will serve as Nominating Committee Chair and WFDF Executive Director Volker Bernardi will serve as the Administrator. Two additional candidates for the position of scrutineer are also being sought.  Duties of the Nominating Committee are outlined in the Election Policy.


If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please send an email to Thomas Griesbaum at secretary(at)wfdf(dot)org and/or Volker Bernardi at volker(dot)bernardi(at)wfdf(dot)org by no later than October 31, 2014.


Nomination Procedure


To apply to be a candidate, you must complete the WFDF Board of Directors Nomination Form and obtain an endorsement from a WFDF National Member or Organisational Member in Good Standing.  All interested candidates must review Section 10a of Election Policy 7.2 (page 5) prior to submitting a Nomination Form. Samples of these documents can be found in Appendix 1 and 2 of the WFDF Election Policy.


Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2014.  Nominations should be sent to:  WFDF(underscore)NomCom(at)yahoogroups(dot)com. You may be nominated for more than one position.


WFDF Election Process


The 2014 Election will be conducted on-line via a voting form using the Single Transferable Vote methodology. National and Disc Sport Organizational members will be sent a link to the voting form directly. The Election is currently targeted to begin no earlier than November 15, 2014 and to conclude thirty days from the start date.  The Nominating Committee will announce results by December 31, 2014 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.


Only WFDF Members in Good Standing may vote in the elections. For a member to be in good standing for the purposes of the 2014 Elections means the member must have completed its 2014 Census Report and paid its 2014 Membership dues by no later than November 15, 2014.


Current WFDF Board


The current WFDF Board, including those Directors who will continue terms through to the end of 2014, is listed here:


If you have any questions, please contact Volker Bernardi, Executive Director, at [email protected].


Thomas Griesbaum

WFDF Secretary

Chair of the Nominating Committee


Election nomination form 2014 – pdf

Election nomination form 2014 – doc

Conflict of Interest form – pdf

Conflict of Interest – doc