WFDF – 2016 Election Announcement

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WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2016 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by Friday, November 4, 2016.  The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2016, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2016. Results should be announced by December 31, 2016 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.

The following positions are open for election for 2-year terms commencing on January 1, 2017 and concluding December 31, 2018:

•    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 8 continuing Directors to form the 14 person WFDF Board. Information regarding the responsibilities of the Board of Directors can be found here on the WFDF web site.

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)
•    Rules Subcommittee Chair (2 year term)
•    Championships Subcommittee Chair (manages play issues, eligibility, scheduling, formats, event cycles) (2 year term)

Election Policy and Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee will conduct the election according to the WFDF Election Policy Version 7.3, which can be found here on the WFDF web site.

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 and Volker Bernardi at ed@wfdf.org by no later than October 31, 2016.

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 7.3 (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. Candidates also will be asked to complete the Conlict of Interest form.

Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by Friday, November 4, 2016.

Nominations should be sent to:  WFDF_NomCom@yahoogroups.com with a copy to ed@wfdf.org. You may be nominated for more than one position.

WFDF Election Process

The 2016 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, 2016 and to conclude thirty days from the start date.  The Nominating Committee will announce results by December 31, 2016 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 2016 Elections means the member must have completed its 2016 Census Report and paid its 2016 Membership dues by no later than November 15, 2016.
Current WFDF Board

The current WFDF Board, including those Directors who will continue terms through to the end of 2016 and 2017, is listed here.

If you have any questions or for obtaining the election nomination form, please contact Volker Bernardi, Executive Director.