World Flying Disc Federation – 2019 Election Announcement

In News, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

Overview: WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled and committed candidates for its 2019 Elections. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by November 7, 2019. The target date for the start of the elections is November 15, 2019, with a targeted end date of December 15, 2019. Results should be announced by December 31, 2019 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates. The following positions are open for election for 2-year terms commencing on January 1, 2020 and concluding December 31, 2021.

Board positions

  • Treasurer (2 year term)
  • Ultimate Committee Chair (2 year term)
  • Freestyle Chair (2 year term)
  • SOTG Chair (2 year term)

The following positions will be appointed by the Board of Directors:

  • Medical chair (to be appointed by Board)
  • At-Large Board member (to be appointed by the Board)

The successful candidates will join the continuing Directors to form the 18 person WFDF Board in addition to the Continental Representatives as nominated by their Continental Association and the at-large Board members as appointed by the Board. Information regarding the responsibilities of the Board of Directors can be found 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):

  • Events Subcommittee Chair (2 year term)

Election Policy and Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee will conduct the election according to the WFDF Election Policy 9.0, which can be found on the WFDF web site here.

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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 [email protected] and/or Volker Bernardi at [email protected] by no later than November 10, 2019.

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 in Good Standing. All interested candidates must review Section 10a of Election Policy 9.0 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, 2019.

Nominations should be sent to: [email protected] with a mandatory copy to [email protected]. You may be nominated for more than one position.

WFDF Election Process

The 2019 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, 2019 and to conclude thirty days from the start date. The Nominating Committee will announce results by December 31, 2019 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 2019 Elections means the member must have completed its 2019 Census Report and paid its 2019 Membership dues by no later than November 15, 2019.

Current WFDF Board

The current WFDF Board, including those Directors who will continue terms through to the end of 2019, is listed here.

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

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Author: WFDF