Call for BCA Board of Directors Nominations
You can take part in setting the long-term direction of the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) by serving on the BCA Board of Directors. The 2009 Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for a total of seven (7) available Board seats – six (6) in the Manufacturer/Distributor category and one (1) in the Room Operator category.
BCA members can nominate themselves or a colleague for these positions. Candidates for the Board seats must be current members of the BCA and qualify in the appropriate member category.
The following are the open positions available on the BCA Board:
Manufacturer/Distributor Seat – You must qualify as a manufacturer or distributor to apply for the Manufacturer/Distributor Seat. This means the organization you represent is licensed business entity primarily engaged in the manufacture or wholesale distribution of billiard equipment or accessories. Four of the seats are for three-year terms, one seat is for a two-year term and one seat is for a one-year term.
Room Operator Seat – You must qualify as a room operator or league operator to apply for the Room Operator Seat. This means that you must be a licensed business entity operating an establishment where billiards are played or a licensed business entity operating a billiards league or league system. This seat is for a two-year term.
The process the committee will use in making these appointments is as follows:
In order to select the best candidates, the decision will be based on the needs of the organization and the information provided by potential candidates. Each nominee will be provided a Candidate Data Form that is designed to allow candidates to tell the committee why they are the best candidate for the position at this time. All candidates are required to complete all five sections of this candidate data form.
The Candidate Data Form is comprised of sections that ask specific questions about the candidates:
BCA Member Status
Billiards Industry Volunteer Experience
Professional Job Experience and Responsibilities
Potential Contributions to the BCA and Committee Interest
Vision for BCA
Consent to Run and Serve by Member Entity
Indication of Willingness to Follow BCA Policies and Procedures
The nominating committee will review the forms, follow up with phone interviews if necessary and propose a slate of candidates for all open positions. The committee will then notify the BCA secretary, in writing, of the names of the candidates. All candidates will be contacted as to whether they have been slated or not by Monday, May 4, 2009. Candidates unsuccessful in being slated will be asked if they want to contribute to the organization in other ways, such as through committee participation.
If you are interested in running or wish to nominate a candidate, please e-mail Robin Dahlen, BCA managing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let the BCA know of your intentions by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 15, 2009. Those who are nominated will receive a Candidate Data Form via e-mail no later than the next business day. The form is also available for download as a PDF file on the BCA Web site.
Your nomination should include a message stating the candidate name, title, company and complete contact information (including e-mail address) along with a message identifying the position to which the person is being nominated.
The Candidate Data Form must also be completed and returned by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in order to be considered for a position. Please return your completed form to Robin Dahlen, BCA managing director, at email@example.com or via fax at 404.240.0998.