Monday, August 12, 2013

Solicitation for SL™ Surfing Association Board of Director Positions

As announced by the SL™Surfing Association today, the current Board of Directors is soliciting applications for soon to be open Board Positions.

As per the SLSA Constitution, we will be having a General Election to fill Board of Director positions. The election is scheduled to be held on August 31st, 2013

If you would like to help keep your SLSA running, please consider standing for election as an SLSA director. As with all Director positions, the term duration will be 6 months, in these cases from August 31st 2013 until February 28th 2014. Applications should be turned in between August 12th and August 26th.

If you wish to stand as a director, please create a note-card (IM's cannot be accepted) in-world, stating: your name, your willingness and ability to serve a full term, any affiliations of team, product or sim ownership, and a paragraph or two outlining your background, and your vision for the SLSA.

Send the note-card to all of the current sitting directors; Dax Kona ( 13Kuiz00) ,Petra(petra.xaris) , Dax Verlaine(dax.verlaine), Nico (nicolette1nico2nikki), Alvero (ignacio.pevensey)

Director eligibility is outlined in the following excerpt from the SLSA Constitution:

"2.2. SLSA Director Eligibility
Any individual who is a current member of SLSA and who is an eligible voter is eligible to hold office as a Director of the SLSA Board, within the following rule(s):

2.2.1. Not more than two (2) representatives from the same surf team (as defined in section 1.5.8) the same surf product vendor company (product developers, not affiliate sellers) the same surf sim(s) ownership group (sim owners, not sim renters)shall be Directors of the SLSA Board at any single time. Candidates will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis for this election condition. (e.g.,Continuing Director A is Surf Team X, Candidate B and Candidate C are also Surf Team X, then Candidate B would be accepted as a nominee if their application was received first, Candidate C’s nomination would not be accepted) A current SLSA member who is not an eligible voter may petition the board for the privilege of running for a Director seat. Their petition must state why their candidacy would be a benefit to the SLSA. If the board unanimously agrees that it is in the best interest of the SLSA the eligible voter requirement may be waived. This will be on a case-by-case basis and does not imply an endorsement of the particular candidate.

2.2.2. General Election Candidates shall apply in writing to all members of the standing board of directors (via note-card, IM’s are not admissible) not more than 21 days and not less than 14 days prior to an election. Candidate Applications must state their willingness and ability to serve their full 6 month term and must also state any team, product or Sim affiliations as defined in through

2.2.3. By-Election Candidates shall apply in writing to all members of the standing board of directors (via note-card, (IM’s are not admissible) not less than 2 days prior to an election, stating their team, product and sim affiliations as defined in through"

The SLSA is an associate by and for it's members.  If you have the interest and time to help represent the membership, please consider throwing your hat in the ring.

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