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June 09, 2011

Call for Director Nominations and Membership Voting Eligibility Requirements

CALL FOR DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS + MEMBERSHIP VOTING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

USAA Board of Director nominations and USAA membership category and voting eligibility requirements information.

USA Archery Board of Directors

USA Archery invites nomination applications for positions on the Board of Directors.  All eligible members are encouraged to review, complete and submit the USAA Board of Directors nomination application materials.   USAA Board of Directors - nomination application materials 

For more information, review the summarized sections below from USAA's bylaws or review the complete USAA Bylaws:  http://assets.usoc.org/assets/documents/attached_file/filename/27945/USAA_Bylaws_07-8-2010.pdf

The term of office for a USAA Board of Director is four years. The USAA Board of Directors shall represent the interests of the archery community for USAA in the United States and its athletes by providing USAA with policy, guidance and strategic direction. The Board oversees the management of USAA and its affairs, but it does not manage the USAA. The Board shall focus on long-term objectives and impacts rather than on day-to-day management, empowering the Chief Executive Officer to manage a staff-driven organization with effective Board oversight. In addition, the Board performs the following specific functions, among others:

  • implements procedures to orient new Board directors, to educate all directors on the business and governance affairs of USAA, and to evaluate Board performance;
  • selects, compensates, and evaluates the Chief Executive Officer and plans for management succession;
  • reviews and approves USAA's strategic plan and the annual operating plans, budget, business plans, and corporate performance;
  • sets policy and provides guidance and strategic direction to management on significant issues facing USAA;
  • reviews and approves significant corporate actions;
  • oversees the financial reporting process, communications with stakeholders, and USAA's legal and regulatory compliance program;
  • oversees effective corporate governance;
  • approves capital structure, financial strategies, borrowing commitments, and long-range financial planning;
  • reviews and approves financial statements, annual reports, audit and control policies, and, upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee, selects independent auditors;
  • monitors to determine whether USAA's assets are being properly protected;
  • monitors USAA's compliance with laws and regulations and the performance of its broader responsibilities; and
  • ensures that the Board and management are properly structured and prepared to act in case of an unforeseen corporate crisis.

There are three USAA Board of Director position for 2011 election by specific USA Archery membership categories:

  1. Judge - Must be a USA Archery Judge in good standing.
  2. At Large - No affiliation, At large or un assigned category.
  3. Grassroots - JOAD - Nominations for directorship requires endorsement by a leader of a Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) club in good standing with the USAA.

The Nominating and Governance committee will also manage the selection of an Independent director per USAA Bylaws procedure.

USA Archery Membership Election Requirements

Members are encourage to "go online" to the USA Archery's Membership Management System to verify membership and assign their voting category: https://webpoint.usarchery.org/wp15/IntraLock/Login.asp

For membership system assistance contact the USA Archery, Kim Bartkowski:  kbartkowski@usarchery.org 

USA Archery members must be citizens of the United States and be eighteen years of age or older to vote.   USA Archery membership and membership category selection is required a minimum of 60 days prior to the balloting.  The casting of votes for the BOD terms beginning in 2012 is projected to take place in October of 2011.

"USA Archery membership is encouraged to become actively involved in USA Archery.  Please consider applying for USAA Board of Directors nomination, as well as committee and task force service, instructor and coach certification, club leadership and becoming a judge, now and in the future."  Bob Pian, USAA Nominating and Governance Committee.

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