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January 20, 2012

USAA Announces Call for Director Nominations and Membership Eligibility Requirements - Special Election

Colorado Springs, CO - USA Archery (USAA) has announced that a Special Election will take place to fill a new USAA Board of Directors position (formerly Grassroots - Collegiate Director). There is one USAA Board of Directors position available for 2012 election by specific USAA membership categories as follows:

Grassroots - Non JOAD: Nominations for directorship requires endorsement by a leader of a Non Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) club, in good standing with USAA.

All eligible members are encouraged to review, complete and submit the USAA Board of Director Grassroots (Non JOAD Club) nomination application materials. Click here to download.

For more information, review the summarized sections below from USA Archery's bylaws, or review the complete bylaws by clicking here.

The term of office for the USAA Board of Director Grassroots (Non JOAD Club) is through 2013. 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 focuses on long-term objectives and impacts, while the Chief Executive Officer and staff focus on day-to-day management. 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.

USA Archery Membership Election Requirements

Members are encouraged to visit USAA's Membership Services System, and ensure that they are registered in the correct voting category, and that they have accepted all relevant waivers:

For Membership Services System assistance, contact Chris McCartney at USA Archery: [email protected] 

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.  This special election is expected to take place in spring 2012.

We recommend that Non JOAD clubs check membership status and new USAA Non JOAD club membership be executed by the end of January to ensure spring voting eligibility.

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