posted on January 02, 2018 00:00
FRA Seeks Volunteers for
FRA Board of Directors
January 2, 2018 - Florida
If you are interested in being put into consideration
for nomination to be on the 2018 FRA Board election ballot please
submit your bio information to the FRA at email@example.com, sometime between January 2-31, 2018.
The FRA (Florida Racquetball Association, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3)
not-for-profit Florida corporation organized to promote, manage, and
support Florida racquetball, and to design and implement procedures and
guidelines for the benefit of the FRA membership. All
Board members are non-compensated volunteers that are elected by the active FRA
membership for three year terms.
The active elected Board members that comprise the executive committee of
President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer have specific
organizational responsibilities and are elected by the
majority vote of the active Board members, as per
the organizational bylaws.
All FRA Board members have numerous responsibilities based on
interests, talents, and organizational needs. Some of these
responsibilities include: tournament director roles;
membership promotion; event sanctioning; certified referee
program; USAR liaison; rules consulting; feature
article writing; media consulting; photography
contributions; fielding membership questions; marketing;
coordination with other sanctioning entities in Florida; website
management; membership communications; player
awards research; clinic and camp promotions; women's racquetball
advisory roles; junior racquetball advisory
roles; FRA archival functions; reporting on national and world
racquetball events, etc.
A desirable candidate needs to be a full-time resident of Florida, an
FRA/USAR member, and a racquetball enthusiast willing to volunteer much time,
ideas, and effort toward a teamwork approach of promoting, supporting, and
improving racquetball in Florida all throughout the year. Board
members are also expected to make every effort to attend and participate in the
four Board meetings annually, the one annual membership meeting, and
to support or assist with the three main FRA annual tournaments
-- State Singles, Florida Open, and State Doubles.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of volunteering your
time for a three year term commitment, please submit a Letter of Interest
(LOI) and a standard digital head and shoulders publicity photo of yourself via
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2018. The
LOI should be an attached file, either an MS Word or Adobe PDF
document. The LOI needs to highlight your interests, talents,
skills, time availability, and voluntary contributions you might be able
to offer to promote, support, and improve racquetball in Florida.
In the LOI, you may also want to include any history you have
of contributing successfully to the FRA in the past or any other
racquetball organizations (with references). Or, you might
also provide a list of the Florida (or other)
tournaments, clinics, or events that you have either participated in,
conducted, or supported over the last several years. The LOI
should be a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 400 words
and needs to include your contact information, including full name,
telephone numbers, mailing address, and e-mail address.
Also, those who do become Board members must submit to an FBI
background check every 2 years. The
Board member must also complete a SafeSport online exercise mandated by the US
Olympic Committee, and complete SafeSport continuing education every 2 years.
For those enthusiasts that cannot make a three year commitment to being a Board
member, there are ways of contributing on a much smaller
scale. At times the Board will call on non-Board member
racquetball volunteers to assist the FRA or to be involved with membership
feedback or advisory groups.
1 - Official Letters of Interest (LOI's) and accompanying
digital photos must be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com anytime from January 2-31, 2018, even if
you have informally stated your interest in the past or are an active Board
member at the end of their term.
2 - All persons submitting valid LOI's will be notified by the
FRA within five business days of submission that your LOI has been
received in good order. If you do not receive confirmation,
please re-contact the FRA.
3 - Then during the period from February 1-15, 2018, the entire current Board
will review all LOI submissions and have an opportunity to communicate
with the persons submitting the LOI's (if necessary). The Board will
then deliberate and vote on a simple majority basis to approve each
potential official ballot nominee (if any) for the upcoming 2018
election as per the organizational bylaws.
4 - The Board's final approved ballot and the official 2018 online
election procedures will be publically posted on the FRA website
by February 20, 2018.
5 - If there are approved applicants and a proper ballot, and if a
general election is to be held, all general membership voting will be
accepted from February 20 through March 18, 2018. To qualify to vote, you must be a full-time Florida resident, have and keep an official Florida address on your USAR membership records, and you must be an active USAR/FRA indoor racquetball member as of January 1, 2018. If there is only one candidate on the
approved ballot, a membership election will not be necessary since the
candidate would be accepted by default. If the number of candidates on
the approved ballot is equal to or less than the amount of approvable Board
openings, a membership election is also not necessary since all ballot members
would be accepted.
6 - Results of the FRA Board member election (if applicable) will be posted
on the FRA website by March 31, 2018.
Any new terms will be from March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2021.
To submit your information, please contact the FRA:
Florida Racquetball Association, Inc.