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Nominations open for SFBACC board positions, general meeting March 31, 2011

Hello Bay Area Curlers,

This has been a very busy and productive year for our club with a large number of volunteers giving their time and energy to make it all work. I can't thank you all enough.

I would especially like to thank all the current members of the SFBACC board of directors for their hard work in the past year.
The current board is:


Brent Halpenny President president@bayareacurling.com whose term expires March 2012.

Brian Zaitz Vice-President vp@bayareacurling.com who stepped up from his at-large position, fulfilling the term of Nikki Larrabure who's term is expiring.

Greg Wollenman Secretary/Treasurer treasurer@bayareacurling.com who has been an interim member since the fall, fulfilling the term of Matthew David (who also stepped in to help with a vacancy). As per club bylaws this position must now be filled by election.

At large members:

Thomas Vogelsang thomas@bayareacurling.com whose term is expiring.

Mark Valade markvalade@bayareacurling.com who has been an interim member since June, fulfilling the term of Brian Zaitz which is expiring.

Davinna Ohlson davinna@bayareacurling.com whose term expires March 2012.

Wes Seeger wes@bayareacurling.com whose term expires March 2012.

So we have the following positions open:

2 At Large Director seats need to be elected holding terms until March 2013.

Vice President which will expire in March 2013.
Secretary/Treasurer which will expire in March 2013.

All positions are for 2 year terms. All positions are on a volunteer basis.

The secretary/treasurer position maintains financial books for the club, paying bills as necessary. Taxes, membership lists & payments, etc all fall into this category. Other club members have stepped in to help with some areas and outside help has been used as necessary.

All other positions are part of the overall team, dividing up the wide assortment of tasks the club has undertaken, including publicity, corporate events, lessons, leagues, competitive events, social activities and on and on. In many cases the board members are liaisons with the club members who have volunteered their time to run some of these activities.

The VP undertakes tasks in the same way other directors do but also has the responsibility to organize & run meetings or otherwise fulfill duties of the president in the absence of the president.

For more information please contact election@bayareacurling.com or the board members themselves if you want more direct feedback.

Since 2006 the board has striven to keep a balance and input from new curlers, long time curlers, recreational and competitive curlers. We have also striven to balance input from the various curling sites - of which there are now three.

When is the vote and annual meeting? Thursday March 31, 2011. The meeting shall be at Sharks Ice at San Jose at 7:30 pm. Please note we have been holding our votes electronically and details will be sent to all members by our returning officer. Also note that voting in person will be held the evening of March 31, 2011.

When do nominations close? 11:59 pm, February 28, 2011. Nominations can be forwarded to the returning officer at election@bayareacurling.com. If you are nominating a current board member please contact them at their email address provided to confirm they wish to run again. If you wish to nominate another individual, please contact them and confirm they wish to run. If you need their contact information contact election@bayareacurling.com. Note that one can self nominate for a position and a person may run for multiple positions with the highest winning position being the role assumed.

Who can vote? Anyone who purchases a club membership by 8 pm, March 31, 2011. If you desire a membership sign up through the membership signup form or contact membership@bayareacurling.com.

Please feel free to tell others about this announcement.

Speaking on behalf of the current Board of Directors, we would like to thank all of the curlers who volunteer so much of their time and energy to make this club so successful. We look forward to candidates stepping forward to run for these positions and helping this club to grow. There's no doubt this is an exciting time for our club!

Good curling and ...

Keep your brooms on the ice,
Brent Halpenny
SFBACC President
CA cell 510-472-0168
SK cell 306-370-2111