WESTERN PA. DIVISION of the U. S. Fencing Assoc.

 

2014 EXEC. COMMITTEE ELECTIONS AND ANNUAL MEETING

The 2014 Nominating Committee is currently receiving the names of people who wish to run for the posts of Secretary and 2nd Vice Chair on the WPD Executive Committee.

These positions will be for a 2-year term beginning with the 2014 – 2015 fencing season. Additional information, about the duties for these posts, can be found at the bottom of this announcement.

The members of the 2014 Nominating Committee are:

Julie Poletta    EnGarde Fencing Club          jpolletta@radeletmccarthy.com

Mike Opferman  Pittsburgh Fencing Assoc.  mike73jen1@gmail.com

Paul Caputo        IUP Fencing Club               p.m.caputo@iup.edu

The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing candidates’ qualifications and deciding who to recommend for each open post.

The names of those individuals will then be put on the official ballot for this year’s elections, which will be held during the WPD Annual Meeting at 1PM on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill (additional election details will be sent shortly).

The Nominating Committee will use a list provided by the USFA to determine candidate and voter eligibility.

Note:  Although the Nominating Committee will recommend candidates for the “official slate”, a potential candidate doesn’t have to be recommended by the Nominating Committee in order to be elected.

Any eligible voter can recommend, and vote for, an “alternate” candidate. Alternate candidates can be recommended when voting takes place at the annual meeting.  People have been elected for WPD posts in the past, using this “alternate candidate” route.

If you are interested in running for one of these posts, please contact one of the above people on the Nominating Committee, by Friday, June 20, 2014, and provide them with a brief description of the experience (fencing-related and otherwise) that you would bring to your post.

The Nominating Committee will receive the names of potential candidates up until June 20th and will make their recommendations shortly after that date.

 

SEE THE “NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS” PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE POSTS THAT ARE UP FOR ELECTION.

 

 

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HOSTING TOURNAMENTS

The W. Pa. Divison Executive Committee is asking clubs that wish to host meets, for the 2014 – 2015 fencing season, to send their meet sanctioning requests on a timely basis to WPD Chair, Nathan Forbes (contact info below).

Meets will be posted on the “Events” page as they are approved / sanctioned by the WPD Executive Committee.  (Each listing will have a link to its posting on askFRED.net, where you can find more details about the event and how to pre-register.)

 

 

 

 

 

2013-2014 Executive Committee

Nathan Forbes, Chair, nathanjayforbes@gmail.com
Storm Walden, 1st Vice Chair, swalden@alumni.cmu.edu
Erik Blank, 2nd Vice Chair, erik_blank@yahoo.com
Renee Weiss, Secretary, rjo_weiss@yahoo.com
Deb Theriault, Treasurer,
dtheriault@windstream.net

If you wish to receive e-mail announcements for W. Pa. Division news and events, please email Deb Theriault at dtheriault@windstream.net to be put on distribition.

 

(This page last updated 6/10/14)

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