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Call for Nominations: 2012 Membership Year

The ASBA is currently accepting nominations through June 15, 2011 for positions coming open on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. These nominations will be submitted to the Nominations and Elections Committee to ensure that nominees are qualified under the bylaws. A ballot will be developed for submission to the membership in late summer with the election, and any run-off ballots, completed prior to the Technical Meeting. New officers and directors will assume their positions at the conclusion of the Technical Meeting in December.

Candidates should be committed to the Association and should enthusiastically support its goals and objectives. Nominees should understand that serving as an ASBA leader involves a fair amount of time, effort and expense.

The Board meets three times a year at the Technical Meeting, at the Winter Meeting and, in the summer. Members of the Board are responsible for all travel expenses related to these meetings. Additionally, they must pay meeting registration fees and lodging costs at the Technical Meeting and lodging costs at the Winter Meeting. Also, Executive Committee conference calls are held when the need arises, as are occasional Board conference calls. Board meetings involve substantial pre-meeting preparation and often result in post-meeting assignments. Serving as an officer or director, therefore, involves year-round activity.

To submit a nomination, send the name, company and a brief statement of qualification including both professional experience and Association involvement. You may nominate yourself or someone else. If you are nominating another person, please secure his or her consent before submitting the nomination. All information should be sent to ASBA Call for Nominations, 8480 Baltimore National Pike, #307, Ellicott City, MD 21043, faxed to 410-730-8833 or e-mailed to

Positions coming open for the 2012 membership year include the following:

Presidents of the Tennis, Fields and Supplier Divisions (2-year term for each position): President of each division serves as the CEO of that division, reporting directly to the Chairman of the Board. Division Presidents have numerous responsibilities including soliciting appropriate program topics relating to the members of their division for the Technical Meeting, soliciting articles for Newsline, overseeing the activities of Division committees, maintaining a liaison with related associations, etc. The Tennis and Fields Division Presidents must be Builder members; the Supplier Division President must be a Supplier member.

Directors: One Builder Director position, one Supplier Director position and one Professional Director position - each a three year term, on the Board of Directors will be open for election.

In addition to the specific qualifications for each position on the Board, the bylaws of the Association provide that each director at the time of election and throughout the term shall be a member or an employee or partner of a company which is a member. Under no circumstances may more than one person from the same member company serve as director at the same time, nor shall any person be eligible for election to the Board of Directors if the election of such person would result in more than one director being employed by or a partner of the same member.

Members of the Builder, Supplier and Professional divisions will vote on their respective directors and division presidents.

The ASBA Nominations and Elections Committee has the essential function of soliciting and accepting names of nominees and of determining the eligibility of nominees. In addition, the Chairman of that committee oversees the development of the ballot and the conduct of the election. Information on the role and function of the committee or on the nominations and elections process may be obtained from ASBA headquarters.

For a detailed description of any position, or to obtain more information on serving, call 866-501-2722.   

2011 American Sports Builders Association 

8480 Baltimore National Pike #307 Ellicott City, MD 21043 410-730-9595

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