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USBA ELECTION! NOMINATION PERIOD BEGINS ON MAY 1

The USBA four-year election cycle is upon us. All 7 positions on the Board of Directors are open for election. The new board, once elected, will select one of the board members to be the President and Chairman of the Board.

The nomination period begins on May 1, 2022 and runs until and including May 31, 2022.

Board membership requires participation in policy-making decisions, promotional efforts, sponsorship efforts, tournament planning and more. Directors must be USBA members in good standing. If you are interested or would like to nominate a worthy member, please provide the following information in an email to secretary [AT] usba [DOT] net

 

  • Nominee Name:
  • Nominee Contact Information (phone or email)
  • Your Name (if different):
  • If you are not the Nominee, is the
  • Nominee aware that you have proposed his/her name?

 

The person making the nomination must identify himself or herself in the email. There are no anonymous nominations.

A person making a nomination must be a member in good standing of the USBA at the time he or she makes the nomination.

A person being nominated must be a member in good standing of the USBA at the time he or she is nominated.

Membership status can be checked on the website in the Members Area. If you cannot log in to the Members Area, most likely your membership is not valid. Any questions about membership should be directed to secretary [AT] usba [DOT] net.

A member may nominate no more than 7 persons. If a member nominates more than 7 persons, only the first 7 listed or made will be counted.

The USBA Secretary will review all nominations immediately after the nomination period to determine whether the nomination was proper and timely. A Nominee must agree to run as a candidate.

After the nomination period, the Board of Directors will establish the rules for the election, which will occur later this year. It is currently anticipated that the election will occur digitally beginning July 1, 2022. All USBA members in good standing on that date are eligible to vote.

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USBA Rules of Conduct for all Board Members and its Officers

1) All USBA Board Members and its Officers shall not wilfully engage in any behaviour that is detrimental to the image of the USBA including:

a) behaviour at USBA Tournaments
b) behaviour at non-USBA Tournaments
c) behaviour in public at billiard-related events or gatherings

Any infraction at these aforementioned venues must be egregious; that is, it must be something serious. For example, getting upset because you missed a shot is not serious. But yelling at your opponent because they just defeated you is not acceptable. If your opponent cheated, for example, and you have a brief exchange with him/her, that might not be something that is out of the norm. That can happen with anybody. But as a Director or Officer, you must be able to keep it from getting out of control.

2) Any communication made without the permission of an Officer of the USBA or the USBA Board, public or private, that jeopardizes a sponsorship or agreement between the USBA and another company, or hurts the image of the USBA, including posts made on any public forum, such as AZ Billiards Carom Forum; phone calls; emails; etc., is an infraction of these Rules of Conduct.

3) While the Board is in discussion, whether on the Board Forum, through emails, on a teleconference or in person, all Board Members will treat each other with respect. Disagreement is normal and arguing is normal. But personal attacks are not permitted. If a Board Member of Officer gets blatantly out of hand, it is an infraction of these Rules of Conduct.

Depending on the severity of the infraction, the Board Member or Officer will be suspended for a minimum of 30 days. If the infraction is very serious, the member can be terminated. Multiple infractions are grounds for immediate termination. If the offender is not an Officer, the President can make the decision regarding suspension or termination. This can be overridden by the Board if the Board feels that the President is out of line. If the offender is an Officer, then the Board will make the decision whether to suspend or terminate the Officer.

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