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MakeItHappen

Apr 23, 2010, 1:14 PM
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PSA for USPA Members - Remember June 1 is the deadline to submit your letter of intent to run for the USPA BOD.

It's a volunteer position, that no matter what you do, you will have someone bitching about it, you and USPA.
We need new BOD members. Got questions? Ask me.

You need to send in a letter of intent stating whether you are running for National or Regional Director by June 1, 2010.

See attachment.

It's that easy.

Without the letter of intent, there is no way for you to get on the ballot in November/December.

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Attachments: Letter of intent.pdf (18.3 KB)


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Apr 23, 2010, 3:08 PM
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We need new BOD members.

And the last election indicated that the electorate doesn't agree. Unsure


MakeItHappen

Apr 24, 2010, 7:33 AM
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We need new BOD members.

And the last election indicated that the electorate doesn't agree. Unsure

I don't agree with your assessment of the last election.
I think the strategy used by the group of mostly free-flyers was flawed.
They put too many ND candidates into the field and diluted their effectiveness to obtain votes.
They might have won RD seats easier.

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robinheid  (D 5533)

Apr 25, 2010, 11:15 AM
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We need new BOD members.

And the last election indicated that the electorate doesn't agree. Unsure

I don't agree with your assessment of the last election.
I think the strategy used by the group of mostly free-flyers was flawed.
They put too many ND candidates into the field and diluted their effectiveness to obtain votes.
They might have won RD seats easier.

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+1

Or they shoulda run just 1 or 2 ND candidates last time - MAX, then 1 or 2 this time, etc, to concentrate their voting bloc power.

The underlying dynamic, though, is the power of incumbency in any election in any arena: incumbency generates name recognition which generates votes for the incumbent by voters who are only peripherally aware of what that incumbent is or is not doing on their behalf.

Cool


Jumpdude  (C License)

Apr 25, 2010, 7:45 PM
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I nominate Billy Vance to run for RD in the Southern Region!Smile


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Apr 26, 2010, 1:02 PM
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I nominate Billy Vance to run for RD in the Southern Region!Smile

Jeff,

Your nomination along with a 10% region membership petition will put him on the ballot. You might want to get Billy's consent to serve as well.

It's very difficult to get on the ballot as an RD due to the petition requirement, only 10% of the electorate even bother to vote. The "back door" is to go as a write in, then in the case the existing RD resigns, the is supposed to be the next highest vote getter in the last election. Or when a seat is vacant, everyone's a write in.


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Apr 26, 2010, 1:12 PM
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We need new BOD members.

And the last election indicated that the electorate doesn't agree. Unsure

The last election indicated in my opinion that most of the membership does not vote. Of the 10% who do vote the vast majority are either totally uninformed or base their vote on a picture (and very short bio) written in Parachutist. Well, many probibly vote with less knowledge than that spoon fed them in Parachutist.

I'd vote again for Krisanne Coomes (sp?) for ND were she to run. Then I'm only one vote. Well, actually I had a few members acquiesce their votes to my opinions, so maybe I'm five or ten votes.

Martin


jumpwally  (D License)

Apr 28, 2010, 12:41 PM
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PSA = ?


Skwrl  (C 36419)

Apr 28, 2010, 1:02 PM
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robinheid  (D 5533)

Apr 28, 2010, 5:10 PM
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Public
Service
Announcement

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flyhi  (D License)

May 4, 2010, 6:21 PM
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PSA for USPA Members - Remember June 1 is the deadline to submit your letter of intent to run for the USPA BOD.

Has anyone declared yet?


SStewart  (D 10405)

May 8, 2010, 2:40 AM
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Hey Jan!

Could you please post the number of signatures each regional director candidate is required to have to get on the ballot?

That would be a real eye opener!

The letter of intent is easy, getting the signatures takes a lot of effort.


MakeItHappen

May 9, 2010, 5:07 PM
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Hey Jan!

Could you please post the number of signatures each regional director candidate is required to have to get on the ballot?

That would be a real eye opener!

The letter of intent is easy, getting the signatures takes a lot of effort.

You need 10% of your region's membership roster as of June 1, 2010 and every signature has to have been a member on June 1, 2010.
You'll get that exact number from HQ after June 1.

It is important to note that the member must be a member on June 1, 2010. If they join after June 1, the signature does not count, however they can vote for you later.

You should also collect at least 10% more signatures than you are told you need. This is because some signatures will be invalid: out of region, expired membership, etc.

It is true that in most regions the number of votes a winning RD candidate receives is much less than the 10% number for their region.
But that should not discourage you from getting the sigs to get on the ballot.

In most regions, you can collect the required sigs at one or two DZs in a couple of weekends.

Here's a technique that I'll suggest:

1. Ask a jumper if they are a USPA member in ABC region,
2. If yes, ask them to sign the petition sheet to get Joe Jumper on the ballot for ABC region.

If someone says they are not in the region, politely say thank you very much, but the rules say your sig does not count.
If someone wants a big long expose on the candidate's stance on issues, refer them to some web site with that info and move on to the next jumper.

A RD candidate can also get others to collect sigs for them.
Use your friendship ties to help you get on the ballot.
It really is not that hard to do.
I'll even collect sigs at Perris & Elsinore for anyone that wants to run in the Western region.

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MakeItHappen

May 21, 2010, 3:43 PM
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Only about one more week to send in your letter of intent.

I'll help anyone in any region garner the signatures for your petition to be on the ballot.

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BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jul 19, 2010, 10:31 AM
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I nominate Billy Vance to run for RD in the Southern Region!Smile

Jeff,

Your nomination along with a 10% region membership petition will put him on the ballot. You might want to get Billy's consent to serve as well.

It's very difficult to get on the ballot as an RD due to the petition requirement, only 10% of the electorate even bother to vote. The "back door" is to go as a write in, then in the case the existing RD resigns, the is supposed to be the next highest vote getter in the last election. Or when a seat is vacant, everyone's a write in.

I would have to respectfully decline the nomination. As inviting and enticing as it is, I think it would be impossible for me to remain unbiased towards certain individuals or a certain DZ in my region, and therefore, cause headaches for USPA. Tongue

I can do much more as I am right now. Wink


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Jul 19, 2010, 6:30 PM
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Follow the "Letter of the BSR" for all and no such head aches.

Matt



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