BCA Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors Seats

Broomfield, Colo. - March 12, 2010 - The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) announces a call for nominations for Board of Directors seats for the 2010-2011 Board year.  The 2010 Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for a total of six (6) available Board seats - four (4) in the Manufacturer/Distributor category, one (1) in the Retailer category and one (1) in the Room Operator category.

BCA members can nominate themselves or a colleague for these positions. Candidates for the Board seats must be current members of the BCA and qualify in the appropriate member category.  The following are the open positions available on the BCA Board:
  • Manufacturer/Distributor Seat - Candidates must qualify as a manufacturer or distributor to apply for the Manufacturer/Distributor Seat.  This means the organization the candidate represents is a licensed business entity primarily engaged in the manufacture or wholesale distribution of billiard equipment or accessories.  These seats are for three-year terms. 
  • Retailer Seat - Candidates must qualify as a retailer to apply for the Retailer Seat.  This means that the organization the candidate represents must be a licensed business entity engaged in the selling of billiard equipment or billiard accessories from an established, publicly known place of business.  This seat is for a three-year term.
  • Room Operator Seat - Candidates must qualify as a room operator or league operator to apply for the Room Operator Seat.  This means that the organization the candidate represents must be a licensed business entity operating an establishment where billiards are played or a licensed business entity operating a billiards league or league system.  This seat is for a three-year term.
The process the committee will use in making these appointments is as follows:  In order to select the best candidates, the decision will be based on the needs of the organization and the information provided by potential candidates. Each nominee will be provided a Candidate Data Form that is designed to allow candidates to tell the committee why they are the best candidate for the position at this time.  All candidates are required to complete all five sections of this candidate data form. 

The Candidate Data Form is comprised of sections that ask specific questions about the candidates:
BCA Member Status
Billiards Industry Volunteer Experience
Professional Job Experience and Responsibilities
Potential Contributions to the BCA and Committee Interest
Vision for BCA
Consent to Run and Serve by Member Entity
Indication of Willingness to Follow BCA Policies and Procedures
The nominating committee will review the forms, follow up with phone interviews if necessary and propose a slate of candidates for all open positions.  The committee will then notify the BCA secretary, in writing, of the names of the candidates. All candidates will be contacted as to whether they have been slated or not by Thursday, May 20, 2010. Candidates unsuccessful in being slated will be asked if they want to contribute to the organization in other ways, such as through committee participation. 

Candidates interested in running or those wishing to nominate a candidate should contact Shane Tyree, BCA membership and communications coordinator, at shane@bca-pool.com to let the BCA know of your intentions by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 8, 2010.  Those who are nominated will receive a Candidate Date Form via e-mail no later than the next business day.  The form is also available for download as a PDF file on the BCA Web site at: http://www.bca.affiniscape.com/associations/7744/files/BCA_CandidateDataForm_2010BODElection.pdf.

The nomination should include a message stating the candidate name, title, company and complete contact information (including e-mail address) along with a message identifying the position to which the person is being nominated. 

The Candidate Data Form must be completed and returned by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in order to be considered for a position.  Completed forms should returned to Shane Tyree, BCA membership and communications coordinator, at shane@bca-pool.com or via fax at 303.243.5075.