BCA Seeks Candidates for Board of Directors Seats

The Billiard Congress of America (BCA) announces a call for nominations for Board of Directors seats for the 2015-2016 Board year.  The 2015 Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations for a total of two (2) available Board seats.  The two seats are in the Category 1 (Manufacturer/Distributor) category.
BCA members can nominate themselves or a colleague for these positions. Candidates for the Board seats must be current members of the BCA, be designated as the representative for the member company and qualify in the appropriate member category.  The following are the open positions available on the BCA Board:
Manufacturer/Distributor Seats - Candidates must qualify as a manufacturer or distributor to apply for the Manufacturer/Distributor Seats.  This means the organization the candidate represents is a licensed business entity with its principle business in the manufacture or wholesale distribution of billiard equipment or accessories.  These seats are for three-year terms. 
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 Friday, June 19, 2015.
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 manager, at shane@bca-pool.com.  Those who are nominated will receive a Candidate Data Form via e-mail no later than the next business day.  The form is also available for download.
The nomination should include a message stating the candidate name, title, company and complete contact information (including e-mail address).
The Candidate Data Form must be completed by the candidate and returned by 5:00 p.m. MDT, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in order to be considered for a position.
Completed forms should be returned to Shane Tyree, BCA membership and communications manager, at shane@bca-pool.com or via fax at 303-243-5075.