Get Your Vote On
The 2014 PDGA Elections have begun and will run the entire month of July. During the first week of July, all current members for whom the PDGA has an email address on file will receive an email from Intelliscan, Inc. with voting instructions and a link to their individual ballot. If we do not have an email address on file for the member, or the first email bounces back, the member will be mailed a postcard with online voting instructions. On or about July 20, all members with valid emails who have not yet voted will be sent an email reminding them to vote. Those members who do not have access to the Internet will also be able to contact the PDGA office and request a paper ballot. Provided this request is received by the PDGA no later than July 20th, a ballot will be mailed to the member.
PDGA Board of Directors Election
In accordance with the PDGA by-laws, there will be two at-large Board members elected this year for the positions currently held by Bob Decker and Rebecca Duffy. The two candidates who obtain the most votes in our annual elections will secure the open positions and serve 3-year terms from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2017.
Some of the Board’s main responsibilities include setting the policies of the PDGA; hiring and supervision of the PDGA Executive Director; financial management including setting the annual budget; identification of future potential Board members; and representing the membership’s visions for the future of the sport and the Association.
Ideally, prospective Board members should have some of the following mix of skills and qualifications: professional experience involving management, marketing, financial, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and/or the non-profit sector; communication skills in representing the PDGA and in corresponding with members, including access to e-mail; a passion for disc golf; and familiarity with and commitment to the PDGA. Honesty, integrity, openness, and having the time and desire to work hard are key personal attributes.
2014 Board Candidates
Skyler ML Babcock, #44957 - Missouri
City/State: Columbia, MO
Introduction Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgxhX-vezrA&feature=youtu.be
Education: B.A. Religious Studies, University of Missouri, Columbia
Occupation: Manager, Play It Again Sports, Columbia, MO
Marcy Borelli, #37881 - South Carolina
City/State: North Augusta, SC
Education: AAS Computer Science
Occupation: Co-owner of Killer B Disc Golf retail store, Customer Account Specialist for an international
Robert Decker, CPA, #17745 - Kansas
City/State: Wichita, KS
Introduction Video: http://youtu.be/9UgKN7mEwh4
Education: Bachelors of Science, emphasis in accounting from Wichita State University
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in private practice. (Current PDGA Board Treasurer)
Rebecca Duffy, #33115 - Oregon
City/State: Dexter, OR
Education: Masters in Business concentrating on Technology and Industrial, Minor in Music
Occupation: Business Consultant – Owner of CamoCreek Business Consulting (Current PDGA Board President)
PDGA State/Provincial Coordinator Elections
Also on the ballot will be the coordinators for these states and provinces: Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, California (South), Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (North), Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
The candidate who obtains the most votes in their state in our annual elections will secure office and serve a 2-year term from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016.
Some of the state coordinators’ responsibilities include: representing the PDGA in a positive light to members, clubs, agencies, and communities; working with TDs and clubs within their state or province and in adjoining areas to schedule PDGA Tour and other disc golf events; serving as state/provincial liaison to the PDGA Tour Manager in setting the Tour schedule and in addressing and resolving Tour event issues, and voting for and recommending candidates for annual PDGA awards.
Your Vote Matters
When you receive your email ballot in early July, please take a few minutes of your time to complete and submit it. In doing so not only are you fulfilling one of your basic rights and responsibilities as a PDGA member, but you are also demonstrating that the work performed by these core volunteers is important and worthwhile, both for you personally, and for the PDGA and disc golf as a whole.
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please contact the PDGA office.