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2024 Elections: Candidates Sought for PDGA Europe Board of Directors

2024 Elections: Candidates Sought for PDGA Europe Board of Directors

Monday, May 6, 2024 - 14:29

2024 Overview

PDGA Europe, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, serves the 29 PDGA Affiliate Countries on the European continent. PDGA Europe operates under the direction of the PDGA Europe Board of Directors with the overarching aim of growing disc golf throughout Europe in collaboration with PDGA Global, PDGA Europe members, and National Governing Bodies/Associations.

PDGA Europe seeks proactive and dynamic candidates with the best and brightest minds to serve on the PDGA Europe Board of Directors. For 2024, there are two vacancies available, with each successful candidate expected to serve a term of three years, commencing 01-Sep-2024.

Candidates should be motivated by the opportunity to play a leading role in both the governance and the development of disc golf on the European continent. They should be task-oriented and ready to work on behalf of the sport and should bring ideas and proposals that will strengthen the game of disc golf and enhance the PDGA Europe brand and image.

Online elections for the PDGA Europe Board of Directors will commence 01-July-2024 and conclude 31-July-2024. Each current PDGA Europe Member will receive a link to an electronic ballot through the email address they have on file with the PDGA. The candidates who secure the largest percentage of votes cast will then be invited to join the PDGA Europe Board of Directors.

2024 PDGA Europe Board Member Responsibilities

Attendance at:

  • Monthly PDGA Europe Board of Directors teleconference
  • PDGA Europe Board of Directors Summit (in person, usually once per year)
  • PDGA Europe’s Annual General Meeting teleconference

The main activities of the PDGA Europe Board of Directors include:

  • Managing the PDGA Europe staff
  • Managing the PDGA Europe budget
  • Managing the PDGA Europe Disc Golf Development, Competition and Communication Programs
  • Managing the PDGA Europe National Association Support Plan & other projects
  • Developing and discharging PDGA Europe’s Policies and Procedures
  • Exercising ownership over specific projects and issues

A PDGA Europe Board Member should anticipate dedicating approximately 15 hours per month to these responsibilities.

2024 PDGA Europe Board Member Qualifications

PDGA Europe reserves the right to perform background checks on candidates for the Board and disqualify any candidates who do not meet minimum qualifications.

Candidates must:

  • Meet the definition of a PDGA Europe member.
  • Be at least 18 years of age; and
  • Must have access to an electronic device capable of video conferencing via Zoom, opening Microsoft Office documents, accessing the internet and email, and performing similar general office administration functions.

PDGA Europe Members are current PDGA members who satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • A PDGA Europe Affiliate Country listed as the player’s nationality; or
  • A member address in a PDGA Europe Affiliate Country.

Additionally, candidates should possess some of the following skills, training, experience, and intangibles:

  • Proactive and dynamic rather than passive and reactive
  • Professional experience involving tech or human resources management, sales and marketing, finance, strategic planning, entrepreneurship, and/or experience in the non-profit sector
  • Oral and written fluency or semi-fluency in English
  • Listening skills and patience in dealing with others
  • A passion for disc golf
  • Familiarity with and commitment to PDGA Europe
  • Participation in competitive disc golf
  • Organization of disc golf events
  • Journalism
  • Event Production


  • Enthusiasm for the Task
  • Time Availability
  • Collaborative
  • Creative Innovator
  • Vision
  • Flexible / Adaptable
  • Respected
  • Reaching the Voters

PDGA Europe will interview each of the candidates as part of its "PDGA Europe Talks" program with a set of pre-established questions that will be communicated to the candidates in advance so that they can present the general outline of their candidacy.

Additionally, candidates for the PDGA Europe Board of Directors have the option to personalize their campaign by providing a video message to voters. Videos are to be produced by the candidate and posted on YouTube with the Video’s URL included in their Candidate Biography. The Video (less than 3 Mins Duration) provides Candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves and to outline one or more primary goals of their participation on the PDGA Europe Board of Directors. Videos should be PG-rated, keeping in mind that we have voting members of all ages.

Submitting Your Board Candidacy

If you are interested in running for a position on the PDGA Europe Board Of Directors then download and complete a Candidate Biography Questionnaire. This form may also be requested by contacting the PDGA Europe office at +358 406679929.

Completed Candidate Biography Questionnaires and Candidate Statement must be received at [email protected] no later than 14-Jun-2024.

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