The votes from the 2018 PDGA Elections are in and have been counted! The elections took place last month, with voting ending on July 31st. Ballots were sent to 39,899 eligible members and 6,140 members voted — a participation rate of 15.39% of eligible voters.
A Board of Directors is a requirement for non-profit status and is mandated by the PDGA bylaws. In addition to semi-annual summit meetings, the Board and staff conduct monthly teleconference calls and ongoing communication to accomplish required business. Some of the Board’s main activities include: setting PDGA policies; hiring and supervision of an Executive Director responsible for headquarters, staff, and ongoing operations; financial management including annual budget; identification of responsible future Board members; and representing the membership’s visions for the future of the sport and the association.
Do you play disc golf on occasion with your buddies, just a few times a year without really understanding the rules? Are you someone that’s never considered playing in a sanctioned tournament? Do you see disc golf as a fun hobby, but not as a genuinely competitive and athletic sport? No need to worry -- that’s perfectly ok with us. We all took to the tee pad the first few times with the same attitude. The point is, as much as we love all disc golfers, this article probably isn’t for you.
For those of you that are still with us, we thank you for your dedication and passion for the awesome and increasingly popular sport that is disc golf. Perhaps it’s time to take that passion to a new level.