For Board of Directors, First and Second Alternate Directors and Board of Governors Representatives
2014 Election Timetable
Each member of the ACBL in good standing, and at least 18 years of age, desiring to be a candidate for District Director, First Alternate Director, Second Alternate Director of Board of Governors Representative must file a written declaration of candidacy with the Director of Elections prior to June 1 of the year of election. The declaration must be received by the Director of Elections no later than 5 p.m. Central Daylight Time on May 31 (declarations postmarked prior to June 1 but received after May 31 will not be considered as received on time). Delivery may be by mailed, hand delivery or e-mail to Kelley McGuire, ACBL Director of Elections, PO box 289, Horn Lake MS 38637-0289, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The terms for all positions begin Jan. 1, 2015, and end Dec. 31, 2017.
What are these positions?
District Director: The Board of Directors is the governing body of the ACBL, consisting of one District Director elected from each of the 25 districts. Directors from each of the eight or nine district are elected each year for three-year terms. The Board of Directors holds three regular meetings each year and makes policy decisions for the ACBL. Between meetings, committee activities and constant intercommunication among Board members and management keep the board up to date on important matters.
First and Second Alternate District Directors: The First Alternate District Director must be prepared to serve on the Board of Directors in the event of the death or incapacity of the District Director. First and Second Alternate District Directors are also voting member so the Board of Governors and should plan to attend all Board of Governors meetings if possible. First Alternate and Second Alternate District Directors from each of the eight or nine districts are elected each year for three-year terms.
Board of Governors Representatives: The Board of Governors numbers about 150 persons, comprised of First and Second Alternate District Directors and three elected Representatives from each of the 25 districts, past presidents of the Board of Directors and past chairmen of the Board of Governors. Meeting for one session at each North American Bridge Championship, this body reviews actions taken by the Board of Directors and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors at its next meeting gives careful consideration to all such recommendations. Three Representatives from each of eight or nine district are elected each year for three-year terms.
Director of Elections
|2, 3, 4, 8, 14, 16, 21, 22||1||District Director|
|6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 20, 24||1||1st Alternate|
|6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 20, 24||1||2nd Alternate|
|1, 5, 7, 13, 15, 18, 19, 23, 25||3||Board of Governors Representative|