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Last updated 3/14/2017.
 

All current members of the BPA may vote regardless of membership level—including all paid pre-registrants of the 2016 World Boardgaming Championships—except those purchasing one-day Guest passes. Votes will be recorded in accordance with membership status as outlined on the membership page and are weighted appropriately by election officials. Those elected to the BPA Board will serve three-year terms through the 2019 convention season. The new Board will be introduced during the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. All BPA members are invited to attend.

In order to vote, use our electronic ballot. The e-mail you supply with your vote must match the e-mail we have on file for you (and will be the e-mail this Notice was sent to). Each member may cast only one ballot, and may vote for up to three (3) individual candidates on that ballot. Multiple ballots from the same e-mail address will be disqualified. The final day to vote is June 15, 2017. In order for your vote to count, you must cast your ballot on the website no later than midnight (EST) on June 15, 2017.

For those without internet access, we will accept ballots by United States Post Office Regular Mail. Mail your ballot to: BPA, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC 28602 in time for delivery by June 15, 2017. Ballots delivered in any other manner will not be considered. 

The last day to join the BPA in order to be eligible to vote is June 15, the "Record Date". In order for the Vote to count, a quorum of ten percent (10%) of all members who have joined the BPA as of the Record Date must cast valid ballots on or before the Final Voting Date. We anticipate the required Quorum will be approximately 140 voters.

NOTE: Any person may run for election as a Director. Candidates must comply with the Board’s nomination rules in order to be placed on the ballot. The three candidates receiving the most votes will be elected.

[  ] Ken Gutermuth—After 15 years on the Board and 14 years as Chairman, I have accepted the daunting task of following in Don Greenwood’s footsteps to run the WBC. I believe that by being a member of the Board, my job as Convention Director will be more efficient and allow me to continue to work with the organization to make WBC the best week of Tournament play and a family vacation attraction in our new home at 7 Springs. My 35 years of management positions in Finance and Logistics help me bring a business perspective to allow the BPA to continue to grow.
[  ] Grant LaDue—As a long time attendee, I am very passionate about WBC and the BPA in general. I am running for the Board because I want to give something back to the con that my family and I enjoy each year. I feel that the great strength of WBC is its ability to cover so many aspects of the hobby. I enjoy tournament and open gaming, the auction, and online play, and I would like to participate in helping to maintain the features of friendly competition, camaraderie, and the teaching and learning that I think are integral to the organization.
[  ] Bruce Monnin—I am running for re-election to the Board of Directors because I wish to help the transition to the new Convention Director and the new site for the WBC as well as to provide continuity on the Board during this transition. I also support play-by-email tournaments as a way for members to stay active in our organization throughout the year. My goal is to maintain a balance between the fun of WBC (such as the auction, the Team Tournament and the late night events) and the basic competitive theme of the convention.
[  ] Marcy Morelli—I grew up playing all types of family and card games, transitioning to RPGs and wargames in college, and quickly embracing Euro games when they came to the US. Over the past ten years, I’ve taken lead roles at various conventions as a GM and convention staff. I’m currently the Tournament Director for EuroQuest and Congress of Gamers, Secretary/Treasurer of the Meeple League, as well as co-leader of a Philadelphia-based gaming club. I’d use these organizational skills and my understanding of what makes gaming conventions fun to help guide WBC through the years of growth that are sure to come.
[  ] Stuart Tucker—I continue to believe in the basic principles we adopted when starting this organization and support continuity of purpose—that is, the primary focus on competitive tournaments. My top goals for the Board of Directors include: Ensuring a smooth leadership transition; Ensuring a successful partnership with Seven Springs; Continuity for convention procedures, principles, and offerings to ensure the satisfaction of our faithful members; Support for initiatives with potential to expand our membership without distracting from our main principles.