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Last updated 3/10/2018.


All current members of the BPA may vote regardless of membership level—including all paid pre-registrants of the 2018 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 2021 convention season. The new Board will be introduced during the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 24, 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 1, 2018. In order for your vote to count, you must cast your ballot on the website no later than midnight on June 1, 2018.

The last day to join the BPA in order to be eligible to vote is June 1—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 Quorum will be approximately 100 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.

[  ] Don Greenwood—After 27 years as your Convention Director, I’ve been put out to pasture. My stevedore chores are now behind me, but my experience in the field is unmatched and can still be of value to the membership in an advisory capacity. Experience has taught me what works and what doesn’t. Mine will be a voice for continuing the traditions that have established ours as the leading competitive boardgaming mecca in the world while continuing to expand WBC week as an outstanding family vacation value for future generations.
[  ] Grant LaDue—As a long time WBC attendee, I appreciate all aspects of the con. I am running for the board because I want to work to keep the con strong and maintain what we all enjoy. I believe that variety is essential to WBC. Wargames, euros, train games, open gaming, tournaments, dealers, the auction and store are all important to the nature of the convention, and I would work to preserve that balance as well as exploring improvements. I think the Seven Springs venue serves our needs well and I look forward to the improvements we can create with the hotel.
[  ] Andy Lewis—I would like to continue on the Board to ensure the composition of the Century and overall tournament offerings remains a good mix for all the different types of attendees. I bring a personal perspective as a wargamer of 45 years who participates yearly in wargame, sports, Euro and late night events. WBC has been our family vacation since our kids were born (21 years ago). I also represent the perspective of the vendors and publishers as a VP of GMT Games. I want to insure that WBC remains the highlight of the year for my family and all gamers.
[  ] Jonathan Lockwood—2018 marks 50 years of gaming for me. I have been a boardgamer since 1968, when I was introduced to Battle of the Bulge 65. As a retired Army Colonel and Government Civil Service employee with the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, I am familiar with the workings of large organizations and how to get the job done quietly and efficiently. I have been a Gamemaster of Afrika Korps at the WBC for 19 years. I wish to preserve the legacy of the Classic games and introduce younger players to a wider game range of all genres.
[  ] Marcy Morelli—I grew up playing all types of family and card games, learned RPGs and wargames in college, and quickly embraced Euro-games when they came to the US. I’ve taken lead roles at conventions and gaming groups as a GM and as convention staff where I’ve developed a strong understanding of the needs of players and GMs. I continue to serve as Tournament Director for EuroQuest and Congress of Gamers (Fall), and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Meeple League. If elected, I’d use my experience and organizational skills to keep WBC full of the events that players love, while helping smooth the way with better use of technology.
[  ] Rebecca Roppolo—Since my first attendance at the World Boardgaming Convention as a Junior, the WBC has been a permanent feature event of my year. Eighteen conventions later, I am excited to throw my hat into the ring for the BPA Board of Directors. Growing up in this community has been immensely influential in my life and I am committed to ensuring the continued success of the WBC. My background in monitoring and evaluation will allow me to contribute to assessing needs and opportunities to improve the WBC experience for all. I believe I will bring a unique perspective and strong voice to the Board.
[  ] Ken Whitesell—Once again I ask the membership to allow me to continue the work I've been doing on the Board. My priorities always have been, and remain that (1) the convention and the BPA continue to be managed and run in a fiscally conservative manner, (2) the focus of the BPA and the WBC remains on the friendly competition between players, and (3) the interests and concerns of the players take priority over the interests of vendors. I remain an advocate for the position that we never lose sight of what makes us different from any other convention.
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