BPA 2012 Election Ballot
July 16, 2012


All current members of the BPA may vote regardless of membership level—including all paid pre-registrants of the 2012 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 2015 convention season. The new Board will be introduced during the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 31, at 3 p.m. in the Lancaster Showroom at Lancaster Host in Lancaster, PA. All BPA members are invited to attend.

This year we are voting electronically. 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 July 15, 2012. In order for your vote to count, you must cast your ballot on the website no later than midnight on July 15, 2012.

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 July 15, 2012. 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 July 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 Quorum will be approximately 120 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, MD—As an original member of the Board whose goals for WBC have largely seen fruition during the past 12 years, I would stand for more of the same. In short, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. WBC has managed a degree of success I wouldn't have thought possible when we started, so we must be doing something right. I will continue to espouse a "less is more" philosophy while accepting inevitable evolution in player preferences without throwing our original members under the bus. I ask your vote to stay the course. 
[  ] Andy Lewis, DE —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 players who participate in WBC. I bring a personal perspective as a wargamer of 40 years who participates yearly in wargame, sports, Euro and late night events. WBC has been our family vacation since our kids were born. Danny is now 15 years old and we all participate. I also represent the perspective of the vendors and publishers as a VP of GMT Games.
[  ] Jon Lockwood, VA—I am 56, and have been a devoted boardgamer since 1968, when I was first introduced to Battle of the Bulge. I served 30 years in the Active and Reserve Components of the US Army for 30 years as an Intelligence Officer, and now work for the Department of Homeland Security developing new training courses and game simulations. My gaming covers the gamut from wargames to sports and fantasy role playing. As the Afrika Korps GM for the past 11 years, I am familiar with what gamers need to get the most out of their gaming experience. I believe that if the BPA is to continue to grow and prosper, it must reach out through its younger membership to introduce a new generation of players to boardgames of all types. Serving on the Board will be the best way for me to give back to the hobby that I have enjoyed for 44 years.
[  ] Ken Whitesell, PA—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 stand on my record as being an advocate for the position that we never lose sight of what makes us different from any other convention.  
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