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Last updated March 6, 2019
 

VOTING IS OPEN THROUGH June 1.

All current members of the BPA may vote regardless of membership level—including all paid pre-registrants of the 2019 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 2022 convention season. The new Board will be introduced during the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 23, 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, 2019. In order for your vote to count, you must cast your ballot on the website no later than midnight on June 1, 2019.

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 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.

[  ] Andrew Drummond—In a word, what I bring to WBC is passion. I love this convention and everything about it. WBC is a place that is inclusive to everyone, regardless of the types of games you play.

As a board member, I would work to keep this tradition alive while doing my best to help the CD bring improvements in the logistics of the convention. Beyond my obvious passion for games and WBC, I also have 16 years of corporate experience and financial decision making that will allow me to work with the board on its financial duties as well.

[  ] Josh Githens—Having served the board gaming community for over a decade, I endeavor to continue to bring innovation, progress, and enjoyment to the WBC and BPA as a whole. Maintaining the core values of the WBC is integral to sustaining the foundation on which the convention was created, while looking to the future for opportunities to evolve our offerings and operations will continue to promote relevance of the organization. It is with great pride that I have served the BPA on the Board of Directors since 2010, and I look forward of the ability to continue that service with your support.
[  ] Grant LaDue—I am running for the BPA board because as a long time attendee of the con I’m looking for a way to give back to the organization that gives me so much. I am a strong proponent of maintaining the “mix” at WBC. I play wargames, euros, train games, and more at the con, and I work at the auction and store. I am strongly in favor of keeping the balance of what is offered at WBC as close to what we see today as is practical. Long games, short games, easy and hard, open gaming and tournaments, I think these are all key to the WBC experience. I like Seven Springs and would prefer that we remain there as long as the costs are right, and I think the hotel has been good about addressing our needs.
[  ] Marcy Morelli—I grew up playing family board and card games, learned RPGs and wargames in college, and have become an avid Eurogamer. I’ve been involved with gaming organizations and events for over 20 years as a player, GM, and event organizer. This has given me a strong understanding of the needs of players and GMs. I currently serve as Tournament Director for EuroQuest and Congress of Gamers (Fall), and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Meeple League. If elected, I’d use this experience to honor WBC’s rich history, while helping smooth the way for GMs and players with better use of technology.
[  ] Bruno Sinigaglio—I want to ensure that gamers of ALL venues have a voice in the preservation of their favorites. There is a yearly struggle to retain games in every venue. I have participated in those struggles and would like to be a voice for anyone attempting to do likewise. I have run the Grognard area to aid wargamers in maximum their participation.

My work experience as Chief of Maintenance and Operations at Fort Wainwright, Alaska can help with evaluations and discussions with facilities.

[  ] Pete Stein—I've been playing games like Strat-O-Matic, Landslide, and Russian Campaign for years. I went to Avaloncon 1993 not knowing anyone and everything has changed. Now I'd like to repay the hobby for that life changing event. In real life, I've worked in accounting for over 30 years so I havea solid business background. I've served as Treasurer and President for several organizations including Columbus Area Boardgaming Society. I've also helped run conventions like Buckeye Game Fest and the Board Room at Origins. I think my experiences would make me a valuable member of the Board.
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