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    Exclamation 2018 MRA Board of Directors Nominations Close TONIGHT

    NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN

    The following positions are up for election at the November Annual Meeting. Nominations opened at the General Meeting on September the 13th, and they close at the end of the General Meeting on October the 11th. The annual meeting and election is held on November 8th.

    Nominations can be made via this thread, or thru any Board Member. They do NOT need to be seconded. Please do us the courtesy of accepting or declining so we can let the members know as we go. Anyone can be nominated by any MRA Member, but the nominee MUST become an MRA member before accepting the nomination.


    • The President is chief executive officer of the Corporation and, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, shall, in general, supervise and control all of the business and affairs of the Corporation. He or she shall, when present and in the absence of a chairman of the board, preside at all meetings of the Members and of the Board of directors. He or she may sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of the Corporation thereto authorized by the Board of Directors, deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instruments which the Board of Directors has authorized to be executed, except in cases where signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors or by these By-Laws to some other officer or agent of the Corporation, or shall be required by law to be otherwise signed or executed; and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of the President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors from time to time.



    • The Secretary is an Officer on the Board of Directors and is responsible for: (a) Keeping the minutes of the proceedings of the Members and the Board of Directors in one or more books provided for that purpose; (b) Seeing that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provision of the By-Laws or as required by law; (c) Be custodian of the Corporate Records and of the Seal of the Corporation and see that the Seal of the Corporation is affixed to all documents the execution of which on behalf of the Corporation under its Seal is duly authorized; (d) Keep a register of a post office address of each Member which shall be furnished to the Secretary by such Member; (e) Shall be responsible for sign up, score keeping and gridding at all race events; (f) Shall be responsible for assigning racer numbers; and In general perform all duties and incidents to the office of Secretary and such duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors.



    • The Track Marshal is an Officer on the Board of Directors and responsibilities include: (a) Be responsible for the orderly conduct of the races and race day activities; (b) Determine that qualified personnel are assigned to those positions necessary to ensure the efficient and orderly conduct of the event; (c) Determine the suitability of the course and to call the event off at any time that conditions make it unsuitable; (d) Direct the starter to flag riders off the track for any condition he deems to be unsuitable or in violation of the rules; (e) Direct a race or practice to be halted, as indicated by a red flag; (f) Direct and oversee the activities of all other track workers; and (g) Serve as a referee in the enforcement of rules regulating race track conduct and procedures.



    • Vice President of Rules and Tech - Officer on the Board of Directors. Creates, compile and publish rules for competition in the form of a rule book; Provides for technical inspection of equipment being used by the riders and bar any equipment which does not conform to technical standards; and Serves as a referee in the enforcement of rules regulating equipment standards, class suitability, and all other matters specified in the rule book not otherwise delegated in the By-Laws.The VP of Rules and Tech positions can be held by riders or non-riders.


    The Rider Representative positions must be held by racers so that they may maintain the rider's perspective, teach and coach throughout the season. In addition to being a "voice" of the racing membership, there are 4 distinct "Rider Rep Positions" and specific responsibilities that come with each:


    • Rulebook - responsible for knowing rulebook inside and out, compiling new rule suggestions, coordinating and conducting rulebook committee meeting, and then presenting committee recommendations to the Board. Also requires making edits, corrections, etc... to rulebook as necessary, and then preparing rulebook text for the publishing company as per their guidelines. The majority of the work in this position occurs "off season".



    • Trophy and Class Sponsorship - responsible for contacting existing and prospective trophy sponsors to ensure classes are sponsored for race season. Must negotiate sponsorships, giving first right of refusal to returning class sponsors. Prepares and delivers invoices to trophy sponsors, and provides ongoing contact with trophy sponsors as necessary. Also responsible for contracting, ordering, and delivering trophies to MRA events and Award Ceremony. The workload for this position is fairly evenly spread throughout the calendar year.



    • Public Relations/Events - responsible for heading up and coordinating local/regional PR events with members and volunteers, and the construction, maintenance and distribution of E-Displays. Orders flyers, staff's events (bike nights, dealership open houses, etc...), posts on other club sites, communicates with Board regarding marketing expenditures, etc... This is NOT a one-man-band position. It requires someone who can coordinate and motivate members to attend various functions and keep tabs on ALL PR events to be sure the MRA is properly represented. This position requires attention and effort throughout the calendar year.



    • Press / Communications - responsible for sending out results press releases immediately following the race weekend, primarily to Roadracing World and other race oriented magazines/websites. Also responsible for sending notifications to membership via MailChimp and updating MRA Facebook page and Twitter Account. Updates and maintains the MRA Hotline, collects the mail from the Post Office, and cross-posts relevant information to other club sites as necessary. This position also assists the Vice President with contingency duties including contacting current and prospective contingency sponsors to ensure continued support in next season, phone and e-mail work to confirm forms, payouts, etc..., and assists in timely filing of contingency forms throughout the season. The workload for this position is year-round, but the heaviest load is immediately preceding, and during the race season.


    Nominations can be made via this thread, or thru any Board Member. They do NOT need to be seconded. Please do us the courtesy of accepting or declining so we can let the members know as we go.

    Bio's from accepted candidates are DUE no later than 6pm on FRIDAY OCTOBER 13th.

    Nominations for open positions are:


    President - 2 year term
    Jim Wilson - Accepted


    Secretary - 2 year term
    Jen Grosse-Accepted

    Track Marshal - 2 year term
    Rick Grosse - Declined
    Dani "Lee" Clements- Accepted

    VP of Rules and Tech - 1 year term
    Brett Leveque- Accepted


    Rider Rep Rulebook - 1 year term
    Shannon Moham- Accepted
    Brian Dobrowolski- Accepted

    Rider Rep Press & Communications - 1 year term
    Jim Brewer-Accepted


    Rider Rep Trophies & Class Sponsorship - 1 year term
    Warren Cook - Accepted


    Rider Rep Public Relations / Events - 1 year term
    John Borst - Declined
    Parissa Azarvand - Accepted
    Scott Weitmann- Accepted
    Cindy Wulf - Accepted
    Phil Pleiss - Accepted
    Last edited by JimWilson29; October 13th, 2017 at 04:57 PM.
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    You effectively get that information because the current holder of the position will get nominated and then either accept or decline. Sometimes a current member will specifically state they aren't running again even before being nominated. The positions are put to an election every 1/2 years regardless of desire to continue or not.

    I don't think it would be a bad idea to point out positions that are being vacated though.
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    I nominate Brian Dobrowolski for Rider Rep Rulebook.
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