USATF Masters T&F Committee to pick new secretary in December
Phil Byrne, chair of the USATF Masters Track & Field Nominating Committee, notes that quadrennial elections will be held at the December annual meeting, with one opening that needs filling: secretary. Phil writes: “We, in the Masters Division, will also be holding our elections for officers and other positions (active athlete representative, WMA delegates and alternates, etc.) Â at the USATF Annual Meeting in Daytona Beach, Fla.Â The meeting dates are November 28 thru December 2. … We will be electing four officers – Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer – and the Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for each of these positions.Â The other positions to be filled do not involve the Nominating Committee, but are filled with an election of candidates who run for these positions from the floor.” Anyone challenging Chairman Gary Snyder or the others?
The specific duties of these positions are spelled out in the USATF Governance Manual, and we are hoping to have qualified candidates for each position indicate their interest to the Nominating Committee over the next few weeks.Â The Nominating Committee will be pleased to discuss the positions with all who may be interested, and those interested may also feel free to discuss the responsibilities of these positions with those currently (or previously) holding them, and/or with members of the Executive Committee.Â The other members of the Nominating Committee are Rita Hanscom and Sid Howard.
As of now, it is my understanding that Gary Snyder, Chair, Robert Thomas,Vice-Chair, and Carroll DeWeese, Treasurer, do plan to run for re-election; Jeff Brower, Secretary, does not plan to run.Â As of October 22, I am aware of one announced candidate for the position of Secretary, and no additional candidates for the other positionsÂ Those mentioned above obviously have the right to change their mind between now and the election.
Those interested in running for office can nominate themselves or have someone else do so, and nominations can also be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting.Â Candidates should plan to be present at the Annual Meeting to address the voters as to their qualifications and to participate in a brief Question and Answer session.Â Historically, those with experience as administrators in the sport have been more successful as candidates than those without such experience, and success as an athlete has been relatively less important.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in serving on this Committee or if you are interested in running for one of these positions.
Hereâ€™s your chance to play a significant role in the leadership of our sport!Â Donâ€™t pass it up!
Phil Byrne, Chair
Masters Track & Field Nominating Committee