Call For Nominations - Regional Committee Chair Positions
posted on 02/02/2010

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Program will hold elections for the various Regional Committee Chairmen, including Regional Administrative Chairman, Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman, Regional Technical Committee Chairman, Regional Judging Coordinator and Regional Athlete Representative.

Nominations for all regional positions shall be solicited in February of the year of the election. Nominations shall be sent to the Senior Program Director for Acrobatic Gymnastics by April 1 of the election year by submitting the National Nomination Form. Prospective candidates shall forward a resume’ to the National Office by May 1. Resumes’ of prospective candidates will be posted on the USA Gymnastics website by June 1.

Ballots for all regional positions will be prepared by the Senior Program Director. Ballots will be presented online. Online voting must conclude by June 30 of that year. Write-in votes will not be allowed.

All Regional Officers shall be elected by a majority (1 over 50%) of the votes cast. If no candidate receives a majority vote, the run-off election will be between the two candidates receiving the most votes. The positions to be will have an immediate runoff. If only one nomination for a Regional Officer is received, the nominee will be elected by acclamation.

The Regional Officers’ term of office is two years. The term of office will begin on September 1, 2010

Election Procedures for 2010 Regional Officers
| 2010 Regional Election Nomination Form |

 

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE
  1. Each Regional Administrative Committee shall consist of:
    1. Regional Administrative Committee Chairman
    2. Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman
    3. Regional Technical Committee Chairman
    4. Regional Judges’ Coordinator (non voting)
    5. Representative chosen by the National Elite Committee
    6. Athlete Representative(s) (20% of number of committee)
  2. The Regional Administrative Committee shall:
    1. Develop Acrobatic Gymnastics in the region.
    2. Determine the format and organization of all the designated qualifying events and programs under its jurisdiction within the region including entry fees.
    3. Support and attend regional events.
    4. Create the budget for the region on a yearly basis.
    5. Be responsible for planning and conducting the annual regional clinic.
    6. Be responsible for the training and education of coaches and judges in coordination with the Regional Junior Olympic Committee and the Regional Technical Committee.
    7. Maintain official membership lists including birth dates of athletes of the region and track qualification scores.
    8. Work with the Regional Administrative Committee Chair to evaluate all petitions for local, state, and regional events.
    9. Develop a State Administrative Committee system as it is warranted by the membership of the region.
  3. The Regional Administrative Committee Chairman shall:
    1. Be elected at the Regional Championships on even numbered years by all professional members of the region who are at the Regional Championships.
    2. Be responsible for the overall organization, administration, planning, development and finances of the region.
    3. Call and chair a fall meeting of the clubs and members of the region to organize the competitive year.
    4. Be prepared to represent the views of the region at any meetings.
    5. Represent the region as a voting member on the National Administrative Committee.
    6. Facilitate the petition process for local, state, and regional events.
    7. Receive a copy of the Competition Report Form and meet results for each meet in the region.
    8. Ensure athletes have properly qualified for state and regional events.
    9. Dispense information of an administrative nature to the membership of the region.
    10. Support and attend regional events.
    11. Prepare a written annual report of regional activities and finances and submit this report to the National Administrative Committee Chairman.
    12. Establish procedures to raise operating funds for the region and maintain a regional checking account.
    13. Be directly responsible to the National Administrative Committee Chairman.

 

REGIONAL JO COMMITTEE
  1. The Regional Junior Olympic Committee shall consist of:
    1. Regional Junior Olympic Chairman
    2. Regional Administrative Committee Chairman
    3. Regional Technical Committee Chairman
    4. Representative chosen by the National Elite Committee
    5. State Junior Olympic Committee Chairmen (if warranted by membership)
    6. Athlete Representative(s) (20% of committee number)
  2. The Regional Junior Olympic Committee shall:
    1. In coordination with the Regional Administrative Committee, provide a minimum of one regional clinic per year for athletes and coaches.
    2. Recommend topics, content, and presenters for regional clinics.
    3. Recommend changes to the Junior Olympic Program to the National Junior Olympic Committee.
    4. Develop a State Junior Olympic Committee system as it is warranted by the membership of the region.
  3. The Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman shall:
    1. Have coached level 9 or level 10 athletes within the past five years.
    2. Be elected on even numbered years at the Regional Championships by all coaches of the region that are attending the Championships (1 vote per club).
    3. Be prepared to represent the views of the region at any meetings.
    4. Represent the region as a voting member at National Junior Olympic Committee meetings.
    5. Support and attend regional events.
    6. Submit a written report of regional activities to the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman.
    7. Submit recommendations for the Junior Olympic Program to the National Junior Olympic Committee Chairman.
    8. Submit expenses to the Regional Administrative Chairman for reimbursement.

 

REGIONAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
  1. The Regional Technical Committee shall consist of:
    1. Regional Technical Committee Chairman
    2. Regional Judging Coordinator
    3. Officers from other Regional Committees as deemed necessary for facilitating the technical aspects of the regional Acrobatic Gymnastics program.
    4. Athlete Representative(s) (20% of committee number)
  2. The Regional Technical Committee shall:
    1. Work in conjunction with the Regional Junior Olympic Committee on technical aspects, competition format, and rules and regulations of the Junior Olympic Program.
    2. Respond to technical inquiries from the region regarding the interpretation of the FIG Code of Points for Acrobatic Gymnastics and the USA Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics Specifications and Rules and Policies.
    3. Recommend topics, content, and presenters for regional clinics.
    4. Be responsible for the continuing education of judges in the region.
  3. The Regional Technical Committee Chairman shall:
    1. Be elected on even numbered years at the Regional Championships by judges of the region that are state rated and higher who are attending the Championships.
    2. Be certified as a Regional judge or higher.
    3. Be prepared to represent the views of the region at any meetings.
    4. Represent the region as a voting member of the National Technical Committee.
    5. Oversee the assigning of judges to all local, state and regional meets that is accomplished by the Regional Judging Coordinator.
    6. Receive a copy of the Meet Referee Report for each meet within the region.
    7. Dispense information of a technical nature to the membership of the region.
    8. Maintain records of the active status for all judges within the region.
    9. Assist with regional clinics.
    10. Actively participate in the training of judges, coaches, and athletes in the technical aspects of the rules and regulations.
    11. Support and attend regional events.
    12. Submit a financial report to the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman for reimbursement of expenses.

 

REGIONAL JUDGING COORDINATOR
  1. The Regional Judging Coordinator shall:
    1. Be elected on even numbered years at the Regional Championships by all the registered judges of the region who attend the Championships.
    2. Serve as a voting member on the Regional Technical Committee.
    3. Serve as a non-voting member of the Regional Administrative Committee.
    4. Function as the assigning officer for all local, state, and regional meets.
    5. Attend the fall meeting of clubs within the region for the planning of the competitive year.
    6. Send to all judges of the region a list of planned meets to assess their availability.
    7. Send a list of assignments to all judges and host clubs as soon as such a list is available.
    8. Be responsible to the Regional Technical Committee Chairman.
    9. Submit a financial report to the Regional Technical Committee Chairman for reimbursement of expenses.

 

REGIONAL ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
  1. The Regional Athlete Representative shall:
    1. Be elected at Regional Championships on even numbered years by all athletes competing at Regional Championships who are competition age of 14 or older.
    2. Have, within the past 10 years, been members of the National, World Championships, Junior World Championships (SAWAGG), or World Games Team if possible. If the region has no candidates that meet this criterion, must have been an Elite athlete in the past 5 years. If there are no Elite athletes in the region, the athlete must have been at least Level 10 in the past 5 years.
    3. Be prepared to represent the views of athletes in the region at any meetings.
    4. Attend national sub-committee meetings as asked, selected and/or assigned.
    5. Help to develop acrobatic gymnastics in the region.
    6. Support and attend regional events.
    7. Assist with regional clinics to ensure that athlete interests are being met.
    8. Submit a financial report to the Regional Administrative Committee Chair for reimbursement of expenses.
NOMINATIONS, ELECTIONS, TERMS OF OFFICE

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS

  1. All nominees must be Professional Members of the USAG Acrobatic Gymnastics Program, be at least 21 years old, and be in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination. A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies and Code of Ethics.

  2. Athlete Representative nominees must be Athlete or Professional Members of the USAG Acrobatic Gymnastics Program, be at least 16 years of age, and be in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination. A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies and Code of Ethics.

  3. Prior to being placed on the ballot, all nominees must sign a document that verifies that they have read and do understand the duties and responsibilities of the office for which they have been nominated.

REGIONAL OFFICERS

  1. The Regional Officers of Regional Administrative Committee Chairman, Regional Junior Olympic Committee Chairman, Regional Technical Committee Chairman, Regional Judging Coordinator, and Regional Athlete Representative shall be elected on even numbered years by a vote of the Acrobatic Gymnastics Professional or Athlete Membership within each region as specified previously.

  2. The Regional Administrative committee Chair will be elected by all professional members of the region who attend Regional Championships.

  3. The Regional Junior Olympic committee Chair will be elected by all coaches of the region who attend the Regional Championships.

  4. The Regional Technical Committee Chair will be elected by judges of the region that are state rated and higher who attend Regional Championships.

  5. The Regional Judges Coordinator will be elected by all currently certified judges of the region who attend Regional Championships.

  6. The Regional Officers’ term of office is two years.

  7. The term of office will begin on September 1.

REGIONAL MEETINGS
Each region shall have annual meetings of the regional committees and additional meetings as necessary to conduct regional business. If a committee member is unable to attend a meeting, the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman shall approve a suitable replacement. The proxy has full voice and voting privileges.

 

VACANCIES

REGIONAL CHAIRMEN
In the event of the resignation or removal of a regional committee chairman, the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman, in consultation with the respective National Committee Chairman, shall appoint a qualified individual to fill the position for the remainder of the term.

In the event of the resignation or removal of a member of a regional committee, the Regional Administrative Committee Chairman shall appoint an interim member.

 

REMOVAL

ADVISORY LETTER
At any time that a USA Gymnastics Chairman or Professional Member is in danger of being removed from his/her current position, the appropriate chairman will send a letter advising the individual of failure to comply with applicable policies, procedures, codes, or rules.

REGIONAL CHAIRMEN
Any of the chairmen may be removed by action of USA Gymnastics for any of the following reasons:

  1. Failure to attend any two meetings of their regional and/or national committees.
  2. Failure to comply with any applicable policies, procedures, codes, or rules.
  3. Removal of a regional committee chairman may be effectuated by a two-thirds majority of the Acrobatic Gymnastics Program Professional Members of the region.

 

INTERIM BUSINESS

All chairmen may conduct official business by mail, telephone, or other means of communication between meetings. All members of the committee must be contacted and polled for a vote. The official written result of the poll must be sent to the members of the committee and must indicate the vote of the individual members.

I. Criteria for Nominations

All nominees must be Professional Members of the USA Gymnastics Acrobatic Gymnastics Program, be at least 21 years old, and be in good standing for a minimum of two consecutive years immediately prior to the nomination. A member in good standing is defined as a person who has complied with all aspects of the program as outlined in the Rules and Policies.


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