Category: Elections

December 1, 2018 Directors Election Results

We’d like to welcome Moira, Annie Panties and Petra Xaris to the SLSA Board of Directors. Thank you for your willingness to serve.

We’d like to thank our outgoing directors. KrisMarley, Solsty Kismet and Jus Strat for the time, energies, dedication and service that they gave to all of us during their terms as directors! Thank you very much!

Election results are as follows:

Kei Raven Fury 10
RIchie Marley 18
Petra Xaris 25
Annie Panties 31
Moira 30

Meet your new Directors! March 1st 2018

The SLSA is delighted to welcome our 2 new directors, giavannamarie.melody and RichieMarley, as only 2 people stood for the 2 available positions no vote will be required as stated in the SLSA constitution. Cheers for stepping up guys, its gonna be a blast! You can read both candidates statements below.

A huge thank you to both Annie and Petra for their amazing commitment to SLSA, you guys have earned a well deserved rest, cheers guys!

2.3.1.6 In the event that the number of eligible candidates be equal to the number of open directors’ seats; a vote will be bypassed and the eligible candidates be confirmed as new members of the Board of Directors by auto election.

 

-Name: richiemarley resident.

-I am able and willing to serve my full 6 month term (sometimes i can get a bit busy for some days because of my rl job).

-No team affiliations.

-No product or sim ownership (i make shapes and sell them but nothing to do with surfing).

-About my background i have been surfing for couple of months in sl, however i had practiced a long time ago. I love the surfing experience in sl because i feel like it fills those days when i can’t surf in rl, plus the community around is really nice and i guess those are the main aspects that bring me into surfing here: the passion for surf and people.
I work as marketer and event manager in rl and i also have experience with social networks as a channel of communication.
In sl, together with my best friend, we used to run some parties with dj’s in our old club.

-My vision to SLSA is helping giving the best virtual surfing experience to the surf community already existing in sl and to new people who wanna try this sport. Basically is helping doing the work done so far and the one to be done, always with the goal of development.
Helping manage and prepare the comps, making events, getting people inspired and motivated, developing the promotion near social networks, and so on.

Thank you!

 

I Gia Villano would like to run for the open director position within the SLSA. I am willing to serve the full term. I was previously the Co Captain of Reef Riders and now a current surfer for Tai Chi surf team.

I have been a member of the SLSA since 2009 and previously served 6 terms as a director. I believe that I can be an asset to the current board. I have been a part of this organization since 2009 and it has become my passion to serve and help the growth of surfing in SL. My past goals as a SLSA director was to find new sponsors, setup surf events, as well as vote on numerous proposals to help further the growth of the SLSA. One area that I would like to continue to improve is growing our pool of Judges.

My hopes going forward would still be the same. To find new and innovative ways to grow our great organization. I love working with everyone and look have a great work ethic to bring to the table.

~GIa Villano

Meet Your Candidates – June 1st Directors Election

We have received 3 candidate submissions for the 3 postions to be filled in the upcoming June 1st Directors Election.The following represents the text from the 3 submissions (in no particular order):

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SLSA Directors & Members,

My name is Bobbi Laval. This notecard represents my intent to stand as an SLSA director in the June 1st election. I am willing and able to serve the full term. I am currently co-captain of Reef Riders. I have served one term before as a Director.

I have surfed and finished in the top 10 of every SLSA season, and during the course of those 10 seasons I haved enjoyed teaching and introducing new people to the fun of surfing in SL. I consider myself a surfing mentor and hope to continue in that role. I am a trained Head Judge and have judged in 14 competitions. I have surfed on SSi boards in the SLSA but also on HP boards in the ABSSL and enjoy trying out and testing new surfing equipment and approaches. My vision for the SLSA is to bring in new members and build a new core generation of surfers that can experience just some of the joy that surfing has brought to me.

Yours sincerely,
Bobbi Laval

PS .. While I am willing and able to serve, should 3 other younger members decide to nominate before the deadline for the closure of candidates … then please disregard my nomination as I would very much love to see new people with new ideas taking the SLSA in new and excitng directions.

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SLSA Directors,

My name is GiavannaMarie Melody. This notecard represents my request to stand as a director in the upcoming election. I am willing and able to serve the full term. I am currently co captain of Reef Riders. I also own my own clothing line Surfari, which is a sponsor of SLSA. I have served multiple terms as a Director.

I have worked on many SLSA projects. My attitude and work ethic is my greatest assett to the organization. I have been a part of the organization for over 2 1/2 years now, been a SLSA director 4 times and bring a lot of experience to the directorship. My vision for the SLSA is to help it grow as well as continuing to find a way to save our great surfing sims. Over the past tenure on the board, we had great difficulty in finding volunteers for our great events. This is something I wish to continue to focus on should I be re elected.

Thankyou,
~Gia~

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My name Melian Catronis and I wish to run for a Director’s position with the SLSA. I have the desire and intention to stand for the full 6 month term, if possible.

Team affiliation: Tai Chi Zen.

About me: I have been surfing in SL for a year, though I am not a RL surfer. I find the surfing community for the most part to the core of what SL is supposed to be about–creativity and support, and (with a few exceptions) acceptance of the differences of everyone. I can’t promise that I know what I’m doing, but right now I think there’s a perception that a crisis is brewing in the surfing community over recent events, and if there is some way somebody new can come in and reassure the masses if that’s not true, I’d like to be a part of that.

Thank you.

Call For Candidates, June 1st 2012 General Elections

As per the SLSA Constitution, we will be having a General Election to fill 3 Board of Director positions. The election is scheduled to be held on June 1st, 2012. Exiting Directors are Sally LaSalle, Giavannamarie Melody and Maldrul Morris.

If you would like to help keep your SLSA running, please consider standing for election as an SLSA director. As with all Director positions, the term duration will be 6 months, in these cases from June 1st, 2012 until November 30th, 2012. Applications should be turned in between May 12th and May 19th.

If you wish to stand as a director, please create a note-card (IM’s cannot be accepted) in-world, stating:
your name, your willingness and ability to serve a full term, any affiliations of team, product or sim ownership, and a paragraph or two outlining your background, and your vision for the SLSA.

Send the note-card to all of the current sitting directors; Giavannamarie Melody, Sally LaSalle, Imzadi Amaterasu, Maldrul Morris and Revlon Benoir.

Director Eligibility is outlined in the SLSA constitution Section II.B. and can be viewed in the forum at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1409 or on our web site at

http://surfslsa.org/main/?page_id=360

(won’t require a file download).

Good luck and thank you for supporting YOUR association.

SLSA Director By-Election

A By-election for the vacant director position, will be held on February the 5th. The successful candidate will serve the remaining term approximately 4 months. If you would like to stand for election please submit a note card stating your intent to run to the four sitting directors, Figger Arun, Maldrul Morris, Sally LaSalle and Sunrize Mornington, by midnight February 3rd.

http://surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1933

To see the current list of eligible voters follow this link:

http://surfslsa.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1936

December 1st Directors Election Results

total voters 36

SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Abel Halderman: 25
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Yari Ziplon: 11
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: GiavannaMarie Melody: 21
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Maldrul Morris: 29
SLSA Voting Machine 2.0: Sally LaSalle: 22

Congratulations to Abel, Maldrul and Sally!

SLSA Directors Election Open For Voting

Voting will be open until midnight SLT today December 1st 2011

Follow the landmark to the voting machine, click the box and follow the instructions.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Archipelago/216/218/21

Meet Your Candidates – December 1st, 2011 Election

We have received 5 candidate submissions for the 3 postions to be filled in the upcoming December 1st Directors Election. The following represents the text from the 5 submissions (in no particular order):

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Hello,
My name is Abel Halderman and I would like to run for the director’s office in the SLSA. I am willing to serve a full term of six months. I am a Surfcrazy team rider and I don’t have any other surf product/sim affiliations right now.

I believe that the SLSA should be a group of happy people, however I also believe it should be a large group of active people, too. I have served on the SLSA board before, and what I always remember about those times is that the SLSA always needs a lot of work. I am willing to give it my best and work hard to make it the best for the SL Surfing Association members, too.

Thank you,
Abel Halderman

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Yari Ziplon
I would like to do something to give back to the SLSA community. I enjoy surfing so much and the competitions are much fun not just cause of the surfing but mostly because of the social part of it.
I would like to help with keeping SLSA a great social and active community.

My view for the SLSAs future is to try to keep events and increase interrest in the sport here on SL. I would like to help people create events, places to surf and increase peoples awareness of the events.

Due to a lot of travel in my RL job I am not able to handle finances for any organisation. But any job partaining to management of events, communicating with sponsors and or creating awareness for the work being done by the SLSA I am more then willing to take on.

The future of SLSA is dependent more on peoples mentalety and willingness to bring to action their ideas.
All I can promise is that I will do my homework and find the pros and cons to any desicion to be made and any idea thrown out there. And to do my best to continue the great work that has been done so far hopefully at least half as well as it has been done.

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SLSA Directors,

My name is GiavannaMarie Melody. This notecard represents my request to stand as a director in the upcoming election. I am willing and able to serve the full term. I am currently co captain of Reef Riders. I also own my own clothing line Surfari, which is a sponsor of SLSA. I have served two terms as a Director.

I have worked on many SLSA projects. My attitude and work ethic is my greatest assett to the organization. I have been a part of the organization for over 2 1/2 years now, been a SLSA director 3 times and bring a lot of experience to the directorship. My vision for the SLSA is to help it grow as well as continuing to find a way to save our great surfing sims. Over the past tenure on the board, we had great difficulty in finding volunteers for our great events. This is something I wish to continue to focus on should I be re elected.

Thankyou,
~Gia~

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I, Maldrul Morris, am fully willing and able to accept a position as SLSA director if elected.

I currently surf for Team Montego and I am serving as a Director of the SLSA.

I have been competing in SLSA sponsored events since 2008. I am a fair and honest elf with a good work ethic and will continue to do my best to fulfill the duties of SLSA director if re-elected. I will redouble my efforts to provide the most fair and balanced events in order to maximize the enjoyment by both veterans and new surfers alike.

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HI, I’m Sally LaSalle and I would like to represent you as one of your SLSA’s directors. I am willing and able to serve the six month term.

I make this commitment because, I love surfing, it’s fun, skillful, and enjoyable and a great social activity, I have been a part of SL surfing since its inception and the first ever surf comp was held on my sim Chi back in 2007 before the SLSA was even formed. I also get a kick from helping make things happen and building a happy and vital community.

I have served 3 prior terms as a director the last ending in May 2010, I am experienced, detail-minded and have invested hundreds of hours in the SLSA creating a more efficient scoring system, writing and revising the constitution, the event rules, developing a fair and anonymous system for elections, and providing surf sims for everyone to use that are the longest running surf sims in SL.

My main hope for the next 6 months is to rebuild surfing participation, to rebuild surfing variety and encourage surf club fun and development, and to ensure that we have follow up on new ideas and that decisions are made and put into action efficiently.

Disclosure:
I own the public surf sims Chi and Tai, but I do not pay for them with surf related revenue.
I am a captain of th Tai Chi Surf Team, but the team does not compete for penant.
I own the clothing store Sharkbite.

Sally LaSalle

SLSA Former Director
SLSA Head Judge Trainer