Tag: "Constitution"


Today, March 1st, is a board election day. There are 2 seats open, and 4 candidates. You may read more about them on the forums. You are eligible to vote in this election if you have competed or volunteered in at least 1 of the last surf events (note: each location counts as one event. ie. Mori Pwani Pro & Mori Pwani Invitational are one event, not two.) or are in the Hall of Fame. Please cast your vote for no more, or no less than 2 of the candidates by writing your name and their name on a notecard and sending it to all of the following: Abel Halderman, Ashleigh Dickins, GiavannaMarie Melody, Sally LaSalle & VW Sands (chosen to replace current director and candidate Desirae on the panel.)

See the in-world group notices for more detailed instructions.

Let us know what you think.

We want to know, really! Check out the 2010 Members Survey and let us know your opinions on some of the important and upcoming issues the SLSA is facing! Click here for the survey.

SLSA Special Elections

***An SLSA Election has been called for****

This election is being called for the following reasons
1) there are not enough standing directors left to from a quorum in order to be able to appoint interim directors.
2) the next scheduled election is June 1st which is after the Neart Competition which would force the 2 remaining directors to run the competition three directors short.
The elected directors will be elected for a full 6 month term in addition to the 2 weeks before June 1.

The question is-
Do you support having an election to fill the three open directors chairs vacated by Ritch Goalpost, Sierra Sugar and Carenahh Kuhh?

Please vote yes , I support the election or no, I do not support the election.
Submit your note card with vote to Radical Twang, Milo Voss, Poid Mahovlich, Rani Decosta and Carenahh Kuhh
You may use the same note card as your SLSA Candidates note card if you do choose to vote.
We have had three people express their interest to be on the SLSA board of directors. They are Sally LaSalle, Ashleigh Dickins and Colleen Brennan. Their announcements to run for this election will be posted on the forum. Since Sally has decided to run, Carenahh Kuu has volunteered to stand in her place receiving the votes.

Please submit a note card with your votes for SLSA director to Radical Twang, Milo Voss, Poid Mahovlich, Rani Decosta and Carenahh Kuu by Saturday May 17th. Please make sure to drop a note card on all five of us.

PLEASE VOTE. While there are three open slots and three candidates running it is very important that the membership vote on these TWO important issues.

SLSA Directors
Radical Twang
Milo Voss

SLSA Board of Director Elections

Two seats on the SLSA Board of Directors are up for election in September. This notice was sent out to group members on August 12th. Please note the deadline to submit your nomination is today August 18th.

Below are rules about the election process. Contact Flynn Sheridan, or any of the Directors to clarify the election process.

Key dates:
Submitting to run for Directors’ Seat – August 18th
Election Vote – September 1st


Election Process of SLSA (*adapted from the Constitution of the ISA*)

The SLSA will be governed and managed by an Executive Board comprising of five (5) Directors. Each Director has equal rights and responsibilities. Each Director shall either step down from the Executive Board or apply for election at the end of their term.

Eligible Voting Membership
Only competition surfers are eligible to vote for Directors of the Executive Board, under the following rules:

(1) Competition surfers shall have competed in at least one SLSA sanctioned competition during the previous three months (i.e., election period) to be eligible to vote;

(2) Eligible voting members shall have the right to vote on each open director’s seat. If two directors’ seats are open, then each member will have two votes to cast; if three seats are open, then the member will have three votes to cast.

(3) Eligible voting members shall not vote for a candidate more than once, otherwise their complete vote will become invalid and not counted.

(4) Eligible voting members shall send in writing, to all members of the standing board of directors, a notecard (IM’s are not admissible) to cast their candidate votes. [This clause ensures open and fair elections, while preserving voter animinity among the SLSA general body. Directors of the Executive Board are forbiden from discussing voting results with anyone a outside the 5 standing Directors.]

Election of Directors
Rules for the Election of Directors of the Executive Board:

(a) The directors shall be elected by majority vote of eligible members and shall hold office for a period of six (6) months:

(1) Elections shall be staggered every 3 months, so that not all of the Directors will run for office at a single election;

(2) The election pattern will be 3, 2, 3… (where three directors’ seats will be open for election, followed by two directors’ seats three months later, then followed by three directors’ seats, etc.);

(3) The top three (or two) candidates elected by majority vote will fill the open directors’ seats. If a tie occurs for the lowest majority count, then a run-off will occur seven (7) days later.
(b) Should a vacancy occur in the membership of the Executive Board between elections, such vacancy shall be filled by resolution of the Executive Board in a unanimous vote, with that Directors’ seat being open for election at the next general election.

(c) In the event that there are no candidates eligible or willing to run for election for a Director’s seat(s), SLSA will dissolve as an association.

Director Eligibility
(a) Any individual who is a current member of SLSA is eligible to hold office as a Director of the Executive Board, within the following rule(s):

(1) Not more than two representatives from any one member body (i.e., surf team, vendor, etc.) shall be eligible for election to the Executive Board at any single election. A first come first serve process will be in effect for this election condition.

(b) Individuals shall apply in writing to all members of the standing board of directors (via notecard, IM’s are not admissible) not more than 21 days and not less than 14 days prior to an election