Each year at this time the FVHA searches for nominees to the Board to help guide our organization into the future. New and incumbent Board members run for office every two years with half of the 11-member board up for election each year. The election is held during the Annual Strategic Planning meeting, this year April 16, 6:00 PM at the Kalispell Montessori Center.
If you are interested in serving, please click the registration below before April 9th. If you want to nominate someone, please send an email to the Elections Committee stating what makes this person a good candidate. Part of the registration includes a public Bio used to introduce you to the organization.
Q: What is the FVHA looking for in a Board member?
A: We want all areas of the organization represented with a vote. From Administrators to Zammers, Coaches to Concessions, Skate Sharpeners to Web Programmers, each volunteer has valuable input. You need not have a player in the organization, just be a community member in good standing interested in growing youth hockey in our organization.
Q: Do I have to have a SportsNgin (SE) account to apply to the Board?
A: Yes as you will be added to the Board "team" for communications. Don't worry, it's the same account you're using for your player.
Q: Can I edit my registration entry?
A: Yes. You will be sent an email that has the link. You can also find it in your "Registrations" in your SE account. Click the registration and the pencil at the upper right will allow you to edit. Do note, a week before the election the Bio's will be posted publicly in a news article and any edits will not be automatically updated.
Q: What does "member in good standing" mean?
A: Generally speaking it has to be a person who is not currently under discipline by the Board, is current on all fees and can pass a background check and SafeSport certification. In short, a proper Board member should not have issues within FVHA and the community at large that questions the integrity of the organization.
Q: Who sees Board applications?
A: The Elections committee reviews all entries and assesses if the applicant is in good standings. If they are, the Bio field is added to a public news article for the organization to review before voting. The rest of the Board and IT administrators also can see the applications. Rejected applications are not publicly posted.
Q: What makes a good Bio?
A: A brief paragraph or two about who you are, what you bring to the organization and why people should vote for you. Examples can be found in last year's news article.
Q: How much time does this really take?
A: We like to think it takes what you are willing to give. At a minimum you're looking at 3-5 hours per month for Board and committee meetings and duties. However, many members choose to exceed this because it's fulfilling work.
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