AGA Board of Directors
According to the AGA By-Laws, ultimate authority resides with an elected Board of Directors, who select the President.
Board members are elected for two year terms on an alternating schedule, so around half of the board members are up for election every year.
The election for 2011 is over, and preparations for the 2012 election have not yet begun.
All AGA chapters with two or more members can vote for the director in their region in the yearly elections. Chapters with 2-4 members get one vote; 5-9 members gain an additional vote; and larger chapters get an additional vote for each ten additional members. Ballots are mailed to all eligible chapters in the summer, and the results are traditionally announced at the US Go Congress in late July/early August.
For your vote to count, make sure your club is an official AGA Chapter (chapters are marked with the AGA logo on the Chapter Page and has at least two affiliated members.
Board Member Qualifications
Nominations may be made in writing or email and only by current AGA members. Any member affiliated with an AGA Chapter may nominate any full AGA member to be a director to represent the region in which that chapter is located. The nominee must meet the criteria below and confirm in writing that he/she has read the by-laws and is willing to serve. A member must specify a single chapter affiliation for AGA regional voting purposes, even if the member belongs to more than one chapter. Nominations need to specify the position for which the nomination is made.
To be eligible for election, by the calendar deadline for making nominations, each candidate must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Be a full member in good standing for a period of at least one year.
- Have been resident in the USA for at least six of the last twelve months. Residence offshore as a member of a US Military service will be regarded as US residence.
- Declare in writing a willingness to run and perform the duties of office.
- Declare in writing that they have read the Article of Incorporation and Bylaws of the AGA.
- For regional directors, a candidate must be a resident of the region they wish to represent.
- For at-large directors, a candidate may reside anywhere in the United States, including the territories.