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Last updated March 6, 2020.


All current members of the BPA may vote regardless of membership level—including all paid pre-registrants of the 2020 World Boardgaming Championships—except those purchasing one-day Guest passes. Votes will be recorded in accordance with membership status as outlined on the membership page and are weighted appropriately by election officials. Those elected to the BPA Board will serve three-year terms through the 2023 convention season. The new Board will be introduced during the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 28, at 3 p.m.  in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, PA. All BPA members are invited to attend.

In order to vote, use our electronic ballot. The e-mail you supply with your vote must match the e-mail we have on file for you (and will be the e-mail this Notice was sent to). Each member may cast only one ballot, and may vote for up to three (3) individual candidates on that ballot. Multiple ballots from the same e-mail address will be disqualified. The final day to vote is June 1, 2020. In order for your vote to count, you must cast your ballot on the website no later than midnight ET on June 1, 2020.

The last day to join the BPA in order to be eligible to vote is June 1, the "Record Date". In order for the Vote to count, a quorum of ten percent (10%) of all members who have joined the BPA as of the Record Date must cast valid ballots on or before the Final Voting Date. We anticipate the Quorum will be approximately 160 voters.

NOTE: Any person may run for election as a Director. Candidates must comply with the Board’s nomination rules in order to be placed on the ballot. The three candidates receiving the most votes will be elected.

[  ] Bryan Collars—I love WBC so much I designed a game about it. I love the camaraderie, competition, and memories I’ve made at the con. I’m a longtime WBC attendee, play a wide range of games from euros to wargames and I know a large cross section of the membership. I’ve experienced WBC at all levels, player, GM, designer, and developer. I have spent the last decade modernizing organizational record systems into electronic formats and my goal is to do the same for WBC. Improved WBC event management tools and near real time Laurel updates are where I’ll start.

[  ] Ken Gutermuth—I believe my position on the Board for the last eighteen years will allow me to help WBC build on its traditions as the premier gaming convention of the year while continuing to move its transition to a family friendly gaming vacation spot in Seven Springs forward. The WBC has given me opportunities to meet many who I now call friends and to spend time with my family. I want to make sure others have that same opportunity for years to come by continuing to improve the processes to make WBC the best week of gaming for all attendees.
[  ] Jonathan Lockwood—Board gamer since 1968, Retired Army Colonel, WBC Gamemaster for 21 years. I’d like to promote year-round BPA gaming. Many attend WBC, but many cannot. So that all experience the same competitive challenges and camaraderie of WBC, I propose creating a PBEM czar to ensure that all games eligible have PBEM tournaments run on a regular basis, and that “no game will be left behind.” With proven experience working in large organizations, I look to bring my skills to make BPA better than ever with more playing time all through the year.
[  ] Peter Stein—I've been playing games like Strat-O-Matic, Landslide, and Russian Campaign for years. I went to Avaloncon 1993 not knowing anyone and everything has changed. Now I'd like to repay the hobby for that life changing event. In real life, I've worked in accounting for over 30 years so I havea solid business background. I've served as Treasurer and President for several organizations including Columbus Area Boardgaming Society. I've also helped run conventions like Buckeye Game Fest and the Board Room at Origins. I think my experiences would make me a valuable member of the Board.
[  ] Stuart Tucker—I am a professional economist and editor at the World Bank, where I am successfully dealing with authoring clients and reading customers, while building and managing an open access knowledge site. My experience in game and book publishing, and prior experience on the Board put me in a good position to continue serving. Through wise insight, good organizational sense, knowledge of the gaming community, and judicious action, I have a track record of guiding the BPA through many challenges. I offer my time and support. Tell me your ideas when you see me at next summer’s convention.
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