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Deadline for USA Fencing Board of Directors Applications is Monday, January 7

01/07/2013, 12:15pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

Have you ever been interested in finding a new way to let your voice be heard and give back to the USA Fencing community?

The USA Fencing Board of Directors has four positions open for election that allow the membership to do just that.

This year, these positions include two At-Large Directors, one Club Director and one Volunteer staff director.

The terms for each of these directors are two years and will begin on Sept. 1 when they will be seated as members of the 15-person board.

Who is eligible to run for election?
All candidates for this election must be current voting members of USA Fencing in good standing.

In addition, the Club Director must have established continuous affiliation with a USA Fencing member club and must have demonstrated familiarity with the responsibilities of club ownership and operations.

The Volunteer Staff Director must have demonstrated sustained involvement with and expertise in some aspect of national or international level competition or administration. This must be only in a volunteer capacity as the Volunteer Staff Director cannot be a current paid staff member of USA Fencing.

How do I apply?
To apply for nomination for one of these positions, please submit your resume detailing your education, work experience, skills, and involvement in USA Fencing, along with a cover letter specifying for which position or positions you seek nomination and detailing why you wish to serve on the Board and why you believe USA Fencing would benefit from your service. In addition, all candidates for a position on the Board of Directors must sign a qualifying affirmation. 

Please complete the Board of Directors affadavit (available 
here) and submit with your application to

When is the deadline?
All application materials must be received no later than January 7, 2013.

How many people can run?
The nominating committee will select a minimum of two candidates each for the Volunteer Staff and Club Director positions. The committee will select a minimum of four candidates for the At-Large Director position.

Who is the nominating committee?
The nominating committee includes 10 individuals:

Four most recent past presidents

  • Kalle Weeks (2008-2012)
  • Nancy Anderson (2004-2008)
  • Stacey Johnson (2000-2004)
  • Donald Alperstein (1996-2000)

Four individuals selected by the USA Fencing Board of Directors

  • Kirsten Crouse, USA Fencing Parent Director
  • Stephen Trevor, USA Fencing Independent Director
  • Carl Borack, FIE Promotion / Publicity Committee Member and 1972 Olympian
  • Phil Reilly, President of Creative Media Development Inc.

Two athletes selected by the athlete council

  • Seth Kelsey, three-time Olympian and 2012 World Team Champion
  • Doris Willette, 2012 Olympian

When will the nominees be announced?
The nominees for each position will be announced on the USA Fencing Web site no later than Jan. 15.

Who is eligible to vote?
Any USA Fencing member age 18 or older in good standing as of Feb. 1, 2013 is eligible to vote for each of these positions.


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