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Call for Nominations: 2001-2003 USACK Wildwater Committee

Deadline for Nominations is October 10th
Deadline for Final Votes is October 31st

The current Wildwater Committee is at the end of its term!

It is now time for some fresh faces and ideas as we enter into an important development period for Wildwater in the United States. So it is critical that we not only nominate active leaders, but that you also weigh in as a member in good standing of USA Canoe/Kayak with your final vote.

This coming term will last through 2003, so make your vote count! If you have not done so already, please also read the article featuring outgoing Chair Scott Overdorf, which offers his views last term's successes and what the new committee will face.

To nominate a candidate for a USACK Wildwater Committee Seat, please complete the following:

  • Email your nominee's name, email address and/or phone number to
  • Include the seat name for which you are nominating the person(s).
  • If possible, please include reasons why you think person(s) would perform well in the position(s). Where possible, please also include some bullet points with bio or background information on your nominee.
  • Include your current USACK number with your nomination. You will also have to include your member number at voting time for the votes to be counted.
  • Send the email no later than October 10th. Nominations received after this date will not be eligible for USACK member vote.

Here are the committee positions with a brief explanation of duty language (from the Bylaws):

b.1 The duties of the Chair shall be to prepare agenda for and to call and preside over meetings of the WWC; to appoint subcommittees and represent and act in behalf of the committee between meetings of the WWC; to assure the WWC selects an election officer for committee elections administration in odd numbered years. The Chair bears overall responsibility to set an annual agenda and to achieve the committee goals of advancing ongoing instructional, competitive, and promotional programs; to act upon budget matters pertaining to WWC allocations in absence of the Treasurer. b.2 The Chair is a voting member of the WWC.

Vice Chair
c.1 The duties of the Vice Chair shall be to preside over meetings of the WWC in absence of the Chair; to coordinate and report the activities of subcommittees as directed by the Chair. c.2 The ViceChair is a voting member of the WWC.

d.1. The duties of the Treasurer shall be to collect cost information on WWC committee proposed expenditures on equipment and/ or program activities for discussion among the WWC committee; to prepare a proposed budget for the WWC each year to be submitted to the USACK Board of Directors for review and approval; to communicate with the USACK National Office for discussion and approval of all disbursements from the WWC committee approved allocation; to work with any subcommittee with assigned purposes of improving revenue or altering budgeting practicies within the WWC; to communicate any revenue improvement activities to the USACK National Office. d.2 The Treasurer is a voting member of the WWC.

Newsletter/Rankings Editor
e.1. The duties of the editor shall be to collect and publish information regarding programs, training, competitons, and meetings organized by the WWC and those like activities of interest to the WWC membership; collect racing results information and publication of wildwater competitor rankings twice annually.

Events and Program Coordinator
f.1 The duties of the coordinator shall be to solicit information from all sources and provide facts and opinions to the committee regarding site selections for WildWater competitions for US Wildwater Team Trials and Wildwater National Championships; to provide information and coordinating activity pursuant to wildwater training, development, instructional, coaching, and racing activities. f.2 The Program Coordinator is a voting member of the WWC.

Western and Eastern Athlete Representatives
The athlete representative shall have participated in Wildwater National Championships within the past two years, or have been a member of the US Wildwater Team within the past four years. g.2. One athlete representative shall be elected from the eastern portion of the United States , a) inclusive of all states east of the Mississippi River, and Minnesota, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas, and b) one representative from west of the Mississippi River, excluding the specific states mentioned in part a) of this sentence. g.3. The duties of the athlete representative shall be to communicate agenda items from the committee to the WWC affiliates in their respective regions of the USA, and to gather collective information regarding input to committee affairs and programs from the WWC affiliates upon WWC affairs.

Team Manager (To be elected by voting committee Members)
The team manager shall be selected and appointed by the WWC elected Committee Members, at any time as needed to fill the role of manager and team leader for the US Wildwater Team. h.1 The duties of the team manager shall be to coordinate travel and lodging affairs for the US team during the periods of participation in International Competition; to inform current team members of any information specific to thier participation as a team member in competition, development, and promotional activities.