World Flying Disc Federation Call for Candidates: 2011 Elections
30 October 2011
WFDF is seeking enthusiastic, skilled, and committed candidates for its 2011 Board of Directors and Ultimate Committee Elections.
Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by 9 November 2011, and the elections will run from 15 November 2011 to 15 December 2011, with results announced by 31 December 2011 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates.
The following positions are open for election to two-year terms to the Board of Directors commencing on 1 January 2012 and concluding 31 December 2013:
- Secretary (2 year term)
- Treasurer (2 year term)
- Ultimate Committee Chair (2 year term)
- Director At Large (2 year term)
- Director At Large (2 year term)
- Director At Large (2 year term)
Job descriptions can be found here.
The successful candidates will join five continuing Directors to form the 11 person WFDF Board.
IMPORTANT ADDITION TO THE 2011 ELECTION PROCESS: As reviewed at Congress this last August, the Ultimate Committee has been restructured and there are now a number of elected positions (which are not Board level positions) for which WFDF also is seeking candidates:
- Ultimate Committee Deputy Chair (initially a one year team)
- Ultimate Events Subcommittee Chair (logistics, event bid review, other technical issues) (2 year team)
- Ultimate Championships Subcommittee Chair (play issues, eligibility, scheduling, formats, event cycles) (initially a one year team)
- Ultimate Spirit of the Game Subcommittee Chair (2 year team)
- Ultimate Rules Subcommittee Chair (initially a one year team)
The Nominating Committee will conduct the election according to the WFDF Election Policy 6.0.
If you have any questions about election procedures, or need help with your nomination, please contact the Nominating Committee: WFDF(underscore)NomCom(at)yahoogroups(dot)com.
2011 Nominating Committee
For this years election, WFDF President Robert L. "Nob" Rauch will serve as Nominating Committee Chair and Executive Director Volker Bernardi will serve as the Administrator. Two additional members of the Committee are also being sought to serve as scrutineers. Duties of the Nominating Committee are outlined in WFDF Election Policy 6.0 posted as noted in the Election Policy section above. If you are interested in serving on the Nominating Committee, please send an email to Volker Bernardi at volker(dot)bernardi(at)wfdf(dot)org by no later than October 31, 2011.
To apply to be a candidate, you must complete the WFDF Election Nomination ( doc / pdf) and obtain endorsement from a WFDF Member in Good Standing. All interested candidates should review Section 10a of Election Policy 6.0 which outlines the general responsibilities and standards of duty prior to submitting a Nomination Form. Samples of these documents can be found in Appendix 1 and 2 of the WFDF Election Policy 6.0 posted on the WFDF web site. Complete nominations must be received by the Nominating Committee by 9 November 2011. Nominations should be sent to: WFDF(underscore)NomCom(at)yahoogroups(dot)com. You may nominate for more than one position.
WFDF Election 2011
The Election will be conducted on-line via a voting form using the Single Transferable Vote methodology. Members will be sent a link to the voting form directly. The Election will commence on 15 November 2011 and will close on 15 December 2011. The Nominating Committee will announce results by 31 December 2011 subject to confirmation of acceptance by elected candidates. Only WFDF Members in Good Standing may vote in the elections. For a member to be in good standing for the purposes of the 2011 election means WFDF membership dues must be paid by 15 November 2011.
Current WFDF Board
The current WFDF Board, including those Directors who will continue terms through to the end of 2011, is listed here.
Thank you for your consideration.
Robert L. "Nob" Rauch
President, WFDF Board of Directors
Chair, Nominating Committee
WFDF Election Nomination ( doc / pdf)
Latest WFDF Communiques
04 September 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF’s Ultimate Committee, Guts Committee and Board of Directors are seeking bids from potential host organizers for the upcoming sanctioned continental club events to be held in 2017:
• WFDF Asia Oceanic Ultimate Club Championships 2017 (AOUCC)
• WFDF Pan American Ultimate Club Championships 2017 (PAUCC)
• WFDF Asia Oceanic Guts Club Championships 2017 (AOGCC)
• WFDF All Africa Ultimate Club Championship 2017 (AAUCC)
The 2015 events, which are due to be held over the last quarter of 2015, are going to be held as follows:
• AAUCC – Uganda. Sat 12th – Sun 13th September 2015 with 7 teams registered in 1 Division (Mixed)
• AOGCC – Chinese Taipei. Sat 17th – Sun 18th October, 2015 with registration still open, 2 Divisions (Open, Women`s)
• PAUC – Mexico. Wed 18th – Sat 21st November 2015 with 49 teams registered in 4 Divisions (Open, Women`s, Mixed, Open Masters)
• AOUC –Hong Kong. Fri 27th – Sun 29th November 2015 with 25 teams registered in 3 Divisions (Open, Women`s, Mixed)
AOUC and PAUC (National teams) are held on a quadrennial basis alternating with the AOUCC and PAUCC (Club teams).
If you are interested in preparing a bid, we ask for initial indications of interest no later than 15th October 2015. The deadline for submitting completed bids for the above listed events is 1st December 2015, and it is anticipated that bids will be awarded no later than 20th February 2015 and the announcement for the event location will be 31st March 2016.
Please note that all bids must be sent in using the official WFDF bid templates which will be emailed to you upon receipt of your expression of interest.
For information about any of these events, the bidding process, or to confirm your expression of interest, please contact Karina Woldt, WFDF Event Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
02 September 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the Congress has approved the Georgian Flying Disc Federation (GFDF) as regular and the Chilean Association of Ultimate (AChU) as provisional national members of the World Flying Disc Federation. The acceptance of these two member associations brings the WFDF membership to 65 member associations in 62 countries, adding two key countries in Eastern Europe and South America to the WFDF membership portfolio.
31 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today WFDF released an update to the World Ultimate Ranking list for WFDF member nations who have participated in major events over the past 4 years. This update takes into the account the recent results from the WFDF World Under 23 Ultimate Championships, held from July 11 to 18 in London.
Rankings are based on the finishing position of each country’s top team in each playing division from the most recent Ultimate events as follows:
- World Ultimate Club Championships (2014), WUCC
- World Ultimate and Guts Championships (2012), WUGC
- World Under-23 Ultimate Championships (2015), WU23
- World Ultimate Junior Championships (2014), WJUC
- World Championships of Beach Ultimate (2015), WCBU
“Points are accumulated based on the finishing position of the highest ranked team for each country in each playing division, with a maximum number of points awarded to the first place team equal to the number of countries participating in that division,” explained WFDF Ultimate Committee chair Brian Gisel. “The number of points awarded is reduced by 1 for each lower finishing position. For example, in a division with 10 different countries, the highest ranked country receives 10 points, the second ranked country receives 9 points, the third 8 points and so on. These rankings will be updated at the conclusion of each major event listed above.”
21 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that two additional discs for WFDF and USA Ultimate (USAU) championship-level competition have been approved. The Discraft UltraStar, Web Mold II – Hot Stamp and the Yikun Sports UltiPro both were granted championship-level approval by the Disc Standards Working Group. The approval of these two discs brings the total of WFDF and USA Ultimate championship-approved discs to seven – five of which are manufactured by Discraft with a variety of molds and printing processes.
09 August 2015 - Official Communication
Today the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) released its updated list of average Spirit of the Game scores by country. Inspired by the recently published WFDF Power Rankings, and started as an exercise in curiosity, this list takes into account all the teams from each country at relevant World Championships over the past four years, including the Spirit scores from the recent World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Dubai and the U23 in London. Find the full list here.
05 August 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Rob McLeod, also known as “Frisbee Rob,” as WFDF Director of Communications and Global Media. This newly created volunteer position will assist the officers and executive staff in the daily media and networking services like issuing media releases, identifying content and managing WFDF’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and improving the existing presence on youtube and other video platforms.
“We are extremely pleased that we were able to find someone with the media and promotion experience that Rob has within the Flying Disc sports community,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “WFDF needs to take better advantage of the evolving opportunities in social media in order to better communicate with all of WFDF’s stakeholders and audience. Rob recently spent time with the WFDF officers and staff in London for the World U23 Ultimate Championships. We had previously discussed this role with Rob and, after the WFDF Congress last weekend and hearing all of the work that the national flying disc federations are doing to grow the sport, Rob decided to enthusiastically accept this role.”
02 August 2015 - Official Communication
WFDF is pleased to announce that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today has granted full recognition to the World Flying Disc Federation at its 128th Session in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Established in 1985 and celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the WFDF is composed of 62 national member associations on five continents. WFDF had received provisional recognition by the IOC in May 2013.
“The sport of Flying Disc has been granted full recognition by the International Olympic Committee today and WFDF is extremely honored and humbled by the decision and support shown by the IOC Session for our sport today. We are very thankful to the IOC membership, the Executive Board and its administration, in particular to the IOC Sport Department and staff, for their guidance and support during the period since WFDF was provisionally recognized by the IOC Executive Board in May 2013,” stated WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch.
21 July 2015 - Official Communication
The 2015 WFDF World Overall Championships are under way in Norrköping, Sweden, from 18-25 July 2015. The event features 7 disciplines as are Double Disc Court, Freestyle, Accuracy, Discathon, Self Caught Flight, Distance and Disc Golf. Athletes from 11 countries participate in the event.
Find all nes, articles, results and videos on the official event website.
26 June 2015 - Official Communication
The World Flying Disc Federation is pleased to announce that the WFDF 2016 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) will be hosted in the city of Wrocław (Poland). The event will be held from July 31-August 6, 2016 at the facilities at the Pola Marsome fields in Wrocław. The finals will be staged in the Stadion Olimpijski (Stadium), a venue of the 2017 IWGA World Games, on August 6, 2016. The successful bid, which topped five other qualified bids, came from the Ultimate bro s.c. (UB) group headed by Michal Dul and is supported and endorsed by the Polish Ultimate Players Association.
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