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Terry and I were discussing the new bylaw last night. I don't think they go far enough. I think when joining the BOD, you should have to give up any sponsorships at all.
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Old 06-05-2020, 03:50 PM
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Terry and I were discussing the new bylaw last night. I don't think they go far enough. I think when joining the BOD, you should have to give up any sponsorships at all.
i agree.
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:02 PM
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Removing the sponsorship aspects will be tricky. If you want top pros participating on the Board or Committees (which are just as or at least were as important), how will that be possible? Nate is essentially beholden to Discraft big time both as a sponsored player and major event producer. Is that good or bad for the sport? No judgment on my part either way, just the nature of a smaller sport where the money to run it mostly comes from the players and the manufacturers. Nate's just the most recent example. There are many other sponsored Board members through the years going back over 30 years. They at least have public Conflict of Interest (COIs) available for members to read and they have done a good job not being involved in votes where there might be a conflict whether real or imagined.

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Removing the sponsorship aspects will be tricky. If you want top pros participating on the Board or Committees (which are just as or at least were as important), how will that be possible? Nate is essentially beholden to Discraft big time both as a sponsored player and major event producer. Is that good or bad for the sport? No judgment on my part either way, just the nature of a smaller sport where the money to run it mostly comes from the players and the manufacturers. Nate's just the most recent example. There are many other sponsored Board members through the years going back over 30 years. They at least have public Conflict of Interest (COIs) available for members to read and they have done a good job not being involved in votes where there might be a conflict whether real or imagined.
I think that the bylaws are just for BOD spots currently. We definitely want their input, but that could be as a committee member or something other than a BOD spot.

I think that Nate does have a conflict of interest, and he has been great about setting that aside from what I can tell. But, we can't always trust that we will have BOD members that can do that as the sport gets bigger. I don't know if this is an outlier that we have 16 people all going for 2 spots, or if it is a sign of things to come. But if it is, then I think we can afford to start to be more picky with who serves on our board.

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Old 06-05-2020, 06:41 PM
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Laura Nagtegaal is from the Netherlands.
I’m aware but I think there should be another international member
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It’s also important to vote for him because he brings much needed diversity
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:00 PM
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It’s also important to vote for him because he brings much needed diversity
Diversity of opinion?
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How long do they serve on the board before needing to be re-elected again?
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How long do they serve on the board before needing to be re-elected again?
Three years. If they are appointed, then it depends. I'm not sure there are any appointed members currently. This option is available in the event the elected Board members don't have expertise in a critical area such as finance/accounting. That's one way it's been used once or twice in the past. Or a person can be appointed to specifically fill the remaining term of an elected member when vacated for some reason, recently when Shawn Sinclair was hired as a PDGA employee and had to leave his Board position. The person who has been included in more Board meetings than anyone in the history of the PDGA is Stork who has been an advisor (without a vote) for at least 20 years.

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Yes. His perspective is that the PDGA should do more to get courses installed in new countries and continents. I think this would expand the global reach of disc golf.
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