BOARD OF DIRECTORS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Here is your opportunity to be nominated for a position on Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors!

Elections will take place on December 1, 2018 at the Annual General Meeting to be held 11:00 am – 1:00 pm during the 2019 Golden Gloves – Provincial Championships in Niagara Falls.

The following positions will be elected:

  • Vice President Competitions, 2 year term
  • Vice President Technical, 2 year term

Nominees should review Appendix A – Boxing Ontario’s Board of Directors to learn more about the objectives of the organization and the role of the Board of Directors. Nominees must also complete Appendix B – Candidate Application Form.

Completed application forms should be sent to the Chair, Nominations Committee:

Jill Perry here:  election@boxingontario.com

 

The deadline for Nominations is Friday, November 16, 2018. 

APPENDIX A

BOXING ONTARIO’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

What is Boxing Ontario?

  1. Boxing Ontario is the provincial sport body that oversees boxing in Ontario.

How is the Board of Directors structured?

  1. The Board of Directors consists of six (6) elected Directors who serve terms of two years. The elected Board annually appoints an additional eight (8) Directors to fill various portfolios related to the operation of the organization. Boxing Ontario’s Bylaws, posted on Boxing Ontario’s website, describes the structure of the Board in further detail and an organizational chart is also available by request.

Responsibilities

  1. The Board of Directors is responsible for setting direction, establishing policy, and overseeing the activities of the organization. More specifically, Directors must:
  • Support the organization’s foundational statements (mission, vision, values)
  • Read and understand the financial statements and otherwise assist the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibility
  • Attend meetings of the Board and actively participate in decision-making
  • Share their areas of expertise with the Board and staff
  • Advocate for the organization
  • Obtain various means of support for the organization, such as sponsorships, advertisers, members, exhibitors, speakers, etc.
  • Fulfill the duties of care, obedience and loyalty to the organization
  • Participate in regular assessments to improve Board performance
  • Participate in strategic planning activities
  • Prioritize and monitor programs and services
  • Select the Executive Director, review his/her performance, and provide direction if needed in accordance with the Executive Director’s job description
  • Avoid conflicts of interest

Time Commitment

  1. Boxing Ontario holds between 6-10 meetings of the Board per year. Directors should also expect to be a member of one or more committees. Directors should anticipate spending at least 8-10 hours per month on Boxing Ontario matters.

Term of Office

  1. Elected Directors serve a term of two years or until a successor is appointed or elected. Directors may be re-elected for subsequent terms.

Eligibility

  1. To be eligible for election as a Director, an individual must:

a)       Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;

b)       Not have been found under the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992 or under the Mental Health Act to be incapable of managing property;

c)       Have the power under law to contract;

d)       Have not been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country;

e)       Not have the status of an undischarged bankrupt; and

f)         Be a resident of Ontario.

How will Directors be selected?

  1. Nominations will be vetted by the Nominations Committee. The Nominations Committee will indicate to the Members its recommendation for each position to be elected. All eligible nominees will be presented to the Members for a vote. Directors are then elected in accordance with the election process outlined in Boxing Ontario’s Bylaws.

What qualifications should a Director have?

  1. Directors should possess a majority of the following General Attributes and more than one of the Specific Skills:

 

General Attributes:

􀂃       Knowledge of boxing                                                  􀂃               Business Acumen

􀂃       Board experience                                                        􀂃               Policy Development

􀂃       Team player                                                                  􀂃               Provincial Sport Perspective

 

Specific Skills:

􀂃       Leadership                                                                    􀂃               Government Relations

􀂃       Funds Development                                                   􀂃               Accounting & Finance

􀂃       Legal                                                                              􀂃               Strategic Change Management

􀂃       Human Resources Management                              􀂃               Marketing/Communications

􀂃       Entrepreneurship                                                         􀂃               National Sport Perspective

􀂃       Political Capital                                                            􀂃               Local Sport Perspective

 

Nominations

  1. Individuals interested in serving as a Director, including all current Directors, are subject to a nomination process which requires the submission of a signed Candidate Application Form and supporting materials by the application deadline.
  2. Upon receipt of all nominations, the Nominations Committee will ensure that each nominee meets the requirements to be eligible for election. The Nominations Committee will then evaluate each nomination and recommend one nominee for each position to be elected. All eligible nominees will be presented to the Members for a vote.

What information will be required to support each application?

  1. Each nominee must complete and sign a Candidate Application Form and submit it to the Nominations Committee along with a résumé. This material will be used by the Nominations Committee to evaluate the nominee.
  2. At its discretion, Boxing Ontario may permit nominees an opportunity to support their nomination before or during the meeting of the Members at which Directors will be elected. Should this opportunity be provided, nominees may choose to prepare the following materials:
  • A campaign platform describing what the nominee would like to do to further the objectives of Boxing Ontario – this material may be as detailed or specific as the nominee desires
  • A short speech describing the nominee and the campaign platform (two minutes maximum)
  • A headshot photo
  • A written biography of the nominee (maximum 300 words)
  • Testimonials from other organizations or other individuals

 

APPENDIX B

CANDIDATE APPLICATION FORM

Please click here: Application Form

[This form must be submitted to Boxing Ontario by the date specified in the Call for Nominations]

 

 

 

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