2015 CBTF Elections - Athletes', Coaches' and Judges' Rep Positions

The positions of Athlete's Representative, Coaches' Representative and Judges' Representative on the CBTF Technical Committee and Board of Directors are scheduled for election this year.

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee for these three positions is August 10, 2015 (refer to the attached Nomination Forms for mail, fax and email addresses). Voting will be held online using the CBTF website, between August 17, 2015 and September 9, 2015. Results will be announced at the 2015 CBTF Annual General Meeting during the Fall Conference, September 11-14, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta.

All three positions will be elected for a 2-year term: 2015 AGM through the 2017 AGM.

To make a nomination, both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members in good standing.

The attached forms include further details about the nomination requirements and nomination submission process for each position. These forms should be used to nominate someone for any of the following positions:

  • Athletes' Representative
  • Coaches' Representative
  • Judges' Representative

CBTF requires the consent of the nominee to allow her/his name to stand for any of these positions. Before submitting a nomination, please contact the potential nominee and obtain their consent to allow their name to stand for nomination. Include this consent when submitting the Nomination Form - forwarding an email confirmation is satisfactory.

Nominees should be aware that the Roles and Responsibility for Judges' Representative were recently changed and a new position, WBTF Judges' Representative, was created.

Judges' Representative

  • He/She shall be responsible for any and all affairs of the CBTF concerning the operation of the Judges’ Association and its members.
  • He/She shall be responsible for the operation of the CBTF Judges’ Program and maintaining accurate records of same.
  • He/She shall be responsible to prepare and submit all reports, briefs, budgets and timetables as required by the CBTF.
  • He/She shall shall automatically be placed on the Canadian Winner/Championships judging panel. He/She must apply to be a judge at the IC Qualifier and Team Trials, along with all others.
  • He/She shall prepare all assignments required for the application for Canadian Winner/Championships. In an International Cup year, assignments in the Solo, 2Baton and 3Baton events, if selected to be part of the application process, will be prepared by the WBTF Judges Representative.

WBTF Judges' Representative

  • The position is appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • All CBTF Technical Members in good standing who also hold the WBTF Master Judge certification are eligible for the appointment, including the sitting National Judges’ Representative. The appointed individual should have significant experience at the international level.
  • The appointment shall be on the same cycle as the CBTF Judges’ Representation position (ie. be appointed in odd-numbered years) and be a 2-year appointment.
  • As with other Board appointments, confirmation requires that the majority of votes cast be in the affirmative. Total votes cast - Yes, No and Abstain - must meet the Board Meeting quorum requirement.
  • The appointed individual:
    • Shall act as liaison with other World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) member countries’ judges' representatives.
    • Shall represent the CBTF at all duly called WBTF Judges Committee meetings.
    • Shall automatically be placed on the IC Qualifier and Team Trials judging panels. He/She must apply to be a judge at the Canadian Winner/Championships, along with all others.
    • Shall prepare all assignments unique to the application for Team Trials and World Championships. Additionally, in an International Cup year, he/she shall prepare assignments in the Solo, 2Baton and 3Baton events, if those events are selected to be part of the application process.
    • Will *not* be an automatic member of the Judge Selection Committee, but may be a substitute in the event the National Judges' Representative is applying to judge at the IC Qualifier, Team Trials, International Cup or World Championships.
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2015 CBTF Special Election - Technical Chair

Nominations for positions requiring a Special Election are now being accepted. Both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members (nominees, if successful, must upgrade to a Full Membership or equivalent).

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee is August 10, 2015 (refer to the Nomination Form for mail, fax and email addresses). Elections will be held at the 2015 CBTF Annual General Meeting during the Fall Conference, September 11-14, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta.

Please refer to the attached form for further details about the nomination process. This form should be used to nominate someone for any of the following positions:

  • Technical Chair

These election is to complete the balance of the current term: 2015 AGM through 2016 AGM.

Before submitting a nomination, please contact the potential nominee and obtain their consent to allow their name to stand for nomination. Include a copy of this consent when submitting the Nomination Form - forwarding an email confirmation is satisfactory.

Nominees should be aware that the Roles and Responsibility for Technical Chair were recently changed and a new position, WBTF Technical Advisor, was created.

CBTF Technical Chair

  • He/She shall administer, organize, develop and ensure the implementation of CBTF’s technical game plan.
  • He/She shall chair all meetings of the Technical Committee.
  • He/She shall be responsible for the updating of all technical rules and regulations.
  • He/She shall ensure the implementation of all technical programs established by the Board of Directors.
  • He/She shall assume technical responsibility for all CBTF-sanctioned national and international competitions held in Canada.
  • In cases of technically-related disputes or discrepancies, the Technical Chairperson shall be responsible to resolve the matter with direct input, advice and assistance from the CBTF President. In competition situations, the Competition Director shall also be consulted.
  • He/She shall provide all pertinent technical information to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

WBTF Technical Advisor

  • This position is appointed by the Board of Directors.
  • All CBTF Technical Members in good standing are eligible for the appointment, including the sitting Technical Chair. The appointed individual should have significant experience at the international level.
  • The appointment shall be on the same cycle as the Technical Chair position (ie. be appointed in even-numbered years) and be a 2-year appointment.
  • As with other Board appointments, confirmation requires that the majority of votes cast be in the affirmative. Total votes cast - Yes, No and Abstain - must meet the Board Meeting quorum requirement.
  • The appointed individual:
    • Shall act as liaison with other World Baton Twirling Federation (WBTF) member countries’ technical representatives.
    • Shall represent the CBTF at all duly called WBTF technical meetings.
    • Shall be responsible for the organization and maintenance of the WBTF Pair and Team Declaration Process.

 

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2015 CBTF Elections - Executive and Technical Committee Positions

Several positions on the CBTF Technical Committee and Executive are scheduled for election this year.

The deadline for nominations to be received by the Nomination Committee for the six positions listed below is August 10, 2015 (refer to the attached Nomination Forms for mail, fax and email addresses). Elections will be held at the 2015 CBTF Annual General Meeting during the Fall Conference, September 11-14, 2015, in Calgary, Alberta.

All six positions will be elected for a 2-year term: 2015 AGM through 2017 AGM.

To make a nomination, both the nominator and the nominee must be CBTF members in good standing.

The attached forms include further details about the nomination requirements and nomination submission process for each position. These forms should be used to nominate someone for any of the following positions:

  • President
  • 2nd Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Badge Officer (Skills Development Program Representative)
  • Group Events Representative
  • Sanction Officer

CBTF requires the consent of the nominee to allow her/his name to stand for any of these positions. Before submitting a nomination, please contact the potential nominee and obtain their consent to allow their name to stand for nomination. Include this consent when submitting the Nomination Form - forwarding an email confirmation is satisfactory.

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Board Members

The current members of the CBTF Board of Directors are:

President Joanne Moser, ON
Past-President Jeff Johnson, ON
1st Vice-President Karen Gratton, BC
2nd Vice-President Beth Jamieson, AB
Secretary Cindey Dietrich, SK
Treasurer Michelle Bretherick, ON
Technical Chair Vacant
Judges' Rep Ron Kopas, ON
Coaches' Rep Kim Genton, ON
Athlete's Rep Sara Thibeault, SK
BC Chair Denise DeWolff, BC
Alberta Chair Candy Tedford, AB
Saskatchewan Chair Alison Pickrell, SK
Manitoba Chair Edie Parisian, MB
Ontario President LeeAnn Wilson, ON
Quebec President Julie Cushman, QC
New Brunswick Chair Nadine Lebelle-Dejario, NB

 

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Board Elections

CBTF Board of Directors members are elected to their positions for two-year terms. [Note: Provincial representatives to these bodies are elected according to each province's own by-laws.]

The CBTF recently adopted an alternating election system. Under this new system, some positions will be elected in even-numbered years and other positions will be elected in odd-numbered year.

At the 2009 election, and in the odd-numbered years following, the positions open for election will be:

  • President
  • 2nd Vice-President
  • Secretary

Also at the 2009 election, and in the odd-numbered years following, the Technical Committee positions open for election will be:

  • Judges Representative
  • Coaches Representative
  • Athletes Representative
  • Group Representative
  • Skills Development Program Representative
  • Sanction Officer

At the 2010 election, and in the even-numbered years following, the positions open for election will be:

  • 1st Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Technical Chair

 

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