June 11th BWA Club Meeting: Annual Cookout and Steering Committee Elections!

  • 11 Jun 2019
  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • AW Acres 4121 Peaks Mill Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Meeting Location:

AW Acres River Access

7:30pm on June 11th


Feel free to bring a dish to share, camping chairs, beverages, and possibly a pop up canopy for the rain. Come and celebrate the end of an amazing fiscal year for the BWA and welcome our new steering committee members!!!


At the June meeting we will be electing a new set of officers for the BWA Steering Committee. Although the election will take place at the June club meeting the official transfer of duties will not take place until the steering committee meeting in July. 

If you would like to run for office or nominate someone, you just need to be willing to serve and must say so. There is an election thread on the forum you can post to or emailpresident@bluegrasswildwater.org.

IT COULD BE YOU!




Greetings and surfutations, 

June is a special time for the Bluegrass Wildwater Association because we hold an annual passing of the torch from the current steering committee to the next. Elections will be held on June 11th, 7:30 at AW Acres. We welcome all members to be a part of the magic behind the scenes of this club, especially new members because new members bring new ideas and new ideas help keep the club from getting stuck in a rut. There are many perks to being a part of the Steering Committee such as pro deals and pro friends. 

The election will take place at the June club meeting and the transfer of duties will happen in the steering committee meeting in July.  

Requirements include: 

An interest in boating. 
Boating. 
Coming out to our monthly steering committee meeting. 
Boating. 
Writing a couple of emails a month. 
Boating some more. 
Having some creative ideas. 
Boating. 
Knowing what's fun. (Usually boating.) 
Enthusiasm for helping protect Kentucky's waterways, promote safety, and find solutions to any issues that arise regarding river access, and increasing proficiency of our club's members. 

The stoke is always high in the BWA and the steering committee is one of the biggest and most influential on the East Coast. We are game changers, revolutionalists, we are the change that the world needs. 

Since my time in the BWA, it has been my absoulute privilege to see the steering committee's ideas take root and grow into what are today. We throw the best events and have the closest group of paddlers on the river because of it. Sure it takes effort, but there is no one event that falls on one person's shoulders. It takes a village. And the more enthusiastic the village, the bigger the village grows. If you have any thought of "I'm not worthy," throw it out the window. If you meet any of the requirements above, this club wants you. We want you! 

The club has 13 different positions: 

President 
Vice President 
Treasurer 
Secretary 
Conservation Officer 
Gear Sherpa 
Newsletter Editor 
Safety Coordinator 
Program Director 
Webmeister 
Membership Coordinator 
Members at Large 
NPFF Coordinator 

If you or anyone you know would like to be nominated to be a club officer, please contact me by smoke signal, telegraph, telegram, telephone @ 502-554-8489, or email @ president@bluegrasswildwater.org


See you on the water, 

Michael Daughtery 
President 
Bluegrass Wildwater Association, Inc. 



P.s. (list of officer duties and fine print) 



BWA Bylaws Article VII: Officers and Their Election

Section I: The Officers of the Association shall be the PresidentVice-PresidentPast PresidentSecretaryTreasurerNewsletter EditorRiver Conservation LiaisonSafety Officer, Program Director, Film Festival Coordinator, Web Meister, Gear Meister, Member At Large, and Membership Coordinator. Such other offices that may be created as decided by majority of voters in good standing after it has been announced in the usual and ordinary manner of general communication used by the BWA at the time, with reasonable notice shall also be considered an “officer” for purposes of the Steering Committee. Voting may be electronic or other manner as decided by the Steering Committee at their discretion.

Section II: With the exception of the Past President, officers shall be elected annually by ballot at the regular June general membership monthly meeting. Such election shall be by a majority vote of all members in good standing, after it has been announced in the usual and ordinary manner of general communication used by the BWA at the time, with reasonable notice. Voting may be electronic or other manner as decided by the Steering Committee in their discretion.

Section III: Nominations will be solicited from the general membership by the General Membership Meeting prior to the election. The steering committee will compose a slate of nominees for presentation to the general membership. Additional nominations may be accepted from the floor as of the General Membership Meeting prior to election. Nominations may be made only with the prior consent of the nominee.

Section IV: Officers shall serve for one fiscal year, or until their successors are elected and installed. A vacancy occurring in an elected office shall be filled by vote at the next regularly scheduled general membership meeting.

Section V: Officers shall be current whitewater paddlers and these Bylaws acknowledge the importance of active paddlers being officers in this Organization. Officers shall also be members of the Organization for one year prior to election as an Officer. The President and Vice President, in particular, shall be a consistent paddler with experience on whitewater rivers and shall have held at least one other office prior to the term as President.

Article VIII: Duties of Officers

Section I: The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association, shall be chairperson of the steering committee and shall perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office. Of particular note; it is the responsibility of the BWA President to appoint an individual to act as the Russell Fork Coordinator and to ensure that this festival continues on an annual basis and functions as a fund raiser for American Whitewater. The President can also function in the role as Russell Fork Coordinator should they so choose. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms as BWA President.

Section II: The Vice-President shall act as an aid to the president, presiding in the absence of that officer. (S)He shall also be responsible for organizing the Spring Clinic. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section III: The Secretary shall monitor and record the minutes for the Steering Committee and publish same to the general membership prior to the monthly meetings. Said Secretary may, as directed by the Steering Committee from time to time, to monitor and record the minutes of the Regular Meeting. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office. 

Section IV: The Treasurer shall act as the financial officer in charge of revenue, fund dispersal and accounting and works with the Membership Coordinator on the BWA Handbook. There is no term limit for this office.

Section V: The Newsletter Editor shall be responsible for editing and arranging for all contributions to the Bowlines, the Association newsletter. There is no term limit for this office.

Section VI: The River Conservation Liaison will be responsible for keeping the club informed about projects or legislation which would mar the natural environment of our Kentucky and American wildwater systems. This officer also serves as the liaison between the Association and other conservation and/or river organizations. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section VII: The Safety Officer shall be responsible for educating the membership on issues of boating safety and for the pool and roll sessions. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section VIII: The Program Director shall provide a monthly program with topics relevant to paddling safety, instruction, conservation, wildlife, or the biosphere. Trip reports in video or slide format are also relevant. Said Director may also coordinate with the Member at Large, paddling trips for the Association members. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section IX: The Film Festival Coordinator will be responsible for directing the planning and activities of the BWA’s National Paddling Film Festival (NPFF) and shall maintain separate accounting procedures for the NPFF. There is no term limit for this office.

Section X: The Web Meister shall be responsible for any website or other form of electronic communication on behalf of the BWA. There is no term limit for this office.

Section XI: The Gear Meister shall be responsible for all gear belonging to the club and will work closely with other officers in providing gear for organized club-sponsored events. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section XII: The Member at Large shall assist in the planning and implementation of club events including paddling trips. These officers may be called upon at any time to assist any other officer in performing their duties. In addition, Members at Large should assist the Membership Coordinator to meet and make welcome new and prospective members. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section XIII: The Membership Coordinator should focus on welcoming new and prospective members to the club as well as informing them of prominent Association events. In addition, they should continually search out ways to grow membership and provide benefits to members. The Membership Coordinator is also responsible to work with the Treasurer and the Web Meister on the membership. No person shall serve more than two consecutive terms in this office.

Section XIV: The Past-President will provide continuity across administrations and act on the Steering Committee in a consulting role. (S)He shall be responsible for setting the location and agenda for the annual club party, and submitting a projected party budget to the Treasurer. The Past President serves until the President completes the term of office whether it is one or two terms.




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