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Want to be a Midwest NAH regional rep?

NAH elections are coming up. If you want to run for a regional rep position, declare your candidacy here in a comment.

Deadline is February 27th at 5pm ET. Voting begins the next day by club reps, and closes March 7th 5pm. The results will be available on March 7th in the evening.

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I'd like to put my name on the ballot

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NO LAZY CAMPAIGNING! which position of the 3 would you like and what will you do to make bike polo better for the midwest with the power that comes with that position?

I would like to formally request that I be in charge of hugging new people.

or

Regional Representative, Outreach

PUT ME IN COACH!

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ben schicago wrote:

I would like to take the opportunity to say that Chris Williams and Jerod Walz are two of the best polo players I've ever had the privilege to set foot on the court with.

Also, super handsome.

Vote for Jerod. He gives good hugs.

Following in Jerod's style of candidacy, I'm throwing my hat in the ring for bitching, moaning and knocking shit out of the park behind closed doors, or Regional Representative, NAH board.

To be serious, yes, I typed that, I'll do my damnedest to move our sport forward in the most positive of manners. I love this game and so many of you assholes associated with it, but for real, some of you are just assholes.

That said, here's where I want to go, right meow:
~ a concerted effort toward certified refereeing
~ continued improvements for scheduling of NAH qualifiers and qualifying formats
~ NAH assistance for local clubs (organizational info, outreach help, just more to grow on...)
~ better communication across all levels of the association

talk shit and burn bridges

http://lhbp.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/onward-and-upward/

keeping polo sinful.

I've been into organizing since montana started this. I've been one of the NAH's biggest critics and supporters since the begging. I travel to more tournaments a year then I should. I know this sport in side and out. I know what we need to move forward. The obvious are rules, refs, and courts. I am already working with the NAH on a instructional video for refs. Our court sizes should very by 25ft not 80ft. The NAH needs to stream line some of there process as well. Why is it March and we still don't know where worlds will be? I'd also have no problem displaying the inner goings on in the NAH. Let the people know what issues we are trying to tackle, what we are voting on and so on. I'm trying to make the NAH more than stop watches and whistles. It's time to go legit. (more legit)

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.kremin. wrote:

Why is it March and we still don't know where worlds will be?

a-fucking-men! we know what events will be happening every year so we should be planning this shit at least a year ahead of time...

you've got one of my 3 votes. And isn't mke hosting worlds? ;)

You running for NAH or tournaments?

so who are our candidates? kreimin, zach, and jimmy? i guess they win eh?

as the 2nd hat tosser in...ner i am hurt jake. just hurt.

ben schicago wrote:

I would like to take the opportunity to say that Chris Williams and Jerod Walz are two of the best polo players I've ever had the privilege to set foot on the court with.

Also, super handsome.

Is Zach running for something? And my feelings are hurt that you hurt Jerod's feelings.

talk shit and burn bridges

I'd like to be considered as well. Outreach is not my strong suit but I feel I would be a great fit for either Tournaments or the NAH Board. I haven't been around polo as long as many folks but I'm playing and traveling as much as I possibly can. I've learned a lot and want to do everything I can to see polo reaches it's highest potential. I've got plenty of opinions (do opinions count if they aren't typed in all caps on LOBP?) but am always willing to listen to opposition. I'm organized. I'm a planner. Vote Dellwo.

i'll throw my hat in for outreach. i have been working a lot on materials (proposals, networking, power point, etc.) to use here in louisville with our own metro parks department for leverage.

i would try to crowd source whatever we (and all the regional clubs) come up with once it was complete to enable a more uniform approach across the region on how we deal with new clubs and their respective parks departments, as well as, keeping a database of materials for us all to share.

one thing i noticed isn't on any of these positions is who the responsibile party for securing legal documents for a club or state would be (waivers, insurance, rental agreements, etc.). i know indiana has had some success with this, so i would assume some of this documentation and the process to obtaining a 501c3 would also fall into the outreach category?

keeping polo sinful.

I would like to be considered to regional representative. I’m interested in outreach. I’ve been involved with bike polo for 5 years, and am always thinking of ways to grow the sport, both by increasing interest where I live, but also by reaching out to new clubs. I believe that NAH can contribute to these goals, not only by standardizing the competitive aspect of the game (regulating rules and refs), but also presenting a coherent public relations front. Educating potential new players, sponsors and the general public (not to mention the bicycle industry at large) on the nature of the sport should be a focus.

As bike polo grows, it is important to retain the accessibility that we have become used to. Ensuring that players and teams of all skill levels have the opportunities to attend competitions that introduce them to regions and players they don’t come into contact with often would be another priority for me.

I have not been entirely pleased with NAH’s lack of transparency in its decision making. Publicizing the thought processes that lead to NAH’s decisions would be a role of the outreach committee I would embrace. Other areas I could see the committee focusing on:
bringing players into clubs. fostering inter club relations. growing the sport in terms of total players but also the number of competitive players. making sure the tournament structure is accessible to newer players.

In years past I used my status as a student as an excuse to not become more involved in organizing. After a year and a half of real life, I could use some more activities. My full-time bike shop job leaves plenty of free time for the duties of this position. I am more of lurker on this forum, but I feel that I know most of Midwest bike polo from tournaments. If you don’t know me, don't hesitate to use the LOBP contact form for any questions or comments.

Thanks for your consideration.
-Charlie Hill

Go Charlie!

I know I'm late.... but if I can still put my name in, I'm interested.

So what's our final list:

Jimmy
Jerod
Charlie
Kremin
Nick D
Mike
Tiff?