GLTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION - 2016


The GLTA has a Board of Directors that is made up of a group of individuals who are elected by our member clubs.  We currently are preparing by-law changes that will change the number of Board members and the length of the term.   Our current Board members must step down and run for reelection, if they wish. Our member clubs will elect/reelect two or three Board positions in 2016. Our clubs will vote for Treasurer and one or two  At-Large board member positions.   As an organization we actively encourage people to put themselves forward for election, and are seeking people that have a willingness to serve the LGBTQ tennis community.  We require our Board members to be "workers" and not seek a position for other reasons.  There is no remuneration, no free entries to tournaments or travel expenses to attend tournaments.  We do provide limited travel expenses to attend 2 mandatory Board meetings each year.   

Each GLTA Board member has a variety of responsibilities that include serving as a liaison for a number of GLTA sanctioned tournaments to ensure compliance with GLTA sanctioning requirements. Also, additional specific tasks e.g. for the Secretary-  work involves approximately 25+ hours of volunteer work each week. Our Rankings Chair processes all of the player files for each tournament ; a very time consuming role within the GLTA. Other board responsibilities include responding to players and other organization enquiries. Our Commissioner will respond to 100's + emails a month in addition to their other duties. Our Web and Facebook communication teams are critical key members of our Board, and require extensive hours of work each week.  If you have any questions regarding the responsibilities, please do not hesitate to contact one of our current Board members.  
 
We have selected a non-GLTA Board member to monitor the self-nomination process, and we will select an additional non-GLTA Board member to monitor the voting. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board,  please send an email of interest to Tim Ross - Co-Director of the Detroit tournament at michbuddy@aol.com.  You will be required to complete and submit a short manifesto. We will accept self-nominations until  midnight EST on October 31, 2016.  Each GLTA sanctioned club has one vote, and the club vote should reflect the views of their entire local membership. Our member clubs will vote from November 10, 2016 to December 1, 2016 (ballots are due by 11:59 pm EST) and the 2017 GLTA Executive Board of Directors will be announced shortly after the December 1st deadline.