Washington Racquetballers,
The first half of the 2019-2020 season saw a decline in sanctioned events, as well as the number of active members of the USAR. The second half of the season, as well as the entire 2020-2021, season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the recent release of approved vaccines and the relaxed restrictions on court access, the WRA board is cautiously optimistic that we can resume activities at some point in the 2021-2022 season.
The Washington Racquetball Association is currently seeking nominations of individuals willing to serve as board members as activities eventually resume. Positions are for 2-year terms expiring 8/31/2023, unless specifically noted.
Current and upcoming vacancies:
Director of Tournament Oversight
Director of Junior Development
Director of Fundraising
Note: The Treasurer position is currently filled by a board appointee and is available for nomination and election to complete a one-year term set to expire 8/31/2022.
Click here to review details about the board positions in the WRA Handbook.
Nominees must:
• Be Washington State citizens, and
• Be at least 18 years old, and
• Maintain a USA Racquetball membership in good standing
The nomination period commences with this announcement and will continue until Wednesday April 7, 2021. If you know of a person who has experience that may be beneficial to the WRA, please submit their name and contact information at the following link: elections@washingtonracquetball.org. Individuals are encouraged to submit their own name for consideration as well.
Nominees are encouraged to submit a brief letter indicating their interest in serving on the WRA Board. All nominees will be contacted by a member of the WRA board for a brief interview and confirmation of their willingness to serve before their name will be added to the ballot. Ballots will be issued listing all approved candidates for all positions on or before Thursday April 15, 2021. The election period will commence with the release of the ballots and will continue until Wednesday June 9, 2021. Ballots will be counted at the annual meeting currently scheduled for Sunday June 13, 2021. Election results will be announced within 10 days of the annual meeting. Additional information about the election process will be shared in a separate email after the nomination period concludes.
According to WRA Bylaws, Board members must satisfy a USAR Bac kground Check, Team USA SafeSport Certification, USAR Level 1 Referee Certification and complete a WRA Board Member Commitment Form within 90 days of election.
We’re looking forward to next season and hope to see you on the court!
Washington Racquetball Association
David Stob, Secretary
Rocco Vega, President
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