The SCCA Board of Directors is made up of representatives from 13 geographic Areas, acting primarily as a policy-making body overseeing the direction of the Club.
Unlike many corporate boards, the SCCA Directors are elected by members in a popular vote. The requirements to run are relatively simple – you must be a member in good standing of the SCCA, your Region of Record must lie in an area with open elections, your principal place of residence must be within said Area, and you must have access to electronic communications. While those are the requirements per the SCCA Operations Manual, ideal candidates should reflect the core values of the Club:
Excellence – The Spirit of a Competitor
Service – The Heart of a Volunteer
Passion – The Attitude of an Enthusiast
Team – The Art of Working Together
Experience – The Act of Wowing our Community
Stewardship – The Mindset of an Owner
This year, Areas 1, 5, 7, 8, and 13 are up for election. If you fit the criteria and think you’d be a good fit, we encourage you to consider running.
If you decide to run for a Director, what do you need to do?
Everything is outlined in the Operations Manual, which you can find in the file cabinet through your profile page on SCCA.com. But in short:
In addition to the previous requirements, each nomination must be accompanied by the signatures of 20 members from the area who are also in good standing. Those signatures must be sent to the National Office, attention Mary Hill, either by US Mail or email. by October 1 to officially appear on the ballot.
Each year, ballots are distributed as closely to October 15 as possible, and are required to be returned by November 15. The newly elected Board members assume their position on January 1 of the following year.
Do you think you’d be a good fit, or want to shape the direction of the SCCA? Nominations are now open, so don’t delay!