Annual Meeting Notice

BPAA Officers & At Large Directors' Slate

The BPAA Nominating Committee completed interviewing all candidates who applied for an At-Large Director seat or Officer seat on the BPAA Board of Directors.

The Nominating Committee, chaired by Kevin Krauss of Seminole, Florida, recommends the following three persons to serve as At-Large Directors:

Mandy Haws (Sooner Bowling Center, Norman, Oklahoma)
Chrissie Kent (Doug Kent's Rose Bowl Lanes, Newark, NY)
Diane Voight (Community Bowling Centers, Livonia, Michigan)

The Committee is pleased to recommend the following individuals to serve as officers of the association:

Nancy Schenk for President (B & B Bowling Lanes, Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Randy Thompson for President-elect (Plaza Lanes, Des Moines, Iowa)
Jim Decker for Secretary (Double Decker Lanes, Rohnert Park, California)
Mark Voight for Treasurer (Community Bowling Centers, Livonia, Michigan)

The BPAA's Annual Membership Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 19, 2017, at 10:30 AM CT at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, in Nashville, Tennessee, at which time members will vote. This notice serves per BPAA bylaws, as official notification to membership, the names of all qualified persons who have been nominated by the Nominating Committee to serve as At-Large Directors being published to the Regular Members at least ninety (90) days before the Annual Meeting.

Per BPAA bylaws, At-large Director candidates must be an owner, partner, officer, director, or management employee of a Regular Member; however, they need not have a proprietary interest in the Regular Member's business in order to be eligible to serve as an At-Large Director. Officer candidates (and Regional Directors) must have a minimum of a five percent (5%) equity ownership interest in a Regular Member's business (a "Proprietary Interest") in order to be eligible to serve as an Officer or Regional Director of the Association.

A provision of BPAA bylaws allow individuals interested in an officer or at-large director position to submit an application outside the nominating process and allows for their name to be on the ballot. The bylaw states such applications must be received at least 60 days before the annual meeting-April 20, 2017.

If you have any questions concerning this process, please email Kevin Krauss, Chairman of the BPAA Nominating Committee, at kevin@seminolelanes.com or Laurie Clower, BPAA Staff Liaison to the Nominating Committee, at laurie@bpaa.com.

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