18 August 2017


British Association of Snowsport Instructors Limited

Invitation to stand for Election

If you are keen to get involved and have the enthusiasm and skills to serve BASI in the position of Director please send in your nomination.  BASI is seeking nominations from Members who can demonstrate the specific skill sets that relate to the position in order to be able to support the Board.  Evidence of experience and skills must be included in your application and CV. The deadline for applications is Friday 15 September. Further information is available in Note 1.

A General Meeting of The British Association of Snowsport Instructors Limited will be held on Sunday 12 November 2017 at 5pm in Zermatt, Switzerland for the purpose of considering and, if thought fit, passing the following resolutions:

 “Ordinary Resolution 1”

Nordic Director (Nominations will be submitted to the Board and those names will be in the “Notice of General Meeting”  which will be posted no later than 6 weeks before the meeting being held on the 12 November 2017).

 “Ordinary Resolution 2”

Adaptive Director (Nominations will be submitted to the Board and those names will be in the “Notice of General Meeting”  which will be posted no later than 6 weeks before the meeting being held on the 12 November 2017).

 “Ordinary Resolution 3”

Finance Director (Nominations will be submitted to the Board and those names will be in the “Notice of General Meeting”  which will be posted no later than 6 weeks before the meeting being held on the 12 November 2017).

 “Ordinary Resolution 4”

Secretary to the Board (Nominations will be submitted to the Board and those names will be in the “Notice of General Meeting”  which will be posted no later than 6 weeks before the meeting being held on the 12 November 2017).

 

Dated: 18 August 2017

By order of the Board

Robert James Lister, Chairman

  

NOTE 1          
 Invitation to stand for Election to the BASI Board

 

Nominations for Ordinary Resolutions 1 – 4

 

If you are keen to get involved and have the enthusiasm and skills to serve BASI in the position of Director please send in your nomination.  BASI is seeking nominations from Members who can demonstrate the specific skill sets that relate to the position in order to be able to support the Board. Our aim is to have a Board that reflects the diversity of the membership and effectively represent all levels, genders, ages and backgrounds within the Association. Evidence of experience and skills must be included in your application and CV.

Time Commitment as a Board Member

One of the most frequently asked questions about serving as a member of the Board is; “How much time will I have to commit to the role?” It is a very valid question. As a minimum, the role of Director involves: attending four Board Meetings per year (some of these can be attended using a digital platform). Logging in to a monthly conference call (CEO/ Board Update), this is usually in the evening outside normal office hours. In addition there are sub committees (Finance & Remuneration, Strategy, and Membership) who meet, when required, to review specific tasks. Most of your time as a Board member is taken up with matters that concern the whole membership but opportunities do exist to work on areas of specific interest. Where possible conference calls and digital meetings are used to conduct Board activity.

The Role of Finance Director

The Finance Director does not require a specific financial qualification. However, the ability to understand, analyse and clearly explain balance sheets and management accounts is a key aspect of the role. Experience of working closely with budget control methods and financial forecasting would also be useful skills in this role.  The individual should have a willingness to work with the rest of the BASI board to ensure the best financial oversight and planning for the benefit of the association.

Eligibility to Stand for Election  

Article 31. No member shall be eligible for election to the office of Director, Chairperson, Chairperson Elect, Members Ombudsman or Secretary at any General Meeting unless he is a full or life Member.

Nominations to stand for a position on the BASI Board of Directors must be submitted to the BASI office no later than 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017 either by post or email marked ‘Nominations’  - FAO. Mr Robert James Lister, BASI Chairman but sent to Karen Race, BASI,  Morlich House, 17 The Square, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3HG (email: Krace@basi.org.uk )

Nominations must be from the Member wishing to stand and include the following:

  • A statement of your willingness to serve BASI in the role of Director
  • Full CV which expands to demonstrate the skills and experience you have for the position (CV’s will be published publicly in the voting paperwork and online)
  • Proposer and Seconder Nominations. A personal email or letter marked ‘Nominations’ FAO of Mr Robert James Lister, BASI Chairman (sent to Karen Race, BASI,  Morlich House, 17 The Square, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3HG (Krace@basi.org.uk ) must be received from each proposer and seconder. This must be from current Full or Life Members who are eligible to vote in respect of the position that they are proposing or seconding
  • Nordic Director can be voted for by all current Full & Life Nordic MembersAdaptive Director can be voted for by all current Full & Life Adaptive Members.  Finance Director can be voted on by all current Full & Life Members.  Secretary to the Board can be voted on by all current Full & Life Members.  The proposer and seconder nominations must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017
  • A personal résumé of no more than 150 words to go into public voting documents and on the BASI web site
  • A suitable recent head shot photograph (no hats or goggles, jpeg format) of yourself sent by email to Krace@basi.org.uk

 

We look forward to receiving your nominations.

If you would like further information regarding the roles of a Board Director please contact the current Director from the Member Area by selecting Board of Directors or contact the Chairman of the Board, Mr Robert James Lister.  The job descriptions are also available here.

Robert James Lister

Chairman

James.lister@basi.org.uk


Open Forum Meeting

The General Meeting will be followed by a Member’s Open Forum Meeting 6pm -7pm, Members are respectfully invited to discuss any areas they deem fit or submit questions by email to Krace@basi.org.uk  no later than 5pm on the 09 November 2017