Elections / Nominations/Appointments

General Outline of Procedures to Build ICF Board and Advisory Board:

*Modified schedule for 2020 ICF Board Elections:

 

February 3, 2020 ICF Board Election opens
February 10, 2020 ICF Board Election closes; results announced
February, March ICF Board recruits Volunteers to Advisory Board Positions
March, 2020 Announce Annual General Meeting Call for Nominations to Advisory Board as Members at Large (3)
April, 2020 Annual General Meeting Opens Election of Members at Large by Current ICF Ambassadors (3)
April, 2020 Annual General Meeting Closes Members at Large announced (3)
June, 2020 ICF Board recruits Volunteers to Advisory Board Positions (1)
June-October Ambassador Renewal and Recruitment in all countries
October, 2020 Joint Meeting of Retiring and Incoming Advisory Board Ambassador General Assembly at ICF Congress

Note: Interest for other Board Positions (Appointments) may be submitted at any time

 

The Board and Advisory Board structure is based upon the current By-Laws adopted by the membership of the International Camping Fellowship at a meeting in February 2018. A full copy of these By-Laws is available upon request.

 

The Board (4 Positions) is composed of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. This body is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization (ICF) and perform all duties related thereto. The term of service shall be one year but the Board members are encouraged to let their name stand to the next ICF International Camping Congress (3 years). The Board is part of, consults with and reports to the Advisory Board.

 

The Advisory Board Appointments (5-7 Positions) are composed Committee Chairs and are recruited on the basis of skills set and interest.

The other Advisory Board Members consist of Members-at-Large (elected or appointed). Ex-Officio Members may include Past-President, the next Congress Chair (or designate) and any other such appointments that the Board deems appropriate. To promote continuity, Advisory Board Members are encouraged to serve, if possible, from Congress to Congress.

 

Candidates for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary must be current ICF Members, and may be nominated by any other current Member. Nominees must meet the following criteria and agree to these service obligations:

  • A minimum of three years of prior experience on the ICF Board or Advisory Board
  • Willingness and ability to fund personal travel and expenses to one (1) ICF Board meeting annually (and to participate in periodic virtual meetings)
  • The ability to work and contribute in English (or to provide such translation support as needed)
  • The time and resources for such duties as may be defined and developed by the Board and assume by the candidates

 

Candidates for Treasurer must be current ICF Members, and may be nominated by any other current Member. Nominees must meet the following criteria and agree to these service obligations:

  • Demonstrated experience in budget management and financial oversight
  • Willingness and ability to fund personal travel and expenses to one (1) ICF Board meeting annually (and to participate in periodic virtual meetings)
  • The ability to work and contribute in English (or to provide such translation support as needed)
  • The time and resources for such duties as may be defined and developed by the Board and assume by the candidates

 

Candidates for Members-at-Large are elected by a vote of all current Ambassadors. This election is conducted after the Board election and appointment of other members of the next term’s Board, Advisory Board and Ambassadors. It may be conducted electronically or as part of the General Assembly of Ambassadors. To promote continuity, Advisory Board Members are encouraged to serve, if possible, from Congress to Congress.

 

Candidates for Ambassadors are ICF Members who are elected, acclaimed or appointed from within each country by the ICF membership of that country. If more than one nomination is submitted, then an election is conducted. If only one candidate is nominated, the candidate may be acclaimed or appointed by the ICF Board. If there are no nominations from a particular country, the Ambassador Attaché on the Advisory Board seeks out a suitable volunteer..

Ambassador responsibilities include:

  • Recruit additional ICF Members within their country.
  • Assist in forging links amongst members, nationally and internationally, including exchange of campers, camp staff, directors.
  • Supply news and information from the country to ICF on a regular basis.
  • Survey known information on organized camping and outdoor experience in their country.
  • Disseminate information on international camping and ICF programs and services.
  • Serve as a member of the ICF General Assembly at the next International Camping Congress
  • Secure regional co-ordinators within the country when appropriate.
  • Assist in the work if the ICF in other ways as requested to do the work of ICF.

 

Nomination forms are available to any and all current Members.

Nomination Forms must be completed and submitted in a timely fashion.

If more than one nomination is received for any given Board position, the current Past President (Election Chair) or designate formulates a ballot of all persons nominated, along with biographical information and photograph. This information is posted for review as part of the election process.. Voting privileges in a Board Election and at an Annual Meeting are extended to all current Members. Results are posted from the ICF Office.

If more than three nominations are received for Members-at-Large positions, the current Ambassador Attaché conducts an election with the current Ambassadors.


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