The 2015 Badger Region Volleyball Board of Directors election is now open. Below is the slate of candidates and information about each candidate.
How to vote: All adult members of Badger Region are eligible to vote in this election. An email was sent out by the address email@example.com to the member’s Webpoint email address with a link to the Survey Monkey voting link on Friday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. CT. If you did not receive the voting link, or if you and another member use the same email, please contact Jennifer Armson-Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you another voting link after verifying membership. Voting will close at 5 p.m. CT on May 10. The election winners will be announced by May 13. Click here for more information on the Board of Directors.
2015 SLATE OF CANDIDATES
– Jim Momsen
– Nancy Paulson (incumbent)
– Kim Wudi (incumbent)
– Paul Schlomer (incumbent)
– Kelly Lehman (incumbent)
– Holly Vogelsang
Previous Board Experience: Badger Region Southeast Rep. 2008-present
Why should you be considered for this position? My love and passion for the sport of volleyball and continuous drive to make the sport better for everyone involved. As a BRVA Member who is not attached to any club, I tend to analyze proposals and issues and ask questions to decide, “What is the best thing for the members of the Badger Region?”
Candidate Qualifications and Experience: My background and expertise in Organizational Development, Communications, and Corporate Training will be beneficial in representing local board issues and concerns as well as assisting with development of grassroots training materials. I want to give as much as I can back to the game that meant so much to my father, to give “kids of all ages” (players, parents, fans, coaches, and officials) a positive environment in which to participate, and have them be lifelong fans of the game.
I have been involved in volleyball as:
* A recreational league player (in the 80s-90s)
* A “volleyball dad” (in the ’00s)
* An official (since 2003)
* An Advisory (since 2005) and Voting (since 2008) member of the Badger Region Board
* A member of the local PAVO boards – NIBOWS & Wisconsin Board of Officials (since 2004)
* USAV and PAVO National referee
* Badger Region Referee Chair since 2011
* Active in collegiate officiating, line judging and assigning
Previous Board Experience: I have been a member of the Badger Region Volleyball Association since its inception. My first years of service were dedicated to the role and mission of the Junior Development Chair. Subsequently I have served terms as the Southeast Representative and the Vice Commissioner.
Why should you be considered for this position? I thoroughly enjoy, honor and respect my involvement in the BRVA and having served its membership in each of those capacities. I would like to serve a second term as the Vice Commissioner. There are many initiatives that I want to contribute to bringing to fruition. It is very important to me to continue to support the establishment of our organizational foundation, advance programming opportunities, and enhance the experiences our membership. I take personal responsibility and am dedicated to adhering to the requirements of the role of the Vice Commissioner.
Candidate Qualifications and Experience: In my additional role as the Scorer Chair, I find it very rewarding to have advanced a program that has strengthened the skills of the BRVA referee cadre, club programs and players. My active involvement at BRVA and USAV events are among other avenues where I value utilizing my various Advisory and BOD experience to support the initiatives of the events on behalf of our membership.
I have served in an Advisory or BOD role since the inception of the Badger Region, established in 1994.
I hold or have held positions as Junior Development Chair, Scorer Chair, Southeast Representative, Vice Commissioner, junior coach, club director, college player, college coach and USAV YJOV Boy’s Committee Chair.
Previous Board Experience: Northwest Rep – 2012-2015
Why should you be considered for this position? I am passionate about the sport of volleyball, and I am especially interested in supporting the growth of volleyball throughout the state of Wisconsin. I believe that as volleyball continues to gain popularity, the Badger Region organization plays a critical role in facilitating the growth and development of clubs, tournaments, and coaching education. My background as a former high school coach, club coach and director, and current collegiate coach have provided me with a broad base of knowledge and experience that I have used to ask questions and solve problems as a member of the board for the past three years. I would welcome the opportunity to continue to be an advocate for Northwest clubs while working with other board members and staff to maintain the standard of excellence that defines Badger Region Volleyball.
Candidate Qualifications and Experience:
*Badger Region Northwest Board Rep 2012-2015
*Current head volleyball coach at UW-Eau Claire (8 seasons)
*Director of UW-Eau Claire Volleyball Camps & Clinics
*UW-Eau Claire Classic Club Tournament Director (10 years)
*AVCA Division III Head Coaches Committee
*USAV CAP II Certification & Badger Region Impact Instructor
*Director of Eau Claire Air Volleyball Club from 2006-2011; currently an Eau Claire Air Board Member
*Coach for Eau Claire Air from 1996-2011
*Varsity coach at Durand High School from 2001-2003
*Freshman/sophomore coach at Memorial High School from 2003-2005
*Assistant coach at UW-Eau Claire from 2005-2007
Previous Board Experience: I have served on the Badger Region Board both as an At-Large Representative and the Southwest Representative for the past 7 years.
Why should you be considered for this position? I have experience at all levels of volleyball in the Region and truly want to make the Badger Region a wonderful place for all its members, athletes, club directors, and officials.
Candidate Qualifications and Experience: I am the current Southwest Representative to the Badger Region Board of Directors. I am the current Chairperson for the Badger Girls’ High Performance Program. I am the head coach of the women’s volleyball program at Edgewood College. I have coached club in the region at Wisconsin Select for the past 14 years.
Previous Board Experience: Current Badger Region At-Large Board Member — 3 time incumbent
Why should you be considered for this position? I am an experienced and passionate club director, coach, tournament director, official and parent that is involved with volleyball in the Badger Region on a daily basis. I am an honest and open-minded individual that is both proud of the region’s success and growth in the last 10 years of tenure on the board, but also looking forward with energy and enthusiasm towards continued growth and new opportunities in coming years.
Candidate Qualifications and Experience:
*25+ years of volleyball coaching experience
*20+ years of volleyball refereeing experience
*15+ years of club directing experience
*10+ years of tournament directing experience
*5+ years of club volleyball parenting experience
*3 tenures of Badger Region Board experience
Previous Board Experience: N/A
Why should you be considered for this position? I feel I should be considered for the board because I will be fresh out of college and can bring different viewpoints to the board. I tend to jump at every opportunity I can get my hands on to become more involved in the volleyball community, and I think the Badger Region would be an excellent opportunity for me to continue my involvement. Although collegiate club volleyball is still a relatively unrecognized area, I have learned a lot about the Badger Region and USAV through my involvement. I have grown up around volleyball and have been presented with many opportunities which have helped shape me into the individual that I am today, and my goal is to be able to give back and help other individuals be able to have similar experiences to myself.
Candidate Qualifications and Experience:
*5-year member of Women’s Club Volleyball at UW-La Crosse
*2015 Women’s Division Coordinator for the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC)
*3-years President of Women’s Club Volleyball at UW-L
*1 year Web Coordinator of Women’s Club Volleyball
*1 year Advisory Council for the WVC
*2 years coaching girls’ volleyball at La Crosse Logan High School
*3-year member of the Sport Club Executive Council at UW-L
*1 year as an Events Supervisor at UW-L Rec Sports