Would you like to help run the ERC?

There are FOUR open positions on the European Regional Committee (ERC)  – nominations due by 30th November 2023.

The ERC has now been in place for two years. The committee normally serve for 4 years, but when we started, we set 3 of the 5 members a shorter two-year term, so that the committee would not all change at the same time going forward.

Three members end their initial term on 31st December this year – Roberts Stafeckis, Daniel Larsson John Swabey. Roberts and Daniel are willing to stand for a second term, should they be elected, whereas John has decided to stand down. Kerstin Loretz has decided to resign from the committee with immediate effect.

We are therefore recruiting for FOUR open positions.

The committee operates via email but also meets approximately once per month. The main language used is English. The ERCs main task is to ensure that the calendar of ERC Championships and Club League Matches are organised and planned. This involves finding hosts, agreeing the bids, sending out invitations, managing the player lists, communicating with the host organisers and advertising all this on the WCF website. Additionally, the ERC may consider regional promotional or development initiatives if requested by the Members.

Please advertise this opportunity to help organise and develop croquet in Europe amongst your players. We invite nominations by 30th November 2023.

The Nomination Process

All nominations must be made via the Member Organising body to the WCF Secretary-General and may be submitted by Full or Associate Members. Nominees may come from a Recognised Croquet Organisation (RCO) but must be nominated by a Member.

All nominations for these positions must be authorised in writing or by email by the candidate and by an appropriate officer of the nominating Member. Nominations must be accompanied by a brief résumé of the candidate’s personal details and their objectives. They must be received by the WCF Secretary-General no later than the 30th November 2023. A headshot photo would also be appreciated.

Election – if there are more candidates than open positions, there will be an election. The process for this will be circulated should it become necessary.