November 18, 2017

Dear CDBA Members and Supporters:

The California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA) seeks nominations year-round to serve on the Board of Directors at its annual election and for vacancies.The 2018 Nomination Committee is now asking for nominations to serve a term effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019. A term is 2 years and renewable for up to 3 consecutive terms (6 years).

The Nominations Committee is recruiting persons who will provide leadership for the organization. The CDBA Board is also a “working board” which requires a commitment to volunteer at CDBA events and programs.

Board Member responsibilities may include:

- Policy and Decision Making
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Sponsorship Development
- Fund/Grant Development
- Membership Development
- Publicity and Marketing
- Race Operations
- Operations of Equipment Inventory
- Youth Activity Development

If you are interested, please complete the Nomination Application, or if you identify a person who would be an asset to serve on the Board, submit the person’s email and/or phone number and the Nomination Committee will directly contact the person.

The CDBA is actively seeking persons who have a background in finance, legal, prior experience serving on non-profit board of directors, and/or experience working with community groups.

The nominations process is set forth by the CDBA By-laws. It is a four step process, the first two steps are described below. The third step is a meet and greet with the Nomination Committee who is responsible to present a nomination slate to the Board of Directors. The final step is the CDBA Board votes for new directors.

Part 1: Nomination of Candidates
Nominations of interested parties can be submitted by anyone. A CDBA member may also nominate him/herself. If you nominate yourself, you can simply move on to Part 2 and submit your application. If you make a nomination, the CDBA Nominations Committee will contact the persons to find out if they accept the nomination and ask them to fill out the application.

Nominate a Candidate

Part 2:  Application
In addition to being nominated, prospective candidate must submit an application.

Candidate Application

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 9, 2018, 8:00 pm.

The Meet and Greet meeting is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions, please contact Mabel Jung and Jessica Li, Co-Chairs of the Nominations Committee, at

Mabel Jung and Jessica Li
Co-Chairs, Nominations Committee