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Requirement to be ATA President

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  1. littlebear

    littlebear TS Member

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    What are the requirements to be the President of the ATA? How many years of ATA membership are required? How many years as a delegate are required? Are there any other requirements or restrictions? Is the president elected or appointed?
    Thanks for the information.
     
  2. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    You need to use alot of graphics and charts help to .
     
  3. Gary Waalkes

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    First, to be involved at any level of the ATA, you must be a life member of the ATA. The association has an Executive Committee (EC) and the President of the ATA is elected from the ranks of the EC. The EC is elected by the board of directors (ATA Delegates). The ATA Delegates are elected by the state membership. so there are no years requirements. You just have to get members of your state to elect you to delegate and then get the rest of the BOD to vote for you to get onto the EC. Then you gotta get the BOD to vote for you as President.
     
  4. Big Jack

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    Ask anyone of them after they have had the job for awhile..it really takes a great level of temperment and the ability to listen to a lot of B.S. with a smile---from all directions without replying the way they would truly like. My hats off to Neil for just answering the folks on these threads. May he reign without major headaches.

    Big Jack
     
  5. Neil Winston

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    Election, undefined, undefined, must be a zone vice president, elected.

    Other things that help are time, money, and a good guard dog.

    Neil
     
  6. W.P.T.

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    GOOD (DELETED) ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  7. littlebear

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    I certainly have no intentions to slam Neil. I am trying to decide how to vote in my states delegate election.
     
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    A little lapse of sanity also helps! Jimmy Borum
     
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    Delegates are elected by the membership. All of the delegates from one zone meet as a group. They elect a zone President who usually serves in that office for 5 years. The zone President automatically becomes an ATA Vice President for four years and then serves one year as ATA President. The four Vice Presidents and the President forms the ATA Executive Committee. The elected Delegates form the ATA Board of Directors.

    Serving as a Delegate takes a lot of time and personal expenses. There is no compensation (a few states are exceptions) for this service. Serving on the EC requires much more time and more personal expenses. EC members do get some travel expenses. They meet four times a year between Florida, Arizona, Ohio and Illinois. These people spend a lot of their money to serve us. For this service, a Delegate will get around 50 complaints a year and one thank you.

    Pat Ireland

    Pat Ireland
     
  10. FPBristol

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    First and foremost a tremendous amount of dedication to our sport. Also the desire to divest ones self of a substantial portion of their disposable income. The drive to function with little sleep for at least one year. Patience usually attributed to Job. Become thick skinned enough to ignore the undue criticism you will surely receive. Gracious enough to accept the praise you will occasionally receive without it making you arrogant. The actual process was well defined by Pat Ireland.
     
  11. Ed Y

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    Only 50 complaints?

    Ed Yanchok
     
  12. Gunnerandbabe

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    You must be OLD and have a big belly.
     
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    Unresolved masochistic tendencies. I'd advise intensive Psychotherapy before consideration!!
     
  14. Big Heap

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    I know one President that started on the path to the Presidency in the back room of the Handicap Committee at Vandalia. It was the only air conditioned place on the grounds he could hang out and one thing led to another.
     
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