Announcing 2021-2022 Regional Council Representatives
The USBG National Council of Chapters (NCC) is pleased to announce the new Regional Council Representatives (RCRs) for 2021- 2022! Thank you to the Chapter leaders participated in this important part of USBG Governance and took the time to prioritize this decision.
What is the National Council of Chapters (NCC)?
The NCC serves as the advisory body to the Board of Directors on matters that impact USBG Chapters.
USBG Chapters are assigned into five regions across the U.S. - Midwest, Northeast, South, Southwest, and West – and the Chapter leaders of each region collectively form a Regional Council of Chapters with the goal of facilitating chapter-to-chapter support, sharing best practices between chapters, and mediating conflicts that may occur between the volunteer leaders of different chapters within the region.
The NCC is comprised of 15 members who are elected by the Regional Council of Chapters to serve as Regional Council Representatives. Each Regional Council Representative serves a one-year term.
What is the role of a Regional Council Representative (RCR)?
Representatives serve to organize the Chapters of a Region in building a community among its members with a culture and environment that will produce valued relationships.
Regional Council Representative primary responsibilities:
Meet your 2021-2022 Regional Council Representatives:*RCRs staying on for another term
Joseph Fredrickson *
Regional Council RepresentativeCleveland
Nelson Crutchfield *Northeast Regional Council RepresentativeRichmond
Jennifer O'Blenis *
Regional Council RepresentativeNew Orleans
Taylor RemyMidwest Regional CouncilRepresentativeWest Michigan
Taylor Duggan *
Regional Council RepresentativeNew Jersey
South Regional Council RepresentativeNew Orleans
James DeFrance *Regional Council RepresentativeColumbus
Geo ThompsonNortheast Regional CouncilRepresentativeBoston
Akinde Olagundoye *Regional Council RepresentativeNashville
Raul Faria * Regional Council RepresentativeLas Vegas
Janice BailonWest Regional Council RepresentativeSan Francisco
Carlos GarciaSouthwest Regional Council RepresentativeColorado Springs
Amin Benny West Regional Council RepresentativeOrange County
Naomi Ayala *Regional Council RepresentativeDallas
Douglas DerrickWest Regional Council RepresentativeOregon
Special thanks to our outgoing 2020-2021 Regional Council Representatives, who have made valuable contributions during their terms to the Guild.
Reza EsmailiWest Region
Stephanie HochMidwest Region
Alexander LarreaSouthwest Region
Larry PiaskowyWest Region
HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHAPTERS
The Governance 3.0 model was implemented for the National Council of Chapters, with the first National Council of Chapters election under the new model taking place in 2019; Three Regional Council Representatives from each of the five USBG regions make up the National Council of Chapters. Elections for annually renewing terms that run from July to June and are held during USBG Regional Conferences.
The new term of office will begin on July 1, 2021, and we look forward to the continued progress our association will make under the leadership of the 2021 - 2022 National Council of Chapters.
ORIENTATION, ELECTION, & TRANSITION PROCESS
The election process:
One representative per chartered Chapter serves as Elector and records the vote for the chapter. Electors may select no more than three candidates.
The orientation process:
The new Chair meets with the outgoing Chair to look at the past and plan for the future, using this time to review the past year. This process includes a review any issues that will carry into the new year, what has been completed and other topics. This is also a great time for the incoming Chair to ask questions, take notes, and get a feel for the position.
The meeting is also a great opportunity to plan for the future:
The transition process:
A Chair Transition Report Template will be completed. Committee & Council Chairs should also consider a written report to serve as a supplementary resource for planning in the new officer’s term.