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The '''Advisory Board''' was transferred from the [[NSA]] to [[NASPA]] on February 15th, 2009.
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{{#naspa:committee-data-top|ab}}
  
To contact the Advisory Board send an email to [mailto:naspa-ab@yahoogroups.com naspa-ab@yahoogroups.com].
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== Composition ==
  
==Agenda==
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The members of the [[Executive Committee]] sit on the AB as ex officio members, and its chair is the AB's chair.
  
The duties of the Board include the following:
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Beginning in 2011, some AB members have been chosen through [[Advisory Board Elections|elections]].
  
* The Board acts as a disciplinary body for NASPA [[members]].
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Since 2015, the AB has consisted of six elected members (five regional: US Northeast, US South, US Midwest, US West, and Canada, and one at large seat), and six appointed seats, where outgoing members recommend successors from their region.
* The Board chooses the annual [[Michael Wise]] Memorial [[Person of the Year]].
 
* The Board advises the NASPA executive when asked concerning issues affecting NASPA [[members]].
 
  
==Current Members==
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The [[2019 Advisory Board Elections]] selected US South, US West, and At Large members of the AB.
  
* [[Chris Cree]] February 2009– (cochair)
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The appointed seats on the board are selected by the Executive Committee, taking into consideration the recommendations of outgoing members and the need for balance of all kinds in the composition of the board.
* [[John Chew]] February 2009– (cochair)
 
* [[Betty Bergeron]]
 
* [[Vicki Blizzard]] February 2009–
 
* [[Joe Edley]]
 
* [[Matt Hopkins]] 2003–February 2009 ([[Advisory Board Member Emeritus Matt Hopkins|Member Emeritus]])
 
* [[Carl Johnson]] February 2009–
 
* [[Dallas Johnson]] August 2010–
 
* [[Robert Kahn]] 1999–
 
* [[John Karris]] February 2009–
 
* [[Rod MacNeil]] February 2009–
 
* [[Bryan Pepper]] January 1, 2010–
 
* [[Marjorie Schoneboom]] February 2009–
 
* [[John D. Williams, Jr.]] 1999?–
 
* [[Lynda Wise]] February 2009–
 
  
==Past Members==
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From time to time, the AB elevates long-serving members to emeritus status.
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Emeritus members do not attend the AB's regular meetings, but may be consulted occasionally in areas of their expertise.
  
* [[Mary Rhoades]] 2004–January 1, 2010
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== History ==
* [[Greg Edwards]] March 2009–May 2010
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The Advisory Board was transferred from the [[NSA]] to [[NASPA]] on February 15th, 2009.
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The [[Advisory Board Composition|composition]] of the AB over the years under NASPA is available at this website.
  
 
== Rulings ==
 
== Rulings ==
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numbered mostly sequentially in order of their conception.  
 
numbered mostly sequentially in order of their conception.  
 
When such motions are passed, they result in an AB ruling.
 
When such motions are passed, they result in an AB ruling.
Rulings are listed below in reverse chronological order,
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A complete list of [[AB Rulings]] is available at this
with original motion numbers.
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website.
 
 
Details of disciplinary issues are generally confidential.
 
Members may view the list of current suspensions
 
[http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/cgi-bin/list-suspensions.pl here].
 
 
 
=== 2011-06-07 (Motion 26) Advisory Board Size ===
 
 
 
Details to follow.
 
 
 
=== 2011-06-07 (Motion 25) Disciplinary issue ===
 
 
 
Details confidential.
 
 
 
=== 2011-06-07 (Motion 24) Advisory Board Elections ===
 
 
 
Details to follow.
 
 
 
=== 2011-06-07 (Motion 23) Revised Code of Conduct ===
 
 
 
Details to follow.
 
 
 
=== 2011-06-07 (Motion 22) Player of the Year ===
 
 
 
Details to follow.
 
 
 
=== 2011-06-07 (Motion 21) Rating Computer Players ===
 
 
 
Details to follow.
 
 
 
=== 2011-05-16 (Motion 20) Disciplinary issue ===
 
 
 
=== 2011-05-04 (Motion 19) James Leong ===
 
 
 
That James Leong should rank immediately below Andy
 
Saunders in the rating-based qualification list for
 
the [[2011 Canadian National SCRABBLE Championship]].
 
 
 
=== 2010-11-08 (Motion 18) Disciplinary issue ===
 
 
 
=== 2010-08-07 (Motions 15–17) Disclipinary issues ===
 
 
 
=== 2010-08-07 (Motion 14) Dallas Johnson ===
 
That we should replace [[Greg Edwards]] with [[Dallas Johnson]].
 
 
 
=== 2010-08-07 (Motion 13) TBA at Town Hall meeting ===
 
 
 
=== 2010-08-07 (Motion 12) Code of Conduct edit ===
 
 
 
That [[Bryan Pepper]] should prepare a simplified version
 
of [[Robert Kahn]]'s [[Code of Conduct]] for further discussion by the AB.
 
 
 
=== 2010-07-31 (Motion 11) Disciplinary issue ===
 
 
 
 
 
=== 2010-07-12 (Motion 10) Late Rating Data ===
 
As of August 1, 2010, any NASPA director who does not submit the
 
results of their tournament for rating within two weeks of the end
 
of the event will receive an email warning; if the results are not
 
received within four weeks, their director certification will be
 
downgraded one step, from full to apprentice, or from apprentice
 
to uncertified.
 
Directors who have pending data submissions as of August 1, 2010
 
will have those submissions deemed to have been due as of that date
 
for the purpose of calculating warning and downgrading dates.
 
Where a tournament has more than one codirector, the one designated
 
as being responsible for data submission will be the only one to
 
whom these sanctions will apply.
 
 
 
=== 2010-07-12 (Motion 9) Overdue Accounts ===
 
As of August 1, 2010, overdue NASPA member accounts will incur a
 
2% penalty compounded on unpaid balances every calendar month.
 
Member accounts which remain overdue for three months will be
 
suspended and not reinstated until payment is made in full, including
 
penalties. Members who have unpaid balances as of August 1, 2010
 
will be deemed to have incurred those balances as of that date for
 
the purpose of calculating future penalties and suspensions.
 
 
 
=== 2010-06-06 (Motions 7–8) Disciplinary issues ===
 
 
 
 
 
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 6) Bryan Pepper ===
 
The AB thanks [[Mary Rhoades]] for her contributions to the Board and welcomes her successor, [[Bryan Pepper]].
 
  
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 5A) Matt Hopkins ===
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== Meetings ==
[[Matt Hopkins]] is named the Advisory Board’s first [[Advisory Board Member Emeritus Matt Hopkins|Member Emeritus]], taking effect 2010-02-04.
 
  
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 5) Fraudulent Claims ===
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The Board has a monthly conference call toward the end of each month and convenes in person at the [[North American SCRABBLE Championship]] each year.
Directors who are unaware of the possibility of fraudulent claims by players as to their membership status may be forgiven responsibility for one fraudulent charge.
 
  
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 4) Cruise Control ===
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The Board may discuss and vote via email if an issue cannot wait until the next phone meeting.
The 90-day rule on cruise/tour separation was enacted.
 
  
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 3) SOWPODS ratings ===
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== Other Activities ==
The [[SOWPODS rating system]] shall be created.
 
  
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 2) POTY ===
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The Board offers guidance to working committees when requested. For example, the [[Tournament Committee]] has asked the Board about new tournament formats and the application of the Gibson rule. The [[Championship Committee]] consulted the board about the NASC structure and fees.
The 2009 Person of the Year was chosen, and will be announced in the next Bulletin. (They were later revealed to be [[John D. Williams, Jr.]] and [[Jane Ratsey Williams]].
 
  
=== 2010-01-18 (Motion 1) Disciplinary issue ===
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In April 2015, the Board introduced the first [[2015_Grants|NASPA IDEA Grants]] - opportunities for NASPA members to apply for small grants to fund new initiatives.
  
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The Board monitors the [https://www.facebook.com/groups/naspamemberconcerns/ NASPA Member Concerns] Facebook group for issues of concerns to the NASPA membership.
  
=== 2009-08-02: Disciplinary issue ===
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The Board is responsible for choosing the annual [[Michael Wise]] Memorial [[Person of the Year]].
  
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In October 2017, the Board created the position of [[Community Advocate]] to provide a safe environment for members reporting cases of sexual harassment within the association.
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{{#naspa:committee-data-bottom|ab}}
  
=== 2009-05-21: Nathan Benedict ===
 
Nathan Benedict is granted a special exemption from the deadline for registering in the U.S. WSC qualification system, and replaces Brian Bowman in the last place determined by qualifying (peak) rating. (6 yea, 0 nay, 2 abstain, 7 absent)
 
  
=== 2009-04-15: Annotation ===
 
If a director announces in a tournament flyer that games will be annotated, a player who refuses to comply with annotation is subject to forfeiting annotated games with a severe spread penalty (originally -200, but the exact amount to be debated by the Rules Committee). (13 yea, 0 nay, 2 absent)
 
  
 
[[Category:Committees]]
 
[[Category:Committees]]

Latest revision as of 20:48, 31 July 2019

The Advisory Board is a NASPA committee. Its mandate is to advise the Executive Committee, act as an appellate body for the rulings of Working Committtees, and to act as a general disciplinary body for association members. To contact the committee, please send an email message to naspa-advisoryboard@yahoogroups.com.

Members

The following members currently belong to the committee:

[photo of Rich Baker]
cochair
2019-07-20~
[photo of John Chew]
cochair
2009-01-01~
[photo of Judy Cole]
secretary
2019-07-20~
[photo of Josh Greenway]
At-Large representative
2019-07-20~2021-07-31
[photo of Ezekiel Markwei]
At-Large representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Jason Idalski (EX)]
U.S. Midwest representative
2019-07-20~2021-07-31
[photo of Troy Thompson]
U.S. Midwest representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Michael Willis]
U.S. West representative
2019-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Cornelia Guest]
U.S. Northeast representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Stefan Rau (SM)]
U.S. Northeast representative
2019-08-01~2021-07-31
[photo of Lila Crotty]
U.S. South representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
U.S. South representative
2019-07-20~2021-07-31
[photo of Peter Sargious]
Canadian representative
2019-08-01~2021-07-31
[photo of Jackson Smylie (EX)]
Canadian representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31


Composition

The members of the Executive Committee sit on the AB as ex officio members, and its chair is the AB's chair.

Beginning in 2011, some AB members have been chosen through elections.

Since 2015, the AB has consisted of six elected members (five regional: US Northeast, US South, US Midwest, US West, and Canada, and one at large seat), and six appointed seats, where outgoing members recommend successors from their region.

The 2019 Advisory Board Elections selected US South, US West, and At Large members of the AB.

The appointed seats on the board are selected by the Executive Committee, taking into consideration the recommendations of outgoing members and the need for balance of all kinds in the composition of the board.

From time to time, the AB elevates long-serving members to emeritus status. Emeritus members do not attend the AB's regular meetings, but may be consulted occasionally in areas of their expertise.

History

The Advisory Board was transferred from the NSA to NASPA on February 15th, 2009.

The composition of the AB over the years under NASPA is available at this website.

Rulings

Beginning in 2010, significant AB motions have been numbered mostly sequentially in order of their conception. When such motions are passed, they result in an AB ruling. A complete list of AB Rulings is available at this website.

Meetings

The Board has a monthly conference call toward the end of each month and convenes in person at the North American SCRABBLE Championship each year.

The Board may discuss and vote via email if an issue cannot wait until the next phone meeting.

Other Activities

The Board offers guidance to working committees when requested. For example, the Tournament Committee has asked the Board about new tournament formats and the application of the Gibson rule. The Championship Committee consulted the board about the NASC structure and fees.

In April 2015, the Board introduced the first NASPA IDEA Grants - opportunities for NASPA members to apply for small grants to fund new initiatives.

The Board monitors the NASPA Member Concerns Facebook group for issues of concerns to the NASPA membership.

The Board is responsible for choosing the annual Michael Wise Memorial Person of the Year.

In October 2017, the Board created the position of Community Advocate to provide a safe environment for members reporting cases of sexual harassment within the association.

Past Members

The following members have served past terms on the committee:

[photo of Joe Edley (SM)] Joe Edley (SM)
1989-01-01~2013-07-20
[photo of John D Williams] John D Williams
1989-08-01~2013-07-30
[photo of Jerry Lerman (SM)] Jerry Lerman (SM)
1996-08-01~2002-08-01
[photo of Robert Kahn (EX)] Robert Kahn (EX)
1998-08-01~2011-08-06
[photo of Matt Hopkins] Matt Hopkins
2003-08-01~2010-02-03
[photo of Mary Rhoades] Mary Rhoades
2004-08-01~2010-01-01
[photo of Chris Cree (SM)] Chris Cree (SM)
cochair
2009-01-01~2019-07-22
[photo of Rod MacNeil (SM)] Rod MacNeil (SM)
2009-02-01~2011-08-06
[photo of Lynda Wise] Lynda Wise
2009-02-15~2011-08-06
[photo of Betty Bergeron] Betty Bergeron
2009-02-15~2011-08-06
[photo of Marjorie Schoneboom (EX)] Marjorie Schoneboom (EX)
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of Carl Johnson (GM)] Carl Johnson (GM)
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of Vicki Blizzard] Vicki Blizzard
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of John Karris (EX)] John Karris (EX)
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of GS Edwards] GS Edwards
2009-03-01~2010-05-01
[photo of Bryan Pepper] Bryan Pepper
2010-01-01~2012-08-11
[photo of Matt Hopkins] Matt Hopkins
emeritus
2010-02-04~2016-07-31
[photo of Dallas Johnson] Dallas Johnson
2010-08-08~2015-08-15
[photo of Shelley Stevens] Shelley Stevens
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)] Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Robert Kahn (EX)] Robert Kahn (EX)
emeritus
2011-08-07~2013-08-01
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan (EX)] Chris Patrick Morgan (EX)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Ruchi Gupta] Ruchi Gupta
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Rafi Stern (SM)] Rafi Stern (SM)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Ben Withers (EX)] Ben Withers (EX)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Chris Lipe (SM)] Chris Lipe (SM)
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Arthur Moore] Arthur Moore
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Judy Cole] Judy Cole
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)] Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Joe Edley (SM)] Joe Edley (SM)
emeritus
2013-07-20~2016-07-31
[photo of Mike Frentz (SM)] Mike Frentz (SM)
2014-08-11~2016-08-10
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
2014-08-11~2016-08-10
[photo of Steve Bush (EX)] Steve Bush (EX)
2014-08-11~2016-08-10
[photo of Orry Swift (SM)] Orry Swift (SM)
2014-08-11~2016-08-10
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2015-08-01~2015-08-15
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
2015-08-01~2016-07-31
[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)] Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)
2015-08-01~2016-07-31
[photo of Scott Appel (GM)] Scott Appel (GM)
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Leah Kruley] Leah Kruley
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Michael Willis] Michael Willis
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Josh Greenway] Josh Greenway
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Geoff Thevenot (SM)] Geoff Thevenot (SM)
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Randall Thomas (EX)] Randall Thomas (EX)
2015-08-15~2017-07-26
[photo of Mina Le] Mina Le
U.S. South representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Troy Thompson] Troy Thompson
U.S. Midwest representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Cornelia Guest] Cornelia Guest
U.S. Northeast representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
At-Large representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Doug Brockmeier (SM)] Doug Brockmeier (SM)
U.S. West representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Sue Tremblay] Sue Tremblay
Canadian representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Rich Baker] Rich Baker
ex officio
2016-11-29~2019-07-20
[photo of Geoff Thevenot (SM)] Geoff Thevenot (SM)
U.S. Midwest representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Bruce D Ambrosio] Bruce D Ambrosio
U.S. West representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Stefan Rau (SM)] Stefan Rau (SM)
U.S. Northeast representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Peter Sargious] Peter Sargious
Canadian representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Josh Greenway] Josh Greenway
At-Large representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Michael Willis] Michael Willis
U.S. South representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Jennifer M Lee] Jennifer M Lee
U.S. West representative
2018-08-01~2019-06-19