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== Composition ==
 
== Composition ==
  
The members of the [[Executive Committee]] sit on the AB as ex officio members, and its cochairs (the NASPA copresidents) are the AB's cochairs.
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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.
  
 
Beginning in 2011, some AB members have been chosen through [[Advisory Board Elections|elections]].
 
Beginning in 2011, some AB members have been chosen through [[Advisory Board Elections|elections]].
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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.
 
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 [[2017 Advisory Board Elections]] elected US South, US West, and At Large members of the Advisory Board.
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The [[2020 Advisory Board Elections]] selected members of the AB from Canada, US Midwest, US Northeast, and US West.
  
 
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.
 
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.
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== History ==
 
== History ==
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The NASPA Advisory Board's predecessor, the NSA Advisory Board, was
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“established in 1986 to determine policy issues regarding the administration
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and organization of Tournaments, Rules and Scrabble® Clubs.” — SCRABBLE News Issue 104.
  
 
The Advisory Board was transferred from the [[NSA]] to [[NASPA]] on February 15th, 2009.
 
The Advisory Board was transferred from the [[NSA]] to [[NASPA]] on February 15th, 2009.
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A complete list of [[AB Rulings]] is available at this
 
A complete list of [[AB Rulings]] is available at this
 
website.
 
website.
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== Meetings ==
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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.
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The Board may discuss and vote via email if an issue cannot wait until the next scheduled meeting.
  
 
== Other Activities ==
 
== Other Activities ==
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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.
  
 
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.
 
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 is responsible for choosing the annual [[Michael Wise]] Memorial [[Person of the Year]].
 
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 look into cases of sexual harassment within the organization.
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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 and other harassment within the association.
 
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Latest revision as of 00:11, 12 July 2020

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 Committees, and to act as a general disciplinary body for association members. To contact the committee, please send an email message to the committee chair.

Members

The following members currently belong to the committee:

[photo of Rich Baker]
ex officio
2019-12-19~
[photo of John Chew]
chair
2019-12-19~
[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 (EX)]
At-Large representative
2020-08-01~2022-07-31
[photo of Portia Zwicker]
At-Large representative
2020-08-01~2022-07-31
[photo of Jason Idalski (EX)]
U.S. Midwest representative
2019-07-20~2021-07-31
[photo of Paul Wood]
U.S. Midwest representative
2020-08-01~2022-07-31
[photo of Michael Willis]
U.S. West representative
2020-08-01~2022-07-31
[photo of Will Anderson (GM)]
U.S. Northeast representative
2020-08-01~2022-07-31
[photo of Stefan Rau (SM)]
U.S. Northeast representative
2019-08-01~2021-07-31
[photo of Lila Crotty]
U.S. South representative
2020-08-01~2022-07-31
U.S. South representative
2019-07-20~2021-07-31
[photo of Heidi Robertson]
Canadian representative
2020-08-01~2021-07-31
[photo of Peter Sargious]
Canadian representative
2019-08-01~2021-07-31


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 2020 Advisory Board Elections selected members of the AB from Canada, US Midwest, US Northeast, and US West.

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 NASPA Advisory Board's predecessor, the NSA Advisory Board, was “established in 1986 to determine policy issues regarding the administration and organization of Tournaments, Rules and Scrabble® Clubs.” — SCRABBLE News Issue 104.

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 scheduled 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 and other harassment within the association.

Past Members

The following members have served past terms on the committee:

Robert Mulet
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
[photo of Paul Avrin] Paul Avrin
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
Edie Miller Berman
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Jan Cardia (EX)] Jan Cardia (EX)
2015-08-01~2016-07-31
Michael Wise
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
[photo of Bob Schoenman] Bob Schoenman
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
[photo of Mike Baron (EX)] Mike Baron (EX)
1986-01-01~1993-12-31
[photo of Joe Edley (SM)] Joe Edley (SM)
1986-01-01~2013-07-20
[photo of Joe Edley (SM)] Joe Edley (SM)
emeritus
2013-07-20~2016-07-31
[photo of John D Williams] John D Williams
1986-01-01~2013-07-30
[photo of Elaine Patterson (EX)] Elaine Patterson (EX)
1994-01-01~1994-12-31
Bob Kilpatrick
1994-01-01~1994-12-31
[photo of David Johnson] David Johnson
1994-01-01~1994-12-31
[photo of Ron Tiekert (SM)] Ron Tiekert (SM)
1994-01-01~1994-12-31
[photo of Bernard Gotlieb (EX)] Bernard Gotlieb (EX)
1994-01-01~1994-12-31
[photo of Lisa Odom (SM)] Lisa Odom (SM)
1994-01-01~1994-12-31
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
1996-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Siri Tillekeratne] Siri Tillekeratne
2015-08-01~2015-08-15
[photo of Jerry Lerman (SM)] Jerry Lerman (SM)
1996-01-01~2002-08-01
Mark Morris
1998-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Robert Kahn (EX)] Robert Kahn (EX)
1998-08-01~2011-08-06
[photo of Robert Kahn (EX)] Robert Kahn (EX)
emeritus
2011-08-07~2013-08-01
Bonnie Rudolph
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Sherrie Saint John] Sherrie Saint John
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Wendell Smith] Wendell Smith
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Steve Pellinen (EX)] Steve Pellinen (EX)
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Ann Ferguson] Ann Ferguson
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of David Boys (GM)] David Boys (GM)
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of DB Firstman (EX)] DB Firstman (EX)
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Kaye Kiker] Kaye Kiker
1999-01-01~1999-12-31
[photo of Matt Hopkins] Matt Hopkins
2003-08-01~2010-02-03
[photo of Matt Hopkins] Matt Hopkins
emeritus
2010-02-04~2016-07-31
[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 John Chew] John Chew
cochair
2009-01-01~2019-12-19
[photo of Rod MacNeil (SM)] Rod MacNeil (SM)
2009-02-01~2011-08-06
[photo of Betty Bergeron] Betty Bergeron
2009-02-15~2011-08-06
[photo of Lynda Wise] Lynda Wise
2009-02-15~2011-08-06
[photo of Vicki Blizzard] Vicki Blizzard
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of Carl Johnson (GM)] Carl Johnson (GM)
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of John Karris (EX)] John Karris (EX)
2009-02-15~2012-08-11
[photo of Marjorie Schoneboom (EX)] Marjorie Schoneboom (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 Dallas Johnson] Dallas Johnson
2010-08-08~2015-08-15
[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)] Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)] Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)] Kate Fukawa-Connelly (EX)
2015-08-01~2016-07-31
[photo of Shelley Stevens] Shelley Stevens
2011-08-07~2013-07-20
[photo of Chris Patrick Morgan (EX)] Chris Patrick Morgan (EX)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
2014-08-11~2016-08-10
[photo of Tony Leah (EX)] Tony Leah (EX)
At-Large representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Rafi Stern (SM)] Rafi Stern (SM)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Ruchi Gupta] Ruchi Gupta
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Ben Withers (EX)] Ben Withers (EX)
2012-08-11~2014-08-11
[photo of Judy Cole] Judy Cole
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Arthur Moore] Arthur Moore
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Chris Lipe (SM)] Chris Lipe (SM)
2013-07-20~2015-08-01
[photo of Mike Frentz (SM)] Mike Frentz (SM)
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 Michael Willis] Michael Willis
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Michael Willis] Michael Willis
U.S. South representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Michael Willis] Michael Willis
U.S. West representative
2019-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Geoff Thevenot (SM)] Geoff Thevenot (SM)
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Geoff Thevenot (SM)] Geoff Thevenot (SM)
U.S. Midwest representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[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 Josh Greenway] Josh Greenway
2015-08-01~2017-07-26
[photo of Josh Greenway] Josh Greenway
At-Large representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Randall Thomas (EX)] Randall Thomas (EX)
2015-08-15~2017-07-26
[photo of Cornelia Guest] Cornelia Guest
U.S. Northeast representative
2016-08-06~2018-07-31
[photo of Cornelia Guest] Cornelia Guest
U.S. Northeast representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Sue Tremblay] Sue Tremblay
Canadian 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 Troy Thompson] Troy Thompson
U.S. Midwest representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Mina Le] Mina Le
U.S. South 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 Rich Baker] Rich Baker
ex officio
2016-11-29~2019-07-20
[photo of Rich Baker] Rich Baker
cochair
2019-07-20~2019-12-19
[photo of Bruce D Ambrosio] Bruce D Ambrosio
U.S. West representative
2017-07-22~2019-07-31
[photo of Peter Sargious] Peter Sargious
Canadian 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 Jennifer M Lee] Jennifer M Lee
U.S. West representative
2018-08-01~2019-06-19
[photo of Jackson Smylie (SM)] Jackson Smylie (SM)
Canadian representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Ezekiel Markwei (EX)] Ezekiel Markwei (EX)
At-Large representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31
[photo of Lila Crotty] Lila Crotty
U.S. South representative
2018-08-01~2020-07-31