Candidate Information and Application for Board of Directors Minocqua Winter Park

Introduction

Thank you for your interest in serving on Minocqua Winter Park’s Board of Directors. Winter Park is governed by its member-elected Board of Directors. Park Founders, Season Pass Holders and Lifetime Members are eligible to vote in Board elections and to serve on the board and implement the Vision, Mission and Values of the Park.

Vision

Living our love of winter sports-sharing that love with the next generation.

Mission

Minocqua Winter Park is a community of winter sports enthusiasts that runs a multi-sport part which creates opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience unforgettable winter fun.

Values

We are driven by a shared enthusiasm for winter sports and the outdoors as well as a desire to benefit the Lakeland community. Together, we value health, nature, enjoyment, personal growth, sharing our passion and the maintenance of a venue that provides experiences of unparalleled quality.

Corporate Governance Structure

The Board is responsible for managing two corporations and hiring a General Manager to develop, plan and oversee the operations of the facility.

Most business operations of the park, including season passes and memberships, fall under the Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation (LSTF), a 501(c) (4) non-for-profit community civic organization.

Fundraising events, skier development programs and the maintenance of grooming equipment and the trail system are conducted by the Minocqua Winter Part Trail Fund (MWPTF), a 501(c) (3) charitable corporation.

For more information about Minocqua Winter Park’s history, mission and corporate structure please visit the “About MWP” tab on our website: minocquawinterpark.org

Board Member Expectations

The board of Directors of Minocqua Winter Park is organized as a working board. Members of the Board are expected to be “hands on”, active participants in the work of the Park. Board members are expected to:

  • Implement the mission of the organization
  • Serve a three year term
  • Remain members in good standing for the duration of their elected term
  • Sit on at least one board committee
  • Attend regular monthly meetings
  • Attend the Annual Membership Meeting
  • Encourage participation in and volunteer at MWP events and programs

Candidates Requirements

All candidates in Minocqua Winter Park’s Board Elections must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a member in good standing
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Submit a completed application at least 30-days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting, no later than February 5, 2021

There is no residency requirement of candidates or board members.

Timeline

January 20, 2021          Candidate applications available

Candidate applications will be distributed to members at least 45 days prior to the Annual Meeting

February 5, 2021           Candidate applications due

Candidate applications are due at least 30-days prior to the Annual Meeting

February 8, 2021           Ballot and Candidate profiles distributed

All candidate applications will be compiled and shared with the membership in a timely manner in advance of the Annual Meeting

March 6, 2021               Annual Membership & Officer Election Meeting

Pick-up and drop off your ballot at the ticket window between 9 am.-5 pm. The Annual Membership Meeting starts at 5:15 pm.

Please direct questions regarding Minocqua Winter Park’s Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election to President Jo Horton, johorton8@gmail.com

APPLICATION      

MWP Board Candidate Application

All members who are interested in serving on Minocqua Winter Park’s 2021/2022 Board of Directors must complete and submit this application no later than February 5, 2021.

In a timely manner, all applications will be compiled and all candidate profiles will be shared with the membership in advance of the Annual Membership Meeting.

Candidate Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old on March 6, 2021
  • Be a member in good standing
    • Founder
    • 2020-2021 Season Pass Holder
    • Lifetime Member

Candidate Profile

(The information that you and all other candidates provide in this section will be shared with the entire membership for consideration in the 2021/2022 Minocqua Winter Park Board Election).

  • Full Name (First, MI, Last)

Use the following prompts to present yourself and your candidacy to other members of Minocqua Winter Park.

  • Why are you interested in serving on the MWP board of directors? If you were elected what would be your priorities? What committees or projects would you like to work on?
  • What are your qualifications? Please reference your experience with non-profit boards, committees, fundraising campaigns, grant writing, events, education programs, and leadership.
  • What makes Minocqua Winter Park special to you?

Would you like other member of Minocqua Winter Park to be able to contact you regarding your candidacy? If so, please provide your email address and/or phone number.

  • Phone number
  • Email

Contact Information

The information that you provide in this section will be used for internal purposes only and will not be shared with the membership of public.

  • Mailing address
  • Email address
  • Phone number(s)

Attestation

The information I have provided on this Candidate Application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. In seeking election to the Lakeland Ski Touring Foundation Board of Directors, I certify that (1) I meet the requirements listed above; (2) if elected, I will implement the Foundation’s Vision, Mission and Values and (3) if elected, I will remain a member in good standing for the duration of my term. I understand that, if elected, my service on the Board will be as an uncompensated volunteer. If submitting this application electronically, my typed name below serves as my signature.

  • Signature
  • Date

Thank you for your interest in serving on the 2021/2022 board of directors and for submitting your candidacy application. The voluntary support and dedication of Winter Park’s members has always been and will continue to be the cornerstone of our success.

Submit applications via email to secretary@minocquawinterpark.org in MS Word or PDF format. Minocqua Winter Park will notify you via email to confirm receipt of your application.

A PDF of this application form can be downloaded here:

Thank you again and please remember to join us at the Annual Meeting at Minocqua Winter Park on Saturday, March 6, 2021.