My name is Sean Johnson and I have accepted the nomination to run for the position of Secretary of the Spokane Disc Golf Association. I have lived in Spokane for nearly my whole life and have been playing on our local courses for just over three years. I love Spokane, and even more importantly, I love Spokane Disc Golf! I deeply appreciate all of the blood, sweat, and tears (and dollars) that went in to making our courses a reality. Moreover, I understand that playing on our courses is a privilege that I have only because of the efforts of those that came before me.
If elected, it is my sincere hope that I can build on this tradition and help to take Spokane disc golf to the next level. My love for the sport and the people that play it makes me completely committed to growing the SDGA, improving our courses, and expanding disc golf into new and exciting areas. I will bring a level head and a (mostly
) impartial point of view when addressing some of the more contentious issues that we are facing today. I believe that member engagement and positive collaboration is only way that we can make any real progress towards our goals.
- Fast and accurate note taker.
- Experienced with all Microsoft Office products.
- Real-world experience in positions that would make me an ideal candidate for this position (office, etc). Iím also not afraid to get my hands dirty for a work party as well.
- Active member of NWDiscgolfnews.com (and I will become even more active if elected).
- AM tourney player- This means that I am serious about the sport, involved with the local tournament scene, and value safe and challenging course layouts. However, I am not so competitive that I am out of touch with casual and rec players, nor do I tour so much that I would be disconnected from the local scene.
Simply put, Club members need to know that their opinions matter and will be represented by the board that they have elected. I also think that club members need to know who they are voting for and where they stand on certain issues. If you want to know where I stand on anything, please just ask! I will start off with one part of my platform, and I will add posts periodically as I get them done.
Improved club dialogue is my #1 priority and is the first piece of my platform. As the Secretary, I will make every reasonable effort to accurately record and post what goes on at club and board meetings. I believe strongly that all club members have a right to know what is being discussed and what is being voted on. I know that there are some sensitive issues that may need to be addressed in private, but they should be the exception to the rule. I will also take the necessary steps to make sure that information gets to as many club members as possible, as fast as possible. My skillset and my familiarity with online forums make me an ideal candidate for these responsibilities.
Most importantly, I want to make the flow of information a two-way street. There are far too many club members, former and present, that are getting burned out because they feel like their opinions don't matter or are not heard. If we can find a way to make our members feel more engaged, then we will feel a greater sense of ownership and pride in the projects that we take on.
This is going to be a top priority for me because I believe that if we can improve the flow and the quality
of information within our club, we will have the groundwork to solve a heck of a lot of problems. We are at a pivotal moment in Spokane Disc Golf history; I just want to make sure that we work together and make the best of it.
More to come...