Yukon Quest Alaska Board of Directors Seeks Applicants

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Board of Directors for the Yukon Quest International, Ltd. (YQIL) seeks applicants to serve on its Board of Directors.* Four board members will be elected on May 16, 2013 to serve two-year terms.

Qualifications: To meet the deadline for ballot mail-out, applicants must be members in good standing of Yukon Quest International, Ltd. (YQIL) as of April 19, 2013 and able to travel to Canada without legal restrictions.

Commitment: Board members are expected to attend monthly board meetings in Fairbanks (teleconferencing is available) and to attend two joint planning sessions with the Yukon board. (Joint board planning sessions happen in Fairbanks in the spring and Whitehorse in the fall; two days for each meeting, not including travel time; board members travel at their own expense.) Board members should expect to dedicate a minimum of 10 hours per month to board meetings and other Yukon Quest business; special events and other projects may take additional time.

Application: To submit your name for consideration for the 2013 board election, please complete this board application (PDF) form and return it to the YQIL Nominating Committee by 5 p.m. on April 19, 2013.

• Via email to questops@mosquitonet.com
• Via fax to 452-7959
• By mail or delivered in person to:
Yukon Quest International, Ltd.
550 First Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Process: The Nominating Committee will review applications for inclusion on the ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all members in good standing no later than April 26. All candidates will have an opportunity to address members at our annual meeting, Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00 PM at the Alpine Lodge. Ballots returned by mail, fax or delivered in person to the YQIL office must be received by 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 16. Members may submit their ballot in person at the annual meeting. Election results will be announced at the end of the meeting.

Thank you for your interest in the Yukon Quest and for considering serving on the Board of Directors.

* The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is comprised of two Boards of Directors, one in Alaska and one in the Yukon Territory. Each board provides governance and fiscal responsibility for their organization. The two organizations work in concert to plan for the race and to ensure the long-term viability of the race.