I am running for the board. Specifically, I am asking your support to elect me to the board of directors for the Balloon Federation of America. I am seeking to represent the North Central region of the BFA. This region is defined by ten states shown below (MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MT, CO):
I find it amusing and somewhat ironic that I have been so busy at work and in life and in ballooning that I have not written a post for this blog site in four months…and this post is about signing up for more busyness. To make it even more funny, the last post was written in the heat of busyness about When to Renege on your Commitments!
I was first approached about running for the BFA board in April at the National Convention in Reno. At first, I shrugged it off thinking there were people more qualified than I and I was busy enough right now. Those things are certainly true, and the more I thought about it, the more I feel compelled to join the leadership of this organization. I don’t yet know what value I can add, but I do feel I can help out. I am honored and humbled to be asked to run.
This is not a done deal – I have a competitor. Tim Cloyd is a long time balloonist in the mid-West who has done some great things for ballooning. Most recently (that I am aware of), he did an Extreme Flight to Find a Cure to raise money and awareness for cancer research. This is a great example of how we can use this fun sport to engage more people and make the world a better place. Obviously, the BFA will be in good hands if he wins this race, and I wish him well.
So, if you are a member of the North Central region of the BFA, check out my bio and candidate statement at http://davebair.co/bfa/ and prepare to vote at the end of July.
Wish Me Luck!