Ron (2008-10-15 21:33:37 +0000)
Gilles Roux of France has decided to retire as a member of the WCA Board, starting November 1, 2008.
We thank Gilles for his contributions to WCA and our community.
Gilles started as a WCA Board member in October 2004. He was involved in organising and being WCA delegate in several WCA competitions. He also made great contributions to the WCA regulations and helped WCA grow all around the world.
Gilles will stay available to assist as a technical adviser of WCA.
WCA Board is working on plans for the upcoming years. These plans will include the following subjects:
- finalising the establishment of the WCA organisation, including statutes
- restructuring and extending the WCA Board
- defining the longterm goals
- extending the WCA organisation with dedicated teams to achieve our goals
- defining membership of WCA and a possible annual fee
Once the proposal for the plan is ready, we will inform you via the WCA website.
Until then the WCA Board will keep on working with the remaining three members, supported by the WCA website team (Clément Gallet, Stefan Pochmann and Bob Burton).
Tyson Mao, Masayuki Akimoto, Ron van Bruchem
Gilles (2008-10-15 21:49:10 +0000)
For the past four years, I have been working as a WCA Board Member.
During these years, I intended to participate in a constructive way to the work of the organisation and the establishment of the new rules and regulations. I trust I always demonstrated my commitment to achieving our common goals and I hope I helped the organisation to fulfil its duties.
The time has come now for me to resign from WCA’s Board.
This decision is solely motivated by the fact that my availability is limited and the role of Board Member very demanding.
The world of cubing has become larger. Soon, more than a hundred competitions a year will be held around the world. I cannot dedicate enough time to my duties and I therefore do not think it would be fair to keep my seat in the Board. Cubers must trust that their representatives are committed and available, and I believe someone else would be a better choice to occupy the position of Board Member.
Soon, WCA will need to re-organize. I trust fellow members to determine what the future structure should be.
I will always remain available to assist as a technical adviser if WCA wishes to call upon my services. Of course, I am still a cuber. So I am looking forward to see you soon at an upcoming competition!