The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) sent out a letter to all of its members this week seeking volunteers for state director positions in the organization. The PPA is trying to set up a more formal structure in order to strengthen its presence, raise awareness and recruit new members.
Michael Bolcerek, PPA president, says in the letter that the state directors will play an important role in the future of the PPA.
"As the recent election showed, poker payers are becoming a voice that cannot be ignored," he said. "Harnessing that power on a state-by-state basis will be an essential element of our continued success."
The type of people the PPA is looking for to fill the state director positions include:
- Motivated and energetic individuals who are passionate about promoting and defending the game of poker
- Individuals who are creative self-starters and are able to organize others and activities at a local level
- People who are politically connected to their elected officials or have a willingness to engage political figures on poker issues
- People who will be comfortable talking with the media, both print and broadcast, on issues important to the poker-playing community
Members who fit that description and are at least 21 years old are encouraged to apply.
The application process is as simple as sending a 250-500 word essay on why you want to be and should be a PPA state director via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The e-mail should include a subject line of "State Director" and your name, address, state, zip code and your PPA membership number.
The deadline for submission is Jan. 5, and the applications will be reviewed by a selection board which should have decisions made by mid-January.
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