USPA Governor-At-Large Elections0

Posted on July 30th, 2019 in News

The Governor-At-Large voting ballots has been provided to all American USPA members, online voting is requested and needs to be completed on or before August 20, 2019. 

This year we have two candidates from the Pacific Coast Circuit running for election; Christopher Maloney of Twin Palms Polo and Vicky Owens of Empire Polo Club. It is important to Eldorado Polo Club that we have strong West Coast representation in the USPA and we encourage members to vote for these candidates. To clarify the voting procedure, each member may register 11 votes on their ballot, but members can also opt to vote for just these two candidates if they wish to not also award positive votes to other competing candidates.

Two years ago, the Pacific Coast Circuit followed this suggestion for our candidates, Denny Geiler & Scott Walker, we were successful in securing their elections seat and rewarded with their service.

USPA Pacific Coast Circuit Governor Dan Walker’s election recommendations:

  1. Julio Arellano – Current Governor At Large.
  2. Steve Armour – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member. RECOMMEND
  3. Chrys Beal – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member. RECOMMEND
  4. Mike Carney – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member. RECOMMEND
  5. Jim DeAngelis – No Comment
  6. Tom Gose – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member. RECOMMEND
  7. Chris Green – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member. RECOMMEND
  8. Chris Maloney – A business man, plays polo at various polo clubs, a patron, I anticipate Chris will be an active positive Board Member, possible Executive Committee Member. RECOMMEND
  9. Vicky Owens – RECOMMEND – Polo Manager of Empire Polo Club. Active in the USPA, I anticipate Vicky will be an active positive Board Member. RECOMMEND
  10. Peter Rizzo – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member. RECOMMEND
  11. Robin Sanchez – We are familiar with Robin for her work and accomplishments in the Arena Polo and Women’s polo, a positive to the growth of new membership.
  12. Charles Smith – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A valued member, but decline to vote for Charles because he has been nominated for USPA Secretary. When he becomes Secretary, he will need to resign his Governor At Large seat and the Chairman can then arrange for another individual to fill the seat.
  13. Cecilia Cochran – No Comment
  14. Pam Flanagan – No Comment
  15. Peter Poor – Current Governor At Large – Active participant and has accepted Committee member assignments. A long time member that should be substituted out. Historical knowledge but lacks participation on behalf of the USPA membership.
  16. Diego Fernando Flores DVM – Dr. Flores from the Border Circuit represents his circuit and club with good membership, good polo programs and proactive membership growth, but continues to be in litigation with the USPA which provides him a conflict of interest as a Governor At Large.
  17. Robert McCloskey – For me, this is a NO vote. Bob has a conflict of interest in serving and believes that the accumulated funds in the USPA account should be disbursed to the USPA membership. Bob continues to fight and interrupt any and all actions of the USPA Board of Governors when he occupied a seat on the Board of Governors. I am unfamiliar with any member of the current Board of Governors that would recommend Robert McCloskey for a seat.

If any member has a question or concern, I am available to you. It continues to be my pleasure to represent and work on behalf of the Pacific Coast Circuit. Thank you for trusting in me.

Daniel K. Walker