Requirements to serve as a SASS
Territorial Governor are:
- Must have been an active SASS member for a minimum of 3 consecutive years.
- Must belong to and be an active member of at least one SASS Affiliated Club.
- Must have attended at least 1 SASS Sanctioned Match/Event (State level or above)
- Must be current RO I & RO II Certified, with a refresher course having been completed in the last 2 years- with a requirement of a bi-annual refresher course.
- Computer savvy with a current email address on file at all times.
SASS Territorial Governors are committed to serving the interests of
his or her club consistent with the promulgation
and preservation of Cowboy Action Shooting
and "the Spirit of the Game" and serves as his or her affiliated clubs' official representative at SASS Territorial Governor meetings.
Governor is the elected/appointed representative
of his or her SASS affiliated club. The Territorial
Governor's term of office expires each December
31st. There is no limit to the number of terms
one individual may serve.
The Territorial Governor not only represents
his constituents to the national body, but
also represents the national body to the membership.
As with any good politician, the Governor may
have personal reservations regarding a position
adopted by the Governors, but is always in
a position to support and defend "the
The SASS Board of Directors recognizes the Territorial
Governors must be in a position of more than
mere advisors for this vision to work.
While the SASS Administrative Office and the
SASS Corporate Officers have their roles and
responsibilities and are chartered with making
the decisions necessary to run the company,
those issues, policies, and decisions that
directly impact the rules of the Cowboy Action
Shooting? game will be voted upon by the Territorial
Questions and issues may originate anywhere,
but once they are forwarded to SASS Headquarters,
the SASS national organization will frame the
questions for the Governors, collect the Governor
responses, and construct the proposed revised
rules or policies. These proposed revisions
will then be reviewed and approved by the Governors.
While many of the Territorial Governor votes
will be at the national and regional match
meetings chaired by the Wild Bunch, the Territorial
Bulletin will generally be used to set the
agendas and often used to distribute voting
issues. Instructions will be provided in the
Bulletin describing the response process.
- Territorial Governors gather comments,
criticisms, needs, suggestions, and proposed
rule changes, and communicate these to
the SASS Board of Directors
- Maintain current knowledge regarding Cowboy
Action Shooting and SASS, its history,
philosophy, purpose, presence, direction,
and Spirit of the Game
- Communicate the Cowboy Action Shooting
story locally/regionally to further the
growth of the game
- Represent and support SASS, its philosophy,
and its purpose to club members
- Network with other clubs and Territorial