BAA Board Elections – Polls close May 29!

It’s time to vote in the new BAA board!
This year we have 3 no-contest races, and 3 contested. All terms are for two years with potential for one re-election to the same position for a second term.

Each position requires at least 20 votes or votes of confidence. Additionally, each position will have a write in option. For the Secretary position, we will use ranked choice voting per the new Constitution standards.

-Treasurer – Wade Gordon (1st term)
-Vice President – Diya Nuxoll (1st term)
-Broadcast – Matt Galabrese (1st term)

-Communications: Katelyn Smith (2nd Term), Bethany Bauer (1st Term)
-Quartermaster: Jeremy Tuttle (2nd Term), Katy Zapanta (1st Term)
-Secretary: Katy Zapanta (1st Term), Dave Singh (1st term), Sydney Baker (1st Term)

Cast your ballots here:
Polls close at the end of the day on May 29, so make sure to get your ballot in!

Nominations for BAA Board are now open!

With a successful raceday behind us, elections for BAA board are right around the corner! There are several positions up for election, and each position has a two-year term. Nominees can be any graduated CMU alumnus who has not already served two terms in the position.
Nominations are open until May 11th, and nominees have until May 15th to accept.

Click here for the submission form

Current BAA officers and their contact information can be found here if you would like additional information.

Want to get involved but don’t want to run for the board? We have multiple committees that are open for members to join! See this post for more detail

We hold regular meetings throughout the year every month with increased regularity around Carnival. As an officer, attendance is not mandatory at every meeting so long as you continue to make an effort to support the mission and projects of the BAA.

Open Positions:

Vice President
The Vice President assists the other officers in their projects, and coordinates with Sweepstakes as necessary. A good BAA VP candidate is someone who wants to improve Buggy, or Raceday, or the BAA in some way, and has some ideas for how to do it. If you read the BAA mission’s 5 stated goals and think, “I know how we could do some of those things better,” and you are excited to commit the time to make that happen, then the VP office is right for you.

Treasurer has 3 main responsibilities – the Financial Report, the Membership List, and the Lead Truck Auction. The Financial Report is an end-of-year (essentially) wrap-up of where we stand, and probably takes a couple of hours to put together, but there’s no real deadline (and there are years we didn’t put it out). The Membership List just requires pinging CMU from time to time (every few months or so) for a list of the people who have donated, and making sure we’re gathering names and emails. I’d put the time commitment here at roughly 1 hour/month, though it’s probably more like 0 hours/month in the Summer/Fall, 1 hour/month in Jan/Feb, and then a couple of hours/month in March/April as we make sure the list is good for the Raceday Preview. Last thing is the lead truck auction, which is the biggest time commitment, but it’s limited to the week of Carnival (you don’t have to do anything until Heats are selected). In total, that’s probably about 5 hours of work, between getting the auction set up, writing the auction news post, opening and closing, and then coordinating with the winners. Other than that, it’s just the BAA meetings which can vary in timing. But overall, it’s not a big time commitment (especially if you don’t want it to be, and you don’t need to be in Pittsburgh to do it)”

Listed in the BAA By-laws as the person to coordinate distribution of meeting minutes to general membership as well as handle and maintain the membership list in partnership with the treasurer. The secretary’s duties overlap with several other positions, providing support across the main functions of the BAA. The secretary’s diverse responsibilities provide a broad variety of opportunities.

This position is to provide operational support regarding the Raceday Broadcast. The Broadcast officer interfaces with WRCT, cmuTV, and others in their critical role in collaborating with the BAA and Sweepstakes on Raceday and other operations.

The main job of the communications chair is to manage the BAA Social Media pages, as well as coordinate content for our website, and other outreach to the Membership. Keeping the community informed of and engaged with the BAA’s activities throughout the year is the priority, although it doesn’t hurt to sprinkle some memes into our content. Additional responsibilities include designing and sourcing merchandise for the BAA to sell on our website, on raceday and at other events held by the BAA, creating the vision for our social media channels, and developing reports of social media engagement and growth.

Ideally they should have experience leading organizations and have connections to campus to understand needs of current teams & students
Seek out organizations that could potentially field new buggy teams, especially ones who have raced in the past
Identify organizations struggling with buggy
Create and make available programs/resources to help new and struggling teams
Work with sweepstakes and existing large teams to secure loaner buggies for new teams
Identify and assign mentors/advisors for teams as needed

Town Hall Slides & Video

Thank you to everyone for attending our Town Hall!  It was great seeing all of you and we can’t wait to have you back on campus for Raceday 2022.  Attached you will find the slide deck from last night, including all links to volunteer sign up sheets.

If you were unable to make the meeting, we recorded it for your convenience!  You can watch it here (Passcode: S=0F8XTF), and you can also view the slides directly.

Thanks again, and we will see you all on April 7th in Wiegand Gym for Buggy Showcase!

Ideas + Feedback Requested!

Happy New Year from the BAA Officers! January is here, which means Raceday is right around the chute turn. We’d love to make sure that the BAA website has everything you need to have a great raceday, so we want to hear from you as to what sorts of tools you’d like to see on the site.

As examples, in the past we have had live updating leaderboard and heat schedules, and even a broadcast bingo board!

Let us know what you’d like to see in the comments in this post, in the #suggestions channel in our Discord, or by emailing us at dev(at)cmubuggy(dot)org. Thank you!

Summary of 2021 Bylaws Updates

The following is a summary of Bylaws updates and revisions that have been proposed and voted on by Sweepstakes Committees and Org Chairs over the last few years in support of Buggy100, the COVID-19 pandemic, and codifications of current normal procedures. All of these changes have now been fully collected and included in the updated Bylaws here!

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BAA Officer Elections for Raceday 2020 term – Last Chance to Vote!

If you have not voted yet and would like to, today is your last chance! This year we have 3 no-contest races, and one contested. All terms are for two years with potential for one re-election to the same position for a second term.
Mike Darcy (SDC)
Matthew Gallabrese (cmutv)
Communications Officer: Linna Griffin (Fringe/sweeps)
Reporting Officer: Jasio Santillian (Apex/sweeps)
Webmaster: Krishan Taylor (Fringe)

The ballot form will be open through Tonight.

BAA Officer Elections for Raceday 2020 Term

Hello Buggy Alumni community, thank you for your patience while we prepared our nominees and ballot for you all. The time has finally come for the new cohort of officers to be elected to the BAA Board. All members have already been contacted with this information, so if you have already voted, thank you! Otherwise, here’s all the info you need:

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It’s Raceday Preview Time!

The preview is getting its final polish and we’re about ready to send it out. Here’s a taste of the sweet goodness that will be arriving in inboxes soon:


However, if you want to get this tasty insider information, with spotter’s guide, rosters, predictions, etc, you must be a paying member of the Buggy Alumni Association!


If you’re not on the list and want think you should be, or want to fix your mistake of not donating, send your receipt email from CMU showing your donation and designation to and we’ll get you added. If your name has a double asterisk (**) after it, it means we got your donation, but we don’t have your email info! Please email us your preferred address at

After you’ve got your membership sorted out and taken a look at the heat selections, head over to this year’s lead truck auction!