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Winter 2007 USPA Board Meeting

 


3331  (D 3331)

Jan 9, 2007, 1:46 PM
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The next BOD meeting will be held February 2-4, 2007,at the Silver Legacy Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

The next General Membership Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on February 2, 2007, at the same location. All USPA members in good standing are encouraged to attend.

http://www.uspa.org/news/index.htm#010907


jdobleman  (D 7790)

Jan 29, 2007, 11:32 PM
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7pm on a Friday night in Reno, are the encouraging or discouraging members to attend? What's wrong with Saturday?

madjohn


tspillers  (D 21601)

Jan 30, 2007, 5:21 AM
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I think it has typically been the frist day of the meeting in order for BOD members to discuss anything that was brought up by members at the meeting.

Also, if it were Saturday jumpers would say they would rather be jumping. I know I would rather be jumping than sitting in conference rooms for 3 days Wink

Todd


3331  (D 3331)

Feb 6, 2007, 7:52 PM
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Winter BOD Meeting Completes (updated 02/04/07)


The USPA Board of Directors met February 2-4 in Reno, Nevada. Highlights include

Glenn Bangs was re-elected as President, Mike Perry as Vice President, Lee Schlichtemeier as Treasurer and B.J. Worth as Chairman of the Board. Sherry Butcher replaced former National Director Madolyn Murdock as Secretary, and Scott Smith became the new Member at Large.
Motion Manager, an electronic voting system for the BOD, was introduced, tested and well received.

Vertical Relative Work will be a medal event at the next Nationals.

Skydive Arizona in Eloy will host the 2008 USPA Nationals.

The 2008 Collegiates competition will be held at Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas.

Electronic voting for members will be researched and in place for the next election.

The 2008 winter BOD meeting will be held February 8-10 in Orlando, Florida.
Look for a full report in the March issue of Parachutist.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Feb 7, 2007, 8:30 PM
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Electronic voting for members will be researched and in place for the next election.

... in place for the next election...

Really!??

I gotta assume that this will be via the internet? If my assumption is correct... will election ballots be cast electronically only?

On the up side... Seems this could eliminate the problem of "marked ballots" using the existing paper ballot - mail in system.

On the down side... what about write in candidates?

Also, on the down side... now there would even be less reason to see Regional and National Director candidates showing up at other then their home DZs around election time handing out ballots trying to get folks to vote for th... err... trying to get out the vote.


(This post was edited by ZigZagMarquis on Feb 7, 2007, 8:31 PM)


Eule  (Student)

Feb 7, 2007, 11:25 PM
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Winter BOD Meeting Completes (updated 02/04/07)

Thanks for the report!

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Motion Manager, an electronic voting system for the BOD, was introduced, tested and well received.

I'm assuming this is some kind of software package; do you have a link, manufacturer name, or other info? I Googled it and mostly found software to control electric motors, which is probably not what you're talking about. :)

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Electronic voting for members will be researched and in place for the next election.

There was some recent discussion about electronic voting for the BPA (British Parachuting Ass'n.) Almost all of those points would apply to the USPA as well; I think the USPA does have many more active members than the BPA, but I don't think the USPA is so much bigger as to require a massively different electronic voting system than was was under discussion there.

Eule


EDYDO  (D 1521)

Feb 8, 2007, 5:49 PM
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Motion Manager, an electronic voting system for the BOD, was introduced, tested and well received.

I'm assuming this is some kind of software package; do you have a link, manufacturer name, or other info? I Googled it and mostly found software to control electric motors, which is probably not what you're talking about. :)

Electronic voting for members will be researched and in place for the next election.

There was some recent discussion about electronic voting for the BPA (British Parachuting Ass'n.) Almost all of those points would apply to the USPA as well; I think the USPA does have many more active members than the BPA, but I don't think the USPA is so much bigger as to require a massively different electronic voting system than was was under discussion there.

Eule


Research is being done on electronic voting, but we are far from guaranteed that it will be in place by the next election.

There are problems with allowing ballot copies. You might see the secret ballot return for those who choose to use paper and until electronic voting is in place. The copies were started/allowed to get more people to vote. This may be an example of unintended consequences of good intentions.

Motion Manager was tested by the Board. It is a software package by Jan Meyer. It records motions, votes and who is in line to speak on a given subject. Each member of the board used a laptop. There are some kinks to be worked out, but it seems to work well. Jan posts here, so she can give the details.

What is really important is that we may try again to get the proxies to fix some of the Constitutional problems. Lessons from the past have been learned and they will be specific. Please sign the proxy when it is presented to make USPA more efficient financially and to make it easier to get on the ballot for Regional Director.

Ed


i97426  (D 13375)

Feb 10, 2007, 12:46 PM
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I own a USPA Group Member DZ in Oregon. We are a "cessna" DZ that is having problems with airport access after 14+ years of operation. While USPA HQ's has been helpful, it seems that because of our small member numbers, FAA does not pay that much attention to us even with the 2006 Henery County decision. I made a suggestion to the Board during the General Membership Meeting of Friday and now make it to any DZ that operates on a Federally funded airport. Put on your waiver a statement along with all the other legal stuff that the customer will initial that says something to the effect that " I support skydiving at this Federally Funded airport". If you can do it, your customers name, adderss, phone number, signiture and email address should be there. At the end of the year, sent them to USPA and then have them walk in to whatever office they go to at FAA with better than 500,000+ people interested in keeping skydiving at Federally Funded airports. Numbers count! We might get to be as powerful as AOPA! Your thoughts?


matthewcline  (D 21585)

Feb 10, 2007, 1:41 PM
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That is a good idea.

Matt



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