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Dec 3, 2007, 8:14 PM
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http://www.uspa.org/news/notices.htm
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USPA Board Plans Winter Meeting

The Winter 2008 Board of Directors meeting will be held February 8-10, 2008, at the Orlando Metropolitan Resort. The General Membership Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 8, at the same location. E-mail or call USPA Headquarters at (540) 604-9740 for more information. Click here for hotel information or call (407) 345-0505.
There's been a lot of talk on DZ.com about recent decisions the USPA has made. This is the chance for the membership to tell the Board what they think ... in person.

So who is going? Anyone going to try to put topics on the agenda? (Let's not use this thread to discuss the issues, but to list off who will be representing the membership at this meeting). I'm keeping an eye on airfares but I suspect that it may not fit into this year's budget given $500+ fares and no availability on frequent flyer miles at the moment.

But I'm sure there are many others who are planning to go ... let's start a list!


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stratostar  (Student)

Dec 3, 2007, 9:37 PM
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I would love to go and speak my mind to the full board, however I can't attend at that time. I guess I will have to write the full BOD instead.


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Dec 4, 2007, 5:06 AM
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Heck, it's just down the road for me. If my son's soccer team doesn't make it to the Region Finals that are also that night, I can go.


lauraliscious  (C 35895)

Dec 4, 2007, 6:30 AM
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I can try to make it. Maybe I can talk some other people from ATL into riding down there with me. Maybe even combine it with a tunnel trip and/or jumping at Deland. Cool

Thanks for the info, Krisanne.


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Dec 4, 2007, 11:23 AM
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OK, I'm taking a day off work, spending a bunch of FF miles, and making a weekend out of it. If I can come from Seattle surely others can drag their asses down. Mmm warm sunny weekend in February.

lauraliscious
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Skymama (if her son's soccer team sucks Wink)


AirWhore  (C License)

Dec 4, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Sounds like a good Road trip to me. I'm going to try and get as much info from people at my DZ who have been Cheated or negatively affected by Skyride and thrill planet.. Is there going to be any kind of open forum where members can address the BOD directly???


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Sounds like a good Road trip to me. I'm going to try and get as much info from people at my DZ who have been Cheated or negatively affected by Skyride and thrill planet.. Is there going to be any kind of open forum where members can address the BOD directly???

I don't know exactly how they work - maybe someone who has been to a meeting can give more detail. According to the site there's a general membership meeting on Friday night, and the board meets over the rest of the weekend. I would assume that the general membership portion would be the opportunity for members who are not also on the board to be heard, but I don't really know.


chaoskitty  (B 26574)

Dec 4, 2007, 11:37 AM
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OK, I'm taking a day off work, spending a bunch of FF miles, and making a weekend out of it. If I can come from Seattle surely others can drag their asses down. Mmm warm sunny weekend in February.

lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Skymama (if her son's soccer team sucks Wink)
Chaoskitty
Airwhore


Thanatos340  (B 27588)

Dec 4, 2007, 12:14 PM
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I will be going as well.

But most likely flying down.


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Dec 4, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Airwhore
Chaoskitty
lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Skymama ?
Thanatos340

Excellent! I've requested information on the agenda for the meeting and will post it once it is available.


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lauraliscious  (C 35895)

Dec 4, 2007, 2:07 PM
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I will be going as well.

But most likely flying down.

You don't want to join the ATL road trip??? Frown


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Dec 4, 2007, 3:08 PM
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I took off the sucky soccer team thing and just put a "?" since it keeps getting copied. Bad juju! Sly


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Dec 4, 2007, 3:16 PM
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I took off the sucky soccer team thing and just put a "?" since it keeps getting copied. Bad juju! Sly

Sorry. Of course we want your son's team to do well... but we also want you at the meeting!!!


carbonezone  (D 23582)

Dec 5, 2007, 7:22 AM
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Airwhore
Chaoskitty
Carbonezone (Tami)
lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Skymama ?
Thanatos340


diablopilot  (D License)

Dec 5, 2007, 8:36 AM
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Considering it.


Rick  (D 28557)

Dec 5, 2007, 8:38 AM
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count me in


In reply to:
Airwhore
Chaoskitty
Carbonezone (Tami)
lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Rick
Skymama ?
Thanatos340


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Dec 5, 2007, 8:56 AM
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I should be there.

Airwhore
Chaoskitty
CSpenceFLY
Carbonezone (Tami)
lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Rick
Skymama ?
Thanatos340


flyhi  (D License)

Dec 5, 2007, 9:51 AM
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Will there be beer there? If there's beer, I will be willing to get off of I-4 on my drive home from work that night. Actually...if there is beer there, I would be willing to get off of I-4 every night.

Airwhore
Chaoskitty
CSpenceFLY
Carbonezone (Tami)
flyhi
lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Rick
Skymama ?
Thanatos340

PS Anyone in town that weekend who wants to get something together (a dropzone.com way?), let me know. Deland, Lake Wales, ZHills... you pick 'em.


NeedToJump  (D 27247)

Dec 5, 2007, 11:10 AM
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I might be able to make it as well. It's only about 10 minutes from me.


upndownshop  (D 23924)

Dec 5, 2007, 11:55 AM
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Going for different reasons but can add this to the list..

Airwhore
Chaoskitty
CSpenceFLY
Carbonezone (Tami)
flyhi
lauraliscious
NWFlyer
Rick
Skymama ?
Thanatos340
Up N Down Shop


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Dec 5, 2007, 12:03 PM
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I heard back from Ed Scott re: agenda. Here's what he said:

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An agenda has not yet been set for USPA's general membership meeting. If you would like to suggest an agenda item, please forward it to USPA's secretary, Sherry Butcher at sbutchermed@earthlink.net, with a cc to USPA's president, Glenn Bangs at ggbangs@aol.com.

Ed Scott
USPA

(Since both of those email addresses are on the USPA web site, I feel that it's okay to share the content of the email here).


normiss  (D 28356)

Dec 5, 2007, 1:18 PM
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can I catch a ride with you?Wink

Airwhore
Chaoskitty
CSpenceFLY
Carbonezone (Tami)
flyhi
lauraliscious
Normiss
NWFlyer
Rick
Skymama ?
Thanatos340
Up N Down Shop


Rick  (D 28557)

Dec 5, 2007, 1:20 PM
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No problemo I'll buy the beer.


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No problemo I'll buy the beer.

Let me know what time you're leaving so I won't be on the road at the same time as you drunks. Tongue


TonyJ  (D 24244)

Dec 5, 2007, 3:41 PM
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In reply to:
Sounds like a good Road trip to me. I'm going to try and get as much info from people at my DZ who have been Cheated or negatively affected by Skyride and thrill planet.. Is there going to be any kind of open forum where members can address the BOD directly???

I don't know exactly how they work - maybe someone who has been to a meeting can give more detail. According to the site there's a general membership meeting on Friday night, and the board meets over the rest of the weekend. I would assume that the general membership portion would be the opportunity for members who are not also on the board to be heard, but I don't really know.

here is the minutes for 2007. all the other years look about the same...tony

https://www.uspa.org/contact/BODminutes/GMM_2007_Minutes.pdf

usually lasts 1 minute then an informal discussion...


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