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skydived19006  (D 19006)

Jan 21, 2009, 1:47 PM
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Seems to me that someone shot video at the last BOD meeting, and posted it on Youtube. Anyone planing to be in Reno running video?


diablopilot  (D License)

Jan 21, 2009, 6:00 PM
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I believe that was the last winter meeting in Orlando, the summer meeting in Virginia was not recorded.


I might be convinced to bring along a camera but I've never uploaded video, and I 'd like to see what the BOD members think.


johndh1  (A License)

Jan 21, 2009, 9:24 PM
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Video is a good idea...that is, if the entire meeting is held open, unlike Orlando.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jan 22, 2009, 9:02 AM
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I shot it in five parts, and uploaded the vid.
May do the same again, as I'll be in Reno, but no commitment to doing so just yet.
There will already be several hours of showfloor and symposium video for us to edit/upload.


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Jan 22, 2009, 11:52 AM
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I shot it in five parts, and uploaded the vid.
May do the same again, as I'll be in Reno, but no commitment to doing so just yet.
There will already be several hours of show floor and symposium video for us to edit/upload.

I think that having a camera running would be very useful at this meeting. This time around, we'll have the political wrangling for the executive committee, including President. How this works as I understand is that nominations for President for example are taken, we get Glen Bangs, and hopefully at least one more (not BJ Worth)! So, the candidates are each asked to step out of the room in turn, and while they are out, the rest of the BOD gives opinions regarding said candidate. It's been my understanding that Mr. Bangs can be a very "influential politician" when it comes to giving reasons why someone should not be considered as president. Point a camera at someone, and they'll very often "act different!" Yes, a candidate can and will be "accused", yet not offered the privilege of rebuttal. Any member can ask that the vote be secret on any motion, I guess that this is Roberts Rules, but I'm no expert (Glen seems to be a Roberts Rules of Order Expert though! "Dilatory! Point of order!") But I digress. The "candidate discussion" will be open, or at least has been open in the past. Don't get mad at me, I didn't make up this system!

Anyway with a video record, Mr. Bang's comments can be shared with all later in the bar, and/or on the internet. It was an open meeting.

Mr Bangs will preside as President, until the new President is elected. At that point the new Prez presides over the election of the rest of the Exec committee, and the rest of the meeting. I'm guessing that had Mr. Bangs not been reelected the job of residing would have followed a succession chain, or if Glen had provided his own travel, and accommodation expenses he could have ran the show for a short while?

So, who's up for two more years of of the Bangs Gang? The election was not the end, but the beginning! You bring the camera Douglas, and I'll bring popcorn for everyone! I'm spending $500+ to attend this thing, I want to be entertained!!!

Martin


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Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jan 22, 2009, 12:39 PM
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I'll have plenty of cameras there; we're shooting interviews with all the vendors like we did last time in Reno.
We'll provide you with a camera if I can't be in the meeting w/you


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Jan 22, 2009, 1:18 PM
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I'll have plenty of cameras there; we're shooting interviews with all the vendors like we did last time in Reno.
We'll provide you with a camera if I can't be in the meeting w/you

Cool, I'm picturing myself with a camera helmet, ready/steady stance bent slightly at the knees, feet spread, arms out to further stabilize, and moving around the room with my own version of a skydiver-steady-helmet-cam. Short of that, a tripod will serve.


Bolas  (D License)

Jan 22, 2009, 1:24 PM
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I'll have plenty of cameras there; we're shooting interviews with all the vendors like we did last time in Reno.
We'll provide you with a camera if I can't be in the meeting w/you

Cool, I'm picturing myself with a camera helmet, ready/steady stance bent slightly at the knees, feet spread, arms out to further stabilize, and moving around the room with my own version of a skydiver-steady-helmet-cam. Short of that, a tripod will serve.

Don't forget the camera wings. Wink


Amazon  (D License)

Jan 22, 2009, 2:00 PM
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I would think a Smoke Detector cam would be VERY instructive.


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NickDG  (D 8904)

Jan 22, 2009, 3:02 PM
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I've always thought these BOD meetings should be videoed and uploaded on the USPA website by mandate.

Those complaining about membership apathy can't argue the fact that DSE's vids from last time educated a lot of people and got them more involved.

I also think USPA should foot the bill on their dime (which is really our dime) and pay DSE (or whoever does it) for their time and expenses.

And DSE, this time I also want the BODs hotel rooms outfitted with mikes and cameras so we don't miss the real juicy bits . . .

I'd also like the "secret" portions of these meetings recorded. They wouldn't have to release those vids for say five years or so, but it'll be on the record and would add a certain measure of accountability to that side of things.

NickD Smile


shermanator  (B License)

Jan 25, 2009, 10:17 AM
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If you find yourself able, I'm sure many of us that aren't able to afford to go there, would love the opportunity to see what is happening in those meetings, not just see some cliffnotes that don't give a full account.


skydived19006  (D 19006)

Jan 25, 2009, 10:23 AM
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If you find yourself able, I'm sure many of us that aren't able to afford to go there, would love the opportunity to see what is happening in those meetings, not just see some cliff notes that don't give a full account.

You have to wonder why any skydiver would take vacation, spend $1000 to go to a USPA BOD meeting, when the same time/money would make a dandy SD Arizona winter vacation, and include a bunch of jumps?


diablopilot  (D License)

Jan 25, 2009, 1:13 PM
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If you find yourself able, I'm sure many of us that aren't able to afford to go there, would love the opportunity to see what is happening in those meetings, not just see some cliff notes that don't give a full account.

You have to wonder why any skydiver would take vacation, spend $1000 to go to a USPA BOD meeting, when the same time/money would make a dandy SD Arizona winter vacation, and include a bunch of jumps?


Because I'm either interested, or stupid. You can make the choice for me.Tongue


Bolas  (D License)

Jan 25, 2009, 4:14 PM
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If you find yourself able, I'm sure many of us that aren't able to afford to go there, would love the opportunity to see what is happening in those meetings, not just see some cliff notes that don't give a full account.

You have to wonder why any skydiver would take vacation, spend $1000 to go to a USPA BOD meeting, when the same time/money would make a dandy SD Arizona winter vacation, and include a bunch of jumps?


Because I'm either interested, or stupid. You can make the choice for me.Tongue

Why choose? Tongue


diablopilot  (D License)

Jan 25, 2009, 5:42 PM
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Thank you for your support.PirateTongue


shermanator  (B License)

Jan 26, 2009, 4:30 PM
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If you find yourself able, I'm sure many of us that aren't able to afford to go there, would love the opportunity to see what is happening in those meetings, not just see some cliff notes that don't give a full account.

You have to wonder why any skydiver would take vacation, spend $1000 to go to a USPA BOD meeting, when the same time/money would make a dandy SD Arizona winter vacation, and include a bunch of jumps?

I guess it is about priorities.... too bad I can't even afford a winter trip to Arizona. bummer.



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