Executive Council Meeting
July 26, 2008
Muncie IN

Motions

It was moved, seconded and approved by acclamation to accept the minutes of the April 19, 2008 Executive Council meeting.

The following mail votes were read into the minutes:
The mail votes should read as follows –

April 24, 2008 motion re: 2011 F3A World Championship
Motion passed unanimously

May 13, 2008 motion re: Additional Bylaws
Motion passed unanimously

July 1, 2008 motion re: AMA Convention Manager
Motion passed: 12 Yes; 1 Abstain

MOTION I: Moved by A. Argenio (I) and seconded by C. Bauer (VI) to modify the language in the Introductory Pilot Program to allow Introductory Pilot Program activities to take place away from chartered club fields.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION II: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by J. Rice (VIII) to accept the report of the Nominating Committee. Names on the ballot are as follows:

EVP – Horrace Cain; Mark T. Smith
District II – Gary Fitch, incumbent; Jon Gerber
District III – Bob Brown, incumbent; Gary Slusser; Joe Vislay
District VII – Bill Oberdieck, incumbent
District XI – Bruce Nelson, incumbent

MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION III: Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to approve Jim Giffin as District X VP to fill out the term vacated by R. Hanson.
MOTION passed unanimously (District X did not vote and the EVP was out of the room at this time)

MOTION IV: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by G. Fitch (II) to accept the report of the Scholarship Committee.
MOTION passed unanimously (The EVP was out of the room at this time)

MOTION V: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to accept the AMA Experimental Radio Control Aircraft Program Requirements and Inspector Information document as submitted July 26, 2008.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION VI: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to accept the Safety Regulations for Model Aircraft Powered by Gas Turbines document as submitted July 26, 2008.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION VII: Moved by J. Rice (VIII) and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to accept the document titled Set-Back Distances for Sport Pylon Racing as amended. Amendments – remove the word Recommended from the title and directly under the title place the statement: Events that meet these criteria are automatically granted the site set back waiver.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION VIII: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to amend MOTION XVII of the April 19, 2008 Executive Council meeting by changing the word ‘Sharing’ in the first sentence to read ‘Management’ and deleting the last sentence requiring a special wording Certificate of Insurance.
Amended MOTION XVII now reads: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by R. Hanson (X) to accept the Safety Committees recommendation to waive – on a provisional basis – the Frequency Management Agreement requirements as listed under item 6 in the RC section of the current AMA Safety Code for club(s) operating exclusively on 2.4 GHz.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION IX: Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by B. Brown (III) to create the position of AMA Government and Regulatory Affairs Representative, approve the contract and appoint Rich Hanson to the position.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION X: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by C. Bauer (VI) to accept the amended document World Championship Teams Blue Book; Procedures Governing the Academy’s Sponsorship of FAI Teams as presented July 26, 2008.
MOTION passed: 11 yes; 1 abstain (X)

MOTION XI: Moved by M. Smith (IX) and seconded by A. Argenio (I) to overrule the decision of the FAI Executive Committee relative to the F1D Junior situation.
MOTION failed: 4 yes; 8 no (II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, XI, and EVP)

MOTION XII: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) that the XFC Committee be granted $10,000 to put on the 2009 XFC in Muncie.
MOTION passed unanimously