AMA Officer Nominations Due

Nominations for the office of AMA president and vice presidents in Districts I, V, and IX are due at the Headquarters of the Academy of Model Aeronautics June 21, 2013. Any AMA Open Member may submit a nomination.  (envelope should be marked "Nomination" attn: Joyce Hager)
To be eligible to discharge the duties of AMA vice president, a nominee must be a Leader Member of the Academy and must reside in the district.
To be eligible to discharge the duties of AMA president, a nominee must be a Leader Member of the AMA and must previously have served as a member of the Executive Council or associate vice president or as a Contest Board Member for at least one (1) year. (Nominees and nominators will be notified by HQ confirming receipt of nomination.)
(If confirmation is not received within two weeks after you have mailed your document, contact Joyce Hager at [765] 287-1256, extension 200.)
A letter of acceptance and a résumé of professional qualifications and model aviation experience from the nominee must be on file at AMA Headquarters by July 5, 2013, 15 days prior to the published meeting.

Nominating Procedure Document
Relating to Article IX
Candidate Guidelines:

(a) No person may nominate himself/herself for office.
(b) No person shall simultaneously hold two positions on the Executive Council. In the event a person holding an office is elected or selected to a second position on the Executive Council, that person  must choose which of the two positions he/she will continue, such decision to be made within 48 hours of the announcement of the selection, or else the person so affected will be deemed to have selected to remain in the first office held.
(c) Incumbent  is automatically placed on the ballot, provided that he/she has been properly nominated and accepted, except that a 3/4 vote against may withhold the incumbent’s name from the ballot (see Bylaws, Article IX, Section 2).
(d) All nomination letters must be received at AMA Headquarters thirty (30) days prior to the convening of the Nominating Committee’s Annual Meeting. If received by electronic mail or fax, it must be received by close of that business day (5 pm EST) at AMA Headquarters, Muncie IN.
(e) Candidate must be a legal resident of the district in which the election is being held; this does not apply to the office of  President or Executive Vice President.
(f) Candidate must be a current AMA member with Leader Member status (other qualifications apply to the office of President and Executive Vice President, Article IX, section 3).
(g) No person elected to and serving as an active member of the Executive Council shall be paid for any regular column or article in Model Aviation magazine. Exception may be made for such articles as the coverage of special events provided prior arrangement was made for said article. Articles and columns printed in the “AMA News” section are not paid contributions. No paid columns may be submitted after the individual has been placed on the ballot.

It is strongly recommended that nominations be mailed by certified mail, receipt requested.

Candidate Acceptance:
(a) A letter of acceptance by the candidate must be on file at AMA Headquarters 15 days prior to the meeting; if by electronic mail or fax it must be received by close of that business day (5 pm EST) at AMA Headquarters, Muncie IN.
(b) Along with a résumé of professional qualifications and model aviation experience, your résumé should include, but not be limited to, the following areas of consideration.
(Note: Campaign Statements to be delivered to AMA Headquarters 10 days prior to the Nominating Committee meeting in a sealed envelope. Those not nominated will have their statements returned unopened. Campaign Statements will remain sealed until after the Nominating Committee has deliberated and determined the candidates.)

1. Management experience.
2. Financial background.
3. Insurance employment and/or expertise.
4. Legal background.
5. Technical background, including areas of aeronautics, electronics (especially in radio frequency propagation and usage), acoustics (as related to noise studies and analysis), and other areas of engineering.
6. Aeromodeling background must be noted. The individual will be required, if elected to national office, to deal with questions related to all areas of aeromodeling and should have a broad-based background.

It is strongly recommended that these documents be mailed certified, receipt requested.

Read More News Items