Executive Council Meeting
July 25, 2009

Note: District X VP was in attendance via teleconference; Art Greenfield represented the NAA
It was moved, seconded and approved by acclamation to approve the minutes of the April 25-26, 2009 Executive Council meeting.

MOTION I: Moved by J. Giffin (X) and seconded by M. Smith (EVP) that VP’s would be allowed to attend Executive Council meetings by means of a live teleconference call or webinar in case of visual material (one that the Executive Council could confirm by phone number and voice as belonging to the VP). A maximum of 3 Executive Council members would be allowed to use this method.
MOTION failed: 4-Y; 8-N (II, III, IV, V, VI, VIII, XI, and NAA); 1-Abstain (I)

MOTION II: Moved by M. Smith (EVP) and seconded by C. Bauer (VI) to approve the Drafted Investment Policy.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION III: Moved by M. Smith (EVP) and seconded by C. Bauer (VI) to hire Merrill Lynch to manage AMA’s investments.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION IV: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by J. Rice (VIII) to accept the report and recommendations of the Scholarship Committee as presented.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION V: Moved by J. Rice (VIII) and seconded by G. Fitch (II) to accept the changes to the Set-Back Distances for Sport Pylon Racing document as amended July 25, 2009.
Amendment: Under item 1 Club 40 Racing, the paragraph on Engines now reads – Engines: NO purpose designed racing engines (Jett, Nelson, etc.) will be allowed in this class.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION VI: Moved by J. Rice (VIII) and seconded by G. Fitch (II) to accept the DRAFT of the Safety Code as amended July 25, 2009.
Amendments: GENERAL item 7 now reads – I will not operate model aircraft with metal-blade propellers. GENERAL item 10 was deleted. RADIO CONTROL item 8 now reads – Radio-controlled night flying requires a lighting system that provides the pilot with a clear view of the model’s attitude and orientation at all times. PDF FOR SEE AND AVOID GUIDANCE - add sentence under Spotter’s: Before a flight, the pilot must brief the spotter on his/her duties and expectations.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION VII: Moved by M. Smith (EVP) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to approve the minutes of the Nominating Committee.

Names to appear on ballot:
District II: Gary Fitch, incumbent
District IV: Bliss Teague, incumbent
District VI: Charlie Bauer, incumbent
District VIII: Jim Rice, incumbent
District IX: Jim Wallen, incumbent
District X: Jim Giffin, incumbent
Lawrence Tougas

MOTION passed: 12-Y; 1-Abstain (VII)

MOTION VIII: Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by J. Rice (VIII) to provide by e-mail to all AMA Leader Members, the Executive Council agenda two weeks prior to each Executive Council meeting.
MOTION passed: 12-Y; 1-N (X)

Conference call vote of 5/26/2009:

Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by B. Brown (III) to uphold the Scholarship Committee’s decision relative to declining a waiver.
MOTION passed: 7-Y; 3-N (I, IX, X) (VP for Dist. XI, the NAA representative and the EVP were not present)

E-mail vote of 5/30/2009:

Moved by B. Teague (IV) and seconded by B. Brown (III) that the Council approve an additional 15k expenditure to the amount originally approved for construction of the Claude McCullough Educational Facility to facilitate the additional suggestions proposed by staff.
MOTION passed unanimously.