Executive Council Meeting

August 12, 2007
Muncie, IN


MOTION I: Moved by C. Bauer (VI), and seconded by B. Brown (III) to approve all of the items in the Consent Agenda.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION II: Moved by M. Smith (IX), and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to approve Headquarters staff move forward and develop a 3-5 year strategic plan; this is the next step in the previously introduced 20-year plan.
MOTION passed: 11-Y; 2-N (III, VI)

MOTION III: Moved by C. Bauer (VI), and seconded by D. Holland (EVP) to accept the Nominating Committee Report. Nominees on the ballot will be as follows: District I – Andy Argenio, incumbent; District V – Tony Stillman, incumbent; District IX – Mark T. Smith, incumbent; President – Rich Hanson, Dave Mathewson, and Bill Oberdieck.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION IV: Moved by M. Smith (IX), and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to accept the Safety Committee’s revised SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT POWERED BY GAS TURBINES document, as amended.
MOTION passed unanimously
Amendment: For continuity, on page 4 of 5 item number 23) change the first sentence of paragraph 5 to read – The turbine waiver holder who has had his waiver permanently suspended may appeal the suspension within thirty (30) days of receipt of the suspension.

MOTION V: Moved by R. Hanson (X), and seconded by B. Teague (IV) that two additional recipients be added to the Charles H. Grant Scholarship winners, to expend the funds of the scholarship award.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION VI: Moved by T. Stillman (V), and seconded by B. Brown (III) that AMA host the 2008 XFC (Extreme Flight Championships) and provide funding of $10,000, contingent upon negotiations with the XFC Committee and AMA Headquarters staff.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION VII: Moved by R. Hanson (X), and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to accept the new Air Show Team Program proposal as amended by the Executive Council, and allow the program to run through 2008 with approved funding of $15,280. The program will be re-evaluated by Council at the end of 2008. Funding is contingent upon the Air Show Team committee accepting the amendment.
MOTION passed: 9-Y; 4-N (III, V, IX, XI)
Amendment: Under Management Structure, change appointed by the Executive Council to read - approved by Executive Council.

MOTION VIII: Moved by C. Bauer (VI), and seconded by A. Argenio (I) that the bylaws revision be turned over to AMA’s legal counsel for review.
MOTION passed unanimously

MOTION IX: Moved by C. Bauer (VI), and seconded by M. Smith (IX) that the 2009 NATS will be run in two week segments spread over eight weeks during the summer of 2009; no NATS events will be run on Mondays.
MOTION passed unanimously

Awards: Distinguished Service (3) were approved unanimously by consensus.
Fellow Award (1) was voted separately and approved unanimously by consensus.