AMA Executive Council
Meeting Motions

 
 

October 27, 2001
Muncie, Indiana

It was moved, and approved by acclamation, to accept the minutes of the July 9, 2001 Executive Council meeting.
Mail Vote of August 16, 2001 - To approve the revised wording in the Safety Code for Organized RC Racing Events.
7) c. Distance from the pylon to the nearest spectators (line) will be in accordance with the current Competition Regulations under the RC Pylon Racing section for the specific event pending two or three pylon course layout.
Motion passed.
It was moved, and approved by acclamation, to award 5A status to the 2002 Nationals. Dates will be Indoor May 29-June 2 in Johnson City; Outdoor July 5-August 9 in Muncie.
It was moved, and approved by acclamation, A new member who causes our membership to reach 200,000 will be awarded life membership.
MOTION I
Moved by J. McNeill (V), seconded by C. Bauer (VI), Bylaws for clubs will be mandatory for new clubs in 2002 and for all clubs in 2003 and beyond. Headquarters will create samples of bylaws and minimum requirements for such bylaws.
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION II
Moved by C. Bauer (VI), seconded by S. Frank (VIII), To accept the 2002 Operating/Capital budget as presented.
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION III
Moved by D. Krafft (I), seconded by B. Nelson (XI), That the AMA Royal General Liability Policy be amended to exclude coverage for libel, slander or defamation of character claims or suits between or among members and clubs. This exclusion will not apply to bodily injury or property damage claims or suits.
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION IV
Moved by J. McNeill (V), seconded by C. Bauer (VI), To accept the document Proposed Method of Handling Complaints re: CDs. (Below)
Complaints regarding a Contest Director (CD) while acting in their official capacity as a representative of the Academy of Model Aeronautics should be made in writing to AMA Headquarters, who in turn will forward to the VP of the District where the complaint originated or where the infraction occurred.
The VP would review the written complaints and contact the complainant if additional information or clarification is required.
The VP would then contact the CD, explain the complaint and request a response in writing.
The VP will review the complaint and the CD's response, and take whatever course of action is appropriate to resolve the problem, whether it is a warning or a revocation of the CD license. If there is a reprimand given, it should be in writing.
The CD may appeal any action taken by the VP, in writing, and request the matter be reviewed by the Executive Council.
The Executive Council could uphold the action taken by the VP, overturn it, or refuse to hear it.

Any elected officer of the Academy of Model Aeronautics shall have the same rights as a VP for purposes of the document.
The MOTION passed: 8 yes; 4 no (II, IV, VII, VIII); 1 abstain (NAA).
MOTION V
Moved by C. Bauer (VI), seconded by C. Foreman (IV), That a five member Flying Site Development/Improvement Grant Committee be established. (Members of the committee to be appointed by the President.)
The MOTION passed: 12 yes; 1 no (VIII).
MOTION VI
Moved by S. Frank (VIII), seconded by J. McNeill (V), To approve the Southwestern Modeler Conference as a designated event which allows volunteers that work full days for the entire event to an earned membership for the following year. Retroactive to May 2001, limited to twelve (12) earned memberships.
The MOTION passed: 7 yes; 5 no (I, II, IV, IX, EVP); 1 abstain (NAA).
MOTION VII
Moved by C. Bauer (VI), seconded by C. Foreman (IV), When the President is elected or re-elected, at the first meeting of the Executive Council all committee chairpersons appointed by the President are removed as chairs. The President can then re-appoint the chairpersons or appoint new persons.
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION VIII
Moved by S. Frank (VIII), seconded by R. Hanson (X), To add #6 to Criteria for Special Interest Groups. (#6- I attest that my Special Interest Group has an open membership regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, or disability.)
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION IX
Moved by C. Bauer (VI), seconded by C. Foreman (IV), When a person leaves the EC either by election or personal choice, that person is automatically removed from all committees. Re-appointment to a committee under the rules for committee appointment is allowed.
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION X
Moved by S. Frank (VIII), seconded by C. Bauer (VI), Beginning in 2002, to subdivide the existing Control Line Contest Board into five (5) freestanding boards. Those boards are designated as: C/L Combat; C/L Racing; C/L Precision Aerobatics; C/L Speed; and C/L Carrier.
The MOTION passed unanimously.
MOTION XI
Moved by S. Frank (VIII), seconded by C. Bauer (VI), Beginning in 2002, the Executive Council shall create a new, separate and freestanding Contest Board for R/C Combat.
The MOTION passed unanimously.