MOTIONS
October 25, 2008 Executive Council Meeting

Note: District X VP Jim Giffin was in attendance via telephone; AMA’s legal counsel stated that per the bylaws, a Council member must physically be in the room to vote.

It was approved by acclamation to amend the Publications Committee report of the July 26, 2008 Executive Council meeting minutes. The last sentence of the Landis Article item will now read: It is the consensus of Council to proceed with running the article in the Park Pilot magazine.

It was approved by acclamation to accept the minutes of the July 26, 2008 Executive Council meeting as amended.

It was approved by acclamation to approve October 2, 2009 as the date for the 2009 Finance Committee meeting.

It was approved by acclamation to hold the 2009 Annual Membership Meeting on the evening of Thursday, May 14 during the Joe Nall event, pending approval by the event directors.

The following telephone/E-mail votes were read into the minutes:

  • August 21, 2008, re: Ballots – approved by consensus.
  • September 4, 2008, re: HQ building repair – approved unanimously.
  • October 10, 2008, re: Buso donation refund – approved unanimously.

It was approved by acclamation to approve the dates of April 25/26; July 25/26 and October 24/25 as the dates of the 2009 Executive Council meetings.

MOTION I: Moved by M. Smith (IX) and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to hold the January Executive Council meeting on Sunday January 11, 2009 in Ontario, California, during the AMA Expo.
MOTION passed: 9-Y; 3-N (EVP, IV, VI).

MOTION II: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by A. Argenio (I) that funding for the District Vice Presidents to attend the Annual Membership Meeting is taken from the National budget, not the District budgets.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION III: Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to implement the new award titled The Academy of Model Aeronautics Carl Goldberg Vital People Award as amended.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION IV: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by M. Smith (IX) to approve the concept, conditionally, of hosting the 2010 F5 World Championships in Muncie.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION V: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by A. Argenio (I) to add $10,000 to the total VP budget.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION VI: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to approve the 2009 Operating Budget as amended.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION VII: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by B. Nelson (XI) to approve the 2009 Nationals as a 5A event. Dates: Indoor-May 27-31, 2009 Johnson City, Tennessee; Outdoor-June 29-August 2, 2009 Muncie, Indiana.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION VIII: Moved by B. Brown (III) and seconded by B. Nelson (XI) that the Site Use Committee may schedule activities at the International Aeromodeling Center (Muncie) during the Nationals as long as the event does not conflict with the Nationals event being flown during the scheduled time frame. 
MOTION passed: 11-Y; 1-N (VIII).

MOTION IX: Moved by C. Bauer (VI) and seconded by B. Teague (IV) to amend item 3.6.4 in the AMA EXPERIMENTAL RADIO CONTROL AIRCRAFT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND INSPECTOR INFORMATION to read: AMA’s member insurance coverage applies to a certified Experimental Inspector for alleged negligence resulting in a bodily injury or property damage claim or suit arising out of the inspection of an airplane for the purpose of qualifying it for experimental flight approval.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION X: Moved by J. Rice (VIII) and seconded by B. Brown (III) to approve the document titled FIRST PERSON VIEW (FPV) OPERATIONS – AMA MEMBERS AND AMA CHARTERED CLUB SITES as amended; and add it to the Supplemental section of the Safety Code and the PDF file listing.
MOTION passed unanimously (Dist. VII VP out of room for vote).

MOTION XI: Moved by A. Argenio (I) and seconded by J. Rice (VIII) to adopt and implement as of January 1, 2009 the Bylaw amendments (Motion III and IV) dealing with insurance for club officers that were accepted by the EC at the April 18, 2008 meeting and ratified by LM vote sent June 6, 2008.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION XII: Moved by A. Argenio (I) and seconded G. Fitch (II) to adopt and implement as of January 1, 2009 the Bylaw amendments (Motion V thru XI) dealing with changes in the role of the EVP that were accepted by the EC at the April 18, 2008 meeting and ratified by LM vote sent June 6, 2008.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION XIII: Moved by A. Argenio (I) and seconded by C. Bauer (VI) to adopt and implement as of January 1, 2009 the Bylaw amendments (Motion V thru XI) dealing with the new Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer position that were accepted by the EC at the April 18, 2008 meeting and ratified by LM vote sent June 6, 2008.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION XIV: Moved by A. Argenio (I) and seconded by C. Bauer (VI) to approve the Executive Vice President Position Description Revision 2 of the Bylaw Committee for implementation on January 1, 2009.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION XV: Moved by A. Argenio (I) and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to approve the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Position Description Revision 2 of the Bylaw Committee for implementation on January 1, 2009.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION XVI: Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by T. Stillman (V) to adopt the changes to the AMA Contest Board Procedures document as submitted October 25, 2008.
MOTION passed unanimously.

MOTION XVII: Moved by G. Fitch (II) and seconded by J. Rice (VIII) to accept the report of the Air Show Team and funding of $12,535 for 2009.
MOTION passed unanimously.