Minutes from the 1-26 Association Annual Meeting Parowan,
Utah, Thursday, June 29, 2006
The Annual Meeting of the
1-26 Association was called to order by president, Norm Miller, at 15:04 at the
contest-meeting hangar at Parowan Airport.
Thirty members were present.
Mr. Miller began with a
chronology of occurrences since the meeting last year at Moriarty. He commended the outstanding sportsmanship
of Steve Michalik for rectifying an inadvertent scoring error.
That 60 people voted in the
November election was gratifying. Mike
Havener’s ability to conduct secure voting on the Association website seemed to
be a large factor in the good response.
The Sweepstakes were
substantially revised in December with collaboration between Mr. Miller,
Charles Shaw, and others. The
Association hopes to have 200 Sweepstakes flights entered in 2006. Changes
include email entry and inclusion of Championship flights. 2007 revision will include a Diamond
category in addition to Gold, Silver & Bronze.
The most profound event of
this past year was obtaining the talent of Craig Loomiller as Newsletter Editor. There will be a proposed By-Law revision in
November to authorize five Newsletters.
philosophy: guiding the Association in
the manner that the membership wishes.
In February, revised 2006
Championship rules were ratified by the Association Executive Board. They included a cap of 17,500 MSL
altitude. This addition caused
President Miller noted that
FAI hence SSA will soon (perhaps as soon as two years from now) require secure
Flight Recorders for all badges and records.
It seems reasonable to expect the 1-26 Association will then also
require secure (FAI approved) flight recorders for its Championship.
Summary of the Association
financial report 1/1/06 to 6/21/06 shows income of $4,700 with 3/4th
of the year’s members renewing during this period. This figure does not include interest from the Life Membership
Trust. Expenditures were $ 3,211.62, which included transfer of $900
to the Life Membership Trust and $1,100 for two Newsletter issues.
The 1-26 Association
executive board is in the process of considering raising the Life Membership
fee from current $300 to $426.
Next ensued a discussion
about printing The 2006 and subsequent Logs. Those in attendance had many excellent
suggestions to reduce printing expenses.
President Miller next opened
the floor for nominations for all Association officers for 2007. Jo Shaw placed Norm Miller’s name in
nomination for president. Jonathan Leal
placed Chip Johansen’s name for Eastern Division Vice-President. Norm Miller asked for nominations for all
offices especially Western Division Vice-President be sent to Association
Secretary/Treasurer, Lisa Sergent.
Nominations are open until Oct. 10.
President Miller mentioned
revision of “Sponsor Requirements for the Preparation and Conduct of a 1-26
Championships” is in the works.
As there were no additional
business or discussion topics raised, the meeting adjourned at 15:45
Jo Shaw, Central V.P.
Acting for Lisa Sergent