AMPRA Inc General Meeting Minutes 2013

 

Minutes of AMPRA Inc. General Meeting

Held at Munro flying field Saturday 8th of June 2013

 

Meeting Opened. 3:30pm

Members Present: 21

Visitors:

Apologies: Tony Singleton, Bruce Dechastel, Trevor Henderson

 

Minutes: Minutes of 2012 General Meeting were read and accepted

Moved: Jim Orenshaw        Seconded: Gary Davidson

 

General Business:

John Hughan perpetual trophy has been encased and presented to his family who were very appreciative.

1st Place for FA1 will now been known as the John Hughan Trophy.

 

David Axon spoke of the rules conference held in May and that all rules presented to the Tech sub committee by AMPRA had been accepted being;

Q500, F3RA, FA1 minimum weight, muffled pipes to be used to be eligible for team selection, F400 engine size

 

Barry Murphy asked about who the governing body for F5D was and if a team trial was to be run at an AMPRA pylon event. Terry said that most likely it would be up to the electric association but seeing as they have never seemed to have any real interest in team trials etc, it would be up to an individual to apply to the MAAA to oversee such a competition

 

AMPRA 2014

Only 1 application had been received from QMARA/Maryborough

Ampra Champs for 2014 to be held at Maryborough QLD on the June long weekend.

Being a Team trial year a special trial will be held in Victoria on the 1st weekend in October at a venue to be announced.

 

The AMPRA committee put forward to the meeting a new rule for team trials, This rule had been discussed with key figures in pylon racing in both Victoria and Queensland to ensure that not only would it be a workable and fair rule but also to be sure there would be no accusations of railroading a rule through when other states may not have had fair representation at the meeting. The wording of the rule was agreed upon by all parties before the meeting and the meeting was told that that would be the only wording to be acceptable and be voted on.

New AMPRA rule for team trials:

If an Australian is the current World Champion, to qualify for team selection that person must declare in writing 2 weeks in advance of the first team selection contest that he/she will participate as a member of the Australian team if he/she qualifies.

Explanation:

An Australian who is current World Champion can compete at the next World champs as reigning World Champion and not as part of the Australian team. If they wished to participate on the Australian team, they must declare to the AMPRA committee prior to the start of the team trials their intent to compete for a team position. Once declared, if they do qualify they must then take their place on the Australian team and will forfeit the right to drop off the team and compete as reigning World Champion.
If they fail to qualify on the Australian team, they may still compete as reigning World Champion.
Current World Champions may fly in selection contests if they desire, for experience. Their results will have no bearing on the team selection if he/she has not declared his/her intent to compete for a team spot. Their status as defending World Champion provides eligibility to compete in the World Championship.

Moved: Glenn Matthews                Seconded: Barry Murphy

 17 for  0 against 1 abstain

Carried

 

Meeting closed: 3:55pm

 

Minutes of AMPRA Inc Annual General Meeting

Held at Munro flying field Saturday 8th of June 2013

 

Meeting Opened. 3:56pm

Members Present: 21

Visitors:

Apologies: Tony Singleton, Bruce Dechastel, Trevor Henderson

 

Minutes: Minutes of 2012 AGM were read and accepted

Moved: Gary Davidson                 Seconded: Toni Axon

 

Treasures Report: The financial report was presented to the meeting and accepted

Moved: Ian Haigh                          Seconded: Nerida Matthews

 

General Business: There was no general business brought forward to this meeting.

 

All positions were declared vacant.

 

President: Glenn Matthews nominated David Axon. Seconded: Barry Murphy

  No other nominations, David was declared president

 

Secretary / Treasurer: David advised Mick Dallman was interested in taking on the position

Barry Murphy nominated Mick Dallman      Seconded: Beau Murphy

No other nominations. Mick was declared Secretary / Treasurer pending the president confirming that Mick accept the nomination.

 

Nerida Matthews thanked Kim and Terry O’Connor for their many years of service to AMPRA.

 

Next AMPRA meeting to be held at Marybourough QLD date time and location to be confirmed.

 

Meeting Closed: 4:05pm