AMPRA Inc General Meeting Minutes 2008

 

Location:                    Maryborough, Queensland

Date:                           7 June 2008

Meeting Opened:       8:12PM

Members present:     28

Visitors:          Karen Callow, Michael Hennessy, Gary Benn, Rory Birch, Peter Gapps, Linda Creely, Steve Taylor, Mike & Maryanne Rankin.

 

Apologies:      Tom Wetherill, Brian Steele, Brad Darr, Chris Callow, Robin Gray, Frank Cassella, Leigh Hocken.

           

Minutes:         Minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted.

Moved: Nerida Matthews    Seconded: Matt Hauzer

 

Matters arising;

The special team trial event that was held at Cohuna went ahead and was very successful.

 

 

General Business:

 

1. Rules

Glenn spoke about some of the new F3D rules made by the FAI.

These include the requirement for a secondary muffler, increased minimum weight to 2250grams and a radio system with fail safe if a model goes out of control.

Mark Giggins asked if Australia was required to incorporate any of these new rules, it was explained that as we race FA1 and not F3D. FA1 is solely an Australian class of racing and the new rules do not affect us at this time.

 

Motion:

Team trial events for the 2011 world champs team will require the exhaust system and minimum weight to comply with the F3D rules.

Moved; T O’Connor    Seconded; N. Matthews

  The vote was 9 for, 10 against

  Motion failed.

 

2. AMPRA Champs 2009

There were 2 applications to host the AMPRA event, one from the Cohuna club and another from the Grafton club.

A vote was taken;

Cohuna 7

Grafton 13

The next AMPRA Championships and Meeting will be held in Grafton NSW in June 2009.

 

3. Technical subcommittee

The president of the Tech sub committee David Axon spoke of the next MAAA conference being a rules change opportunity and that any rules which needed changing needed to be discussed and sorted as soon as possible.

 

4. 2011 World Champs

David spoke on behalf of a special committee which has been formed to organize and run the 2011 F3D World Champs at Bundaberg QLD.

 

Motion:

AMPRA fully endorse the application to hold the 2011 World Champs in Bundaberg QLD.

Moved; D. Axon    Seconded; C Watt

The vote was unanimous in favor.

Motion passed.

 

A question was asked as to who was involved in the committee for the world champs. David advised that the committee consisted of Bruce Dechastel, Joe Luxford, Tow Wetherill, David Axon, Neil Davey and Trish Luxford to be treasurer.

 

5. Grafton Trophy

Members of the Grafton club unveiled a trophy to recognize the beginning of a state of origin race series.

 

6. MAAA Hall of fame

David Axon announced that Ranjit Phelan and Vern Gibson have been entered into the MAAA Hall of fame after their 3rd place at the 2007 World champs.

They were both congratulated by the meeting.

 

Meeting closed: 9:20pm

 
 

 

AMPRA Inc Annual General Meeting Minutes 2008

 

Date:                           7 June 2008

Location:                    Maryborough, QLD  

Meeting opened:        8:00 PM

Members Present:     28

 

Visitors: Karen Callow, Michael Hennessy, Gary Benn, Rory Birch, Peter Gapps, Linda Creely, Steve Taylor, Mike & Maryanne Rankin.

 

Apologies: Tom Wetherill, Brian Steele, Brad Darr, Chris Callow, Robin Gray, Frank Cassella, Leigh Hocken.

 

 

 

Minutes: Minutes from the previous meeting were read and accepted.

            Moved; Terry O’Connor  Seconded; Ranjit Phelan

 

 

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

Moved; Ranjit Phelan   Seconded; Vern Gibson

 

 

General business:

            No general business for the AGM.

 

Election of Office Bearers:

 

All positions were declared vacant.

 

Nominations for president; Ranjit Phelan nominated Glenn Matthews.

Seconded; Vern Gibson

Glenn accepted.

No other nominations, Glenn Matthews was declared President.

 

Nominations for Secretary/Treasurer; Ranjit Phelan nominated Kim O’Connor.

Seconded; Kevin Callow

Kim accepted.

No other nominations, Kim O’Connor was declared Secretary/Treasurer.

 

Meeting closed: 8:10pm