2010 APC AGM MEETING MINUTES
June 11, 2010
In Attendance: Mark Vickers, LB Baker, Svetlana Baker, Stephen Parkhurst, Jodi Parkhurst, LuAnn Cook, Jason Black, David Deline, Andy Williamson, Tom Sisk, Ronnie Baker Sr., John Rowland, James Rouse, RJ Dowdell, Rocky Tilson, Cleve Tatum, Tom Bowman, Mike Kidd
President L B Baker called the meeting to order at 6:01 pm.
No business to discuss.
During discussion before the contests, Stephen Parkhurst and LB Baker had discussed the option of using a paper ballot for voting issues throughout the weekend. This would allow all lifters to have the chance to vote. Stephen Parkhurst announced this during the contest though the membership had not voted on the issue. The paper ballot was discussed and a motion to allow the use of the ballot was made by Stephen Parkhurst. The motion was seconded by LB Baker, with the exception that it must be done in person at the contest. No absentee ballots will be allowed. The motion passed unanimously.
Must a person be an APC Member to vote on AGM issues? The exceptions to this rule will be board members and contest officials that do not compete and therefore would not need to purchase an APC Card. Motioned by LB Baker and seconded by Mike Kidd. Motion is voted on by present attendees. 12 Yes—0 No. Motion to be included on the ballot.
Should a candidate for an 'APC Officer' be required to formally announce their intention in writing to the APC office 2 months in advance of election? Motioned by LB Baker and seconded by Andy Williamson. Motion is voted on by present attendees. 12 Yes—0 No. Motion to be included on the ballot.
Establish a guideline that would allow a meet promoter to equal RAW vs. equipped lifters in determining overall best lifter awards if the promoter chooses to do so. The guideline is to adjust the RAW lifters coefficient total by adding an additional 30% in bench only competitions. An additional 22% would be added to the RAW lifters coefficient total in powerlifting contests. This is a guideline may also be used by promoters to break team ties as well. Motion by LB Baker and seconded by Tom Bowman. Motion is voted on by present attendees. 16 Yes—0 No. As this is just an optional guideline that may be used by a promoter if the promoter chooses to and not a rule change, the item was not included on the ballot.
The APC is currently committed to fund a team to attend the 2010 WUAP World Championship in Trnava Slovakia. In 2011, the WUAP World Championships will be held in Georgia USA, while the GPA Worlds will be in St. Petersburg Russia. In 2011, should the APC fund a team to go to the GPA Worlds in Russia instead of funding the WUAP team? Motioned by LB and second by Mark Vickers. Present attendees vote motion on. 16 Yes—0 No. Motion to be included on the ballot.
Motion is to allocate money from the athlete's fund to a 'Team Coach' to travel to the WUAP Worlds? The coach will receive an equal payout as the athletes. Motion tabled by Jim Rouse and LB Baker seconded. 16 Yes—0 No.
At National and World Championships, referees who are related to each other shall not judge at the same time nor judge their relatives. Motion by LB Baker and Seconded by Stephen Parkhurst. Motion is voted on by present attendees. 16 Yes—0 No. Motion to be included on the ballot.
Motion is to create an online application to be used by lifters to request a RECORD certificate and to charge the lifter a fee for the production and distribution of the certificate. The cost of the certificate will be set each year at the AGM by the person or persons who will be distributing the certificates. This year it will continue to be LB Baker. Motioned by Stephen and seconded by Andy Williams. Motion is voted on by present attendees. 15 Yes—0 No. Motion to be included on the ballot.
Motion is to add deadlift only records by LB Baker. Motion does not get a second and is dead.
Should the APC allow open collar shirts? Motion by Ronnie Baker Sr. and seconded by Tom Bowman. Motion is voted on by present attendees. 3 Yes—12 No. Motion to be included on the ballot.
Stephen Parkhurst presented a bid to host the 2011 National Championships in Central Illinois. James Rouse asked for a 14 day extension to place a bid for the 2011 National Championships. As No other bids were presented, the attending members voted unanimously to award the Nationals to Stephen Parkhurst or James Rouse.
LB Baker made a motion to adjourn at 7:20 pm, which was seconded by Jim Rouse.
Meeting adjourned at 7:20pm.
Paper ballots were prepared and voted by 21 members who did not attend the meeting. One ballot was not signed and was not counted. By a large majority the members who voted on the paper ballots were the same as the members who attended the meeting. One issue was closer by paper ballot which was the open back shirt issue. The vote at the meeting was 3 for and 12 no. The paper ballot was 9 for and 11 no, which is a total of 12 for and 23 no. The President did not vote on any issues.
The paper ballots are on file in the APC office and open for inspection by any APC member.