American Powerlifting Committee Meeting 2014

 

Attendees:

LB Baker

Svettlana Baker

Andy Williamson

Dana Tripp

James Houston

Greg Zarus

Zack Layfield

Garry Glenn

Jason Banks

Ewe Thormann

Robert (Bob) Lovelace

George Bradley

Earl Leverette

Dave Cobb

 

Start Time: 6:00 PM

 

Election of officers:

 

1.    Nomination for President - Bob Lovelace

 

            Motion by Garry Glenn.

            Second by Greg Zarus.

 

            Ayes have it.

 

2.    Nomination for Vice President - Andy Williamson

 

            Motion by LB Baker

            Second by Greg Zarus

 

            Ayes have it.

 

3.    Nomination for Technical Officer - James Houston

 

            Motions by Andy Williamson

            Second by Jason Banks

 

            Ayes have it.

 

4.    Nomination for Secretary - Dana Tripp

 

            Motion by Andy Williamson

 

            Second by Ewe Thormann

           

            Ayes Have it.

 

5.  Nomination for Media Specialist/Director - Garry Glenn

 

            Motion by James Houston

 

            Second by Andy Williamson

           

            Ayes Have it.

 

 

New Business:

           

1.  Motion was made to incorporate the “START” command into the bench press portion of the APC powerlifting competition.  Use of the “START” command will begin at the 2014 America’s Cup Powerlifting Competition.  It will be publicized prior to the America’s Cup competition so all competitors and judges are made aware of its use.

 

            Motion by James Houston

            Second by Andy Williamson

           

            Ayes have it.

 

2.  Motion was made to add the Raw Plus category to the APC organization.  The

definition of Raw Plus is traditional raw competition with the use of knee wraps.
To be reviewed  after he trial division in Sydney, Australia.

 

           Motion by Andy Williamson

            Second by Garry Glenn

           

            Ayes have it.

 

3.  There was discussion of adding a drug tested division of the APC/GPA.

 

            Discussion was tabled for future discussion.

 

4.  A subcommittee has been established to discuss qualifications and distribution of the Athletes fund for travel expenses to competitors who qualify to compete in the World GPA Powerlifting Competition.  There will be a special meeting at the 2014 America’s Cup competition to discuss findings.

 

            Subcommittee Chair - Greg Zarus

            Committee Members - Andy Williamson

                                                    James Houston

                                                    Garry Glenn

 

5.   Motion was made to establish records for Special Needs division for all categories.

 

           Motion by Earl Leverette

            Second by Garry Glenn

           

            Ayes have it.

 

6.  Motion was made to establish records for a Military division for all categories.

 

           Motion by Earl Leverette

            Second by James Houston

           

            Ayes have it.

 

Note from Svettlana Baker:

 

To LB Baker:

 

Thank you for all your hard work and dedication over the years to the APC/GPA.  We all appreciate what you have done for our organization and continue to honor you as the creator and owner of the APC/GPA.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.

 

Minutes written by APC Secretary Dana Tripp

 

 

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