American Powerlifting Committee
June 6, 2009
The meeting was called to order by President L B Baker at 3:06 PM
IN ATTENDANCE: Mike Kidd, Stephen Parkhurst, LB Baker, Jim Rouse, Jodi Parkhurst, Mark Vickers, Sheila Rouse, R. Gary Glenn, Rocky Tilson, Michelle Moodie, R.J. Dowdell, Jacob Townsend, Jim McCarty, Carol Walker, Bernie Ferro, George Bradley, Svetlana Baker, Mike Rubio, and others.
OLD BUSINESS: No old agenda items to discuss.
Raw Rules: Stephen Parkhurst presented a draft of rules for RAW lifting. Details of rules were discussed among members. Mike Kidd made a motion that the RAW Rules be put into the APC Rule Book. The motion was seconded by LB Baker. The motion was voted on. Motion passed.
Bench Press at Nationals: There is a need to set a standard for holding the bench press at a national championship. Jim Rouse motioned that there shall be two championships and that the bench press championship shall be separate from Powerlifting championship and shall be on a different day. The motion was seconded by Rocky Tilson. The motion was voted on. Motion passed.
Team Entries: Jim Rouse motioned that team member names must be entered before the contest. The motion was seconded by Rocky Tilson. The motion was voted on. Motion passed.
Jim Rouse also motioned that the powerlifting team should be separate from the bench press team. Rocky Tilson seconded that motion. The motion was voted on. Motion passed.
Best Lifter Awards: There was much discussion around the need to standardize the criteria for best lifter award. Due to the inability to come to a conclusion regarding how to categorize or determine who should receive a best lifter award, the discussion was put on hold. Stephen Parkhurst motioned to table the discussion until next years meeting. Jim Rouse seconded the motion. Motion passed.
For the position of President, Stephen Parkhurst nominated LB Baker to remain as president. Jim McCarty seconded. Motion passed.
For the vacant Vice President position, Mike Kidd nominated Jim Rouse, and Rocky Tilson nominated Stephen Parkhurst. The nominations were voted on by all members present at the meeting. Stephen Parkhurst won the nomination with a 14 to 7 vote.
Rocky Tilson nominated Tom Bowman to remain as treasurer. Motion passed.
For Technical Officer, Jim McCarty nominated Rocky Tilson, LB Baker nominated Jim Rouse, and Stephen Parkhurst nominated Jason Black. The nominees were voted on by all members present at the meeting. Jim Rouse won the nomination with 11 votes. Rocky Tilson received 10 votes and Jason Black received one vote.
For Secretary, Stephen Parkhurst motioned for Jodi Parkhurst to remain as secretary. The motion was seconded by Mike Kidd. Motion passed.
LB Baker motioned for Jim McCarty to be added to the board of directors. Motion was seconded by R. Gary Glenn. Motion passed.
Rocky Tilson made a motion that a state chairman must be a current APC member. LB Baker seconded the motion. Motion passed.
R. Gary Glenn proposed that we allow an undershirt under bench shirts. No motion was made.
A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by LB Baker. The motion was seconded by Stephen Parkhurst.
Meeting adjourned at 4:26.