November 10 2004:International Model Power Boat Association Board Meeting Conference Call Tuesday, November 10, 2004 7:00 p.m. Central Time MINUTES Present: Absent: President, Patrick Kelly District 7, Executive Secretary, Noel Scallan Nat'l Scale Director, Steve Ball District 1, Teddy Dauphinee District 2, Bert Dygert District 3, Glover Jeffcoat District 4, Fred Hartley District 5, Bill Zuber District 6, V.P./Brian Nelsen District 12, Tracy Dolphin District 13, Karla Dicks District 14/Treasurer, Bryan Shymick Large Scale Gas Director, Norman Morton Records Director, Glenn Quarles National Outboard Director, Michael Zaborowski National Fast Electric Director, Randall Thomas Technical Review, John Equi National Safety Director/Past President, Dick Jones Pat Kelly determined a quorum was present and called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. central time. Election Results: New 2005/2007 President: PK announced that Bill Zuber has won the 2005 Presidential Election. Everyone congratulated Bill and thanked Pat for all his hard work and efforts over the past 2 years. New District Directors: PK announced new appointed District Directors starting January 1, 2005. District 2 – Tony Jacuzzi, replacing Bert Dygert’s remaining 1 year District 3 – Glover Jeffcoat – Re-elected District 7 – Ed Mest replacing Vince Baumann - Elected District 12 – Tracy Dolphin – Re-elected District 14 – Brian Schymik – Re-elected District 5 – Mark Bullard, replacing Bill Zuber’s remining 2 years BZ recommendation and motioned to the board to accept Mark Bullard as District 5 director for the remainder his term (2 years, beginning January 1, 2005). This motion was 2nd by P. Kelly who then called for the vote: D1-Y; D2-Y; D4-Y; D5-Y; D6-Y; D12-Y; D13-Y; D14-Y; FE-Y; LSG-Y; DJ-Y;PK-Y. PK announced, based on unanimous vote, the motion carries to accept Mark Bullard as the District 5 Director. PK announced that Bert Dygert has resigned his position as D2 Director effective December 1, 2004. A motion was presented for Tony Jacuzzi to be nominated as his replacement. This motion was 2nd by BD. PK called for a vote. D1-Y; D2-Y; D4-Y; D5-Y; D6-Y; D12-Y; D13-Y; D14-Y; FE-Y; LSG-Y, DJ-Y; PK-Y PK announced, based on unanimous vote, the motion carries to accept Tony Jacuzzi as the new D2 Director, effective December 1, 2004. Decibel Rule Results: PK asked NS to call roll to announce district results from the Decibel Rule Ballots. Results are as follows: District YES NO District Vote 1 20 0 Yes 2 13 3 Yes 4 20 0 Yes 5 20 4 Yes 6 5 0 Yes 12 12 0 Yes 13 8 0 Yes 14 7 0 Yes Fast Elect. Abstain from vote LSG Yes TOTAL: 155 7 9-YES PK announced, based on the election results the new db rule have been accepted. Recognize Records for A & C Tunnel Classes: The rulebook states at this time that only (page H-9, 2) There are four engine class – B,D,E & F. At the bottom of page (H-9) The following rule is stated. Records shall be established for Outboard Tunnels and Outboard Hydro for the 4 engine classes. Sport Outboard Tunnel Rules? PK opened the session for board discussion. During this discussion it was decided that the revisions would definitely need to be submitted to the membership, in ballot form, for a vote. This ballot will be presented in the December Roostertail with a deadline of January 31, 2005 deadline. This will allow the results to be announced in the March 2005 Roostertail. GQ stated that the rule did not need to be changed just add class A & C and change 4 engine classes to 6 engine classes. GQ will submit the correct wording to Noel for a ballot to be posted in the December Roostertail. RT motioned to the board to make accept GQ’s changes to be submitted for a December Roostertail Ballot, Brian Schymik 2nd motion. PK called for a vote: D1-Y; D2-Y; D4-Y; D5-Y; D6-Y; D12-Y; D13-Y; D14-Y; FE-Y; LSG-Y; DJ-Y; PK-Y PK announced, based on unanimous vote, motion carries. GQ will submit correct wording for a ballot to be placed in the December Roostertail for membership vote. Once results are in, the changes to the rulebook will be made. It was decided by the board that if this rule passes, members will be able to run for records after March 31, 2005. RT motioned to the board to accept the timeframe proposed by Glenn Quarles for publishing ballots and accepting the rule change. Motion 2nd by Karla Dicks. PK called for a vote. D1-Y; D2-Y; D4-Y; D5-Y; D6-Y; D12-Y; D13-Y; D14-Y; FE-Y; LSG-Y; DJ-Y; PK-Y PK announced, based on unanimous vote, motion carries. SLS For Records: PK opened the session for a board discussion – this discussion was opened up by Norman Morton and Glenn Quarles. What records are legal? GQ recommended the board approve records to be set in all classes except for “production ABS” and offshore as outlined in the rulebook. This is not a change to the rule book…p F-3 states “Records shall be established for each hull type and engine or motor class at all approved events,” The two examples we talked about were SLS records in both mono and hydro, and B Sport Tunnel. This also includes all established FE classes. BZ motioned to accept GQ recommendations. Motion was 2nd by TD . PK Called for a vote. D1-Y; D2-Y; D4-Y; D5-Y; D6-Y; D12-Y; D13-Y; D14-Y; FE-Y; LSG-Y; DJ-Y; PK-Y RULEBOOK UPDATES: PK reviewed the necessary 2005 Updates for the rulebook. They are as follows: Add 95 DB wording to rulebook, section K Section “E” History Hall of Fame, Tommy Lee New President IMPBA Nitro Internats William LeFeber Award Excellence of Performance First Time US-1 Award, 1989 John Otto Gas Nationals BZ presented a motion to include “F” Hydro as a US-1 Class. BZ noted that this topic should be posted up for membership discussion, any feedback to be presented to Mark Bullard. BN pointed out that it might be reasonable if you make a proposal to go along, that only one boat is allowed per class. KD suggested tabling this topic until further information can be obtained so a better analysis can be made. BZ will discuss with some of the membership and report back his efforts to the board for consideration. Motion was 2nd by Dick Jones and accepted unanimously by the board. DISTRICT 3 – Florida: PK mentioned that contact has been established with members and clubs in Florida. We are still working on acquiring back the Winternats. PK will continue to work with FL clubs, and Ron Drake, to try and encourage some of Florida members back to IMPBA. PK and BS, both, will be attending the NAMBA Winternats and will approach members. 2005 Internats: PK stated that he has not received any official feedback for Internat proposals. MZ inquired about the deadline necessary for canceling the Internats. PK stated that we definitely do not want to consider this, that the board should consider alternate strategies for keeping the Internats established. TD stated that he received feed back from clubs in his area that they would be interested in hosting the Internats if they did not have to conduct time trials. MZ stated that a more dangerous route for IMPBA would be not to host a race at all. Maybe the board should consider Internats without time trials, just to conduct an event. DJ agreed and suggested we contact the clubs who are interested and consider their proposals. PK suggested we propose dates of July 23-30---as NAMBA Nats are the week of July 15. This will allow people to attend both races. PK motion to the board to adjourn the conference call at 9:45 p.m. The motion was 2nd by GJ and voted on by acclimation. Based on a unanimous vote, PK announced the meeting adjourned.
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