USAA Business:  2001 National Board Meeting Minutes
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2001 National Board Meeting Minutes

I. Call to Order- General Acclamation

II. Roll Call-

Present

Brian Accrocco
Darrell Hess
Paul Marshall
Marc Sandlin
Paxton Lamons
Syed Rahman
Jim Heilander
Jesse Douty
Mike Barry
Phil Arnold
Andrew Yevish
Vince Schappell
John Mitchell
James Britton
Don James
Tim Weissman
Wil Upchurch
Scott Diamond
Brian Troy
Michael L. Rosen
David Gray
Theon Karabatsos
George Anderson
Goofy Morris
Christine Goodenough
Joel Whittom
Chris Haggberg
Clay Daniel
Niki Jaquette
Timothy Leach
Owen Giraldo
Michael Rehl
Gene Walczak
Donald Brooks
Danny Hynes
Adam Dillard
Michael Roland
Peter Swenceski

*Note- There was one name on the list that was incomprehensibly written. If you are not on this list and wish to have it in the record that you attended, please email Wil Upchurch at airhockey@yahoo.com

III. Review of Year 2000 Meeting Minutes- Accepted

Point of Order- Tim Weissman

Motion IPM0501-1

Affiliate members may not vote in the General Election at their first scheduled USAA board meeting as an Affiliate member.

Results: Failed 10-4-1

IV. Special Orders-

A. Membership Status Promotions and Demotions-

1. Brian Troy qualification discussion- It was determined that Brian Troy did NOT meet the qualifications for Associate status in 2000, and was therefore never legally promoted to such status.

Point of Order- Andy Yevish

Motion IPM0501-2

Sanctioning '94 East Coast Championships as a regional-level tournament.

Results: Passed 10-2-3

2. New promotions and demotions

Promoted to Affiliate
Michael L. Rosen
Scott Diamond
Joel Whittom
Vince Schappell
Paxton Lamons

Promoted to Associate
Goofy Morris
Brian Troy
Syed Rahman
Vince Schappell (w/o qualifications)
Clay Daniel
Theon Karabatsos (w/o qualifications)

Promoted to Senior
None

Failed Promotions
Mike Rehl to Affiliate (w/o qualifications)
Gene Walczak to Affiliate (w/o qualifications)
Michael L. Rosen to Associate (w/o qualifications)
Peter Swenceski to Associate (w/o qualifications)
Vince Schappell to Senior (w/o qualifications)

Demoted to Affiliate
Robert Hernandez

Dropped from the Board
Dean Golden
Don Bearden
Pedro Otero
Mike O' Rourke
Lorene Shoukry

Failed Demotions
Kerry Swayze
Jose Mora

Point of Order- Jesse Douty

Motion IPM0501-3

Any National Level event involving travel of 100 miles or more, and overnight stay of at least 2 nights be included as an alternative to an out of state tournament.

Results: Failed 3-10-2

 

Point of Order- Andy Yevish

Motion IPM0501-4

Sanctioning 2000 PA State Championships

Results: Failed 0-19-1

 

Point of Order- Don James

Motion IPM0501-5

General elections should be a public vote.

Results: Failed (count unavailable)

 

Point of Order- Don James

Motion IPM0501-6

In any general USAA election, if no candidate receives greater than 50% of votes cast there will be a run off election between the 2 candidates receiving the highest number of votes.

Results: Passed 20-0-0

B. Officer Elections-

1. President- Winner: George Anderson

Brian Accrocco- 6
George Anderson- 18
Andrew Yevish- 3

2. Vice-President- Winner: Darrell Hess

Darrell Hess- 12
Wil Upchurch- 9
Andrew Yevish- 5

Runoff

Darrell Hess- 16
Wil Upchurch- 8

3. Secretary/Historian- Winner: Wil Upchurch

Paul Marshall- 8
Wil Upchurch- 18

V. Officer Reports- Tabled due to time constraints

VI. Committee Reports- Tabled due to time constraints/ To be given to an officer by 06/01/01

VII. Old Business-

Motion IPM0501-7

Add:

"Dynamo Photon (Ice Blue Top) w/ thin centerline"

to USAA Official Rules and Procedures, Section II.A.1.a.

Results: Passed 16-0

Motion IPM0501-8

Create Section II.D.3 in USAA Official Rules and Procedures to read:

"Long overhead light is not sanctioned for tournament use."

Results: Passed 14-0

 

VIII. New Business-

Motion IPM0501-9

Create Section II.C.3 in USAA Official Rules and Procedures to read:

"Pucks must have at least one layer of white plastic tape on the top side. Pucks with more than one layer of tape may be used only if both players agree."

Results: Passed 18-0

Motion IPM0501-10

Modify Section I.10 in USAA Official Rules and Procedures to read:

"A player has seven (7) seconds to execute a shot, which crosses the centerline. The seven (7) seconds begins as soon as the puck enters and remains on that player's side of the centerline. Violation of this rule is a foul."

Results: Passed 14-3

Motion IPM0501-11

Modify Section VI.15 in USAA Official Rules and Procedures to read:

"If the defensive player strikes the puck in an offensive manner (with forward momentum) and causes the puck to leave the playing surface, this constitutes "charging the puck". The offensive player retains possesion of the puck. Conversely, a defensive player who "blocks" by holding steady or by striking the puck sideways or backwards, causing the puck to leave the table, should not be charged with "charging" unless the referee deems that excessive force was used."

Strike Section VI.16 in USAA Official Rules and Procedures
Rename Section VI.17 to Section VI.16

Results: Passed 13-0

Motion IPM0501-12

Assign red puck as the default for the Photon

Results: Failed 4-9

Motion IPM0501-13

A puck which is struck with untaped side up and enters the goal is not considered a score and is returned to the shooter.

Results: Failed 6-9

Motion IPM0501-14

Modify Section VI.15 in USAA Official Rules and Procedures to read:

"If the defensive player strikes the puck in an offensive manner (with forward momentum) and causes the puck to leave the playing surface, this constitutes "charging the puck". The offensive player retains possesion of the puck. Conversely, a defensive player who "blocks" by holding steady or by striking the puck sideways or backwards, causing the puck to leave the table, should not be charged with "charging."

Results: Passed 14-4


IX. Committee Elections- All committees re-assigned until EVP

X. Announcements-

2001 World Championships Referees
Head Referee: David Gray
Asst Head Referee: Jesse Douty
2nd Asst Head Referee: Mark Robbins

2001 World Championships Tournament Committee
Brian Accrocco
Mike Barry
Keith Fletcher
George Anderson
Darrell Hess

XI. Adjournment- General Acclamation