2011 Plains Texas Division Annual Meeting Minutes to be published
2010 Plains Texas Division Annual Meeting Minutes to be published
Plains Texas Division Annual Meeting
March 28, 2009
Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas
Robert Bauman opened the meeting.
motion was universally carried to suspend the reading of the minutes from the last division meeting.
Clements presented the treasurer’s report. The division account shows a balance of $3526.
Nusz presented the secretary’s report. As of Feb. 1, 2009, there were 91 members of the division.
Clements commented that the division needs to increase its membership by July 31, because the number of members affects how
many congress representatives the division is allowed.
the date of the meeting, the division is only allowed one congress representative. The division needs to increase its membership
to 113 for two congress representatives.
Clements reported that the Bylaw Committee has not yet met but needs to at some point.
turned to division tournament sanctioning rules.
Slaughter clarified that the decision to limit the number of tournaments allowed to each club was not official even though
all the clubs had been following the suggestion.
asked that we rescind the recommendation as we should not put artificial limits on how many events a club can have sanctioned.
Clements advised the division and member clubs not to abuse the privilege.
and Chuck clarified that the division will follow the recommended procedure for tournaments as outlined in the USFA National
division can desanction events if they do not follow the rules and policies as outlined in the USFA National operations manual.
Aimee Nusz noted that the next divisional tournament will be in Lubbock in 2010 as per the “gentlemen’s
agreement” determined at the last divisional meeting.
VIII. Robert Bauman opened the nominations.
Nusz nominated Chuck Slaughter for chair. The nomination was seconded. Motion was carried.
Slaughter nominated Mark Webb for vice chair. The nomination was seconded. Motion was carried.
Young nominated Julie Clements for treasurer. The nomination was seconded. Motion was carried.
Clements nominated Aimee Nusz for secretary. The nomination was seconded. Motion was carried.
turned to the congress representatives.
Clements explained the job of a congress representative is to elect the members of congress. He also suggested that we elect
two representatives and two alternates and submit those names to the USFA even though we do not have the required number of
division members at this juncture.
a short discussion to determine who plans to attend Nationals, Robert Bauman and Julie Clements agreed to serve as congress
representatives, with Robert Bauman as the first choice.
chosen by unanimous vote were Bary Nusz and Chuck Slaughter.
was moved to leave the appointment of section representative to the executive committee prior to the section meeting. The
meeting was adjourned.
Division Meeting Attendees:
These minutes submitted to the division council by Aimee Nusz, Division Secretary.
Plains Texas Division Annual Meeting
April 19, 2008
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Jay Young opened the meeting.
Clements, chairman of the division nominating committee, reported that the nominating committee had not received other nominations
and the committee had met by email and renominated the current slate of officers.
A. Jay Young declined to be nominated chairman.
B. Jay Young opened the chairman position for nominations.
C. Richard Howard nominated Robert Bauman.
The nomination was seconded.
D. Aaron Clements nominated Chuck Slaughter.
The nomination was seconded.
E. After a brief discussion, a hand vote was taken. Robert Bauman received 15 votes
(seven votes from those present plus Richard Howard executed eight proxies from ACFA). Chuck Slaughter received two votes.
Robert Bauman was elected division chairman.
F. Aaron Clements suggested the rest of the slate be adopted as originally presented.
G. A vote was taken to accept the rest of the slate.
The vote was unanimous.
H. Chuck Slaughter was elected Vice Chairman.
I. Aimee Nusz was elected Secretary.
J. Julie Clements was elected Treasurer.
III. A second vote
was taken to elect the USFA Congress representatives for Summer Nationals. After a short discussion to determine who plans
to attend Nationals, Bary Nusz and Chuck Slaughter agreed to serve as congress representatives. The vote was unanimous.
A. Alternates chosen by unanimous vote were Robert Bauman and Richard Howard.
IV. On the subject
of section representative, Robert Bauman nominated Julie Clements to serve as section representative. The nomination was seconded.
Julie was elected unanimously.
V. The discussion
turned to the location of divisionals for 2009. ACFA expressed an interest in hosting divisionals as it had not been in Amarillo
for two years. DTFC indicated that they had no interest in hosting Junior Olympics as they did not expect to have any junior
fencers. It was noted that Midland has not been in regular contact with the division.
A. Chuck Slaughter and Bary Nusz suggested that
the division enter into a “gentlemen’s agreement” rotation. Amarillo will host every third year. Lubbock
will host the rest of the time.
B. A vote was held to determine the location
of divisionals in 2009. Amarillo was chosen by a 15-5 margin.
VI. A discussion
began on the location for Junior Olympics next year. Aaron Clements reiterated that DTFC has no interest in hosting JO’s.
ACFA agreed to host Junior Olympics qualifiers.
VII. Aaron Clements called
for a vote to waive the audit committee. Julie Clements seconded. The vote was unanimous.
VIII. Aaron Clements reported
on the bylaws committee. He said the bylaws committee will submit a report by May 1, 2008, for submissions to vote on at the
Crown of Texas, if the committee chooses to meet.
IX. Richard Howard
announced that Martin Roth, the Swedish national foil champion, will arrive in Amarillo for training in late April. Richard
invited everyone in the division to come to Amarillo to work out with Martin.
Clements called for club nominations to the division executive committee.
A. DTFC submitted Mark Webb
B. ACFA submitted Jay Young, Skeeter Wilkinson, Richard Howard
C. High Plains Fencing Club has one vacant position
D. LaBelle Fencing Club has one vacant position
E. It was noted that HPF and LaBelle can submit their club nominations to the division
executive committee for approval. The positions will remain vacant until the nominations have been approved by the division
turned to a review of the Plains Texas/New Mexico cup.
A. It was noted that changes need to be made.
B. Chuck Slaughter said that it is hard to work with AskFred with the format as
it is now. He suggested that there be six tournaments. Four of those tournaments would count for the cup. He also thought
all points should be earned from senior mixed events and that the women’s points should be separated based on points
earned in the senior mixed events.
C. Aaron Clements called for a vote to let Chuck Slaughter have carte blanche in
dealing with New Mexico on any cup changes and report back to the committee. The vote was unanimous.
XII. Jay Young asked
if the division should host another referee clinic next year. Those who had attended the referee clinic during divisionals
indicated that they had enjoyed the clinic.
A. Aaron Clements noted that he can administer the referee test.
B. The question was tabled for future discussion.
XIII. Aaron Clements brought
up that LaBelle Fencing Club has a box and a set of reels that belong to the division. Bary Nusz noted that he had not been
able to contact anyone from LaBelle for several months. Aaron suggested that the division form a fact-finding committee to
determine how LaBelle is doing and if they need anything. Jay Young volunteered to work on contacting the Midland club.
XIV. The topic turned to next
year’s calendar. Chuck noted that January through March 2009 will be very busy. Jay asked that all clubs come up with
their tournament dates as soon as possible because the USFA 2008-2009 calendar is currently available.
A. DTFC requested Jan. 24-25, 2009, as the date for the Texas Tech Open.
B. Junior Olympic qualifiers were set for Dec. 6-7, 2008, which is the weekend
before the Colorado Springs NAC.
C. ACFA noted that they are looking at the calendar to change the date of the
D. Bary Nusz suggested that the Plains Texas division contact other surrounding
divisions to work on coordinating events with them.
E. Aaron Clements suggested that divisionals be held April 18-19, 2009.
F. Chuck Slaughter will put up a tentative calendar on the division website.
Slaughter moved to adjourn the meeting. Julie Clements seconded. All were in favor.
Division Meeting Attendees:
These minutes submitted to the division council by Aimee Nusz, Division Secretary.
PLAINS TEXAS DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING
March 24, 2007
Tech Recreation Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
The meeting was called to order by Division Chairman Chuck Slaughter.
Order of Business:
A motion was
made and carried to dispense with the reading of the minutes.
The division secretary
reported on the member status of the division. She announced the formation of LaBelle Fencing Club in Midland, Texas. She
also reported that all clubs have grown since the beginning of the 2006-2007 fencing season.
III. The division treasurer made an oral report on
the state of the division’s funds. The division has approximately $4,500, with no withdrawals or deposits.
IV. A motion was made and carried that would require
the division to follow the FOC pay scale for referees for division qualifying events. The resolution asked for an honorarium
pay scale with no per diem and reimbursement of actual gasoline costs, hotel, and meals (if not already provided) with a $20/day
maximum reimbursement. The resolution took effect March 24, 2007.
V. Aaron Clements gave a report on the bylaws committee. He announced
that the committee will hold a special meeting at the Crown of Texas tournament in Amarillo to discuss whether the division
bylaws should conform to the USFA national bylaws. He asks that all questions be referred to him prior to the meeting.
The vice chairman
gave a report on the status of the 2006-2007 division cup. He said all events were received well. He is looking into ASKfred
to track the points automatically.
The chairman suggested joining with the New Mexico division to create a joint New Mexico-Plains
Texas cup. He said he has gotten some positive feedback from the clubs in New Mexico. Adding new tournaments to the cup would
give both divisions more opportunities to compete. He asked for all comment and questions to be sent to Jay Young.
VII. The chairman reviewed the division calendar
for 2007-2008. The tentative events for the coming season will be:
a. September: HPF - youth and Sr. tournament
b. October: ACFA – youth tournament; DTFC – Cliff Wilson
c. December: Junior Olympic qualifiers
d. January: DTFC – TTU Open
e. February: ACFA – Amarillo Open
f. March/April: Division qualifiers
g. June: HPF – Crown of Texas
He asked that all clubs submit dates as soon as
you know them so the calendar can be posted. He also encouraged clubs to promote youth events.
VIII. Mark Webb presented the Nominating Committee’s
report. The committee members are Victoria Conoley, Bary Nusz, Aaron Clements, Melvin Wilkinson, and Mark Webb. The committee
adopted the following slate of officer candidates: Jay Young, chair; Chuck Slaughter, vice chair; Julie Clements, treasurer;
Aimee Nusz, secretary. The slate carried with an unanimous voice vote.
The chair then called
for each club to submit their club representatives. The following representatives were unanimously approved with a voice vote.
a. ACFA: Richard Howard, Bary Nusz, Josh Evans
b. HPF: Matt Hite, LaRue Hite, Josee Bergeron
c. DTFC: Aaron Clements
d. LBFC: Matt Vann
asked the assembled if any were attending Nationals in Miami Beach this summer. Several indicated that they would be there.
He asked those attending if they would be willing to attend the USFA National Congress meeting. Aaron Clements, chair of the
Rocky Mountain Section, explained the importance of this year’s meeting. He said that many within the USFA are upset
with the current administration and are trying to assemble more effective leadership. He said the congress votes on the national
nominating committee. A motion was made and carried to elect Bary Nusz and Chuck Slaughter as the Plains Texas division congress
representatives. Jay Young and Robert Bauman were approved as first and second alternates.
XI. A motion was made and carried to appoint Jay Young as section representative
protem. Julie Clements was elected to carry out Jay’s term for this year and next year.
XII. New Business: A motion was made and passed to
keep divisionals in Lubbock for 2008. DTFC will be the host club. A motion was made and carried to keep Junior Olympic qualifiers
in Amarillo for 2008. ACFA will be the host club.
The meeting was adjourned.
These minutes respectfully submitted to the division council
by Aimee Nusz, Division Secretary.
Texas Division Executive Committee Meeting
Hall, Amarillo College, Amarillo, Texas
USFA Members Present: Chuck
Slaughter, Division Chairman; Julie Clements, Division Treasurer; Aimee Nusz, Division Secretary; Aaron Clements, DTFC Club
Representative; Richard Howard, ACFA Club Representative; Bary Nusz, ACFA Club Representative; Gayle Slaughter; and Dr. Robert
The meeting was called
to order by Division Chairman Chuck Slaughter.
Order of Business:
I. Josh Evans was appointed to replace Mark Tickner in his unexpired
term as the third club representative for Amarillo College Fencing Association (ACFA).
II. The division treasurer made an oral report on the state of the
division’s funds. The division has approximately $3,700, with no withdrawals or deposits made in the last three months.
The treasurer also requested that anyone with questions about the division’s funds should contact her.
III. A motion was carried to suspend the bylaw requiring an annual audit. Therefore,
the division does not need to form an audit committee each year without some indication that an audit is needed. The motion
carried based on the following arguments: (1) no questions have been asked this year or last about the division’s accounts;
(2) the division can always call for an audit if someone requests one; (3) and past chairmen have set a precedent by not appointing
an annual audit committee.
IV. The secretary was appointed assistant to the treasurer and was given authority
to make deposits to the division account. The treasurer also will generate new signature cards at the bank to add the current
chairman to the bank account. The treasurer also will talk to the bank about setting up an online banking option.
V. The division discussed the referee clinic to be hosted by High Plains
Fencing (HPF) in March 2007. The division carried a motion to present HPF with $100 to help with clinic expenses with up to
$100 extra available to guarantee the club will not lose money on the clinic. To receive the extra subsidy, HPF will need
to document the number of clinic participants and present the receipts for Amgad Badawi to the division treasurer.
VI. The division discussed the new LaBelle Fencing Club in Midland. The chairman
and Aaron detailed a list of division equipment that could be available to send to Midland in an effort to help them grow
their club. LaBelle currently has 12 members who also are registered with USFA.
A motion was offered to
separate the two Eclipse boxes owned jointly by the division and Double T Fencing Club (DTFC). One Eclipse box would become
the sole property of the division and the other box would become the sole property of DTFC. The division-owned box then could
be sent to LaBelle Fencing in Midland. The motion was carried.
A motion was offered to
buy out the Rocky Mountain Section’s half share in two sets of reels currently half owned by the division and half owned
by the section. The reels are in the possession of HPF. The motion was carried with the provision that the division would
pay no more than ~$100/reel.
The chairman will contact
Matt Vann at LaBelle Fencing Club to see what equipment they have and what they need. A motion was carried that the division
will give the Midland club the Eclipse box and the set of reels purchased from the section if Midland should need the equipment.
VII. A motion to change the division cup was proposed and tabled.
VIII. The division discussed the divisional tournament scheduled for March 24-25, 2007, in Lubbock.
A motion was carried that the division will pay airfare, hotel, and the honorarium to bring in at least two FOC-certified
referees to referee at divisionals. The total cost should be ~$300-$400. The names suggested were David Sierra, Amgad Badawi,
and Andrew Lambdin-Abraham.
IX. A divisional meeting is called for Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the conclusion
of the day’s events at the divisional tournament. The chairman requested that any business for the agenda be emailed
X. The division discussed the requirements of the Division Bylaw Committee.
Current members include: Aaron Clements; Chuck Slaughter; Dr. Robert Bauman; Jay Young; Matt Hite; and Bary Nusz. The committee
was reminded that their report must be ready 30 days before the next scheduled division meeting. Aaron said the committee
welcomes suggestions on the bylaws and those interested should let a member know of their concerns/suggestions.
XI. The division voted not to participate at this time in a USFA-sponsored tax
The meeting was adjourned.
These minutes respectfully
submitted to the division council by Aimee Nusz, Division Secretary.
2006 PLAINS TEXAS DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING
April 8, 2006
Amarillo College East Campus Student Activity
USFA Members Present (Division Council)
Division Chairman Aaron Clements, Division Secretary Chuck Slaughter,
Division Treasurer Julie Clements, Bary Nusz, Aimee Nusz, Jay Young, Stacey Flanagan, Richard Howard, Melvin Wilkinson, Deborah
Wilkinson, Gayle Slaughter, Jared Slaughter, Robert Bauman, Matthew Hite, Victoria Conoley
Held by Aaron Clements: Mark Webb
Held by Matt Hite:
Joe David Romo, Melodie Romo, Karen Conoley, LaRue Hite, Stephen Aplin, Elizabeth Conoley, Victoria Conoley, Tom Conoley,
Sr., Thomas Conoley, Jr.
Held by Chuck Slaughter: Chris Wrampelmeier, Benjamin Simpson, Raymond Weld, Resa McKenzie, Scott McKenzie, Mike Akins, Mark
Tickner, Sheri Tickner, Jamy Ledford, Craig Ledford, Josh Evans, Courtney Slaughter.
Held by Richard Howard: Alex Laugesen
(Please note that subject areas in these minutes have been consolidated
and are not presented in the same order as the business was conducted during the annual meeting. This is done because some
subjects were addressed in more than one place in the agenda. - Chuck Slaughter, Division Secretary)
The meeting was called to order by Division Chairman Aaron Clements.
The Chairman called for the election of Division officers for the 2006-2007
USFA fencing year. Aaron Clements announced that he was withdrawing his candidacy for Division Chairman which invalidated
the slate of candidates chosen by the Division Nominating Committee. The nominating committee had submitted a slate of candidates
which included: Aaron Clements for Chairman; Chuck Slaughter for Vice Chairman; Jay Young for Secretary; and Julie Clements
for Treasurer. In the absence of a complete slate of officers, the Chairman declared that the new officer elections would
be conducted individually for each office.
Chuck Slaughter was nominated (and seconded) for Division Chairman.
No further nominations were made. Chuck Slaughter was elected unanimously by voice vote.
Jay Young was nominated (and seconded) for Division Vice-Chairman.
No further nominations were made. Jay Young was elected unanimously by voice vote.
Julie Clements was nominated (and seconded) for Division Treasurer.
No further nominations were made. Julie Clements was elected unanimously by voice vote.
Aimee Nusz was nominated (and seconded) for Division Secretary. No
further nominations were made. Aimee Nusz was elected unanimously by voice vote.
The Chairman called for the appointments of Club Representatives to
the Division Executive Committee for the 2006-2007 fencing year.
High Plains Fencing appointed Matt Hite and LaRue Hite.
Double T Fencing Club appointed Aaron Clements and Jonathan Sosa.
Amarillo College Fencing Association appointed Richard Howard, Mark
Tickner, and Bary Nusz.
A motion was made and seconded that all appointments be accepted and
approved by the Division Council. The appointments were all approved unanimously by voice vote.
The Chairman called for the election of two Division Congressional
representatives and two alternates to the USFA National Congress to be held July 1, 2006, during Summer Nationals.
Nominations were made and seconded that Aaron Clements, Bary Nusz and
Matt Hite be elected as the Congressional Representatives. Since this election was contested, the Chair directed that the
vote be done by secret ballot. After the ballots were counted (including proxy votes), Aaron Clements and Matt Hite were elected
as Congressional Representatives for the Division.
Nominations were made and seconded that Bary Nusz and Chuck Slaughter
be elected as Alternate Congressional Representatives for the same meeting. Bary Nusz and Chuck Slaughter were elected unanimously
by voice vote.
The Chair announced his intention to create a "Division Bylaws Committee"
to address potential conflicts in the division bylaws with the USFA bylaws. He announced his intent to appoint Matt Hite,
Jay Young, Chuck Slaughter and Bary Nusz to the committee, with himself, as current Division Chairman, serving as an ex-officio
member of the committee. The Chair directed that the bylaw committee needed to meet and prepare their report and recommendations
before the Congress Meeting at Summer Nationals.
Among the specific areas to be addressed include: (1) the division
bylaws regarding "quorums" appears to be in conflict with USFA bylaws; (2) division bylaws regarding the methods in which
the votes of officers and club representatives, as members of the division executive committee, are counted.
The Chair opened the floor for discussion of division financial issues.
Division Treasurer, Julie Clements, did not have a written financial
report but announced that the division had approximately $4,000 in the division account. She also said that the division had
approximately $1,200 income this past year from USFA and tournament fees.
A motion was made and seconded that the Division approve a purchase
of a fencing piste for $433 and the purchase of a Favero scorebox and storage case to replace an Eclipse box that was sold
on Ebay. Discussion revealed that ACFA had paid the division the amount of money paid on Ebay for the Eclipse scorebox and
that money had then been applied to the purchase of the Favero box. The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote to authorize
these purchases. DTFC is to have custody of the Favero scorebox and is to make it available to all division tournaments if
A motion was made and seconded that the division reimburse Aaron Clements
and Matt Hite for their travel costs to the Sectional Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, the previous week. The reimbursement
is not to exceed $300. The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote.
The Chair opened the floor for discussion about future division policies
regarding the reimbursement for travel costs of the division chair and division representatives to future Sectional business
meetings. The discussion revealed a general agreement that only the division chairman and appointed division representatives
should receive travel and lodging reimbursement for Sectional meetings and congressional representatives should not receive
reimbursement. Other than this year’s vote on reimbursement, no motion regarding division policies on future reimbursement
issues was brought before the division council. The Chair suggested that the Bylaws Committee might want to address this issue
in it’s discussion and report.
The Chair opened the floor for discussion regarding an inventory of
all Division owned equipment in the custody of division clubs. He stated that there was a need to prepare an inventory list
and determine the ownership percentage in said equipment; that is, what percentage was owned by the division and the percentage
owned by individual clubs. He also expressed that there is a need to make some decisions regarding the disposal and/or use
of division equipment. A motion was made and seconded that "authority be granted to the division executive committee to inventory
the equipment, determine ownership, and negotiate with member clubs on the proper dispersal and use of division equipment."
The motion was passed unanimously by voice vote.
The Chair opened the floor for discussion of Division tournaments and
the sanctioning of said tournaments by the Division. Matt Hite suggested that no unrated tournaments be sanctioned in the
division and that there be a limit of 2 tournaments per club that are represented on the division executive committee.
After further discussion, it was generally agreed that each club would also be allowed one sanctioned youth tournament, provided
that tournament include Y10, Y12 and Y14 events. If this arrangement is in place for the 2006-2007 fencing season, it means
that ACFA, DTFC and HPF will each be allowed two Senior tournaments and one Youth tournament that will be sanctioned by the
division. No tournament limited to unclassified fencers would be sanctioned by the division. Tournaments like the Cliff Wilson
(Senior E and Under) would still be allowed. The clubs would be encouraged to host at least one tournament in which all events
are Open to all senior fencers, regardless of classification. No vote was taken in this area and the Chair directed that the
newly appointed bylaws committee address these issues in it’s report on suggested bylaws changes.
The Chair opened discussion on Armory development, referee development
and coaching development within the division. It was noted that the division authorized $300 last year to be spent on referee
development. It was agreed that the division executive committee was to handle an develop a formal division policy and budget
to address these issues for the coming fencing season.
It was also suggested that the division authorize payments to referees
within the division who referee at division tournaments such as the Divisional qualification tournaments for Summer Nationals
and the Junior Olympics. The Chair directed that the division executive committee also address this issue and come up with
a formal policy and budget in this area as well.
The Chair opened the floor for any old or new business not yet addressed.
There was none.
Motion was made and seconded that the meeting be adjourned. It was
passed unanimously by voice vote.
These minutes respectfully submitted to the division council by Chuck
Slaughter, Division Secretary.
(If there are any additions or corrections to these minutes, please
submit them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will attach them as a separate appendix under your name. - Chuck
DIVISION ANNUAL MEETING
April 2, 2005
The Division held it's annual meeting on April 2, 2005,
at Texas Tech University. The following business was conducted:
Election of 2005 - 2006 Division Officers: Nominating
Committee Chairman, Mark Webb submitted the Nominating Committee's slate of officers to the division council. Individual
ballots were submitted to the Division Secretary. At the meeting is was reported that there were 23 votes YES (for the
slate), 23 votes NO (against the slate) and 1 vote abstained and those ballots were turned in to the Division Secretary.
By rule, the slate failed for lack of a majority vote. Each office was then put before the membership individually.
Division Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer were elected by unanimous voice vote. Richard Howard nominated Mark Tickner
for Division Vice-Chairman and Victoria Conoley nominated Matt Hite for Division Vice-Chairman. Individual
ballots were collected. There were 23 votes for Mark Tickner, 8 votes for Matt Hite and 17 votes abstained.
Mark Tickner was elected. The following persons were elected to serve as division officers for the period of August
1, 2005 to July 31, 2006:
- Chairman - Aaron Clements
- Vice-Chairman: Mark Tickner
- Secretary: Chuck Slaughter
- Treasurer: Julie Hunt
NOTE FROM DIVISION SECRETARY: The ballots turned in were kept
by the Division Secretary and remain available to be reviewed. They were canvassed (recounted again) after the meeting
and a discrepancy was found in the vote reported to the division council. In the original vote on the slate submitted
by the nominating committee, the actual vote was 22 votes YES, 24 votes NO, and 1 vote abstained. The original
result is unaltered.
Change of Sections to be Requested: The division
council voted to seek a change of sections with the USFA from the Rocky Mountain Section to the Southwest Section for the
next fencing season if possible. Aaron Clements was selected to head the division efforts to effect the change.
The division also voted to subsidize Aaron Clements' costs to to to the USFA National Congress in Sacramento if necessary.
Those costs are limited to that part of his expenses not covered by the FOC should Aaron go to Nationals as a referee.
Congressional Representatives Elected: Aaron Clements
and Chuck Slaughter were elected to be the division's representatives to the USFA Congress this summer. Richard
Howard and Matt Hite were elected as alternates.
Division Cup Changes: Changes in the structure of
the Division Cup are to occur for next year's fencing season. The Division Chairman will appoint a committee to develop
new cup guidelines. Among the changes:
- All points in the 6 senior events must be earned through the Mixed
Open competitions. This will eliminate the inequality of cup tournaments when some tournaments have separate women's
events that result in more points being earned than would be earned in the open mixed events.
- Changes in how bonus points are earned will be made.
- The youth division cup will be expanded to include epee and foil and
will be limited to just Youth 14 fencers. The cup will be a mixed competition. Additional changes may be made
before the guidelines on this award are finalized.
Youth 10 and Youth 12 Competitions: The division
is to develop a plan to promote more competitions for fencers in the Youth 10 and Youth 12 categories within the division.
Club Representatives to the Division Executive Committee:
All USFA member clubs who are entitled to appoint a club representative to the DEC must do so no later than June 1, 2005.
Those appointments should be given to the Division Secretary.
- ACFA - 3 club representatives
- DTFC - 3 club representatives
- HPF - 1 club representative
- FFT - 1 club representative
- LFC & MFC had an insufficient number of primary competitive members
to have a representative for this next fencing season pursuant to the division bylaws