The NFFS President's Message for December 1997

1. Results of the NFFS Elections

The NFFS Election ballots have been counted, and 357 NFFS
members voted. Our bylaws require that a minimum of 7% of
the USA members cast ballots for the
election to be valid.  Our membership, as of August 29, 1997,
is 1829, so a valid number of ballots cast would equal 128.
Obviously, we exceeded this number by nearly 3 times.

The West Vice President balloting was:
Len Sherman          58
Hector Diez          41
Douglas Joyce Jr.    29
Robert Norton        16

Len Sherman was elected and will take office on January 1, 1998

The Northeast Vice President balloting was:
Hardy Brodersen     75
Phil Sullivan       37
Thomas Sanders      16

Hardy Brodersen was elected and will take office on January 1, 1998

The balloting for the bylaws change was as follows:
Bylaws change #1 - 501 (c) (3) designation
Yes          350
No           007

Bylaws change #2 - Increase terms of office to 4 years =
and establish a rotation of office.
Yes               347
No                010

Both items passed and will be incorporated in the revised =
NFFS Constitution
and bylaws. Copies of the bylaws may be obtained by s=
ending a large SASE with 55 cents to Bob Stalick,
5066 NW Picadilly Circle, Albany, OR 97321.

All ballots are being kept by William D. Shailor, whose law firm oversaw the
counting of the results. The ballots will be held until February 20, 1998 for
viewing. After February 20, they will be discarded.
Interested parties may contact Mr. Shailor at (248)539-2829.

2. 1998 F1D World Championships

The F1D W.C. will be held in the Romanian Salt Mines October 11 through 15.
Both the USA (AMA and NFFS) and the Romanians presented a last minute proposal
to rescue the W.C. for 1998. The Romanian proposal was accepted.

Symposium News

1. The editor of the 1998 NFFS Symposium is Dan Tracy and he is
soliciting submissions now.  Send a brief description of the intended
article to: Dan Tracy,  Box 244, Maple Valley, WA 98038. The deadlines
for this year's publication are: January 15 for article descriptions and
March 15 for completed articles.

2. Nominations for Ten Models of the Year are also being solicited by
new chairman: Bob  Perkins.  Nominations should include: Cover letter,
Description of model design and competition record, brief resume of
modeler/designer, One page three view with dimensions, and photographs
of modeler with model.
Send to: Bob Perkins, Chair NFFS 10 MOY Committee
2285 PInebrook Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220-4327
Phone: (614) 451-3558.

3. NFFS Hall of Fame Nominations are now being received by Chairman,
Jim Haught. These nominations are for outstanding contributions or service
to the sport, hobby and science of Freeflight.  Please submit nominations
with appropriate letters of support and list of nominee accomplishments to
Jim Haught, Chairman NFFS HOF
4629 E. 150N
Anderson, IN 46012

4. Copies of the 1997 NFFS Symposium publication are still available
from Fred Terzian, NFFS Supplies for $20.00 plus postage of $4.00 each
in the USA.
Contact Fred Terzian
4858 Moorpark
San Jose, CA 95129

Bob Stalick, NFFS President.

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