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 USA 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.