2012 USRA Bylaws Proposals

Following are the 2012 USRA Bylaws proposals, to be voted on by current 2012 USRA Division 1 & 2 members:

1.   Eliminate the bidding raceways presentation at the General Meeting.  In its place any raceway desiring to bid will make available its presentation online via a link on the USRA Website 60 days prior or on a date determined by the BoD and stated in the USRA Rule Book ; raceways will still be required to notify the USRA of their intent to bid and post the $500 deposit on the date stated in the USRA Rule Book.  The presentation can be a Video, Power Point/Slideshow or other standard electronic means of media presentation.  The bidding raceway will be required to provide contact information so Member /Racers can ask questions. (under the current system some racers have already voted and left or have not arrived in time for the meeting to hear the presentation; using the USRA website for the link will provide a single common source for communication)

 2.   Reinstate the spec for the “notch for axle clearance in the back of C-Can Motors” as 1/4″L x 1/8″W x 1/8″D. (current rule not clearly defined; spec has been changed several times since 2000 and no record of proposals can be found)

 3.   Change the requirement of manufacturers to submit a complete motor for C-Can applications to submitting a setup. (there is no requirement to run a completed motor as submitted; interchanging of components is allowed; in Division II the policy/rule with regard to D-Can motors is for a setup; this rule change will make the rules more consistent and helpful for both manufacturers and racers)

 4.   Voting on rules proposals for individual classes will be conducted as outlined on pg 18 of the 2012 USRA Rule Book in a Drivers Meeting prior to qualifying for the individual class at the Nats.  Only those members entered in the National Championship Race will be allowed to vote.  A timeline to submit proposals will be established by the BoD (suggest July 1 for D-1 and March 1 for D-2) in order to allow voting preparation.  The BoD will have review responsibilities of the proposals to insure continuity and validity.  The submitting member must be present at the race for the proposal to be brought to the floor for voting.  Paper ballots will be used in lieu of a show of hands. (multiple submissions; allows a more definitive method of affecting a class by those that participate and have a vested interest in a respective class)

Election of USRA National Director;

Candidates:  Richard Curnutte or Milton Gamble

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The 2012 USRA Bylaws Proposals online voting ballot is now online, for voting on 4 proposals for changes in the USRA Bylaws.

All current 2012 USRA Division 1 and 2 members will be receiving an email with the invitation to vote which will include a link to the online voting ballot.

You must be a current USRA 2012 Division 1 or 2 member to vote and as a current 2012 USRA member you are invited and encouraged to vote on these proposals that will affect the USRA Bylaws.

Please only vote once. When you submit your vote, you will see a confirmation at the bottom of the voting page. All ballots and votes will be checked against the 2012 USRA active member list for verification of eligibility.

You must fill out your name, email address, and your USRA membership number. In case you do not have your USRA card handy, your membership number is the number preceding your name & email at the top of the email that was sent to all current USRA members.

The 4 bylaws proposals are being published publicly online, but only current USRA members are being sent the direct link to the actual online voting ballot. All ballots will be verified against the membership list.

Voting will be open from today – Wednesday October 24, 2012 and will be closed at midnight on Tuesday November 6, 2012 (end of the day, all time zones). This should allow sufficient time for all members to place their votes.

Results will be verified and tabulated, then published online.

Thank you,

Milton Gamble
USRA National Director
mgamble.usra@comcast.net

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