American Armwrestling Association
1998 Minutes of State Directors
July 24, 1998 - Held in Omaha,
Board Members Present : Bob
O'Leary, Mary McConnaughey, Steve Stanaway, Frank Bean, Ray Taglione, Sue
Patton (by proxy)
State Directors Present : Kathy
New, Elaine Blik, Craig Tullier, Robert Redden, Richard Fox, Butch Bonnier,
Greg Helm, Karen Bean, Joel Blik, George Diebel, Gil Tremblay, Tom Simko,
Sam Cooper, Jim Martel, Tim Trusler, Greg Wilson
Members Present : Linda
O'Leary, Richard Kimble, John Halloran, Matt Stout, Derrick Daniels, James
Walkeiwicz, Jennifer Leblen, Jesse Peek, Rex Kepler, Marsha Eanes, Lorie
Redden, Bobby Hopkins
Meeting called to order by Director
of Administration, Mary McConnaughey - 2:30 p.m.
I. Board of Directors Reports
a. Sue Patton - 1997 minutes
of meetings were distributed
b. Frank Bean - Updated
Constitution, new International Event Packet, WAF rule change proposals
c. Mary McConnaughey - Updated
State & Board of Directors listing, Sanction event listing
d. Ray Taglione - No report
e. Steve Stanaway -
for needing new referees
II. Financial Report
a. Linda O'Leary - Financial
report was distributed for AAA
b. Linda O'Leary - Financial
report was distributed for $5 fund
a. Richard Kimble -
concerning submitting contest results and photos asap
b. Richard Kimble -
for members to submit any information regarding competitors, i.e. births,
graduations, marriages, etc. c. Discussion to change quarterly publications
to March, June, September, December
d. Armbender to list sanction
number and contest information stating results not submitted if State Director
fails to submit results.
e. Armbender deadline
is first day of month of publication
f. Armbender to use smaller
font in printing in order to publish more contest results.
IV. Submitted Agenda Topics
by Karen Bean, second by Frank Bean - AAA
to give exact pound conversion if kilo scale not being used, i.e. .25,
by Karen Bean, second by Kathy New - No
state event or event offering cash prizes may be held the week before,
during, or after AAA National event. Passed.
3. Contact your state
officials concerning State Games for possibly including armwrestling.
4. National Event Packet
MUST list exact
pound conversion to kilos.
Karen Bean, second by Elaine Blik - Mandatory
to invite Director OR Assistant Director of Referees, Scorekeeping, and
Registration for National events. Passed.
by Karen Bean, second by Gil Tremblay - Mandatory
for officials to share rooms at National events, if tournament director
so desires. If officials do not agree, then event host must only furnish
hotel accommodations for one night. Passed.
by Kathy New, second by Karen Bean - National
event hosts are to place registration room and scorekeeper room side by
8. All National events
MUST run weight
divisions to top 4, then run divisions in rounds.
Karen Bean, second by Robert Redden - Beginning
in 1999, AAA National events will use three tables, inviting 7 referees,
3 scorekeepers, and 1 registrar. Scorekeepers to act as emcees. Passed.
10. Representing AAA to
the best of your ability in a businesslike, professionsl manner.
by Karen Bean, second by Steve Stanaway - Committee
to be formed in order to establish minimum sizes for trophies, plaques,
etc. to be awarded at National events. Passed.
by Karen Bean, second by Ray Taglione - AAA
Armwrestler of the Year to be awarded as the first award after end of competition
on Saturday at National event. Passed.
13. World team info discussion
concerning airfare to Egypt and $100 good faith deposit
14. Richard Kimble will
try to get sponsors for AAA.
15. Ray Taglione is to
resubmit previous packet with guidelines for marketing in order to obtain
sponsors to Richard Kimble for publication in the Armbender.
by Karen Bean, second by Robert Redden - AAA
to allow one minute total for competitors to arrive at table. Competitors
will receive call number one, and then call number two thirty seconds later.
Failure to report will result in loss. Passed.
17. Discussion concerning
WAF ruling on pushing of shoulders and should AAA adopt same ruling.
18. Suggestion by Kathy
New for AAA to print a rule book. Discussion concerned funding.
19. Discussion concerning
"double" fouls with decision for Directors of Scorekeeping/AAA & WAF
to formulate action to take on scoresheets.
by Karen Bean, second by Steve Stanaway - AAA
National event hosts must pay a $10 sanction fee for the event. Passed.
21. Suggestion by Kathy
New for AAA to reimburse expenses for new website.
by Karen Bean, second by Kathy New - All
AAA officials, including officials listed in AAA National Event Package,
must be members. Passed
by Karen Bean, second by Steve Stanaway - AAA
will only hold one official meeting at the National event, which will take
place on Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. Passed.
24. $5 fund account is
to have a name change to reflect minutes of meeting 1997. Correct name
on account is to be The AAA Armwrestlers Fund.
25. A ranking system for
competitors was proposed. Board of Directors to form a committee to review.
26. Discussion by Joel
Blik concerning offset pads versus amount of injuries.
IV. 1999 AAA National Bids
a. Bid was submitted by
Robert Redden and Craig Tullier for Louisiana to host.
b. Bid was submitted by
Tom Simko for Pennsylvania to host.
V. Open Discussion
a. No open discussion
was held due to time restraints
Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
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