Land of Opportunity
This past year there have been a number of opportunities added in the USAPL to give our lifters at every level more opportunities to compete and be recognized.
There are proving to be more meets this year available to our lifters than any other year. This includes local, national and international levels. We are very proud that new state chairs have been added to our organization. This enables us to offer local meets in more regions and hopefully grant everyone more opportunities, closer to home. At the national level the American Open is being moved from Philadelphia to California. This will give lifters in our western states another opportunity to try out a national platform. We also, along with the North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF), are able to offer more meets at the IPF level. These meets are going to be available, not just to our national champions, but many more lifters from the national level. In 2006 alone there will be 4 international meets affiliated with the NAPF for both men and women.
With the reinstatement of our hard-copy newsletter, every current member is now receiving information that was once only available via the internet. The newsletter gives every member an outlet to share experiences and inspirations with our entire membership. The member spotlight section highlights individuals from all levels of the organization. This section gives everyone a chance to get to know lifters they may never of connected with otherwise. Anyone can be featured in the spotlight section by submitting your, or another lifter's, photo and lifting information to any executive committee member.
Please, try to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities. We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing you on more platforms in 2006.
2006 USA Powerlifting National Governing Body Meeting
Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel
July 6, 2005
The 2006 National Governing Body Meeting will be held at 3:00pm on July 6, 2005 prior to the Men's National Championships. The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami.
The official agenda will be posted on the USA Powerlifting web-site the week of June 18th. Below you will find the listings for elections and honorary awards. If you would like to nominate yourself for an elected position or someone for a honorary award, please notify Erin Dickey at firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder to all State Chairs and voting members: if you are planning to proxy your vote to another member you must notify USAPL Secretary, Erin Dickey, by mail or email. Your proxy must also carry a copy of the letter with your signature to the NGB meeting before they are given your voting card. State Chairs must proxy their vote to a member from their state. All voting members must have a current membership as well.
If you have any questions, please contact any Executive Board member.
Elected Executive Committee Positions:
President (1 elected)
EC Members (2 elected)
Coach of the Year
Brother Bennett Award
April 9th (90 days prior to meeting) for all by-law amendments & additions, nominations for President and Two (2) Executive Committee Positions.
June 7th (30 days prior to meeting) - Agenda Items, honorary award nominations