Sent via e-mail to everyone on March 24th:
Championship Meet Registration
For those who are not already aware, registration is open for the LWC Championships. You can register here: http://www.wisconsinweightlifting.org/register
As a reminder, the meet will be held April 23rd and 24th in the Madison area. Open registration will close at midnight on April 6th. A session schedule will be published immediately afterwards. Session-specific spots might be made available after this date, depending how full each session is.
Register by April 6th to guarantee your slot.
Annual General Meeting
This message serves as your notification that annual general meeting for Wisconsin Weightlifting will be held on April 23rd at 5:00 PM during the state championship meet. The location is: Crossfit Madtown, 2500 Pleasant View Rd. #101, Middleton, WI 53562
At the prior annual meeting, the membership voted unanimously to dissolve our existing bylaws. A bylaw committee was formed and has reviewed new bylaws for our organization. These draft bylaws are available here: http://www.wisconsinweightlifting.org/s/DraftWisconsinBylaws.pdf
We will be voting to ratify these new bylaws at the annual meeting.
If you wish to make a comment on any section of these bylaws, please respond to this email with your comments by April 1st. Please note that all comments, including the author, will be reviewed by the committee and made available as minutes on our website.
Should the committee decide to make changes to the draft, the new draft bylaws will be sent for inspection, by email, to all members no later than ten days prior to the meeting. If no further drafts are sent you can assume that the draft linked above will be what is voted on during the meeting.
Documents for Distribution
The meeting agenda, 2015 Treasurer's Statement, and 2015 Annual General Meeting Minutes are all available on our website at: http://www.wisconsinweightlifting.org/governance/
As mentioned in a previous message, the USAW national office is coordinating elections for each LWC this year. All of the director positions, included the proposed positions in our bylaws, are open for election.
These positions include: President (current: Daniel Swank) Vice-President (Jeremy Jacobs, not seeking re-election) Secretary / Treasurer (Patty Gremore, not seeking re-election) Competition Chair (new position) Athlete Representative (new position)
Descriptions of these positions are available in our draft bylaws. Note that the athlete representative is restricted to current athletes, who do not hold a coaching certification, and have competed in LWC meets in the prior two calendar years (2014 and 2015).
Two board members, Patty Gremore and Jeremy Jacobs, have indicated they are not seeking re-election to their positions. Jeremy's professional career will be taking him beyond the borders of Wisconsin this year, while Patty has decided to pass the torch on after years (decades) of service. We thank them for their service and wish them the best.
You will be receiving an e-mail from USAW on Monday, March 28th calling for nominations. All positions will be self-nominated. If you seek office, you should only nominate yourself, and only for one position. The nomination period will run from March 28th to April 4th. All nominees will be asked to provide a short bio to include in the final ballot.
Balloting will occur from April 11th through April 18th. A second e-mail from USAW will contain instructions for this process. All current members will have one vote. Results will be compiled by the national office and the new officers will be notified in advance of the annual meeting. The new board will take office after introductions at the annual general meeting.