Nominations Due for AMA District VPs

Nominations for AMA vice presidents in Districts II, IV, VI, VIII, and X are due to the Headquarters of the Academy of Model Aeronautics by May 31, 2024. Any AMA Adult member may submit a nomination.

To be eligible to discharge the duties of AMA vice president, a nominee must be a Leader Member of the AMA and must reside in the district.

(Nominees and nominators will be notified by HQ confirming receipt of nomination. If confirmation is not received within two weeks after you have sent your document, contact Katie Perry at [765] 287-1256, extension 203.)

A letter of acceptance from the nominee must be submitted by June 15, 2024, 15 days prior to the published nominating committee meeting. A résumé of professional qualifications and model aviation experience from the nominee must be on file at AMA Headquarters by June 20, 2024, 10 days prior to the published nominating committee meeting.

Nominating Procedure Document

Relating to Article IX

Candidate Guidelines:

(a) No person may nominate himself/herself for office.

(b) No person shall simultaneously hold two positions on the Executive Council. In the event a person holding an office is elected or selected to a second position on the Executive Council, that person must choose which of the two positions he/she will continue, such decision to be made within 48 hours of the announcement of the selection, or else the person so affected will be deemed to have selected to remain in the first office held.

(c) Incumbent is automatically placed on the ballot, provided that he/she has been properly nominated and accepted, except that a 3/4 vote against may withhold the incumbent’s name from the ballot (see Bylaws, Article IX, Section 2).

(d) All nominations must be received at AMA Headquarters thirty (30) days prior to the convening of the Nominating Committee Meeting. All information must be submitted by electronic means.

(e) Candidate must be a legal resident of the district in which the election is being held; this does not apply to the office of the President or Executive Vice President.

(f) Candidate must be a current AMA member with Leader Member status (other qualifications apply to the office of the President and Executive Vice President, Article IX, section 3).

(g) No person elected to and serving as an active member of the Executive Council shall be paid for any regular column or article in Model Aviation magazine. Exception may be made for such articles as the coverage of special events provided prior arrangement was made for said article. Articles and columns printed in the “AMA News” section are not paid contributions. No paid columns may be submitted after the individual has been placed on the ballot.

Candidate Acceptance:

All correspondence must be submitted electronically to AMA Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. Failure to meet all requirements will disqualify said nominee.

(a) A letter of acceptance by the candidate must be electronically submitted 15 days prior to the meeting.

(b) Along with a résumé of professional qualifications and model aviation experience, résumé should include, but not be limited to, the below areas of consideration. Information must be received at AMA Headquarters 10 days prior to the Nominating Committee. Campaign statements will not be read by any person until it is determined who will be placed on the ballot.

1. Management experience.

2. Financial background.

3. Insurance employment and/or expertise.

4. Legal background.

5. Technical background, including areas of aeronautics, electronics (especially in radio frequency propagation and usage), acoustics (as related to noise studies and analysis), and other areas of engineering.

6. Aeromodeling background must be noted. The individual will be required, if elected to national office, to deal with questions related to all areas of aeromodeling and should have a broad-based background.

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