2004 IAC Election Results

The Annual Meeting of the International Aerobatic Club (IAC) was held at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in on April 17th, 2004 in Lakeland, Florida. IAC Nominations Chair Ann Salcedo reports that incumbent directors Michael Heuer, Vicki Cruse and Howie Stock were re-elected to the Board. Newcomer Debby Rihn-Harvey will take over the South Central region directorship. Graham Bird and Scott Poehlmann won the unopposed officer positions of club Treasurer and Secretary.

The following are your 2004 IAC Board of Directors:
President: Gerry Molidor
Vice President: Allyson Parker-Lauck
Treasurer: Graham Bird
Secretary: Scott Poehlmann

Mike Heuer – International Director
Debbie Rihn-Harvey – South Central Region Director
Vicki Cruse – Northwest Region Director
Howie Stock – Northeast Region Director
Tom Adams – Southeast Region Director
David Martin – Southwest Region Director
Jim Taylor – Mid-America Region Director
Louie Andrew – EAA representative (appointed)

Phil Knight – U.S. Aerobatic Foundation representative (appointed)

Vacant – Board appointed seat
Vacant – Board appointed seat

Two proposed by-law amendments were also voted on by the membership. A 2/3 majority of those voting is needed to pass any by-law amendment. The proposed by-law amendment to change the name of the organization to the United States Aerobatic Association, Inc., also known as Aerobatics USA, failed to pass membership approval. The vote was split 50-50 with half voting in favor and half against. President Gerry Molidor reports that the Aerobatics USA line of clothing will still continue and be available for sale to members.

The second proposed by-law amendment to make the U.S. Aerobatic Foundation representative position on the IAC Board a Class lll Director position which are positions held by individuals representing associations IAC is affiliated with (i.e. NAA, EAA, USAF) passed with 67% of those voting in favor of the proposal. The passage of this amendment results in two open Board-appointed seats on the IAC Board. These positions will be filled individuals who can bring necessary business knowledge to the IAC Board (such as a legal representative, marketing professional, financial consultant, etc.).