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News from the SSA Fall Board Meeting

Members of the board elected Jim Short, Chairman, Steve Northcraft, First Vice Chairman, and Vice Chairmen, Dick Mockler, Chip Garner and Dean Carswell. The Executive Committee scheduled its first meeting in November 2001 in Hobbs. "The ExComm remains committed to the board goals of strengthening membership, protecting our right to fly gliders, providing quality service to our members, and developing the financial resources to carry out our mission," Jim said in accepting his new post.

The Board of Directors approved the 2003 budget of $1.260 million, an increase of $50,000 over the SSA's 2002 budget. Treasurer Doug Jacobs reported that the organization is operating on a slightly positive cash flow. He expects 2001 revenues of $1,210 million or $50,000 more than 2001. Expenses in 2002 are expected to total $1.169 million. The board also heard news that the Annual Eagle Fund drive exceed its $70,000 goal and took in more than $120,000 in donations.

Lubbock, Texas won the bid to host the 2006 World Soaring Championship winning over strong proposals from Ephrata, Washington and Tonopah, Nevada. In their written and oral presentations to the board, each of the "contestants" highlighted unique soaring conditions, facilities, management resources and local amenities that would attract more than 100 competition glider pilots from around the world.

More details from the meeting will be available soon in the Board Minutes Section of the SSA Website.

Posted: 9/15/2002 By: General News

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