IAC's 2013 Election and Proxy Solicitation to Be Rerun
By Jim Ward, IAC Secretary
An issue arose with the International Aerobatic Club's 2013 election and proxy solicitation that drove IAC board members, meeting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, to vote unanimously to rerun it.
One of three boxes containing ballots and proxy cards disappeared during shipment from IAC headquarters in Wisconsin to IAC's Nominations and Ballot Certification chair in Texas. Though IAC and EAA staff and volunteers tried to locate the box, they were unsuccessful.
The IAC board met to consider how best to address this. Following some discussion, the board voted to declare the original election results invalid and directed that the election and proxy solicitation be repeated.
As a result, directors and officers normally installed at the annual membership meeting at AirVenture will instead take office immediately upon completion of the election. That's estimated to occur in mid-October, well in advance of the fall board meeting. In the interim, current directors and officers will continue to serve.
In accordance with club bylaws, the board will call a special membership meeting to choose whether to adopt the restated articles and bylaws proposed earlier this year. You'll find notice of this meeting in next month's Sport Aerobatics and on the IAC website.
Please watch for your new ballot and proxy card in the mail, then mark and return them at your earliest convenience. Thank you.