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Motion 2014-01-12: Motion to expel Glenn Bittermann from HPAC

Posté le: 12 Jan 2014 14:10

Discussion:

Domagoj Juretic

As background for this motion, here is the letter that as sent to Mr. Bittermann to notify him of the process of expulsion which followed the terms set forth in SOP 320-1.

Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada 308 – 1978 Vine Street Vancouver BC V6K 4S1

November ?, 2013

Dear Glenn Bitterman:

This letter is to advise you that in 30 days from the date of this letter, the Board of Directors of HPAC will be taking a vote on whether to expel you from the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada. This vote will be taken in accordance with the Association's SOP 320-1 (http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=89).

You have 30 days from today's date to make your case to the Board as to why you should not be expelled. Under Section 6 of the PRD, you will note the following: "It is the responsibility of the Member to contact the directors, and the discourse may be conducted in a format (email, regular mail, fax, telephone, in person) mutually agreed between the Member and each Director". You will find the contact information for each Director of the Board at http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=22.

The Board of Directors is taking this vote as a result of the following:

  • At least two seasons (2012 and 2013) of conducting tandem flights, while fully aware that you were not certified to do so, thereby endangering public safety and placing the flying site, its landowner and the sport at risk
  • Conducting these activities in the full knowledge that you your tandem activities placed HPAC's liability insurance for its members at risk as well as the coverage provided to landowners under HPAC's insurance
  • Your non-compliance with several cease-and-desist communications from HPAC after reports of concern about your skill level and concern for your and your passengers' safety from pilots at multiple flying locations

Please contact the members of the Board of Directors on an individual basis to discuss these issues, if you wish. The vote of the Board on whether or not to expel you from the Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada will take place 30 days from the date of this letter.

Thank you.

Yours truly,

Margit Nance Executive Director

Vote:

Are you in favour of the expulsion of Glenn Bittermann for the reasons named here and under the terms set forth in SOP 320-1?

  • yes (7)
    • 2014-01-12 16:10:51 Domagoj Juretic - Québec
    • 2014-01-12 16:49:08 Bruce Busby - Alberta
    • 2014-01-12 17:13:19 Gilles Normandeau - Manitoba
    • 2014-01-12 17:37:41 Nicolas Jones - Ontario
    • 2014-01-12 18:15:42 Maxine Westhead - Maritimes
    • 2014-01-12 18:17:32 Dave Merrick - British-Columbia & Yukon
    • 2014-01-13 10:07:56 Loren White - Saskatchewan
  • No (0)
  • Abstain (0)
  • Did not vote (0)
Resolution:

Yes, approved.

Reference: BoD Forum.

Motion 2014-02-25: Motion to donate 3000$ to the Lenami Godinez scholarship fund

Posté le: 25 Fév 2014 08:25

Discussion:

Domagoj Juretic

Considering all the facts in this tragic accident that resulted in Lenami's death;

Considering the force for good that Lenami seemed to be;

Considering all the contributions that Lenami made in her short stay at Simon Fraser university and in the community;

Considering all the future contributions that she would have continued to make;

it is proposed that HPAC contributes 3000$ to this scholarship fund in her honor.

Vote:

Are in favor of a 3000$ donation by HPAC to the Lenami Godinez scholarship fund?

  • yes (8)
    • 2014-02-25 10:26:50 Domagoj Juretic - Québec
    • 2014-02-25 10:58:01 Nicolas Jones - Ontario
    • 2014-02-25 14:25:47 Maxine Westhead - Maritimes
    • 2014-02-25 19:40:40 Bruce Busby - Alberta
    • 2014-02-25 20:36:18 Stephen Kurth - Yukon
    • 2014-02-25 20:44:18 Gilles Normandeau - Manitoba
    • 2014-02-26 11:45:31 Loren White - Saskatchewan
    • 2014-02-27 17:02:21 Dave Merrick - British-Columbia & Yukon
  • No (0)
  • Abstain (0)
  • Did not vote (0)
Resolution:

Yes, approved.

Reference: BoD Forum.

Motion 2014-02-25a: Motion to expel Jon Orders from HPAC

Posté le: 25 Fév 2014 08:42

Discussion:

Domagoj Juretic

Considering all the facts in the accident that resulted in Lenami's death;

Considering that we have suspended Jon Orders right after the accident;

Considering that we have taken away his instructor ratings a short time after;

Considering the conviction of criminal negligence he was just sentenced for;

Considering the damage to HPAC's and the sport's reputation;

Considering the terms of SOP 320-1 and subsections 2, 4 and 5;

Vote:

Do you support the initiation of expulsion procedures against Jon Orders?

  • yes (8)
    • 2014-02-25 10:42:33 Domagoj Juretic - Québec
    • 2014-02-25 10:58:35 Nicolas Jones - Ontario
    • 2014-02-25 14:26:16 Maxine Westhead - Maritimes
    • 2014-02-25 19:42:41 Bruce Busby - Alberta
    • 2014-02-25 20:45:37 Gilles Normandeau - Manitoba
    • 2014-02-27 16:58:18 Dave Merrick - British-Columbia & Yukon
    • 2014-02-27 19:27:45 Stephen Kurth - Yukon
  • No (0)
  • Abstain (0)
  • Did not vote (0)
Resolution:

Yes, approved.

Reference: BoD Forum.

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