Updated Rulebook and New Bylaws
by Al Myers
The updated Rulebook (Edition 4) and new Bylaws are now available on the website. Both can be found in the header line of the website. This section also contains a document titled “2010 Rulebook Changes/New Approved Lifts”. This is the new information added to the previous Rulebook (Edition 3). I included this so if you already have a previous Rulebook and don’t want to buy or print off a new one you could simply just add these pages to your Rulebook.
I added some new pictures to the Rulebook (the print-off doesn’t have these). So if you want to see who made it you’ll have to open up the new Rulebook and have a look! The Rulebook is now 91 pages long, contains rules for all 164 Official lifts, and contains 94 pictures of 55 lifters. The new USAWA Bylaws are also available now on the website. These new bylaws were prepared this past year by the Bylaw committee of Joe Garcia, Tim Piper, and myself. They were approved by the membership at the 2010 Annual Meeting. These new Bylaws replaced the non-functioning bylaws that were originally written in 1987, which were never updated to reflect how the USAWA has evolved in the past 20 years. The new USAWA Bylaws reflect how our organization has been functioning in recent years. The only “new thing” in them is the formation of a 5-person Executive Board that will govern the USAWA throughout the year. Membership will still have final say on the majority of issues, and decisions made by membership vote at the Annual Meeting will continue to make the ultimate decisions on issues. Please take the time to look over the bylaws on the website.
I will have “hard copies” of the Rulebook for sale again. These copies will also contain the Bylaws. The book will sell for $30 (including postage). Let me know if you want one. I am only going to print off copies for what I have orders for to prevent unnecessary carry-over. I plan to have a printing by the end of August and again the first of the year.