Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More CMA house keeping!

Scott Hewgill is our current Alberta director and I believe he is open to nomination for 2016.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW BYLAWS COMING INTO EFFECT WITH THEIR ACCEPTANCE BY THE MEMBERSHIP ON AUGUST 6, 2015, ALL POSTS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE OPEN. 

NOMINATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH BYLAW 7.04 (b) WHICH STATES THE FOLLOWING: 

The directors shall reflect, as much as possible, representation from each of the following geographic zones:
(i)Zone 1:British Columbia
(ii)Zone 2:Alberta
(iii)Zone 3:Saskatchewan and Manitoba
(iv)Zone 4:Ontario
(v)Zone 5:Quebec
(vi)Zone 6:Atlantic Provinces
      and shall be elected by members residing in the Zone of the nominee.

The deadline for submission of a nomination is October 8, 2015. 

Completed Nomination Forms must be addressed to the Nominations Committee and sent to the CMA office by email, fax or regular mail. 

The criteria and nomination forms are available here:     Criteria    Nomination 

2015 CMA AWARDS - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Now for the fun stuff.  This is your chance as a CMA member to vote for some very special Canadian awards.

Just for your information as some awards can only be awarded once, here's some of the Alberta crew that have been on the receiving end:
Award of Merit (Dave Hewgill and Siggi Pechout)
Fulvio Callimaci (SGC, Mitchell Brown and Rhonda Pechout and the Calgary Motorcyle Club).

Please take the time to send in a nomination, as you can see, these awards seldom end up in Alberta mostly due to lack of nomination!  I can think of some stellar candidates.


Nominations are open for the 2015 CMA Awards! Please send in nominations by November 13th, using these forms: 
                        English    French

SELECTION OF RECIPIENTS
(a) The Executive Committee of the CMA shall determine the recipients on an annual basis, from
nominations made by CMA members.
(b) Nominations must include supporting reasons in sufficient detail. The Committee will not
research data to support a nomination received with insufficient information.
(c) Nominations not accepted may be resubmitted in future years.
(d) An official presentation of the Award will be made at the Annual Meeting or other suitably
appropriate gathering.
CATEGORIES:
1. AWARD OF MERIT: The CMA premier award given in recognition of exceptional effort or
achievement on behalf of the CMA. Any current or former member is eligible, except those
who retired from office during 2014. This is a one time award.
2. FULVIO CALLIMACI MEMORIAL SUPPORTERS AWARD: given to the individual or group
who has supported motorcycling and the CMA in an exceptional manner during the past year.
This award can be given for a one time effort.
3. AMBASSADORS AWARD: any person, competitor or worker, who gains exceptional
recognition for the CMA in international motorcycle activity.
4. MEDIA AWARD: employees of the media (with the exception of the motorcycle press) are
eligible - given for exceptional coverage of a favourable nature.
5. BILLY MATTHEWS MEMORIAL AWARD: awarded to the rider who is judged to be most
sportsmanlike; open to all disciplines.
6. GOVERNMENT AWARD: awarded for actions taken or policies, laws, statutes and the like
implemented that have benefited motorcyclists and the use of motorcycles.
Eligibility: any government or government agency, committee, board or the like; any
individual or group of individuals who is a member, employee or official of the foregoing. Also
any individual, group or association who has influenced government actions in this regard.
7. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD: awarded for the successful promotion of motorcycle use
through recognition of the environmental advantages of motorcycles as an effective means of
powered transport or for successful use of the environmental advantages of motorcycles or for
implementing measures to further reduce the environmental impact of motorcycles.
Eligibility: any individual, group, association, corporation, government agency, committee,
board or the like.

2016 CMA class changes

Normally we have until end of October to submit proposals for new classes and such, but we'll have to make this decision by tomorrow!
Ice Oval - I'd like to propose we at ATV Intermediate class

Hare Scrambles/Cross Country
I would like to propose adding Vet 30 plus classes.  One for Intermediate level and up and one for novice. 
I would also like to propose an advanced women's CMA class.  There is a company that is offering $300 payback for the women's class in an effort to build on our women riders.  However, not all of our girls want to race against the girls that currently race with the men in Intermediate and Expert classes.  So in an effort not to discourage but rather encourage our ladies to move up to the CMA event, I think it would be great to have 2 classes.
CMA classesCMRC Equivalent
NoviceJunior
IntermediateIntermediate
ExpertExpert
ProPro
 VET 30Plus 30 B
 VET 30 ExpPlus 30 A
Vet (39+)Plus 40 B
Vet Expert (39+)Plus 40 A
Super Vet (49+)Plus 50
Legend (59+)
Women ProLadies A
 WomenLadies Intermediate
SGC Club
SportsmanBeginner
Super Sportsman
Ladies Advanced
LadiesLadies B
Please send me your feedback ASAP!

In regards to the club classes, we can review this at the time of our AGM (annual general meeting later in October).

Thanks,
Rhonda

CALL FOR 2016 CMA RULES PROPOSALS    

August 21, 2015
CMA members are invited to submit proposals to add, modify or delete rules which will be in effect for the 2016 season. 

Proposals must contain your name, CMA membership number, reference number of current rule if any, and the reason for your proposal. 

They will be accepted by regular mail, fax, or email to results.cma@bellnet.ca

Rules concerning the addition or deletion of classes, or modification to minimum or maximum ages must reach our office no later than OCTOBER 1ST. 

Proposals concerning all other rules will be accepted until NOVEMBER 15TH.