USHPA Monthly Board Meeting

Date, agenda, and registration link for USHPA's next monthly, remote board of directors meeting.

Image titleUSHPA members are invited to our upcoming remote board meeting! Meetings are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month. Please register by the deadline below to attend. We hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm MST
Registration deadline: Monday, April 13 at 5:00 pm MST

The meeting will be held online via a Zoom conference call, and all members are invited to attend (remember to register by the deadline using the link below). Many members have expressed an interest in better understanding how USHPA operates, who makes decisions, and the organization's financial picture. Come to a board meeting and find out!

The next in-person USHPA board meeting will be held in fall 2020. Please see here for details about the next in-person meeting.

Online Meeting Registration and Access

Online meeting access is available to members as a member benefit and to keep you informed of USHPA’s efforts to further our mission.

Registration link: Register here
Registration deadline: Monday, April 13 at 5:00 pm MST

The board has discussed opening meetings to the public, but doing so would create additional hurdles that would ultimately result in less access on a regular basis to members. This is due to every individual present, not just directors, being required to provide their approval to be broadcast for each meeting. It would also require that each individual provide releases related to their likeness and permission to use for broadcast purposes. Since non-approval to be broadcast could be provided by attendees at any point up to the meeting start, any denials would result in last minute cancellations of meeting broadcasts. This seemed problematic if we wanted to keep our target audience informed on a regular basis.

Agenda and Schedule

Meeting agenda items will include:

  • Coronavirus and impacts to USHPA
  • 1-year extension of instructor certifications expiring in 2020

Previous Meeting Summary

USHPA's March remote board meeting took place on Tuesday, March 10. In total, 23 members registered for the meeting and 9 attended.

A brief summary of the March meeting is provided below:

  • A duplication of numbers in the database misrepresented USHPA's membership numbers. USHPA grew between 2018-2019, but not by as much as the numbers previously showed
  • Planning a webinar in April for chapters with information and a Q&A about Recreation RRG (USHPA's self-insurance provider) [Note: This has been postponed due to coronavirus]
  • Presentation with an overview of USHPA's Information Services. Top tech priorities include transitioning to SmartWaiver, processing new memberships and ratings online, redesigning the USHPA website, improving USHPA's document search, moving free flight learning and testing online, and more. View the presentation
  • Agreed to cover increased fees related to instruction at events for this year, and re-evaluate it for future years
  • Discussed the recent open letter to the board about the RRG from a chapter president. The author of the letter, who was in attendance, also spoke

A draft of the full meeting minutes will be available soon under board minutes.

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