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 fourth Tuesday of each month. Please register by the deadline below to attend. We hope to see you there!

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Time: 6:00 pm MT
Registration deadline: Monday, July 27 at 5:00 pm MT

The meeting will be held online via a RingCentral 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 2021 after being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 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, July 27 at 5:00 pm MT

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

Draft agenda (subject to change):

  • Financials
  • Changes to SOPs on election/removal of officers and travel reimbursement
  • National Park Service proposal

Previous Meeting Summary

USHPA's June remote board meeting took place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. In total, 17 members registered for the meeting and 7 attended.

A brief summary of the June meeting is provided below:

  • USHPA office informed instructors about online rating tests and new instructor forum
  • The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) denied our petition for tariff relief on paraglider imports, but we're appealing it. (There are no tariffs on hang glider imports)
  • May saw a 22% revenue increase in pilot memberships, but still a decline YTD compared to 2019
  • USHPA's Competition Committee is not recommending any sanctioning changes; local competition organizers should decide on holding or canceling competitions

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

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