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Minutes of February 13th- Members Meeting at the TA West Ontario CA.

Call to Order Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Mark Speers at 10 a.m. Mark then addressed the group with thanks for everyone’s support.

Introduction of Members 6 members: Mark Speers, Perry Smith, Scott McMartin, Jim Linden Sr., Jason Garretson, Terry Kox

Financial Report: Gerald Fatten was unable to attend, so there was no financial report. Financial available on request.

Membership: Jim Linden Sr. of Jim Sr. Pilot Service volunteered to chair a Membership committee. He was quickly excepted as chairman to the committee. Anyone able to help Jim is encouraged to contact him at 562-644-1889. Thank you, Jim!

Old Business: The January meeting minutes were reviewed and approved after Terry’s motion stating the “2016 officer election were null and void” was added as a motion to be discussed at the March meeting. When Terry was asked for a review of the revised Best Practices draft, his comment was they are over 100 pages long. Perhaps a more in-depth comment next month.

New Business: Terry Kox requested an audit of the 2015 paid membership records to determine the number of eligible 2015 voters and board of directors. Gerald Fatten current treasure and Susan Dean, 2015 assistant treasurer, will review all the records received from the 2015 treasure Ralph Wilson then present a written audit with backup at the March meeting. Terry stated that the Board of Directors meeting was invalid because all attendees could not hear clearly. A motion to have a 30-day period in lieu of 60 days for discussion and approval or rejection of all motions was presented.

A concept of four “focus points” for CPCA could be, Pilot Industry News, Equipment availability Certification of all Pilot operators, Guidelines to obtain work.

A motion for Terry to continue working with WASCO and attending meetings was presented. A motion to approve Tom Clark as a lifetime member was presented.

The 2016 Membership card will be mailed out before the March meeting.

Minutes of February 13th- Members Meeting at the TA West Ontario CA.

Call to Order Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Mark Speers at 10 a.m. Mark then addressed the group with thanks for everyone’s support.

Introduction of Members 6 members: Mark Speers, Perry Smith, Scott McMartin, Jim Linden Sr., Jason Garretson, Terry Kox

Financial Report: Gerald Fatten was unable to attend, so there was no financial report. Financial available on request.

Membership: Jim Linden Sr. of Jim Sr. Pilot Service volunteered to chair a Membership committee. He was quickly excepted as chairman to the committee. Anyone able to help Jim is encouraged to contact him at 562-644-1889. Thank you, Jim!

Old Business: The January meeting minutes were reviewed and approved after Terry’s motion stating the “2016 officer election were null and void” was added as a motion to be discussed at the March meeting. When Terry was asked for a review of the revised Best Practices draft, his comment was they are over 100 pages long. Perhaps a more in-depth comment next month.

New Business: Terry Kox requested an audit of the 2015 paid membership records to determine the number of eligible 2015 voters and board of directors. Gerald Fatten current treasure and Susan Dean, 2015 assistant treasurer, will review all the records received from the 2015 treasure Ralph Wilson then present a written audit with backup at the March meeting. Terry stated that the Board of Directors meeting was invalid because all attendees could not hear clearly. A motion to have a 30-day period in lieu of 60 days for discussion and approval or rejection of all motions was presented.

A concept of four “focus points” for CPCA could be, Pilot Industry News, Equipment availability Certification of all Pilot operators, Guidelines to obtain work.

A motion for Terry to continue working with WASCO and attending meetings was presented. A motion to approve Tom Clark as a lifetime member was presented.

The 2016 Membership card will be mailed out before the March meeting.

A Board of Directors meeting will be held on Monday February 22 at 10am by phone conference. We now have software and a system to have clear and total participation of all board members. Important!!! Go to CAPILOTCARASSOC.com. See the Great Work Wes Askins has done !!!

Meeting Adjourned 11:25 a.m.

I have attached an article from ACT magazine (American Cranes & Transport) that focuses on pilot car certification for you review. As you read and will see, there are vast number of people already at work with our common goal to improve the Pilot Car Industry on a National level.

Thank You.. It is a privilege to server…. Mark Speers

 
Remember, next meeting: TA Ontario 10:00 AM Saturday, March 12th.

S/I-10 E/Millikan

North & Central California Meeting Scheduled !! Sat. March 5th, @ Brooks Ranch Restaurant 4131S. Chestnut Av. Fresno, CA. 93725.

Come on, Come to the meetings!… Get what you paid for !!!


This is now OUR association. Be a Part!. We now have software and a system to have clear and total participation of all board members. Important!!! Go to CAPILOTCARASSOC.com. See the Great Work Wes Askins has done !!!

Meeting Adjourned 11:25 a.m.

I have attached an article from ACT magazine (American Cranes & Transport) that focuses on pilot car certification for you review. As you read and will see, there are vast number of people already at work with our common goal to improve the Pilot Car Industry on a National level.

Thank You.. It is a privilege to server…. Mark Speers

 
Remember, next meeting: TA Ontario 10:00 AM Saturday, March 12th.

S/I-10 E/Millikan

North & Central California Meeting Scheduled !! Sat. March 5th, @ Brooks Ranch Restaurant 4131S. Chestnut Av. Fresno, CA. 93725.

Come on, Come to the meetings!… Get what you paid for !!!

This is now OUR association. Be a Part!

 

From February 13th.. Meeting.


Motions and Proposals


To be open members discussion at March 12th.Meeting


1> Terry motioned “2016 officer elections were null and void”

2> A motion to have a 30-day period in lieu of 60 days for discussion and approval or rejection of amotions

3> A motion for Terry to continue working with WASCO and attending meetings was presente
  4> A motion to approve Tom Clark as a lifetime member was presented

 5> A motion to approve Terry Kox as a lifetime member was presented **
Please Let your voice be heard!!. As this is part of a public member discussion and vote , we must have your name and signature on this page. Your opinion and vote will Not be heard or your vote counted if not signed.. You may e-mail to CaPilotCar@gmail.com or fax 760-813-3013

Thank You.

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March5th.2016CPCANorthernCAMeetingMinutes.pdf

March 2016 North News Letter Click Here

RALPH WILSON


IT IS WITH MUCH SADNESS THAT WE MUST REPORT

THE PASSING OF OUR PAST TREASURE OF OVER 10 YEARS RALPH WILSON PASSED AWAY ON SUNDAY JANUARY 10, 2016.

RALPH AND BETTY (SUGAR BUGGER) WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR THE CPCA. THEY GAVE THEIR HOME FOR USE AND WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDED A GOOD PILOT OR JUST A FRIEND.


RALPH WAS A LIFETIME MEMBER. AFTER HIS WIFE’S PASSING RALPH RETURNED AND CONTINUED AS TREASURE.

EVEN WHEN HIS LEGSWERE GIVING OUT HE CONTINUED BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IN THE ASSOCIATION. EVEN IN THE PAIN HE WAS THERE IFYOU NEEDED A GOOD PILOT!!

THE FAMILY WILL NOTIFY US OF THE MEMORIAL SERVICE WHICH SHOULD BE IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS SO ALL FAMILY CAN BE PRESENT.

RALPH IS HOME NOW WITH HIS BETTY (SUGAR BUGGER) GOD REST THEIR SOULS.

March12th.2016CPCAMeetingMinutes.pdf

March 2016 South News Letter Click Here

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UP COMING MEETING 2016



Minutes of the meeting of Directors and Officers of CPCA


Held on January, 26, 2016 via telephone conference call. Voting members in attendance included Mark Speers President, Norm Price Vice President, Tom Clark Vice President, Gerald Fatten Treasurer, and 6 Board Members - Bill Elliott, Dick Forrester, Perry Smith, Don Hacket, Mike Byron, and Tom Mavity.

The following proposals were voted on with the voting results of each item.

ITEM #1....Declare 2016 election as valid as all ballots were delivered to December 2015 meeting in sealed envelopes. The few member votes missing were not enough to change the results.

Vote results: 6 in favor, 3 opposed, 1 abstain.

ITEM #2....Declare CPCA will continue to operate.

Vote results: 9 in favor, 1 abstain
 
ITEM #3....Approve bank account changes to remove Terry Kox and Ralph Wilson from bank account records and add Gerald Fatten as approved signer

Vote results: 9 in favor, 1 abstain

ITEM #4....Agree to review and revise by-laws as needed. Last revision was 2007.

Vote results: 9 in favor, 1 abstain

ITEM #5....Susan Dean resigned as secretary and Pam Fatten is appointed secretary, revising Roberts Rules of Order to allow Gerald and Pam Fatten, husband and wife, to both be officers of the cpca.

Vote results: 9 in favor, 1 abstain

ITEM #6....Tom Clark resigns as vice president and Wes Askins is appointed to be vice president. Tom Clark is appointed to position of director on the board.

Vote results: 9 in favor, 1 abstain

ITEM #7....Approve establishing new smaller P.O. box and relocation to Riverside Ca to save money.

Vote results: 9 in favor, 1 abstain

ITEM #8....Approve Wes Askins to be paid mileage and lodging to attend monthly membership meetings in Southern Ca. The December 2015 meeting to be reimbursed at $230.00.

Vote results: 7 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 for mileage only, 1 abstain





Minutes of January 9th. Members Meeting at the TA West Ontario CA.

Call to Order Meeting was called to order and Pledge of Allegiance was led by President Mark Speers at 10: am. Mark then addressed the group with thanks for everyone’s support.

Introduction of Members and Guests

19 members and 2 guest

Financial Report: Financial report presented: $2,399.40 in bank. By Gerald Fatten the 2016 CPCA Treasurer from bank printout given to new treasurer by Ralph Wilson 2015 Treasurer

Membership: Mark discussed 2015 membership and a future goal to increase that membership two-fold in 2016.

Old Business: Terry Kox stated CPCA has a seat on the Re-Write committee for the Best Practices booklet. Note: the letter received from the National Transportation does NOT state this. It stated only that we may “comment” on the revised version and take part in the open public discussion. Terry also said he had a copy of the Best Practices draft, however did not share it with the members or offer a copy for review, Perhaps next month ?

New Business: Terry Kox stated that in his opinion the 2016 officer election was null and void. Was null and void because the bylaws were not followed regarding how the ballots were sent to members. The newly elected Treasurer presented audit of ballots received back by CPCA. Forty ballots sent out, 29 ballots received back. Only 2 ballots sent were returned by Post Office. One no forwarding address and one wrong address.

Mark announced Susan Dean's resignation as Secretary. Her schedule is such that it doesn't afford her time or dedication it would take for the Secretary position

Mark discussed that current PO Box cost of $240 per year. We will change to smaller box costing $75 per year. Also location will change to be more accessible to Gerald Fatten, Treasurer.

Mark proposed including all current members in the process of approval of motions made at CPCA meetings. See the attached page 3 “Motions and Proposals”

Mark also proposed the following: Producing annual calendar of CPCA dates and times of all CPCA meetings and scheduled events including: Two annual functions, that would allow members attending to be able to visit with other members on a one-to-one basis and not business as is done at meeting times.

The need for CPCA Southern CA to participate in the CPCA Northern CA meetings.

Mark stated that the banking arrangements at Wells Fargo will be changed to the current officers elected for 2016, removing the 2015 President and Treasurer.

By telephone call from Susan Dean she nominated Grady Rodney for a position as Board of Director to fill any vacancies if needed. Perry Smith asked that any new stickers ordered for Association be made of reflective material. Mark Speers is pursuing the ordering of new stickers and will make sure that they are reflective and UV protected. A motion was entered to create the position of IT Manager and nominated Wes Askins for that position.

Mark announced that a Board of Directors meeting will be held by phone conference prior to the next Members meeting in February. No one can remember when the last Board meeting was held.

 
Northern CAL. Report: Wes Askins drove down from the Oakley (400+miles one way) to report:

A motion to hold 4 voting meetings per year to meet at CPCA Southern CA location. Northern CA will find location for their meetings. They are actively looking for a location and will advise when suitable location is found. Northern CA wants a voice in the Association. They feel left out of business and activities of CPCA. Wes discussed CPCA Website and the idea of additional information accessible on current website. Wes wants to expand and add some sophistication to the current website. It was suggested to include Association newsletters. Wes proposed that the expansion would include individual member pages in addition to the Association pages. Wes will maintain all updates to the membership on the website. Wes proposed that our Google package be upgraded to a package that would offer unlimited number of pages to accommodate a page for each member. We will look into the cost and advise. Wes presented information regarding the publication Overload Assistance. For any information regarding this publication and opportunities for advertising go to pilotcartoday.com. A motion was entered that CPCA advertise in Overload Assistance. A motion was entered to reimburse Wes Askins for fuel expenses for attending Southern California Association meetings. Wes Askins entered a motion that no dues be required from Treasurer and Recording Secretary as they do the majority of work required to keep thing going. Wes reported that some Northern CA members request that members receive invoices for yearly membership dues.

INDUSTRY NEWS : In Texas Cathi Miller and Tom Mavity were pulled over by a Sheriff Deputy to advise the drivers that white flashing lights are not to be on – also the officer told them to turn off the onboard computers.

It was advised by a member that drivers check the equipment that they carry to make sure everything is being carried that is required and in good working condition .

Note from CPCA Secretary: We need a new application filled out each year for our records. We have included a membership application with this newsletter to be filled out and returned with a dues payment - this should serve as an invoice. We have labeled the 2016 application “Membership Registration Form/ Invoice”. Please make a copy for your records. A separate receipt can be mailed to you on request to the secretary or any officer of CPCA.

Karen Tyree of Palmdale CA. won the pot of $45.

Meeting Adjourned 11:22 a.m.

Remember, next meeting, TA Ontario 10:00 AM Saturday, February 13th.

S/I-10 E/Millikan (every pilot should know how to read the prior)

Many new and changing procedures will be coming in 2016 for all members!

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