by Steve Gardner
The IAWA World Council Annual General Meeting – Friday 5th October 7.30pm Salina, Kansas, USA
Roll Call: Steve Gardner, Al Myers, Paula Delamata, Chris Bass, Frank Allen, Chad Ullom, Thom Van Vleck, Mike Murdock, Denny Habecker, Art Montini, George Dick, Janet Dick, Graham Saxton, Toni Saxton, Karen Gardner, Tim Piper, Dawn Piper, Dennis Mitchell, Flossy Mitchell, Bob Geib, Susan Sees, Frank Ciavattone, John Mahon, Sam Trew
The Minutes of the 2011 AGM were read and matters arising were discussed …The Lynch bodyweight formula had been extended to 180 kilos – The Power Row had been accepted as a new lift – International Venues were sanctioned for 2013..etc
Election of IAWA New Committee:
Steve Gardner stood down as International President after 12 years (having followed Howard Prechtel who did 12 years) and handed over to Al Myers of the USA.
General Secretary - Frank Allen
The IAWA Technical Committee: Dennis Mitchell (USA) Denny Habecker (USA) Al Myers (USA) Steve Gardner (Eng) Steve Sherwood (Eng) Peter Phillips (Australia)
International Vice Presidents: USA= Chad Ullom and Denny Habecker, England: Steve Gardner, Scotland: George Dick, Australia: To be announced!
International Events Previously Sanctioned for 2013:World Championships – 5th & 6th October - Preston, England Promoter: Mark Haydock.
Lifts Day 1 = Clean and Press / Cont. Snatch / Straight Arm Pullover / O H Vertical Bar Lift
Lifts Day 2 = Squat / OH Dumbell C & Jerk / Trap Bar Deadlift
Gold Cup – 2nd November - Lebanon, PA, USA – Promoter: Denny Habecker
International Events Sanctioned for 2014:World Championships – first weekend October - Boston, Mass. USA – Promoter – Frank Ciavattone.
Gold Cup: Either…Steve Gardner in Burton, England or George Dick in Glasgow, Scotland (yet to be decided)
There had been no items of business put to the Technical Committee, so nothing further to discuss!
It was agreed that one minutes silence would be held before the start of the 2012 World Championships in memory of John Vernacchio!
Al Myers gave a short talk about the arrangements for the World Championships during the coming weekend
There being no further business, meeting closed at 8.30pm