Wednesday, October 15, 2008

USHPA Regional Director Election

I just received an email from USHPA regarding election statements from Region 3 USHPA Director candidates (including myself) and I wanted to pass this on to everyone here.

The following statements are from that email:

= = = = Statement by David Jebb = = = =

Greetings to all my fellow region three pilots. It has been my pleasure to serve as your regional director for the past two terms and I look forward with your support to serve you and our membership for one more term. I have been involved in the sport of hang gliding and paragliding for the past twenty years and the flight director of the Torrey Pines Gliderport for the past twelve years. We are at a critical juncture in our organization's growth and development. As your regional director my focus for the coming term will be to:

Look for innovative ways to attract and maintain membership.
Seek out more effective ways to minimize accidents and injuries.
Consider ways to protect and develop current and future flying sites.

While considering your selection of a regional director look for that one person who is willing to bring communities together and not divide them. Look for a leadership based on principles and not finger licking to see which way the political winds are blowing. And finally someone whose love and dedication is based upon the preservation and future of sports aviation. I hope to serve you for one more term and thank you!

David Jebb, B.S., M.B.A.
Flight Director
Torrey Pines Gliderport
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
San Diego, CA 92037

= = = = Statement by Pete Michelmore = = = =

I would like to endorse Dave Jebb as Regional Director for Region 3 again this year.

Dave has done an outstanding job for the members of region 3 over the years and I feel is the best candidate for the job. I have known Dave for over 15 years now, and he is not only an exceptionally nice person, he is fair, and trustworthy. His character is as flawless as his friendship to his fellow pilots. Dave is truly a born leader and I'm proud to have him lead Region 3 as USHPA Director again this year.

Pete Michelmore
USHPA Master Tandem Instructor / Examiner Gravity Hawaii
44-116 Kauinohea Pl.
Kaneohe, HI. 96744
(808) 753-1027

I am asking the club members to support David Jebb for another year as USHPA's Region 3 Director because he has supported all of us over the years. Dave has traveled to Hawaii many times to teach us Instructor courses, Tandem courses, and was a great friend of Jimmy's. He has worked very hard all these years to help us with site issues, rating issues, and he's been very accommodating to us when we traveled to Torrey. I believe that Bob K. is NOT in favor of paragliding best interests. I ask that you cast your vote in favor of David Jebb as 2009 USHPA region 3 director for another term.



Gravity said...

I need to know when we get our next issues of USHPA magazine?

I contacted Mark Forbes (USHPA region 2 director) and he is in charge of mailings. He said that they may change the way they mail our magazines if we're getting them so late. Right now magazines are being sent 'Book Rate' (slow boat).

Please post when you get your magazine.

Alex said...

I got my magazine today (10/15/08), as did Rich - Jeff and Ray got theirs yesterday.

Brazilian Ray said...

David Jebb Rocks!! he is not only a safety minded person with great communication skills, he is one of the best instructors out there and shares a huge enthusiasm for the sport!
I vote for David Jebb.

Brazilian Ray