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nancyboy
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« on: October 03, 2011, 07:47:03 AM »

Its seems funny that the same National Board that doesnt even follow their own rules by handing out membership terminations without a hearing that we are entilted to can send out a bull**** letter such as this.


 

October 1, 2011

 
Members of Central Indiana QMA
C/o Mr. Jason Thomas
5749 North Vinton Hills Drive
Fairland, IN 46126


Dear CIQMA Members,
        I am writing this letter to reassure you, the members of CIQMA, that you and your club remains under the sanctioning body of Quarter Midgets of America until you, the members decide differently. The decision of your former board members to change your sanctioning body was done without the input or the vote of you, the membership.  The outcome of which sanctioning body you chose should be your choice. With that in mind, Quarter Midgets of America has retained legal council to insure that you will have a choice on your destiny. Upon investigation of the actions that have transpired over the past few weeks it is overly apparent that the club’s best interest was not paramount. It is unfortunate for all that a simple membership vote per the clubs by-laws, which could be done at a regular membership meeting, could have solved these issues.
The facts simply are as follows:
The racing charter contract with Quarter Midgets of America is still in effect until 12/31/2011.

The members from the board of directors that attempted to use their position to directly break the code of conduct of QMA have been removed as members of Quarter Midgets of America. Their actions have been deemed detrimental to the organization and club, thus their membership has been revoked.  In addition, please read your QMA membership contract, page two specifically.

The president, Jason Thomas, will call a membership meeting and elect Board of Director members as required by your by-laws.

If the membership desires a vote of intent to change the sanctioning body for CIQMA for the 2012 racing season they can decide for themselves per the bylaws.
 Additionally, I would like to clear up some misconceptions. The bank account that CIQMA has is the club’s money.  I want to point out that the money in that account was generated by QMA members under the sanctioning body of QMA. Your alumni base is strong in CIQMA, so don’t hesitate to ask their opinion on these matters, as they helped raise this money for your QMA club.  Another misconception is that QMA just goes around removing members as they please. Under the sanctioning body of Quarter Midgets of America there are actions expected of the National, Regional, and Local officers to uphold the rules and regulations of the corporation. When the officers use their influence to avert from the vision of the corporation, they fall under the scrutiny of the organization’s code of conduct. QMA has had many clubs change sanctioning bodies without any of their members having membership revoked. You must ask yourself as members, what was the urgency of this decision mid season? I would like you to ask any of the other sanctioning bodies exactly how many tracks they have built from the bottom up? Your track at CIQMA was built by members following the same mission statement that has been in effect for the past 50 years. Families that believed in QMA, joined QMA, raced and worked to improve QMA, QMA members whose hard work and dedication raised money and made improvements for the future of QMA. Members who wish to fall under a different sanctioning body should ask that sanctioning body to build them a new track and build their own future there, don’t you think?

In conclusion, the Quarter Midgets of America’s mission statement has been and will continue to be “. . . to create and maintain a clean, safe, healthy sport, which may be enjoyed by all family members in a close relationship with good sportsmanship toward all.” Quarter Midget racing is the only type of racing we promote. For fifty years, all officers from the national level down to the local level have dedicated themselves to do what is best for our children and to teach them true sportsmanship. We do not promote any other form of racing. Our belief is to give all members the choice if they wish to pursue whatever different form of racing when they decide to graduate or retire from QMA. If your family decides that they will not pursue any other racing ventures it is our hope that the lessons in sportsmanship, leadership, and family bonding will help them in whatever endeavor they choose.

        I am hopeful the members of the CIQMA club that have gotten caught up in this are not punished anymore-they just want their kids to race. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me (215) 801-3771.

Respectfully,

Richard Tisone

Richard Tisone
President, Quarter Midgets of America



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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 06:54:46 AM »

Mini Indy board followed its by laws.....Did qma when they changed the RCP and eliminated Jr. Honda as a class for 2012?  The answer would be no....
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 08:06:44 AM »

http://mini-indy.org/Site/documents/ciqma_bylaws_09.pdf
Not seeing where QMA has any say in this matter.
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Kris Walker
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 12:51:11 PM »

you would think QMA owns the track by reading mr Tisones letter
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clouse55
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 02:47:18 PM »

 Thats the problem..........They think they do!!!  Been shown over and over again. 


My question is:  Why wasnt Ziggy, Tisone and Toby kicked out for life for visiting the USAC offices last winter?HuhHuh   LMAO!! 
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 04:48:24 PM »

Why didn't QMA act like this when Lansing went USAC?
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 08:38:04 AM »

Rich Tisone is clueless !!!   Many of us have watched over the past several years as he destroys QMA. Ziggy and the entire board should change the way they do business and maybe QMA can survive?

His letter in this post is nothing but smoke and mirrors.  What a shame.
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Eric Rankine
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 09:11:32 PM »

Clueless???
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 11:18:16 PM »

Pronunciation
(UK) IPA: /kluː.ləs/
Rhymes: -uːləs
Adjective
clueless (comparative more clueless, superlative most clueless)
Lacking knowledge or understanding; uninformed.
Synonyms :naive :ignorant
Antonyms :clueful :informed
Translations
lacking knowledge or understanding
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2011, 09:47:21 AM »

ok so let me get this straight by canceling the rest of the races for this year is putting the kids first and how does qma have any say over a track they don't own and property they don't own
but this is how qma wants the board to react
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« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2011, 10:32:53 AM »

I think you would find all you need to know in the club bank statements. Notice the clubs that tend to stay local and have no large events have gotten no grief, or notice even, when thy switch while clubs that tend to host large events and generate funds for their club get a full press from QMA. Maybe I'm just being cynical.
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« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2011, 11:41:37 AM »

Okay. - let's look at this
QMA BOD can make changes in anyway they see fit and with NO membership input at all.

The Mini Indy BOD does the same thing and the are told they can't do that?

Really???

Rich, Ziggy and the board use the EXCUSE that they are making choices that are for the good of QMA.

So why can't the Mini Indy BOD do the same thing and follow the examples that the QMA BOD does everyday Huh
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Eric Rankine
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« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 01:10:06 PM »

The fact remains that QMA is STILL only a sanctioning body. They do not own or have any authority over individual clubs. QMA keeps asking how many clubs has USAC built from the ground up. The relevant response to that is that only the clubs have built their tracks. QMA did not do it. QMA was for many years the only choice for organized QM racers so yes, many tracks/clubs were formed under their banner, but that does not mean that QMA owns them. Now there are more sanctioning body choices and QMA plans to BULLY those that want to leave the QMA membership/sanctioning body.
QMA has and will continue to use these tactics when they feel it benefits them. The important thing for everyone to remember is that neither QMA or USAC has the ability to control a QM club. All clubs are individual entities within their individual states. The club boards are elected to run those clubs in the best interest of the club, not the best interest of individuals in those clubs or even the sanctioning body.
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« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 01:18:24 PM »

Good point Eric. The one big difference is we do have input from membership in the form of 30+ unsolicted votes for USAC that are time and date stamped. They want everyone to think that we are just pushing this on everyone for our own benefit and that is simply not the case. The decision to suspend all activities at the track was actually made by the fairgrounds. we were all prepared to race on 10-1 and 10-2 but found that all of the locks had been changed and all of the USAC stuff had been destroyed. the race format had been taken out of the moscore program the week before. we felt like if we showed up to attempt to race that weekend we would have been faced with a showdown and a potentially ugly situation. rather than subject the kids to that we agreed that suspending racing would be the best for all until this thing is resolved

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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2011, 03:21:36 PM »

The choice to not race was a good one. I agree QMA has no right to bully any club that wants to switch to USAC. I just don't understand why there was no vote if you had the votes. You could have still taken your board vote based on the vote of the membership. Wouldn't this all be over if it was done differently? It seems as though the other side just wants a vote. My son and I just want to race!
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