General

Commissioner Vacancies at Motorcycling Australia

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Applications are now being sought from suitably qualified persons to fill vacant positions on some of Motorcycling Australia‰Ûªs National Commissions. Intended applicants should read chapter seven of the 2007 Manual of Motorcycle Sport (See Below) for a description of the role of Commissioners ‰ÛÒ appointments of which are for a three year period. There are currently positions available on each of the following Commissions:
Classic Motocross
Dirt Track
Enduro
Historic Road Race
Junior Sport & Development
Moto-Trials
Motocross / Supercross
Road Race
Speedway
Women‰Ûªs

Applications close on Friday, 29 February 2008, should be made in writing and can be sent to: Mr Ross Martin
Commissions & Committees Manager
Motorcycling Australia
PO Box 134
South Melbourne, 3205
03 9684 0504
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7 SPORTING COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES

7.1 Creation of Commissions

7.1.1.1 MA has a Commission structure comprising the following Commissions:
a) Road Racing ,
b) Motocross & Supercross,
c) Speedway,
d) Enduro,
e) Moto-Trials,
f) Junior Development,
g) Historic Road Racing,
h) Classic MX & Dirt Track,
i) Dirt Track & Track .

7.1.1.2 MA has the following Standing Committees:
a) Judicial,
b) Safety.

7.1.1.3 MA has the following Special Subcommittees:
a) Coaching,
b) Officials Training,
c) Rules.

7.2 structure of the commissions

7.2.1.1 Membership of Commissions will be a maximum of 3 persons, unless otherwise approved by the MA Board.

7.2.1.2 Vacancies must be advertised in the Motorcycle Press and through SCBs. Applications to close on the last working day in February of each year.

7.2.1.3 Appointments will be made by the Board.

7.2.1.4 Appointments will be for 3 years with 1 person due for election each year.

7.2.1.5 Casual Vacancies to be appointed by the Board for the unexpired term of the retiree‰Ûªs appointment.

7.2.1.6 Appointments to be based on the ability to contribute.

7.2.1.7 The Board will appoint the Chairman of each Commission.

7.2.1.8 The Board has the right to dismiss all or any members of a Commission if performance is unsatisfactory.

7.2.1.9 Positions on Commissions are honorary. Approved travel, accommodation and out of pocket expenses will be met by MA.

7.3 structure of the standing committees and special sub- committees

7.3.1.1 Members of the standing Committees and special Sub-Committees shall be appointed by the Board and the membership shall be reviewed annually at the MA Annual General Meeting.

7.3.1.2 The structure should generally consist of 3 persons.

7.3.1.3 Applications for Committee positions will be directed to the Board.

7.3.1.4 Members will generally be selected because of their expertise and may be members of the Board.

7.3.1.5 Positions on the standing committees and special Sub-committees are honorary. Approved travel, accommodation and out of pocket expenses will be met by MA.

7.3.1.6 Casual Vacancies to be appointed by the Board for the unexpired term of the retiree‰Ûªs appointment.

7.3.1.7 The Board will appoint Committee chairman.

7.3.1.8 The Board has the right to dismiss all or any members of a Committee if performance is unsatisfactory.

7.4 objectives of the commissions

7.4.1.1 To assist in the achievement of the objectives of MA.

7.4.1.2 To encourage growth, development, participation and safety in motorcycle sport throughout Australia.

7.4.1.3 To provide an environment for the orderly and structured consideration and decision making on the specialised aspects of motorcycle sport.

7.4.1.4 To enhance the promotion of motorcycling as a sport.

7.4.1.5 To enhance the status of National Championship competitions.

7.4.1.6 To assist riders selected in teams

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competing in International competition to achieve International rankings.

7.4.1.7 To assist individual competitors, clubs, Promoters, SCBs, and other interested parties wherever possible in their specialty of the sport.

7.5 commission terms of reference

7.5.1.1 Commissions may consider: a) Sport specific items only, that is, those that do not affect other disciplines,
b) Budget,
c) Technical,
d) National Team Selection,
e) International Programs,
f) Other Development.

7.5.2 Responsibilities of the Commissions

7.5.2.1 To be responsible to the Board and to act in the best interests of MA and the Sport.

7.5.2.2 To keep minutes of all Commission meetings.

7.5.2.3 To prepare and propose Rules and/or rule amendments.

7.5.2.4 To assist and advise other Commissions and Committees.

7.5.2.5 To initiate appropriate strategies to ensure the development of the particular discipline of the sport.

7.5.2.6 Where these strategies involve policy change, the matter must be referred to the Board

7.5.2.7 To foster the conduct of National Championships and International competition.

7.5.2.8 To provide a report in writing to the Board annually.

7.5.2.9 To report as required to the Board.

7.5.2.10 To prepare and maintain a discipline specific strategic plan.

7.5.2.11 To advise the Board on matters of policy relevant to commission discipline.

7.5.3 Meetings of the Commissions

7.5.3.1 All meetings and communication between Commission members shall be held on an ‰ÛÏas needed‰Û

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