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Election of BPA Council 2014

22 November 2013

Election of BPA Council 2014

26 nominations have been received for 15 elected seats on BPA Council 2014. An independently-administered election will therefore be held. Update on the start of the election:  ERS advise us that election packs are set to be despatched on Monday 2 December. Full (voting) members will receive a ballot pack by post - but please be patient as issue of the ballot pack may coincide with large volumes of Christmas post. Voting will be online or by post.  For more, including a list of candidates, election end date and results date, please click on the 'more' box below... 

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Voting closes at noon on Monday 20 January 2014. The result, as received from the independent election administrators Electoral Reform Services (ERS), will be posted on the BPA website on Tuesday 21 January.

The candidates are: Paul Applegate, Paul Aubrey-Rees, Karen Bain, Adrian Bond, Jack Bradford, Kieran Brady, Alex Busby-Hicks, Brian Cumming, Brian Dyas, Jackie Harper, Jonathan ‘Lord’ Woof Irving, Jason Kelleher, Mike Lehan, Ian Marshall, Pete McLaughlin, Paul Moore, John ‘Geordie’ Page, Craig Poxon, Ian Rosenvinge, Mark Skarratts, Jason Snailham, Martin Soulsby, James Swallow, Brian Vacher, Steven Watkin, Thea Westley. Thank you to all the candidates for standing.

What you said about Skydive the Mag

15 November 2013

What you said about Skydive the Mag

BPA's Skydive the Mag asked for your views - and we were delighted with the results! Fantastic feedback shows that Skydive the Mag has its finger on the pulse of British skydiving, and the Mag team and the Communications Committee would like to say thank you to everyone who took part and let us know just what they think. Summary of Skydive the Mag survey

Nominations invited for the BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year Award 2013

7 November 2013

Nominations invited for the BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year Award 2013

Nominations are invited for the BPA Taz Causer Experienced Skydiver of the Year Award for a UK-based skydiver whose achievements during the calendar year deserve special recognition. Please e-mail your nomination to the BPA Office giving the name of your nominee with reasons (250 words maximum). Please hurry - the closing date is Wednesday 20 November 2013. Council will consider the nominations at its December meeting and the trophy will be presented on AGM Day, Saturday 25 January 2014.

BPA Archive website launched

2 November 2013

BPA Archive website launched

Wallow in the past and bathe in nostalgia with the new BPA Archive website. BPA Council and Development Committee's most grateful thanks go to BPA Archivists, Andrew Hilton and Graham Spicer, for so painstakingly collecting, collating and codifying this definitive record of the history of our sport in the UK. It's been a huge volume of work for them both: their passion for the sport shines through in such a magnificent achievement. Andrew and Graham would love to hear from members who can add to the Archive, or offer skills to help out with the Archive Project - contact them via the Archive website.

Updated 17 May 2012

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