Bi-Annual Rule Review Process
Unlimited All-Stars rules have been and are being implemented across
the country at a steady pace. There is a good reason for that. They
make sense and they are the result of the input of knowledgeable and
dedicated racers over a long period of time. To maintain those rules,
a bi-annual system of reviewing them by the that they affect and a
vote ny those who have committed themselves to carry them out has
been put into effect. That procedure is as follows:
In June of odd number
calender years, an e-mail message will be sent to all Unlimited
All-Stars members reminding them to read the rules thoroughly and to
make their proposals for changes that they believe are necessary and be
an improvement to the rules. Only proposals from UAS members will be
included in the rules ballot and the proposal must be presented in
writing or via e-mail to the National Office by June 30 of the
accepting year (odd years). For a proposal to be considered, it must
include the following;
State the rule exactly as
it is presently written.
Re-write the rule exactly
as you propose that it should be written.
Write the reason for making
If the proposal is for a
rule that does not exist, state the new rule exactly as it should be
written and the purpose for it.
Members making rule
proposals should carefully consider the proposals that they make.
Proposals that are made for selfish reasons, that are out of spite or
undermine the original spirit or intent of the Unlimited All-Stars will
not be accepted. Please try to think through any possible unintended
consequences that may result from the proposed rule change if it
In July, of the accepting
year, the National Office will compile the rule proposals and post them
to a variety of Internet discussion forums and e-mail them to the
membership. Members are encouraged to thoughtfully scrutinize the
proposals and make constructive criticism or support, and the reasons
for each. The discussion should be civilized and business-like and stay
focused on the subject matter of the proposal.
In early August a rules
ballot will be assembled and distributed to the voting Region
Administrators. Any Administrator that has had actual experience at
overseeing a region and is presently serving in that capacity will be
eligible to vote. In the event that the UAS Executive Director is not
acting as a Regional Administrator, he will maintain a vote as well.
The vote will occur in Mid-August, of the voting year. The results will
be determined by a simple majority vote. If there is a tie vote, the
original rule will be maintained.
Rule proposals will only be
accepted during the odd numbered years and become effective at the
beginning of the following year. This policy will allow a period of
time to discover and correct any discrepancies that may have been
overlooked during the rules review. Corrections and rewording that does
not change the meaning of any rule or policy will be allowed in
preparation of the following years rule set.