Letter from the President Update
Well, it has been a busy summer. Our transition to a new leadership team is now complete and I believe we have a number of improvements already in place and more coming. There is a section on the website to add your email. You will be informed of record updates, upcoming meets and other announcements. We will not fill your inbox with spam or distribute the email list. This is a great way to stay abreast of happenings in the ADFPF. Please go to the upcoming events page and add your name at the bottom of the page: http://adfpf.net/meet-calendar/
I would like to inform all lifters interested in competing in the WDFPF World Full Power Championships that the team applications are available on the upcoming events section of the website. The applications must be completed and submitted by the end of August. Due to some issues between the IDFPA (Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Association) and the WDFPF the Full Power Championships have been moved from Ireland to Italy on the same date. Detailed information will be posted on the upcoming event section on the website as soon as it is available.
The 2017 Single Event Nationals will be held in Macomb, IL. The last time Macomb hosted the meet was very well run and held in an outstanding venue at Western Illinois University. I strongly recommend marking this meet on your calendar. We are still accepting bids for the National meet next year so if you have any interest in hosting the meet, please contact me. In 2017, the WDFPF World Championships will be held in Boston, MA. As always this will be a very large meet and you must qualify. In addition to qualifying, there is a limit to how many lifters can be entered in each class/division. The easiest way to insure your spot is held is to qualify at the National Championship. Preference will be given to place winners at the Full Power Nationals.
We are also going to be posting more articles about nutrition, training, and various opinions. If you have something to say, please feel free to submit an article. We do reserve the right to edit the article and/or refuse any article but we do want to hear from the lifters. Additionally, you will see a lifter profile section become active. If there are any specific lifter interviews you would like to see then let us know and we will contact that lifter.
We hope to hear from you and see you on the platform soon.
The ADFPF has undergone some important changes on the executive board, and I’m happy to introduce you to our new volunteers and to recognize those that have done a terrific job serving ADFPF in the past. First, thanks to Tim Piper, who has generously served as ADFPF treasurer. Tim has been an invaluable resource for our organization, and we will miss him. We are extremely fortunate to have Michael Chase assume the duties of treasurer. Thank you Michael for taking on this important role! Also stepping down from his role as member of the ADFPF board is John Jachim, who also served in the past as our drug control officer. John did a good job implementing the necessary steps to allow our National meets to set World (WDFPF) records. Thank you John for your service! Replacing John is Shelly Frazier. Shelly has been involved with the ADFPF for several years and was nominated as a board member last year. Shelly’s background as a doctor will be extremely helpful in our drug testing protocols. Finally, Bill Sias has stepped in to help with our website and other technical issues, which will help us be more efficient with things like membership cards and record keeping. I’m optimistic that these changes can help us grow our organization and serve our membership more effectively.
ADFPF is a volunteer organization, and it can be difficult to find people with the time and talent for the many essential tasks. Often times, these tasks become overwhelming and we tend to “burnout” our volunteers. However, without people who are willing to give of themselves selflessly, the ADFPF would not exist. Please keep this in mind as you interact with our staff and also with meet directors. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer (even with simple tasks at meets), please contact one of our board members.
American Drug Free Powerlifting Federation Mission Statement
The ADFPF is a non-profit organization formed to provide all amateur athletes with legitimate drug-tested powerlifting, Strongman/women and Highland Games competitions through local, state, regional and national championships, while encouraging the growth of international amateur drug-free competition. To insure that the ADFPF as well as all ADFPF competitions are governed with integrity and by the highest standards of meet structure, officiating and organizational administration.