Tomorrow at the end of Divisionals there will be voting on amendments to the bylaws of the NC Division.
One of the things to be voted on will be an amendment to exclude fencing clubs that are not USA Fencing members from being listed on the NC Division web site. There is a provision for college clubs, but I do not consider it to be understanding of most of the college clubs in the state. The NC Division will spring for the 40 dollars needed for a basic uninsured membership for these clubs, if they hold a tournament. However, it does not take into account the club would need 10 USA memberships. 10 college kids in a club coming up with 60 bucks is a lot to ask when they are struggling just to have basic equipment. Ever been to ASU; Wake; UNC Asheville; UNCG clubs? Or what about a unique program like NCFDP? Great program and has been good for fencers all over the state, but is it a college club? Besides college clubs, recreational clubs would not be listed either. This doesn’t sound like it promotes fencing in the state to me.