Karters may not be aware what is going on behind the scenes in the corridors of the AKA this week, and probably not aware either of the fact that the new AKA Vice President Mr. Ian Mooney from South Australia has decided to impose some sort of sanction on this web site, so I presume that all South Australian karters are forbidden by Mr. Mooney to view the content of this site - so if you are a karter from South Australia then sorry boys and girls, POQ, and don't read the important stuff written here which concerns what is in your wallet...............!
News this week centers around the CAMS delegation of karting
to the AKA - You have to understand that CAMS do not run any motor sport activities and
that includes karting - they are just controllers, like in Thomas the Tank books - they
(CAMS) are a group in Australia who are represented on the FIA along with about another
100 or so countries. CAMS have an obligation to the FIA to conduct the CIK Classes of
competition in this country. CAMS do not have any people to do this, or the expertise to
do it, so they offer what is called " delegation of karting" to the AKA - - why
,you ask ??!- well it's simple, AKA have the people who could organise CIK karting
(but we o haven't been too clever at it either in the last 2 years) However , having the
CIK Series events gets CAMS off the hook with the FIA and all is rosy for CAMS , we do the
work - they get a pat on the back from the FIA, and it costs the AKA a bucket load of
ordinary karters funds to do it. -
What you may not know, is that in order for AKA to satisfy the CAMS requirement to the
FIA, the AKA entered a contract with CAMS (signed by the previous President - unbeknown
and without approval of the members or the NKC and surfaced only recently) and this
document extends agreement over several years for AKA to have the "CAMS karting
delegation ". Then CAMS have also stated that they terminated it and gave that
delegation duty to KAL ! What gives ??
Now imagine if you owned a kart and lent it to your mate to race and you also had to pay him $28,000 for him to use it ! and you have to clean it and service it ..good deal is it ??? that's what the NKC allow the AKA to do !!.thats what the previous AKA President did for his buddies at CAMS...- or you own your own business, and you employ someone to work for you who does nothing, does not even turn up at work, and you pay him $28,000 a year and $35K the next and $40K the next and so on for 5 years.... that's what the AKA have done - believe it or not - that's what the people who run the AKA are allowing to happen. Clever AKA aren't they ! these people are a majority of those state elected NKC representatives.... some things never change !!!
This week one NKC delegate has been requesting at least 3 others to agree to a meeting to sort this delegation fiasco out (AKA Constitution requires 4 delegates to agree to call a meeting) - press reports from CAMS issued recently said that AKA delegation has been removed - but now there is a signed contract ( the NKC have in good faith accepted the invalid adoption of a copntract ???????) and your money was paid in September to CAMS, and the contract is for many years !! - and that contract needs attention before the 31st December otherwise the AKA will be committed to many years of payments to CAMS including CPI and other charges that will result in AKA paying in excess of some $400.000.00 (Four hundred Thousand) of your money to an organisation that does nothing but tell us to do their work in order to satisfy their requirement to the FIA. But the NKC delegates don't wnat to call a meeting to discuss it ...??? you have to ask why ????
You have to ask why your State is not insisting that this be attended to immediately -
with urgency ??? It's a no brainier to call a meeting to discuss issues ,any issue,
but when we have representatives on the AKA who don't understand simple things how can we
expect them to understand anything - and if they were responsible for the payments
themselves I would bet they would be calling a meeting in five minutes.... !
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