BOD Meeting

New Bylaws, Competition Guidelines, and Policies Available

On April 27th, 2017 the Board of Directors and members met to approve the new Idaho LWC Bylaws and related documents.  All of these documents are now available on our web site to view and download.  

These documents outline the direction of the Idaho LWC and will guide the organization as it strives to serve the athletes and coaches in our jurisdiction.  The Competition Guidelines and Meet Directors Checklist are of particular importance to all barbell clubs within the LWC who will be or are already scheduled to host a sanctioned event.  These are all effective immediately upon adoption by the BOD.  

Our web site has undergone a small restructuring with all of the resources for members located in one area.  The links provided will guide you to referee certification, the USAW membership page, Safesport, and will be a one-stop shop for all your weightlifting needs.  

The BOD also held an executive session after the regular board meeting.  Meeting minutes are available under the Governance and Policy section on our "Who We Are" page.  Please like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram/Twitter to stay current with exciting Idaho LWC news as we begin preparation for the Idaho State Championships in October.  

Idaho LWC to Restructure By-Laws

As the growth of the Idaho Local Weightlifting Committee continues at a rapid pace we are quickly outgrowing the original By-Laws.  Items that are in need of updating and clarification include the role of the positions on the Board of Directors as well as the roles of members, clubs, and the creation of additional committees.

Other items include finances, best practices in servicing the membership, and the organization of competitions. Of course none of these items are achievable without participation from the members themselves.  2017 is a watershed year as elections are scheduled for October and without the membership seeking active roles in the leadership of our LWC none of the goals of the organization can be attained.

Here is your opportunity. If you would like to be involved in the rewriting of the By-Laws of the Idaho LWC please respond to idaholwc59@gmail.com

Like taxes you have until April 15th to be involved in this historic event and help write the first chapter of the new book for the Idaho LWC.

Thank you,

Michael Conroy

Chair of the Idaho LWC

Welcome to the New Idaho LWC

I am pleased to announce on March 6th the launch of the new website, social media platforms, and logo for the Idaho LWC.  Our new page, truly, provides one stop shopping for all your LWC needs and interests.  The purpose of the new web page is to keep all members informed as we work together to promote our sport and make being part of the Idaho LWC an enjoyable endeavor.

Website Highlights:

  • Online state records submission form

  • Calendar of weightlifting events and coaching courses

  • Our "Featured Athlete" page

  • "News from the LWC" will be a blog style page where contributions from the BOD will be shared as well as LWC relevant information

This web page will go a long way in meeting the needs of our ever growing community. Idaho Weightlifters have become a common presence at USA National Events and we are beginning to return to the international platform as representatives of Team USA.

Ways you can support your Idaho LWC as we launch our new brand:

  • Promote our website and new Facebook business page within your own social media accounts

  • Subscribe to our Instagram and Twitter feeds.  Use #idaholwc in your own posts so we can see what you're up to and how we can further promote you and your club

  • The website is in need of quality pictures of weightlifters from around the state.  If you have pictures please send them to us at idaholwc59@gmail.com

Our First BOD Meeting of 2017 is scheduled for March.  I will be at the Idaho Weightlifting Training Center, March 11 from noon to 2pm if you want to stop by and speak with me.  A report of those proceedings will be posted the following week so check in to see how your LWC moves forward to represent you and your interests.

Conroy