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6.28 Independent Meet Directors:
MPA Competitions may be sanctioned to be operated by Independent Meet Directors i.e. funded and managed by members of MPA Clubs.
In an independently sanctioned meet, the independent meet director takes charge of the advertising, recruitment, setup and execution of the meet. MPA will be there to supply its equipment and referees on meet day, and may act as support, referral and assistance when setting up, but aside from that, preparations are up to the independent director(s). Merchandise, sponsorships, donations, entry fees, admission fees, and exposure are some of the ways of which directors can profit.
Independent meet directors must still use MPA Competition Equipment; as such, the MPA charges a non-refundable, mandatory $200 Equipment Fee prior to retrieving equipment. A sanctioning fee of $100 + [$15 per entrant (effective Jan 01, 2020), $20 (effective Jan 01, 2021)] applies as well. Referees will be paid the corresponding fee per session as outlined by the MPA Referee Policy by the meet director(s) on the day of referee service. Refreshments must be served for volunteers and referees. Additional expenses may include trophies, paperwork, and miscellaneous items. Independent meet directors are to track financial registration information.
The MPA Sanctioning Application includes a questionnaire to be completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. All proposed items are subject to change and approval of the MPA Board of Directors prior to any event sanctioning, and meet directors will sign a contract with the MPA President completing the event sanctioning. Once a contest has been sanctioned,it may be added to the CPU/MPA Calendar. The meet directors will provide the MPA and its members with an Entry Form prior to opening registrations – the timing of which will declared at the discretion of the MPA Board of Directors.”