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AAU Baton Twirler Performed at the AAU Convention Banquet

DSC_1050On Friday, October 29th, Diane George the AAU Baton Twirling Vice Chair introduced our opening performer for the evening.  Joel Claudio performed at the Caribe Hilton for the attendees at 122nd AAU Convention.

The AAU Convention took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Caribe Hilton from October 25th through October 29th.

Joel Claudio, age 19, from Vega Alta, Puerto Rico is the feature twirler of the University of Puerto Rico and isDSC_1053the National Men’s Champion of Puerto Rico.  He also won the 2010 AAU Joel Ferrell Award at the 2010 AAU Junior Olympic Games this summer in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


AAU Aquatics

The Aquatics program really made a splash at this year’s AAU Convention held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  At the 122nd AAU National Convention, the festivities and fun kept a lively bunch of volunteers, staff, and guests of the AAU entertained and informed.

To start off the excitement for Aquatics, Lewis Fellinger was nominated for Aquatics National Chair.  We received feedback during the Aquatics sport meeting on how to improve swimming at the AAU Junior Olympic Games and we expect even more swimmers at next year’s AAU Junior Olympic Games.

New in attendance at Convention was Luke Bagnashi, the diving meet director for the past two years, was recognized as the Diving Volunteer of the Year during the Aquatics sport meeting.  Luke was also invited to participate in the newly introduced Future Leaders program.  He is currently District Sports Director in Georgia and we are excited to see his progression continue in the sport of Diving.

Also during the Aquatics sport meeting, Mike Killpack was awarded Swimming Volunteer of the year.  Mike is currently a member of the Aquatics National Executive Committee and continues help grow the swimming program.  Overall, it was a very exciting and productive Convention for Aquatics.


AAU Trampoline & Tumbling

The Trampoline and Tumbling program really held a successful meeting at this year’s AAU Convention held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  At the 122nd AAU National Convention, the festivities and fun kept a lively bunch of volunteers, staff, and guests of the AAU entertained and informed.

To start off the excitement for Trampoline and Tumbling, John Truelove from Indiana, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year.  Congratulations to John and we thank you for all of your hard work and dedication.

Patti Lingenfelter was nominated for Trampoline and Tumbling National Chair.  The TnT program looks forward to more success under Patti’s leadership.

The program is preparing for a great season, starting off with the AAU Team Trials in February and looking to round out the season with the AAU Junior Olympic Games.  Get ready for New Orleans for the games!


Puerto Rico – a Smashing Success!

Recap Story
> Award Recipient Listing
> Sport Award Photos 1
> Sport Award Photos 2
> Board of Directors Photos
> Congress Photos

Dear Convention Attendee:

Future Leader Program
I sincerely hope that you had the opportunity to introduce yourself to a Future Leader. While it is too early to measure our results of the Future Leader Program, the core objective was indeed met. These 91 attendees hold, for the future of the AAU of the U.S. Inc, valuable resources that, when tapped into, will have an immeasurable success. All of us should look forward to working with these leaders in the future.

Tuesday Freebie Carnival
Tuesday Freebie Carnival was a great success and many volunteers stated, “This was the most fun I have had at convention, ever!” We had the opportunity meet new friends, to visit with old friends and talk. The food was superb, drinks cold and enough laughter was heard to carry us to Hawaii. We are already developing plans for another such event, so plan on attending!

Guest Speakers
Our guest speakers were exceptional: Judge Glenda Hatchett spoke and signed books, Len Elmore laid out his vision for iHoops, and Bob Kanaby challenged our leadership for the future.

Hotel Policy
There were a few attendees who were not aware of our Hotel Policy, while the 123rd National Convention is 2 years away, please remember if you do not stay in the host hotel there is a registration penalty for staying in a different hotel. Policy # III. H was passed by AAU Congress in 2008.

Next Convention
Our work for the 2011 and 2012 years begins now, let’s continue the phenomenal growth! See you in Hawaii for the 2012 AAU Convention at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the island of Hawaii.





Future AAU Leaders Program at the 2010 Convention!

**Registration Deadline Extended to 8/15/10**

October 25th – October 29th, 2010
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Become part of the Future Leaders Program!

The AAU of the United States Inc is making a concerted effort to discover and develop its next generation of leadership during our bi-annual 2010 convention. The AAU has been directed by volunteers for 122 years. Come be a part of shaping the AAU’s leadership team in the next decade by registering for the 2010 Future Leaders Program.

What is the AAU Convention?
The AAU Convention is the bi-annual meeting of the leadership of the AAU at all levels. Every two years, leaders convene to conduct the business of the AAU organization. Our constitution and by-laws give representation to all entities (similar to the U.S. government set-up).

Future Leader Program Highlights scheduled for 2010 Convention:

  • Future Leaders Workshop Dinner
  • Tuesday Freebie Carnival – inaugural fun-in-the-sun day featuring food, drink & prizes
  • National Congress – the ultimate governing body of AAU
  • National Sport Committee Meetings – where rules and procedures are established
  • Administrative Committee Meetings – such as Legislation Committee & Sullivan Award
  • Compliance/Town-Hall Workshop – focusing the leadership on the future
  • Welcome Reception – featuring one-on-one sessions with exhibitors
  • Coaches Training & Seminars
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Educational Workshops
  • Closing Banquet – where Presidential Leadership awards are given and Hall of Fame members are inducted.

Interested in learning more about how you can become part of the AAU’s leadership legacy?
Click here for complete overview, eligibility requirements and how to register.