UKAPU statement regarding committee positions
Following on from recent events and our AGM back in December there have been a number of
developments that we need to bring to the memberships attention. The ﬁrst one is that as of the
end of February, Phil Bucknall will be stepping down as chairman due to increasing work
commitments in the real world! Whilst this is obviously signiﬁcant it does not mean that UKAPU is
no more BUT it means that we as a committee need more members to step up, grab the horse by
the reigns and steer it onward and upwards.
This is a battle cry in effect to mobilize the hundreds of members we have to see if any of you are
willing to step up and shoulder the responsibility of chairing the association. Perhaps if you don’t
fancy that role you could ﬁll any of the other positions.
I make no bones about it. Sometimes it is bloody hard, thankless work but we believe that UKPAU
has made a difference and continue to so so if people are willing to get involved.
Without member involvement then quite frankly UKAPU will have no choice but to shut it’s doors as
what would be the point? A membership that doesn’t want to form a committee is worse than no
association. So I urge you. If you are driven, passionate about our wonderful hobby and a member
with no commercial ties to the Airsoft industry then maybe you could be responsible for helping
UKAPU grow over the next few years and take it to exciting new places.
Please think long and hard. If you want to this; please be sure. Feel free to discuss it with us via
email or phone (number on request) to settle any doubts and to answer any questions.
This is YOUR association. Make it what YOU want of it and see it succeed and grow.
Out going Chairman