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SRQ Membership Meeting Minutes

May 26, 2014

  • The meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by President Sundheimer.

  • Mike Winter led the attendees in our Pledge of Allegiance. There were 19 members present and no guests or new member introductions.

  • Ali Haas, a relatively new member, was introduced and later conducted the raffle ticket sales.

  • The Secretary’s minutes of the April meeting were accepted as published.

  • In Treasurer DeRoy’s absence the April financials were reviewed by our President. There being no questions or corrections the report was accepted as originally presented by the Treasurer to the board.

  • Our membership chairman and acting training director, Al Jensen, advised that our membership remains constant at 262 . He further advised that all those members who have sought training have been assigned trainers. There was a restatement by the chair that we are in dire need of a permanent training director as Al Jensen has assumed dual roles for several months.

  • Old Business:

    • Martin DeRoy is undertaking a review as how to best revive our newsletter with respect to a general editor, contributors and alternate formats.

    • Paul Jantzen and Alden Fonesca have volunteered to conduct the orientation and training for those members wishing to operate our newly acquired recreational rescue vehicle.

  • New Business:

    • After 14 years of exemplary service and thorough commitment to SRQ/RC, Mike Winter is passing the reins he has so admirably held as our Website editor, keeper, monitor and advisor. He has kept us informed in real time and has earned the “free time”. On July 1, Keith Dennis will be our new Website Director and coordinator. Keith had kindly offered to streamline the site. When he learned of Mike’s planned retirement he unhesitatingly agreed to volunteer for the position. The Club’s gratitude is due each of them.

  • This month’s program was made available to us by member Jay Gerber who originally produced and directed the film for the AMA. It is focused on scale aircraft with lovely footage of early models. In short, it provided an excellent program.

  • The raffle prize was a Graupner motor assisted glider, currently under construction by the winner, Robert Lombardi.

  • There being no further business a motion to adjourn was received, seconded and carried.

  • The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 PM.

Respectfully Submitted
Michael Cameron
SRQ Secretary

George Jenkins brought a couple of planes for "Show and Tell".







The raffle was conducted by Dick Bobb (l), the winning ticket was
pulled by Kim Miller and Robert Lombardi was the winner.



SRQ Board Meeting Minutes

May 7th 2014

  • The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President Sundheimer; all members were present.

  • There being no objections the minutes from the April meeting were approved by the board

  • Martin DeRoy gave the treasurer's report which was accepted by the board, subject to clarification of an expenditure for an insurance premium which the treasurer will investigate

  • Vice President Hasler reported that the upcoming entertainment for the next membership meeting would be a presentation on the aircraft of Consolidated Valtee (Convair) by Mike Cameron. He also announced that the raffle prize for the next meeting would be a powered glider.

  • There being no safety issues to discuss President Sundheimer pressed on to the facilities report.

  • Dick Bobb reported that the new sign"Don't push on gate" which was recently added to the gate has, in fact, been pushed on by the wind and has thrown the gate out of adjustment. As always the situation will be solved by Mr. Bobb ASAP.

  • There being no old business Pres Sundheimer moved to new business.

  • The next business to be discussed by the board was a review of the arrangements for the upcoming club picnic. Vice Pres Hasler described the fun fly events to be held and reported that 17 people took part in last year's events. It has been decided that hot dogs will be provided and that each board member should encourage volunteers to step forward to help with this popular event. Alden Fonseca may give a noontime demo of his jet all conditions being favorable..

  • Next on the President's agenda was a discussion of the newly acquired ATV which has already retrieved several downed aircraft. The establishment of clear protocols for the use of this vehicle was discussed and tabled for further discussion .Ultimately these discussions will lead to a written formal plan defining clearly this vehicle best and safest use. Alden Fonseca has volunteered to act as unoffical crew chief and will be addressing matters mechanical on the vehicle .

  • Next on the President's agenda under new business was the continuing discussion as regards the club's newsletter, or lack thereof. Suggestions ranged from jobbing out the publication to a professional company that specializes in this type of publication; to not doing a newsletter and revamping the club's website. The redundancy of having a newsletter plus a website was once again pointed out and that that redundancy was unquestionably costly. Club Treasurer Martin Deroy volunteered to work up a preliminary new format to show to prospective publishers to determine what the cost of a farmed out newsletter might be .The subject was tabled until further discussion could continue based on that new information .

  • There being no further business to bring up President Sundheimer adjourned the meeting at 8:12pm

Mike Cameron,

sarasota rc squadron