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SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

  • The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President Sundheimer .

  • President Sundheimer then recognized treasurer Martin DeRoy who presented the August report to the members there present .There being no objections the financial report was entered into the record as presented by the Treasurer.

  • President Sundheimer then asked if anyone wished to offer comment or corrections to the minutes of the last meeting. There being no comment the minutes were accepted as presented.

  • President Sundheimer then recognized a non member guest in the person of Jan Veltri (daughter in law to Vince) Vince Veltri then stepped forward to present Solo Certificates to two of his young students , Jack Curcio and Matt Hallisey . Vince presented the certificates and proudly declared the they were both very quick learners and fine young gentlemen in the bargain.

  • The President then recognized Dick Bobb who made a concerned request ,that because of the soft ground conditions , everyone should be extra careful to try to avoid driving on any grass because o f the ruts it will create.

  • President Sundheimer then called on Vince Veltri who brought up the problems arising from the flying of FPV's on our field . Vince pointed out the need for club to set some guidelines regarding this "other sport". After an in depth discussion Al Jensen suggested that the club declare a moratorium on all FPV flying until the FAA comes up with a final ruling regarding their use. The motion was made and seconded and the vote of the membership was unanimous that FPV's will be disallowed pending an FAA ruling.

  • The next item on the nights agenda was a report by Roger Niolet regarding the upcoming Golden Age Fly In . As CD of the event he reported that in his opinion uncertainty about the road repair , the weather, and a conflicting event , makes the effort to put the event on, a low return situation for the time and money invested by the club . As a result of Roger's report a motion was made and seconded to scratch the event for this year . The membership vote upheld the motion and the event is cancelled.

  • The show and tell portion of the meeting featured Don Janssen and some of the new components which will grace his Fokker D V11 now in the works . Besides a really beautiful laminated prop size, 34/20, he showed the membership his new G62 with triple belted reduction shaft which will turn the big prop.

  • After two impressive films brought in by Dave Hasler the evenings drawing for a $50 gift certificate was won by Martin DeRoy.

  • There being no further business President Sundheimer adjourned the meeting at 8:10pm

Mike Cameron



  • President Sundheimer called the members to order at 7:00 pm.

  • Treasurer Martin DeRoy presented the July financial report which was accepted into the record by approval of those present .

  • Safety:

    • A recent incident was discussed wherein a model went out of control and landed dangerously close to members standing in the eastern pit area. Fortunately one of the Board members witnessed the occurrence and his testimony led the Board to decide that the that no action need be taken against the pilot involved. During this discussion some interesting ideas were tendered regarding what steps could be taken to further enhance overall flight safety. One idea that seemed to appeal to the Board was to require members to undergo formal "check rides " in much the same way that the FAA requires bi-annual flight reviews.

  • Maintenance:

    • Dick Bobb announced that the member who, for an number of years, has been removing the clubs trash to the dumpster at the bottom of the hill has given notice that he will no longer be able to perform this service for the club. At this point no board member has any plan to remedy this problem, and anybody who wants to volunteer either his own time or any idea regarding this problem is hereby invited to step forward.

  • The President then brought up the subject of Roger Niolet's appeal to help out the member from Hernando County RC club who was so badly injured by an RC model. The Board decided unanimously to send a contribution in the name of Sarasota RC to the fund raising money modify his house to ADA specs.

  • President Sundheimer at this time brought up yet another discussion about the club newsletter. This discussion was, however, the shortest one to date since it became apparent to all present that because of the new website a newsletter would be redundant and that the opinion was shared by most of the membership. The Board therefore decided that the newsletter will not again be published henceforth.

  • There being no further business President Sundheimer adjourned the meeting at 8:05 pm.

Mike Cameron

sarasota rc squadron