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June 24, 2015
  • President Jantzen called the meeting to order at 7:01 and recognized Mike Winter who led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • The President then welcomed as guests the family members of Nathaniel Klien who were in attendance to witness Nathaniel's solo certificate presentation. Al Jensen then rose to make the presentation to Nathaniel and commented that this student was part of the photo sent to the AMA depicting the a group including our youngest member and Norm Harris, our oldest member. Al mentioned that Nathaniel performed well for his check flight administered by Dave Speed.

  • The President's report began with the news that the new lease with the county has been signed. The new lease will be in effect for the next five years. President Jantzen went on to report that the county will no longer be mowing the field and that that job has been awarded to a private contractor . The lady doing this work has been briefed as to our normal procedures and time with regard to mowing, and will mow in the afternoon on Thursday. However members are reminded that if at any time the mower is operating on the field that flyers will be required to land.

  • Next Pres. Jantzen recognized Dave Speed and his hard working band of volunteers for the improvements that were made to the field while the road and parking lot were being completed.

  • A motion to approve last month's minutes as published was made and seconded and was passed without discussion.

  • Pres. Jantzen then recognized Treasurer Martin DeRoy who delivered the financial report for the month of May. The motion was made and seconded to accept the report as published and was passed without discussion.

  • Chairman reports:

    • There is currently one student in training. Club membership stands at 272 members.

  • David Speed was then recognized and rose to give and in depth report on the volunteers he headed up to make the numerous improvements to our field during the period of our new road construction. However before discussing the volunteers Mr. Speed gave a quick run down on what amounts to his final dealings with the contractors and the County. Based on his description it was obvious to the members present that our club has greatly benefited from from some very savvy oversight, which has not only saved the club money but has greatly improved our facility for the club both now and into the future. At this point Dave showed photos of himself and his volunteers at work and described exactly what was accomplished by this crew. It is definitely worth mentioning among the tasks addressed was the replacement some 2250 screws in both buildings, painting both bulding, caulking the roofs and much, much more. Dave then discussed the overall cost for these improvements and reported that after soliciting a few members (who wish to remain ammoniums) he was able to raise over $XXXX to help cover the cost of this project. Those individuals who provided the free labor for this project were as follows:

    • Ken Shockey, Martin DeRoy, Mike Cameron ,Adam Mohr, Bobby Silvia, Al Jensen, Dick Bobb, and especially Ali Haas.

  • Dave then reported that because of due diligence, that the overall project for the road and parking lot came in at $XXXX below the original estimate. The project was also completed on time.

  • President Jantzen then asked if there was any new business and it was announced that the date set for AIR FAIR would be July 11th and 12th.

  • The second item on the new business agenda was the continuing question of multi-rotor aircraft. President Jantzen reported that the board addressed the question at its last meeting and had voted unanimously to disallow the flying of these aircraft at our field and that such a motion should be put to a vote before the membership. The motion was made and seconded that such aircraft should not be allowed to operate by anyone at our field. There was considerable discussion on this motion and before the vote and the motion was modified to allow for members who were professionally involved in the use of such aircraft and were holders of a FAA 333 exemption would be allowed to operate from our field. The vote on this modified motion was nearly unanimous with one vote against.

  • Show and tell was next on the agenda and included a full size tail hook off an Navy E6 Intruder and a showing of Bill Kimbrell's new scratch built electric Kitfox.

  • Raffle:

    • The prize of 1 Graupner electric trainer was won by Steve Sundheimer.

  • President Jantzen adjourned the meeting at 9:25 PM


June 1, 2015
  • President Jantzen called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm all members being present with the exception of Don Janssen and Vince Veltri. Also in attendance was a guest of the Board in the person of club member John Hay.

  • President Jantzen gave his report to the board regarding the completion of the road and parking lot project. Since the reopening of the field there have been various comments as to the parking plan and some of the drawbacks as presently laid out. These concerns will be addressed in the near future. He also expressed interest in identifying those individuals who volunteered to cleanup, fix-up, and paint-up work on the grounds and our buildings, while the road work was going on. At the President's request a list of those volunteers is being made up.

  • The President then recognized club treasurer Martin De Roy for the financial report for May. Upon presenting the treasurer's report the motion was made and seconded that the report be submitted for approval at the next membership meeting. The motion passed.

  • John Hay was then recognized and announced that the dates for the annual Air Fair would be July 11th and 12th. The event will be for giant scale ( minimum 80" for monoplanes and 60" for biplanes) only. John then announced that he has volunteered to CD the annual club Warbird event and that it has been scheduled for this coming Dec 5th.

  • President Jantzen then called for a discussion of old business:

    • After the investigation and repair by Andy Novetzky of some of the security cameras it has been recommended that two cameras need to be replaced. The mattered was tabled until the cost of those cameras could be ascertained.

  • New Business:

    • A discussion arose from what is actually a case of old business as regards the flying of quadracopters at our clubs field. Since there remains to be a great deal of controversy and even confusion as to the flying of these aircraft. It was suggested that what is needed is the writing of a clear and detailed policy statement which would once and for all establish the club's clear and final position as to the flight, or possible prohibition of these aircraft. It was decided by board that since this is an issue of some complication and importance, that it should be brought up at the next membership meeting where it could be discussed yet another time and a remedy with real finality can be adopted.

  • There being no further business President Jantzen adjourned the meeting at 8:07 pm.

Mike Cameron