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September 23, 2015
  • President Jantzen called the meeting to order at 7.08pm. There was no Pledge of Allegiance since the facility was being used by another club resulting in or club having to meet out of doors.

  • There were no guests in attendance.

  • Since Al Jensen was not there there were no solos certificates awarded and membership status report given.

  • Presidents Report:

    • President Jantzen once again reminded those present to be careful of getting out of the park before 6:00pm. The President then introduced a new rule recommended by the Board regarding electric planes.

      • This new rule will hold all flyers with electric airplanes responsible for arming their planes only on the starting tables provided for nitro and gas airplanes. There will be no more plugging in batteries on the set up tables. The same will be true of disarming aircraft on the completion of a flight.

      • Another new rule brought up by the President was a directive to make certain the all turbine flyers will upon arriving at the field will pull out the ATV before flying and to make certain that it is put back in the maintenance building when leaving for the day.

  • The President then made the motion to approve the minutes for last months meeting. The motion was seconded and approved unanimously by the membership there present.

  • The President then noted that since treasurer Matin DeRoy was not present there would be no financial report presented for review at that time.

  • Jim Bahanna was then recognized and he reported that the Nominating Committee had thus far come up with the following list of candidates for next year’s election:

    • Board of Directors:

      • Dick Bobb

      • Martin DeRoy

      • Mike Cameron

      • Al Miller

      • David Speed

    • President:

      • Steve Sundheimer (as yet unopposed)

    • Vice President:

      • David Hassler

      • David Stroup

    • Treasurer:

      • Keith Dennis (as yet unopposed)

    • Secretary: (no candidate as yet)

  • Chairman Reports:

    • The only chairman report offered was that of training coordinator Mike Cameron who reported that two new members have begun training and that the difficulty posed by having so few individuals willing to train continues, and will probably get worst if nobody steps up to help.

  • Old Business:

    • None

  • New Business:

    • David Speed was recognized and rose to report that he and some volunteers were planning to repaint the stripes on the field on Sunday the 28th if the membership would allow him to close the field at 3:00pm. The vote was taken and permission was granted.( As a footnote to this vote Dave pointed out ,though nobody thought to ask , that thanks to some generous member donations there would be no cost to the club for these improvements.

    • Other new business included David Speed assisted by Steve Sundheimer who rose to present next year’s propose budget. This Budget was somewhat unique in that it projected a loss for next year. The motion was made and seconded to pass the budget and a discussion ensued. During this discussion it was pointed out that the clubs operating cost are very nearly fixed with few line item cost which offer significant operating savings. The projections for income were conservative estimations which may ,or may not, prove to be accurate .If those estimates for income should turn out to be too pessimistic there is some chance that the projected loss may be reduced or even eliminated. A very important factor mentioned during this discussion was the fact that dues would not be raised to cover this projected loss. The vote to pass the Budget was passed with only one vote against and one person abstaining.

  • Show and tell:

    • Bill Kimbrell brought in his new and improved Airbike which is being powered this time by an OS 82 four stroke motor. The plane is between 1/3 and ¼ scale and will weigh around 12lbs significantly less than his first model. Part of the building material used in construction was furniture veneer.

  • Because of the outdoor meeting there was no program and no raffle.

  • There being no further business President Jantzen adjourned the meeting at 7:41pm

Mike Cameron


August 31, 2015
  • The meeting was called to order by President Jantzen at 6:36 all members being present except for Andy Novetzke.

  • President's Report:

    • President Jantzen brought it to the attention of the board that there are some members of the club who continue to bring their dogs up to the flying field in spite of both the club and county rules which disallow the practice. The county has just put up new signs including one on the clubs gate. Club members are asked to please obey this rule since it comes from the county who holds the club's lease. However, it is permissible for the clubs special events to bring dogs so long as they are on a leach.

  • At this point board member Vince Veltri brought up for discussion the question of what were the exact requirements for obtaining an AMA jet waiver. Vince had been told by another club member that a recent waiver had been granted to a member and that the procedure administered by our club was not correct. The discussion that followed gave clear indication that the board was not really certain as to the proper procedure. Vince volunteered to investigate and research the matter and report back to the board.

  • Treasurer's Report:

    • Martin DeRoy then rose to offer the August financial report. Before the motion to accept the report was made and voted on there was some discussion led by Vince Veltri raising the question of as to the use of the runway fund as a source of finance for the recent road and parking lot work recently completed. Vince pointed out that that the runway fund was protected by our bylaws from any such use and that money should be replaced as soon as possible to it's former level. The board decided that the best thing to do was to repay the debt out of the general fund as quickly as time and funds allow. The motion was made and seconded that the repayment process would begin with an immediate transfer of $15000 to the runway fund from the general fund.

  • Old Business:

    • The security camera’s once again discussed and the need for two more cameras was again suggested. It was suggested, but not decided upon, that the defibulator should be taken down until we have a chance to decide exactly what we intend to do about same.

  • New Business:

    • A motion was raised and passed unanimously that henceforth all electric aircraft will be plugged in and tested on the same starting tables used by gas and nitro planes.There will be no exceptions to this new flight rule.

    • Another motion was made and passed unanimously that the jet pilots will from now on take out the ATV and position it before they begin to fly and to return it to the maintenance building before leaving for the day.

    • Finally there was some discussion about a solution to assure that Dick Bobb will no longer have to be running the trash bags to the dumpster at the bottom of the hill. Some of the suggestions were that we try to get a smaller type dumpster brought up or possibly hiring someone with a pick-up to do the chore for the club. Nothing was decided pending further investigation as to what might make sense.

  • There being no further business Pres Jantzen adjourned the meeting at 7:20pm