May 23rd 2018 Combat Event

This was our first RC Combat event of 2018. We had 21 pilots(12 TCAF club members and 9 guest from Kent Radio Aero Modelers) all flying the FT Bloody Barons. We flew 4 rounds with lots of streamer cuts and midair’s(10+). We had one pond landing, one lipo fire and lots and lots of laughing! It was a great start to our summer RC Combat season. Thanks to Dan Sponholz and Flite Test for a great combat airplane! The only thing I forgot was the group picture…..next time.

Link to Facebook Album

-JohnR

 

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Meeting Minutes – May 2018

NOTE:  THESE MINUTES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL NOT BE FINAL UNTIL APPROVED, BY MEMBER VOTE, AT THE NEXT CLUB MEETING.  IN THE FUTURE, MINUTES WILL BE POSTED ON THE CLUB WEB PAGE ASAP FOLLOWING EACH MEETING TO ENSURE ALL MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW CLUB MEETING MINUTES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING EACH MEETING.  PLEASE NOTIFY THE CLUB SECRETARY (CURRENTLY GEORGE KEEFE), VIA EMAIL (gkeefe5019@charter.net), OF ANY CORRECTIONS AND/OR ERRORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Meeting called to order:

  • 07:02PM by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed Secretary George Keefe
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by John Russcher
  • As of today we have $3,245.84 in the checkbook.
  • Currently 34 members (out of 37 members) have paid current 2018 dues.
  • 11 sailing club members will join as associate members.
  • Two new flying members have joined, Michael Bingham and Scott Bunting.
  • Report approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • Club needs to purchase a Life Ring for the pond since the new model sailing activities will be commencing..
  • New Members:
  • Tom Heetderks. Application given to Secretary (George Keefe) at the meeting.  Dues still payable.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook are updated.
  • The website is now a paid service so it no longer will have adds on it.
  • Mike T. will rework the layout over the next month. Mike completed his rework.  BRAVO ZULU!!!  GREAT JOB!!

Old Business:

  • None

New Business:              

  • None

Events:

  • For all planned events dates and times, please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Face Book pages.

Comments and Questions:

Next Meeting

  • Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 am at the field
  • Meeting adjourned: (09:17PM) by member vote.  Fantastic day, weather wise, and members wanted to get flying!

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Dave Jamrog, Dale Kardux,  Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, George Keefe, Bob Kovacs,  Kenny Ly, Ron Nienhuis, Mike Rose, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp, Jim Tibbitts, Roger Woltman, Mort Wright……..Tom Heetderks was at the meeting and provided documents for becoming a TCAF meeting.

Meeting Minutes – April 2018

NOTE:  THESE MINUTES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL NOT BE FINAL UNTIL APPROVED, BY MEMBER VOTE, AT THE NEXT CLUB MEETING.  IN THE FUTURE, MINUTES WILL BE POSTED ON THE CLUB WEB PAGE ASAP FOLLOWING EACH MEETING TO ENSURE ALL MEMBERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW CLUB MEETING MINUTES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOLLOWING EACH MEETING.  PLEASE NOTIFY THE CLUB SECRETARY (CURRENTLY GEORGE KEEFE), VIA EMAIL (gkeefe5019@charter.net), OF ANY CORRECTIONS AND/OR ERRORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Meeting called to order:

  • 07:00PM by Dave Jamrog
  • Fred Vander Ploeg and Will from the Grand Haven RC club was visiting. He discussed doing a west Michigan festival at the Grand Haven airport.
    • The goal of the festival is to introduce the public to RC flying.
    • Would like to grow the festival to a full scale air show in 7 years.
    • Current dates for the show is June 23, 2018. Next year in late August or early September.
    • The public would have free admission and free parking.
    • Onsite a craft show, car show, open RC flying and a coast guard helicopter demo
    • Times from 8 am to 10 pm.
    • Next year the festival will be expanded to 3 days.
    • A 10 year contract with the city of Grand Haven for use of the airport has been signed.
    • Fred is looking for volunteers and RC pilots to attend.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed by John Russcher
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave VerHoef
  • As of today we have $2,885.84 in the checkbook.
  • 28 members fully paid for 2018 another 3 members paid at the meeting another $180
  • 10 sailing club members will join as associate members
  • $500 for the field lease will be paid
  • Report approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • Discussed safety procedures with sailing members.
    • Sailing members will sail from south of the pump house.
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  • New Members:
  • Mike Gronback joined after a long hiatus.

Visitors:

  • Fred Vander Ploeg

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook are nearly updated.
  • The website is now a paid service so it no longer will have adds on it.
  • Mike T. will rework the layout over the next month.

Old Business:

  • Motion to approve the changes to the Bi-Laws as written.
  • Motion approved by member vote.
  • The changes included adding an associate membership for sailing members.

New Business:              

  • None

Events:

  • For all planned events dates and times, please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Face Book pages.

Comments and Questions:

Next Meeting

  • Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 am at the field
  • Meeting adjourned: (8:05PM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, Mike Rose, John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Mike Tharp,  Bob Kovacs, Mike Gronback, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Ray Weller, Terry Moll, Scott Storteboom.

Meeting Minutes – March 2018

Meeting called to order:

  • 1902(07:02PM)      by Safety Officer John Ruscher.  (Dave Jamrog out of town and not available for this meeting)

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed by George Keefe
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave VerHoef
  • As of today we have $2700.81 in the checkbook.
  • Various expenses, such as field rent, mowing expenses, porta-poti costs were paid during this reporting period
  • 22 members fully paid for 2018
  • Report approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • No safety issues this period.

 

  • New Members:
  • Justin Boetsma provided a brief self biography to members present.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Refer to Calendar of Events.

Old Business:

  • Sailing Club: motion to proceed and talk with Steve about using the pond for sailing
    • Completed and approved with owner.
  • Club now has a debit card in possession of the Club Treasurer.
  • Anchoring down of new tables at the field still needs to be completed as the weather improves.

New Business:              

  • Changes to Bi-Laws and Club Membership Application (copies of both where provided to all members via email prior to this meeting) where discussed and changes/corrections requested.
    • Minor editorial changes where made.
  • Final approval shall be at the next meeting in April 2018 by member vote.

Events:

  • For all planned events dates and times, please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Face Book pages.

Comments and Questions:

Next Meeting

  • Monday, 2 April 2018 at 1900 (7PM) at the Cobblestone Hobby!
  • Meeting adjourned:2000 (8:00PM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Justin Boetsma, Steve Kastens, George Keefe, Mike Rose, John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Mike Tharp,  Michael Van Aanhold,  David VerHoef, Ray Weller.

STAY ON THE DRIVEWAY!!

I received a rightfully upset message this morning from the landlord stating that if people could not remain on the driveway we should leave. It is frustrating that we are yet again dealing with the issue of people not staying on the driveway when going out to the flying field.

The driveway is muddy, it happens after rain and especially this time of year, and we all know that. Tractors use the drive as well and the landlord is not happy about that. The mud is never more than an inch deep and there is no threat to sinking in and getting stuck. Regardless of any argument, stay on the driveway.

Mike

Meeting Minutes – October 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 1903(07:03PM)      by President DaveJamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed by David Ver Hoef
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave VerHoef
  • As of today we have $3,732.31 in the checkbook.
  • The non-profit annual report was submitted at a cost of $20.  The next big expense is mowing which will come in December.  It looks like we should be in the black for this year.
  • 36 members fully paid
  • Motion by Mort, 2nd by Bill, Passed

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • During the last combat event, spectators were seated near the building and were advised to be attentive to the airplanes especially during the flights.  Mike VA did remind a few spectators to be attentive.
    • Motion Mort, 2nd Mike, passed

 

  • New Members:
  • None

Visitors:

  • Jack Knoblauch, RC Model Sail Racing Club

Announcements:

  • None

Old Business:

  • Sailing Club: motion to proceed and talk with Steve about using the pond for sailing
  • Passed

New Business:              

  • Treasurer David Ver Hoef asked if he could get a debit card for the club. Approved

Events:

  • For all planned events dates and times, please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Face Book pages.

Comments and Questions:

Next Meeting

  • Monday, 5 March 2018 at 1900 (7PM) at the Cobblestone Hobby!
  • Meeting adjourned:2000 (8:00PM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:Dave Jamrog,John Russcher,Lucas Russcher, Bob Kovacs, Kenny Ly, Jack Knoblauch, Bill McVea, Michael Van Aanhold,  David VerHoef, Mort Wright