Meeting Minutes – September 2018

Posted on 17 September 2018 by TCAF

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:

  • 0900  (09:00am) by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting posted on TCAF Web page for review.
  • Since meeting minutes will be posted on the Web Page as soon as possible following the meeting, there will not be a complete reading of the past minutes at meetings. (Time Management concerns)
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave Verhoff
  • Details are for members only and can be obtained and reviewed on TCAF WEB Page in the Members Only Area.
  • approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  •  Safety Officer John Russcher brief:
  • John reminded all to disarm plane before handling after landing (either controlled of crash landing)
  • Mort Wright also noted the importance of range checks.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook updated.

Old Business:

  • Concerns about losing flying field.
  • In the short term we are trying to placate the field owner so we have time to find a new field.
  • Dave Verhoff stated that a Real estate friend of his will list a search for potential new club flying sites.
  • Scott Storteboom is preparing a Club Information Power Point presentation to show to owners of potential flying sites.

New Business:

  • Election of next year’s officers was conducted and the results by the voting of members present as follows:
    • President: Dave Jamfog
    • Vice President: Scot Storeboom
    • Treasurer: Dave Verhoef
    • Secretary: John Russcher
  • The newly elected officer’s term will begin on October 1 2018 in accordance with Article 5, Section B, Part 4 of TCAF BI-LAWS

 

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, 08 October 2018 at 1900(7PM) at Cobblestone Hobby in Holland.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 0924 (09:24am) meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Dave Jamrog, George Keefe, Bill Porter, Ryan Storteboom, Scott Storteboom, Michael VanAanhold, David Verhoef, Larry Weller, Mort Wright

 

Meeting Minutes – August 2018

Posted on 13 August 2018 by TCAF

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:

  • 0900  (09:00am) by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting posted on TCAF Web page for review.
  • Since meeting minutes will be posted on the Web Page as soon as possible following the meeting, there will not be a complete reading of the past minutes at meetings. (Time Management concerns)
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave Verhoff
  • approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  •  Safety Officer John Russcher brief:
  • Reminded all about the importance of periodic range checks to verify range controllability of aircraft
  • Mort Wright also noted the importance of range checks.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook updated.

Old Business:

  • Concerns about losing flying field.
  • In the short term we are trying to placate the field owner so we have time to find a new field.
  • We have had a call with Tony Stillman of the AMA. He is their flying site assistance coordinator.  Tony gave us a lot of good ideas and strategy.  He will provide guidance throughout the process.
  • We have a rough draft of a survey for the membership. The survey should be sent out within the next two weeks.  It will be available on either paper or online.  We are hoping everyone will participate.
  • Scott Storteboom began to look into a question of how someone could make a larger donation to the club.  This lead to non-profit registration questions. This is beyond what we are currently doing by collecting donations at hot dog night.
    • The AMA also suggests that clubs become registered with the IRS as a non-profit.  However, the AMA is also very quick to say they don’t give legal advise.  They have a short paper on the topic.
    • Scott spoke with an attorney who specializes in non-profit law.  He was advised that the club should file for an IRS 501c3 non-profit designation.  To do this, the club’s Articles of Incorporation would need to be updated with some IRS specific language and a very wide club purpose.  The club would adopt a conflict of interest policy.  There are standard ones for us to use.  The club would also have to approve a resolution authorizing the board to proceed with obtaining a 501c3 non profit status.
    • Cost for obtaining IRS 501c3 status = $275 IRS filing fee, $20 for Michigan filing fees, $1,250 for attorney fee.
    • Going forward the club would have to file electronically a very short form each year.  The club could do this on their own and there is no IRS fee for the filing.
    • During the discussion, Eric mentioned that he knows an attorney that he would like to discuss this with.  He will coordinate with Scott for the next meeting.
    • The club decided that discussion of this item should continue at the September meeting.

New Business:

  • Rich Moore’s widow donated a grill cover to the club. The Club’s thanks go out to Jan Moore.  Dave Jamrog stated that he will send out a thank you note.
  • The question was asked if we still need the 72 mghz flight board. The answer by the members was a yes.
  • All members were reminded to complete the survey sent out by Scott.
  • Some members recommended installing a gate on the drive and cameras to monitor personal arrivals.
  • Elections for 2019 Club Officers is coming up in September. Start thinking about your candidates.

Events:

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

Comments and Questions:                                                                                   

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Saturday, 08 Stember 2018 at 0900(9AM) at the field.

Meeting Adjouned:

  • 0945 (09:45am) meeting adjorned.

Attendees:

  • Justin Boetsma, Eric Cederholm, Mike Gronback, Dave Jamrog, George Keefe, Bob Kovacs, Bill Porter, John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Ryan Storteboom, Scott Storteboom, Michael VanAanhold, David Verhoef, Ray Weller, Mort Wright

 

Meeting Minutes – July 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:

  • ~1830  (06:30PM) by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting posted on TCAF Web page for review.
  • Since meeting minutes will be posted on the Web Page as soon as possible following the meeting, there will not be a complete reading of the past minutes at meetings. (Time Management concerns)
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave Verhoff
  • approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  •  Safety Officer John Russcher brief:
  • No issues reported.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook are updated.

Old Business:

  • Concerns about losing flying field.
  • In the short term we are trying to placate the field owner so we have time to find a new field.
  • We have had a call with Tony Stillman of the AMA. He is their flying site assistance coordinator.  Tony gave us a lot of good ideas and strategy.  He will provide guidance throughout the process.
  • We have a rough draft of a survey for the membership. The survey should be sent out within the next two weeks.  It will be available on either paper or online.  We are hoping everyone will participate.
  • Tony Stillman suggested that we create a short document that discusses what we do to help with providing information to potential land owners. This is our next task.

New Business:

  • Dave Jamrog and Dave Ver Hoef are trying to catch Steve to discuss weeds in the pond.

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:

  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018 at 1800(6PM)at the field. July hotdog night is also at this time.

Meeting Adjouned:

  • Time adjourned not recorded.

Attendees:

Scott Storteboom, Dave J. Dave VH., Mike T, Ray W., Larry W., Bill P.,  (a complete muster was not obtained)

 

Meeting Minutes – June 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:

  • 09:000AM by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed Secretary George Keefe
  • Since meeting minutes will be posted on the Web Page as soon as possible following the meeting, there will not be a complete reading of the past minutes at meetings. (Time Management concerns)
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave Verhoff
  • In the future actual financial data may be accessed and reviewed in the Member Section of the Club’s Web Page.
  • 11 sailing club members have joined as associate members.
  • 9 new flying members have joined since last meeting.
  • Report approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  •  Safety Officer John Russcher brief:
    • Just be aware and careful of the new trees planted by the field owner.
    • Stay off grass areas with vehicles.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook are updated.
  • Reminder by Club VP about next 3 Monday Come Fly and Sail Events.

Old Business:

  • None

New Business:              

  • Field owner, Steve Klinginberg has expressed concern about the Club’s continued use of the flying field. Some of the concerns include:
    • Driving on grass along the driveway.
    • Possible damage to surrounding trees, etc..
  • The Club Officers are in discussions with the landlord to insure that any issues are resolved.
    • As a backup plan, however, a committee was established to investigate possible future sites for a Club flying field. Committee volunteers are John Russher and Scott Storteboom.
    • Attached below some reference info concerning flying site selection. Double click (or whatever clicks your system requires) on the below icon.  Just maybe it will let you open some interesting info concerning site selection and retention.  Let me (Club Secretary) know if the below link does not work.  Then I will get the info contained our to everyone via an alternate method.
    • AMA-Finding A Site

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:

  • Wednesday, 11 July 2018 at 1800(6PM)at the field. July hotdog night is also at this time.

Attendees:  

Dave Jamrog, George Keefe, Bob Kovacs, Ron Nienhuis, Bill Porter, John Russher, Lucas Russher, Ryan Storteboom, Scott Storteboom, Jim Tibbitts, Michael VanAanhold, David VerHoef, Larry Weller, Mort Wright

 

 

 

 

June 6th 2018 Combat Event

This was our second RC Combat event of 2018. We had 14 pilots(9 TCAF club members and 5 guest from Kent Radio Aero Modelers) all flying the FT Bloody Barons.

Four exciting rounds were flown with Mike Tharp ending up wining the night with 1504 points. Second place was a tie between Lee Frederickson and Kelly Ellerbroek both with 900 points.

THIS is what the RC hobby is about. Flying, yes, but spending time with each other, both young and old and having fun. What an amazing hobby!

The Thank Yous. Thank you to our sponsors Flite Test and Lemon Rx for supporting our combat events. Thank you to Dan Sponholz for designing the Bloody Baron! Thank you to our faithful combat score keepers, Dean Shafer, Mike VanAanhold, Ray Weller. And lastly my daughter Ashley for taking the pictures tonight.

NEXT combat event is June 20th at 6:30pm. Come and watch if you are not able to participate.

Link to Facebook Album

-JohnR

 

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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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