Meeting Minutes – June 29th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:01pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from the March meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review and the highlights were read. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The March meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This includes the general fund and Taylor street site improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • The first aid kit has been attached to the side of one of the tables. It is removable by lifting it off the mounting screws giving easier access to its contents.
  • The fire extinguisher has been mounted to the one of the tables.
  • Attached to the top of the table is the 911 information sheet. This will help direct first aid responders to our site.
  • The three buckets of sand are by the tables. Sand is the best way to put out a lipo fire.
  • It was discussed about making a safety channel in our Discord server. If you are not familiar with Discord and want to be part of the daily conversations between members contact John Russcher (planeaddicted@gmail.com) for more information.

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • No new visitors.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The 2020 Combat schedule and rules will be email out soon. The first event will be on Wednesday June 3rd with hot dogs being served before the start of the event.
  • Rust n’ Dust will be in August. We need to confirm what the exact dates will be yet with the Ferwerda’s. More details to follow.

Old Business:

  • AMA Field Grant – Scott Storteboom spoke to Tim Jesky (AMA District VP) about our field grant application and what we can do slightly different next year. Tim Jesky offered us $1,500 out of his district budget to help with our site improvements. We received the check from the AMA a week or so ago.

New Business:

  • We discussed the placement of the new shed. It will be located in the parking area near the pits.
  • Horizon Hobby donated a E-Flite Turbo Timber to our club. We are selling tickets for a chance to win this great airplane. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. All proceeds will go to the field improvement fund. Tickets can be purchased from any of the club officers.
  • Field fall work schedule was reviewed and are at the end of these minutes.
  • We reviewed the new bylaws one article at the time. There was some discussions on a few of the articles. The officers will make the appropriate updates base on the member input and email a revised copy to all members.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • To be determined by email.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 8:55pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Dave VerHoef, Scott Storteboom, Steve Kastens, Mike VanAanhold, Ray Weller, Tyler Kastens, Tom Heetderks, John VanBaren, Garrett VanderDuim, Paul Smith, Greg Markley, Ryan Klein, Bob Kovacs, Johnothon Goeke, Jeff Kubascik, Russ Verbrugge, Ryan Quellet and Mike Gronback

 

TCAF Taylor Street Field Work Plan

Hired Work To Be Done

  • Disc Field – Rob Ferwerda
  • Dozer Work – Dave Schneider

Schedule

  • September 20th (Sunday) – Last day that the field will be open
  • September 21st to 25th (Monday -Friday) – Disc and Excavate the complete property
  • September 23rd / 24th (Wednesday/Thursday) – Pick up Geotex
  • September 25th (Friday) – steps 1, 2 & 3
    1. Drag Field multiple times/directions, Couple guys with rakes for small spots and edges.
    2. Roll Geotex area multiple times.
    3. Preen Geotex area.
  • September 26th (Saturday) – steps 4 – 6
    1. Lay line down for the first roll of Geotex, Use the same line or chalk line for the next two rolls of Geotex.
    2. Cut a small ditch around the perimeter of where the Geotex runway will go.
    3. Install Geotex staking down every 12” at first then going back to add one stake between each of the original stakes (6” spacing in the end).
  • September 28th / 29th (Monday/Tuesday) – steps 7 – 10
    1. Trench around the edges of the Geotex and cover the edges of with dirt.
    2. Seed field around the Geotex.
    3. Roll seeded area.
    4. Fertilize seeded area

 

 

Meeting Minutes – March 2nd, 2020

NOTE: These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible.

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:03pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from October and January special meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The October and January special meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This includes the general fund and Taylor street site improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  •  The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • A new Medical Emergency Procedure sign will be created by Steve Kastens for the Taylor street site.
  • Hard hats will be required for pilots at our combat events this summer. Any helpers that will be standing on the pilots line will also be required to have a hard hat. John Russcher will have some extra hard hats for the helpers to use if they don’t have their own hard hat.

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • Paul Smith from Byron Center joined TCAF this month. Paul has flow quads with the club in Grand Rapids but is flying much more fixed wing aircraft now and is interested in the social aspects of a club.
  • Dennis Delo from Zeeland also joined TCAF this month. Dennis is getting back into RC and may need a little help.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The 2020 Combat schedule and rules will be email out soon. The first event will be on Wednesday June 3rd with hot dogs being served before the start of the event.
  • Rust n’ Dust will be in August. We need to confirm what the exact dates will be yet with the Ferwerda’s. More details to follow.

Old Business:

  • AMA Field Grant – The AMA grant has been submitted and we expect to hear back from the AMA sometime the middle of April.
  • Geotex – There is plenty of geotex in stock for when we are ready to order. We can have it delivered or pick it up ourselves in Cincinnati, OH.
  • Pledges – If you are unable to give a donation at this time please fill out a donation card and email it to the TCAF, PO Box 2996, Holland, MI 49422-2996 or email any of the club officers. Please indicate an approximant time frame for your donation. This can only happen if EVERY member helps.

New Business:

  • Grass Seed – We had a short discussion about grass seed for the Taylor street field. We are also looking into hydro seeding with the use of a fellow member’s family equipment.
  • Bi-Laws – The board will be looking over the bi-laws for parts that need to be removed. References to the sailboat group and associate members. We also need to look at adding the purpose of the club that matches our 501c3 filings. There maybe be other areas that need a rewrite also.

Comments and Questions:

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, March 30th,2020, 7pm at Cobblestone Crafts and Hobbies (THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WE ARE NOT SCHEDULEING ANY OTHER MEETINGS UNTIL WE ARE PAST THIS COVID-19 HEALTH ISSUE)

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:41pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Mike Rose, Mike VanAanhold, Ray Weller, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Larry Weller, Dave Ver Hoef, Scott Storteboom, Kelly Ellerbroek, Tom Heetderks, Dennis Delo and Allen Hatfield

Special Meeting Minutes – January 9th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:00pm by Dave Jamrog

Introduction and Site Map – Dave Jamrog

  • An introduction and a meeting agenda was passed out.
  • A status update about the old field.
  • Overview of the budget status. This entailed current operating budget status and proposed capital budget for the new field. Current operating budget will be kept separate from the new field project funding.
  • Reviewed the proposed Taylor street site layout (see attached).

AMA Grant – Scott Storteboom

  • Reviewed the timeline of the AMA Site Improvement Grant application process. This includes application, approval and completion of the project.

Site Budget – John Russcher

  •  Reviewed the Taylor Street site budget line by line including runway, electrical and building (see attached).

Donations – Steve Kastens

  • Discussed donations received to date, donation receipts and pledge cards and outside donation possibilities.

Questions – Entire Board

  • Reviewed questions on the site map, AMA grant, site budget and donations.
  • We encouraged members to contact any board member if they have any further question.

Motion

  • A motion was made and seconded to accept the site plan and budget as proposed. A ballot was provided and the motion was unanimously carried.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 8:35pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Dave VerHoef, Steve Kastens, Scott Storteboom, Dan Thomann, Bill Porter, Mike Tharp, Mike VanAanhold, Tom Heetderks, Ray Weller, Tyler Kastens, Bob Kovacs, Sherwyn Lamer, Justin Boetsma, Lucas Russcher, Kelly Ellerbroek, Larry Weller

Attachmenets: 

 

2020 New Year’s Day Fly!

January 1st, 2020 – New Year’s Day Fly!

* Great attendance, 12 total of which 10 flew.
* Great food! – meatballs, chili, ham and turkey buns, chips, ,cheese sausage with crackers, cookies, pop and coffee.
* Great friends!
* Great flying and maiden by Tyler and his Stinger 64 edf!
* Great site!
* Great Fun!!

A huge Thank You to Allen Hatfield for hosting us at his family’s airport.

Click on the photo to enlarge it.
JR

 

Meeting Minutes – October 7th, 2019

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:00pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from September were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The September meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • George Keefe passed on 2 Safety Grams to Steve Kastens. Steve will post them to the Facebook and Webpage in the future.
  • Taylor Street needs a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and directions to the field for first responders. Steve Kastens will coordinate the development of these items with Dave Jamrog.

Visitors:

  • Dan Athey – Dan was a member of TCAF in the past and is considering rejoining.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The Fall Ball Fun Fly Event that was scheduled for Saturday October 12th was canceled due to poor weather.  
  • For information regarding club events please refer to the club calendar on our web page or our Facebook page.

Old Business:

  • Dave Jamrog has not talked to Steve Klingenberg as of yet about getting out of our Lease at the end of 2019. This is due to not being able to finalize a lease with the Ferwerda’s for Taylor Street property yet.
  • A motion to amend the September’s motion regarding contacting Steve Klingenberg about the clubs lease agreement was made.  The new motion is as follows “Mr. Klingenberg should not be contacted until the club has a signed lease for the Taylor Rd. site.”
  • Contact Dewind Field and Harry’s Field to advise them of our activities at the Taylor Street site.
  • We are still working on the possibility of getting some dirt for the Taylor Street site.

  New Business:

  • No new business

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 7pm at Cobblestone Crafts and Hobbies

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:52pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Nice to see the 16 members present at the October meeting.
  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Mike Tharp, Mike VanAanhold, Bill Porter, Ray Weller, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Garrett Van Der Duim, Mike Rose, Larry Weller, Mort Wright, Bob Kovacs, Dave Ver Hoef, Justin Boetsma and Scott Storteboom