Meeting Minutes – March 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 1902 (7:02PM)       by President Dave Jamrog

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
  • Dues collected=$1080.00
  • New Expenses:
    • Exp Field Rent=$500.00
    • Exp Lawn Service=$855.00
    • Business Exp(Includes AMA Dues($120))=$429.89
  •  $1340.53 in account
  • NEW MEMBERS: Steve Kastens.   WELCOME!!!
  • # OF PAID MEMBERS:   29 paid members (Includes lifetime members)
  • Approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER: Nothing to report.  No real field activity during winter months.

New Members:

  • Steve Kastens. Again WELCOME!


  • None


  • 15 April: Suburban Barnstormers Swap Meet in Wheaton, IL

Old Business:

  • Wind soak repair pending warmer weather.

New Business:              

  • Two airplanes for training donated to the club by Brian Austin! Thank You, Brian!
  • The Club did apply for a new AMA Grant for 2017. More community oriented with the goal of recruiting new Club members.  Also, to include Quad Training and Club advertising.
  • Noted by Club Treasurer that our cash flow is trending in the negative direction. Some thoughts presented to turn the trend positive:
    • Recruit new members (see events below)
    • Possible change to the Bi-Laws concerning lifetime membership. Possible change to dues policy.  This is deferred for further discussion/ideas at next Club meeting.
  • The Club now has a Face Book page. Those that can, please visit and “LIKE” the page and invite your fiends to “LIKE” the page. This will be a great way to promote our hobby to our friends and family. (right click then select open in a new tab)


  • John Russcher briefed the meeting on Combat Streamer competition. Sounds like great fun.  Anyone still interested that has not signed up, please contact John Russcher( 616-836-8489 or  For the schedule of these events, please refer to the Club calendar on the Club Web page and Face Book page
  • A club fun fly is scheduled for May 27th at 9:30am. Contact John Russcher with questions (616-836-8489 or
  • Club hot dog nights will be the first Wednesday of the month, starting on May 5th. They are always a fun time.
  • 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

  • 3 April 2017 at 1900 (7PM) Cobblestone Hobby.

Meeting adjourned:

  • 2000 (8PM)    by member vote

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Brian Austin, Aaron DeWitt, James Hartmann, Dave Jamrog, Steve Kastens, George Keefe, Bill Porter,  John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp, Dave VerHoef, Larry Weller, Ray Weller

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