Meeting Minutes – May 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 0901(09:01AM)       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
  • $3500.53 in account
  • # OF PAID MEMBERS:   32 paid members
  • Currently 2 members overdue for 2017 dues.
  • New  member:  Bill McVea
  • Approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher: New wind sock Installed on west end of field safety fence at field level.  Plans are to install another one on east side.
  • The shelter white lighting needs to be replaced with the proper wattage fixture and light bulb.  Dave Verhoef took for action.  Action completed by Dave VerHoef on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.
  • In addition, Ron NienHuis donated another outside light fixture so that we now have a spare for the currently installed fixture.

New Members:

  • Bill McVea: WELCOME ABOARD!!


  • None


  • President Dave Jamrog noted that the field lease is due for renewal this year.  The new lease has been prepared and is ready for President Jamrog’s approval and signature.  The terms and conditions of the lease are the same as previous lease.
  • There will be a fun fly on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 0900 (9AM). Announced by John Russcher.

Old Business:

  • Follow up on proposed change to club dues policy because of current net negative cash flow concerns.
    • Current By-Law/Policy;
      • Article 2: DUES
        • Section A: Amount
          • Part 4:
            • Individuals having been a member of Tulip City Air Force for 10 consecutive years, at the attainment of 70 years of age will be awarded, at no cost, lifetime membership with all rights and privileges.
          • Proposed change to Part 4 above:
            • “Lifetime member” policy as follows: Current lifetime members shall maintain their status (Grandfathered). No further lifetime memberships shall be awarded effective on date of issue.
          • Proposed change was voted on and approved by a vote of 11 to 1 of members present at meeting.
          • Club Secretary, George Keefe, was charged to make the necessary changes to the Bi-Laws and present to the President for signature approval.

New Business:              

  • See “Events” below


  • Come and Fly Events are also scheduled for this summer.
    • Based on Scott Storteboom’s recommendations the following dates are the planned “Come and Fly” scheduled dates @ 1830-2030 (6:30PM-8:30PM)(all on Wednesday evenings):
      • 31 May
      • 14 June
      • 21 June
      • 28 June
      • 12 July
      • 19 July
      • 26 July
    • No “Come and Fly” events are currently scheduled for August or later.
    • Club hotdog nights will still be another fun time.
    • Streamer Combat events.
      • 7 June
      • 5 July
      • 2 August
      • 6 September
    • 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 , 3 June 2017 at 0900 (9AM) at the Field.  Come fly the FRIENDLY FIELD!

Meeting adjourned:

  • 0955 (09:55AM) by member vote

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Terry Garvelink, Steve Kastens, George Keefe,  Bob Kovacs, Bill McVea, Ron Nienhuis, Bill Porter, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom,  Jim Tibbitts, Jerry Timmer, Dave VerHoef, Larry Weller

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