Meeting Minutes – June 2017

Meeting Minutes

Posted on       8/7/2017 by TCAF

Meeting called to order:

  • 0903(09:03AM)       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
  • $3604.75 in account
  • # OF PAID MEMBERS:   33 paid members
  • Currently 2 members overdue for 2017 dues.  Not yet sure whether these members will continue membership or not.
  • Approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher: Weak and rotted boards on large picnic table were repaired by Dave VerHoef.

New Members:

  • None


  • None


  • There will be a Hot Dog night and Streamer Combat, Wednesay, 7 June at 1800 and 1830 respectively. Announced by John Russcher.
  • Scott Storteboom reminded everyone about the Come and Fly events currently scheduled on the club calendar. Scott also asked for volunteers to help with the execution of the events.  One greeter (1) is needed (welcome all, short brief of what we are about, short brief of event, safety brief).  Two teams (plan is 2 planes in the air at once) of a flyer and an instructor.  Seeking a total of 5 volunteers.  If you can and wish to help, call Scott at 616-558-3646.

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 the last meeting in May 2017.
          • Club Secretary, George Keefe, was charged to make the necessary changes to the Bi-Laws and present to the President for signature approval.
            • This has been done.
            • Only outstanding action is to replace the master copy of the by-laws with the new revision. Club Secretary, George Keefe has this for action.

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):
      • 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 , 5 August 2017 at 0900 (9AM) at the Field.  Come fly the FRIENDLY FIELD!  Note, no meeting in July.

Meeting adjourned:

  • 0935 (09:55AM) by member vote

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Dave Jamrog, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, George Keefe,  Bob Kovacs, Bill McVea, Ron Nienhuis, Mike Rose,  John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Ryan Storteboom, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp,  Jerry Timmer, Dave VerHoef, Ray Weller, Mort Wright

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