Meeting Minutes – May 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:

  • 07:02PM by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed Secretary George Keefe
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by John Russcher
  • As of today we have $3,245.84 in the checkbook.
  • Currently 34 members (out of 37 members) have paid current 2018 dues.
  • 11 sailing club members will join as associate members.
  • Two new flying members have joined, Michael Bingham and Scott Bunting.
  • Report approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • Club needs to purchase a Life Ring for the pond since the new model sailing activities will be commencing..
  • New Members:
  • Tom Heetderks. Application given to Secretary (George Keefe) at the meeting.  Dues still payable.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook are updated.
  • The website is now a paid service so it no longer will have adds on it.
  • Mike T. will rework the layout over the next month. Mike completed his rework.  BRAVO ZULU!!!  GREAT JOB!!

Old Business:

  • None

New Business:              

  • None

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

  • Saturday, June 2 at 9:00 am at the field
  • Meeting adjourned: (09:17PM) by member vote.  Fantastic day, weather wise, and members wanted to get flying!

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Dave Jamrog, Dale Kardux,  Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, George Keefe, Bob Kovacs,  Kenny Ly, Ron Nienhuis, Mike Rose, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp, Jim Tibbitts, Roger Woltman, Mort Wright……..Tom Heetderks was at the meeting and provided documents for becoming a TCAF meeting.

Meeting Minutes – April 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:

  • 07:00PM by Dave Jamrog
  • Fred Vander Ploeg and Will from the Grand Haven RC club was visiting. He discussed doing a west Michigan festival at the Grand Haven airport.
    • The goal of the festival is to introduce the public to RC flying.
    • Would like to grow the festival to a full scale air show in 7 years.
    • Current dates for the show is June 23, 2018. Next year in late August or early September.
    • The public would have free admission and free parking.
    • Onsite a craft show, car show, open RC flying and a coast guard helicopter demo
    • Times from 8 am to 10 pm.
    • Next year the festival will be expanded to 3 days.
    • A 10 year contract with the city of Grand Haven for use of the airport has been signed.
    • Fred is looking for volunteers and RC pilots to attend.

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed by John Russcher
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave VerHoef
  • As of today we have $2,885.84 in the checkbook.
  • 28 members fully paid for 2018 another 3 members paid at the meeting another $180
  • 10 sailing club members will join as associate members
  • $500 for the field lease will be paid
  • Report approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • Discussed safety procedures with sailing members.
    • Sailing members will sail from south of the pump house.
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  • New Members:
  • Mike Gronback joined after a long hiatus.

Visitors:

  • Fred Vander Ploeg

Announcements:

  • Calendar on the website and Facebook are nearly updated.
  • The website is now a paid service so it no longer will have adds on it.
  • Mike T. will rework the layout over the next month.

Old Business:

  • Motion to approve the changes to the Bi-Laws as written.
  • Motion approved by member vote.
  • The changes included adding an associate membership for sailing members.

New Business:              

  • None

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

  • Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 am at the field
  • Meeting adjourned: (8:05PM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, Mike Rose, John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Mike Tharp,  Bob Kovacs, Mike Gronback, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Ray Weller, Terry Moll, Scott Storteboom.

Meeting Minutes – March 2018

Meeting called to order:

  • 1902(07:02PM)      by Safety Officer John Ruscher.  (Dave Jamrog out of town and not available for this meeting)

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
  • As of today we have $2700.81 in the checkbook.
  • Various expenses, such as field rent, mowing expenses, porta-poti costs were paid during this reporting period
  • 22 members fully paid for 2018
  • Report approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • No safety issues this period.

 

  • New Members:
  • Justin Boetsma provided a brief self biography to members present.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Refer to Calendar of Events.

Old Business:

  • Sailing Club: motion to proceed and talk with Steve about using the pond for sailing
    • Completed and approved with owner.
  • Club now has a debit card in possession of the Club Treasurer.
  • Anchoring down of new tables at the field still needs to be completed as the weather improves.

New Business:              

  • Changes to Bi-Laws and Club Membership Application (copies of both where provided to all members via email prior to this meeting) where discussed and changes/corrections requested.
    • Minor editorial changes where made.
  • Final approval shall be at the next meeting in April 2018 by member vote.

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, 2 April 2018 at 1900 (7PM) at the Cobblestone Hobby!
  • Meeting adjourned:2000 (8:00PM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Justin Boetsma, Steve Kastens, George Keefe, Mike Rose, John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Mike Tharp,  Michael Van Aanhold,  David VerHoef, Ray Weller.

Meeting Minutes – October 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 1903(07:03PM)      by President DaveJamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting reviewed by David Ver Hoef
  • Minutes from last meeting approved by member vote

Treasurers Report:

  • Reviewed by Treasurer Dave VerHoef
  • As of today we have $3,732.31 in the checkbook.
  • The non-profit annual report was submitted at a cost of $20.  The next big expense is mowing which will come in December.  It looks like we should be in the black for this year.
  • 36 members fully paid
  • Motion by Mort, 2nd by Bill, Passed

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
    • During the last combat event, spectators were seated near the building and were advised to be attentive to the airplanes especially during the flights.  Mike VA did remind a few spectators to be attentive.
    • Motion Mort, 2nd Mike, passed

 

  • New Members:
  • None

Visitors:

  • Jack Knoblauch, RC Model Sail Racing Club

Announcements:

  • None

Old Business:

  • Sailing Club: motion to proceed and talk with Steve about using the pond for sailing
  • Passed

New Business:              

  • Treasurer David Ver Hoef asked if he could get a debit card for the club. Approved

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, 5 March 2018 at 1900 (7PM) at the Cobblestone Hobby!
  • Meeting adjourned:2000 (8:00PM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:Dave Jamrog,John Russcher,Lucas Russcher, Bob Kovacs, Kenny Ly, Jack Knoblauch, Bill McVea, Michael Van Aanhold,  David VerHoef, Mort Wright

Meeting Minutes – September 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 0900(09:00AM)      by President DaveJamrog

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
  • As of today we have $3,850.77 in the checkbook.
  • $345.98 revenues from Combat Events. The majority of this is because of the outstanding efforts of John Russcher.  His personal efforts to plan, organize, and execute this fun event were above and beyond the TCAF call to duty.  THANK YOU JOHN!
  • Prior to October, I must submit the non-profit annual report at a cost of $20.  The next big expense is mowing which will come in December.  It looks like we should be in the black for this year.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
  • Concerns were noted about the safety of guests and observers during events such as Come and Fly, and Combat Competitions and any other events when observers are present. The specific concern is how to keep people safe if a pilot loses control of a plane and the plane flies past the safety line towards observers.
    • Spectators will be briefed in future for events drawing increased spectator interest.

 

  • New Members:
  • None

Visitors:

  • Jack Knoblauch, RC Model Sail Racing Club

Announcements:

  • Club potluck Wednesday night @ 6pm (1800), 6 September 2017 was a fantastic success.  Thank you all who attended and presented outstanding food!

Old Business:

  • 2018 Club Officer Nominations. Election today.

New Business:              

  • See “Events” below
  • It is time to nominate and elect Club Officers for calendar year 2018.
    1. Current officers have volunteered to continue in office(if desired by the membership) and are incumbent candidates for the elections.
    2. Vote conducted: Current Administration remains for year 2018.  Approved by all members present at today’s meeting.
  • Jack Knoblauch, RC Model Sail Racing Club briefed members on how adding model RC Sailing to the Club Charter would impact Club operations.
    1. Potential for additional 12 to 15 member addition to TCAF.
  1. Everything looks positive for adding this venue to the Club Charter.
  2. Additional discussion and vote to approve this addition deferred to next Club Meeting.

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, 2October 2017 at 1900 (7PM) at the Cobblestone Hobby!
  • Meeting adjourned:0944 (09:44AM) by member vote.

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:Dave Jamrog,George Keefe,Jack Knoblauch, Bill McVea, Bill Porter,Ryan StorteBoom, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp, Michael Van Aanhold,  David VerHoef, Larry Weller, Ray Weller, Mort Wright

Meeting Minutes – August 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 0901(09:00AM)       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 George Keefe for Treasurer Dave VerHoef
  • As of today we have $3,736.80 in the checkbook of which $3,450.75 is for club use.  The remaining money is from the TAG Grant and must be used for that.
  • We have spent $213.95 of the $500 TAG Grant for the Come and Fly events.
  • I need to know if anyone thinks we need to keep the old gas grill, otherwise I will get rid of it.
  • So far we have made $235.98 from the combat flying.
  • Prior to October, I must submit the non-profit annual report at a cost of $20.  The next big expense is mowing which will come in December.  It looks like we should be in the black for this year.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher:
  • Concerns were noted about the safety of guests and observers during evens suck as Come and Fly, and Combat Competitions and any other events when observers are present. The specific concern is how to keep people safe if a pilot loses control of a plane and the plane flies past the safety line towards observers.
    • The decision was made to have someone designated at these events to brief all attending about the possible hazards associated with RC Flying and how attention to the current event activities is important to everyone’s safety
    • In addition this particular concern shall remain an active safety issue and all ideas to improve our safety in this particular area are very, very welcome.

 

  • New Members:
  • None

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • Field lease signed by the owner. Announanced by President Dave Jamrog.
  • July Combat Fly event rescheduled to Wednesday, 23 August at 1820 (6:20pm).  Announced by John Russcher.
  • Club potluck Wednesday night @ 6pm (1800), 6 September 2017.

Old Business:

  • See “Events” below

New Business:              

  • See “Events” below
  • It is time to nominate and elect Club Officers for calendar year 2018.
    • Current officers have volunteered to continue in office(if desired by the membership) and are incumbent candidates for the elections which will be held during the next meeting.

Events:

  • No “Come and Fly” events are currently scheduled for August or later.
  • Club potluck Wednesday night @ 6pm (1800), 6 September 2017.
  • Streamer Combat events.
    • 23 August @1820 (6:20pm)
    • 6 September @ 1830 (6:30pm)
  • 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 , 9 Septemer 2017 at 0900 (9AM) at the Field.  Come fly the FRIENDLY FIELD!
  • Meeting adjourned:  0929 (09:29AM) by member vote

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Dave Jamrog,  George Keefe, Bill McVea, Bill Porter, John Russcher, Lucas Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp,  Jim Tibbitts, Ray Weller, Mort Wright

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

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • 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;
  • BI-LAWS
    • TULIP CITY AIR FORCE
      • 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

Events:

  • 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