Meeting Minutes – October 2013

Call to Order

  • Meeting called to order at 7:10 by Ex Prez Mike

Secretary’s Report

  • Last meeting minutes approved by vote of members present

Treasurer’s Report

  • $3831.35 in account
  • Non profit done $20
  • ~$35 still to be paid for Port-O-Jon

Safety Report/Field Maintenance

  • Sign needs to come down and stored
  • Pump still winterized from last year (never used)

New Members

  • None

Visitors

  • None

Announcements

  • KRAM club swap meet Sunday 10/27th
  • KRAM indoor flying ( Mike will post schedule)

Old Business

  • Board elections – Larry, Chad, Dave, Dave, Tom (Secretary) all approved
  • Big Bird??? Tabled but MUST BE DECIDED NOV MEETING

New Business

  • Pay attention to lease (Expires end of 2014)
  • Meeting attendance is low…very low

Comments and Questions

  • We need to find a way to get more members, or just more participation from non members that may spark more membership or income.
  • Need new way to get young members
  • Most airplane sales are park flyers and not interested in joining clubs

Next Meeting

  • Monday Nov 4th 7:00PM at Cobblestones

Adjourn

  • 7:53PM by vote

Members Present

  • Tom Schmidt, Ron Neinhuis, Rich Moore, Dan Thomann, David VerHoef, Mike, Dave Jamrog, Lary “Late” Weller

KRAM Winter Indoor Flying Schedule

Pilots & guests of Kent Radio AeroModelers!

For details and flyer click here

The leaves are changing, it’s getting cold and it’s dark by dinner-time, which can only mean…INDOOR FLYING SEASON! We’ve partnered with the West Michigan Aviation Academy once again and are happy to bring you 7 Saturdays from November through March for you to get some flying in.

To be held at West Michigan Avaition Academy at the GRR airport.

11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 2/8, 2/22, 3/15

9AM – 1PM

$5 Flying fee (100% goes directly to the WMAA R/C Club!)

Snacks & drinks available

Bring your foamies, micros & small helis for a feast of flying. West Michigan Park Flyers are likely to be on-site and have parts & supplies for sale.

Flying time will be divided in 10-15 minute blocks for: Pattern foamies, 3d (depron) foamies, micros and helis. We might also try adding a block for ‘Anything & Everything’, for those that don’t mind the carnage! (If anyone that attended last year would like to make comments & suggestions for this setup, please email me.)

Not a pilot? Everyone is welcome to come watch, ask questions, and have fun!

Hope to see everyone there!

Nik

KRAM President

Meeting Minutes – September 2013

Call to Order

  • Meeting called to order at 9:02am by President

Secretary’s Report

  • Last meeting minutes approved by vote of members present

Treasurer’s Report

  • $3866.77 in bank
  • This is $800 less than the same month last year

Safety Report/Field Maintenance

  • The port-o-jon needs cleaning before winter

New Members

  • None

Visitors

  • None

Announcements

  • None

Old Business

  • Swap meet costs estimated to be $1300 if we choose to host one. Decision made to pass planning one.

New Business

  • Board Member nominations: Dave Jamrog for President, Larry Weller for V.P., Chad for Safety Officer, Dave V for Treasurer. Secretary position remains open.
  • Motion made and passed to discuss and hold a vote on whether or not to put on the “Big Bird” event for 2014. Vote will be held at October meeting to determine if we want to do it and start the process. This is a great money maker for the club and cash is needed.
  • A question as to the bi-laws was brought up related to the nomination and voting process for board members. Bob and Mike to look into it to see if they are correct and bring findings back to the club.

Comments and Questions

  • From Mike: Turn out to September meeting(s) is historically low. Is this due to board nominations and if so why?

Next Meeting

  • Monday October 7th at 7:00PM to be held at Cobblestone Hobby Shop. Use the door off the side alley as the front will be locked.

Adjourn

  • Meeting adjourned at 9:37am by vote of members present

Members Present

  • Mike, Bill Porter, Larry Weller, Bob Kovacs, Dave Jamrog, Tom Ziemba, Rich Moore, Ron Nienhuis, Denny Tiggleman, Kenny Ly

Meeting Minutes – August 2013

Call to Order

  • Meeting called to order at 9:00 by President

Secretary’s Report

  • Last meeting minutes approved by vote of members present

Treasurer’s Report

  • $3846.77 in account
  • No new members, 2 new member prospects
  • $20 non profit needed to be paid

Safety Report/Field Maintenance

  • Grass looks better
  • Tree west of field has been eating planes again, watch out.
  • Nickname of “Charlie Brown” will be give to anyone that crashes into it, Bill Porter on 8/17 was last one I saw.

New Members

  • None

Visitors

  • Tom

Announcements

  • None

Old Business

  • Aug 17th Event, need more folks out
  • Ron has new club trainer ready

New Business

  • Club needs new ways of making money
  • September meeting will be time for board member nominations. The Secretary, and President seats will be open this year. Mike is not seeking re-election.

Comments and Questions

  • None

Next Meeting

  • September 7th at 9:00am at the field

Adjourn

  • Meeting adjourned at 9:23am by vote of members present

Members Present

  • Mike, Larry Weller, Ron Nienhuis, Dan Thomann, Kenny Ly, Mort Wright, Bill Porter (aka Charlie Brown), Jerry Timmer, Richard Moore, Ray Weller, David VerHoef, David Jamrog, Jim Tibbitts, Tom Ziemba

Upcoming Events In the Area

TCAF has been forwarded a few events by other local clubs we want to pass on. Read below for details of each!

Kent Radio Aero Modelers (KRAMS) First Anual IMAC scale aerobatics competition will be held August 24th and 25th at their field. Details of the event can be found in the flier at their site in the flyer at their site

KRAMS will also honor our war veterans with their annual Veterans Fly-In on September 14. Veterans from several wars will be in attendance, so bring your warbirds (not required) and enjoy a day of flying. The public is invited out to watch and honor the vets with them. A burger & brat lunch will be available. Details in the flyer at their site here

A swap and sell meet will be held at Walter’s RC Park on September 14th as well. More details can be found on their website here.

Thanks for watching and get out there and enjoy some late season events!