Special Meeting Minutes – January 9th, 2020

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:00pm by Dave Jamrog

Introduction and Site Map – Dave Jamrog

  • An introduction and a meeting agenda was passed out.
  • A status update about the old field.
  • Overview of the budget status. This entailed current operating budget status and proposed capital budget for the new field. Current operating budget will be kept separate from the new field project funding.
  • Reviewed the proposed Taylor street site layout (see attached).

AMA Grant – Scott Storteboom

  • Reviewed the timeline of the AMA Site Improvement Grant application process. This includes application, approval and completion of the project.

Site Budget – John Russcher

  •  Reviewed the Taylor Street site budget line by line including runway, electrical and building (see attached).

Donations – Steve Kastens

  • Discussed donations received to date, donation receipts and pledge cards and outside donation possibilities.

Questions – Entire Board

  • Reviewed questions on the site map, AMA grant, site budget and donations.
  • We encouraged members to contact any board member if they have any further question.

Motion

  • A motion was made and seconded to accept the site plan and budget as proposed. A ballot was provided and the motion was unanimously carried.

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 8:35pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Dave VerHoef, Steve Kastens, Scott Storteboom, Dan Thomann, Bill Porter, Mike Tharp, Mike VanAanhold, Tom Heetderks, Ray Weller, Tyler Kastens, Bob Kovacs, Sherwyn Lamer, Justin Boetsma, Lucas Russcher, Kelly Ellerbroek, Larry Weller

Attachmenets: 

 

2020 New Year’s Day Fly!

January 1st, 2020 – New Year’s Day Fly!

* Great attendance, 12 total of which 10 flew.
* Great food! – meatballs, chili, ham and turkey buns, chips, ,cheese sausage with crackers, cookies, pop and coffee.
* Great friends!
* Great flying and maiden by Tyler and his Stinger 64 edf!
* Great site!
* Great Fun!!

A huge Thank You to Allen Hatfield for hosting us at his family’s airport.

Click on the photo to enlarge it.
JR

 

Meeting Minutes – October 7th, 2019

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:00pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • Minutes from September were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The September meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • George Keefe passed on 2 Safety Grams to Steve Kastens. Steve will post them to the Facebook and Webpage in the future.
  • Taylor Street needs a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and directions to the field for first responders. Steve Kastens will coordinate the development of these items with Dave Jamrog.

Visitors:

  • Dan Athey – Dan was a member of TCAF in the past and is considering rejoining.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The Fall Ball Fun Fly Event that was scheduled for Saturday October 12th was canceled due to poor weather.  
  • For information regarding club events please refer to the club calendar on our web page or our Facebook page.

Old Business:

  • Dave Jamrog has not talked to Steve Klingenberg as of yet about getting out of our Lease at the end of 2019. This is due to not being able to finalize a lease with the Ferwerda’s for Taylor Street property yet.
  • A motion to amend the September’s motion regarding contacting Steve Klingenberg about the clubs lease agreement was made.  The new motion is as follows “Mr. Klingenberg should not be contacted until the club has a signed lease for the Taylor Rd. site.”
  • Contact Dewind Field and Harry’s Field to advise them of our activities at the Taylor Street site.
  • We are still working on the possibility of getting some dirt for the Taylor Street site.

  New Business:

  • No new business

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 7pm at Cobblestone Crafts and Hobbies

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:52pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Nice to see the 16 members present at the October meeting.
  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Mike Tharp, Mike VanAanhold, Bill Porter, Ray Weller, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Garrett Van Der Duim, Mike Rose, Larry Weller, Mort Wright, Bob Kovacs, Dave Ver Hoef, Justin Boetsma and Scott Storteboom

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes – September 9th, 2019

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:03pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The August’s meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer Dave Ver Hoef gave the treasures report.
  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • Safety Officer George Keefe was not present. George is working on TCAF Safety Gram 003 and will post it on the club web site when completed.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • Save the DATE!   Mike Tharp and Dave Kingma are working on putting together a Fall Ball Fun Fly Event on Saturday October 12th. Probable starting around 10am to about 2pm or so. Below are some rough details.  This event will be perfect for your Bloody Baron combat airplane or something similar like a FT wing or epp airplane or wing. Don’t bring anything that you are in love with.  Donuts with coffee and cider when you arrive and pull pork and bbq at lunch. Spectators are encouraged and welcome. This should be a lot of fun to participate in and watch!
  • For all planned events dates and times please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Facebook pages.

 Old Business:

  • Lease for Taylor Street field will be for 5 years. The year 2020 rent will be $1,000 and continued participation with Rust n Dust. Future years rent will be based on the club
  • Discussion about Taylor Street field, pits and parking layout.
  • After a great deal of discussion about keeping two fields it was decided to contact Steve Klingenberg about terminating our lease at the end of 2019.
  • The following two motions were made and approved by member vote.

1 – Talk to Steve Klingenberg about letting us out of our lease at the end of 2019.

2 – The club officers will be the steering committee to coordinate and make decisions about the transition from our club field to the Taylor street site. The steering committee is authorized to spend money for the transition to the new field as outlined in the expenditure section of the bi-laws.  Members will be notified by email of these expenditures.

New Business:

  • Election of officers. George Keefe asked to step down as safety officer. Steve Kastens has volunteered for the position. All other officers were willing to continue in their positions. Steve Kastens was approved as safety officer by member vote.
  • New board for 2020; President – Dave Jamrog, Vice President – Scott Storteboom, Treasurer – Dave Ver Hoef, Secretary – John Russcher, Safety Officer – Steve Kastens
  • Thank you to George for his service to the club as secretary first then safety officer.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 7pm at Cobblestone Crafts and Hobbies

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:54pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Very nice to see the large attendance to this meeting. Members present: Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Mike Tharp, Tom Heetderks, Mike VanAanhold, Bill Porter, Ray Weller, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Lucas Russcher, Ron Nienhuis, Garrett Van Der Duim, Mike Rose, Larry Weller, Mort Wright, Bob Kovacs, Daniel Thomann, Terry Moll, Dave Ver Hoef, Justin Boetsma

Meeting Minutes – August 5th, 2019

NOTE:  These minutes are preliminary and will not be final until approved by member vote at the next club meeting. Please notify the club secretary John Russcher, via email (planeaddicted@gmail.com) of any corrections and/or errors as soon as possible. 

 

Meeting called to order:

  • 7:10pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The June meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer Dave Ver Hoef was absent so secretary John Russcher gave the treasures report.
  • The club expenditures and account balance was reviewed. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • Received money from combat entry fees and the donations from hot dogs before combat.
  • The 2nd half of the 2019 field lease was paid.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • Safety Officer George Keefe was not present but posted his second TCAF Safety Gram 002 on the web site.

Visitors:

  • Brad Batjes – Brad is a fiend of Kelly Ellerbroek and Tom Heetderks and is interested in joining the club.

 

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • Pot Luck and Fly is Wednesday August 7th at 6pm. Bring a dish to pass, tableware, chair and an airplane to fly afterwards. This is for members and your families.
  • Rust n’ Dust – Friday and Saturday, August 9th and 10th. This event is very important to the land owners on Taylor Street. Our participation in this event is very important! Please come out and participate! Help with the combat or buddy box events and fly your airplane during the open flying times. Any airplane, big or small, foam or balsa is entertaining to the community!
    • Thursday night is setup. We will be starting at 6:30. Come out and help if you are able.
    • Friday we have open flying 1pm – 4pm and buddy box flying 4pm -6:30pm.
    • Saturday we have combat starting at 12:30pm – 2pm, buddy box flying 2pm – 4pm and open flying 4pm – 6:30.
  • Streamer Combat – Wednesday the 14th. Combat is a great event to watch. We have had 30 to 40 spectators at each event. Bring out your family, neighbors and friends to enjoy a hot dog and be entertained by the combat. Hot dogs will be ready at 6pm, combat starts at 6:30.
  • For all planned events dates and times please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Face Book pages.

Old Business:

  • Dave Jamrog had a conversation with Steve’s wife when she was mowing the field. She would like us to stay but Steve has not changed his mind. Dave meet with Steve on Saturday the 3rd and had a good talk about the driveway and gate. In the end Steve has NOT changed his mind about us leaving at the end of 2020.
  • Taylor street site. We will be getting together with the family to work of a lease for moving to their property. We will also explore any other spots on their property. We hope to have a rough lease outline at the September meeting.

New Business:

  • Next year we will have our current field and Taylor Street as an expense. If Taylor Street is ready do we want to leave our current field early or do we want to maintain and pay for both fields as a transition. We will discuss this at the September meet.  Please be in attendance so that your voice can be heard.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • (This was not talked about at the meeting but I wanted to include it for your information). Mowing schedule for Taylor Street is going well! If you would like to be added to the list we can use your help. Please contact John Russcher to be added to the rotation.

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 7pm at the Club 146th Ave Field, bring an airplane to fly after the meeting!

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:44pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike Tharp, Tom Heetderks, Mike VanAanhold, Bill Porter, Ray Weller, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Lucas Russcher, Ron Nienhuis, Garrett van der Duim, Mike Rose

Meeting Minutes – June 3rd, 2019

NOTE:  THESE MINUTES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL NOT BE FINAL UNTIL APPROVED, BY MEMBER VOTE, AT THE NEXT CLUB MEETING.  PLEASE NOTIFY THE CLUB SECRETARY JOHN RUSSCHER, VIA EMAIL (planeaddicted@gmail.com) OF ANY CORRECTIONS AND/OR ERRORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Meeting called to order:

  • 7:03pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from last meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review. No edits or errors were brought up by email or at this meeting.
  • The March meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer Dave Ver Hoef reviewed the clubs account balance and expenditures. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting Dave Ver Hoef.
  • Received money from combat entry fees and the first batch of combat kits sales.
  • The 2nd half of the 2019 field lease payment is coming up.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • Safety Officer George Keefe was not present but posted his first TCAF Safety Gram 001 on the web site and Facebook page.

Visitors:

  • none

Announcements:

  • Hot dog Night will be Wednesday the 5th at 6pm with Combat to follow at 6:30. The Taylor street property owners were invited but did not attend due to being very busy on the farm.

Old Business:

  • Scott is updating the Michigan forms per the request of the IRS. If you would like more details about this please contact any of the officers.
  • Taylor street site. No new updates at this time. The owners are very busy with farm related business.

New Business:

  • None

Events:

  • Next combat events is June 19th, July 1st, July 17th, July 31st at 6:30 with hot dogs being served before the event at 6pm.
  • For all planned events dates and times, please refer to the Club calendar on our Web and Face Book pages.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • Mowing schedule for Taylor Street will be set up once the field dries out and we can get back on it.

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 7pm at the Club 146th Ave Field

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:39pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

  • Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Dave Ver Hoef, Mike Tharp, Justin Boetsma, Tom Heetderks, Larry Weller, Mike VanAanhold, Bill Porter, Bob Kovacs, Ray Weller, Kenny Ly, Steve Kastens, Jay Goeke, Ryan Storteboom, Lucas Russcher

 

Meeting Minutes – May 6, 2019

NOTE:  THESE MINUTES ARE PRELIMINARY AND WILL NOT BE FINAL UNTIL APPROVED, BY MEMBER VOTE, AT THE NEXT CLUB MEETING.  PLEASE NOTIFY THE CLUB SECRETARY JOHN RUSSCHER, VIA EMAIL (planeaddicted@gmail.com) OF ANY CORRECTIONS AND/OR ERRORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.


Meeting called to order:

  • 7:03pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report:

  • Minutes from Aprils meeting were posted on TCAF Web page for review.
  • The April meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • Treasurer Dave Ver Hoef reviewed the clubs account balance and expenditures. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting Dave Ver Hoef.
  • The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • Safety Officer George Keefe talked about his plans to start a “lessons learned” monthly report.

Visitors:

  • none

Announcements:

  • none

Old Business:

  • 501c3 Update – We supplied more info twice and are now waiting on the final approval.

New Business:

  • Lawn Tractor: John Russcher and Justin Boetsma ran across a used Wheel Horse Garden Tractor. It has a kohler 12 hp motor, 42″ rear discharge deck, wheel weights, wheel chains and plow blade. They paid $300 and offered it to the club for that amount. A motion was made to purchase the tractor from John and Justin allowing 10 days for anybody not at the meeting to comment on this purchase.
  • New Field: 8427 Taylor Street. All communication with the land owners need to go through Dave, John and Scott.
  • We received permission to store a lawn mower at the Taylor street site.

Events:

  • Reminder that combat starts in a couple weeks on Wednesday May 22nd.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                  

  • none

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 7pm at the Club 146th Ave Field

Meeting Adjourned:

  • 7:52pm meeting adjourned.

Attendees:

Dave Jamrog, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Dave Ver Hoef, George Keefe, Mike Tharp, Justin Boetsma, Mike VanAanhold, Mike Rose, Allen Hatfield, Garrett VanDerDuim