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.

STAY ON THE DRIVEWAY!!

I received a rightfully upset message this morning from the landlord stating that if people could not remain on the driveway we should leave. It is frustrating that we are yet again dealing with the issue of people not staying on the driveway when going out to the flying field.

The driveway is muddy, it happens after rain and especially this time of year, and we all know that. Tractors use the drive as well and the landlord is not happy about that. The mud is never more than an inch deep and there is no threat to sinking in and getting stuck. Regardless of any argument, stay on the driveway.

Mike

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

August 23rd Combat

Our 4th Combat event of our 5 event series was held on August 23rd.  What an exciting event, 4 pilots scored over a thousand points!  10 pilots flew 5 rounds was a recipe for lots of cuts and continuous action.  If you have not watched one of these events yet you have to stop out and see what it is all about!

August 23rd Results
  • 1st – Kelly Ellerbroek – 1260 points
  • 2nd – Mike Tharp – 1168 points
  • 3rd – John Russcher – 1044 points
  • 4th – Brad Ellerbroek – 1008 points
  • 5th – Dave VerHof – 728 points
  • 6th – Lucas Russcher – 616 points
  • 7th – Ryan Storteboom – 536 points
  • 8th – Luke Shafer – 432 points
  • 9th – Scott Storteboom – 360 points
  • 10th – Aaron Dewitt – 352 points
Mike Tharp hangs onto the point standings lead with 2992 points. Below are the complete points totals.
Current points standings
  • 1st – Mike Tharp – 2992pts
  • 2nd – John Russcher – 2412pts
  • 3rd – Aaron Dewitt – 1844pts
  • 4th – Dave VerHof – 1652pts
  • 5th – Luke Shafer – 1576pts
  • 6th – Lucas Russcher – 1336pts
  • 7th – Kelly Ellerbroek – 1260pts
  • 8th – Scott Storteboom – 1064pts
  • 9th – Dave Jamrog and Brad Ellerbroek TIED – 1008pts
  • 11th – Ryan Storteboom – 556pts
  • 12th – Bob Kovacs – 40pts

 

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