Meeting Minutes – September 20th, 2021

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:

  • 7:02pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • The August 23rd 2021 meeting minutes were posted on the web site for review.  
  • A motion was made and seconded. The August 23rd 2021 meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave VerHoef

  • The club expenditures and account balances were reviewed. This includes the general fund and field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave VerHoef.
  • We have 58 members which includes youth and life members.   
  • A motion was made and seconded. The treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • When entering the property please turn left at the Y. Phil would like us to not go back his trailer.   

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • One visitor, Rob Wetterholt. Rob is part of the West Michigan Soring Society and is interested in joining TCAF.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • Final Streamer Combat on September 22nd.
  • Field closed at 3pm on Saturday September 25th for a Wedding onsite.
  • Member cookout on Monday September 27th starting at 5:30pm.
  • 1st Annual Autumn EDF Jet Rally will be held on October 9th, registration 9am, pilots meeting 9:45, flying 10am – 4pm.

Old Business:

  • Voting on the Officer slate. The nominations are as follows.
    • President – Dave Jamrog
    • Vice President – Scott Storteboom
    • Secretary – John Russcher
    • Treasure – Dave VerHoef
    • Safety Officer – Steve Kastens
  • A motion was made and seconded. The officer slate was approved by member vote.

New Business:

  • The officers will be having a officer meeting on Thursday September 23rd to discuss the timing of getting dirt delivered and reseeding specific areas.

Comments and Questions:

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • January. Date, location and time will be determined in December. This will be our 2022 budget meeting.  

Meeting Adjourned:

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, John Russcher, Steve Kastens, Tyler Kastens, Mike VanAanhold,  Ron Nienhuis, Noel Miller, Larry Weller, Jo VanOyen and Rob Wetterholt

Meeting Minutes – Auguest 23, 2021

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:

  • 7:06pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • The May 10th 2021 meeting minutes were posted on the web site for review.  
  • A motion was made and seconded and the May 10th 2021 meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave VerHoef

  • The club expenditures and account balances were reviewed. This includes the general fund and field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave VerHoef.
  • The AMA field improvement grant in the amount of $3,000 was received.  
  • A motion was made and seconded and the treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens(Dave VerHoef reporting)

  • A new first aid kit is under the charging table.
  • The fire extinguisher is back and attached to the charging table.  
  • The first aid information sheet is posted on the charging table. If was suggested to also post this on the club website.
  • A motion was made and seconded and the safety report was approved by member vote.  

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • One visitor, Keith. Keith was a member of TCAF when we were flying by Brinks Farms on the south side of Holland.

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • none

Old Business:

  • none  

New Business:

  • Officer Nominations. All the current officers are willing to continue for another year. No additional nominations were received.
    • President – Dave Jamrog
    • Vice President – Scott Storteboom
    • Secretary – John Russcher
    • Treasure – Dave VerHoef
    • Safety Officer – Steve Kastens
  • There was a short discussion about purchase a load of dirt to fill in the low spots in the parking area and were we trenched for the electrical wires for the charging table and shed. A motion was made and seconded to purchase whatever amount of dirt that would needed to fill all the low areas.    

Comments and Questions:                                                                                                                                       

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday, September 20th at the Club Field

Meeting Adjourned:

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:31pm.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, John Russcher, Mike VanAanhold,  Ron Nienhuis, Ray Weller, RJ Selby, Sherwyn Lamer, Russ Verbrugge, Brian Carpenter, Matt Plaggemeyer, Noel Miller, Ray Klein and Tom Heetderks

Meeting Minutes – May 10th, 2021

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:

  • 7:02pm by Dave Jamrog

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • The January 11th 2021 meeting minutes were reviewed.  
  • A motion was made and seconded and the January 11th meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave VerHoef

  • The club expenditures and account balances were reviewed. This includes the general fund and Field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave VerHoef.
  • We were informed that TCAF was awarded a field improvement grant in the amount of $3,000. The check should arrive late May or early June.
  • A motion was made and seconded and the treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • New 911 sheet was posted on one of the tables. Please look for this the next time you are at the field so that you are familiar with its location.
  • The fire extinguisher with be brought back out and will be attached to one of the tables.
  • New noodles will be installed on the starting tables.
  • Extra trash bags are at the bottom of the garbage cans.
  • A motion was made and seconded and the safety report was approved by member vote.  

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • Harry Burgus

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • none

Old Business:

  • Field budget report. Expenses for the new field were reviewed.  

New Business:

  • A new 8’ table is being built for a charging station. It will be placed next to the electrical pole facing north and south.  Two duplex electrical boxes will be installed at some point on the top center of the table.  

Comments and Questions:                                                                                                                                       

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • August, date to be determined at the Club Field

Meeting Adjourned:

  • Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, Steve Kastens, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike VanAanhold, Tyler Kastens, Jim Herron, Larry Weller, Ryan Quelle, Ron Nienhuis, Ray Weller, RJ Selby and Joel Van Oyen

Meeting Minutes – January 11th, 2021

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. 

Zoom Meeting called to order:

  • 7:05pm by Dave Jamrog.

Secretary’s Report: John Russcher

  • The September 14th meeting minutes were reviewed.  
  • A motion was made and seconded and the September 14th meeting minutes were approved by member vote.

Treasurer’s Report: Dave Ver Hoef

  • The club expenditures and account balances were reviewed. This includes the general fund and Field improvement balances. This information can be found in the member’s only area of the club webpage or by contacting treasure Dave Ver Hoef.
  • A motion was made and seconded and the treasures report was approved by member vote.

Safety Report/Field Maintenance: Steve Kastens

  • None  

Visitors and/or New Members:

  • none

Announcements and Upcoming Events:

  • The officers will be working on a 2021 event schedule in the upcoming couple months.

Old Business:

  • Our current lease is good through the 2024 flying season.
  • New field status. There is a small amount of excavating that needs to be done yet. There is one problem low spot that will be taken care of as soon as it is dry enough to get equipment back on the field. The board is working on cost and plans for hardwired electrical to where our future shelter will be located. We would like to plant grass and roll out the geotex fabric as soon as the excavating is finished and the weather allows.
  • There was some additional discussion about the electrical hookup.

New Business:

  • Horizon Hobby will be donating another airplane to the club for us to sell tickets and give away at the 2021 Rust-N-Dust event.
  • A Member has inquired about donate an airplanes to the club. The club will sell them and use the proceeds for the new field development. If anybody has any airplanes that they would like to donate to the club please contact any club officer.
  • Dues – It was recommended to keep our dues as is for the upcoming year. A motion was made and seconded and the dues were approved by member vote.
  • 2021 Budget Discussion. Dave Jamrog went through the budget section by section and the board members answered questions. A motion was made and seconded and the 2021 Budget was approved by member vote.

Comments and Questions:                                                                                                                                       

  • None

Next Meeting:

  • Monday May 3rd, 2021 at the Club Field

Meeting Adjourned:

  • Meeting adjourned at 8:07pm.

Attendees:

  • Members present: Dave Jamrog, Dave VerHoef, Steve Kastens, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom, Mike VanAanhold, Tyler Kastens, Jim Herron, Tom Heetderks, Larry Weller, Mike Tharp, Dave Kingma, Ryan Quelle and Joel Van Oyen