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Meeting Minutes –Saturday, September 09, 2017 @ TCAF FIELD

                                   

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Meeting Minutes –Saturday, September 09, 2017 @ TCAF FIELD

Posted on 15 October 2017 by TCAF

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

TCAF Meeting Minutes

                                   

8/5/2017 Tulip City Air Force

Meeting Minutes –Saturday, August 5, 2017 @ TCAF FIELD

Posted on     9 September 2017 by TCAF

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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Items For Sale

EFlite Viking biplane. Ready to fly with all electronics in it. You will need to change the battery connector on ESC. Has stabilization modes for normal and 3D flying and uses 3S 500 battery. $40.00

Hacker Master Stick plane new in the box. Really fun plane on a cheap setup (No electronics included) A 480 motor and 2200 battery is perfect on it. Made of EPP and can be flown like a trainer or do more. $45.00

Contact me at mt_100@yahoo.com if you are interested.

August 2nd Combat

Our 3rd Combat event of our 5 event series was held on August 2nd. As much these events are for the pilots it is also very exciting for spectators! With 8 pilots there was allot of  streamer cuts and collisions! If you have not watched one of these events yet you have to stop out and see what it is all about!

 

August 2nd Results
  • 1st – Mike Tharp – 1148 points
  • 2nd – Aaron Dewitt – 772 points
  • 3rd – Luke Shafer – 608 points
  • 4th – Lucas Russcher – 544 points
  • 5th – John Russcher – 516 points
  • 6th – Dave Jamrog – 488 points
  • 7th – Scott Storteboom – 376 points
  • 8th – Dave VerHof – 208 points
The overall lead change has been taken over by Mike Tharp with 1824 points. Below are the compleat points totals.
Current points standings
  • 1st – Mike Tharp – 1824pts
  • 2nd – Aaron Dewitt – 1492pts
  • 3rd – John Russcher – 1368pts
  • 4th – Luke Shafer – 1144pts
  • 5th – Dave Jamrog – 968pts
  • 6th – Dave VerHof – 924pts
  • 7th – Lucas Russcher – 720pts
  • 8th – Scott Storteboom – 704pts
  • 9th – Bob Kovacs – 40pts
  • 10th – Ryan Storteboom – 20pts
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John Russcher

Meeting Minutes –Saturday, June 6, 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

For Sale – EFlite Twist 480

Selling my old standby plane. Flies really great and a riot with high rates. Not for a beginner but is stable. Landing gear has been put back on a few times but the rest is fine.

Has a Turnigy motor, 30a ESC, 6ch receiver, and prop in it. You will have to change the ESC battery connector.

$50 takes it.

Mike
mt_100@yahoo.com