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

                                   

09092017Tulip City Airforce

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
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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

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

Meeting Minutes –Saturday, May 06, 2017 @ TCAF FIELD

Posted 14 May 2017 by GEK, TCAF Secretary

Meeting called to order:

  • 0901(09:01AM)       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
  • $3500.53 in account
  • # OF PAID MEMBERS:   32 paid members
  • Currently 2 members overdue for 2017 dues.
  • New  member:  Bill McVea
  • Approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher: New wind sock Installed on west end of field safety fence at field level.  Plans are to install another one on east side.
  • The shelter white lighting needs to be replaced with the proper wattage fixture and light bulb.  Dave Verhoef took for action.  Action completed by Dave VerHoef on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.
  • In addition, Ron NienHuis donated another outside light fixture so that we now have a spare for the currently installed fixture.

New Members:

  • Bill McVea: WELCOME ABOARD!!

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

  • President Dave Jamrog noted that the field lease is due for renewal this year.  The new lease has been prepared and is ready for President Jamrog’s approval and signature.  The terms and conditions of the lease are the same as previous lease.
  • There will be a fun fly on Saturday, 27 May 2017 at 0900 (9AM). Announced by John Russcher.

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.
          • Club Secretary, George Keefe, was charged to make the necessary changes to the Bi-Laws and present to the President for signature approval.

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):
      • 31 May
      • 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 , 3 June 2017 at 0900 (9AM) at the Field.  Come fly the FRIENDLY FIELD!

Meeting adjourned:

  • 0955 (09:55AM) by member vote

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  Terry Garvelink, Steve Kastens, George Keefe,  Bob Kovacs, Bill McVea, Ron Nienhuis, Bill Porter, John Russcher, Scott Storteboom,  Jim Tibbitts, Jerry Timmer, Dave VerHoef, Larry Weller

Meeting Minutes –Monday, April 03, 2017

Meeting called to order:

  • 1910 (7:10PM)       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
  • $3070.53 in account
  • Paid AMA Charter-$120
  • # OF PAID MEMBERS:   22 paid members
  • Currently 10 members overdue for 2017 dues.
  • Approved by member vote

Safety Report/Field Maintenance:

  • NOTES FROM SAFETY OFFICER John Russcher: If you visit the field, please be careful.  The approach drive and field are still very wet and muddy from our winter weather.  No real field activity during winter months.

New Members:

  • None to report this meeting.

Visitors:

  • None

Announcements:

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 January 1, 2017.
            • This has been scheduled for final discussion and voting during the next scheduled club meeting.

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):
      • 31 May
      • 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. First one on Wednesday, 3 May.
    • First Streamer Combat event will be Wednesday 3 May.
    • 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 , 6 May 2017 at 0900 (9AM) at the Field.  Come fly the FRIENDLY FIELD!

Meeting adjourned:

  • 1936 (7:36 PM)    by member vote

Meeting attendees:

  • ATTENDEES:  James Hartmann, Dave Jamrog, Steve Kastens, George Keefe,  John Russcher,  Scott Storteboom,  Dave VerHoef.

West Michigan Park Flyers Indoor Flying Events

West Michigan Park Flyers is hosting some indoor flying events that are coming up. For details check out their Facebook page or the images below.

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Learn To Fly Event – Saturday August 9th