TO ORDER: 7:35
OF MINUTES: Minutes of
December minutes were accepted without revision.
In the future minutes will be sent out and posted on
website for your review before the meeting. We will ask for
corrections at the meeting, but will not read them.
REPORT: All bills are paid. We learned property rent
is paid at the end of the year. The dues are projected to
remain at $175.00 per discussion below.
47 paid members to date
is in good shape, fairly smooth, stripes still there, and was
muddy and soft but now frozen.
careful parking at the far end of the lot (east end) if it
warms up…You will get stuck.
have been removed from the charging station.
gate wheel and starting table broken wheels have been
AND SAFETY: All
is well. Some of our planes sound loud and folks are flying
them anyway without taking sound measurements to confirm
is a real issue most clubs that lose their fields is related
to not regulating sound. Rich Margules accepted the
position of Sound and Safety Officer
taken to present to outgoing President Cliff Becker a laser
engraved propeller, prepared by Baron Technologies, for his
dedication to the Club as a member and officer for 19 years.
A second prop was to be presented to Brain Cummings for
his years of service as Treasurer.
Increase Club energy thru field fun social events i.e.
BQ, Fun fly, Improve Your Flying Skills Day, Ken Blau accepted
the newly restored chairman of the Social Committee
Focus on maintaining all current members and adding new
Maintain dues at $175 or less, of course this depends
on how many members we have.
PayPal has been set up and will be the method of dues
payment and other financial transactions.
Jay Wiener will give details and instructions in a
separate email to the membership
Ken Blau accepted the esteemed position as Social
Gerry Yarish program February Meeting
A Foreign War March Meeting Charles McNair, MD.
He will be asked to give a review of his book as a
program at FlyRC March 6th meeting..
"Soldiers of a Foreign War" presents the Vietnam War
in all its conflicted complexity. It is told from the enlisted
soldiers' perspective and deals with the American and
Vietnamese's, North and South, all teenagers, experiences as
they leave their families and enter their countries'
The story lines follow two American infantry platoons led by
sergeants Cado and Eldridge, a three-man NVA combat cell
comprised of Chi, Duan and Thuy and Sp. Steve Aiken a medic in
the surgical hospital. The action takes place in six months
during 1969-70, in War Zone C, northwest of Saigon.
The daily misery of living and fighting in the jungle and rice
paddies for these men is unimaginable. The planning, execution
and aftermaths of combat operations, is presented in detail.
The novel is unique in its descriptions of the wounded and
their fates. Most war novels will say, "Joe got hit and
was evac'd to the hospital." My book tells exactly what
happened when Joe got to the hospital. The variety of
destructive wounds required immediate surgeries. That was the
function of the surgical hospital but the toll taken on the
staff has not been told to the extent that this novel does.”
NE Jamboree Ken Blau as his first social planning event
for the year is organizing a bus to the event
Resolve field mowing & equipment storage. The
membership discussed field mowing for the coming year.
Mike Hedrick will head a committee to schedule members
who volunteer to participate.
There will be two machines.
Members must be trained before use, for safety reason
the membership emphasized this be done by two people.
2019 Field Mowing Resolution:
The field will be mowed and trimmed by a group of Club
volunteers that will be organized by one Club member, the
Mowing Coordinator. The field and infield will be mowed
& trimmed on Friday in preparation for weekend flying.
During periods of rapid grass growth (typically mid-April thru
mid-June), the field will be mowed again on Tuesday in
preparation for Tuesday evening flying. A published schedule
will be established and maintained by the Mowing Coordinator,
showing who is responsible to mow on what days. Impromptu
mowing outside the pre-established schedule is discouraged. In
addition to managing this effort, the Mowing Coordinator will
be responsible of machine maintenance, fuel and oil supply.
Currently the Club only owns a small push mower so we will
initially use two machines loaned by club members. Recognizing
that all machines are different, and one is a Zero Turn,
volunteers will need some instruction before they use the
machine for the first time.
If this approach is adopted, the Club will pursue purchasing a
suitable mower and providing proper storage, which will be the
subject of a future resolution.”
Future meeting site.
Membership voted to continue meeting at Hobby Hangout
and Thanked John Gallager for his generosity to making HH
available to the club.
NMHS cancelled the scheduled visit to the 1/15/2019.
Event will be rescheduled
Update Safety Rules and By-laws and executive officer
Incorporate Intro Pilot Program into club rules with buddy box
Maintain our Out Reach Program
Re-establish Summer Club (periodic?) mtg. at the Field?
How about flying demos experts with buddy boxes?
Update our Web Site
Term Limits for Officers
RAFFLE: John Mish won the 50/50. A1099 will be
donated $10.00 back to the club.
Thank you John.
TELL; Bob Motta discussed his recent catch of engines.