2013-03-05 Meeting Minutes


March 5, 2013

Meeting Minutes


Meeting opened at 7:00pm by Roman Paryz with 27 members present.



·          February meeting minutes accepted by club members

·          By Law change to allow the use of electronic means for contacting in emergency/important cases.  Motioned made by Patrick Mason and seconded by Craig Carson.  Motion passed unanimously.  Final wording will be updated in the bi laws. 

·          By Law change to change the helicopter wording to allow helicopters to use the main runway.  Motion made by Craig Carson, seconded by Joel Rickertson.  Motion passed 20 to 6.  Final wording will be updated in the bi laws.

·          Still working in the beginning stages of the continuing education class.  Volunteer’s instructors still needed for the proposed July class.  David Hill and Susie Soto spoke more about having continuing education classes in the summer for high school aged students on the fundamentals of flying and modeling.  He is looking for 1 or 2 instructors and helpers. Dates are TBD, but planning on July time frame.

·          Flight training will start March 12th.



·          No instructor’s report at this time.

·          Lance Pendleton explained he was working on getting the Silver Leader Club award.  This award will have the club recognized in the Model Aviation magazine, listed as such in the AMA website and each member will receive a silver pin for the first year.

·          Jeff Dalton talked with John Fischer and was told the club may have to rent the hall that is used for the Christmas Party.  Ideas were given to possibly use a restaurant to have the party.  Any other ideas are welcome. 

·          Charlie Dixon and Roman are updating information on the club website.

·          Field maintenance day planned for for March 9th.  Fill in pot holes, rolling, and mowing as needed.

·          Giant Scale & 3D event planned for April 13th & 14th.  Need volunteers for various jobs.

·          Night fly dates are July 6th, August 10th, and September 7th.

·          Memorial fun fly is planned for May 26th and games are being considered.

·          SPA event is set for Sept 7th & 8th.

·          Fall Charity Fun Fly is set for  October 19th & 20th

·          Fort Worth Thunderbirds is hosting 3 events

1.      SAE design March 14th – 17th.

2.      SPA April 27th

3.      Warbirds May 4th

·          Weatherford swap meet March 15th & 16th

·          Jeff gave a verbal demonstration of the Align 700 Trex electric helicopter and the DJI Quadcopter.  Jeff uses one of these for the company he works for to inspect radio towers for placement of surveillance cameras and to aid in the inspection of lightning strikes. 



·          Lance gave the treasure’s report and stated the club is still looking good financially and also gave the account balance.

·          The club currently has 68 current members for 2013.




·          Tony Stelly brought his yellow and red Dirty Birdy.  He worked on this plane for about 4 months building it from mold he made.  He has completed a handful of flights and is getting ready to attend competitions.



·          Roman was the lucky winner.


Special Monthly Award

·          Lance received the award for February. 


Meeting adjourned 8:26 pm, next meeting April 2nd.

March 2013 Meeting