The meeting was called to order by President Chet Blake at approximately 6:31pm with 11 members in attendance. Club Officers were introduced by the club President, Chet Blake:

  • President – Chet Blake
  • Vice President – Bryan Reightley
  • Secretary – Mark Weeks
  • Treasurer – Ron Swift
  • Safety Officer – Vince Bell
  • Field Manager – Jay Bell
  • Webmaster – Ron Rueter
  • Newsletter Editor – Ron Swift

Chet called for additions or corrections to the minutes as published on the web.

The Hard copy minutes had the model info incorrect for Bryan’s planes incorrect, is correct on Web version.

The minutes were then approved.

Reports

VP – Builders Contest 5-12, May 24th Boats and Floats event, June 20th – Open House, Auction, Field Dedication, July 25th – Fun Fly, August 29th – Combat, October 13th – Rebuilders contest.

Secretary - The membership level at the present time is 27 members all who have paid for 2015.  A nice note from Jim Reynolds thanking us for the get-well card that was sent to his wife, also he sends regrets that he will probably miss the float fly event.

Treasurer – Finances are good with all bills paid. Jay still has a few receipts for field improvements that were budgeted for to turn in.

Safety Officer – Words from the safety guy “we’re safe”. There have been no major incidents to report. Please use the safety barricades while flying.

Newsletter Editor – Hard copies of the news letter are available, a number of copies have been sent to local hobby shops.

Field Manager – Porta-Potties have been moved and the barrier wall still is in need of construction.

Web Master – Items, stories, pictures are needed. If you come across something of interest to you it might be the same to others so share. Send to Ron.

OLD BUSINESS

May 12th  -  Builders Contest

May 23th  - Float Event ( both in the air and on the water)

Field maintenance was discussed.  There are some low spots that need to be filled as they are holding water. Also discussed was adding drainage like what was done at the North-end to other locations that have a tendency to hold water.  Jay suggested that we try a pick-up load of topsoil at a time to fill in the spots.

Dick Resler and Jay Bell are working on the frequency board. The board is mostly kitted and just need to be put together.

At the meeting the discussion of to how we can get the word out about the field. Some ideas:  make a location for newsletters and applications near front gate. Jay and Al to work on holders. A holder has been placed on the fence post by the gate with current newsletters in place.

There was talk of adding more information such as signage with the website address, spelling out BBMAC,(Barnyard Buzzards Model Airplane Club) etc.

NEW BUSINESS

 Float and Fly event is in conflict with a Scouting event so it has been moved to Sunday May 24th at 10:00. Motion made and passed.

Discussion regarding glider / quad / Helicopter pilot stations came up. Some of the items were, how many are in the air at one time, where should the pilots be located. There was a motion made to place a glider/quad station in the rough area where the sunshade is currently located, and to move the sunshade down towards the middle of the pits.  Helicopters are to be flown down to the south end of the field.

June 20th is the field dedication, along with auction and open house. Flyers will be sent to other local AMA clubs this month.

Porta-Potties- John Rennert donated 4x4’s some Plywood. There was discussion as to how and where to place the wall and if we wanted to move them back into the barn. In the end the discussion was made to build the barricade wall on pier blocks and tie it to the barn for stability. Jay will pick up the blocks.

Barn lighting has been added and there is an outlet just inside the door for battery charging. ALL CHARGING MUST BE DONE OUTSIDE. There is a extension cord inside on the table and a charging table is planned. Also a GFI outlet will be added in the near future.

Our wonderful landlords the Scouts have place a ramp by the dock for us to attach to our flying dock, it will have to be attached and moved a little but there is not enough thanks for their generosity.

This club members are a family, if you have something you wish to have shared, a family member has surgery, a grandchild (or great) is born please let me know (Mark) so I can send a card and or pass the news out.

Program:

Builders Contest: There were a total of 5 entries and they were all outstanding.

  • 1st – Mark Weeks - I-3 Cub
  • 2nd - Bryan Reightley – Mystique
  • 3rd - Ron Swift - Kangaroo
  • 4th – Paul Dibble - Align Helicopter
  • 5th – Ron Swift – P51 Mustang  

Adjournment: 7:48

Respectfully Submitted,
Mark Weeks - Secretary