Intro of officers---

  • Mark Weeks- Pres
  • Bryan Reightley- VP
  • Chet Blake – Secretary
  • Ron Swift -Treasurer
  • Don Bailey – Safety officer

17 members present

Additions or Corrections to the minutes – None. Motion to accept, seconded and passed.

Officers Reports

VP – Multi-rotor event went very well, all types and shapes of Multi-rotors there. It was a blast. Model aviation Day and Annual coming up August. 12 and Fun Fly on August 26.

Treasurer – Funds are in good shape and still have $172 forwarded for Field Improvement from 2016 budget.

Secretary- Currently we have 33 paid members

Safety – Everything going well. Great awareness by fellow modelers and watching out for one another. Great Job!

Field Manager – If anyone has a thought on a special project or field issue let Jay or a Board member know.

News Letter Editor - Hard copies available and your input is needed. Please send Club interest and event pics to Ron Swift and Ron Rueter

Old Business

It has been reported that the Arlington Eagles had lost their field as of June 30th. A letter was sent out to them offering the use of Hanners Memorial Field at no charge.

Watering the field… If you’re the last one to leave, please carefully put the sprinkler back out in the runway, moved down one spot (or back to the starting spot, north end of runway), hook up the hose and set the timer to max time.

A question camping came up due to an email to Ron and Chet. It would need to be vetted with the Boy Scouts plus it’s really not a good fit for the Club. No Camping will be offered.

Don’s Aero-tow glider event in Concrete was on July 29 & 30.

Model Aviation Day, Open House and Auction coming up on August. 12, starting at 10:00 am. Lots of items donated this year. Lunch available will be available.

Len is planning a tractor work day coming up soon, we’ll keep you posted on that date. The big job is to level the curb effect on the east side of the runway so mowing can be better accomplished. A few other projects if time allows.


Associate membership was considered to offer to other Clubs as a reciprocal agreement. Yearly dues set by Executive Board (same as we currently set the yearly dues). There was a motion, second and vote to consider changing the by-laws to allow Associate Membership. This was presented some time ago by members of the Arlington Eagles. At the time Chet Blake (then president of the BBMAC) retracted the offer because our field was in development and there was basically not much to offer.

Recently the subject came up again from an Arlington Eagles representative and the subject was reviewed at the June meeting, resulting in a motion that passed by vote to amend the by-laws to reflect the following:

Proposed Addition to By-Laws Membership, Article III, Section 7  e.  as follows:

Associate membership shall be offered to outside club members in good standing with the AMA (this does not apply to former Barnyard Buzzards members). The Associate Member may not hold Executive Board Office or Committee position. The Associate member has regular flying rights at Hanners’ Memorial Field after passing  Safety/Checkout flight requirements as established by the Executive Committee.

Associate membership dues will be recommended by the Executive Board. The Associate member may request full membership at any time.

The proposal was brought up in the business meeting, ensue discussion and then be voted on.

After quite a bit of discussion a Call to Question was asked for and the resulting vote was NO. There will be NO associate membership offered to any Club going forward. Mark was to contact Mike Bradshaw of the Eagles and explain the results. This brought up a couple of rules that felt needed to reinforce…

News came forward that the Arlington Eagles have a month to month agreement to use their field until the new buyer closes on the property. They are hopeful that the new buyer will continue renting to them. With that news the Open Gate policy with BBMAC has been retired.  Mark has notified Mike Bradshaw of this update.

All Flyers MUST be a member in good standing of the AMA.

A review of the field rules such as Guests can not invite other guests.

Guest must be accompanied by a full BBMAC member who will explain the Club Rules, Safety Rules, Field layout and Field Rules. After 3 visits, the Guest is expected to join the Club if he/she wishes to continue flying at the Field.

Field Safety rules apply at all times.

Sandy is working on the Freeze-In patch and will mail them to entrants who are not usually at the meetings.

Model Aviation Day and Auction coming up on Sat. 8/12. There is quite a bit of interesting stuff to auction off this year, please plan on attending and help support our favorite charity.

Len had done a lot of runway east side berm work to give the runway a wider sense and easier to take care of. He also dug out part of the hillside to make a place to put the grill. A roof is in the works to protect it from the elements. He also had his rock rake and leveled out some of the stone brought in lat year and extended it back a bit to the south, past the awning area. Many thanks to Len once again for the use of his equipment and time.

Discussion and approval made to lock the barn. Lock large door with hasp and bolt type affair on inside and lock and hasp on man door.

Discussion ensued about purchasing a shipping container to get our possessions out of the aging, decaying barn. This lead to where to put it and if the Scouts were comfortable with us doing that at the field. Further info to follow.

The calendar said Christmas Party date to be determined. After discussion, Sat December 2nd was selected. Bryan is checking with Ranger Dave for use of the newly renovated lodge.

Announcements-  Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers are hosting the NW Scale Model Competition the weekend of 8/25 thru 8/27.

PROGRAM…. General Socializing and discussions…

Motion to Adjourn: 7:47 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Chet Blake, BBMAC Secretary