V. Pres. Bryan Reightley called the meeting to order at 6”30 PM

V. Pres. Bryan Introduced the Officers --- Ron Swift - Treasurer, Chet Blake – Secretary, Don Bailey – Safety officer, Bryan Reightley- VP, Mark Weeks- Pres was unable to attend

12 members present & 4 guests. Wally, John and Tom from Marymoor R/C

Additions or Corrections to the minutes – None. Motion was made to accept the minutes as posted, seconded and approved.

Officers Reports

VP- The Annual Christmas Party will be in the newly renovated Lodge at Camp Edwards on Sat., December 2nd, 3:00 to 6:00 PM.
The Annual Freeze-in will be held Jan. 6, 2018 starting at 10:00 am.

Treasurer – Funds are in good shape. The $700 donation to Sky Valley Food bank was delivered by Mark and Ron. Acceptance of the check was over the top. The staff is so appreciative of monetary due to their buying power.

Secretary- Currently we have 34 paid members

Safety – Everything going well. Don is impressed how members look after each other and stay safe.

Field Manager – Jay mentioned to Mark that he has a covered section like the frequency board kitted up and ready for construction.

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

Web Master – Always looking for input, pics and Club news.


We all saw that it was a really busy summer with events abounding all thru the 5 months. Some think too many, some think ok as is, some don’t seem to care. The Board would like your opinion so they can set up next year fairly and with everyone’s best interest at heart. With Mark’s work at the field cutting back the high bushes, Combat might be able to resume again. More to come!!

Mark asked for help deciding programs that would interest the members and grow attendance at the meetings. Please contact him or any Board member with ideas.

Nominations for Executive Board were as follows…

1st round of Exec Board Nominations: Pres – Mark Weeks (accepted), VP – Bryan Reightley (asked for a month to consider), Treasurer – Ron Swift (accepted), Secretary _ Chet Blake (accepted but urging membership participation in offices), Safety Officer – Don Bailey (accepted), Special Service Award – Len Douma, Mark Weeks. Nominations will be open again in the Nov.14 Meeting.

2018 Proposed Budget recommended keeping dues at $90. Motion was made to accept the 2018, seconded and voted on. Motion passed.

Locks were recommended for the barn. No action as of this meeting.

Ron handed out the Freeze-In patches for this year and showed a new hexagonal design. Yearly patches will go around the 6 sides.


Dick Broderson had passed away and had said he wanted some of his models to go to the Club for whatever purpose they might provide. There is a Corsair, Yak 54, Tom Cat and Gremlin. We had talked about and on line auction. Web Master Ron Rueter checked into it and found a service that wants 5% of the proceeds or software for $50 to ‘use’ it. Other recommendations were a raffle at the N W Model Hobby Expo Club booth. Ron mentioned that the Club could be given a table for the swap meet and place them there. That will require attendance during the swap meet and no one was much in favor of that either. Ron mentioned he could get them and store them while the Club decides what to do. No further comments ensued on the subject.

Be sure to invite friends and family for the Christmas Pot Luck Party on December 2 at 3:00PM. $15 gift exchange, guys bring guys gift, gals bring gals. This is not mandatory. If you bring a gift, you chose a gift. (Emphasis added by webmaster)

Mark had questioned what would it take to have a good family day with games, prizes, etc. Membership thought the Model Aviation Day would be a good time but NOT have the Auction and other events going at the same time, confusing and interfering with the family events.

If you haven’t been to the field lately, check it out. Mark has made huge headway to clear a lot of the brush out in the field directly east of the runway and heading north towards the road. Looks awesome and nice job Mark!

North West Model Hobby Expo coming up Jan. 26-27 & 28, 2018 at the Evergreen Fairgrounds. Help is needed for the Club booth. Ron will have sign in sheets next meeting.

Chet mentioned that he read an email from the AMA that the FAA is probably going to again go to congress and re-establish the FAA model registry. The AMA is working to negotiate with the FAA. Details to come.

Bryan said that he had talked to Jay and offered to be his assistant since Jay’s available time is getting smaller due to needs he has to attend to. Jay was elated to hear that Bryan could help so therefore Bryan took his name out of the running for V.P. This was a great time to start the Second round of Nominations for Executive Board Results were:

President – Mark Weeks,     Vice President - Vince Bell, Tim Shegrud,       Treasure – Ron Swift                     Secretary – Chet Blake,    Safety Officer – Don Bailey,   Special Service Award _ Mark Weeks, Bryan Douma, Len Douma

Final round of nominations will be held at the December 12 meeting with election immediately following.

Announcements or Comments – Wally, John and Tom mentioned that they really like the atmosphere of the Buzzards and thought a first rate job was on the news letter and web site. Keep up the great work.

PROGRAM…. Ron had a program on Tricky Twins. He brought a twin fuselage and twin engine plane (Twin Sekhoi) and a Sky Master with front and rear engines. A nice presentations

Motion to Adjourn: 7:40 PM.

Respectfully submitted by Chet Blake, BBMAC Secretary