President Mark Weeks called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM

President Weeks introduced the club officers:

President – Mark Weeks

Vice President – Vince Bell

Secretary – Chet Blake

Treasurer – Vaughan Houger

Safety Officer – Don Bailey

16 Club Members were in attendance – 1 Guest was in attendance, Doug Hoff

Motion to accept minutes as posted, seconded and passed.


Vice President – Vince reported that the Combat event on Sept 7 went well and congrats to Mark on his first time being Contest Director! Floats n Boats date has changed to Sunday Sept 22 due to a conflict with the Scouts, Annual auction is Oct 5, Re-builder’s Contest is Oct 14 (Moved to Monday), Fall Night Fly is Oct 26 and Annual Christmas Party is Dec 7.

Secretary – Chet reported 45 members

Treasurer –Vaughan reported that finances are in good shape and he started receiving his first round of expense reports to be able to properly record and categorize expenses.

Safety Officer – Don reported an incident at the Combat Event where a near miss to fliers as the errant plane cruised past them and hit a vehicle causing damage. It is felt that the plane separated at a previous repair. Check all repairs for them being stout and trustworthy. Remember that glow fuel softens glued joints and deteriorates fire walls also. There were 2 props strikes this month that makes awareness of having some fist aid supplies in your vehicle or flight kit a priority.

Field Manager –Bryan reported that floor vents had been installed in the container to help cross ventilate. Jay has installed a post to mount the solar panel and is also looking for LED lights.

Newsletter Editor –always looking for new and event info for the newsletter.

Webmaster – Pics, news and comments are always wanted for the website.


Mark mentioned that Horizon Hobby and the AMA have partnered to get people started in model aviation and calling it flight school. Buy a qualifying plane, get 3 months free AMA and possibly hooked up to a Club for instruction.

Mark once again thanked Ron Swift, Larry Correa, John Rennert and Tom Fixel for their work on installing the car track drivers stand railings. Well Done!

We still need 2 more flight tables. Chet bought the supplies and ready to start kitting them to build at the field.

Mark reminded everyone that if they move a flight table, please return it to the original spot when done.

It has been noticed that everyone seems to be doing a pretty decent job of using the flight stations. Police each other and politely remind someone if the aren’t using one.

Mark brought up the fact that Jim Stewart donated his tractor w/brush hog and time to clear about 4.5 acres east of the runway. A motion was made, passed and seconded to compensate Jim for fuel and tractor use.

Mark presented Ron Swift with his 2 ARF awards from the Builder’s Contest and Chet presented Mike Small 3rd Place, Dart Sharp 2nd Place and asked Dart to give Grant Schatz his 1st  place award. Chet also thanked Vince Bell for the work he’s doing on the certificates for the Club. They look great!


Chet and Mark went to NWSAM Championship at Wenatchee Red Apple Flyers Aug 23nd to check it out and to watch support Ward and Don.  The Wenatchee wind was not favorable to flying and many flights were canceled both Saturday and Sunday.

Safety - Need for a first aid kit outside of the container, most likely on Frequency board. Motion made, seconded and passed to order a First Aid Kit and mount it.

Nominations for new officers start next month. Start thinking about volunteering.

Meeting day had to change to Monday due to issues at Alfys. Currently they have no help for Tuesday nights and will not be open Tuesdays until further notice. Hopefully only thru next month.

Boats event changed to Sunday Sept 22 due to conflict with Scouts.

Fall is here and will bring wind and showers. Car track is ready for those days, bring your car/truck and enjoy the hard work of those involved in the track and driver’s stand.

Dean found a place to order the heavy wall drain spout to build gremlins. It has to be a 10 piece order appx. $13.6 each plus tax. We are going to place an order. Who would like to get a build going for next year’s combat event? Contact Mark if you’re interested in buying a length.

Tim mentioned that he is moving to the Roy area and of the 20th he’ll probably not be at the field any longer. We wish him well in his new career and thank him for his years as a member of the Club.

Chet mentioned that Mark did a GREAT job at CD’ing the Combat Event. Welcome our newest Contest Director!

In March we tabled a motion to accept proxy votes for those who do not attend meetings. The motion was made which brought much discussion both pro and con. After checking the by-laws, there is no provision one way or another as to the method of voting but it does state in Section 7, Membership Categories…

a.  Full Member: Full Members have full voting and flying rights. Full flying rights for new members are established after passing Safety/Checkout flight requirements as established by the Executive Committee.

b.  Family Member; Family Members of a full member may join, but only the original full member will have voting rights, and the family member may not hold an Executive Committee position. A Family member has unrestricted flying rights after passing Safety/Checkout flight requirements as established by the Executive Committee.

c.  Student Member: Student Member must be attending school full time and must have a sponsoring Full Member listed on their membership card. Student Members have no voting rights, may not hold an Executive Committee position and must have a Full Member present during all flying activities at this club’s field(s).

d.  Junior Member: Junior Member must be under 18 and must have a sponsoring Full Member listed on their membership card. A Junior Member will have no voting rights, may not hold an Executive Committee position and must have their sponsoring Full Member present during all flying activities at this club’s field(s).

It was decided that an email notice of nominations for the 5 Executive Board Positions plus the Special Service Award will be emailed to the membership at least 5 days before the date of the election. The entitled voter MUST Reply to ALL (Meaning all 5 Executive Board members) by 6:30pm 24 hrs. before the election. In doing so the legitimate vote(s) will be counted on election night.

Steve Stecko commented on the Combat Event that it looked really fun and is wanting to build a Gremlin type combat plane. He’s looking for any info on the build, wing dimensions and profile and fuselage info. Any help to him would be appreciated.


Jim Stewart brought his finished and flown Robin Hood. Don did the initial flight and if flew straight and true. Plenty of power and very much looked like the full size at Boeing Museum of Flight. It was built from an Old School Construction kit, covered with Hobby King covering and electronics. Nice Job!

Rich Primo brought a Control Line ME109 that he built with a .19 glow engine covered with Ultra Coat and matching painted profile fuselage. He encountered some difficulties breaking ribs and covering issues but overcame them and achieved another Nice Job!

Mark brought a video of his Parachuting adventure at Harvey Field some 14 years ago. Great video and representation of what its truly like. He said he’d go again without hesitation.


There was a question last month by Gerald Gunnels as to when the Barnyard Buzzards became a Club. Doug Hoff (one of the founding members) researched and found that the Club formed in the Spring of 1990. Thanks Doug!

ADJOURNMENT    8:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted by Chet Blake  BBMAC Secretary