APR 2015 CRCS CLUB MEETING MINUTES

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The meeting was called to order by club President Ed Yeash at 7:02PM Apr 6 2015 at Perkins Restaurant located at 1700 Trolley Rd Summerville, SC. There were 28 members in attendance. Secretary Bob Call was unable to attend. Two potential club members attended the meeting.


MINUTES FROM THE LAST MEETING


Minutes from the last meeting were accepted as posted on the club website per President Ed Yeash. They are available for review HERE.


TREASURERS REPORT


Treasurer Bob Mason read the treasures report and it was accepted by the membership. The treasurers report is available on the members only area of the website.


SAFETY REPORT


Safety Officer Bud Gehr reported that there was again low field activity due to weather and no safety issues to report. He brought up the need check aircraft that have been in storage as the flying season kicks off. Verify aircraft are in flying order and remember to make sure any repairs needed after last years flying are attended to. Ed Yeash brought up the need for pilots to announce their intentions if they are going to be doing 3d with other aircraft flying the pattern.


FIELD MAINTENANCE


Field Marshall Gerry Higdon had no field issues to report. Cutting of the field has begun for the season. It is normally cut on Thursdays and no flying is permitted while the grass is cut.


OLD BUSINESS


PICNIC TABLE WEATHERPROOFING

A spray gun and compressor have been made available to spray the tables and Richard Guthrie will donate two gallons of sealant to protect the tables. The spraying will be done when weather conditions permit. 


FIELD RULE AND BYLAW COMMITTEE REPORT 

Richard Jackson and Richard Guthrie reported that the committee had completed its work and covered the nature of changes proposed to the club bylaws and field rules. The primary changes were to change the Safety Marshall title to Safety Officer and separate the field rules and pilot training from the bylaws to permit updates to those documents as technology changes. The proposed bylaws can be read HERE. The proposed field rules can be read HERE. The changes will be mailed to members for review and a vote at a later date. 


CONTROL LINE CANOPY 

A question was raised about the status of the canopy for the control line field. Lancer Keeling will donate a 20x14 tarp to act as a roof for the control line fields canopy.


PILOT TRAINING 

Richard Guthrie reported that we have our first Intro-pilot student. The students name is Justin.


BOY SCOUTS  S.T.E.M. EVENT APR 18

Ed Yeash announced that he, Lancer Keeling and Bud Gehr have volanteered to attend the Boy Scouts S.T.E.M. event. It will be primarily a show and tell with potential for demo flights, however the flying space is very limited. We flew in the same area last year at Cub Dad. It will be held at Camp Ho Non Wah located at 2609 Boy Scout Rd, Wadmalaw Island, SC. The event runs from 9am to 3pm. If you are interested in participating contact Ed Yeash.


CRCS CLUB BREAKFAST APR 11 

Weather for the picnic date looks questionable. A final decision to proceed will be announced Thursday April 9.



NEW BUSINESS


CRCS ATTENDANCE AT THE LARKS SOD FARM SPRING FLING

9 members of CRCS attended this event on April 4th. This event goes to support treatment for cancer. They raised over $9,000 and had 126 pilots present.


CRCS CLUB MEETING SAILPLANE RAFFLE 

We raffled off a sailplane and transmitter that had been donated to the club and raised $69. The winner was Ronald, the manager on duty at the Perkins Restaurant where the club meetings are held. It was mentioned during the discussion of the Larks event that Jane, the Perkins waitress that serves the club during the meetings has a financial concern and could use some assistance. A motion was made that the proceeds from the raffle be donated to her. The motion was carried and Jane was presented with the cash.

Ronald raffle winner
Jane


MEMBERSHIP CARDS

A question was asked when membership cards would be sent out. The cards are in the process of being designed and printed. They will be mailed to members or handed out at the field. Bud Gehr will produce the cards and Gary Quiring is providing the materials. Both at no cost to the club.



CRASH OF THE MONTH

We finally managed to relinquish Bob Calls grip on the Crash of the Month Trophy. The nominees for April were:

  • Bob Obre for his Beaver in a tree.
  • Dave Schonhut for his Cessna 182 in a tree.
  • Jim Hasapis for his aileron reversal of a P-51 into the field center.

The winner was Dave Schonhut. He was presented with the prop clock trophy to display proudly on his mantel until the next crash of the month award winner!



SHOW AND TELL

Gary Quiring brought in his latest sailplane project a 3.5m DragonFly. Its powered by a HobbyKing Glider Drive and YEP ESC. He detailed the diffculty of getting the control rods secured in the tail and the designs ease of disassembly for transport with removable stab and wings. He also discussed the unusual gapless rudder hinge.

Gary Quiring show and tell

Richard Jackson presented his new EPP Nutball. A simple to build and fun to fly foamy. It is very light weight and a ball to fly.

Richard show and tell



MEETING ADJOURNED

The meeting was adjourned at 7:51 PM. The next meeting will be held on May 4, 2015 at Perkins Restaurant 1700 Trolley Rd  Summerville, SC at 7PM.

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