MAR 2018 CRCS CLUB MEETING MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by club President Ed Yeash at 7:00pm Monday, March 5, 2018 at Perkins Restaurant located at 1700 Trolley Road, Summerville, SC


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT WERE:

  • President: Ed Yeash
  • Vice President: Richard Jackson
  • Treasurer: Bob Lanphear
  • Secretary: Elaine Jackson
  • Safety Officer: Dave Brown
  • Field Officer: Gerry Higdon
  • Members at Large: Bob Call, Roy Leopold, Bill Evans

There were 27 members present.


NEW MEMBERS: 

Our guest from last month, Dennis Cherry has now joined the club.


MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:

The minutes from the February meeting were read by Elaine Jackson and accepted as presented. 


TREASURERS REPORT:

The treasurer’s report was read by Bob Lanphear and accepted by the members present.


SAFETY REPORT:

Dave Brown reported that his only recommendations were to remind pilots not to fly too close to the pilot and to not leave charged batteries in their planes where they could start fires.


FIELD MAINTENANCE REPORT:

Gerry Higdon reported that he had cut the grass two weeks ago and would be cutting it again this week. Anyone who would like to help is welcome. The Port-A-Let has been cleaned but the seat was not repaired.  The best estimate we received for the tree topping was the one for $2,500.00 for an eight hour shift with a bucket truck and no cleanup. There will be a work day at the field after the topping out is done to drag the cut pieces back into the woods. The budget for this expense was authorized at the last meeting. 


OLD BUSINESS:

The new monitors to use as flight simulators have been purchased and are ready to use.

Work on hats and brochures for 50th anniversary are still in the works.

The Bair-ley-Pulling Tractor Event will be this Saturday, March 10 in St. George. It will be an all-day event starting at 9:00 AM.

April 28 & 29th we are once again invited to have a static show at the Model Railroad Association. We need to ensure that we have enough volunteers to handle this event as well as the Air Force Base Open House on the same weekend. As of the close of the March meeting, we had two volunteers who planned to work Saturday at the train show. 

Frank Metzger gave an update on the Charleston Air Force Base Air Show on April 28th. Several club members signed up to participate at this event. The dead line for special passes to stay on the flite line with the club is now passed. Frank told the volunteers that they need to be at the base by 7:30 so that everyone can follow is car out to our assigned area. Plans are for the gates to open to the general public at 8:30 am, so our volunteer’s vehicles must be off of the flite line by that time. The Air Show is open to the public and is free, so if you want to, come on out and see what is going on.


NEW BUSINESS:

New membership cards are being designed and printed. They will be ready soon.

The big surprise of the night was that Bob Lanphear resigned as Treasurer effectively immediately.  If you remember, Ed Yeash will only remain in office as President if we have a full slate of officers, so if you are reading this and would be willing to help by accepting the job of Treasurer, please contact Ed as soon as possible.


PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS:

Gerry Higden’s mother has been having health problems.

Pat Mason went missing for 19 hours when she got dehydrated and became disoriented. She is safe at home now.

Stan Stanfill’s grandson drowned when he fell from a boat where he was fishing.

A pilot friend of Capt. Morgan was killed when his Gyrocopter crashed at the Walterboro Airport. 


SHOW AND TELL:

Once again, Capt. Morgan brought in a beautifully crafted aircraft to show.  This time it was an E-Corsair by E-Flight. The kit cost was $250.00. He reported that he had four airplanes that had their maiden flights today.  He also reported that his 1.2 Meter Spitfire Tiger Cat that he brought in to show at our last meeting caught fire in his house. He got the fire out quickly, but the right ESC and the right landing gear were damaged and had to be replaced.


CRASH OF THE MONTH:

There were four nominations for Crash of the Month:

Mike Redmond received zero votes

Bob Mason received zero votes

Patrick Cotton had 3 crashes but received only 2 votes

Mike McGee received 25 votes and the Worst Crash Award.


MEETING ADJOURNED:

Meeting adjourned at 7:55. Next meeting will be on April 2nd, 2018 at Perkins Restaurant located at 1700 Trolley Road, Summerville, SC.


FINAL NOTE:  

Don’t forget, Club dues of $65.00 for the year are due before April 1st for ALL members regardless of when you joined the club.

© Charleston RC Society 2017