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Tuscarora RC Club Minutes

From April 4, 2016 meeting. 17 members were present.

President Walt Basiago called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the meeting room at the Tuscarora Park Office.

The members began the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Walt Basiago asked for the minutes to be read. The minutes from the March 2016 meeting were read. Frank Bobick made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Jim Dunn seconded the motion.

Kathy Basiago gave the Treasurer’s Report. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report as read. Bernie Wargo seconded the motion.

Old Business

Member Passing

Kathy Basiago read a Thank You card sent from the Mistisyn family acknowledging the memorial made by the club to St Jude's in Steve's name. Walt Basiago noted the passing of Bobby Francis a founding member of the our club.

Fairlane Village Mall Show

Walt Basiago reported that the interest from the public as well as club members was very poor at the mall show. We only had six planes there. The public did not show interest in the planes. 50/50 Raffle netted $18.00. There were 20 raffle tickets sold. Ten of those twenty were turned in by a member. The members at the mall voted to leave early on Saturday and not to return Sunday. Club plans for mall shows will need to be re-evaluated.

New Business

Field Closed

The club field is closed April 5, 2016. The Park Service will be using it as a heliport for training exercises. The planned time frame is 9 AM to 5 PM, but training may run longer.


The port-a-potty has been placed for the season. John Majikas reported that it had been blown over. He contacted Biros to advise them as well as report that the door had been damaged. A way is needed to secure the port-a-potty as previous means have since become ineffective.

Intro Pilot Program

Walt Basiago reported on AMA's Intro Pilot Program. A member who wants to be an instructor needs to be register with AMA. The student is covered under the instructor's AMA for 60 days. Accurate records for training must be maintain for the 60 day period. After this time the student must apply for their own AMA coverage. Walt asked who would be interested along with him. Jim Dunn, Brad Yachimowski, and John Kennedy showed interest. Walt said he would try to register as a group. If not, he will advise.

Leadership Club

Walt presented the requirements and electives on the Leadership Club application. Each item was reviewed. The membership agreed that the club did not meet enough points to qualify for Leadership Club status. It was agreed that the application would not be submitted.

Field Repair/ Maintenance

A list of repairs are:

-Some uprights on fence need to be replaced

-Sign is leaning. Both poles need to be straightened.

-Poles are rotting at the end of the fence

-One table has a broken piece.

-Metal flight poles need to be replaced.

-Remove wind sock from across the field. It is up too high.

-Field needs to be rolled.

Walt will roll field when conditions are right. He will try to give five days notice as to when that will be so that a work party can be called when the equipment will be at the field to replace poles. Some of the poles had been replaced and painted about three years ago. Ron Schwartz indicated that there is no more painted left. The paint was purchased at Lowe's and he will send the brand and color to Walt.

Schuylkill County Fair

Kim Morgan from the fair had emailed asking if the club would like to participate in this year's fair. There was no interest. Fair committee will be advised the club will not be participating.

Update on Club Rules

John Majikas presented the changes that he and his committee had proposed. Members present reviewed, discussed, and approved each change. When the review was completed Frank Bobick made a motion that the changes be applied as discussed by the membership. Tim Vincent seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous.

Membership List

George Moyer requested that a name only list of the membership be made available. Members voted 12 to 2 to make the list available.

As there was no more business to be discussed, Tim Vincent made a motion to adjourn. Dave Kessler seconded the motion. President Walt Basiago adjourned the meeting at 8:28 PM.


Kathryn Basiago

Club Secretary