Tuscarora RC Club Minutes
From February 8, 2016 meeting. 15 members were present.
Vice President John Kennedy called the meeting to order at 7:03 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 January 2016 meeting were read. Bob Greenall made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Tim Vincent seconded the motion.
Kathy Basiago gave the Treasurer’s Report. Bernie Wargo made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report as read. Frank Bobick seconded the motion.
Walt Basiago reminded the members that the new/reinstated policies voted on last month are in effect starting this month. The new name chits for the meeting raffles were put on display for members to inspect.
Walt Basiago told the members that Walter from Walter's Hardware had donated the entire amount of the gift card for the raffle. Members suggested that a letter of appreciation be sent to Walter for his donation. Walt made note that Denise's RC Outlet donates the tickets each year. Tickets are expensive as Walt found when calling various businesses offering printing.
Laurel Mall Show
The Laurel Mall Show is the weekend of the 13th & 14th. Walt indicated that he had made several information sheets for the show that he has laminated. Any laminated sheet is not to be thrown away or given away. Set up will begin at 9 AM. The Mall doors open at 7:00 AM. Information sheets on the club were passed out to members to review. Members suggested the following:
-may need to add need to register with FAA
-add club website for the information on joining the club
-instruction available for learning to fly
Walt added that he will have a television and Dave Platt videos to view during the day. Members were reminded to use the mall show top promote the club first then AMA. The question was raised regarding temporary membership in AMA. It was thought that there was a 30 day trial membership at a discount. Walt wasn't certain. He will look into it.
Walt thanked Jim Dunn for handling the change of contact with the AMA.
New Checking Account
Frank Bobick asked if it was necessary to open a new account. Banks will change names on an account. Walt indicated that it was needed as the former account was with a bank in Hazleton. The new account was set up in Hometown. Frank agreed.
Bob Greenall pointed out that the club name was not on the check. He had received to cover the expense of locks. He argued that it appears that the monies do not belong to the club. Walt stated that he club name is on the account. Bob asked for proof. Kathy Basiago produced a bank statement with the club's name on it. The bank will be contacted regarding the checks.
Non Profit Status
It was asked if the club still had its' non profit status. That status had been lost some time ago as the proper paperwork had not been completed.
Review of Club Rules and Regulations
John Majikas was asked by Walt if he wished to head a committee to review the club rules and regulations. John accepted and asked for volunteers to join him. Results of the review are to be brought to the April 2016 meeting.
Keys for Locks
John Kennedy and Walt Basiago have the keys for the bulletin board and box. Access to these two boxes are for officers. There are keys for the pole box and suggestion was they be given to the safety officer.
Dave Kessler noted that the rack inside the box is in need of repair. Walt said someone will be sent to make repairs once the weather improves.
Topic for Discussion Next Meeting
Walt advised members that the topic for discussion at the March 2016 meeting will be the ban on turbines.
As there was no more business to be discussed, Frank Bobick made a motion to adjourn. Ed Pollack seconded the motion. President Walt Basiago adjourned the meeting at 8:07 PM.