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Tuscarora RC Club Minutes

From June 5, 2017 meeting. 17 members were present.

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

Joe St Onge led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Walt Basiago asked for the minutes to be read. The minutes from the May 2017 meeting were read. Walt asked if there were any additions or corrections. Joe St Onge made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Hank Teidman second the motion.

Kathy Basiago gave the Treasurer's Report. Walt asked if there were any questions. There were none. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept the treasurer's report as read. Frank Bobick seconded the motion.

Old Business

Club Picnic

The club picnic will be held this Saturday, June 10, if it doesn’t rain. Rain date is Sunday June 11. Walt and Kathy will be at the field starting at 9 AM. They will wait until 11 AM. If there are 6 members or more then we will buy the food and have the picnic. This is all depended on the weather.

Sanction for Aerorama

The sanction has been approved. Aerorama is in the magazine.

Field Repairs

Walt indicated that he had not gotten to the field to insert a wedge at the post Jim Dunn had said was loose. Jim Dunn asked where to get the paint to line the field. Walt said he had purchased at Home Depot. Everyone agreed that we may need to wait to line the field due to the wet weather.

Jim also asked about string. Walt said that it was in the large box. Jim said he did not have a key. Walt will get a key to him.

Walt said he did clean up the pin box and had added applications.

New Business

New Member

Walt said that he received a call from a man in Hometown interested in joining the club. The man is a pilot, has flown in the past, and wants someone to check him out.

George Moyer turned in a application from a young man who wants to be a Junior member

Kyle Snyder handed in his application as well.

Member in the hospital

George Moyer said that Bill Smith is in the hospital.


Forestry will be using the field for practice June 14, with a rain date of June 15, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Reading Air Show

A few members shared comments on the aitshow. Jim Dunn said there wasn’t as many planes as before. John Majikas said there was a stunt group flying AT-6’s. There were also a lot of military encampments with a lot of youth involved.


Members discussed the best way to store lipo batteries. Batteries are not to be stored at full charged. They should be taken down to 40% but not let to fall below 30%. Also important is to not leave the batteries in a plane.

Pole across the field

Jim Dunn asked for the pole to be put back across the field. Walt said that he would do it.

As there was no more business to be discussed, Tim Vincent made a motion to adjourn. Frank Bobick seconded the motion. President Walt Basiago adjourned the meeting at 7:25 PM.

Kathryn Basiago
      Club Secretary