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Tuscarora RC Club Minutes

From March 6, 2017 meeting. 11 members were present.

President Walt Basiago called the meeting to order at 7:03 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 February 2017 meeting were read. Walt asked if there were any additions or corrections. There were none. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept the minutes as read. George Moyer second the motion.

Kathy Basiago gave the Treasurer's Report. Walt asked if there were any questions. There were none. Bernie Wargo made a motion to accept the treasurer's report as read. Nancy Stevens seconded the motion.

Old Business

Laurel Mall Show

The mall show is this weekend. We will set up in the same area in the Boscov wing as last year. Mall hours Saturday are 10 AM to 9 PM. Set up Saturday will be at 9 AM. Sunday’s hours are 11 AM to 6 PM.


Dues are payable. Currently there are 30 members.

Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards were sent out to the families of Bobby Francis and Bob Greenall.

New Business


D&S Toilets has been contacted to place a unit on March 16th.

Grass Cutting

We need to start looking for bids. The measurements of the field are slightly different. Walt did square off the field. The area would be 300’ X 500’ plus the parking lot. Letters can be sent out when the weather breaks to have people in to look at the field. It was asked if anyone knew of someone to cut the grass. Jim Dunn mentioned that he had spoken to the guy who does the field for the Beltsville club. It is something to look into.

Sanction for Aerorama

The application for the sanction was sent in but it has not yet been approved.

Work on Field

Walt Basiago stated that when he had the first opportunity to fly he found that someone had decided to roll the field. When he addressed the individual, he was given attitude. Then when flying his drone he was asked by a safety officer why he wasn’t using the heli pad. Using the heli pad had been ruled not valid, as per AMA rules, as it was behind the flight line. Walt is concerned as to the attitude visitors are receiving if this is the manner in which the club president is addressed. Attitudes need to change when addressing the club president. Members need to give the public a pleasant experience. Need everyone to send out a good attitude to the public.

Drones & Park Flyers

Can drones & park flyers fly the pattern? If there is more than one plane in the air, all will fly in the same direction. Jim Dunn said this is not an issue when he has been at the field as the flyers usually take turns going up. Jim made mention that he doesn’t hear flyers calling out what they are doing. For example, Coming In; On the Field; Dead Stick, etc.

Parking Lot

The holes in the lot are getting deeper. The plan is to get a load of stone to fill in when the weather breaks. Bill Huegel to get the use of a dump trailer. Walt Basiago will pull it.

As there was no more business to be discussed, Bernie Wargo made a motion to adjourn. President Walt Basiago adjourned the meeting at 7:35 PM.

Kathryn Basiago
              Club Secretary