Tuscarora R/C Flying Club
March 7, 2018
I. Call to order
Ed Pollack called the regular meeting of the Tuscarora R/C Flying Club to order at 7:07 P.M on March 7, 2018 at the Tuscarora State Park Office.
II. Roll call
Ed Pollack led the members in the pledge of allegiance.
There were 14 members present.
III. Approval of minutes from last meeting
Kyle Snyder read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as read. Tim Vincent made a motion to accept as read, Jim Dunn seconded the motion.
Scott White read the treasures report. The report was approved as read. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept as read, Frank Bobick seconded the motion.
IV. Old Business
a) Raffle tickets. The owner of Rush printing passed away and the company is no longer in business. Ed went to several printers and settled on Creative Printing of Ashland for the tickets and brochures because of the best price and turn around time.
b) Aerorama dates. Everyone said it was usually held the second or third weekend in August. Larry Smith suggested the last weekend of July, the 28th and 29th, to get some professional pilots to come and do flight demos. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept, Frank Bobick seconded the motion, John Majkas abstained, all others in favor.
c) Ed Pollack talked to food truck owners to come and provide food for the Aerorama. The club would get a percentage of the profit. Will have more news at the next meeting.
d) A Biros representative called Ed Pollack to discuss why the service was substandard and found the owner had become ill and employees were showing false cleanings. There were members that had concerns the services may remain sub-standard. Everyone is very happy with the service provided by D&S.
e) Snowbird Event- Next season we will be having a fun fly on the next nice day after a significant snowfall. The parking lot would get plowed by a local resident for approximately $35. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept, Tim Vincent seconded the motion, all in favor.
f) Mall Show – John Majkasbrought a computer with a flight simulator which was always busy. The club gave out over 100 foam gliders and helium balloons for all kids that wanted one. Also, in the mall there was a Cub Scout pine wood derby which brought a lot of kids and adults over to our display. We gained one new member through our free March membership drive. The officers thanked everyone for coming out to help and make the show a resounding success.
V. New business
a) The home of Park Manager, Tara Brugger, was destroyed by fire during the last storm due to downed power lines. Donations were taken at the meeting to help out as a token of support and good will. There was approximately $100.00 collected. It is noteworthy how all the club members came together for a common cause.
b) Jim Dunn mentioned that Jack Mertz called him and was a little upset over a donation he made to the club. Jack was under the impression the planes he donated would be raffled off at the mall show. Larry Smith said he talked to him and they came up with the idea of raffling them off at the Aerorama where there would be possibly more interest, Jack was ok with this idea.
c) Jim Dunn mentioned he wasn’t very happy how the tickets were sent out as a $40 pack being under the assumption all had to be sold. Ed Pollack said it was an arbitrary amount and selling all the tickets was not suggested or implied and it would remain at whatever was sold is sold and any amount would be appreciated.
d) During the mall show, Larry Smith talked to the leader of the Civil Air Patrol. They talked about bringing cadets to the flying field to show the planes in flight and possibly fly using a buddy box. She is looking for a date to hold a little event. A boy scout troop is also interested in attending a similar event. Jim Dunn made a motion to accept, Frank Bobick seconded the motion, all were in favor.
e) David Kessler introduced Ed Pollack to the owner of Klingemann’s Office and Hobby Supplies. They are interested in carrying R/C hobby supplies in the new Pottsville store. They would also consider donating to the club for raffles. They are looking for club support where members purchase supplies from their store in return.
f) Ed Pollack showed the Flight Lesson Certificate and explained what it was and how it came about. The flight instructor said it was a ground school and a flight lesson where the controls would get handed over to the winner. The Schuylkill County Airport offered the flying lesson at a reduced rate from the original value of approximately $360. The lesson was paid for by the club officers.
g) David Kessler mentioned the Lebanon swap meet on Saturday March 10, 2018, and the Hamburg swap meet in March 24,
Tim Vincent made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Frank Bobick seconded it.
Ed Pollack adjourned the meeting at 8:10pm.
Minutes submitted by: Kyle Snyder
Minutes approved by: Membership