Minutes of the Meeting, July 10, 2013

Minutes from Club Secretary, Mark Harrison, http://www.blogger.com/profile/15303543607242803764

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Concord Model Engineers, Minutes for July 9, 2013
CALL TO ORDER: 7:38 pm
ATTENDEES: 22 GUESTS: 2

See the minutes with pictures here: http://eastbay-rc.blogspot.com/2013/07/concord-model-engineers-minutes-for.html

VISITORS:

Ed Ringue started building planes a couple of months ago. He’s mainly interested in freeflight.
Steve, started with control line and is still interested in control line.

TREASURER REPORT:

Current Balance $4,980

OLD BUSINESS: Minutes of the June Meeting approved.

NEW BUSINESS:

Alameda Swap Meet had a good turnout, 22 guys selling and a lot of people attending.

Proposed trip to Hiller Museum. Sat, September 14, Meet at airport at 10:30. Side trip to J and M Hobbies.

The USS Hornet will be towed to Hawaii next year. See it while you have the chance!

Some clubs have a Pizza Party every once in a while. We should do the same thing, getting together every once in a while. VP Ron Meckley to investigate and report next meeting.

On Picnic Day, somebody forgot to tell the city to turn off the sprinklers!

SPECIAL NOTE OF APPRECIATION: Bonnie did a great job on the picnic, and the club votes to express its gratitude and a Thank You gift of $50.

PARADE OF PLANES:

1/2A Playboy (who presented?)
Warren, Skimmer 400 from about 10 years ago, but building it now.
Jim Muether, Sherman Gillespie Zephyr.
Ron, Prarie Dog
Warren, Gillespie’s Sure Flyer biplane
George, Del Val Snake, CF Wing
Mark Harrison, Noodle Copter.
Jim M, Pat Shrek Goblin,
Ron, old drone motors and props
Ed Ringue, Walnut scale and other freeflight.

TECHNICAL PRESENTATION

Chuck gave a good talk about batteries and charging systems.

Our concensus club policy: Don’t leave your Lipo batteries unattended while charging indoors!

RAFFLE:

BH Model Little Ike, BH Model American Bly, BH Model P-51, 1 set SIG decals, Cox glow plug clip, Cox 0.49 Sure Start Engine, Foam Plane, 2 oz fuel tank, package of Exacto knives w. blades.

MEETING ADJOURNED: 9:16

MEETING TIMES

Monthly Meeting, Second Tuesday, 7:00, Concord Airport

Indoor Fun Fly, Third Friday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Gym at the Church of the Nazarene, 1650 Ashby Dr., Concord.
This month’s date is July 19.

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 14, Saturday, 4:00pm, Limited motor run RC Sail Plane event Two classes: Speed 400, 2 minute motor run, three attempts, longest time aloft; Unlimited, 30 second motor run, three attempts, longest time aloft.

Sat, July 27, SAM 27 Special Rubber Meet. On average at least 30 flyers show up.

August 3-4, Davis, Great American ARF-Off

Some notes on the minutes from the recording secretary:

I’m continuing to fiddle with the format of the minutes. Let me know what you like and don’t like!

I love all the information presented in the Parade of Planes. I wish I could type fast enough to capture it all! If you are going to present a plane, feel free to send me any information you think might be useful to appear in the minutes, and I’ll put it in.

Also, please remind me of your name when you present… even my Dear Close Friends! Then I won’t have to be embarrassed by my terrible memory, and it might also be useful for guests and other members of the club that you might not know so well.