Meeting minutes – November 2011

A club meeting was held October 5th at Eagles Lodge in Tillamook at 7:00 pm, adjourning at about 8:30 pm.

Six people attended: Stuart, Steve, Matt, Bill, Robert Sr. and Mike.

September minutes and financial report were read by Stuart.

Robert Sr said he repaired the shed door and winterized the toilet and discussed winterization and maintenance of the airfield. No other maintenance issues were identified.

The club admired and discussed an airplane that Dennis Dirks donated. We decided to sell it to raise money for gas and other expenses.  The fuselage was purchased by Mike during the meeting and the engine will be sold at a swap meet in March.

We discussed the upcoming elections and reviewed the bylaws for dates and other requirements.  We decided nominations should be done at the upcoming December meeting with voting held during the January meeting and newly elected officials could then take office during the February meeting.

We discussed giving out information  packets to new members when they first join the club.  We decided that it was a good idea and that we should do it but did not flesh out any details.

Steve told about his sponsorship with Heli Direct, the events he will attend, competitions he will enter, discounts he will receive and testing he will perform. Steve brought in an RC model Chipmunk that he built from a kit. He discussed the repairs he had to make to his TRex 600 engine and showed us the piston that had burnt through the crown.

Matt said he has been working mostly on radio electronic equipment lately and talked about some of his projects.

Stuart said the new web site is coming along but there is still plenty more to do. He said lots of competing plugin options are available and it requires a lot of research and testing to find which ones work well.  He passed around and gave out surplus 1mm carbide drill bits. Stuart said he lost a radio and shorted out a battery charger and said he has progressed lately with his heli stunt flying.

Mike said he has been working on Civil Air Patrol functions and talked a little about them.

More open discussion followed.