March Meeting (no Feb meeting) – start 9:50 am CDT
Buddy Cutts, James Anderson, Eric
Donaldson, Ollie Gregory, Steve Lee, Jeff Nibler, Mark Poling,
Lucas Ridley, Dan Shell, Clark Harlow, Alvin Slatton
Minutes read – Ollie first and
its seconded to accept them.
Priday lawsuit – Dan Shell: we're waiting for a response
Recognition – Steve has found rock for plaque, without price,
other trouble is getting it up here. Rock is 8' tall, 5' wide to
be planted 3' deep so stands 5' tall out of the ground. Other
question is whether we have 3' of soil to dig into, otherwise we
may need some concrete. Ramp-side corner of clubhouse was
previously decided to be location, but other ideas were
considered because it will block ramp view from clubhouse
window. The place won't do any custom cutting. Not pressed for
time. James to email Keith about picture, to put it on
damage-guy: took off, but Steve knows where he is – says Bill
Colvin will talk to the Sheriff, we still haven't gotten our
$500 that the judge ordered him to pay. James has idea to paint
straight bar of gate a bright color and to replace lock as its
still shattered. Eric says he'll put reflector tape stuff on the
gate bar next time he's up. Kenny Sanderford is the one that
fixed the gate in a day.
reporting on the idea to have USHPA list of new pilots to mail
them postcards to invite them to come and fly. Estimated first
year charge was $206.80
the US World team: Ollie, Dan, Buddy, James, and the club each
are giving $100 to equal one check to them from the Treetoppers
box of archive t-shirts: Ollie mentions the Team Challenge
needing goodies to give away, or auction them off to raise money
for something, or Kathy had the idea of putting them all in a
Mr. Castle for Whitwell LZ fund – Ollie: we need to get a plan
together for this and James says table it for next meeting.
wants us to drop the Henson visit to let H2's fly Whitwell.
There was some discussion – Ollie offered to leave the program
as it is for Matt to take up our originally passed proposal it
was passed and everything stands as it has been.
flat part of the ramp. Steve has ordered the lumber for Jeff
Wilson to redeck, it will be here by the end of the month. It
will be redecked one board at a time, so that the whole ramp
won't be torn up for the flying season coming up.
volunteered to talk to a realtor to explore Whitwell lz's
wants to bring up increasing the dues next meeting
LZ/CD fund balance: $53,324.19
Checking balance: $3,371.71 – does not take into account for Jan
and Feb bank statements
- expenses paid out $348.73 to Jeff to pay for new membership
for property taxes
Jeff Nibler got metallic membership stickers on a roll, that has
10-years worth of use and got 1,000 of them for the cost of his
entire budget: $348.73
membership forms: two options to become a member or renewing –
instant member privelages. 1: fill out form, and give money, to
a Board Member who signs their form as a witness, receives the
money and application and puts it in the kiosk. The Board Member
witness must make sure the application is filled out correctly.
2: get a form, get a board member or a notary public to sign it
and send it in and you will NOT be able to fly until you receive
your sticker in the mail
contacting lawyers Shawn Martin and Steve Greer about the
covenant clause in the waiver that allows a new member to pay
$300 to be able to sue us (basically). Also discussed raising
that amount if we keep that in.
addition, Treetopper-approved tandem pilots (Clark and Don
Murdock right now) can also witness members to allow their
passengers to fly.
for budget (same as last year and didn't use all of it). Sat.
is the Mayhem meet, potluck dinner. His band (steady river)
plans to play at Mayhem, he's donating his pay so only his
partner needs to be paid at $150.
They're only mailed out to people who request them. Keith needs
stories and pictures.
Mayhem will be a fly-in,
not a scored competition. Team Challenge starts September 27th.
It has event insurance that Ollie paid for last year, if its
sanctioned it will cost twice as much. Mike Barber and Kevin
Carter are still on for 'ready to race' class which will cost an
extra $100 for entry fees.
TTT of the Year plaque is being finished. Kingpost, Topless and
Rigid each has flight of the year
Gate repaired, rock ordered for plaque, lumber ordered for ramp,
camp fire grates
||$0 (donated by him and Dan Barker)
CDT meeting closed