April 10, 2010
Meeting started 9:10 central
Attendance: Steve Lee, Lucas Ridley,
James Anderson, Kathy Lee, Ollie Gregory, Ricker Goldsborough,
Dan Shell, Jeff Nibler, Buddy Cutts, Michael Bradford, Kenny
Sandifer, Miller Stroud
Absent: Eric Donaldson, Mark Poling, Jeff
-Mark Poling: 3 absences - Ollie moves, Dan
Shell seconds, unanimous vote with James Anderson abstaining to
accept Mark's automatic resignation. Ollie motions to bring
Barry Klein as a BOD member and Social Committee chair - it's
unanimous vote and Barry accepts.
James moved, Buddy seconded - unanimous - to
bypass reading of the minutes
Whitwell LZ - We're still looking for a property
in the valley to buy as an LZ for the Whitwell launch or even a
completely new site with accompanying LZ.
Favorite Neighbor Gifts - no reports back from
Clark or Mark Poling if they deliviered gifts or not.
Storage Container at Hensons - the idea has
subsided due to lack of interest. James Anderson reported on
potential liabilities of the club with allowing people to store
their gear on our site.
Firewood - Kathy has called about the firewood,
but hasn't had her phone calls returned, she is still pursuing
Harnesses and Ropes at Whitwell - have these at
the Whitwell Launch for the wire crew. Ollie offers to buy the
harnesses and the webbing. There are already i-bolts in the
ground to connect them at the launch.
Hook In concrete sign - James brought back from
Wallaby a mold for a "Hook In" sign. Miller Stroud offers to
pour the concrete and bring back the signs
Taxes for Dues - Barry Klein brings up a 2009
TN state law that requires clubs to charge state sales tax.
Ricker says he'll take care of it.
Treasurer: Ricker reports we have $56,925.43 in
the LZ fund, $2,151.02 in the checking account which is still
subject to pay for April's utilities ($200-$300) and clubhouse
repairs. There are a few checks yet to be deposited as well.
Ricker reports that USHPA wants us to list designated LZ's and
get the certificate of insurance to the LZ owners. Ricker
proposes considering including charities in the Team Challenge
'10 that might make sponsors more willing to sponsor the event.
Ricker mentions he is planning to reserve contingency money to
cover unknowns and prevent overdrafts.
Website: Buddy says everything's fine.
Bylaws: Dan says everything is fine
Newsletter: Send Keith material for it.
Membership: 170 current members. Jeff
shows the signs for indicating membership is necessary to
launch. Jeff has adjusted the weekend series competition rules
so other clubs around the country can use them - Jeff and
Michael B. are waiting to hear back from USHPA to make a
national program for this idea.
IT: Wireless and telephone service is
down for right now, but people are working on today. Michael
mentions the potential to use some of USHPA database as we begin
to work with them through the competition projects.
Maintenance: Jeff is absent, Steve
reports from him. Jeff owns time-share condo in Destin, FL and
will rent his one week condo (May 7-14th) to any club member for
$1,000 and donate the money back into the club -
seascaperesorts.com. Repairs are ongoing. Dan mentions the trim
isn't back up on the windows upstairs. $1,104 - materials and
$2,107 - labor for the repairs, which makes us about $500
overdrawn in our checking account (Jeff L. donated $200 towards
our over draft). The guy who mows will be mowing any day now and
that is another concern for the finances.
Social: Barry is up to date on everything
that's happened since he's been appointed.
Safety: Kenny put up the new windsocks,
but there are no replacements. Kathy is working on getting the
safety box to Whitwell. Miller mentions putting together an
Competition: Weekend Series first day is
today and costs $20 for the whole year of Weekend Series. All
competitions are up on the competition website for registration.
Awards: Eric is absent. Lee team is
donating some awards for the weekend series.
Club member names: John Corry, Bob Belshan,
Alvin Slatton, Francis Jakobitz, Beth Haulum, Matt Barker,
Meeting adjourns at 10:30 central