BOD Officer Elections:
President: Steve Lee
VP: James Anderson
Secretary: Lucas Ridley
Treasurer: Ricker Goldsborough
Acting Secretary: Jeff Nibler
Board Members Present: Michael
Bradfod, Buddy Cutts, Kenny Sandifer, Ollie Gregory, Dan Shell,
Kathy Lee, Jeff Wilson, James Anderson, Eric Donaldson, Steve
lee, Jeff Nibler
Board Members Absent: Miller Stroud, Ricker Goldsborough,
Lucas Ridley, Marc Poling
TTT Members Present: Bill Colvin,
Jane Colvin, Marc Fink, Curly Dunn
Meeting started @ 9:20 central
Ollie read minutes from 12/12/2009
Elect New Officers:
- President: Ollie Nominates Steve
Lee. Dan seconds, Board votes unanimous
- Vice President: Buddy nominates James Anderson. Dan
- Secretary: Ollie Nominates Lucas, James Seconds.
- Treasurer: Ollie nominates Ricker. James seconds.
- Bylaws Chairman: Dan Shell, Unanimous
- Awards: Eric Donaldson, unanimous
- Website: Buddy Cutts, Unanimous
- Social Committee Chairman: Ollie Nominates Mark
- Competition: Ollie Gregory, unanimous
- Safety: Kathy Lee, Unanimous
- Maintenance: Jeff Wilson. Unanimous
- Membership: Jeff Nibler. Unanimous
- Whitwell LZ Fund. Dan Shell and Cindy
Gardner assisting. Have not heard anything. Dan shell says he is
willing to continue working on this.
- Chris Thale Crash. Steve Lee gave Jeff
Nibler Chris Thale's gear. Jeff will sell on e-Bay and donate
the funds to Ovarian Cancer fund. Jeff will finish gathering the
info for the accident report and submit next week.
- Favorite Neighbor Gifts Report. Dan Shell
and Clark Harlow
delivered all gifts they was tasked to. Steve was unable to get in
touch with Mark Poling to see if he completed his task. Michael
Bradford Delivered the gift he was tasked to.
- Storage Container. Ollie said he talked
with Stinnet who told him he'd get the container here for the
same amount or less as Wagner. Ollie said he'd talk to Stinnet
and see if we can get a better deal on it. James mentioned that
a person would need to be in charge of the storage container if
we got it (to handle payments, check inventory, security, etc).
Michael Bradford said he wants to see exactly how many people
WOULD pay... a concrete number so we know the feasibility.
Michael and Jeff suggest sending out an e-mail to the entire
membership to ask them of they would take advantage of it etc.
Dan Shell suggests asking for pledges on the initial purchase
price. Dan Shell mentioned the original purpose of the storage
container was for LZ security
- DSL: Michael said DSL was ordered last
Tuesday and deposit was paid. Teleco company said 2-3 weeks to
install. Buddy has volunteered to donate and setup the RF equipment after
the DSL has been installed.
- Jeff Signs - James Andersons votes, Ollie
seconds. Unanimous voted. Jeff will buy signs. Eric motions to
reimburse Ollie $300 that he loaned for the signs.
- Michael Bradford: Brings up that remote
attendance for board meetings has been suggested. Kenny, Ollie,
Michael, Buddy, James and several others mention that there are
benefits and drawbacks to doing this. The general consensus of
the board members is that it is not a good idea from a
productivity standpoint, but most feel that broadcasting the
meeting live on the net just for viewing purposes is ok. Ollie
suggest that someone could present a report from someone who
knows this technology. Michael suggests getting the DSL first,
test streaming video, see if it works. If it works then great,
else drop it.
- Membership: 171 members. Jeff
requests budget of $150
- Treasurer: Ricker is absent.
Report is attached to this
minutes report. Discussion from his report included discussing
Ricker's offer to donate laptops. Ollie moves that we have a new
committee chair to focus on the IT needs of the club and also
nominated Michael Bradford. Dan shell seconds. Unanimous vote.
Several board members are interested in finding out the detailed
break-down (for example: how much of the checking account funds
are for DSL, how much are for a new stove, how much will be
transferred to the LZ fund, etc).
- Social Committee Chairman: Absent
- Safety: Ollie mentions we need a
box with launch safety equipment at Whitwell. Kathy asks $500
for the budget. Marc Fink mentioned that a paraglider pilot
landed in a field near Powell's crossroads and the owner has
asked that on one land there. Marc will get coordinates for this
field and give to Buddy to post on the site. The board then
discussed inviting the paraglider pilots to our meetings so we
can discuss these kinds of issues as well as establish
communication, share information and ideas etc. Buddy mentioned
he and James invited the Paraglider launch owner to our site but
he apparently had a negative opinion of the club and claimed he
had tried to work with us in the past and we were not willing
to. Ollie suggests we should have a document on our website
about landing-out etiquette. Eric suggests sending the
paragliders our list of DNL fields as well as friendly fields.
Bill mentioned rather than invite them here, we should go to
them personally. Jeff offers to create a best-practices guide to
landing out and will then pass it on to the rest of the board
members for them to add to, then Marc Fink will give it to the
- Competition: Ollie mentions the new weekend series
comps we are holding, as well as the superman of the Sequatchie
event (open-distance USHPA sanctioned meet), and the Team
Challenge. The weekend series will be held every other Saturday
during the flying season. Fourth series is called the Sequatchie
Sprints (race to goal, closed course, turn points within view of
launch, finish in LZ here, last waypoint will be launch). The
sprints will encourage spectators because spectators will be
able to see all the pilots during the flight. It will occur on
Memorial day weekend, labor day weekend, 4th of July weekend.
- Bylaws: Requests $0 Budget
- Website: Buddy requests $30
budget. Steve Lee mentioned he'd like to see more pictures and
videos on the website. Ollie mentioned instead of doing this,
possibly link to our facebook page.
- Maintenance: Clubhouse roof has a
leak on the roof. The porch and rail need to be replaced but
Jeff feels it's ok for another year or so possibly. Steve lee
mentions that we should focus more instensly on a smaller number
of projects. Steve suggests the leak in the roof and cabinet
installations are the #1 priority right now. Bill Colvin
suggests hiring Curly for maintenance labor.
Steve Lee: Second meeting in March
James Anderson mentions that people should
be encouraged to get their HAM license, in the spirit of being
James asks if anyone has ideas on how we
could encourage members to become HAM rated.
Meeting adjourned at 12:07pm Central
Time. Buddy motions, James seconds