TTT BOD was called to order 9:20
Central by Steve Lee President
BOD Present: Steve Lee ,
Kenny Sandifer, Barry Klein, Ricker Goldsborough,
Miller Stroud, James Anderson, Michael Bradford, Ollie
Gregory acting secretary in Lucas' absence.
TTT members present: Wayne
Walker, Ross Davis were in attendance.
BOD Absent: Buddy Cutts ,
Dan Shell, Eric Donaldson, Jeff Nibler, Jeff Wilson,
Kathy Lee, Lucas Ridley is moving and resigns as BOD
member. Thanks Lucas for all the good work you have
given our club.
Minutes from the last BOD meeting
were read and accepted.
Old Business: Search for
Whitwell LZ. No news
Miller made the hook in markers to
be installed in the ground near launch lines. They look
James Anderson discussed the water
heater that runs the bath house sinks doesn’t seem to
respond. The other two heaters work well so the showers
still have hot water. This needs to be done before Team
Ricker Goldsborough reports that
the Cloud Base Foundation raised monies for the Dunlap
Handicapped School. Over three thousand dollars were
raised toward projectors and other audio/visual aids for
the school. Local media will be there for the
presentation and TTT members encouraged to be there to
support and represent the club at the awards. Also the
Cloud Base Foundation has other projects that are fund
raising now. Projects in TX, Africa, and other places
are being addressed at this time. One is a water tank
for a village in Africa. There are ongoing projects in
Canoa, and Guiquile, Ecuador where the Cloud Base
Foundation idea was originally envisioned.
The TTT BOD thanks Ricker and the
CBF for all this great work, which is probably the best
promotional endeavor for hang gliding ever.
Steve discussed the need for
members to continue to contribute toward TTT projects
and for us to be positive about the club and help
promote the club when we can.
There was discussion that the
TTTflymail site is public and is read by thousands and
needs to be treated as such. There was discussion about
need for a TTT BOD discussion site or a way to just copy
all the BOD with BOD business.
Kenny Sandifer initiated discussion
about investigating the SW launch site situation again.
A team was identified to carry this out. Mike Nash, Dan
Shell and Kathy Lee were nominated pending their
approval. Motion carried and the proposed team will be
Several ideas were discussed about
acquiring launch and landing sites.
Mr. Woerner not able to hay the
landing field. Kathy has pursued another option, but
the party wasn’t able to help. There was much
discussion about how to organize a hay bailing
arrangement that could be an income stream for TTT. Jim
Ellis mows the landing area and may be a resource.
Pastor Huston Kilgore crashed on
landing here Thursday. He broke a femur and fractured
some facial bones. He is in Erlanger and had surgery
yesterday. He is expected to make a good recovery.
There was discussion about the
pilot proficiency program.
The neat old stereo has disappeared
from the clubhouse, but the speakers are still here.
Pilots have approached board
members out of concern about management of applications
and payment for tandems. Applications with dues should
be placed in the collection box before each flight.
Newsletter for June has been
completed by Keith Atkins and is available on line at
the website. Keith has done an exceptional job with his
Treasurer Report: Ricker
Goldsborough reporting. The checking account balance
is currently $800.78 at the end of June. The LZ fund
has $57,078.07. The PayPal account for Team Challenge
was temporarily deactivated and is now reactivated. TTT
now has it’s own PayPal account. Please pay for Team
Website: Buddy Cutts
Chairman. The site is considered to be in good shape
Bylaws: Dan Shell
Chairman. Bylaws are considered to be in good shape
Membership: Jeff Nibler
Chairman. Last report 172. Total TTT members now:
Information Tech: Need to
fix or replace the computer damaged by the lightning
strike. Ricker volunteered to take it home and attempt
Safety committee: Kathy Lee
chairwoman. An official USHPA accident report on
Huston’s crash will be filled out and sent into USHPA.
Windsocks are still up at launches. Whitwell LZ
windsock is marginal at this time. Rescue trails are
well marked by orange disks at eye level. We need to
replace the wooden ladder for the first trail and clear
the trails a bit.
Awards committee: Eric
Donaldson is chairman. Awards are in good shape.
Competition: Ollie Gregory
chairman. TTT hasn’t had a lot of luck with the Sprints
with weather and competition with WW demo days at LMFP.
We need to publicize the rest of the competition season.
Ollie will pursue this.
Social committee: Barry
will organize for the Team Challenge party/Octoberfest.
He hopes to have a committee to assist in the planning.
Maintenance: Jeff Wilson
Chairman is absent: This may be the forth absence for
Jeff in a row. The countertops for the donated cabinets
still need countertop and installation. The Florida
TTTs led by Rocket Man Sweigert with Rodger and Tyson
helped fix our plumbing under the sink. We still need a
good drinking water hose to supply the sink in the
clubhouse. The grass for the clubhouse area has
continued to be cut by Steve, Kathy and Rick Jacobs
using their own equipment and gas. Our club mowers are
dead. We need good mowers and will need to have them in
our budget. We need to have ways to get invoices to
document the work done, money spent and ways to
recognize the work our members do for the club.
We need more help from volunteers
to keep the maintenance up to date. We need a written
list of things that need to be fixed and addressed.
We need a leader to help with
maintenance from the membership.
James Anderson commented that the
stated business of the TTT is to promote hang gliding.
Wayne Walker has a scooter tow system and may be willing
to work with us to pursue scooter tow for our club. He
has a system that is capable and just needs a place to
store it. Wayne and Mark Fink are qualified to do the
training and operate the system. We need a place to
store the system. There was much discussion on how to
pursue this. Mike Nash and Bill Colven may have access
to land owners on top of the plateau who may be willing
to allow scooter tow. Galloway airport could be another
Meeting adjourned at 1:06pm Central