TN Tree Toppers
March 13th BOD Meeting Minutes
am Central Time
BOD members present: Steve
Lee, Kathy Lee, Ollie Gregory, Jeff Nibler, James Anderson,
Buddy Cutts, Dan Shell, Michael Bradford, Kenny Sandifer,
Absent: Ricker Goldsboro,
Eric Donaldson, Mark Poling, Jeff Wilson, Miller Stroud
Chris Christopherson, Nick Magini, Barry Klein, Mike Nash
Lucas read minutes and Steve
first to accept Dan second, unanimous
- Whitwell LZ: Dan
countinues the search, and mentions he will continue to ask a
new realtor every so often.
- Gifts: We're not sure if
Standiford received gifts, Steve has called Mark P. but has not
heard anything. Not sure if Clark has delivered his gift either.
- DSL: It's working!
Thanks Michael and Buddy - antennae will be reinstalled
to get better reach of signal after clubhouse repairs are
- Glider Storage: Issue
has not been pursued further, because interest has wained. Ollie
hasn't pressed James for a better price. It's a simmering
subject. Dan Shell mentions that the original matter of LZ
security wouldn't be addressed if a storage container was put
next to the clubhouse.
- New Signs: Jeff reports
they're 4 signs for Henson, 2 for Whitwell,
we also will need some steel poles and dig holes for the signs.
Ollie still needs to be reimbursed $300.
- Chris Thale accident: Jeff filed the accident report to
USHPA after he and several other board members went down to the
police station and watched the video of the accident. Jeff sold
Chris's vario and radio for roughly $275 and donated the money
to the Overcoming Together Ovarian Cancer Fund and sent Chris's
wife about this and she responded that that would have made him
very happy. Any time there is a fatality involved with the club
a representative from the club will have to visit the police
station for a report. James read a letter to the club from
Chris's wife. Kenny mentions his concern about what could have
happened if spectators were on the rock outcropping.
- Firewood (Rick Jacobs).
Michael B spoke with Rick, Rick told Michael not to replace the
wood and that he would be happy to donate it to the club. Steve
Lee mentions that we still need to get some firewood for the
club for the 2010 season.
- Ricker mentions the Cloudbase
Foundation and asks for Child-based charity needs.
- Website: Buddy thanks
his committee members
- Bylaws: Nothing New
- Maintenance: Jeff Wilson
absent. Kenny helped Curley and states that he believes the leak
is fixed, and siding replaced as required to fix the leak. Needs
paint and caulk still. Ollie spoke with Curley about the
repairs: Curley installed cabinets, fixed outlets, fixed wiring,
rebalanced circuits and added wires and new circuits. $1687.50
Labor. Materials = $961.34. Kenny donated some labor and paint.
Curley states we need another electrical line installed to be
dedicated to appliances. Water line needs to be added outside so
it can't freeze and burst. Also mentioned a list of items he
would suggest we do to maintain the clubhouse. Cabinets aren't
completed. Chris Christopherson fixed the grommet on the flapper
valve on the toilet tank in the bath house.
- Treasurer's report: Check acct $3281.08. All bills
paid to date. $1,151 of that is for specific donations such as
fridge and stove and $150 is for DSL leaves $1,980.08 free
balance. CD = $56,925.43. 2009 Tax paperwork has been given to
CPA. Ricker has filed forms with bank for internet
access. Ricker has
built lockboxes for donations at events to ensure accurate
accounting. Ricker requests that no money be spent without
treasurer's approval. Ricker requests we notify him of the
current TTT Clubhouse repair bill.
- Safety: Kathy and Kenny
are coordinating new windsocks. Kenny has the new windsocks and
says he'll replace the launch and lz windsocks by the end of
next week. The status of the Whitwell windsock is unclear, Kenny
says if someone reports they need replacement he'll work on
them. We will order backup windsocks for both sites.
- Competition: Ollie
updates, today was the first day of the weekend series
(weathered out), Jeff, Michael, and Dean are doing great work
towards this. USHPA will post about our compeitions in the May
magazine. Dean is on the chapter support committee at the USHPA
board meeting right now. Ricker is on working for sponsorships
again, he said Icaro has already pledged to sponsor. Ollie wants
to reserve a portion of the money raised for the weekend series
meets to go towards paying for awards for them.
- Awards: Eric is absent
- Social: Mark is absent
- Newsletter: Keith Atkins
is working on it. Kenny mentions it would be nice to include the
'opt-in' option for getting a mailed copy of the newsletter on
the membership form, which Jeff makes a note of.
- IT: Jeff N., Buddy C.,
Dean F., Keith A., Ollie G., John Corry, Barry Klein are a part
of a development IT team that Michael is heading up. Goals
include integrating all of the individual efforts of the club
like newsletter, website, virtualizing the meeting. Michael
mentions that he is open to receiving stories from pilots that
he will keep them anonymous for the newsletter and possibly
fictionalize them for creating a story with a lesson.
- Membership: 172 members.
Jeff read off some of the local pilots whose membership has
-Last minute notes: We
need to include Dr. Dale on the favorite neighbor list for gift
baskets as well as notifying him about any competitions with the
potential of landing in his field in the future.
Meeting adjorned at 12:12pm central