Minutes TTT April 9, 2011 by James P. Anderson
Board members present: Steve Lee, James Anderson, Mike
Bradford, Rick Jacob, Barry Klein, Jeff Nibler, Dean Funk, Ollie
Gregory. 3 strike rule for Miller Stroud; resignation refused.
Members Wayne Walker and James Stinnett joined us.
Called to order by president Steve Lee at 9:30 Central with a
Last months minutes accepted
Treasury report given by Mike Bradford: thanks Mike.
Website: Web master Buddy Cutts was not here due to health
problems. Website is in great shape. Thanks Buddy.
Bylaws Chair Dan Shell not present.
Newsletter: There is a need for articles for the next issue.
Safety: Chair Kathy Lee had to be at work. We still have no
ladder to help us reach the cliff ledge below Rick Jacob's house.
Ollie has a safety box for the Whitwell launch complete save for 2
carabineers and a way to secure the box. Thank you Ollie.
The windsock/tree problem in the main LZ has been fixed by the Lees.
We are getting a windsock for Castles' LZ. Thank you all.
IT report by Mike Bradford. Wayne Walker brought us a “new”
computer. Monitor donated by Buddy Cutts. Various suggestions. Thank
Competition report by Ollie Gregory – Team Challenge has 35+
We need to give away the funds donated by the Foundation for Free
Flight. A reminder: funds were donated by the FFF to encourage
others to set up Team Challenge like operations in other places.
Those funds are to be donated to help offset expenses for anyone who
wants to try their hand at setting up their own Team Challenge in
their own area.
Ollie needs help. Thanks Ollie.
Membership report by Jeff Nibler. Discussion about including
a t-shirt check off box on the waivers. We still don't have waivers
for all members on file, e.g. life time members.
We have 139 members.
Jeff wants' to go to e-mail acknowledgment of membership vs snail
mail. Good idea.
The $1500 life membership that caused questions to be asked about
the unusual amount ($1500 vs $1000) includes a $500 donation. Thank
Trevor Childress was accepted as tandem pilot. Thanks Jeff.
Maintenance report by Rick Jacob. He has moved rocks to encourage
The stove has been properly wired up (thank you Ozzie Lopez-Armas).
The trash problem continues with dogs spreading trash as well as
Erosion around some trees near launch needs to be addressed; the
trees are going to die if we don't do something.
We are expecting a work party next week to help clean up for Mayhem.
David Giles is willing to help us with our need for a projector
screen. We need ideas on how to best deal with our lack of a
Do we have a water leak? We have quite a water bill for a time span
when we aren't using any water. We could turn off the water for a
short period of time and see if there is any usage. There will never
be a better time for it than right now.
Do we need an architecture/landscape committee?
What is the status of our water heater? We still want to get new one
A full sized motorcycle drove around the south side of the gate
pole. Do we need another rock?
Social Committee chair Barry Klein is looking for boilers for
use with our low country boil for Mayhem. If you have (access to)
one please let him know. The price will depend on the number of
takers for the party and on the cost of the food, especially shrimp.
If you have a Costco card you could help him out with, please call
him. Thanks Barry.
No report from the awards committee because the chair was not
Paragliding committee no report.
Public Relations committee chair Dean Funk is working on it
and shared a number of interesting ideas. Ollie Gregory intends to
get an announcement about the Team Challenge into the Oz Report.
Help in the way of videos, photos, etc. would be welcome. Suggestion
to “mine” the tandem flights for possible good public relations.
Discussion about social media.
Whitwell LZ was discussed.
Ollie suggested that we sell the Nick Berry t-shirts at auction at
the Team Challenge.
Scooter tow: We need a cadre of trained people instructed in use of
and flying with the scooter tow. Much discussion
Designated trailer parking was discussed and Rick Jacob reported he
moved rocks toward that end.
T-shirts. Ollie Gregory discussed Dean Funk's designs as well as the
traditional design. Kip Stone will be authorized $2000 for t-shirts
to have for our club to sell. Ollie will do it now. Dean Funk
reported on a web site plan to sell t-shirts for us.
Our treasurer makes the point that PayPal is not free.
Cathy Lee has not yet had time to speak to Mrs. Hudson or the
Mosiers (next to church LZ) about our buying landing rights.
We are reminded not to land during church and to conduct ourselves
as appropriate for a conservative church group at all times.
The USHPA has sent us brochures and stickers. Ollie will distribute.
Jackie Gregory may add a personal TTT touch to them.
James Stinnett brought US World team t-shirts: $35 dri fit vs $25
for cotton. Please help our world team. Call him and get one (or
Motion to adjourn by Jeff Nibler; seconded by Barry Klein at