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14, 2012 meeting for the Tennessee Tree Toppers was opened at 9:25 AM,
president Steve Lee presiding. Minutes taken by James Anderson as our
regular scribe is off to attend the funeral of a fellow Hang Glider pilot
laid low by cancer. Meeting opened with a prayer by Steve Lee.
James Anderson, Buddy Cutts, Michael Bradford, Kenny Sandifer, Rick Jacobs,
Barry Kiein, Tim Cocker, Kathy Lee, Steve Lee, Clark Harlow, Channing
Kilgore, and Dan Shell (late). Also present were Alvin Slatton and
Thanks for the
Dean Funk is
now absent for his third consecutive meeting. His implied resignation
was accepted. Discussion on who to replace him. Search
continues. Suggestion to announce we need a new board member on fly
minutes were accepted as published.
has not completed the last set of awards yet. Current chair Kathy Lee
expects to get them done when she does the next ones. Thanks Kathy.
Hay in our
LZ: Rick Jacob continues to work on this problem. Thanks Rick.
Bradford reports that insurance for weddings and other such non-flying
events is not avaialable at any sane cost. Discussion. We will
wait for USHPA clarification. Current thought is to not schedule any
more such events.
took down the sign at the entrance to our property right after the end of
the last meeting as dirrected in that meeting. Thank you.
Note was taken
of our club coverage in the USHPA magazine. Thanks for the good
efforts. Please keep up the good work.
the efforts to improve our LZ. That is a lot of work and we thank
you. Discussion for possible further improvments, including maybe
using part of it as a training hill.
report given by Mike
Bradford. Thanks Mike. The club made no money last year due to
expenses related to over-estimations of attendance during the Friday
and Saturday catering during the Teram Challenge. Point made
that local businesses are happy to have our business. We might
consider how to best use this as a tool for good community relations.
Jacob reported on the work on our LZ. Much discussion. Need more work on
training hill concept? Grant from Foundation for Free Flight?
Put more LZ work off till we can expect more reliable rain so the grass
will live and grow.
has been working on our windsock maintenance, especially at Whitwell.
He is still working on it. Thanks Kenny.
painting our safety ladders below Rick's place. Decision to pass.
need for wind indicators for Castle's field.
Committee report by
Buddy Cutts, The Team Challenge admission form is up. Thanks
report by chair Rick Jacob. There is considerable overlap expected
between our Team Challenge and theirs. Thanks Rick.
Committee chair Kathy
Lee is on it. Thanks Kathy.
change reported by chair Houston Channing Kilgore.
next event is Mayhem. Looks like most are favoring the idea of a
"bring and burn your own steak" concept. Expect to revisit
this topic at the next meeting. Thanks Barry.
Bylaws: chair Dan Shell reports no
committee report by
Mike Bradford. There was much discussion, much of it about the
weather station donated by some club members, with many differing ideas
about cameras. Thanks Mike.
In the absence of chair Ollie Gregory (off at a comp: go Ollie!), report
given by Rick Jacob. Costs and details. Five are already signed
Mother's Day conflicts we will hold our next meeting on the third saturday
reported on the History Committee. He is on it.
sprayed for buggs, the better to avoid Lyme disease and such. Thanks.
made the motion to adjourn.
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