March 10, 2012 TTT Meeting Minutes
Secretary Rob Dallas reporting
Meeting Start: 9:15 Eastern
Present: Anderson, Bradford, Cocker,
Cutts, Dallas, Gregory, Harlow, Barry (better late than never!)
Klein, Jacobs, Steve Lee, Sandifer, Shell,
Virtually Present (listening in on
Absent: Funk, Kathy Lee
The January 2012 TTT Meeting Minutes were
read aloud and accepted as is.
Whitwell LZ, nothing new.
Awards: (sorry I missed this discussion,
was most likely daydreaming about hang gliding. –rwd).
Hay: Rick Reported having trouble
contacting Rusty Whitley who may be interested in buying our
hay. Rick to continue efforts to contact Rusty or failing that,
commit to Randy so he can get on with fertilizing, etc.
Maintenance Committee Report: The gulley
and the clump-o’scrub in middle of the LZ are growing larger.
Action needed to fill gulley & remove the clump. Rick offered &
authorized to get a quote and proceed if not above $1000.
Thanks Rick! Discussion.
Liability Insurance vs on-site non-hang
gliding related events (weddings). The E-mail exchange between
Rob Dallas and Mark Forbes USHPA Insurance Committee Chair was
read aloud & discussed. Motion made & unanimously passed to
contact the individual planning a June 5th 2012
wedding at Henson’s launch & politely explain the situation &
inform her that the TTT BOD will now require a minimum of $5
million liability coverage for her event.
A second Motion was made, discussed &
unanimously passed to remove the small sign at the Henson’s
entrance (“public welcome while hang gliding activities are
underway” my recollection -rwd) pending further
information/advice from USHPA Insurance Committee. Sandifer
volunteered to remove the sign after the meeting. Thanks Kenny!
Competition: Ollie informed us about
the article CJ is writing for the USHPA magazine.
The Team Challenge format is being adopted
by Steve Larsen at the FL Ridge Flight Park next month.
Social Committee: Barry fielded
suggestions for the Mayhem party eats, etc.
Bylaws: Dan reported no issues to
IT Report: Michael reported on our
February informal meeting via Skype conference call. Results
were generally quite good between the 5 or so participants.
Would be very suitable for subcommittee meetings as well. The
Skype account name is “TTTSecretary”.
An Executive Committee Meeting is
tentatively scheduled for next Sat morning 9am/10am.
Awards Committee: Steve reported
that Kathy is working on some great awards so members are
encouraged to get out there & fly fly fly!
Safety: Rick left the meeting to
rest his eyes so no report.
New windsocks are needed, (who? –rwd)
please to order 6.
Membership: Buddy reported 136
TTT Archive/History: Tim is
compiling an in depth HG history in the SE and a big part of
that is our TTT history. Tim told a tall tale about the origin
of the name “TreeToppers” and other interesting tidbits.
Dan delivered a big box o’musty/dusty TTT
records to Tim today.
Mentor Program: Steve reported that
Channing is looking for more volunteers. If interested, contact
Treasurer: Michael reported that our
finances are in great shape.
The TTT’s corporate registration with the
TN Sec of State office requires attention due to Annual Reports
not submitted since 2008. Discussion. Michael & Rob to address
this in the coming weeks.
The newish IRS rules on Not for Profit
501-3-c7 status were discussed.
Website: Buddy reports All is
A small Paypal frame issue is now fixed so
the TTT’s online T-shirt sales can come flooding in.
Rob advised all of the new wedding at
Whitwell request he received via e-mail. His reply was read
aloud. Rob to inform the individual of the new $5 mil insurance
Meeting Adjourned at 11am.
Then Barry & Rob went out and soared for
HOURS!!! James, thanks for driving for us!