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TTT BOD Meeting Nov 10, 2012
Meeting called to order 09:30 Central. Should
have been 09:00 but the Secretary was late! Short prayer.
BOD Present & Accounted for: James Anderson,
Michael Bradford, Rob Dallas, Ollie Gregory, Clark Harlow, Barry
Klein, Steve Lee, Dan Shell, (8 BOD)
TTT Members present: Dustin Blewett, James Dean
2012 Favorite Neighbor gifts are in work & the
list is long & distinguished… thanks to Steve & Kathy for taking the
time for this important TTT business.
We were happy to host the Miami HG club here
recently & by all accounts everyone had a fun & safe trip but a few
paperwork & procedural issues came to light. James Tindal who
normally does a fine job running these trips couldn’t make it this
time. Some TTT Application/waivers were incomplete and out of date
(if anyone is actually reading this, current application/waivers are
always available under the “Application” tab at http://tennesseetreetoppers.org).
The Instructor supervising H2’s at our Whitwell launch was not TTT
BOD “cleared” per our Flight Regulatory Program. Payments were all
made in full thank you very much, but some were left in the
unsecured top compartment of green box. Secretary Dallas took the
action to send James Tindal a letter kindly reminding our friends at
Miami Hang Gliding of the above minor infractions & include copies
of the incomplete paperwork, our Flight Regulatory Program (FRP),
The Whutwool Addendum, & links to all the aforementioned stuff.
Treasurer Michael B took action to scan the
incomplete paperwork & send to The Scribbler.
Discussion of implementation of an Online
Application that must be completed completely or else it’s
It was pointed out by some smart person that
the TTT doesn’t have a list of approved instructors on it’s most
excellent website, so we decided it was high time to compile one!
TTT Approved USHPA Instructors List: James
Tindal, Ozzie Lopez, Mitch Shipley
TTT Approved Tandem Instructors: Clark Harlow,
Mitch Shipley, Ozzie Lopez, Trevor Childress, Don Murdoch.
If anyone is still reading this & would like to
be added to either list above, kindly contact a BOD member and
present your paperwork.
Ballot: Besides Buddy & Barry who are Bailing, all current
BOD members are willing to serve again in 2013.
Dustin Blewett is willing & able
to serve in 2013 and stated an interest in helping us put in a
second launch at Henson’s. Discussion.
James Dean is willing
& able to serve in 2013 with website & some IT duties.
Thanks to Dustin &
James for volunteering!
Referendum to bylaws (see October 2012 BOD meeting minutes)
Scooter Tow: Ollie reported
that Roger Tubbs has been working hard on Wayne Walker’s scooter tow
rig & it should be ready to go very soon. Mark Dowsett is willing
to come help instruct with it.
Treasurer Report: Michael B
reports that we have $11.9k currently in Checking. $63.7k in a
dedicated Landing Zone CD. Taxes are currently due. $400 due for
mowing. $450 due for TC porta-johns. Favorite neighbor & Christmas
party costs will also be paid before end of year.
Allocate Funds for a new
Henson’s Gap launch work? Discussion. Dustin estimates $1000-
$1500 for several days work to clear a 2nd launch at
Henson’s. His crews are available in December. The land is on
Rick Jacob’s property. This action could increase capacity for
future Team Challenge (or other) competitions and thus pay for
IT: All is Well.
Current Members per website.
PG Committee: Ollie
reports that PGers are planning a 2nd TC next year.
Safety: No report.
Competition: Ollie reports TC
did well overall this year and is now almost weather proof! Next
year’s dates to be set soon probably adjacent to Labor Day.
History: No report. Thanks to
Tim Cocker for an excellent presentation during TC.
Bylaws: $10 daily
instructional membership bylaws amendment discussed.
Awards: To be awarded at the
Christmas Party: 1) 2012 XC flight of the year 2) 2012 TTTer of the
year 3) 2012 XC flight of the year 4) 2012 Notable Flight of the
year: James Stinnet’s declared Mayhem Henson-LMFP-Whitwell-Henson
flight that he very nearly completed.
TTTer of the year: There were
several names mentioned, but everyone knows that Dustin Blewett
deserves it for all the time, money, heavy equipment, & effort he
put in on the new Whitwell launch improvement project.
Steve Lee read his excellent
summary 2012 TTT accomplishments aloud (also to be read at the
Social Committee: The TTT
Christmas Party will be held at the Backstreet Diner in Dunlap in
Saturday December 8th 7pm Eastern. Need to talk price &
details. Steve Lee action. Buffet all you can eat...
Next meeting Dec 8th
9:00 am Central same place.
Meeting Adjourned at 11:30am
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