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Tree Toppers Meeting Minutes
Dallas, TTT Secretary reporting
Meeting called to order at about 0930 hrs CST
BOD Members Present: James Anderson, Michael
Bradford, Eric Carden (telecon), Tim Cocker, Buddy Cutts, Rob
Dallas, Ollie Gregory, Clark Harlow, Rick Jacob, Kathy Lee, Steve
Lee, Kenny Sandifer, Dan Shell (14 Present)
BOD Members Absent: Barry Klein
Members Present: Channing Kilgore, Marco Weber
Guests Present: Betty Lee
Treasury report: Michael B reported that all
is well with our TTT finances. Welcome to new Life Member Mr.
Bylaws & Social: Dan reported about Christmas
party plans this evening. Ari's Harbor Light Restaurant, 9718
Hixson Pike, Soddy Daisy 7pm Eastern.
Competition: Ollie reports that Team
Challenge 2015 date has move to Aug 16-22 due various other
competition date conflicts.
History/Archives: Tim Cocker reported that he
has very nearly collected every issue of every hang gliding
periodical since the dawn of hang gliding.
Safety: Welcome back from Nepal Rick! Clark
reported on a recent landing incident at Henson Gap.
Membership: Buddy reported that we currently
show 134 members on website.
Maintenance: Clark reported that the recent
tree felling that has been discussed on Yahoo BODConfidential was
overall a good thing. There is still one tree left overhanging the
clubhouse power line. There is a procedural issue that needs to
be emphasized with the membership regarding making sure the BOD
Maintenance Committee approves of any major changes to our site.
Scribbler volunteered to put out a missive to that effect. The
volunteerism is greatly appreciated!
Kathy brought up the idea of burying the
Clubhouse power line. Discussion.
Awards: Kathy has no reports of epic flights
this year. Pilots have made it to LMFP several times but no major
XC flights to award.
PG Committee: No report.
Last month’s draft meeting minutes were
accepted as published on our website.
Rob D, Election Committee Chair reported that
after tallying 48 votes the 2015 TTT Board of Directors are as
James Anderson (I)
Michael Bradford (I)
Eric Carden (I)
Tim Cocker (I)
Buddy Cutts (I)
Rob Dallas (I)
Ollie Gregory (I)
Clark Harlow (I)
Rick Jacob (I)
Kenny Sandifer (I)
Dan Shell (I)
The winner of our prestigous 2014 Tree Topper of the Year Award goes
Whitwell LZ discussed.
Favorite Neighbor Gifts: Need volunteers to
Scooter Tow: TTT friend and SPP member Tom
Phillips has volunteered to refurb the club’s scooter tow rig.
Channing brought up a new pilot mentoring
Next meeting will be in January 10, 2015.
Meeting adjourned at 10:30 am.
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