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BOD Meeting Minutes February 08,2014
Steve Lee led a prayer and then called the
meeting to order at 9:25 am.
BOD Members Present: Barry Klein, James
Anderson, Michael Bradford, Eric Carden (via skype) Tim Cocker,
Buddy Cutts, Rob Dallas, James Dean, Clark Harlow, Robin Kastle,
Kathy Lee, Steve Lee, and Dan Shell (13)
BOD Members Absent: Ollie Gregory, Rick Jacobs
TTT Members & Guests Present: Kenny Sandifer,
Clell Logan, Barbara Lee (Steve’s Mother)
2014 Officer Elections:
President Nominations: Rob Dallas, James
TTT President: James Anderson
Vice President Nominations: Buddy Cutts
TTT Vice President: Buddy Cutts
Secretary Nominations: Rob Dallas
TTT Secretary: Rob Dallas
Treasurer Nominations: Michael Bradford
TTT Treasurer: Michael Bradford
Breakfast Break- Thanks to Dan Shell for
providing & cooking.
Maintenance: Clark Harlow
Safety: Rick Jacob
Paraglider: Rick Jacob
Competition: Ollie Gregory
History: Tim Cocker
Bylaws: Dan Shell
Awards: Kathy Lee
Kathy also reported three personally
embroidered down jackets were awarded last year for flights from
Henson Gap: Gary Thompson 85 miles, Greg Heckman 78 mi, Dean Funk 56
Membership: Buddy Cutts
Webmaster: James Dean primary with Buddy
maintaining the current website until the new one is ready to go
Social: No volunteers
Public Relations: Dan Shell. He also briefed
us on Valley Fest and how important it is to participate this
WW LZ. No news.
Getting Henson Launch into a land trust. No
LZ Hay: No news.
Rob D volunteered to set up an informal telecon
Meeting March 1 as a technology demonstrator teleconference.
Depending on outcome the March 1 meeting the March 8 BOD meeting
format (telecon or in-person or both) will be announced.
Vote: 12 For, motion carries.
Paragliding membership issue. Should we ask
the membership how they feel about paraglider pilots joining the TTT?
PR Chairman tasked with contacting News Channel
9 to ask for a correction to the news story about a recent
paraglider blown launch that was incorrectly reported as having
launched from the TTT property.
Motion made to table the Paraglider TTT
membership discussion & leave things as they are for this year.
Vote: 8 For, motion carries.
Buddy reported that we have 122 current members per the website.
Buddy & James volunteered to go check the WW lock box after this
meeting. Windsock also needs replacing.
MB reports that we have in excess on 12k in cash. Before taxes,
land trust donation commitments & misc other expenses. Clark made
motion to retire the land trust commitment in whole this year rather
than making partial payments as has been done in the past.
Seconded. Discussion. Approx $2500. Vote: 12 for, motion
MB to research moving the LZ fund out of CDs
and into a better investment vehicle. No objections raised.
USHPA Insurance fee increased this year by
Committee: 2014 TC dates discussed. Tentatively set
for Sunday Aug 24 to Sat Aug 30.
Tim Cocker is working to collect all the past TTT Branches
Dan Shell reported that Valley Fest is May 3rd
& 4th 2014 & discussed plans for a TTT presence there.
Last year happened to occur on an exceptionally good XC day and most
pilots buggered off down the ridge rather than land at Valley Fest.
Free admission for any pilots that land in the designated LZ.
Food? Beverages? TTT Prize Money? PR Committee to flesh out the
Motion to Adjourn 11:15 am.
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