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April 11, 2015 Tennessee Tree
Toppers BOD Meeting Minutes
Rob Dallas, El
Meeting called to
order at 9:05 CDT
Anderson, Michael Bradford, Eric Carden, Tim Cocker, Buddy Cutts,
Rob Dallas, Tom Dwelley, Bryson Harper, Eric Grabowski, Rick Jacob,
Dan Shell, Marco Weber (12)
Gregory, Clark Harlow, Lucas Ridley (3)
Members Present: Ann
Horgan, Robin Kastle, Clell Logan
March MM’s were read
aloud, no revisions, accepted as published.
-Branches: Published &
-Website: Up to date
-All TTT Members and
guests are welcome to attend the TTT Special Meeting at Mayhem Sat
May 23rd to voice their opinions on the proposed bylaws
referendum. The following rules will apply:
1) You must contact a
BODer to get your name on the list of speakers prior to the
start of the meeting.
2) There will be a 5
minute time limit.
3) Unseemly personal
attacks will not be tolerated.
(both paper and online) will be received until the band starts Sat
May 23rd. At that time voting will officially close,
ballots will be tallied and we will try to announce the results
during the first break.
Discouragement: no news
-Clubhouse theft &
vandalism: no news
door closer: present but needs to be installed
camera: in work
-Any new Instructor
apps? No. This item is tabled.
Club purchase of a
wide screen monitor: Michael B has donated a large 28” flat screen
for the club’s use. Thank You Michael!
Valley Fest Sat May
1st and 2nd: Dan has published a list on Flymail of volunteer tasks
and items needed to make the TTT’s presence felt during this event.
Please help out with your time! The SPP is sending the TTT $300 for
the Dunlap XC Landing Field Prize money ($50 for the first five
landings plus $50 for landing closest to the target). Thank You SPP!
Mayhem Sat May 23rd:
Donations of food & drink are needed for this event. We have hired
the Blue Devils band to play.
Fundraiser: Benefiting the Whitwell Public Library GED program and
culminating with a July 4th fly-in. Proposed that the
TTT match the SPP’s donation of $500 to the MVF. Seconded &
Passed. Individual donations are also welcome. Details at
Whitwell LZ: Discussion.
Awards: Marco- Nothing
Previously discussed (see above)
Competition: Ollie’s E-mail report was read aloud;
am on call. Will be working. Nothing new on TC. Released Lucas' TC
promotional video on Oz Report. Good article from Maria Garcia in
USHPA. Need video of Clark touch and going on ramp and Elena and Wes
top landing at Henson for Oz Report. Maybe a video editing wiz could
help pull that together for Davis Straub' Oz Report and again put in
a bump bout TC.”
Bryson discussed the meals on wheels options he’s exploring.
History: Tim- No new
history to report.
Maintenance: Clark- No
Membership: Buddy- 133
members. Michael and Buddy are working on a very slick online
waiver and payment method similar to USHPA’s. Sneak peak available
after the meeting.
Safety & Paragliding:
Rick reported on several positive efforts including laying some
experimental free felt carpet mulch for Whitwell launch that should
keep the adrenalinful weed eating on the down slope to a minimum and
provide good traction for launches.
Bryson- see above.
Treasurer & IT:
Michael reported that all is well on both fronts. A detailed Mar
31, 2015 statement was posted later to BODCon- screen shot included
Tim brought up but
could not find an e-mail he received from Dick Heckman regarding
Dedication of Assets. Dick re-sent it later and it is included
below for further discussion at the next BOD meeting.
“Here is a paragraph that you should put in your Bylaws:
ARTICLE IV DEDICATION OF ASSETS
The properties and assets of this nonprofit corporation are
irrevocably dedicated to fulfillment of the Objectives and Purposes
of this corporation. No part of the net earnings, properties, or
assets of this corporation, on dissolution or otherwise, shall inure
to the exclusive benefit of any private person or
individual, or any member or Director of this corporation except in
fulfillment of the Objectives and Purposes. On liquidation or
dissolution, all properties and assets and obligations shall be
distributed pursuant to the nonprofit provisions of the Tennessee
Corporations Code then in effect.”
Tim brought up Keel
Mtn, a SW flying site near Gurly, AL and management thereof.
brought up that the Flight Regulatory Program and Application
documents need a few edits:
corrected to “USHPA”
mention of the “SW Launch” since it is no longer active nor
accessible to us.
(required info) should be added to our Application next to
Rob volunteered to
make the changes.
Next Meeting scheduled
for May 16, 2015
Meeting Adjourned at
10:30 am CDT
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