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February 14th, 2015 TTT BOD Meeting
James Anderson, Buddy Cutts, Eric Carden (telecon)
Michael Bradford, Erik Grabowski, Tim Cocker,
Ollie Gregory, Bryson Harper, Rob Dallas, Lucas Ridley, Clark
Harlow, Dan Shell, Tom Dwelley, Marco Weber
Member present: Alvin Slatton
Guests: Jackson Shell,
Rob expressed our condolences over the passing
of Kit Martin in a snowboarding accident and mentioned a card being
sent on behalf of TTT.
Lucas read January minutes Rob motion to accept
minutes, Ollie seconded. Passed.
Rob brought up that we did not appoint honorary
members last meeting Dick Heckman, Mike Nash, Jim Lamb, Keith
Atkins, and Miller Stroud. Rob motion to accept them as honorary
members, Ollie seconded. Passed.
Whitwell LZ fund
The Whitwell city council meeting was pushed
back and Lucas wasn’t sure if he could attend the new date. The
Magic Valley Fundraiser website is up and able to take donations
through the CBF paypal account who will be matching funds up to
Dan passed out revisions for BOD to review. No
questions. Dan plans to publish the revision in the next issue of
Branches. Discussion about how to receive ballots, Rob will set up
the survey monkey ballot and include an optional comment section.
The ballots will be counted at the close of Mayhem meeting and
members who vote must be current TTT members through the voting
period. Dan recommends anyone wishing to voice their opinion to do
so in the Branches. Dan motions to pass the bylaws revisions, mail
ballot, and create survey monkey. Passed unanimously.
Signs warning about camera surveillance have
been posted and Clark will post one of them down in the LZ.
Discussion about camera being used with Clark’s spotting scope. Tim
will bring one of his telescopes to see if that will be beneficial.
Michael reported on the vandalism that
occurred. Once pilots were flying the vandals ripped electronics out
of the clubhouse. Buddy’s external monitor, one mouse, a desktop
computer that was junk anyways, a monitor mount upstairs was
destroyed. The worst offence was pulling the ethernet cable out that
had been wired through the wall. Michael installed an extra ethernet
outlet downstairs and updated the computer downstairs with Windows 7
and admin and member login accounts, and he bought new keyboard and
mouse. Marco spoke with the cops when they arrived and a police
report was filed.
Rob brought a cypher lock for the clubhouse
door. Marco volunteered to supply the auto-closer gizmo. Discussion
about camera for the parking lot. Discussion about sign to not block
the gate. Ollie makes a motion that we spend not more than $500 to
purchase a camera for the clubhouse and a monitor for people to see
they’re being filmed, Rob calls this Phase 1 of security. motioned
and passed. Michael says he can do monitor and sound for $200,
motion and passed. Widescreen tv tabled until security is handled.
Question came over from Matt at LMFP if he can
bring H2 pilots to fly Whitwell. Tim read the existing document that
allows for this. Discussion. No motions.
Discussion about getting a scooter tow session,
possibly to happen at Team Challenge. Clark said he’d make some
Committee Reports/Budget Requests
Maintenance - $2,000 - wind sock, mow the LZ’s,
Competition - Ollie got a TC announcement on Oz
Report, an article has been submitted to the magazine. 30 paraglider
pilots are expected with sponsors and mentors, and 44 hang glider
pilots with potential top pilots from WW coming. Dan submitted TC
for the magazine calendar. Ollie will send Buddy the details so he
can get the registration page up. $3,000 for Team Challenge
Treasury - total $3990.16 - since last meeting
we’ve received an income $327.17 - expenses $391.42 - which equals
History - Tim reports what he’s found after
being asked about an upcoming article for the magazine - September
1974 was when the Treetoppers became a club. The first Team
Challenge was 1989 started by Rick Jacob and Dennis Pagan.
Social - Mayhem is May 30th, Dan will help run
it as Bryson will be out of town - Bryson wants to bring back the
Octoberfest fly-in the same weekend as that month’s board meeting
and requests a budget of $800.
PR - Newsletter $300 budget requested. Valley
Fest discussion, $350 budget requested.
Lucas asked about tandem approval, there’s a
form online to submit.
March 14th will be the next meeting.
Adjourned at 11:15am
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