Apr 20, 2010, 07:07 AM
USA, WI, Neenah
Joined Feb 2006
April 12, 2010
The Meetingwas called to order (with 16 members & 2 visitors present) at 7:00 PM.
The Secretary's Report of the March minutes was read and approved.
Treasurer's report was read and approved.
Sod Farm report
The Field is open and in good condition.
6 VAM members gathered at the sod-farm recently and enjoyed good thermals for an afternoon of great flying.
New porta-potty will be placed next to the frequency pin box in the next week or so.
Tom Rodgers has stepped down as VAM Field Marshal for the sod-farm. Tom Abendroth has volunteered to serve as the new Field Marshal.
VAM VP Jay Strauss made a motion to officially recognize Tom Rodgers' service as VAM's Field Marshal at the sod-farm for the last 4 years. A hearty thanks was extended by all members present. Motion carried.
Quarry Field Report
Field Marshal Kerry Hamilton reports that Quarry Field is in good condition, except for the following, and is being used.
Materials to repair/replace damaged flight-line barriers are needed. Also needed is gravel to fill in around the storage sheds and low spots in the parking lots.Funds were approved ($340.00)by members for both of these projects. A new JR buddy box cord has been purchased as well.
New signage is needed to replace old worn signs currently in place on the field and in the frequency board.
The club lawn mower has been serviced and cleaned by Field marshal Hamilton, and the runway was rolled by VAM member Mike Stoop (Thanks Mike!).
The final indoor flight session for the year at Carl Tregor School in Oshkosh will be on 4/25.
VAM now owns a propane powered refrigerator/freezer which was donated. Purchase of a 60 lb. tank ($170) was proposed and approved by members. Wade Knoke & Jim Van Linn will install it in the Main shed at Quarry field
VAM's Powered Flight Ground School training will be held at Quarry Field on Saturday, May 8,2010 from 9:00 AM -3:00PM. All instructors (and prospective instructors) and students should plan on attending.
At that time we will go over AMA rules and regulations and special rules and procedures in effect at Quarry Field. We will then pre-flight and adjust student trainer planes and then break for lunch. Students;Please make sure your trainer planes are completed (properly balanced and engine pre-run) prior to attending. After lunch, students will pair up with an instructor and have their planes test-flown and then hook up to the buddy box for their first flight.
Materials to repair/replace damaged flight-line barriers at Quarry Field are needed. Also needed is gravel to fill in around the storage sheds and low spots in the parking lots.Funds were approved ($340.00) by members for both of these projects.
A new JR buddy box cord has been purchased as well.
Contest Director Jay Strauss has requested funds (in the amount of $200) to purchase raffle prizes for the Flag Day Fly-In on June 13th. Decision for this was tabled until the May meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:34PM
(Secretary Jim Van Linn was unable to attend the meeting in time to take notes for the minutes. VAM V.P. Jay Strauss filled in.)
Minutes respectfully submitted,
VAM Vice president
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Reason: Copied Jay's formatted submission and Removed Jay's minutes post.