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BOD Meeting Minutes for Dec ’23 & Jan ’24

By Brian Glensky

Public Memorandum to Club Members

Subject: Board of Directors Meeting, December 6, 2023

The board of directors convened 12/6/2023, the meeting was called to order at 6:38pm and adjourned at 8:00pm. The following board members were present: Jovi Murek (Chairman), Brad Bender (President), Quan Nguyen (Vice President), Brian Glensky (Secretary), Steve Manganelli (Treasurer), Steven Belknap (Editor), Steve Neu (Safety Officer), Larry Kosta (Member), Phil Barlow (Member)

The following business and items of interest were discussed during the board meeting:

Old Business:

1) All information has been provided for the 2024 membership badges; the membership coordinator expects to review a few samples before placing the final order. They will be available for pick up at the airfield December 30, 31 and January 6, 7.

2) A ‘Freeze Fly’ event will take place January 1, 2024; badges will also be available for pick up.

3) Reminder a new gate and Porta-Potty combo will be in effect on January 14, 2024.

4) Charitable donations (blankets) that were received to the club have been successfully discharged to the St Paul’s PACE organization. Thank you, Quan, for making the arrangements.

New Business:

1) As we have been renewing membership for 2024, it has been noted that several members’ AMA memberships expire at the end of 2023. As a reminder, an active AMA membership is required to fly at our club; please review your AMA membership for required renewal to prevent lapse in coverage.

2) Treasurer confirmed funds to purchase 36 competition medals for 2024.

Discussions:

1) Please be sure to follow the established take-off direction and flying pattern, avoid cross pattern take-offs, and have a look around before take-off to understand the environment. Be courteous and respectful to your fellow flyers already in the air. 

2) If you are a member hosting children or other adult trainees, please ensure you are providing the correct level of supervision/assistance necessary to that person’s skill level.

3) A couple of members were injured in the last month from propellor strikes. When performing troubleshooting take the time to remove the aircraft’s propeller, and always remain aware of prop arcs when connecting batteries.

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Subject: Board of Directors Meeting, January 10, 2024

The board of directors convened 1/10/2024, the meeting was called to order at 6:36pm and adjourned at 7:55pm. The following board members were present: Jovi Murek (Chairman), Brad Bender (President), Quan Nguyen (Vice President), Brian Glensky (Secretary), Steve Manganelli (Treasurer), Steve Neu (Safety Officer), Larry Kosta (Member), Phil Barlow (Member), Jim Bonnardel (Member), Steven Belknap (Member)

The following business and items of interest were discussed during the board meeting:

Old Business:

  • Banquet:
    1. The museum will be closed to public day of banquet, awaiting confirmation from curator on availability for club member access before dinner.
    2. Catering setup will begin at 1600, 11 tables for members and 9 for catering team.
    3. Steve Manganelli coordinating center pieces and the recipients of the center pieces.
    4. 18 guest items to be raffled in bulk.
  • Badges
    1. New gate/porta potty combo will change afternoon of 1/14/24.
  • Donations
    1. 3 planes donated to banquet raffle, member requested anonymity and for prizes to specifically be available to teen club members at the banquet.
    2. 1 used (assembled/flight tested) aircraft provided by member for children’s banquet raffle.
    3. Member to provide four drones for the children’s raffle.
  • Field signs: Quan is making plans to rework the field signs including the area map and posted rules board; plans to include AMA/Fria information.

New Business:

  • FRIA approved for SEFSD, site license and sign (AMA Fria logo) to be posted on premises.
  • Discussion concerning members managing guests and family appropriately; a member’s guest is their responsibility.
  • Fun Boss
    1. SEFSD Facebook Event calendar set for 2024.
    2. New talent show event has been developed.
    3. Will provide list of cash requests/certificates to the Treasurer to support events.
    4. Requested $550 dollars to support POP Wing races, president motioned to provide funds and seconded by board members.
  • Editor needs event schedule for posting on club website.
  • Drone Safety Day is scheduled for 4/27/2024.
  • President requested to start plan for reinstating the club’s AMA Gold Leader status.

BOD Minutes for Dec 2023

Public Memorandum to Club Members

Subject: Board of Directors Meeting, December 6, 2023

The board of directors convened 12/6/2023, the meeting was called to order at 6:38pm and adjourned at 8:00pm. The following board members were present: Jovi Murek (Chairman), Brad Bender (President), Quan Nguyen (Vice President), Brian Glensky (Secretary), Steve Manganelli (Treasurer), Steven Belknap (Editor), Steve Neu (Safety Officer), Larry Kosta (Member), Phil Barlow (Member)

The following business and items of interest were discussed during the board meeting:

Old Business:

1) All information has been provided for the 2024 membership badges; the membership coordinator expects to review a few samples before placing the final order. They will be available for pick up at the airfield December 30, 31 and January 6, 7.

2) A ‘Freeze Fly’ event will take place January 1, 2024; badges will also be available for pick up.

3) Reminder a new gate and Porta-Potty combo will be in effect on January 14, 2024.

4) Charitable donations (blankets) that were received to the club have been successfully discharged to the St Paul’s PACE organization. Thank you, Quan, for making the arrangements.

New Business:

1) As we have been renewing membership for 2024, it has been noted that several members’ AMA memberships expire at the end of 2023. As a reminder, an active AMA membership is required to fly at our club; please review your AMA membership for required renewal to prevent lapse in coverage.

2) Treasurer confirmed funds to purchase 36 competition medals for 2024.

Discussions:

1) Please be sure to follow the established take-off direction and flying pattern, avoid cross pattern take-offs, and have a look around before take-off to understand the environment. Be courteous and respectful to your fellow flyers already in the air. 

2) If you are a member hosting children or other adult trainees, please ensure you are providing the correct level of supervision/assistance necessary to that person’s skill level.

3) A couple of members were injured in the last month from propellor strikes. When performing troubleshooting take the time to remove the aircraft’s propeller, and always remain aware of prop arcs when connecting batteries.

SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for October 2023

Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Date and Meeting : 11 October, 2023, 6:30 P.M, Home of Steve Neu

Board Members Present : President-Bender, Vice President- Nguyen, Member At Large – Kosta, Safety Officer – Neu, Member at Large – Cox, Treasurer — Manganelli

Via Zoom : Chairman of the Board – Murek,  Editor – Belknap, Member at Large—Anton, Officer Candidates Phil Barlow, Brian Glenski, Frank Sutton

Not Present : Secretary — Shapiro

Called to Order by Bender at 6:37 P.M.

Bender Items ; 

  1. Non-members are using Rotorplex without regard to fixed wing activities and AMA/SEFSD Membership requirements. Control is to create stencil to annotate tables in rotorplex with membership requirements. Update : Stencil was created by Kosta and Rotorplex tables were painted by Bender on 10-14-2023 and Runway tables by Artie Means : Thanks Artie and Brad!
  2. We were reminded that club officers are examples of rules compliance and not to allow any blatant deviations to be attributed to Officers.
  3. Pictures for 2024 badges open for submittal. Orientation to be Portrait. Steve Neu will select picture as thanks for holding BOD meetings at his home.
  4. 2024 Banquet Planning/Discussion. (Jovi and Brand led). Aerospace Museum costs increased slightly, Food Costs will increase substantially due to inflation and a much more elaborate menu requested by the BOD, however, Brads 50/50 raffle profits and funds earned by Jovi from last Summer’s 4th of July raffle to offset most of the increases. Target ticket price to be less than last year’s $55; also we will most likely have aviation themed center pieces that one person at each table will get to take home vs “glow-balls”.
  5. New BOD Members. Member at Large Cox leaving the BOD due to health reasons : Thank you for your service Carl! Member at Large Kosta and Anton willing to step aside to make room for new blood. Potential new BOD members Barlow, Glenski and Sutton thanked the BOD for the opportunity to participate and generally expressed admiration for what’s required behind the scenes to operate the Club! Sutton subsequently expressed desire to maintain his Photographer duties and not join the BOD.

Murek Items :

  1. Fire Response. We had a modest lipo fire a few weeks ago that was controlled by members with fire extinguishers. Brad told of a sale on extinguishers at Costco and a blast to members was subsequently sent out encouraging their purchase.
  2. Tour of his work environment (Collins Aerospace, former Rohr Aircraft) went very well and will most likely be done again.

Belknap Items :

  1. Website video enabling is in place; Thanks Steve!
  2. Steve was approached by a fiduciary liquidating a modeler’s estate. About 10 foamies, possibly new and unflown will be dispatched soon.

Manganelli Items :

  1. Finances on track to break even or slightly negative cash flow for year. Expecting bill for hot dogs and table painting as last unknown for year. Will use 50/50 Raffle proceeds and financial goal to set final banquet ticket price and prize budget.
  2. Submitted new proposed/consolidated rules for new sign in “News Article” format (Whom, What, When, How) fine tuning/editing required before the new sign is printed.
  3. Relayed request for $300 in Discount Hobby Warehouse Gift Certificates from Jeff Struthers for end-of-year Electroglide prizes. Motion approved and carried out on 10-13.
  4. We have 324 members as of 10-1-2023 vs 302 at the same time last year.

Upcoming Events : October 21st, last Electroglide for the year, prizes will be awarded. October 28th, Members meeting, Military Scale (last Fun Contest of the year), November 8th, last BOD meeting of the year, November 11th T-28 Racing.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:24 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted By :

Steve Manganelli, Treasurer, SEFSD, Substituting for Secretary Eric Shapiro

SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for September 2023

9/6/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:44 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad., Quan
Online participants: Jovi, Nick, Eric, Steve B.
Not present: Carl, Steve M, Larry

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

Secretary note: FRIA (FAA-Recognized Identification Area) is a topic top-of-mind. Here is the link to the text the AMA blasted on Aug. 9, 2023 and the subject of the board’s interest.(https://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2023/08/29/fria-and-remote-id-update/

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: Nothing heard back about FRIA.
AMA announced that the FAA is backlogged re: FRIA.
Consider a welcome letter for new members

Jovi: “Roughly 700 sites approved by FRIA…” (see Secretary Note above)
Plan being developed to fairly distribute aero prizes among flying members.

Steve N.: No new safety issues.
Please continue being a good pilot citizen.

Steve M.: Not present (info forwarded prior to meeting)
Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership at 320 currently.

Steve B.: Website video embedding issue being handled.

Larry K.: Not present.

Nick: Nothing new.

Eric: Happy to assist fair aero prize distribution discussion.

Carl: Not present.

Quan: Working on signs.
Water truck easier to get off season.

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

A vote was taken to hold off on getting a roller and water truck until later this year. The ayes have it.

ITEMS OF CONTINUING INTEREST:

Safety issues are everybody’s concern. If you see something then say something. Be kind and be civil.

Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.

FRIA (FAA-Recognized Identification Area) is top-of-mind lately.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS for October:

T28 Pylon Racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 10/14/23
Otay Float Fly at 10:00 AM Saturday 10/14/23
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 10/21/2023
Miiltary Scale and Meeting at 10:00 AM Saturday 10/28/2023
F5B Practice at 12:45 to 5:00 PM Sunday 8/24/2023 (event held in Denver, CO)

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

BANQUET EVENT DATE: FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2024

Next BOD meeting 10/11/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for August 2023

Secretary note: This was a largely uneventful meeting since everything seems to be running smoothly.

Quorum at 6:44 PM , meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Steve M., Quan, Larry, Eric
Online participants: Nick
Not present: Steve B., Carl, Jovi

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: Safety issues rearing their heads.
There is far too much close flying at the pilot fence line.
Brief discussion about banquet menu.

Jovi: Not present

Steve N.: Please continue being a good pilot citizen.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership at 311 currently.

Steve B.: Not present.

Larry K.: Nothing new.

Nick: Nothing new.

Eric: Nothing new.

Carl: Not present

Quan: Water trucks remain unavailable immediately.
FRIA application is heading to the FAA for review.
Facebook page inconsistent.

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

No items required a vote.

ITEMS OF CONTINUING INTEREST:

Safety issues are everybody’s concern. If you see something then say something. Be kind and be civil.

Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS for September:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 9/9/23
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 9/16/2023
Civilian Scale and Meeting at 10:00 AM Saturday 8/23/2023
F5B Practice at 12:45 to 5:00 PM Sunday 8/24/2023 (event held in Denver, CO)

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

BANQUET EVENT DATE: FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2024

Next BOD meeting 9/6/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:13 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Minutes for July 2023

7/12/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:40 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Jovi, Steve N., Brad, Steve M., Quan, Larry
Online participants: Nick, Eric, Carl
Not present: Steve B.

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: Field maintenance coming due.
Should we lock in catering for the banquet with last year’s service?
50/50 raffle is becoming a major success that benefits the banquet.
FRIA request is being looked at by FAA and AMA currently.

Jovi: Rotoplex cleaned with the assistance of many members!
The Rotoplex boundaries repaired and gates repainted.
Submitted Rotoplex cleanup receipts.
July 4th club raffle and celebration was a great success.
Dennis LaBerge won the July 4 IX14 Spektrum radio raffle grand prize.
Congrats Dennis!!

Steve N.: No serious safety issues lately.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership 301 at currently.

Steve B.: Not present.

Larry K.: Concerned about flights over the pits.

Nick: No reason anyone should have to be yelled at if a mistake is made.

Eric: It looks like it’s time to wet and roll the field.
Time to be concerned about proper hydration, skin protection and fire suppression.

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: Shared version 1.0 of windsock post sign via email.
Revisions by the BOD are welcome.

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

No items required a vote.

ITEMS OF CONTINUING INTEREST:

Safety issues are everybody’s concern. If you see something then say something. Be kind and be civil.

Field condition remains good, though unlikely lately, but please stay off the field when it’s rain soaked.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area remains forefront of mind.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS for August:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 8/12/23
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 8/19/2023
Otay Float Fly from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Wednesday 8/23/2023
Triple Threat at 10:00 AM Saturday 8/26/2023

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

BANQUET EVENT DATE: FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2024

Next BOD meeting 8/9/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:05 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Minutes for May and June 2023

5/10/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:48 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Steve M., Quan, Eric, Carl, Nick
Online participants: Jovi, Steve B.
Not present: Nick

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: 1/2 way to 50/50 raffle goal of $2,500 for banquet.
No chairs lost during the triathlon event this year.

Jovi: Raffle nearly ready for web presence.
Rotorplex cleanup rescheduled for June 11.
Filmed a few more scenes for banquet movie.
There are lingering concerns with pilots piercing 200’ altitude limit.
July 4th raffle drawn on July 1st. (add to bottom of notes)

Steve N.: Nothing new.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership at 274 currently.
Gift certificates for remainder of year have been repurchased.
Porta Potty monthly charges dropped after minor provocation.

Steve B.: Followed up on requests for website updates.

Larry K.: The centerline is the go/no-go southern limit for flybys.

Nick: Not in attendance.

Eric: Web calendar needs updating for UCSD event on Sunday the 16th of June

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: Preparing website to accept raffle tickets online.

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

Another sound machine has been requested and approved for purchase.

Jovi to devote the remaining agreed upon monies towards the raffles.

ITEMS OF CONTINUING INTEREST:

Field condition remains good, though unlikely lately, but please stay off the field when it’s rain soaked.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area remains forefront of mind.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 5/13/23 (weather forecast lloks good).
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 5/20/2023 (weather forecast looks good).
Dead Stick Challenge at 10:00 AM Saturday 5/27/2023 (weather date too far out).

UCSD Engineering Dept. will be using field on Friday June 16th.

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

Next BOD meeting 6/14/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:44 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

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6/7/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:47 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Steve M., Quan, Larry
Online participants: Jovi, Eric, Carl
Not present: Nick, Steve B.

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: Additional money donation for banquet given to treasurer.
50/50 donations for banquet already up to $1,675.
July 4th holiday food truck on Saturday July 1 since actual holiday rests on Tuesday.
Club devoting $600 to food truck, food can be purchased if you are late.

Jovi: This is the weekend for Rotoplex cleaning on Sunday.

Steve N.: T-28 racing this Saturday.
No major safety concerns to be addressed.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership 283 at currently.

Steve B.: Not present tonight.

Larry K.: Handling food truck details for the July 4th holiday.

Nick: Not present.

Eric: Nothing new.

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: Finished website raffle ticket sales page.
Started sign graphics for central pole sign.

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

Tri-tip lunch during July holiday approved for $800 with majority of “ayes.”

ITEMS OF CONTINUING INTEREST:

Safety issues are everybody’s concern. If you see something then say something. Be kind and be civil.

Field condition remains good, though unlikely lately, but please stay off the field when it’s rain soaked.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area remains forefront of mind.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 7/8/23 (weather forecast looks good).
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 7/15/2023 (weather forecast looks good).
Spot Landing at 10:00 AM Saturday 7/22/2023 (weather date too far out).

UCSD Engineering Dept. will be using field on Friday June 16th.

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

Next BOD meeting 7/8/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 7:57 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Meeting Minutes for April 2023

4/5/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:37 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Jovi, Steve M., Quan, Eric, Carl, Nick
Online participants: N/A
Not present: Steve B.

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: Blankets purchased for donation are being held for the annual donation to St. Paul’s Pace as done in the past.
Efforts are being made to repaint the benches.

Jovi: Picked up two Spektrum iX14 Transmitters for raffle and club banquet.
Raffle details being finalized.
A professor from UCSD is scheduling field use on June 16 from 10 AM and 12 PM.
Volunteers sought to help spruce up Rotorplex.

Steve N.: Nothing new.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership at 264 currently.
Will be purchasing prize certificates for future events.
CA-119 form submitted on behalf of the club.

Steve B.: Not in attendance.

Larry K.: Gold Leader Club status is being updated and followed up upon.

Nick: Nothing new.

Eric: Weed Wacker lists our T-28 races as starting by 8 AM on the given Saturday. This may be hindering participation because “8 AM”. We should contact them to update starting time to 10 AM.

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: We’re on list for FRIA recognition. (FAA-Recognized Identification Areas)

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

The UCSD Engineering Department has asked to use the field for their Aircraft Design Flyoff. A vote was taken and the “ayes” prevailed

ITEMS OF CONTINUING INTEREST:

Field condition remains good, though unlikely lately, but please stay off the field when it’s rain soaked.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area remains forefront of mind.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 5/8/23 (weather forecast looks good).
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 5/15/2023 (weather forecast looks good).
Poker Fly at 10:00 AM Saturday 5/22/2023 (weather forecast looks good).

UCSD Engineering Dept. will be using field on June 16th.

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

Next BOD meeting 5/10/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:01 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Minutes for March 2023

3/8/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:42 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Jovi, Steve M., Quan, Eric, Carl
Online participants: Steve B., Nick
Not present: N/A

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

GENERAL DISCUSSIONS:

Brad: Raffle budget $1300?
The funds collected from t-shirt sales given to treasurer.
Continuing w/FRIA application discussion.
(FRIA – FAA Recognized Identification Areas)
Purchasing superior locks for Red Lock program.

Jovi: Banquet fund raiser proposal and discussion.
Raffles potentially for July 1 and September 4.
Red lock program protected field nicely.

Steve N.: Nothing new.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Membership at 245 currently.
Forms filed with IRS to keep club status up-to-date.

Steve B.: Web site continues to function well.

Larry K.: Is going to look into main sign material estimates.
Working on AMA Leader Club form. Brought to meeting and finished then.

Nick: Nothing new.

Eric: Will help Quan with main sign design.

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: Will set up automated process for upcoming raffle.
Main sign is in poor condition.
Charter renewed at AMA.

ITEMS REQUIRING A VOTE:

Raffle vote taken and the “ayes” prevailed for $1,300 budget towards raffle prizes.
Raffle to be held on July 1st in celebration of July 4th which lands on Tuesday

“Gold Leader” pins voted on and the “ayes” have it. We will purchase 100 pins.

ITEMS OF CONINUING INTEREST:

Field condition remains good, but please stay off the field when it’s rain soaked.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area remains forefront of mind.

WEEKEND FIELD EVENTS:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 3/11/23 as dictated by weather.
Electroglide at 10:00 AM Saturday 3/18/2023 as dictated by weather.
Weedwackers Swapmeet 7:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday 3/18/2023.

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

Next BOD meeting 4/5/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Meeting Minutes for Feb 2023

2/8/2023

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:40 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Jovi, Steve M., Quan, Eric, Carl
Online participants: Steve B., Nick
Not present: N/A

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

Brad: Membership grace period has expired. Please renew ASAP.
Jim Bonardel asked to be voice of SEFSD.
Have till 2024 to ask AMA for field improvement funds.
Want to start getting members to write short bios about themselves. (Let’s introduce ourselves!)

Jovi: Club is moving in the right direction now that the pandemic has subsided.

Steve N.: Nothing new.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Following up with FAA about restoring higher altitude limit.
Membership at 231 currently.

Steve B.: Will provide notice about T-28 race on website as dictated by weather.
The website is operating smoothly.

Larry K.: Following up on condition about barbecue serviceability.

Nick: Nothing new.

Eric: Consider providing higher grade receivers as prizes to encourage greater field safety and prevent plane crashes.

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: Renewing liability insurance to remain in compliance.

Items requiring a vote:

Club is prepared to donate some blankets to Syrian/Turkish earthquake victims. Vote was taken and the “ayes” prevailed.

Club event prize values raised $100/year to make accounting easier. Vote taken and the “ayes” prevailed.

Items of continuing interest:

Field condition remains good.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area remains forefront of mind.

Weekend field events:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 2/11/23 as dictated by weather.
Electroglide at 10:oo AM Saturday 2/18/2023 as dictated by weather.

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events. The organized events include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

Next BOD meeting 3/8/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Minutes for Jan 2023

I have returned as the club secretary and look forward to a great year!
This was the year’s first BOD session and there was much discussion about the upcoming banquet.

Quorum at 6:35 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Steve N., Brad, Jovi, Steve M., Quan, Eric, Carl, Nick
Online participants: Steve B.
Not present: N/A

Meeting held Steve N.’s home.

Brad: Thanks to new board members for stepping up.  Thanks, Brad!
202 members currently.
Tee shirt sales doing well.
Members not attending banquet will have raffle ticket with name on back to win prizes.

Jovi: Banquet walk through looked good.
Banquet details finalized amongst BOD members.
Jim Bonardel won new club chairs at auction to replace missing/damaged chairs.
Stickers for new chairs needed for identification as theft deterence.

Steve N.: All women to receive special gifts at banquet.

Steve M.: Bank account remains adequately funded.
Sold club trailer for $2500.
Shared chair theft deterrence decals with BOD.

Steve B.: Will provide notice about T-28 race on website as dictated by weather.
The website operating smoothly.

Larry K.: Nothing new.

Nick: Welcome aboard Nick! Nothing new.

Eric: We should work on the Droneplex’s aesthetics and maintenance, otherwise nothing new.

Carl: Nothing new.

Quan: Passed out club donated blankets to St. Paul’s Pace Program.

Primary Club Concerns:

Field condition remains good.
Park Master Plan to continue being addressed. We are discussing how best to preserve this site into the future.
Droneplex maintenance to spruce up area.
Reviewing porta potty contracts.

Upcoming events:

Banquet attendance has been updated to 90 people for Friday 1/13/2023
Banquet expected to last from 6 PM to 9 PM.
Aerospace Museum gift shop will be open to till 4:30 PM, but not open during club party.
Aerospace Museum open to banquet members all day and reentry to facility allowed if you are part of the banquet.

Weekend field events:

T28 racing at 10:00 AM Saturday 1/14/23 as dictated by weather.

Organized field events will now include 50/50 raffles to help fund club banquets and other events.
The organized events to include Electroglide, T-28 racing, Bomb Drop, Don’t Spill the Beans, etc.

Next BOD meeting 2/8/2023 @ 6:30 PM.

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2023

BOD Minutes for November 2022

Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Date and Meeting : 09 November, 2022, 6:30 P.M, Home of Steve Neu
Via Zoom : Editor – Belknap, Member at Large- Kosta, Member at Large- Elect – Anton
In Person : Chairman of the Board – Murek, President-Manganelli, Vice President- Nguyen, Member at Large- Cox,  President-Elect- Bender
Not Present : Secretary – Dresser, Member at Large – Struthers

Called to Order by  Manganelli at 6:42 P.M.

Old Business

  1. Membership renewals : 308  as of 11-1-2022 compared with 337 at the same time last year. 2022 Membership is closed, renewals and new 2023 memberships to begin Dec. 1, 2022.
  2. Banquet expense as compared to membership dues. BOD Decision September 15th : Incease Dues to $60 starting 2023, Banquet Fee to be $55 for January 13, 2023.
  3. Raising altitude limit via AMA/FAA sanctioned Safety Risk Management (SRM) Panel. SEFSD is in the queue, we will be appraised approximately Fall, 2023 when we get close to the to the top of the list. In the meantime we must maintain positive relations with Air Traffic Management (ATM) by abiding by the terms of our current agreement!
  4. Twenty five gallons of Liquid Dust Down was consumed October 20th. May be (2) 5 Gallon pails OH in Club Trailer.
  5. Club Logo Apparel :  Webstore active, many apparel Items available, Company Owner is Laura Nunez; I got my side panel cap! You?
  6. Mission Bay Park Permit Review and Commercial Use Guidance Meeting. Commercial Use guidance received (Just Say No!) and Permit/Documentation review completed successfully on 7-19-22 including follow up Insurance Documentation a few days later, Thanks Quan!
  7. Failed Boom Box. BOD Decision August 10th : Authorization provided to procure replacement Boom Box for about $108 plus tax and shipping; not executed to date. Club owned boom box in custody of Steve Neu used for October’s Members Meeting/Fun Contest.
  8. RC Off-Road Cars on the field/Parking Lot. Conditionally approved only for “flying” members on a non-interference, non-dust nuisance creating basis.
  9. Received an E-mail from Justin Coe, Chollas Park Flyers President requesting our support. Their Open House November 5th was well attended including SEFSD members Nguyen, Bender, Manganelli, Neu, Harper, Murek. Thanks Justin for the hamburgers!

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SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for May 2022

Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Date and Meeting : Home of Steve Neu, 11 May,  6:30 P.M.

Board Members Present : Chairman of the Board-Murek, President-Manganelli, Vice President–Nguyen, Safety Officer-Neu, Member at Large-Kosta

Via Zoom : Member at Large-Struthers, Member at Large-Cox

Not Present : Secretary-Dresser, Editor-Belknap

Called to Order by Manganelli at 6:40 P.M.

Old Business

  1. Membership renewals : 271 as of 5-1-2022.
  2. Club Trailer/ Storage vs divest it : Trailer to remain stored until at least September, 2022. BOD to reconsider at that time.
  3. Banquet expense as compared to membership dues. BOD Decision January 12th : Dues will not increase this year; club finances will be revisited toward the end of the year to determine a prudent banquet expense for 2023 and possible dues increase for 2023.
  4. Raising altitude limit via AMA/FAA sanctioned Safety Risk Management (SRM) Panel. SEFSD is in the queue, we will be appraised approximately Fall, 2023 when we get close to the to the top of the list. In the meantime we must maintain positive relations with Air Traffic Management (ATM) by abiding by the terms of our current agreement!
  5. All T-28 themed SEFSD Sports and “repurposed” medals have been distributed. There are (10) “Better Luck Next Time” and (8) SEFSD Sports Medals remaining. Possible use could be July’s Raffle/Funfly.
  6. UCSD Student Competition approved for Friday, June 10th from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Field closed to sport flying. Proctors/observers to be Jovi, Dennis L.

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SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for April 2022

Date and Meeting : Home of Steve Neu, 13 April,  6:30 P.M.

Board Members Present : Chairman of the Board-Murek, President-Manganelli, Vice President–Nguyen, Safety Officer-Neu, Member at Large-Kosta,

Via Zoom : Chairman of the Board-Murek,  President-Manganelli,  Member at Large-Struthers Editor-Belknap

Not Present : Secretary-Dresser, Member at Large-Cox

Called to Order by Manganelli at 6:54 P.M.

Old Business

  1. Membership renewals : 265 as of 4-1-2022. On track compared with 258 at last year’s March BOD meeting.
  2. Club Trailer/ Storage vs divest it : Trailer to remain stored until at least September, 2022. BOD to reconsider at that time.
  3. Banquet expense as compared to membership dues. BOD Decision January 12th : Dues will not increase this year; club finances will be revisited toward the end of the year to determine a prudent banquet expense for 2023 and possible dues increase for 2023.
  4. Raising altitude limit via AMA/FAA sanctioned Safety Risk Management (SRM) Panel. SEFSD is in the queue, we will be appraised approximately Fall, 2023 when we get close to the to the top of the list. In the meantime we must maintain positive relations with Air Traffic Management (ATM) by abiding by the terms of our current agreement!

Field Condition and Maintenance

  1. Field Surface Improvement. One possible improvement under discussion is application of a 2” to 3” layer of decomposed granite and compacting it to a smooth and airplane friendly surface. Larry Costa volunteered to investigate. Update by Larry Kosta :  Cost breakdown is:
  1. Blade……………….$ 900
  2. Roller…………………$ 500
  3. Water truck……..$ 400
  4. Transport ………..$1350
  5. Two Operators…$1200
  6. 200 Yards DG…..$5130

            Total (not Including Water) $9,480

 Discussions centered around 1) City Permission, 2) Long Term improvement, 3) Drainage, 4) Maintainability if automotive vandals, weeds, etc. This exercise has so far focused on getting something done at an affordable cost, now that we have an affordable cost,  a more pertinent question is does any other R/C Club have experience with long term effects/beneift of this process in terms of an existing dirt runway? BOD Decision April 13th : Defer implementation until such a time as it can be demonstrated the result of the process will provide a permanent and lasting improvement to field conditions.

  1. Purchasing more Dust-Down. The liquid dust down, the fluid we normally add to the water when we roll the field in the middle of the Summer is back in stock. We have some in storage, do we buy more now or assume the DG will be the final solution? BOD Decision April 13th : Authorized purchase of approximately $1,000 worth (approximately 20 gallons) while it is in stock and before the price goes up further.

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SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for March 2022

Date and Meeting : Home of Steve Neu, 03 March, 2022, 6:30 P.M.

Board Members Present : Vice President–Nguyen, Safety Officer-Neu, Member at Large-Kosta

Via Zoom : Chairman of the Board-Murek,  President-Manganelli,  Member at Large-Cox, Member at Large-Struthers Editor-Belknap

Not Present : Secretary-Dresser

Called to Order by Manganelli at 6:37 P.M.

Old Business ;

  1. Membership renewals : 246 as of 3-1-2022. On track compared with 258 at last year’s March BOD meeting.
  2. Club Trailer/ Storage vs divest it : Trailer to remain stored until at least September, 2022. BOD to reconsider at that time.
  3. Banquet expense as compared to membership dues. BOD Decision January 12th : Dues will not increase this year; club finances will be revisited toward the end of the year to determine a prudent banquet expense for 2023 and possible dues increase for 2023.
  4. Raising altitude limit via AMA/FAA sanctioned Safety Risk Management (SRM) Panel. SEFSD is in the queue, we will be appraised approximately Fall, 2023 when we get close to the to the top of the list. In the meantime we must maintain positive relations with Air Traffic Management (ATM) by abiding by the terms of our current agreement!
  5. New T-28, 2022 themed medals disbursed to Steve Neu and Jim Bonnardel, see related item in new business.

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Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, Feb. 2022

Date and Meeting Location : Home of Steve Neu, 03 February, 2022, 6:30 P.M.

Board Members Present : President-Manganelli, Vice President/Treasurer-Nguyen, Safety Officer-Neu.

Via Zoom : Member at Large-Cox, Member at Large-Kosta, Member at Large-Struthers, Editor-Belknap.

Not present : Chairman of the Board-Murek, Secretary-Dresser

Called to Order by Manganelli at 6:45 P.M.

Old Business

  1. Holiday Banquet : Citing business and logistics concerns, the Edgewater Grill is not holding our banquet on the 19th of February! Instead we will be at the Aerospace Museum on February 18th graciously catered by Lisa Bender’s Company. E-mail announcements have already been made and a few more tickets remain as of a few days ago.
  2. Membership renewals. We have 222 paid up members as of 2-1-2022 : the BOD thanks you for renewing! Badges for rest of 2022 will be mailed.
  3. AMA help to raise our altitude limit. I contacted Tyler Dobbs and Chrystal Pearson of AMA. The process by which a Club’s altitude limit can be negotiated is via the Safety Risk Management (SRM) Panel. The panel, sanctioned out of FAA/Washington DC, gathers all relevant stakeholders to the process. In our case, the stake holders would include Lindberg Air Traffic Managers (ATM) and probably Southwest Airlines, USCG, SDPD, SEFSD and the AMA. In general, SRM Panels have a positive outcome for the club because often, the applicable ATM and other stakeholders have no idea the model airplane club exists. We know this is not the case for SEFSD. At present the backlog for SRM Panels is 50 clubs and with approximately 2 per month taking place, our lead time is 1 ½ to 2 years. I placed us in the queue with agreement that as we neared the top of the queue, we would revisit our relations with ATM and decide to go forward or cancel. In the meantime we must maintain positive relations with ATM by abiding by the terms of our current agreement!
  4. New T-28 Medals . Seventy five Medals were purchased, (64) with the custom logo designed by Frank Sutton and (10) “Better Luck Next Time” for most cuts in T-28 Racing. The medals not identified for T-28 Racing will be provided to Jim Bonnardel and added to the Monthly Fun Event prizes. The words contained within artwork are not specific to T-28 Racing, but the medal standard casting is specific for the year 2022. Medals should be delivered in time for February’s T-28 race, Monthly Meeting/Fun Event and subsequent events.
  5. Club Officers Still Needed! A new Treasurer and a new Membership Leader, aka Badge Maker are needed! Our immediate past Treasurer, Quan Nguyen graciously stepped up as interim Treasurer as responsibility was not fully transitioned.  Please contact any BOD member if you can be of service to your club as Treasurer or Membership Leader! We need you!

Field Condition and Maintenance

  1. Field Surface Improvement. One possible improvement under discussion is application of a 2” to 3” layer of decomposed granite and compacting it to a smooth and airplane friendly surface. In past discussions, costs were prohibitive but further investigation when construction tempo “cooled” was intended. Larry Costa has been investigating and will provide near term update.

Report on Immediate Past Month’s Events

  1. T-28 Racing. Occurred before BOD Meeting, Jan 8th event already reported.
  2. Scheduled for 1-15 but cancelled due to rain.
  3. Club Members Meeting, Funfly Event. January 22th. Touch and Go, CD : Bonnardel, 29 participants! Well organized and a great time, Thanks to Jim Bonnardel, CD, Mark Davis, Carl Cox and Lisa Bender for the Hot Dogs/Brownies!

Schedule of Upcoming  Month’s Events

  1. T-28 Racing. February 12th, CD Neu.
  2. February 19th, CD : Struthers (Mr. and Mrs.)
  3. Club Members Meeting and Funfly/Hot Dog BBQ. February 26th, CD : Bonnardel, BBQ Lead : Mark Davis.  Event Type : Poker Fly
  4. PENDING-STAND BY

New Business

  1. Club Logo Apparel . I noticed a boon hat worn by George Sullivan with “SEFSD” embroidered on the back : I thought “Cool” and remembered our original logo is somewhat tired. BOD Decision February 02 : Explore both a new upgraded logo design suitable for hats/embroidery and/or printing on shirts and consider them both as prize awards and direct sale for field improvement fundraiser. Action : Nguyen sent existing logo artwork to Kosta for no cost analysis.  Decision to fund initial production run and/or take pre-orders will be made after design approval.

Treasurers Report

Narrative : The gift card prizes for the Monthly Fun Event have been increased to $350 per event to cover inflation. Our 2022 budget plans a deficit of $3,000 to $5,000 that will still put us even at the end of the year.

  1. Starting Balance (at the beginning of January) : [removed]
  2. Income from the Past month (January) Aggregated : Unk.
  3. Expenses for the Month (January) Itemized :
    1. Medals : $384.99
    2. Outhouse Maintenance :
    3. Badge Making/Mailing :
    4. Hot Dogs/
  4. Ending Balance (as of January 31) :[removed]

Next Months BOD Meeting : 6:30. March 2nd, Location TBD

Adjourned  : 7:24 P.M.

Minutes Submitted By :  Manganelli, 2-10-2022.

SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for January 2022

Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Date and Meeting Location : Home of Steve Neu, 12 January, 2022

Board Members Present (not Present) (via Zoom) : Chairman of the Board- Jovi, President-Manganelli, Vice President-Nguyen, Secretary, Treasurer, Member at Large-Cox, Member at Large-Kosta, Safety Officer-Neu, Editor-Belknap, Member at Large-Struthers

Called to Order by Manganelli at 7:02 P.M.

Old Business

  1. Holiday Banquet : Postponed due to low sales/Covid concerns. Tentative new date is 19 February starting at 6:00 P.M.,  Edgewater Grill. Venue was relieved at our cancellation suggesting they had associated Covid problems as well. BOD Decision :  revisit date at next BOD meeting after analysis of Covid concerns/ticket sales.
  2. Membership renewals : # of renewals unknown without treasurer input.  Thanks to George for Badges, they look great! Any badges not claimed at the field by January 16th will be mailed shortly thereafter.
  3. Club Trailer/ Storage vs divest it : Jim Bonnardel graciously stores this for us for $50/month and is paid through the end of the year. Some research on the Internet suggest the trailer has a value of maybe $2,000 to $4,000 and hasn’t been used in some time. The trailer was purchased to store equipment for the “Mid Winter Electrics” and other large events we haven’t done since 2006. It was towed to Muncie in 2010 for the FAI F5B/D World Championships. It contains EZ up tents, folding tables, trash receptacles, extension cords, parking barriers and signs. It formerly had lead acid battery chargers and a gas powered generator all of which I believe are unserviceable/missing. If any large event takes place in the future, use of the trailered equipment creates a great savings in equipment that would otherwise have to be rented. BOD decision : continue storage and table any divest action until September.

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SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for November 2021

11/9/2021

Quorum at 7:10 PM, meeting convened.

In person participants: Brad, Jovi, Steve N., Steve M., Quan, Eric
Online participants: Steve B., Carl, Jeff, Kenny
Visiting member online: Dave Yousefi
Not present: N/A

Meeting held at Brad’s home.

Brad: Discussion about banquet prizes.
Spent time preparing future board members with details about club operations.

Steve M.: Steve will be our 2022 Club President.

Steve N.: Steve will remain in the Safety Officer position.

Steve B.: Steve will continue as Editor for the next year.

Carl:  Carl will return as Member at Large.

Jovi: Jovi will replace Brad as Club Chairman.
The January banquet still on schedule, but we continue to monitor Covid-19.
Jovi is helping acquire prizes for the banquet.

Quan: Quan will become Vice President for 2022.
341 members as of 11/9/2021.
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members.
Banquet reservations made.
Membership and banquet ticket will be automated.
Membership and banquet ticket applications will be online and live at the first part of December.

Eric: Eric will be stepping down as Club Secretary.
Has new referrals for the DG project.
The project will be revisited during weather related work slowdown.

Kenny: Kenny will replace Eric as Club Secretary.

 

Upcoming events:

T-28 racing demo on Saturday, 10:00 AM on 11/13/2021 @ Weedwackers.

Motion made and seconded to retain current trailer storage agreement at $600/year.
Motion made and seconded to maintain membership dues at $50/year.
Motion made and seconded to spend up to $300 for donated blankets to the elderly.

Next BOD meeting date 1/12/2022.

Meeting adjourned at 8:17 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021
P.S. – I’d like to thank the club for letting me be a member of the board for the last 3 years.  It has been a privilege.

BOD Minutes for Oct 2021

10/6/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:43 PM, meeting convened.

In person participants: Jovi, Steve N., Quan, Eric, Kenny
Online participants: Steve B., Steve M., Carl, Jeff
Visiting member online: Larry Costa
Not present: Brad

Meeting at Steve N.’s home.

Steve M.: Considering chairman position since Brad stepping down.

Steve N.: Safety issues were few.

Steve B.: Website remains in good form.

Jeff: Final round of Electroglide this October

Carl: wants to remain as Member at Large

Jovi: Banquet discussion – approved, see notes below
Fun Fly cancelled last time due to weather (Bomb Drop)

Quan: 337 members as of 10/6/2021
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members.
Banquet reservations made.

Eric: Purchased 3 sets of gift certificates for future Fun Fly events.

Banquet funded to $3000 total for banquet prizes, $500 of which for the women.
Banquet meal budgeted to $5,500.
Total banquet budget to be $8,500.

Motion approved and seconded for above banquet budget.
Motion approved and seconded for $20 banquet tickets.

Upcoming events:

T-28 racing on Saturday, 10:00 AM on 10/9/2021

Electroglide on Saturday, 10:00 AM on 10/16/2021 (final round)

Bomb Drop rescheduled for Saturday, 10:00 AM on 10/23/2021

Banquet scheduled for 1/15/2022 at Edgewater Grill.

Next BOD meeting date 11/10/2021.

Meeting adjourned at 7:27 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

BOD Meeting Minutes for July 2021

7/7/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:30 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M., Eric, Jovi, Carl
Online participants: Steve B., Kenny
Not present: Jeff

Meeting held at Brad B.’s home.

Brad: Trailer tires replaced.

Steve B.: Has an expert helping with website.

Jovi: Considering Labor Day Raffle.
Next field meeting will include hotdogs.
Poker Fly event and field meeting the weekend of 24th of July.

Quan: 311 members as of 7/7/2021
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members upon request.
Reimbursement made for trailer tires.
Extra Porta Potty cleaning ordered for FAAST program cleanup.

Eric: I met a supplier at the field re: DG (decomposed granite) project last Wednesday.
I received an estimate for delivered materials of $18,210.
Another supplier was $700 more even with SD City reference.
The DG is bound with natural materials to satisfy city about permeability.
Contacted a contractor about install and expect call back after vacation.
I expect materials to be installed from east end.
I think the gate openings should be ramped to provide smooth transitions to field surface.

Motion to roll field seconded and adopted.
Water truck weekend of the 19th.

T-28 racing this upcoming Saturday at 10:00 AM – 7/10/2021.

Next Electroglide upcoming at 10:00 AM – 6/19/2021.

Next meeting date 8/12/2021.

Meeting adjourned at 7:46 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

SEFSD BOD Minutes for June 2021

6/9/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:37 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M., Eric
Online participants: Jeff, Carl, Jovi, Steve B.
Not present: Kenny

Meeting held at Steve N.’s home.

Brad: May resume club monthly meeting in next couple of weeks as city opens up post-pandemic.
Looking at June 26th and to include a Fun Fly: Don’t Spill the Beans.
SD City noticed the homeless to leave the area.
July 4th (Sunday) will be a closed gate, members only event. Gas barbecue grills only allowed.
July 10th (Saturday) FAAST event will have one FAA representative and we will provide lunch.
Porta-Potty to be cleaned by Hitec after FAAST event.

Steve M.: SEFSD will be in September AMA magazine about our T-28 racing – look for it!

Jovi: Review BOD rolls.

Quan: 303 members as of 6/9/2021
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members upon request.

Jeff: Replacement sound system works much better than old system.

T-28 racing this upcoming Saturday at 10:00AM – 6/12/2021.
Next Electroglide upcoming at 10:00 AM – 6/19/2021.

The board is split about serving food during first club meetings, so we will hold off until July.

Motion and seconded for additional signage.

We are considering alternative surface material for airfield to replace dirt.

Next meeting date 7/7/2021.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

BOD Minutes for May 2021

5/5/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:37, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M.
Online participants: Eric, Jeff, Carl
Not present: Jovi, Steve B., Kenny

Meeting held at Steve N.’s home.

Brad: No vendors expected at FAAST event.
Perhaps hosting lunch would be appropriate.
HiTec to pay for extra porta-potty service.

Steve M.: Wants to be sure any events held onsite are non-profit.

Steve N.: Suggests using safety vests for FAAST event instead of stenciled tees.

Jovi: August for Warbird Day? (via email). Discussion followed.

Quan: 291 members as of 5/5/2021
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members upon request.
There’s an instructor wishing to train drone 107 pilots.
Quan to determine if pilot is IP instructor and working non-profit.

Eric: Tires on trailer are 17 years old and badly worn. Who’s liability?
We should replace tires since they’re fairly cheap (see motions below).
Consider getting sun covers for wheels (see motions below).
How many FAA reps will be present for FAA event? Likely only FAAST team members.
I am not for holding meetings before the city opens on June 15, 2021.

Jeff: Having trouble getting old PA system functioning (see motion to replace below).

List of Fun-Fly Events:
Aerobatic contest – pilot announces and flies specific maneuvers.
Bomb Drop – attach bomb to airplane and drop bomb over target.
Don’t Spill the Beans – fly airplane with a cup of beans w/o spilling beans.
Electroglide – sail plane contest for time aloft.
Flea Circus – events held using UMX (miniature airplanes).
Jet Day – limited to ducted fan aircraft.
Limbo – fly beneath a limbo pole.
Poker Fly – fly for cards to make poker hand.
T-28 and Wing racing – pylon racing.
War Bird Day – fly scale versions of aircraft used in wartime.

Motion to hold off on May club meeting and Fun-Fly events. Motion seconded and approved by majority.
We will revisit issue as city opens earnestly in June.

Motion to replace tires on trailer. Motion seconded and approved by majority.

Motion to find tire shades for trailer wheels. Motion seconded and approved by majority.

Motion to replace PA system. Motion seconded and approved by majority. Limited to $400.

T-28 racing this upcoming Saturday at 10:00AM (PM 6/9/2021).

Next meeting date 6/9/2021.

Meeting adjourned at 8:13 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

BOD Minutes for April 2021

4/7/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:37 PM, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M.
Online participants: Eric, Jovi, Jeff, Steve B., Kenny, Carl

Meeting held at Steve N.’s home.

Brad: Please speak up when announcing landings, take-offs and field crossing.
Let’s start considering Fun-Fly events for the future.

Steve M.: Let’s go through club equipment trailer on 4/24/2021.

Steve N.: T-28 racing this weekend on 4/10/2021.

Jovi: Working on Facebook account to improve public relations.
Encourage club members to get vaccinated.

Quan: Special Use Permit nearly complete.
The city seemed to offer permission for more improvements.
283 members as of 4/7/2021
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members upon request.

Eric: Consider putting July 4th on schedule.
Should we consider food trucks?

Steve B.: Website has been updated and backed-up.

Jeff: Electroglide will be returning on 4/17/2021.

We need to remain vigilant about keeping non-members from entering site.

Next meeting date May 5, 2021.

Meeting adjourned at 7:46 PM.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

SEFSD BOD Minutes for March 2021

3/10/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:40 PM 3/10/2021, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M.
Online participants: Eric, Carl, Jovi, Jeff, Steve B. (1st meeting)*
Not present: Kenny

Eric keeping notes.
Meeting held at Steve N.’s home.

Brad: SD City Master Plan should be attended SEFSD (last meeting in March)
Are rollers available to take advantage of recent rains?

Steve M.: Ordered T-28 race series reward medals.

Steve N.: T-28 racing this weekend (3/13/2021)

Jovi: Club running smoothly.

Quan: Still awaiting city response about Rights of Entry.
264 members as of 3/10/2021
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members upon request.
Money market account nearly opened, awaiting second signer.

Eric: Meeting at bank for second signature.
We have two sets of prize checks ready when we resume contests in earnest.

Steve B.: Will send out T-28 racing schedule on website.

*Motion to make club Editor (Mr. Beklnap) a voting position.
*Non-elected position.
*Vote introduced, seconded and voted “aye” unanimously.

Next meeting date April 7, 2021.

Meeting adjourned at 7:54 PM 3/10/2021.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

SEFSD BOD Meeting Minutes for February 2021

2/10/2021

SEFSD Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:44 PM 2/10/2021, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M.
Online participants: Eric, Carl, Jovi (late arrival)
Not present: Kenny, Jeff

Eric keeping notes.
Meeting held at Steve N.’s home.

Brad: High speed passes over pits not acceptable, mostly by newer members.
R/C cars not permitted on runway.
No night flying in our locale due to FAA agreement.
Be sure to call out when entering runway to retrieve plane.
Main runway for pattern type use only.
No drinking on site.
Tables completed – thanks to Jim and Mark.
Karoake machines due for inspection – Steve N. and Jeff.

Steve N.: T28 racing this weekend, February 13, 2021
Reissue common warnings about field safety as spoken about earlier.

Jovi: Recommend diligence about having Visual Observor’s at the ready.

Quan: 242 members as of 2/10/2021.
Bank balance sufficient and financials available to club members upon request.
No updates on ROE (right of entry).

Eric: I have filled out the necessary paperwork for money market account.
We are awaiting contact from bank.

Vote and second for T28 racing monthly awards, $30/month.

Next meeting date March 10, 2021.

Meeting adjourned at 8:09 PM 2/10/2021.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Quorum at 6:38 PM 1/13/2021, meeting convened.

In-person participants: Brad, Steve N., Quan, Steve M.
Online participants: Eric, Jovi, Jeff (late arrival), Carl (late arrival)
Not present: Kenny

Eric keeping notes.
Meeting held at Steve N.’s home.

Brad: Quan working on Right of Entry.
Don’t know what if any site fees will be expected.
Carolyn Estrada (head ranger) to receive new lock combination.
Membership at 201 (1/13/2021).
Guest welcome to 3 visits, but must have AMA Insurance.
Will be checking on watering truck and roller to improve field condition.
Some remaining dilapidated tables will be replaced.

Steve N.: Expects to restart T-28 racing on February 13, 2021.

Jovi: Freeze fly was a good event.
Webpage banner photos need rotating.

Steve M.: Installed Fly Away information sign on main signboard.

Quan: [removed] at end of 2020 with about 306 members.
[removed] in bank after new year membership renewal.

Eric: Watering and rolling the field is primary concern.

Jeff: Has a donation Parkzone Sportcub to offer club.
Will replace centerline stripe after field maintenance completed.

Motion to authorize Quan to get field maintenance equipment is approved.

BOD dinner delayed until Covid-19 subsides (expecting mid-year).

Next meeting date February 10, 2021.

Meeting adjourned at 8:06 PM 1/13/2021.

Eric Shapiro
SEFSD Secretary 2021

BOD Minutes for January 2020

Meeting starts at 7:05 pm

Present: Steven, Brad, Ken, Eric, Steve, Carl.

For this month’s meeting we talked about starting some good old fashion airplane racing.  We discussed several options and are leaning towards the FMS T-28. Keep an eye out for further information on this classic event.

Our dear and beloved runway is still in good shape, we will keep an eye out for further maintenance on it

We talked about our year events and came up with some good add ons and changes.  Please check our website calendar and pencil in some fun times.

We purchased some new speed limit signs, that will be going up shortly.  We also had 50 keys made. Remember if you need a key, it’s 3 dollars.

Finally we talked about the new FAA proposed changes.  there will be templates for addressing our concerns as aero modelers, please keep an eye out for them.

And that concludes our meeting, we wish you a happy new flying year filled with many flying days.

We the Board of Directors thank you, the member for making this the great club it is.

Your Humble Secretary,

Ken Dresser

Meeting Adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

BOD Minutes for September and October 2019

September

Meeting starts at 6:40 pm

Present: Quan, George, Tony, Steve, Brad

For this month’s meeting, Quan took notes in my absence.

-LOA is on pending action from FAA.  AMA asked if we have a verbal agreement.  SEFSD response was FAA enforcement officer came in July and advised members to have FAA numbers on models.

-Portapotty lock was vandalized again. Brad bought parts to repair.

-Tony to buy another lock.

-Lisa will help Quan will holiday party planning.  Will also inquire about corporate prize contributions.

-Discussed board member nominations. We need more volunteers!

-Approved Prices each for pop wing and electroglide.

-Brad had suggestion for CD account. Quan will look into 9 month CD.

-No safety issues

-332 members

-George to pick badge picture for 2020.

We the Board of Directors thank you, the member for making this the great club it is.

Your Humble Secretary,

Ken Dresser

Meeting Adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

 

October

Meeting starts at 7:12 pm

Present: Quan, Tony, Steve, Brad, Ken, Eric

For this month’s meeting we talked about how to get more people interested in become board members.

The FAA now requires your registration number on your aircraft, and we suggest getting one on your plane to avoid heavy fines.

Fire season is here, please be aware and be ready.

We finally have a CD for the club, with 1.6 % interests for 9 months.

Our holiday party will be at the Harbor House once again, with a tentative date of January 18.  Tickets will be 20 per person.

November’s event will be War Bird Day.  Get your birds ready to rumble.

Club officer voting will be in November, during our scheduled meeting.  Please be ready to volunteer.   

Special Veterans Night Fly event with food scheduled for November 10 Sunday one hour before sunset.

We the Board of Directors thank you, the member for making this the great club it is.

Your Humble Secretary,

Ken Dresser

Meeting Adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

BOD Minutes for August 2019

Board of Directors Meeting

Silent Electric Flyers of San Diego

Meeting starts at 7:01 pm

For this month’s meeting we once again discussed the pending agreement San Diego Control Tower.  We are talk with people and making sure we are ready when the tower responds.

Also as a priority we once again like to remind our members to get the FAA numbers on airplanes asap.

We also discussed putting permanent links on our website of the FAA drone registration information and the AMA’s know before you fly information.

Then we discussed how to make 100% sure we have no problems with the FAA, we entertained the idea to limit electroglide time to 15 seconds and have altimeters to check altitude.

Next we talked about replacing the lock for the gate.

For the next events, Ken volunteers to run them. Make sure you participate for a chance of winning some gift certificates.

Staples asked our club to send a representative to a back to school event.  We happily accepted.

As of today we have 324 members.

We the Board of Directors thank you, the member for making this the great club it is.

Your Humble Secretary,

Ken Dresser

Meeting Adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

BOD Minutes for July 2019

By Ken Dresser

Meeting starts at 7:15 pm

For this month’s meeting we discussed the pending agreement with San Diego Control Tower.  We drafted the agreement and approved it for submission.

We talked about rolling the field in August ,or sooner, depending on condition of runway.

Also doing some dust control.

The flea circus was a great success, thank you all who participated.  Gift Certificates are in the flight box.

On the Raffle we sold 1912 tickets.

The club has training gear (airplanes) available for new pilots and we approved bringing the trainers up to specs.

Anybody interested in some training or have a prospect club member that might be interested, please don’t hesitate to call.  [https://www.sefsd.org/resources/flight-training/]

We the Board of Directors thank you, the member for making this the great club it is.

Your Humble Secretary,

Ken Dresser

Meeting Adjourned at 8:05 p.m.