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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.