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BOD Minutes for May 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