Happy Thanksgiving SEFSD members. I would like to say Thank You to the BOD for this past year. Steve Manganelli was a great President for our Club. He kept us all informed with all events and how the club was running and what we have planned as a club for the city of San Diego. Thank You Steve! Here’s the good news, Steve is going to be our Treasure for 2023. Stepping in for President is going to be Brad Bender. I want to welcome Brad back to the BOD and we all look forward as you guide us through 2023! Thank you, Quan, being our VP for 2022 and he is going to continue as VP for 2023. Allen, for his contribution in being our treasure (I hope Allen returns and comes to our banquet.) and Quan for stepping in, to take over the treasure for the last few months. Ken Dresser for being our secretary when he was able to contribute. Coming in for next year for secretary with be Eric Shapiro, thank you Eric to returning to the BOD! Our Safety officer, Steve Neu, who kept us safe and for the T-28 races each month, and those races are fun, I do believe we’ll have a couple T-28’s at the banquet to give away….
Yes, I will be back as Chairman to guide us though the 2023, and I look forward to the fun we will have next year.
Our members at Large for 2022 were Carl Cox with his contributions at the BOD meetings, Carl will be returning for 2023, Jeff Struthers, wow what I can I say about Jeff. Jeff contributions this year and the many years before are greatly appreciated and we are sorry to say that Jeff is stepping down for the upcoming year. However, Jeff will continue to host the Electroglide for 2023 which is a great event if you have not yet participated in. Jeff Thank You and we hope to see you soon on the BOD once again! Larry Kosta for our logo and shirts, hats, stickers, magnetic logo. Thank You Larry, and we look forward to your continuing contribution to the club. Hello Nick for joining as a member at large for the upcoming year. Thank you for joining us!
We have many non-BOD members who have contributed in more ways than one can really Thank. Jim Bonnardel, who took the task of being our Contest Director for the past year, great news is that, Jim will continue to do our monthly events for 2023. Next year you will see all events on the calendar on our website, this way you can schedule your life around flying…. lol Dennis Laberge, keeping our field in great shape, helping newcomers in flying. Always stepping up no matter what the task is, Dennis will be there, Thank You Dennis! Mark Davis, bringing all that food and drinks, for our Monthly meetings, I tell you is not easy task to do, I have done it. Thank You Mark.
The last Thank You, goes out to each club member who are the ones who make our club, in coming out during the week or the weekends. Joining our events, everyone contributes in many ways. We have two moms who come out and have contribute to the club, Laura Thompson with her son Ty and Spring with her son Neil, matter of fact, both Ty and Neil are in the same class at Bishop…..
It is that time for renew of membership and starting Dec 1 or 2nd, when Quan gets the renew button setup, you can renew for 2022 and most importantly, get your banquet tickets. Event will be held at the Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. Cost: Yes, we upped our dues for next year to $60.00. Within this past year the cost of supporting our field has gone up. Banquet tickets also increased in priced to $55.00 per person. With the purchase of the banquet ticket, you can enter the Air and Space Museum anytime during the day and stay inside the building once it closes. Our Banquet starts at, we’ll check in at about 5:45 and then get your picture taken by Frank Sutton, (Thank You Frank for your contribution with all the photos and videos you have created). The event starts at 6:00pm, dinner is around 6:30 – 7:00 pm, and then it’s, give away prizes! Here is a list of prizes……
- Skynectic SXtarling 1230mm PNP
- Freewing Vulcan 4S
- Flightline P-51D Mustang 850mm
- Flightline Spitfire Mk.IX 1200mm
- Freewing Rebel V2 70mm
- FMS 800mm T-28 Trojan V2
- FMS 64mm EDF F-16 PNP
- FMS 64mm EDF F-18 PNP
- Gliders, work in process
And our Grand Prize:
AVIOS (PNF) King Twin 1700 Sports/Scale Executive Turboprop Airplane!!!
I cannot forget our better half’s that allow us to go fly our airplanes, that we will have some real nice items for our wives in which Steve Manganelli wife, who greatly is taking on this task. Thank You so much for your contribution! I have also created a video this past year (Who Started the Fire) and I look forward to sharing it all with you at the banquet. 100 tickets will be sold, so get yours as soon as you renew and don’t wait too long, for they will sell out!
As a last item to discuss is Thanksgiving: It’s so easy to get caught up in our busy lives. These Thanksgiving quotes will help you feel appreciative anytime you need them.
- Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings after each flight. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are to bring our planes home in one piece.
- I love Thanksgiving because it is a holiday centered around food, family, and airplanes, three things that are of utmost importance to me.
- Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for those perfect landings.
- Give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current airplane.
Happy Thanksgiving and be safe this coming Holiday Season!