AMA Chapter 767 of Fargo-Moorhead
July Board Meeting
VRCF Board Meeting
July 19, 2022 – VRCF Field
Attendance - 8
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President: Dean Gary
Vice President: Mark Pueppke
Secretary: Ron Landman
Treasurer: Ryan Johnson
Safety Officer: Kevin Paulson
Board member at large 1: Tyler Vetter
Board member at large 2: Steve Faeth
Advocate: Ken Littlefield
Garbage and PP ~200, repairs ~200
Ideas for changing garbage service to save money.
Raise dues to $100 with same discounts
Get all current members to pay.
Follow up with insurance to see if we get more money.
Door prizes. Can’t get good deal on jet. HH has Draco’s they can’t get rid of.
V900 from Andrew for $100, Maybe Ultrix too
Vulcan jet from Motion RC, 70mm, $299,
Timber good all around for many people.
Spent $350 on indoor
Mark to bring out water for cleaning, pressure washing.
Sign Up Genius:
Ice cream, beans, chips, pickles, hot dogs, desserts, drinks
Clean up next weekend.
Update on vandalism at the field. Voxland electric has finished the repairs. The inspection is complete, and the power is back on in the buildings and all post outlets. Voxland submitted a bill to the club for $4,800 which matches the quote they gave us. We need to submit that bill to the insurance so they can give us the remainder of the money they owe us. Their original payment was pro-rated for some reason.
The conduits, wires and pipes that the electricians left in the dumpster were removed (likely by the trash collection company) and left on the ground. I guess they don’t take metal.
FIELD CLEAN UP
Nothing is in urgent need of being done. The tables and flight stations are still in the shelter which is OK for now since they blow around if they are not. We will do major clean up prior to our fun fly. The shelter roof and a few other items need to be attended to so we agree to meet first Saturday after July 4th to do this.
We would like to reduce ongoing expenses. One possibility is to eliminate trash collection (~100/mo). This would require training members to bag and remove their own trash, including airplane carcasses. No decision was made.
It was deemed best to get rid of the pop machine. It works but has gotten little use in recent years compared to the energy it uses. We will try to sell it, possibly on Facebook for a nominal amount and the buyer hauls it away.
AUGUST FUN FLY
We are looking forward to another good event. Less worries now about Covid-19 but gas prices will possibly affect some travelers. We feel that having great prizes and excellent food contribute to a successful event.
Food – Dean G. said he would smoke some pork butts and use for pulled pork sandwiches for the noon lunch (for purchase). We will investigate the price of chicken dinner again for supper. This is almost universally liked.
Prizes – It was decided that a few bigger prizes are a better draw for selling tickets than a bunch of little stuff. This worked well for the indoor event in March. If we have little stuff we can give it out to everyone as they register. For prizes we thought maybe a 63” AJ, Carbon Cub, Flite Test, Crashtest, etc. We will look into it.
Cost – We discussed and decided to raise the landing fee to $30 due to inflation, etc.
Discussed again training nights. Decided we need some advertising. Tyler will draw up a poster and/or business card to had out at hobby store and other places. Training can be on Tuesday nights or by appointment.