Minutes Of Bi-Monthly Meeting On September 19, 2017
Convene Meeting At 7:00 PM: Vice President Bob Powers presiding. Quorum is eight Adult / Honorary members. Thirteen members were present.
Welcome New Members & Guests: Bob Powers recognized Donna Holmes, wife of member Rich Holmes.
Member Concerns: Mentioned were Al's wife Patty Campbell, Howard Hilton's wife Mary, & Steven Autrey who recently suffered a foot injury & more recently was hospitalized for surgical procedures.
Minutes From July 18th Meeting: Members previously having had an opportunity to review, a motion to approve by Mike McDougall, seconded by Leif Erickson, passed unanimously.
Bi-Monthly Financial Report: Mike McDougall reviewed the highlights of his report covering the period June 26th thru August 24th. Checking account starting balance was $1,316.16. Ending balance was$1,128.05 resulting from income of $335.51 & expense of $523.62. The savings account starting balance was $7,674.39. The ending balance resulting from income of $150.38 was$7824.77.
Safety Officer's Report: Al Campbell advised members to be aware of thunderstorm activity at the field and to avoid seeking safety under the shelters. Best practice would be to stay in a vehicle until the storm passed.
Field Marshall's Report: Bill Autrey informed the group that a supply of hand tools had been donated, mainly by club president Richard Nichols. He also mentioned that the club had purchased a battery tester and a ½" drive impact air wrench.
Field Mowing & Cleanup: Bill Autrey reminded members that Thursday, September 21st was scheduled for mowing, trimming, & cleanup at the field. Volunteers are needed. Jeff Ellis is providing lunch.
Approve 2018 Dues & Fees Schedule: Members voted unanimously to continue the current dues & fees schedule for 2018. Dues will remain $80.00 for Adults, $40.00 for Associates, & $5.00 for youth. The $50.00 new member fee remains in effect. For those joining during the year. Dues, but not fees, will be prorated to the date of joining.
Mower Acquisition Proposal: Bill Autrey & Mike McDougall discussed the issue of purchasing a used Cub Cadet, 25 HP, 46 inch cut, riding mower which is for sale locally. A motion by Bill Autrey, seconded by Jeff Ellis, to authorize $750.00 for the purchase passed unanimously.
Third Party Website Hosting & Club Administration: Dave Schaefer discussed the issue and answered questions about a group which is offering this service to RC clubs. Mike McDougall will get in touch with a member of Tri City Flyers to find out what he can about that club's experience with their subscription.
Proposed Tree Trimming On KMUD Property: Mike McDougall will contact KMUD for information & possible permission.
Outer Gate Lock Situation: Mike McDougall described how he had bolted the locking chain onto one of the gates to improve security.
Water Line Installation on Williamette Rd: Work is in progress to lay a large diameter water line along the north side of Williamette Road. Progress has been slow because of the shallow encounter with granite bedrock.
Name Tags: Dave Schaefer demonstrated the new name tags for use during club events.
October Picnic: Bill Autrey set Saturday, October 14th as the day for the club's Fall picnic at Hank Nilsen Field.
Adjourn At 8:00 PM