From the Weiss House
For three of the four past years, I have been serving as your President doing the best I can do. I have been assisted by some terrific people which always makes the job more fun and less difficult. As a Board, we have been getting together every two weeks, both at general membership meetings as well as Board Meetings. I have received wonderful cooperation not only from Board members but so many others.
At this point, for a variety of reasons, I wanted you to know that I will not be seeking re-election. For some of you, this will undoubtedly be good news for I know I have ruffled some feathers regarding decisions that were mine. I guess that I am responsible for taking one of our runways and reserving it for our heli fliers. I guess it was me who made a very conscious decision to raise money for the club treasury (which was almost totally depleted when Dick and I started working on this four years ago). I guess it was me who told Mike Felker, our very good friend at State Parks, that, on our own, we would curtail glow and gas flying on evenings proceeding camping activities adjacent to our field. I have always tried to make decisions in the best interests of RC flying and to do whatever it takes to keep our field at Lums Pond.
I also know that everyone has an opinion and it is time for someone else to put theirs in front of our club in an official leadership position. While I have a couple of more months in our driver's seat, I do want to thank our Board and so many others who were supportive even when the going got tough.
The General Membership meeting of the Delaware R/C Club was held on Tuesday, September 2, 2003. President Mark Weiss called the meeting to order at 7:33
The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.
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September 21st is the club picnic. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish with something edible.
October 5th is Volunteer day, and invitations will be sent out to those who are welcome to come.
Bill Brenchley built the new club trainer that was generously donated to the club. John Kirchstein donated a radio that will be used for the trainer, and Bill donated the servos. The plane is complete and ready to fly.
More help is needed with club training; volunteers are asked to help out whenever possible.
The dues will increase $10 this year. There will be a $5 discount for getting an e-mail newsletter, and a $5 discount for on-time renewal. Also, there will be no late renewal fee this year.
The Club’s Bylaws are half about safety. They talk about procedures that should be taken and opens up to safety. Just a reminder, everyone is a safety officer and we should all enforce the rules of the club.
The 50/50 was $40 won by Mike Johnson
The meeting was adjourned at 8:40PM.
Ryan Jamison, Secretary
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