Delaware R/C Club Newsletter          March 2003


 Editors:                     Carl Hauger                 302-322-8580 

                                    Ryan Jamison             302-234-8645 

 Co-Publisher:           John Kirchstein          302-731-2831 

 President:                 Mark Weiss                856-241-0378 

 Vice President:         Tony Albence            302-654-8171 

 Secretary:                 Ryan Jamison             302-234-8645 

 Treasurer:                 Dick Stewart                302-368-2911 


Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, March 4, 2003, 7:30 p.m.

William Penn High School

Cafeteria II

Raffle Prize – You choose one prize from two selections,

each approximately $100 street value

Program Topic – To Be Announced


Next Major Event: Two Tonys Memorial Fly-In

Saturday, May 3-4, 2003

Contact: Pete Malchione




From the Weiss House

   I am hearing from a growing number of Club members that we have lost our flying field. You are hearing from me now that these rumors are not correct. What is true is that, as has been the case throughout our long and mutually beneficial association with Lums Pond State Park, we are in discussion with Parks Management about continuing our agreement for use of the flying field.

   Over the years there have been periods of heightened discussion and concern about the possibility of having to relocate. I can honestly and emphatically state that no change in our status has occurred. The high degree of support for our model aviation activities that we have received from the Park Manager has never wavered and is treasured by all of us – Board and members alike. We believe that, in part, this support continues because our increased focus on youth involvement in r/c flying as well as growing associations with other organizations serving people in need have expanded our horizons well beyond the long-standing opportunities we have provided to seniors.

   Looking ahead, the only way you can be sure that statements made about our flying field are accurate is if they are provided directly by your Board.  As was affirmed at this month’s Executive Board meeting, except as otherwise specified in our Bylaws, the only individuals authorized to represent the Club, or to make statements on behalf of the Club, are its elected officers.

   The Board will keep you up to date, by newsletter and e-mail, on any and all discussions and developments that may occur regarding the flying field.



Secretary’s Scratchings

The General Membership meeting of the Delaware R/C Club was held on Tuesday, February 4th, 2003. President Mark Weiss called the meeting to order at 7:38. The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as presented in the newsletter.

Treasurer’s Report

Dick Stewart gave treasurer’s report.

Membership – 2002    233

                         2003    117

The Treasurer’s Report was accepted as presented.


Ben Murphy brought a Great Planes flight simulator and he let anyone try it who was interested.


Jay Green reported that 10 extra seats are available for the WRAM show bus trip, and there are now enough people to make the trip.

Safety Minute

Jay Green reported that the first aid kit is in the radio box. The field emergency contact numbers are in there

as well, and the numbers will also be put on the bulletin board at the field.

Show and tell

Jim Schlapfer brought a Super Sportster that has a 72” wingspan with  a Super Tiger .90 engine.  It is covered with Ultracote and has fiberglass landing gear.

Quickie 500 Racing:

There are still more people needed to get the quickie races going for the new year.


There was brief discussion on how long we will be able to keep the field, and that is not yet known for sure.  But the club is looking for a replacement field in case this happens sometime in the near future.

There was a suggestion for an advanced flying program at the field for those interested in advancing their skills.  This is something that has not been decided on yet but might be a good idea for those who want to go to the next level of flying.


This month’s guests were John Rightfoot and Chuck Rightfoot.


This month’s raffle prize was a Laser Models Mini 3-D, won by Ryan Jamison.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:40PM.

Respectfully Submitted,

Ryan Jamison, Secretary.


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