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Minutes of the MRCSS meeting November 2004

Brief Summary

It is possible that this MRCSS meeting will become an important marker in the club's history. At issue was formulation of an annual budget and agreement by members on an adjustment in club dues that would sustain activities for 2005. A four-member committee provided an estimate of both obligatory and optional costs. After considering the report, members made several proposals regarding desired activities and approved of a dues structure that should support them.

Details of the BUDGET DISCUSSION

The ad hoc budget committee – made up of Dave Fisher, Jack Perecman, John Bittle, and Bert Olson – provided all members with a spread-sheet of club dollar inflows and costs. The undeniable link between club events and costs were convincing. Dues, we agreed, must be increased if we are to sustain the 2004 level of activities, pay AMA costs and insurance, site feees, and miscellaneous costs. After some discussion of how member's dues might be aligned with his/her degree of involvement. A new dues schedule was proposed, voted upon and accepted unanimously.

For 2005 dues will be:

  • $50 for a "regular" member. This fee will be reduced to $40 if paid by March 31. This fee may be considered a family membership with wife and children included at no additional cost.
  • A $25 reduced fee may be paid by members who choose not to fly models in competitions or fun-flies.
  • All dues must be paid by check to the Club Treasurer, Jack Perecman.

 

CONTEST COMMITTEE FORMED

Bill Rakozy volunteered to serve as Contest Coordinator to plan the coming year's activities. The following members agreed to serve with Bill on this committee:
  • Evan de Jesus
  • Augie McKibben
  • Al Newman
  • Ib Jensen
  • Dave Goebel
  • Burt Jones
  • Mark Miller
  • Greg Stinson

NEW OFFICERS ELECTED for 2005

  • President – Augie McKibben
  • Vice President – Dave Engleson
  • Secretary – Vern Bailey
  • Treasurer – Jack Perecman

MORE FREQUENCY BOARDS

With the goal of insuring the safety a freqeuncy board can provide at every sizeable gathering – contest or fun fly – Ed Berris showed us a simple, collapsible model he has devised. Several members agreed to build at least one. Parts will be pre-fabricated by Ed for the January meeting.

X-MAS CARDS TO FLYING SITE OWNERS

To express our gratitude for owners of our flying sites, many members submitted signed Christmas cards to be sent with a monetary gift and our endless thanks.