Photos by Al
From my observations, the Memorial
Day Fun Fly was a carnival-like atmosphere from
beginning to end. I heard many positive
comments and reviews. Everyone seemed to
be having a great time even during the short
sprinkle we got early in the day. It
didn't slow down the fun or the action.
Not long after that, the clouds diminished and
gave way to sun breaks, calm and 70 degree
air. I even rode a couple nice thermals
with the Radian Pro.
I don't have any exact numbers to
report because everything was happening so fast
but I do know that we ran out of food within the
first hour of the BBQ and had to send for
more. Thanks to Heidi Winklepleck for
making both store runs for supplies.
Thanks also to all who contributed to the
potluck dish table. There were many
members and family who stepped up and helped to
make the Memorial Day Fun Fly a success.
Ticket sales for the Trump's
Hobbies Shopping Spree went well.
Before Jayne Krenz had to leave, she reported
selling $95 worth. Thank you Jayne.
I believe much of that came after Doug McWha
threatened her with some competition.
Pat Willis told me that we should
make the Memorial Day Fun Fly a regular annual
event. I agreed and plan to bring it up at
the next club meeting. Maybe next year we
can even get it properly budgeted. The
club approved a $100 special expenditure toward
the BBQ on which Heidi successfully came in on
budget. The additional store run was
covered by donations received in the chow line
bucket. The entertainment was all
volunteer improv freestyle aerobatics with a few
tense dead-stick moments thrown in for good
measure. The music was a nice touch too.
I passed out all the membership
applications we had on hand and referred many
others to our web site for more
information. My impression is that for the
club's $100 investment, we gained many-fold in
public relations and potential
memberships. Besides, you can't put a
price on a good time which was had by all.