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Meetings                                                        Minutes Archive

2013 Meeting places, Dates  Time is 7:00 pm.

  EWEB downtown Eugene:
  January, 23  -  Wed  -  EWEB
  February, 26  -  Tue  -  Roaring Rapids Pizza
  March, 21  -  Thurs -  EWEB
  April,  22  - Mon  -  EWEB
  May, 29  -  Wed  -  EWEB
 
  At the flying field

  Tuesdays 7:00 pm.

  June 25       
  July 23       
  August 27

  ???? :

   September, 23  -  Mon  - 
?  ???   
   October, 22  -  Tues  -  Roaring Rapids Pizza
   November, 25  -  Mon  - 
????

  December  -  No meeting




Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug    Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec



---Jan---
Eugene RC Aeronauts

Minutes from the January 2013 Meeting
January 23rd, 2013, EWEB Meeting Room

Awards:
    Brad Werneth - for 2 years of service as President and 1 year of service as Vice-President
    Mike Farr for 2 years of service as Vice-President
    Al Barrington for his multiple years of service and continued service as Sec-Treasurer
    Mike Winklepleck for 1 years of service as Safety Coordinator

    Al Barrignton Member of the Year!!!

Budget:
    Budget Summary Report for Nov-Dec & Year End Report - Approved

New Badges were handed out

Old Business:
    North/South Runway $500 will carry from 2012 budget to 2013 budget
    Field and Spectator area business moved to March Meeting
    Events for 2013 and Chris McVey's Helicopter Event moved to March Meeting

New Business:
    Field Maintenance
        Tables need repair Brad to look at designs and get lumber estimate
        Club House Clean Up Mickey to lead clean up and repair
        Selling of Car Hauler 3 axle Trailer Mickey to check on selling trailer

    New Committees to be formed
        Events
        Instructional Intro Pilot
  
    Raffle to start up again
   
    Start Food for Lane County food drive for each meeting




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---Feb---
Eugene RC Aeronauts

Minutes from the February 2013 Meeting

ERCA Meeting Minutes FEB 28, 2013

Call to order 7:00pm
Introductions Tyler Morris New Member

Al Barrington Reported
    21 Members still  need to renew
    Members will be inactivated by end of month if dues are not received
    Jan Budget read and approved
    IRS Fed Tax ID filing fee of $529.00 was brought by all before the membership and approved

Roger Dahl
    Safety check equipment as you dust of the radios and planes and bring them out and to fly
    Open clubhouse regardless if you are by yourself or not in case of fire and or injury.

Old Business:
    North/South Runway $500 will carry from 2012 budget to 2013 budget
    Field and Spectator area business moved to March Meeting
    Events for 2013 and Chris McVey's Helicopter Event moved to March Meeting
    Field Maintenance
◦    Tables need repair Brad to look at designs and get lumber estimate
◦    Club House Clean Up Mickey to lead clean up and repair
◦    Selling of Car Hauler 3 axle Trailer Mickey to check on selling trailer
    New Committees to be formed
◦    Events
◦    Instructional Intro Pilot

New Business:

    Thanks to JR for your work on the new forum
    SB71 Discussion
◦    Mickey wrote each Sen and Rep for the State of Oregon
◦    Watch the forum, email and website for updates
    Soon we will reach out for volunteers for field improvements
    The clubhouse will be in disarray as we pull everything out and redo the interior
    We will also look for tile to replace the floor
    Tables we probably will need to start a replacement program as the table Mickey took home to fix is completely unrepairable, not a single board could be salvaged.
    Bleachers are up at the field thanks to Wayne for donating the wood and to Jim and Doug for building it and placing on site!
    Event Schedule:
◦    Memorial Day Club Fun Fly May 27th, 2013
◦    Swap and Fly June 29th, 2013
◦    Big Bird August 10th, 2013
◦    Labor Day Fun Fly Sept 2nd, 2013
    TruTurn and Horizon Hobbies to sponsor Big Bird event with prizes and possible visit with a couple of demo pilots and booth
    Committees created
◦    Flying Instructors Marty Wittman
◦    Events Brad Werneth
◦    Noise Frank Blaine (elected by fellow member)

Show and Tell

Meeting closed



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Eugene RC Aeronauts

Minutes from the March 2013 Meeting



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Eugene RC Aeronauts

Minutes from the April 22, 2013 Meeting

Called to order 7:00pm
21 members were present including President Mickey Cohen, VP Mike Winklepleck , Secretary/Treasurer AL Barrington and Safety Coordinators Roger Dahl and Warren Edwards.

Pres Cohen called for and welcomed members, guests and visitors.
Welcomed was past member Don Desimone who rejoined after taking a year off on the inactive roster.

Announcements:
    Ian Berner announced he had 4 remaining discount cards to sell for his school fund raiser.
    Pres Cohen reminded the membership about the ongoing canned food drive to support Food for Lane County.

Sec / Treas Al Barrington Reported
    Next meeting will be Wednesday May 29th at EWEB.
    ERCA membership is currently at 80.
    Reminded all eligible members to claim their Gold Leader Club pin if they have not received it.
    ERCA now has a Fed Tax ID # and has applied for Tax Exempt status.  Waiting IRS approval.
    Bank balance $6,543.73  -  Report approved.

Roger Dahl - Safety
    Reported no issues since last meeting.

Minutes - VP Mike W. read the minutes of the last meeting - Approved

Old Business:
    Pres Cohen reported the status of Senate Bill 71 is now dead.
    Brad Werneth gave an update on the MonsterFest 2013 event.  He reported that contacts with sponsors is "bearing fruit".  Aerobeez will provide a 50cc and 30cc ARF as prizes.  He read off a list of hobby shops and vendors who plan to participate and promote the event.
    Brad Werneth reported that he has completed the AMA training to be a Contest Director.  He showed his certificate.
    Brad Werneth mentioned the Creswell Swap Meet will be at the Irvington Grange on 11 MAY.  ERCA will have a table there.
    Brad Werneth reported that an extra portable toilet from Above All Sanitation would be $64 a month.  The membership agreed to start with one standard before the Memorial Day fun fly.
    Brad Werneth told about the Pilot Registration thru RC Flight Deck for the MonsterFest event.

New Business:
    Pres Cohen proposed Constitution and Bylaw amendments. - Proposal to be further discussed. Tabled for a vote at the June meeting.
    Pres Cohen proposed a search to replace Doug McWha who will be stepping down after this year as grounds keeper and field maintenance.
    Brad Werneth reported that ERCA has been invited back to display at the Eugene Air Museum event Saturday, June 8th, Noon to 5pm.  Volunteers needed.
    Pres Cohen - Work party Saturday, April 27th to do spring cleaning and maintenance of the field.  BBQ by AL following was approved.
Minutes of ERCA meeting April 22, 2013  continued:

New business continued:
    Brad Werneth presented a site plan for the proposal to improve areas of the field used as pits by larger aircraft pilots.  Rather than building concrete pads, the plan is to prepare and fill the areas with lawn mix soil and seed to improve the existing rough, hard and clumpy grass.  Started now, would make the areas ready for the event season.
    Motion was made and seconded to approve $1,000.00 to proceed and purchase soil and seed.
    Brad Werneth showed a site plan for the placement of field tables to improve safety and organization.  The proposed arrangement will be tried and evaluated during the April 27th work party.

Show and Tell  -  None this month

50/50 Raffle - $14 pot split with winner Mike Guidero.

Meeting adjourned at 9:15pm

Respectfully submitted,

AL Barrington
Sec/Treas, ERCA

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Eugene RC Aeronauts

Minutes from the May 29, 2013 Meeting

Called to order 7:00pm
15 members were present including President Mickey Cohen, VP Mike Winklepleck , Secretary/Treasurer AL Barrington.

Pres Cohen called for and welcomed members, guests and visitors.  None were present.

Announcements:
    Pres Cohen reminded the membership about the ongoing canned food drive to support Food for Lane County.

Secretary / Treasurer Report -  Al Barrington Reported
    Next meeting will be Tuesday June 25th at the field.
    ERCA membership is currently at 80.
    Reminded all members to check the clubhouse wall for their ID badges.
    ERCA's application for IRS Tax Exempt status is pending approval.  IRS sent notice that we should see the determination or further action within 90 days.
    Bank balance $6,233.60  -  Report approved.

Safety  -  No report, no officers present.
    Members present discussed issues regarding taxiing from the pits, call-out procedures and rule enforcement.
    President Cohen explained the safety rationale for keeping the grass cut near the pilot stations to prevent pilot injury.
    Mel Graham suggested pilots to have a spotter whenever possible.
    President Cohen repeated the need to post the new rules sign.

Minutes of last meeting - not present but referred to in brief from memory and notes.

Events: - Brad Werneth
    Gave an update on the progress of the MonsterFest 2013 event. 
    Mentioned a new web site that Mike Winklepleck is working on; ThrasherRC.com
    Mentioned the ERCA Swap and Fly coming up on 29 JUN, MonsterFest 17-18 AUG and LaborDay fun fly.
    Encouraged members to do the Pilot Registration thru RC Flight Deck for the MonsterFest event.

Old Business:
    President Cohen gave a report on the results of the April 27th field work party and discussed new flooring carpet for the clubhouse.
    Brad Werneth gave an update on progress of the proposed Big Bird pits area.  It has been decided to go ahead with three 6 x 10 foot concrete pads with incorporated restraints.  He has arranged the setting of the forms to be donated by a friend, Jeff Hatton, also a professional in this area.  Concrete finishing is being negotiated with one of Mr Hatton's employees.  There will be a work day to prepare the ground on Friday May 31 at 0830.
    John Byrne agreed to do the painting of the clubhouse when we can arrange a power source to run his compressor.
    President Cohen gave a printed proposal of planned changes to the ERCA constitution.  An online voting process was discussed.

Minutes of ERCA meeting May 29th, 2013  continued:

Old Business continued:
    President Cohen discussed moving ahead on getting new ERCA hats, T-shirts and other merchandise in time for upcoming events.
     Brad Werneth passed around a volunteer signup sheet for the ERCA display at the Eugene Air Museum event Saturday, June 8th, Noon to 5pm.

New Business:  None presented

Show and Tell  -  Brad Werneth showed his Yak-54 profile by Valley View RC.

50/50 Raffle - Won by AL Barrington who donated the whole $5 jackpot to the ERCA treasury.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45pm

Respectfully submitted,

AL Barrington
Sec/Treas, ERCA

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Eugene RC Aeronauts

Minutes from the June 25, 2013 Meeting

Called to order 7:04pm,  Location: Field

20 members were present including:
President Mickey Cohen, VP Mike Winklepleck, Secretary/Treasurer AL Barrington

Pres Cohen called for and welcomed guests and visitors.  None were present.

Announcements:
    President Cohen reminded the membership of our drive to support Food for Lane County.
    President Cohen noted the results of the recent field improvement projects and expressed gratitude to all members involved.

Secretary / Treasurer Report -  Al Barrington reported:
    Next meeting will be Tuesday July 23rd at the field.
    ERCA membership is currently at 81.
    Reminded all members to check the clubhouse wall for their ID badges.
    ERCA's application for IRS Tax Exempt status is still pending approval.
    Bank balance $5,697.38  -  Report approved.

Safety  -  Coordinator Roger Dahl reported:
    Addition of chalk lines to the field marking runway safety boundaries.
    Discussed use of fire extinguisher in view of the increased fire potential.
    President Cohen proposed we have a lighter weight water container than the current 5 gallon.

Minutes of last meeting - read by Vice President Winklepleck - Approved

Events: - Brad Werneth
    Mentioned the ERCA Swap and Fly coming up on Saturday 29 JUN.  He outlined the plan for the event and confirmed members to assist. - Discussed prizes.
    Gave an update on the progress of the MonsterFest 2013 event.

Old Business:
    Brad Werneth brought some of the new club logo branded hats for sale and reported on more promotional merchandise that will be available soon.
    President Cohen - Presented the proposed Constitution and By Laws changes - A vote of the members present was taken and combined with the online forum votes. - All changes were approved.

New Business: 
    President Cohen presented a list of members to be appointed to the Board of Directors.  The members present voted to approve:  Frank Blain, Mel Graham Sr., Brad Werneth,                Mike Burgess, and himself by default to the board.
    Frank Blain suggested we tape off the areas planted with new grass until it gets established.
    Robert Morris Jr. suggested we have an ADA approved restroom at the field especially during events.  Brad Werneth is planning to have one at the Monster Fest.
    Roger Dahl suggested we approach Harrisburg High School to acquire their unused equipment for marking field safety boundary lines.  Members agreed. He will follow up.
    President Cohen asked members for more participation in the new online forum.

Minutes of ERCA meeting June 25, 2013  continued:

Show and Tell - None this meeting.

50/50 Raffle - None this meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:37pm

Respectfully submitted,

AL Barrington
Sec/Treas, ERCA



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ERCA Meeting Minutes July 23, 2013

Called to order 7:00pm,  Location: Field

18 members were present including:
President Mickey Cohen, and Secretary/Treasurer AL Barrington

Announcements:  None

Secretary / Treasurer Report -  AL Barrington:
    Welcomed new or prospective members, visitors and guests.
    Next meeting will be Tuesday August 27th, at the field.
    ERCA membership is currently at 84.
    Reminded all members to check the clubhouse wall for their ID badges.
    ERCA's application for IRS Tax Exempt status is still pending approval.
    Noted receipt of Oregon State registration number under the Charitable Trust and corporation Act, along with annual filing requirements and rules regarding holding fund raising raffles requiring the tax exempt status and a gambling license.
    Bank balance $4,848.33  -  Report approved.

Minutes of last meeting - read by AL Barrington - Approved

Safety  -  Coordinator Roger Dahl reported:
    Reminder to members about smoking rule and fire hazard.
    Mentioned boundary lines and the need for an inexpensive source for the required lime to mark the lines.  He is looking into a cheaper, more effective alternative method of marking the lines.
    President Cohen explained his variance of the "no pets" at the field rule.
    He requested members go easy on "ribbing" of pilots while they are flying.
    Reminded members who are last to leave the field do a walk-around to make sure equipment is     put away and all is secure before leaving.
   
Events: - Brad Werneth
    Gave an update on the progress of the Monster Fest 2013 event.  More sponsors are coming on board offering prizes.  A list of expected prizes was read.  The members who signed up to help were verified of those present.
    Mentioned we will put on a static display at the opening of the new movie "Airplanes" at the VRC Regal theater, the weekend before the Monster Fest.

Old Business:
    Frank Blain told he has arranged to have an excavator, tractor and tiller available to work the ground for the new North/South runway.
    President Cohen announced the decision to not have an ADA restroom for events due to expense.
    President Cohen announced the end of our Food for Lane County campaign following the Monster Fest.  He reported 69 pounds in total food donations.
 
Minutes of ERCA meeting July 23, 2013  continued:

New Business: 
    New members, David and Conner Wilson, voted on and approved.
    Jim Corbett reported on progress of the solar power station expansion.
    Roger Dahl proposed a Heli-Pad for the field to prevent grass damage from fuel exhaust.  Members decided to incorporate one into the pending new runway addition.  NOTAM to follow.
    President Cohen announced a new meeting place for 2014.  In view of the loss of our current arrangement with EWEB, Brad Werneth has graciously offered the use of his office space at 4th & Lincoln in Eugene.

Show and Tell - None this meeting.
50/50 Raffle - None this meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:05pm in time for members to get in about an hour of prime flying.
Respectfully submitted,

AL Barrington
Sec/Treas, ERCA



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