Officers Present: Rick Michelena (President) John Pief (Vice-President) Terry Maruska (Secretary) Randy Sweeten (Treasurer) Dick Ware, Alex Herz (Safety officers) LLyod Seed (Field Marshall)
Members Present 22 members
President Michelena opened the meeting at 6:55 P.M.
The minutes of the previous meeting have been emailed to all club members. The minutes are accepted as posted with no changes or additions.
Randy Sweeten in the form of a handout gave the Treasurer's Report. Motion to accept the report as given by Randy Sweeten and accepted by members present.
The Officer nominees for next year 2014 are as follow:
For President Mario Rivas and Julio Madrigal. Alex Herz requested to close the nominations for President. For Vice-President John Pief and Alex Herz. A motion by made by Randy Sweeten to close the nominations. For Treasurer Randy Sweeten will run unopposed for treasurer. For Secretary Terry Maruska also unopposed for the office of secretary. For Safety Officer Dick Ware and Alex Herz. Jim Jamieson made motion to close nominations for Safety Officer. For Field Marshall LLyod Seed also running unopposed. Written ballots will be provided for January elections of officers.
The Bylaws committee members of Carl Bevers, Dick Ware, Alex Herz and Terry Maruska have presented revised bylaws for the club approval. Carl Bevers distributed copies of the bylaws to all members present. Carl Bevers went over all the changes to the old bylaws and what the new bylaws will read once approved. Discussions were had to the new changes and President Michelena recommended the membership vote on the new bylaws this meeting. By a show of hands the majority of the members approved the bylaws and with few against the approval. The new bylaws will be emailed to the membership and posted online on our web site. The new bylaws are now effect as of this meeting date December 2, 2013.
Dick Ware said the Air Show in January has been sanctioned by AMA as Class C Air Show.
$10 meal and Landing fee for pilots with gift cards for $30 (2) and one card from Texas Roadhouse to be given at air show in a raffle. We also bought 2 gift cards from the Texas Roadhouse for $30 each. In the January meeting Dick Ware will raffle off 1 gift card.If the January 18, 2014 is a no go, then the backup date is February 1, 2014.
Smash club will have fun fly on February 14 and 15, 2014 at Rio Hondo field. We welcome to attend this fun fly.
LLyod Seed will look into obtaining new shirts and hats. Rick Michelena said the cost for shirts should be about $18 and for hats $10-11. Rick Michelana has talked to RGV embroidery about making shirts and hats for our club. Rick Michelena proposed prepaying for some hats and shirts to keep the cost down. For 10 shirts and hats so we don't have to handle an inventory.
The tractor is in for repairs and should be ready this week when the parts arrive.
Please renew your AMA membership by January 2014 as the gate code will be changed.
The application for your membership has the club rules on it and Rick Michelena reviewed these rules with the members.
Dick Ware mentioned for copters the fly time would be 10 minutes for each hour at the fun fly. Carl Bevers said he has enjoyed flying with RGV flyers at our field.
Motion to adjourned at 7:50 P.M.