TCRCM Membership Meeting on Wednesday February 17, 2016, at Rosy's Diner in Richland from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Hope this all finds you ready to start the new flying season with all of your winter projects completed--right??? I know this is a bit optimistic and I am the first to admit that my winter projects are not done yet. An agenda item at the meeting is to show-and-tell your winter projects so if you can please bring them to the meeting.
This is our first meeting of the year that means a number of decisions and actions need to get put in motion so we are not behind the 8-Ball when the flying weather comes to us. Besides getting the field and irrigation ready to use we also have events which need planning and communication. Our first event this year is the Easter Egg Drop on April 2, 2016 which has been fun to both watch and participate in. Be sure to put it on your calendars.
I'm sure you have all seen the recent emails from AMA about developing legislation to reign in the FAA that preserves the ability for us to enjoy our hobby and also satisfies the protection intent of the FAAs desires. The FAA really kicked this out without thinking it through and also assumed authority that it was never intended to have. The AMA is doing a very good job in both trying to recover from the emotional impacts and is also working within the political/legal systems to put in place practical long term solutions. We may get asked again to support their efforts by submitting various types of communication and/or provide some outreach efforts (similar to what Brett did for KVEW and the club did at the Reach Museum). One thing for sure is that the word "DRONE" has become a household term.
Another couple of things. For those of you that know Monty Stratton he is now in an Assisted-Living Facility in Richland. I will have contact information at the meeting.
The club has some changes in officers over the winter and we are in need of both a Vice President and a Secretary. The responsibilities for these positions in described in our Bylaws with are on our web site.
We also have a number of members that have not renewed their membership. You can just mail it to Doug Larson at 101 Cottonwood in Richland if you wish.
That is if for now and look forward to seeing you all at the meeting on Wednesday.