Notes regarding the
July 5th 2005 126 Annual meeting 1-26
Moriarty Contest day 6 was cancelled this date due to
weather and all members present agreed to move up the annual meeting. President called the meeting to order, the
following are the highlights of the meetings business. Neal Palmquist kept
All pilots and crews involved in the contest were in
A reminder to
everyone that the SSA convention would be held in Dallas next year and
encouraged the 1-26 members present to attend. We plan to have another meeting
at the convention to determine status on projects.
Bob Hurni for Lisa Sergeant reported on the financial status
of the organization.
Norm Miller presented an Idea of increasing membership
through current members sponsoring their local Nonmember 1-26 pilots. At $15.00 a year, the current membership
could make this affordable donation, and even if retention rates were 50% this
could produce a significant increase in new members. In the next newsletter we
will address a gift membership. This is for that 126 pilot you know at the club
that is not a member. I feel that a $10 guest membership fee would get in a few
new members. If only half of us do it we would get 100 new members.
Bill Vickland suggested reinstating the membership renewal
letters as a means to encourage timely renewals and improve retention.
Craig Loomiller, has volunteered to take over as Newsletter
Editor. He has previous experience with
other club newsletters. “Way to go
Craig!” We determined that a quarterly newsletter would be the new plan. Look
for the first letter to come out in late Oct. 2005.
Kevin and Tammy Anderson have volunteered to update the Log
information and Publishing. “Yeah
Kevin and Tammy!”
Norm Miller has requested Steve Graves work with Bob Hurni
to Expand the club officers understanding of the organizations Finances. Steve has recently retired from a corporate
career in Banking Finance world and brings extensive knowledge and patience to
your club leaders. This group will be made up of Bob Hurni, Steve Graves and
Norm Miller has been soliciting suggestions that would
improve our club communications, such as Web site enhancements, “blogging” and
electronic newsletter archives, on line sweepstake postings etc.. Pete Vredenburg put forth a motion that the
organization approve monetary expenditures toward these enhancements. Bob von Hellens amended the motion to put a
$500 cap. The amended motion was 2nd
by Bob Hurni and passed by the members present.
2006 Site of 1-26 Champs will be Parowan Utah, Tom Presssly
showed photos of a recent contest at this site and discussion was had regarding
the sites strengths and “Challenges”.
In addition to Oxygen, ELTs may be required. At the present time the
managers are Del Blomquist and George Powell, Scorekeeper om Pressley and CD
still waiting final approval Dick Mockler.
2007 Site of 1-26 Champs will likely by Chilhowee
Tennessee. Check out web site www.Chilhowee.com Kevin and Tammie will be
helping with this contest. Its their
Marvin Willis requested submittals for 1-26 Kicks to Soaring
Kevin Ford talked about some of last years great 1-26
Bob Hurni talked of the Gila AZ. 1-26 Rendezvous six 1-26’s
participated and a great Flying was had by all. Big Mammas Salad and Big Bowl
of Chili is reason enough to consider adding this to your April flying next
year. If interested contact Bob Hurni
for more details.
Thanked Kevin Ford for his great web site and Norm Miller for his
leadership and support he provided during the planning for this years Moriarty
Bob Hurni made a motion and was 2nd by Pete
Vredenburg that the president establish a Bylaws review committee, Motion was
passed. Norm Miller appointed Bill
Vickland to head the committee other will be appointed in due time.
Motion was made that the meeting be closed and everyone
broke up to enjoy the rest day.
Taks for 2005… Hopefully
to be completed for the Feb 2006 meeting if not sooner