November 2020 Meeting Minutes


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Monthly Meeting Minutes for December 10, 2019
By Ralph Doyle, Secretary

President Ralph Grant: Meeting called to order at 7:00pm. The president reviewed the items discussed at an officers meeting held December 2, 2019.

  1. Explanation of the bank transfer of funds to a bank more convenient.
  2. Update on PayPal and the process of easing members renewal options.
  3. Requested any member who has an idea for a article for the web site is encouraged to write something and submit it.
  4. Referring to item c above, the newsletter will be eliminated in favor of the web site. There is no reason to have two separate methods of informing the club of any activities.
  5. Ralph Grant is continuing his work updating the web site and encourages anyone to visit the site. Thanks to Paul Geders efforts, Ralph is currently adding about 17,000 photos to the gallery. 
  6. The event schedule was discussed and will be published on the web site. The president also appealed to the members for any suggestions for an event or activity that they, the members, may enthusiastically participate.


 13 members attended the meeting. There were no new faces in the place.

Secretary’s report:

Ralph Doyle, Secretary

Motion made, seconded and voted to accept the October meeting minutes as emailed and published on the Spirits web site. The link is located near the upper right of the web site home page. The club received the following communications:

      a: Zeke Remington of cub pack 677, Ellisville, Mo. (314-616-5671) is looking for one of our members to give a talk for 5-10 minutes on how planes fly and also show off any RC models they may like to bring. If anyone is interested, please give him a call.

      b: If you are interested in computerized magazines and aviation books there is a free catalog available at:

      c: The club received a financial request from the Western Carolina Radio Club asking for a donation to help them build a new field after losing their old field. The members voted this request down. However, if an individual wishes to donate anything to them, their email address is: 

Treasurer’s Report:

Steve Cross, Treasurer

The treasurer’s report was passed out at the meeting and there were no corrections. As stated above, the bank transfers have been made and the taxes and bills have been paid.

Field Committee Report:

Dave Brown, Field Committee Chairman

Dave Brown has accepted the Field Committee Chairmanship. There were no reports concerning the field.

Safety Committee Report: Several members are flying from the pit area. All flying should be done from the pilots stations

Membership Chairman’s Report

Ralph Doyle, membership Chairman

Ralph Grant is working hard to implement an on-line membership renewal process where you can renew using a VISA or PAY-PAL account. In the mean time, if you want to renew your club membership BEFORE the end of the year, you can go to the web site and download the members’ application and mail it to me (or email it if you choose that version. You still need to mail me a check) Remember you MAY NOT FLY after the first of the year if you have not renewed your AMA membership. There is a very good reason for this: You are not covered by AMA insurance and that is one of the requirements that you, as a member, need to meet.  If you plan on flying after January 1st, 2020 you will also need a NEW red club membership card. 

Old Business:

There was no old business.

New Business:


The next event at the field is the FROZEN THUMB January 1st, 2020 fly-in. Check out the flyer on the web site.

Paul Geders presented versions of the F-35 II and F-35 III. One can readily see the differences in design. Steve Ramonczuk also brought a Banana Hobby’s version of the YF-23 “Black Widow” two 70mm motors power this bird which should really make it a screamer in the air.


  • Been flying R/C since 1993. Building balsa airplanes since I was a kid. I love warbirds, aerobats, and just about anything that will fly.

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