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September 05 meeting minutes

September 29, 2005

Following are the meeting minutes from the September meeting, it was a short meeting with little to cover, so the notes will be short. On the other hand, it gave us a lot of time to jabber.

In attendance;
Ray Stoner
Rich Maes
David Glass
Matt Vanderlip
Michael Vanderlip
Charla Davidson
Krys Davidson
Lou Bragg
Bob Yanecek

Meeting business;
The request from Washington Aerospace to bring fire extinguishers to the Mansfield launch on October 22 and 23 was approved.

Weed wackers and rakes should be brought to the October 8th SPARC launch to continue with launch site preparation. Some clearing of the high power pads is in order.

The Mansfield launch is to be held on the 22nd and 23rd of October. The plan is to fly the club project on one of those dates. The plan is also to have a preparation "party" to have the bird fully ready to go upon arrival at Mansfield. Charges and igniters are already built, but need to be installed. Recovery system needs to be packed for flight. Motors are assembled, but closures need to be tightened and motors installed for flight.

The Club launch hotline is inactive, or non-functional, the idea of a pay as you go cell phone as the club launch hotline was proposed. Ray Stoner will determine the cost of doing this and report back at the next meeting. Benefits of the pay as you go system are; no monthly fees, you only pay for the minutes you use, a voice message can be updated via a regular land line to provide updates on an ongoing basis, and it can be carried to the launch site on launch days so that people can talk to a live person to determine if there is a launch taking place.

Treasury report:
Collected launch fees and donations amount to $12.31 for the September launch.
Current balance is $424.76
Paid out in the last month - Paid for new club rails ~$140
Port-a-potty fees have not arrived, but are expected.

Posted by ray at September 29, 2005 4:30 PM


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