2016-10-08 Board Meeting Minutes




DATE: OCT 8  23,  2016,  9:45 AM  - 1:351 AM

Presented by Kevin Greene - secretary to the board.

A scheduled meeting of the board of directors was held on the above date.   The following members of the board attended:

President:  Dan DeWeese

Vice President:  Steve Nowak

Treasurer:  Kevin Williams

Secretary:   Kevin Greene

Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes

Communications Director: Dave Hards

Site Director  Chris Hast

Safety Director  Dave Aldrich

Dusty Rhodes and Owen Morse attended as a guests of the board.


A Motion was made by Dan DeWeese to appoint Dave Aldrich as Safety Director.  The motion passed unanimously

Grass plan.

The grass area upgrade / maintenance & repair was discussed in detail.  A bid by TRUGEEN  obtained for the club by Kenny Westfall was presented by Dan DeWeese and discussed in detail and it was decided that such an intensive 5 yr contract was not needed at this time.  A motion by Dan Deweese to have volunteers R & R the 40 sprinkler heads and a $1000 budget for aeration and overseeding was provisionally approved.  The issue will be reviewed again at the Dec  BOD meeting.  The process will start with overseeding with fescue as soon as sprinkler heads serviced.

Summer months - old watering sys

The piping and storage infrastructure for the old  water distribution system which was mostly destroyed by fire was briefly discussed and tabled until a future date.

Expired Ranch cotract.

Dan DeWesse announced that this contract which expired in July was being reviewed for renewal with Owen Morse.   Terms for the renewal will be presented and reviewed at a later date.

Powerlines /PG safety ....Edison Co. communications.

The issue of powerline hazards to PG pilots was discussed in detail.  Dave Aldrich as safety director will develop signage alerting pilots to the hazard.   A motion was made and carried for Dan DeWeese to pursue  the installation of an apparatus to prevent pilots on a hazardous approach from striking the power lines.  It was approved with an initial budget of $1200.

Site intro video with hazards identified and site rules / protocols.

A motion was made and carried to form a sub committee chaired by Dave Aldrich to develop the script for a Point of The Mount ( UT) type site intro / safety video.  The target date for the completion the project  of May 2017 as suggested.  The project will be addressed again at the Dec  BOD meeting.

PG parachute deployment training apparatus.

A motion was made and carried for Steve Nowak and Jeff Boehler to pursue the refit and installation of this donated apparatus with a budget of $250.

Other Items.

A motion was made and carried for Kevin Williams to spend $500 for grading and gravel etc supplies to complete the approach to the new HG storage unit.

A financial operations report was submitted by Kevin Williams.

Kevin Greene's duties as club secretary were changed to a purely volunteer position.

Dave Aldrich emphasized that all pilots launching Crestline should absolutely clear all spectators from any locations forward or down hill from the launch point with particular emphasis on the rock piles below that seem to be magnets for  visitors, family and local watchers.   This is for their own safety should the launching pilot have difficulties with their launch.

Recap last year’s projects.

Security cameras, flagpole,  barbeque structure, Internet tower and WIFI, windsocks, additional porta potty, concrete slabs for the HG storage bins and an added unit, AC and insulation for the clubhouse digital equipment room,  weather station, website updates.


Dave Aldrich for this task is a superb choice, honestly.

But please, PLEASE, put this video to the usual cheesy vaguely-80s informational video music...so that it is truly an informational video. The background music should always get suddenly louder when the narration pauses or stops. Then get quieter when the narration resumes even though you can kinda still hear the guitar wailing away.

Wardrobe should be distractingly outdated and everyone in the video has either a mullet or a shag haircut, depending if they are a dude or a lady, respectively. Corny dialogue quips are a mandate but at this point will practically write themself.

People everywhere should agreee, that this truly and unmistakably is an informational video.

A good start, but you left out:

16mm film aspect ratio. It should be black and white. A countdown leader with beeps. There should be simulated film scratches.  At least one of the cuts, or maybe the end, should simulate the film breaking and burning.

There should be at least one mention of the turbo encabulator.

I wonder if we could get a car club to fill up the parking lot with shiny old cars?

Tim, that's the really really old school informational video. For that, besides everything you mentioned, the narrator would need to have that 40\50s broadcaster accent i don't believe there is anyone in the world who can do that anymore. The arrangement is orchestral and definitely no electric guitar. Wardrobe is simple: suit and tie on everyone - even the pilots. Pilots might go without a coat for risque factor, but they definitely need a tie.

But you get it, and we are on the same page.

This is why you don't do design-by-committee

it was the mullet part that killed it, huh