Next meeting is October 10, 2017 at the field. Regular meeting at 6:30 pm with Board meeting to follow.
Tiffin Ohio R/C Modelers
August General Meeting Minutes-8/8/17Meeting Called To Order-6:30 pm at Lynn Cole Field, Tiffin.
Board Members Present- Jim Hawkins, Joe Sheak, Jerry Bower, Ryan Upton, Dave Richards. Absent-Matt Leibengood, Dave Gierhart. Members Present-8
Secretaries Report from July Meeting Minutes- Presented by Joe Sheak. Motion to approve minutes as read. 1st-Jim Hawkins, 2nd-Charlie Gaitros. Motion passed.
Treasurers Report-Presented by Jim Hawkins. Motion to approve treasurer's report as read. 1st
-Joe Sheak, 2nd-Jerry Bower. Motion passed.
Library Day- Joe Sheak will chair this event during the 2018 season. More details to come.
Raffle-The airplane raffle will take place at the August fly-in whether all the tickets have been sold or
not. Two of the three aircraft were donated, so we will make some profit despite not having all the
GeoTech Runway-More discussion held on this topic. It is not that expensive to purchase, but would
take some effort on the part of the club members to install.
August Fly-In-Matt Leibengood is the CD for the "Heart of Ohio" event at our field. Possible hot air
balloon launch-Jim Hawkins will find out. Ryan Upton will do the pilot pictures again-turned out wellat previous fly-in-Walmart is the way to go for picture printing. Should we have some sort of give-away(food) for the pilots? Jim Hawkins donated pulled pork for the aftershow event on Saturday evening. Ryan Upton will cook on his smoker. Various club members are supplying other food for the event.
Gas Heater-Al Smith has donated a gas heater to replace the existing heater in the clubhouse. Thank
you Al!!! He also has a 14' jonboat for sale at $400. More discussion on this later.
Elections-Elections will take place at the October meeting. Offices available are secretary, treasurer,
field marshall. Get your names to Joe Sheak ASAP!
Float Fly-We will host a float fly on September 23, 2017 from 9am-2pm on our 11 acre lake.
Meeting Adjourned-7:20 pm. Motion to adjourn, 1st-Jerry Bower, 2nd-Charlie Gaitros. Motion Passed
NO BOARD MEETING THIS EVENING!
Tiffin Ohio R/C Modelers
July General Meeting Minutes-7/11/17Meeting Called To Order-6:30 pm at TORCM Field, Tiffin.
Board Members Present- Jim Hawkins, Joe Sheak, Jerry Bower, Dave Richards. Ryan Upton, Matt
Leibengood, Dave Gierhart-AbsentMembers Present-5
Secretaries Report from June Meeting Minutes- Presented by Joe Sheak. Motion to approve minutes as read. 1st-Jim Hawkins, 2nd-Dave Richards. Motion passed.
Treasurers Report-Presented by Jim Hawkins. Motion to approve as read. 1st-Joe Sheak, 2nd-Jerry Bower. Motion passed.
Library Day-Joe Sheak and Charlie Gaitros travelled to Westerville to check out the Library Day
sponsored by the WMAA at Dineen Field. Many kids and parents participated. Many club members
helped out with the day's activities which included, flight display, simulator training, buddy boxes with the kids and lunch for all who attended. The club members were very willing to talk to us about how they operate this educational and fun day for the area kids.
Stone for driveway-Joe Sheak contacted Larry Sieving to see about getting some stone hauled in to
repair some of the potholes in the driveway. Larry said he will take care of this project!
Bridge Repair-The bridge over the ditch is in need of some board replacements. Matt Leibengood and
Bernie Wilfong will take care of this before the July Tail Dunk Challenge.
Raffle Tickets-Sell, sell, sell!!!! Email reminder will be sent. Turn in cash or tickets ASAP!!
Geo-Tech Runway-Jim Hawkins put out the idea of perhaps someday, installing a geotech runway
surface at our field. Some discussion was held on this topic. Perhaps more discussion in the future.
Fly-In Update-Ryan Upton will take care of pictures for the pilots. This year, he is going to have them
developed at Wal-Mart to see how that works out, instead of setting up a printer, etc., at the field. Doing it this way may prove to be less of a hassle.
Meeting Adjourned-7:18 pm. Motion to adjourn, 1st-Jim Hawkins, 2nd-Jerry Bower. Motion Passed
BOARD MEETING-NO BOARD MEETING THIS EVENING!
Tiffin Ohio R/C Modelers
June General Meeting Minutes-6/13/17Meeting Called To Order-6:30 pm at Lynn Cole Field, Tiffin.
Board Members Present- Jim Hawkins, Joe Sheak, Matt Leibengood, Ryan Upton, Jerry Bower, Dave
Richards. Absent-Dave Gierhart. Members Present-6
Secretaries Report from May Meeting Minutes- Presented by Joe Sheak. Minutes will stand as read.
Treasurers Report-Presented by Jim Hawkins. Currently the club is solvent. Treasurer's report will stand as read.
Raffle Tickets- Let's get them sold. We are currently making a small profit due to the donations we
received for two of the prizes.
Library Day-This has been tabled for this year. Joe Sheak will look into more details so that we could
perhaps try it next year.
Tiffin Mayor Meeting-No update.
Fly-In- July 15-16. Set-up will be the day before. We need the help of the membership. It was also
decided to spend the money to purchase the food license to play it safe. Ryan Upton will send out lettersto vendors to secure pilot prizes. The question was asked about spending money for large pilot prizes. Jim Hawkins and Joe Sheak said that they did not see that it was necessary. Group seemed to agree. Cal Kanan suggested we take pictures of the pilots. Club has done that in the past. Jim Hawkins will donate paper for this project. Ryan Upton will take care of this. Roy Davisson suggested that we mow the east end of the set-up area.
Frequency Interference- Dave Richards suggested that perhaps someone in the area of the field has
the capability of "jamming" our radio frequencies. There have been a number of crashes recently that
are unexplained. Discussion was held.
FAA Registration-Joe Sheak reported that it is no longer necessary for RC modelers to register with the FAA. This information was received from the AMA.
Jet Club at Fostoria-Ken Olsen has set-up a club for turbine only pilots at the Fostoria Airport. Many
rules to follow at this airport.
Stone for Driveway-Dave Richards suggested that we add some stone to the low spots in the driveway. Joe Sheak will check with Larry Seiving about this project.
Bridge Repair-It was reported that the bridge over the creek at the west end of the field is in need of
some replacement boards. Matt Leibengood said he had some lumber that he would donate.
Meeting Adjourned-7:22 pm. Motion to adjourn, 1st-Joe Sheak, 2nd-Jim Hawkins. Motion Passed
BOARD MEETING -No meeting tonight.
Tiffin Ohio R/C Modelers
May General Meeting Minutes-5/1/17Meeting Called To Order-6:30 pm at Lynn Cole Field, Tiffin.
Board Members Present-Matt Leibengood, Jim Hawkins, Joe Sheak, Jerry Bower. Absent- Ryan Upton, Dave Gierhart, Dave Richards. Additional Members Present-4
Secretaries Report from April Meeting Minutes- Presented by Joe Sheak. Minutes will stand as read.
Treasurers Report-Presented by Jim Hawkins. Minutes will stand as read.
Port-O-Potty- Was recently removed from the ditch and placed back in its upright position.
Library Day- Matt Leibengood reported on this item. Clyde library is open to the idea of helping us promote our club. Joe Sheak read a letter from the Westerville Club regarding their "Library Day" TORCM Members thought the idea was a good one to promote the activity with the area youth, but perhaps we should wait until next year so that we can make a more planned effort. We will check with Westerville when they hold their event.
Meeting with Tiffin Mayor-It has been difficult to schedule a meeting because of differing work schedules.
Raffle Tickets-We could use the help selling them!
Fostoria Airport-Ken Olsen and Gary Chudzinski flew at Fostoria Airport for their airport board. Board was impressed with the jets. The gentlemen are trying to start a jet club at the airport.
Fuel-Glo-fuel is available in the clubhouse for $20.00 per gallon
Meeting Adjourned-7:12 pm. Motion to adjourn, 1st-Joe Sheak, 2nd-Jim Hawkins. Motion Passed
*NO BOARD MEETING WAS HELD TONIGHT DUE TO THE LACK OF BUSINESS!
Tiffin Ohio R/C Modelers
March General Meeting Minutes-3/14/17
Board Members Present-Jim Hawkins, Matt Leibengood, Joe Sheak, Jerry Bower. Members Absent-Dave Gierhart, Dave Richards, Ryan Upton. Additional Members Present-4
Secretaries Report - Presented by Joe Sheak. Report will stand as read.
Treasurers Report-Presented by Jim Hawkins. Motion to approve as read. 1st-Ken Olsen, 2nd-Jerry Bower. Motion passed.
Tiffin Home Show-Light attendance at this year's show. Matt Leibengood thanks all those members
who helped at the booth. Thank you to Al Smith for the donation of the backdrop frame for our
display. Thanks to Joe Sheak for taking care of the signage.
Toledo Show-We will have a booth at this show. Matt Leibengood took care of getting the booth
manned for the three days of the show. Should be good exposure for our club. Ken Olsen and Joe
Sheak will go up to Seagate on Thursday to set-up the booth. Jerry Bower and Joe Sheak will take care of taking down the booth at the end of the show.
Fly-Ins-We will be hosting tow fly-ins this year. Sanctions for these fly-ins have been secured through the AMA. We need someone to get prizes for the events. It was suggested that we pare down the number of prizes that we give away. Fly-In dates are as follows: Tiffin Fun-Fly and Tail Dunk Challenge-July 15 & 16, 2017 Heart of Ohio R/C Extravaganza-August 26 & 27, 2017
Getting New Club Members-The age old question...HOW??? Much discussion. "Get the word out to
the public". "We are in a small county, so perhaps that is why we do not have more members". "We
need to reach out to the youth". "You don't need to belong to a club to fly thanks to drones and park
flyers". All valid comments. Several years back, Joe Sheak suggested having a Library Day similar to
the Westerville Club. This really draws in the young kids to the activity. TORCM members seemed to
like this idea this time around. Joe Sheak will take care of contacting the Westerville Club for more
information. Ken Olsen suggested that we reach out to the Tiffin Mayor as suggested by Brian Bennett. Mike Yost will take care of getting in contact with the mayor to set-up a meeting. Other club members have volunteered to assist Mike.
Meeting Adjourned-7:55 pm.
No Board Meeting this evening