Club Meeting Report for October 6th, 2023

Meeting opened 7:30 pm – President Marcellino Presiding

Attendance: (12) members & (0) guests


1. Golf Club outing was 10/1. There were three foursomes and great weather. Thanks to Al Brose for organizing. 

2.  Fun Fly #5 Make-up; Poker and Hands Up. Thanks to Kevin Peterson for organizing. 

3.  42nd Annual CRCM Swap and Shop will be 11/4

  • Flyers have been sent
  • Club members are encouraged to share details with other clubs.
  • Volunteers are needed for setup and teardown.
  • There will be a 50/50 raffle and concessions help needed 
  • Thanks to Joe S. for organizing event.

4. CRCM Club Banquet will be 11/11. Marcellino will be sending out a survey to get a head count. 

5.  The estate of Ed Bywalec has donated $1,000 to CRCM. CRCM greatly appreciates this generous gift and the thoughtfulness of Ed. Ed is and will always be missed greatly by his friends at CRCM.

Minutes of the September meeting was unavailable due to meeting cancellation.

Treasury Report: Given by Treasurer Kevin Peterson and accepted ($7,172.83 Total).

Guests:  None.

Committee Reports: None.

New Business: 1) Ray Donati suggested for subsequent Big Bird / Picnics that non club members be required to pay to eat at the Picnic. This will help defray the cost of the Picnic as it becomes more expensive (and a loss financially) to the Club each year. After discussion, Marcellino tabled the issue for further discussion at a later date, 2) Brian D. suggested for subsequent Big Bird / Picnics, a sign be made to let people know the field is closed for flying due to the permitted event. Brian D. will look into creating a sign, 3) Marcellino, in light of Ed Bywalec’s donation to the club, brought up again the idea of installing memorial plaques on the impound station in remembrance of past club members. Ed Kamm volunteered to look into fabricating the plaques. 

Old Business:  Jim Collins needed to resubmit to the FAA for FRIA status for the fourth time. We should hear something soon about CRCM’s FRIA status. 

Tips and Tricks:  None.

Model of the Month: Dana Berry – Sig Kavalier

Raffle: Conducted by Jim Collins;  White Ticket $65.00 prize: Bob Carroll

Auction: Marcellino B. won the donated Parrott X-Wing drone for $20. 

Special Mentions: 

1) Bob Carroll stated he is selling his large E-Flite P-51 Mustang for $300 and also eight (various types) helicopters for $700. Please contact Bob Carroll for more information.

2) It was noted that Al Brose’s wife is now in hospice. Anyone wanting to reach out to Al Brose is encouraged to do so in this time of great saddness. CRCM’s thoughts and prayers are with Al, his wife and family. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.