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wlliam kortens 920.984.3613 • derek schulz 920.428.0666 • david mcnichols 920.250.3145
brian laedtke 920.538.3149 •
steve knorr 920.986.3276 • pat van straten 920.986.3690 •
 alan van straten 920.986.3421

March 2020

Shiocton Flyers Club General Membership Meeting, February 19, 2020.  

Members Present: Pat Van Straten, Bill Kortens, Al Van Straten, Tracy Hooyman, Randy Conradt, Steve Knorr, Dennis Carew, Rick Drath, Greg Volkman, Derek Schulz, Brian Laedtke.

President Kortens called the first business meeting of the new year to order at 1906.

A motion was made to approve the November 2019 minutes.

Dave then gave the Treasurer’s Report. (Just a reminder on finances, you must attend the meetings to get the ‘Full Monty’ of the Treasurer’s report.) Dave reported that all bills, taxes and most of the 2020 dues had been paid. The Treasurer’s report was approved as read. We also discussed moving some money from the checking account to CD’s. As we incur no penalties for early withdrawal in case we would need some $$$, a motion was made and seconded to take out 3 additional CD’s in addition to what we now have.

Bill Kortens gave a quick review of 2019 -

Progress with the 501(C)(3) has been slow.
Terrible weather.
Wet/soft/muddy runways for a large part of the year.

A Planning Committee was formed to look into the crystal ball and make long-term suggestions, of which 2 were implemented:
 1 Recommended raising rents & fees of the club as prices largely hadn’t changed in 20 years.
 2 Move forward with the 501(C)(3) changes.

The Hangar Committee accessed the drainage situation around some areas of the airport and some enhancements were made to hopefully correct some of the issues.

New 2020 Business:
There is tentatively a 501(C)(3) meeting scheduled right before the Annual Meeting to kick-start the process for this year. A proposed set of By-Laws have been written but right now we need to get together and suggest/make changes. Bill Kortens is going to talk to an accountant and an attorney to make sure we’re on the right path with this process.

Mower Maintenance:
  The 2 small mowers had their oils changed in early December on one of those 50º days before being put to bed for winter. Come March we’ll see about waking them up again.

The State audited the Ruff Fish’s raffle last year. We have a minimum age of 18 printed on our raffle tickets as we do the guns so we should probably be good with that. Just need to make sure a ticket buyer isn’t a day short of 18 when we sell to them.

The local schools have the info and application for the 2020 Scholarship but so far no nibbles.

Fly-in Sponsor Run, February 29th at noon.
This is when we visit sponsors (bars) that donate, sell raffle tickets, etc. We’ll meet at noon in the River Rail parking lot and carpool to the Bear’s Den in Clintonville. From there to The Launching Pad in Shawano (we didn’t quite get there last year). Maybe we’ll get to Damn Yankees on the way back but we’ll finish at Muddy Waters. This was a hoot last year and more club members need to do this.

Fly-in Business:
Steve & Tracy will look into what he have for bands. The band that played the past couple Saturday afternoons are looking to hang up their tambourines.
Also, its not too early to think about the raffle ticket. Donations are already trickling in.

Election Business:
The Board terms of Steve Knorr and Derek Schulz expire next month.

The floor was opened for nominations and the names of Steve Knorr, Derek Schulz and Dennis Carew were nominated. When no further names were nominated, the nominations were closed and therefore the names of Steve Knorr, Derek Schulz and Dennis Carew will be placed on the 2020 SFC ballot.

Those that are in arrears as of the February meeting will receive another invoice with this newsletter. Its our goal to keep everyone current & paid up so that they can vote.

The Legal stuff: As so noted in Article III Section 6 of the By-Laws, you must have been a member for one (1) year and your dues must be paid and current to be eligible to vote. If you need a copy of the By-Laws, let me know and I’ll get a copy out to you.

For those receiving their newsletter by mail, a ballot and return envelope will be included with this newsletter. You will receive as many ballots as are names on your mailing label. Please sign the back of the return envelope and mail your ballot(s) so that its received by Tuesday, March 17th. Your envelope and ballot will be separated before counting to preserve your privacy. If you have not been a member for at least one full year, you will not receive a ballot.

For those that receive email notices of the newsletter, your ballot will be sent to you under a separate email. Please return your electronic vote by noon on Wednesday, March 18th. And once again, your name will be deleted from the email header to preserve your privacy.

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Shiocton Flyers Club will be held on Wednesday, March 18th at 19:00 (7pm) at the River Rail Bar, N5547 State Road 76, Shiocton.

A motion was made and seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 1951.

Rick Drath won the pot-o-cash with his lucky 7 of diamonds.