2012 has been a very busy and exciting year for the Club.
- The first active Board for the Club.
- New and improved equipment at ROGO Field.
- Exponential increase in membership adding diversity. Many enjoying the challenge of converting from gas power to electric.
- Experimental social and flying firsts such as Mini Fun Flys and Pilots Meetings.
- Increased emphasis on Float Flying.
- A brand new website that became a winning sensation over night.
- Un-precedented MAAC Politics that became a distraction to the Board and the club.
Special Events covers any event The Board organizes that brings the membership together, The Board believes implicitly in the Club’s Motto Fun – Safety – Courtesy. Different aspects of the hobby mean fun to different members and the Board has tried to provide a variety of activities to accommodate all members. Primarily it is the social interaction that most enjoy. That is why our events have a high social content.
This past year began, for me, last December with a very different and successful Christmas Party. The Mini Fun Fly concept seems to be enjoyed by most members and all were well attended this year. I took note of some member driven events and intend to include them in next year’s schedule. I had a poll to find what events the members like and this will result in some new events in 2013. You will get an advance copy of the events schedule at the November Pilot’s Meeting before it is posted on the web site.
Events in 2012.
Multiple work parties to improve the flying experience and access to the ROGO Field.
- Warbirds Day.
- Jets Day.
- Annual Two Day Fun Fly.
- Skills Challenge.
- Float Fly with Rob Pike.
- Pilot’s Meetings.
One very important event is coming shortly. The AGM and Christmas Party. This will be held on December 7th at the Three Monkeys. We have some business to get out of the way and to facilitate this we will post all relevant documents and reports on the web site so you may read them in advance. I hope this will be a trend for future business meetings as I hate long drawn out meetings. We will present, for your approval, a set of By-Laws and a Policy and Procedure Manual. We need to have these approved as we have to supply copies to the Ontario Government as part of our compliance with the Incorporation Regulations. We will also elect a Board of Directors for a two year term. Nomination Forms and Proxy Forms will be sent to each member.
I would like to close by thanking all the members who volunteered their services during our events. This relieved me of a lot of pressure and made each event a pleasant experience for me. I know if I tried to name you all I would miss some one. Suffice it to say you all know who you are and you have my gratitude for stepping up when you saw a gap that needed filling. I am especially grateful to the Board members who were always first in line to volunteer. Three people who are not Board members but who deserve special mention are Ben Feist, Mike Hazelton and Frank van Beurden. Your support for the club and its ideals is inspirational. It is my honour and pleasure to be your Special Events Coordinator.
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