From the desk of the Prez
Sunday October 22, 2017

HEADLINING: Club meetings on the last Thursday each month (Except Nov & Dec) at 8 PM in the Monroe First Aid Squad Building, 47 Monmouth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ. Directions

BREAKING NEWS
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Hey, Hey Folks,

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to making the Tri County RC Club the “Best in the Universe”. 2015 was an amazing year for us, and with some of the upcoming events and plans for the club and field, 2016 could be even greater. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Tri County RC club

Proposed amendments to the club Constitution & Bylaws

Bylaw Changes

 

ARTICLE 9 - Qualifications for membership

Section 8. Membership limit. A maximum of 100 members will be allowed into the club.

Modelers wishing to apply after the cap is met will be added to a queuing list that will be reviewed and updated annually.

 

Change to read:

Section 8. Membership limit. A maximum of 150 members will be allowed into the club.

Modelers wishing to apply after the cap is met will be added to a queuing list that will be reviewed and updated annually. As club, field and or any other limiting factors may arise, the executive board may adjust the membership cap as needed.  

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ARTICLE 9 - Qualifications for membership

Section 3. Each new member must hold a valid Open AMA Membership and show proof of same to the Secretary and Treasurer before a Club membership card and flying permit are issued.

 

Change to read:

Section 3. Each new member must hold a valid Open AMA Membership and show proof of same to the Secretary and Treasurer before a Club membership card is issued. All new members are automatically classified as students and may not have use of club airfield(s) without an instructor present until passing a club approved pilot proficiency test witnessed by two club instructors. Pilot proficiency tests include, fixed wing, helicopter, multi-rotor and all FPV aircraft. 

 

 

 

Constitution Changes

 

ARTICLE 3 – Membership

Section 1. All persons shall be eligible for membership in the Tri-County Radio Control Club, provided that they meet qualifications prescribed by this Club and the Academy of Model Aeronautics, hold an individual flier's license issued by the AMA, and comply with the current requirements of the FCC

 

Change to read:

Section 1. All persons shall be eligible for membership in the Tri-County Radio Control Club, provided that they meet qualifications prescribed by this Club and the Academy of Model Aeronautics, hold an individual flier's license issued by the AMA, and comply with the current requirements of the FAA and FCC.

 

Hey Everyone,

  I did not think the club could do better than we did in 2014 but TCRC has had an amazing year between improvements and enhancements to the Pulda Farms field, numerous flying events, a great picnic, the new multi rotor field, FPV racing, RC auction, the large number of new faces to our family of members and various other events I think we did. With the November Clunker fly event and the December holiday party around the corner I feel 2015 will finish up as one of our banner accomplishments and it is all due to our dedicated members and their willingness to get involved.

 

 All this fun does have a price as it pertains to the work involved to pull off these events and assuming the membership wants me to continue as president in 2016, one of my goals is to encourage some new faces to run and or manage things around the club. Often there are too few doing too much and we need to spread workload to more members so I will be asking for a few volunteers to fill some appointed positions. For example; I would like members to run/help run the following, Night fly event, field caretaker, 2016 picnic, new member assistant (helping new members get orientated and engaged in the club) and perhaps a few more as things unfold in 2016.

 

  Meanwhile, we need to take a minute and thank our active club instructors who have been busier in 2015 by nearly twice what it was last year. In 2015 the club instructor roster increased by 4 and all of our guys new and old have my gratitude and thanks. With the large increase in new members this year I was to serve as a substitute instructor whenever someone could not meet up with a student or canceled on short notice and in 2015 I never had to fill in for a TCRC instructor once! Thanks again guys, your dedication is what makes us mighty.

 

  I have so many members to thank for this year is would be imposable to list them here but I hope each of you knows how much the club appreciates what we accomplished and you all have my gratitude and respect.

 

  In closing. Don’t miss the 2015 Clunker Fly & Frankenplane event. Find a clunker lying around and bring it down. No clunker, no frankenplane, come anyway!!!

 

Are we having fun yet?

Mike DiGennaro        

 Holy Macaroni boys and girls! Our club has become so popular we may have to start a conversation about a membership limit or “cap”. As of September 21, 2015 we have 119 members and about 10 to be voted in this week with about another 10 application submissions expected this week as well. This will bring us to the 140 mark before you can blink. Crap,,,18 months ago we where flying on borrowed time in a public park at Heavenly farms and now we may have to start a waiting list. This means I will start taking cash bribes for admission (lol). This influx of new folks is also driving the idea forward on TCRC using ID badges while using the air field.

 

 We opened a new flying field on the Pulda Farms property for multi rotor and helicopters only. This new area is to separate the multi rotor/ FPV quad racing from the main airfield. The demand for separate areas had become apparent with the large number of members now into these activities and Sunday 09/20/15 we invited pilots from a “meet up” group to join our members in holding a informal race day. Our guys learned a great deal and many of the guest pilots have indicated they intend on joining our club. Additionally TCRC will become a chapter club within the Multi GP organization for quad racing who will help organize and regulate the sport.

 

 The MOST IMPORTANT thing I want to remind everyone about is the upcoming third annual Clunker Fly & Frankenplane event. Yep, the most fun thing I think we have each year and this time it should be even better. We moved the date from December to November 7th to increase our chance of good weather plus with all the new faces in the club since this time last year we should have a blast! So,, find the dustiest, nastiest, crappiest flying machine and bring it out to see what happens (no test flights please) The Frankenplane event is where you take various non matching parts from different airplanes and make a Frankenplane. (No test flights please) You get extra points for using non-RC parts and of course “the uglier, the better”. This is the one event you should bring a camera with you. Spectators are welcome.

 

  One last thing; I need someone to take over the night fly event. I have rolled it back to once per month but I'm still spreading myself thin with all the club events we are running. It’s the easiest event to run we have so I would appreciate a volunteer.

 

Are We Having Fun Yet?

By Mike D