Where: So St. Paul Airport Terminal Building, 1725 Henry Ave., So St. Paul
Time: 7:00 PM
Agenda: Discuss proposed additions to 2019 budget. Finalize budget and dues for 2019.
RVRC Board President -Dan Knack - (651) 200-5607 Cell -(651) 248-6301 Vice President – Marc Radle - 612-770-0298 Secretary/Treasurer – Steve Hefty – 651-690-3017
At the January meeting, we discussed several important topics regarding the future of our Club and Club membership. As I reported last month, my research showed an increase of members in the age groups 50 – 70, and a dramatic decrease in members 30-50. The reduced attendance at Rivertown Days was also discussed.
Generally it was agreed that we should:
#1 - Reestablish the Training Night offering (formerly on Wednesday evenings). This would required a minimum of 2 instructors, 3 would be preferable. Murray agreed to assist by instructing electric flight fixed wing pilots. Possibly offer training on quadcopters.
#2 – Attempt an alliance between local student programs such as STEM, high school or county level.
#3 – Try to reestablish a group of “combat” pilots. This was the most popular attraction at past Rivertown Days events and may have contributed to some interest and prospective members. Also, possibly invest in the equipment needed to offer FPV to spectators.
Field Maintenance 2019
Maintenance planned for the upcoming flying season includes:
Replace broken/rotted posts and damaged pit fence material.
Eradicate mole infestation in pit/spectator area.
Examine picnic tables and other fixtures and repair as necessary.