REPORT BY TIM ATTAWAY
On Nov 23rd, the SEFSD General Meeting and election was conducted at SEFSD field at 10 AM and 40 or so members were in attendance. Agenda items discussed were as follows:
Introduction of Andy Norbeck, a Nazerene University film student and we talked about how he wanted to incorporate our flying club with a band video production. This filming will be on Dec 7th and will not interrupt the normal flying too much and feel free to bring you most interesting aircraft, rotor etc. and be ready to “ham” it up for his videographer.
SDPD helicopter Able has been in our airspace lately and due to an incident involving yours truly on Saturday after the electro glide we are strongly recommending that when the black and white approaches our airspace all aircraft should land immediately or stay as low as possible to provide no reason for our club to be in the log book of SDPD air wing.
Paul Guidice, treasurer of SEFSD, explained to all the need for patience in getting the renewals done and the cards for 2014 out to everyone. Please use Paypal if you can and be ready for an event on the first Saturday of January 2014 to come to the field and eat good food, fly in a little event and pick up your new badge for 2014. Thanks Paul!
Information pertaining to the Grand 2013 SEFSD Banquet was shared and sign-up sheets were out to look at and money was being accepted by Tim Attaway to reserve your banquet attendance. See much, much more on line where you may sign up for a variety of supporting roles. December 8th is the tentative cut-off date to sign up for the Dec 15th Sweetwater Women’s’ Club BASH. 330 members plus family means that those reservations for the 115 seats may go away sooner than later.
New tables project have been conceived, planned and now constructed principally by Don Griffin, Tom Erickson and John Gibson plus a few others have got involved in installation. We appreciate this can do attitude and owe them and anyone else that steps up to help a Big THANK YOU. The BOD has approved the funds for 12 total at a cost of 110.00 each so that means making our site much nicer for around 1400.00 dollars. Thanks again Don and Tom! (Note) it really is part of being in a club to step forward and volunteer to get involved and help out with projects and events….you will find that it feels good too. So, next time you see something that needs to be done, just say “yes….I can help with that.”
Jim Bonnardel, BOD member and Electro-glide boss, explained to the members present that a special Electro glide event is being planned so if you have done even one event come down to the last one of 2013 to see what he has in store to reward your participation. Don’t miss this…you could be sorry.
The Election of SEFSD executive board and members at large for 2014 was conducted and the following gentlemen have stepped forward to lead the club through the next 12 months, congratulations to them and a thank you for those clubmembers that attended the meeting and voted: President, Tim Attaway, Vice President Jim Bonnardel, Treasurer Paul Guidice, Secretary Scott Fuller, Safety Officer Quan Nguyen Members at Large: Dr. Ray Fulks, Brad Bender and George Rebello. Continuing on as out-going president and now Chairman of the Board Frank Gagliardi.
These nine people will all have a vote as the amendment to 4.1 was passed unanimously by those present. Isabel Guidice was introduced as our new membership person, she volunteered to help in this capacity and we are so lucky and happy to have her to help us with this very important job. 333 members and going higher I predict!!! (I only know of one other club in S. California that is bigger.)
Play Nice, Play Safe and be Happy.
As my two years as president of the SEFSD draws to a close, I reflect on what all of you have accomplished. Field improvements have been refined and are now ongoing. Premier events, such as the CAP Program, Veterans and Wounded Warrior Salute, Electroglide and others played an important part in achieving Gold Leader Club status.
The acquisition of a new indoor site has expanded the scope of the SEFSD. But more than any of these has been the the growth of the club which now stands at over 330 members. Not bad for a "Bunch of fliers at a dirt field!" I have had the good fortune to work with a very dedicated group of members who gave much and asked for very little in return. You all know who you are and I THANK YOU!... Finally, I ask that you give the incoming officers the same level of support. They will be working very hard......for you...
"Fair skies and Mild winds"
SEFSD 2013 BANQUET
DECEMBER 15 SUNDAY EVENING
5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
• THIS MAY TOP PADRE GOLD?….. WHICH WAS AWESOME LAST YEAR…SIGN UP TODAY AT YOUR CONVENIENCE OR EMAIL TIM. DEADLINE DEC 8TH.
• DONATION OF 10 DOLLARS PER PERSON WHICH WILL GO TOWARDS THE GIGANTIC RAFFLE FOR CLUB MEMBERS AND THEIR SIGNIFICANT OTHERS.
• RAFFLE AFTER DINNER, ONE TICKET PER PERSON ON ARRIVAL AND CHECK IN AT THE DOOR. $1,000.00 IN PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY.
o SWEETWATER WOMEN’S CLUB IN BONITA, CA
♣ QUIET, SERENE, ONE LEVEL, LOTS OF PARKING. TIM SAYS THERE WILL BE AMPLE OVERFLOW PARKING ALONG SWEETWATER ROAD.
o WWW.SWEETWATERWOMENSCLUB.ORG TO SEE MORE
o 15 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN ON THE 805 OR 5 TO 54 EAST TO PLAZA BONITA CENTER WAY THEN LEFT ON SWEETWATER ROAD TO SWC.
• FOOD….BUFFET STYLE, LONG TABLE IN PATIO AREA
o BEEF, HAM, TURKEY FROM BARBEQUE PIT OF NATIONAL CITY, CARVING STATION NOT PRE CUT AND DRIED OUT
o BEANS AND COLE SLAW AND SAUCE FROM BBQ PIT
o SIDE DISHES BROUGHT TO THE EVENT WILL EARN 1 EXTRA RAFFLE TICKET FOR THE EVENT AND WILL BE EXTREMELY WELCOME!!!!!
♣ SIGN UP FOR SALAD, ROLLS, DESSERT, OR ANY OTHER FAVORITE ITEM YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE (10 -12 SERV)
o BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS OR ENJOY A SELECTION OF PUNCH, SOFT DRINKS, CRAFT BEER OR SHAW WINE…COFFEE TOO.
• DO NOT FORGET WE RECOGNIZE EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE IN OUR CLUB
o SPECIAL PRESIDENTS AWARD AND SOMETHING NEW.
• POSSIBLE MUSIC GROUP QUARTET FOR DANCING…THANK YOU FRANK!!
Please click the "READ MORE" to see how you can help:
The Veteran's Ceremony:
The North County Winds Band:
Thanks to Osmund for this video of the flying:
Randy took the following three videos:
The planes and other action:
The dog demonstration:
SEFSD hosted the F5B team selection contest at the Mission Bay field November 2-3. The contest selected the team of 3 senior pilots plus one junior that will represent the USA in 2014 at the World Champs in Austria in late August. There was strong competition for the 3 top places with the final placings not being cemented until the last flights in the final rounds. Eric Weirmanc, Jeff Keesman and Lenny Keer were within 15 points of each other out of a possible 5000 points- a very close contest. Yours truly was feeling pretty good after the first 4 rounds only to be shown reality when the lift gods decided to abandon me on the 5th round---resulting in some "excessive" energy usage---and a resulting very low score!
What the FAA ought to do:
What the FAA thinks the FAA ought to do:
What Bob Brown of the AMA says the AMA is doing about FPV and semi-autonomous flight:
November SEFSD BOD meeting called to order at 7pm Nov 20 2013
Andrew Norbeck presented his proposal to create a music video with the cooperation of the SEFSD club. Andrew discussed the ideas he has for this music video. The project is not for commercial use.
- Approved previous October meeting minutes---again
- Treasures report by Paul Guidice Paul presented the finical report to the board. For more details please contact Paul directly. Paul discussed some changes to the budget and how money is allocated for next year's budget. Paul will prepare a year end summary statement for the members. approved
Something new this month: We are now a fun thing to do in San Diego! Of course, we knew that but now everyone knows! See the article on GETAWAY SAN DIEGO
1. Please check the calendar for the new schedules for: Pylon Racing, Electroglide, Float Flying, and Indoor Flying.
2. The Torry Pines Gulls have their outstanding newsletter available online.
3. Please check out all the other great items for sale in our "For Sale by Members" area.
4. Please check out the exciting new 2014 SEFSD Membership Application form here. Renew Now!
5. Please check out these fine newsletters from other clubs:
The Harbor Soaring Society has a wonderful newsletter here.
6. There is now a complete list of club instructors under the "Resources" tab.