Changing Of The Guard
Effective July 31st the last of the changes in the composition of the Club’s Executive Committee- authorized by the membership at the December 2017 yearly meeting- will be taking effect. Long time President Fred P. is stepping out of the Left Seat and handing over the steering yoke to Marland Oliva. New VP Dave Angilello will be sharing Membership Director duties with Marland for now. Bob Bennett and Ed Mulligan remain as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. Fred is moving out of the area, but hopes to be a Snow Bird (RC variety, of course) in the future. Best of luck to all!
FLASH- Access Chain Control Lifted
The Park Super has advised that they have opened the upper picnic area/pavilion for the season, and as a result we no longer need to monitor the access chain for entry or egress. Park personnel will take care of it both at the beginning and end of the day (dusk) as before.
Help The AMA, Help The MAAW- NOW.
The AMA is reaching out to members and clubs to help with their efforts to have the Feds (as in, the FAA) keep what is known “Section 336” of the “Special Rule For Model Aircraft”, a component of their overall very restrictive UAS regs. The 336 is an exemption for RC aeromodelers from these FAA requirements (special license, mandatory courses, and other nonsense) which may be tossed if the Feds have their way. Go to the AMA site under Government Relations and look for the info to help you let Congress know we’re not happy with their pending plans. This is important- if we don’t make the effort things may get to the point where RC flying will be so restricted as to have it die outright. It’s up to us- it’s up to YOU!