Messages from the Board
This is your chance to hear directly from each board member. This section will include messages from the directors about upcoming initiatives that they are working on but also news that they want you to know about.
Treasurer Devin Campbell
I would like to start off by thanking everyone for their help last year and I look forward to working with you again this year.
Again, I am going to focus on not only keeping our costs down but also to find new ways to save money. The more things that we can do in house with volunteers the more we can either reduce rates or look at upgrades to the aircraft or building. One of the areas that I am going to be looking at in the short term is our Moneris charges. We are currently paying 2% per every credit card transaction to Moneris. For the longer term I am going to be working with the membership, flight safety and aircraft maintenance to look at reforming our membership dues and flying rates. More to come on this in the coming months.
Newsletter Devin Campbell and Laurens Bosman
I will be handing the newsletter torch over to Laurens this year and we both look forward to continuing the effort to get to know our membership and our club. We also look forward to sharing with you all of the events going on around the club.
This year we are adding a new section to the newsletter based on a members recommendation. If you have anything you want to Buy or Sell we are going to now have a classifieds section. Please let us know if you want to have anything added to this section and we will get it into the next newsletter
Building Maintenance Director Dan Renaud
As the fall rains finally arrived, the eve troughs let us know that they needed a little assistance. Devin braved the pouring rain and cleaned the down spouts, ensuring we did not have any damage to the inside of the building (see pic).
You will see a cabinet being assembled by the pool table. This will be installed to give a lockable area for games, darts and pool cues. This will also organize the games better and keep them all in one location for easy access.
One last thing, please rinse out your bottles and cans before placing them in the recycling trays at the bar. This will help cut down on fruit and black flies. :-)
Membership Director Adrian Renkers
The photo gallery has been updated again and currently shows pictures of 59 members. We have 65 paid up members to date. The gallery hasn’t been this current for a number of years. Thanks Bevan for all your efforts.
The AFC board has approved the application of Lisa Robbie. Lisa is all paid up and is now officially a member of the AFC. Welcome aboard Lisa.
Fly-Out Devin Campbell
We managed to take advantage of the last few weeks of our extended Summer and got a couple of flights in to Chilliwack. Due to the smoke Chilliwack was the best location and visibility was coming down to as little as 6 miles before we had to stop flying and start driving again.
With the onset of Winter, we are still continuing Sunday morning fly-out but most likely driving out for breakfast most mornings. If you would like to join us for a fly-out or drive out, we meet at the clubhouse at 8:30 Sunday mornings and decide were we are going based on weather. We always find seats so don't be afraid to come if you do not have a plane to fly.
Social Ledell Kendall
On the October 28 Friday TGIF we had a Halloween themed TGIF. Good times were had by all with several members showing up in costumes. The clubhouse was decorated for Halloween with scary masks and pumpkins, and we had Halloween music playing thanks to Francis.
Prizes were given away for best costumes with Clark Closkey winning Best Costume, Francis winning best young person dressed as a Milk Carton, and Ken and Jeanette Campbell were best couple with their handmade thanksgiving costumes.