Minutes of BARC Meeting January 2015
Number present: 13 ( See signatures in Minutes Book)
Meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM
Minutes were accepted as posted on the BLOG
Treasurers Report: The account is in balance with the bank. We have had an increase of $59 over the past year. We also have one Hobby Proz $10 and eight $15 gift certificates. The report was accepted without amendment.
A good time was had by all at the Christmas party.
We discussed Lifetime/Emeritus status for older club members. The club was established in 1988 (27 years ago) Discussion was postponed indefinitely due to small size of membership and low cost of membership.
Sign up sheets for members present at meetings has been implemented starting in November. These sheets are included in the Minutes Notebook.
Len made new membership cards to be distributed when dues were paid.
Norm discussed safety issues of charging LIPO batteries. He had one explode and burn charging at 1C. He was lucky in that only minor damage occurred. He recommends using "LIPO SAFE" bags for charging batteries. These can be obtained at Hobby Proz.
Len announced that Paul at the Bicycle Shop is still a Horizon Hobby and Parkzone Dealership and can help members order materials from them.
A detailed discussion of our BY-Laws was held. Changes as recommended were discussed. John will send out the new amended BY-LAWS to the members and these will be voted on at the next meeting.