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Postby RGSA » Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:33 pm

Our next official meeting will be the annual meeting on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
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For those coming to our annual RGSA club meeting in Las Cruces, this Saturday, we can meet to go out and fly Volcanic Peak by coming to Robin's house at 2305 Turrentine Drive at 11:00 am. Bill and Robin can guide you out to the site from there. The meeting will be at 6:30 pm that evening at the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill restaurant on Hickory Loop, right near the Avenida de Mesilla exit from Interstate 10. (Exit 140) This is Golden Corral's new location in southwest Las Cruces.

Give Robin a call at 575-541-5744 at home, or 575-386-8212 on his cell phone.
You can also give Bill C. a call at 575-541-0803
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Re: Meetings

Postby RGSA » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:39 am

SATURDAY, FEB. 6, 2016: HISTORY
Our annual RGSA meeting was a fine success this year, at International Delights restaurant in Las Cruces. About a dozen people attended, half of them new pilots. Wyatt, Steve, Ken & Heather, Nathan, Jason - nice new prospective pilots. Plus Lee, Had, Mike, Rod, Jan and myself. Erica had the Boone kids in tow, who got along very well with Jan's two children. All got to introduce themselves to the group. We were, with great effort (at least on my part) able to stay on the agenda, and complete the meeting. It began about 7:40 pm, after everyone had gotten acquainted. I went over the past year's flying events, which turned out pretty well. Hadley Robinson gave us a treasurer's report - we seem to be doing pretty well, with close to $800 in the bank (that's before dues were paid, which started right after Had's report). We voted for club officers, and for 2016 we'll have Mike Ellsworth as president, Robin Hastings (yes, that's me) as Vice President, Hadley Robinson as Secretary/Treasurer and Lee Boone as Safety Officer. However, the last two jobs just might get exchanged between those two individuals. Hadley spoke about how the training of PG pilots is going, and I talked about the mentoring we've been doing for prospective hang glider pilots. Additionally, we decided to have several flying events this year. First, there's the Guadalupes trip next weekend, which a number of pilots around the table plan to attend. We'll try for another camping trip to Gray Hill, west of Magdalena, in April. We'll hold the Dry Canyon Fly-In over Memorial Day weekend in Alamogordo, plus the Columbus Day gathering in October - same venue. A possible PG Fly-In at Agave Hill over Veteran's Day weekend, in November, is also being looked at. Mike Ellsworth also pointed out that the Villa Grove Fly-In, in August, is well worth attending, up in Colorado. It could be a busy year for flying events! We discussed insurance - it looks like the USHPA gathered enough funds to finance a Reduced Risk Group, or RRG, in place of what we have right now. How do we insure sites now? (And which ones do we need to insure?) In miscellaneous topics, Jan Zschenderlein pointed out that we need to start alerting each other when one of us plans to fly or otherwise do interesting things - perhaps a broadcast to everyone's email would do it. We finally decided we'd had all the democracy we could handle, and the meeting adjourned about 9:00 pm. Thanks for being there, everyone!
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Re: Meetings

Postby RGSA » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:19 am

Monday, July 23, 2018:
Hi, everyone. I'm hoping that we can all get together for a summer meeting of the RGSA this Saturday, July 28th. The venue offered is the home of Bill and Terry Cummings, which is near the Avenida de Mesilla exit from Interstate 10 in Las Cruces. If Bill and Terry are still willing, we can enjoy a barbecue and some formal & informal discussions about flying and the issues surrounding it. I'll let our hosts set a time and provide directions. Please let me know if you plan to be there, so an appropriate quantity of comestibles and potable beverages may be assembled. Thanks, and I'll hope to see a crowd of pilots there this coming Saturday.
-Yours in Flight,
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Re: Meetings

Postby RGSA » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:36 pm

Here are the minutes from our July 28, 2018 meeting.
-Robin

2nd 2018 RGSA Quarterly Meeting Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM BBQ w/ 8:00 PM

Meeting at following Location: Bill and Terry Cummings home @ 1501 Aspen Ave, Las Cruces, NM
Members Present (4): Robin Hastings (P), Steve Crye (VP), Terry Cummings (Stand-in Secretary), Bill Cummings. Non-members Present (1): Nancy Hastings
Absent: Hadley Robinson (Secretary), Lee Boone (Treasurer)

Called to Order: 8:30 PM by VP Steve Crye
A. OLD BUSINESS: >Minutes: April 28, 2018 Quarterly Meeting minutes, as read by Terry Cummings, approved (motioned by Steve, 2nd by Robin); >RSGA paid membership: Reviewed from April 28th minutes to include: Lee Boone, Rod Burton, Bill Cobb, Robin Hastings (dual), Frank Colver, Wyatt Lines, Bill Cummings, Terry Cummings, Bob Kuczewski (plus generous donation), Mike Ellsworth, Margery DeJong, Hadley Robinson (dual), Steve Crye (dual), John Gallagher, George Woodcock; Some Dual status memberships, as well as general paid memberships, need to be updated at next RSGA Quarterly Meeting set for OCTOBER 27, 2018 (time, place to be determined by the President); ****>Attending members request that Lee please post the Treasurer’s Report before Quarterly meetings if he can’t be in attendance***; >Discussion: RGSA Bylaw Article III, Section B: Regular Meetings, currently stipulates that Regular meetings are to be held on the last Saturday of each month. However, there’s some discussion -- remembered by some members but nowhere included in the RGSA’s January 20, 2018 Annual Meeting minutes -- as to a majority-membership discussion/vote identifying an RGSA Bylaw change of Regular Meetings from Monthly to Quarterly; January minutes, taken by Hadley and Steve, need to be researched as to veracity of that meeting’s discussion/vote re: a Bylaw change to the identified monthly meetings requirement; If not found, discussion at future meetings should revisit and determine a Bylaws change to Article III, Section B. requirements; >RSGA Purchase of a Jacket for a Member: Resolution to April 28th discussion: Due diligence research was done by Hadley Robinson concerning the April 28th meeting’s discussion as to the non-profit (501c7) “legality” of using RGSA dues, though voted on and approved by members at the January 20, 2018 mtg, to buy a jacket and t-shirt for Steve. Hadley consulted with his CPA regarding RGSA’s 501c7 status, and the law’s requirements regarding such purchases. He learned, and emailed RGSA members, that there was no 501c7 infraction concerning the purchase. Nonetheless, Steve informed this meeting’s attendees that he had reimbursed $90.00 to the RGSA treasury as a donation; >RGSA Memorial Day Fly-In: The May 25-28, 2018 Fly-In was successful w/ a good turnout of about 20 HG and PG pilots and everyone was able to fly, as reported by Robin; Some discussion centered around the possibility of the Dry LZ being fenced in, now; Reiteration by Robin that Alamogordo City Hall maintains its 3-day-call-ahead notification by pilots of any possible flying; >”Resign and Expel” Discussion from April 28th mtg: Current meeting’s discussion resolved that RGSA’s in-place Bylaws already identify expulsion of any members; Bill Cummings suggested that there may be reason for inclusion of different Warning Steps employable before expulsion is necessary; Bill will identify and present Warning Step intervention/modification ideas to be discussed by membership at the October 27th Quarterly meeting (Motion by Steve w/ 2nd by Robin);

B. NEW BUSINESS: >New Procedure at the Franklins: Steve informed that: 1) A new form needs to be completed per year; 2) Text Caesar before launching and after landing; >2018 Columbus Day Fly-In Scheduled for October 5-8, 2018: ***This Fly-In will be in honor of, and a memorial to, Colorado pilot Ann Dunlap who passed away on June 13, 2018, after her valiant battle against cancer*** (This distinction suggested by Nancy Hastings); 2018 Columbus Day Fly-in will be conducted similar to the Memorial Day Fly-In; Robin will 1) Reserve the field and provide receipt of reservation to any inquiries; 2) Arrange delivery/placement of the Porta-Potty; 3) Provide City w/ proof of LZ insurance; Steve will research perimeters of LZ and Launch insurance requirements; >Discussion of Possible OutReach Events to generate public’s interest in HG and PG suggested by Steve; Robin identified occasions in past years when he would set up his HG with the Simulator at NMSU, at Alamogordo’s Earth Day events, at Gym Magic, and though attendance was good, there would be no-takers for his exhibit; Steve suggested UTEP; Nancy suggested the Las Cruces Space Festival;

C. POSSIBLE OCTOBER 27, 2018 QUARTERLY MEETING ITEMS: >Initiate Discussion: Digital Recording of Future Meetings (Introduced by Steve)- Result of casual polling of attending members = Terry-OK, Steve-OK, Bill-OK, Robin-Neutral; Discussion continuation open for future meetings; >Initiate Discussion: Members should submit written list of ideas/ suggestions for Club discussion of topics (Steve’s suggestion); Proposed topic discussion re RGSA Bylaw changes: 1) Change to RGSA Bylaw Article III. Meetings of the Members, Section C.: Quorum: “Members holding one-fifth (1/5) of the votes entitled to be cast on the matter to be voted upon, represented in-person,”….. (suggested amendment to include: ,plus at least one (1) Officer,)… “shall constitute a Quorum.” (Motion by Steve, 2nd by Robin) Steve will research “Quorum”; 2) Change to RGSA Bylaw Article IV. Board of Directors, Section D.: Vice President: “The Vice President”…. (suggested amendment to include: ,or in the absence of the Vice President, any other Officer, present,)… “shall be in charge of parliamentary procedure at all regular Corporation meetings.” 3) Change to RGSA Bylaw Article III. Meetings of the Members, Section B.: Regular Meetings (See Page 1 Minutes: Discussion RGSA Bylaw Article III, Section B…..) NEXT RGSA QUARTERLY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2018, TIME AND LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED BY RGSA PRESIDENT ROBIN HASTINGS. July 28, 2018 RGSA Meeting Minutes submitted by Terry Cummings and emailed for RGSA Website posting to Vice President Steve Crye on August 4, 2018.
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Quarterly Meeting of the RGSA

Postby RGSA » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:27 pm

Fellow RGSA pilots! I'm calling our quarterly meeting of the RGSA for Saturday, October 27 (about two weeks from now). Terry and Bill Cummings offered their home (and culinary expertise) to us all, so if there is no objection by anyone I would like to have it there, a little off of Interstate 10 in Las Cruces. Let's have it at 7:00 pm, which should be a good post-flight time to get together if it's soarable at Magdalena Rim that day. Please let me know if you have alternate suggestions for a venue or time. And, of course, let me and other club officers know of your concerns and ideas so that we can put them onto the agenda. I sure hope to see you all then and there!
-Robin Hastings
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