President’s Message – April 12

Greetings BRCM fliers.

Spring is here – at last. One look at the photo on the website leaves no doubt that the winter doldrums are on their way out. On April 2 there were 10 cars in the parking lot!

Speaking of the website, we have a new look. Do we ever! Dwayne has been burning the midnight oil completely rejigging the website to make it much more functional. If you haven’t had a look, do so. And while you’re there, take a couple of minutes to register on the website so we can get some conversations going around topics of mutual interest. In recognition of the new look, this will be the last President’s Letter to go out by direct mail. From here on in you’ll find it on the website.

We had our first general meeting on Tuesday, March 22. We were relieved to see a quorum of members present – 28 in all. We had an official passing of the torch to the new Board. Once again, may I acknowledge the heroic efforts of our Past President, Michael Block in a very difficult time.

After the brief business meeting, Doug Matthews did a presentation on field safety, sprinkled through with interesting anecdotes and observations. It was very well received – Doug is a vast storehouse of useful information.

Our next meeting is next week – April 19, at 7:30 at St. Matthew Church, 126 Plains Road W, across the street from Skycraft.

The presentation will be from Don Irvine, reviewing care and feeding of transmitters, from the basic – fail safe and range check to the eclectic – control mixing, differential movement, etc. We will have one more general meeting this spring, on May

Looking ahead to summer, our first summer event will be Maidenfest on the May 14 weekend, where we will have some expert fliers on hand to help you tune up and maiden fly your new creations. The event runs Saturday May 14 from 9 to noon (or whenever). Rain date is Sunday. Refreshments will be available. The next planned event is a Father’s Day fun fly on June 19.  More details to follow.

If you’re contemplating how to spend the lazy hazy days of summer, one possibility is to assist Ken Sisler and Ross Gosling. They can be reached at

That’s all for now

Geoff p.s. In future, I plan to put all messages on the web page so keep your eyes peeled

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