An open letter accepting the generous donation of a kiosk to Kingman Modelers Inc.

Jan 5, 2018

Jon [Wilson],

As I mentioned to you at the field, after discussing it at a special meeting of the Executive Committee, we’ve decided that the kiosk you put up at our field without any permission was too nice to remove and will gladly accept your donation to the Kingman Modelers Inc. It is still subject to a vote of the members at the next Modelers meeting as it’s a physical change to the field, but I am confident it would pass. I expect that we will happily accept your donation to our club.

And also as mentioned at the time, if the you no longer wish this kiosk to be a donation to the Modelers, then you have until 9:00 AM Monday Jan 8, 2018 to remove it yourselves and we have agreed to allow you access to remove it despite being banned from the field due to your expulsion from the club, this one time only. Call one of the officers on the contact list to open the gate if needed.

If at 9:01 AM Monday morning the kiosk still stands on our site, we have no choice by to construe your intent that it be a donation, and anytime after that you can get a receipt for it from our Treasurer. Note that while we are a non-profit corporation, the donation is NOT tax deductible!

Thank you,

James Lummel, Secretary,
for the Kingman Modelers Inc.

Tony Guastella – Most improved Flier 2017!

And we had one more winner at the November meeting, Bob Kuntz (last year’s recipient) choose Tony Guastella as this year’s recipient of the perpetual trophy for “Most Improved Flier of the Year”:

“Tony flies regularly in the mornings weather permitting just as I do so I observed his flying all year and in my opinion he constantly improved his skills as the year went on more than anyone else that I observed.” – Bob

And in his new position as VP in 2018, Bob also promised to get the trophy engraved with Tony’s name after the first of the year!

Congrats, Tony!

Ben Poole’s Drone footage of Jason flying in the Control-line circle!

Ben Poole’s Drone footage of
Jason flying in the Control-line circle!

Jason Gross and John Buckner were flying control-line double “in formation” today, July 22… you can see both of them in the center of the circle… but by the time this video was shot, John’s plane had already touched down. These guys got in several nice flights together!
Thank you Ben for the video!

July’s Meeting at the field…

July’s Club Meeting was at the field:
Good Communication & Burgers!

John Buckner gets ready to fly his 4-enging Kadet! CLICK to see the large Sunset image.
CLICK to see the large Sunset image… Buckner’s quad-motor Kadet flew very well.

Good meeting… Nineteen? attendees… many topics discussed… and good food, too!

A stock photo of Ben's RareBear electric racer!Ben flew his electric Bearcat Racer… and John B flew his quad-motor Kadet!

The original plan was to try to do some night-flying with planes lit with LED lights… but the wind really came-up strong during dinner and no night-fly was possible.

NICE GROUP EFFORT to make the dinner “Happen”… Special Thanks to Mary Griffis for coordinating the RSVPs and for all of the work she does “in the background”…. And Thanks to Dan and Mary for acting as the hosts at the meeting and for providing “the fixin’s” for the burgers. … ‘Sorry I did not pay attention to “who brought what” to the dinner… but, beside the burgers that Dan grilled for us, there was pot of meatball/miniature hot dogs in a spicy red sauce (that I heard had been simmering all day)… Jon Wilson brought a really nice homemade potato salad; there was an assortment of store-bought sides and a nice bunch of store-bought cookies… Plenty of food with even a few cookies left over!

Nice evening meeting… don’t know if we will be meeting “inside” or “out” next month.


— Eric