For the general membership meeting held on the above date
At the following location:
Edward Skow's house
315 N La Luna
Ojai, CA 93023
The meeting opened about 7:15 PM
Welcome, No Guest or New Members
Minutes from last meeting on 4/11 were ratified
Beidler Tom
Faoro  Ron
Fiset Claude & Jeri
Ghobarah Hesham
Hurlbett Bob
Keyser Dan
Lamb Benson & Yee
Pratt Mark
Skow Edward
Truax Tom


Treasurer, Bob Santoro

Bob wasn't present, reported that we have about $1,180

IS Director  /  Casey Rogers

Casey wasn't present, but Tom & Tom reported

Tom B. gave update on member section of web site.
Multi club listing.  Request to add USHGA info from Tom T.

Tom T. requested discussion on web site house keeping
Consensus to continue housekeeping


Radio, Hesham Ghobarah and Edward Skow

Tried 146.45, mostly clear, but unusable on Sunday due to too much voice traffic from LA.  Search for a good frequency to continue.

New Business

USHGA Chapter

Need member info including USHGA numbers.  Information collected at the meeting.  USHGA number and expiration date to be added to web site directory.  Application for chapter to be completed ASAP

Site Insurance

USHGA site insurance rates:  $250 for first site.  $175 for 2nd.  $160 for third


Will apply for site insurance after securing USHGA Chapter affiliation.
Claude reports the city is willing to let us use Sarisoti Park for LZ, and the Ojai Foundation is also willing to let us use their property.
Tom reports that all of Ojai can be listed as one site with multiple landowners named on the policy 


Mark Pratt reports that he is going to lease launch rights from one of the owners on the mountain for $250 per month.  He will be the site monitor and must provide a list of pilots authorized to fly under his supervision.  He wants to have the site insured ASAP so he can finalize his lease.  He may work through the SBSA, the Sylmar Club, or the SCPA.
Still interested in purchasing the top of the hill for about $200,000 (300+ acres).  Will contact Bob H. to show the property.  Tom T. and Casey willing to kick in 5K each.

Next Meeting

7 PM, Wednesday, 8/8/01

Bob & Karen Santoro's house
657 Romero Canyon Rd
Montecito,  CA   93108

Summary & Close about 8:15

Thanks to:
Edward and Marilyn for hosting the meeting (Edward cooked dinner for all)
plus everyone who brought pot luck (we had plenty of dessert)