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The SCPA meeting was held at Benson & Yee Lambs
Called to order at 7 PM
Create a club with an active membership
Organize at least one activity for each of the following:
Local competitive event
Safety and incident response
Minimum of 20 pilots at three consecutive meetings
Team Topa T-shirt in a podium photo
Low-comp comps: South Coast Cross Country League weekend points comp lite-weekend bragging rights based on the 7 categories of the South Coast Cross Country League weekend points comp; Chiefs to the beach; Pine to Mojave; etc.
Road trip: organize a group visit to Marshall, SLO, San Diego, etc. Then invite them to visit us.
Site improvement: Meet an hour early for coffee and donuts, then take tools up to Skyport/Chiefs/Pine/Conejo and improve launch.
Safety activities: how to respond to an event, when to call 911, who to call when its not an emergency, informing family, lessons learned, etc.
Weather lessons: what weather matches which site?
Meet the USFS: Some Saturday am we meet at NHS for coffee and donuts, they tell us about the forest service, we offer to help them since we're out there anyway, and we get to know each other. Then we offer them a tandem flight from Chiefs. After that, there's always a permit for us...
We're a regular customer of SAR, why don't we do the same for them? They tell us how we can make their job easier - gps coordinate format, signaling, radio protocol, first aid, etc., then we go for a tandem.
Amateur radio: We use the weather info from La Cumbre, why don't we get together with the local club for training and the ham test? How about how to use your vx-150 to call SAR using the repeater network?
Everybody's job is to encourage new members
Every member calls someone to attend meetings (boost attendance)
Every member makes a point to go to the training hill twice a year. On the ride to the top, tell everyone about the club
Got your P2 in the last 3 months? You're automatically a member until the end of the year w/o dues. You also get a phone call from a buddy/mentor/big brother each week/ two weeks to tell you about what's going on and encourage you to meet up on the weekend. Also available to give advice, suggestions, etc. as a friend.
Are you an active instructor? Dues waived.
We need to do something to get people more receptive to us landing on there land.
What can we do for them, so that they will want us to drop by?
Safety and Education
January - South Coast Cross Country League weekend points comp. Skyport upkeep weekend
February - South Coast Cross Country League weekend points comp. Incident response presentation
March - Skills refresher at the training hill
April - Rhonda installation and launch - upkeep tasks
May Chiefs peak upkeep weekend - Meet the USFS
June - SAR presentation for pilots - Safety team presentation
July - Pine intro for P3s - Team Topa goes to Oregon
August - Community project
September - Team Topa in the Owens
October - Record meeting attendance
November - Amateur radio training and certification
December - Christmas party - Election of officers
Continuing Business - none