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August 2008 Balloon Fest Meeting

Sorry for not sending out an update right after our meeting last week, but we have been on the roller coaster with my sister.  She would show signs of improvement one day and take a few steps back another.  She is still currently at AnMed.  Roger C. Peace rehab would not accept her at the present time.  They are checking around with different nursing homes at the moment.  The doctors are skeptical as to whether or not she will recover 100% mentally.


We held a special meeting last Saturday to discuss final preparations for the Balloon fest.  I believe that we are in very good shape especially if we can get a few more tables.  Below is a recap of the meeting:

  • Tables were requested to be supplied by the county - They do not have tables for us to use.  Right now we have possibly seven 6' to 8' tables and three card tables.  If you can bring a table, let me know.  Jim farley is checking with the nursery to see if we can use their tables.
  • Requested power access - Generator access will be supplied.
  • Flying area - We will be flying electrics in front of the civic center.  Right now we have Jim Farley, Bob LaBrec and myself slated to fly.  If have an electric and would like to fly let me know.
  • Canopies - We have seven canopies coming to the event.  This should be enough, but you can still bring one just in case.
  • Nitro plane give away - Hobby Connection has stated that the plane will be in Tuesday.  It is the Hobbico Super Star with Futaba gear.  We will also be giving away a free one year membership to the club.  Jim Farley has volunteered to teach the winner how to fly.  Remember that TCRC club members and family are not eligible to win.
  • Plane give away signage - Jim Hauck finished creating the sign and gave it to Leonard to be printed.
  • Small electrics to fly at table - Hobby Connection offered to let us borrow a small electric to fly at the table.  I will ask David if he still will let us use it when I pick up the plane on Tuesday.
  • Map to field - Ed Stewart made up maps to give out at the show.
  • Magazines to give away - Ed is checking with different magazines to see if we can get some.  Feel free to bring old magazines that you do not want to give out.
  • Airplane bios - It was decided that airplane bios can only really be made for the scale airplanes.  If you want to make a bio for your plane, feel free to do so.
  • Fun Fly - We will be having a fun fly on the Monday after the show.  Bob LaBrec is going to make a hand out for the show.  Jerry Lesley volunteered to bring some cold drinks for visitors.  We will be flying from 10 until 2.
  • Flight sims - Neal is going to bring his again.  Rudy is trying to rebuild an old computer in order to bring another one.  If you have a sim and would like to bring it, please let me know.
  • TV and DVD player - Frank and Rudy are going to bring the AMA DVDs to show.  If you have any RC DVDs, please bring them along.
  • Table cloths and hold downs - Neal has this one covered.
  • Literature - I have all of the hand out materials from the AMA along with membership applications.
  • Literature racks - Bill Kirkpatrick will let us use his racks again this year.
  • Sand bags - Neal has the sand bags from last year.
  • Tarps - Ed and Rudy will bring tarps.  I am going to bring a few clamps to help hold the tarps as well.
  • Raffle plane for Mike Hunt - I have the plane we are going to raffle off at Carolina Fest.  Everybody is open to this one.  We will be selling tickets for $1.  I am going to pick up some different color tickets for the raffle plane.
  • Raffle plane signage - Jim Hauck finished creating the sign and gave it to Leonard to be printed.

We are going to be setup beside the Civic Center in the grass this year.  Charles is supposed to send me a sketch so I can pass it along to you guys.  The show starts at 10AM on Saturday.  Last year we began setting up at this time and I do not see any reason to change it.  You can use your TCRC membership card to get in.

I am also attaching the sign up sheet for Special Olympics volunteers in October.  You need to let me know quickly what you want to sign up for so I can get it to back to Columbia.


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