This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting for January, which will be next Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at Vito's Famous Pizza in Sunnyvale. Note our new location which will be held at the same venue as the Wings of Rogallo monthly meetings. I postponed it a bit this month to give people time to recover from the Holidays. I hope to get back on track for the second Wednesday of the month bi-monthly moving forward.
We are also in the process of trying to set up the meeting online such that folks may be able to call in and participate remotely. However we don't yet have this setup at this point. I will send out another email with login instructions if we can get this set up properly before the meeting.
- Tree rescue kit and training
- Mega BAPA/XC League Fly-In in Spring
- Mission Camera Expenses
- Gavin McClurg's Film
- BAPA Website
- Mt. Umhunum
- Chapter Renewal & Site Insurance
Details are as follows:
6:30pm - Social Hour/Dinner/Drinking begins
7:30pm - Official Meeting begins
Vito's Famous Pizza
1155 Reed Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
It's time for our annual holiday party! Come celebrate the past year of flying and mingle with your fellow pilots.
We'll be holding the event at 7pm on Saturday December 3rd at Brightworks in San Francisco.
As per BAPA tradition, we will be doing a potluck, with BAPA providing some snacks and drinks. For those who would like to coordinate on items, a sign up sheet for the potluck can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/j734w8z
Directions to Brighworks: https://goo.gl/maps/3uJ8QwhbUFS2
Please be sure to RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/265988813799262/ or by email.
Meeting held at Mussel Rock parking lot , preciseley at the BBQ area.
20 to 30 persons in attendance (BAPA members and/or local HG/PG pilots)
Meeting called to order around 6:50 pm
The meeting was presided over by Dave McMillan, President
Due to the location and the time, it should be a short meeting, intended to socialize, link and network with local flying people.
Officer and Contributor Reports:
1) Dave McMillan President
1.A) Mount Tamalpais
In summary to date:
Due to the USHPA insurance requirements there will be only one chapter
managing this site. The HG one, managing HG and PG.
BAPA will collaborate and support half of the insurance cost.
Wally will be the PG manager.
The main difference is that the allowing stickers will need to be renewed every year.
1.B) New Mission Webcam
Thanks to Ron from Australia and to Evan Cohen for being instrumental on
setting up this cam.
1.C) Christmas Party
It will be held on December third at BrightWorks in San Francisco.
Mark your calendar and look for more info to come.
The owner of the LZ passed away.The site was shut down, then it just re-opened.
We don’t know what will happen. Will the familly keep the site?
1.E) BAPA Officers yearly election
The current nominations are:
President: Dave McMillan
Vice President: : still open
Activity Director: still open
Treasurer: Sophie Bourgoin
Secretary: Daniel Bremond
Site Director: Dan Retz
Safety Director: Harry Sandoval
The vote will be thru the internet . More details coming
1.F) Monster Mash Flying
Canceled due to the past wild fire
There is a demand for weather clinic
We are looking to have a first Responder clinic early February.
2) Susan Kent, Membership coordinator
2.A) Why to be a BAPA member?
BAPA contributes to several site expenses. (Mt Diablo, half of Mt Tamalpais, The Stables)
BAPA wants to keep Mussel Rock “unregulated”
BAPA runs clinics, maintains windsocks.
BAPA contributed to USHPA insurance
How could we encourage instrusctors to suggest studdents to become BAPA members?
An advantage your BAPA membership gives you: (from Ricardo)
You have access to Mountain Hardware Store in Richmond which sells
outdoor equipments for half of the market price.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:13 PM
3. The entertainment part of the meeting was the BBQ and Pot Luck food
while socializing with the attendants.
Greetings BAPA members and Bay Area Pilots!