BAPA January 2013 meeting minutes

BAPA January 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes 

Written by Daniel Bremond    


The meeting was held at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco.  

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

In attendance were 11 club members.

The meeting was presided by Susan K .


Old and New Business

·                     Officers for 2013. All the board members for 2012 have been re-elected for 2013 in the same position. See the website for details:

·                     Susan asked everybody to introduce themselves. One new member John.

·                     Susan announced that the sites: Blue Rock and Benicia do not belong anymore to BAPA but will be under the authority of a new USHPA chapter.

·                     Ricardo reported that so far 41 members have renewed their membership for 2013 (1/3 of the expected year end membership).

It is a good occasion to remind people that the membership runs on a calendar year schedule.

So if you have not renewed yet your membership, please do it as soon as possible.

Go to the website and verify your member info:

Then click on Membership Renewal and follow the instructions.

·                     Jessie and Gary installed 6 new wind socks at Mussel Rock.


Officer Reports in chronology order:


Dave M - Activities

Dave summarized the past and coming events on the calendar:

·                     BAPA Christmas Party December 1st at RJ Mical's house in Redwood City was a big success. The Officers thanks RJ for his hospitality. RJ refused any financial help (like rug cleaning ) after the party. In order to thank him, a motion was moved seconded and voted to offer RJ a free BAPA membership for 2013.

·                     The activity calendar for 2013 will be finalized before the next BAPA meeting.


Chip S – Vice President

Each year, last week of July, there is a kite festival in Berkeley. This festival attracts people in the range of 10 000.

Chip suggested that it could be a good marketing move to have BAPA and/or USHPA present at this festival. Chip suggested to reserve a spot, have a tent, demonstrate kitting etc..


Daniel B - Secretary

In order to make Hang gliding and Paragliding more popular in the area of Mount Umunhum (a hopefully future flying site) Daniel is investigating how to grant the Los Gatos library a subscription to the USHPA magazine.


Susan K – President

Susan reported the partial results of some BAPA members competing in Mexico and Columbia.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.


The entertainment was several short films from this year recent Norcal Free Flight Festival.