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EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting on Monday, November 6, 2017
Posted 11/09/2017


The meeting opened at 7:25 pm at the Special Activities Building, Parking Lot#8.
The Secretary read a portion of the minutes of the October meeting. Kenny, as
acting Treasurer, reported the financial activities for the month. Treasurer, Ed
Crawford is unable to attend the meeting. Ken opened the meeting with 8 members
in attendance.

1. The nomination and election of Officers for the 2018 is postponed until a
    later time because lack of attendance at the meeting. Members will be advised of
    the new date for nomination and election of officers.
2. We welcome Lech Arciszewski and Roger Lang to the meeting. It was great to
    have them back. We look forward to sailing with them at the lake.
3. Ed Crawford's condition is improving. He is in a rehab working on his
    recovery. Our best wishes to him and his family.
4. Buoys will be removed from the lake weather permitting on Saturday, 11/18/17.
    All hands are asked to assist. Winter buoys will be placed in the lake at that
    time.
5. Ken noted at the last meeting the RG95 rudder shaft could become loose and
    wobble due to wear of the plastic housing. The fix was to coat the shaft of the
    rudder with CA and allowing it to dry thoroughly. He advises the DF website has
    an other fix which is to ream out the plastic and CA an aluminum tube so the
    rudder shaft will not contact the plastic core. Anyone experiencing this problem
    should look into this technique.
6. As of this date there is no word from the park concerning the shed. We will
    look over the damages to the door strengthen the closure to secure the shed for
    the winter. The park administration has said shed cannot be repaired and they
    plan to replace it.
7. Murray advised the Hofstra's advertising class project is completed and they
    will share the results of their assignments with the club. We look forward to
    their report.
8. After a brief review of the Racing Schedule it was decided at this time the
    existing schedule will be in place for the 2018 season.
9. At the close of the meeting the discussion centered on the fact that so few
    members are attending monthly meetings.

Message to members' we miss your participation at the meetings. We would
appreciate your feedback. What boats do you plan to sail next year. What
suggestions you have on the schedule or special events. Email your ideas to
fjconte@optonline.net

Our next meeting will be scheduled in February 2018 on a Saturday morning for
the purpose of nomination and election of officers for the 2018 Season.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Frank Conte
Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017
Posted 10/25/2017


The meeting opened at 8:07pm at the Special Activities Building, Parking Lot #8.

The Secretary read the minutes of the September 11th meeting.
Kenny gave the Treasurer's report because Treasurer, Ed Crawford who is
unable to attend the meeting.

Both reports were seconded and approved with 9 members in attendance.

* Ken advised members that Ed Crawford suffered a stroke and heart attack
    earlier this month. He will not be able to continue his duties as Treasurer.
    Our prayers and best wish go out to Ed, his wife and his family in this time of
    crisis.
* Ken advised members of Ed Jackle's passing earlier this month. Ed a long time
    member of the club was a good friend to all. In behalf of the club, Kenny has
    sent our condolences to his wife and his family. Ed always a strong supporter of
    model boat sailing will be missed.
* Buoys will be removed from the lake on Thursday, 11/16/17 weather permitting.
    All hands are asked to assist. The alternative day for removal is Saturday,
    10/18/17. Winter buoys will be placed in the lake at that time.
* Ken noted that the RG95 rudder shaft could become loose and wobble due to
    wearing of the plastic housing. A fix is possible by coating the shaft of the
    rudder with CA and allowing it to dry thoroughly. Anyone experiencing this
    problem should as about this technique.
* Re: the Shed, as of this date there is no word from the park as to when they
    plan to remove and install a new shed. The park said the shed cannot be
    repaired and they plan to replace it.
* Soling Jig. Murray will store the Jig used to assemble the hull for future
    use. Anyone planning to assemble a Soling should contact him.
* RG65: the group had a pros and cons discussion concerning the customizing of
    the RG65. This subject is open for discussion at future meetings.
* Murray gave a demonstration of how to make an inexpensive but high quality
    Keel-Fin for the 50's. The technique involves aluminum flashing, balsa wood, CA,
    and epoxy. It is light, strong and a work of art.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2017. It is also Officer
Election night. The agenda will include nomination and election of officers and
changes to the racing schedule for the 2018 season.
The meeting was adjourned at 9 pm.

Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017
Posted 09/13/2017


* The meeting opened at 8:10 pm at the Special Activities Building, Parking Lot #8.
    The minutes of the August 7th meeting were read by the Secretary, seconded and
    approved with 10 members in attendance. Treasurer ED C. gave his report, which
    was seconded and approved.

* Ken advise that he and Ed met with Justin Logerfo of the NC Parks department and
    was told the shed is in bad condition and not repairable. A temporary fix was made
    to the door. The park plans to demolish the shed and replace it sometime in the
    future. We were advised that they could provide temporary storage for the
    equipment in the shed. More information should be available by the next meeting.

* Racing rules and etiquette were discussed at some length. Ken advised that at
    all cost skippers should avoid collisions. If you need to slow your boat Spill
    some air or wiggle your rudder but above all avoid hitting another boat. If you
    are sailing or racing on the lake you need to Learn the rules of right of way
    which can be found on the website.

* On Saturday, September 16, we have scheduled DF95 Relay Racing. Two members
    will be chosen to sail one of their DF95 boats. The two man teams will be chosen
    by Kenny who will pair-up skippers based on this year's racing results. Racing
    will start at 10 am. If you do not have a DF95 you can come to the event and
    you will be paired up with a partner with a DF95. The relay races will be two
    laps around the course each skippered by each member of the team. Team members
    should assist their partner during the races. Coffee and Danish will be
    available at 9:20 am. Come early and have some fun.

* This fall we are planning to schedule an End of Season Luncheon on Saturday,
    November 11, 2017. We would appreciate your response to this idea. Please if
    you can attend please advise one or more of the board members at the lake or you
    send me an email. My email address is fjconte@optonline.net . Please respond by
    October 1st so we can make arrangements.

* Ken advised his steering servo for the DF95 stopped working and he had to
    get a new servo. To install the new servo it was necessary to drill out the
    screw holes to fit the new servo. He used a HS 55 servo on his 95, which also
    can be used on the 65. The temporary fix can be made through the hatch.

* The club will consider buying some spare parts for the DF95 for resale to
    members who need the replacement parts. Murray will make a list of parts to be
    considered at the next meeting. The budget for 95 spare parts will be limited to
    $200.

* There was a discussion about sails available for the DF95. The
    Competitive DF95 will be limited to the Out of the Box boat.

* There was an informative discussion concerning batteries and charging batteries.

* Our October meeting will be held on Monday, October 23rd at 7:30pm.

* The meeting ended at 9 pm.,
Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting on Monday, August 7, 2017
Posted 08/10/2017


* The meeting opened at 8:15 pm at the Special Activities Building, lot #8.
* The minutes of the previous meeting held on May 15, 2017 were read by the
      Secretary and approved with 8 members in attendance.
* Treasurer ED C was not unable to attend and Frank C. gave his report, which
      was seconded and approved.
* Ken opened the meeting noting that single use tubes of CA or superglue are now
      available in packages of 4 and the rings needed for the DF95 are available at
      Causeway Bait and Tackle on Merrick Road.
* Frank C. noted effective 2017 the fee for the use of the room for our meetings
      has been raised to $50 from $35.
* In response to questions from the members in attendance Ken gave tips on
      various aspect of racing.
           How to determine when clear to make a turn at the mark,
           definition of barging at the start,
           asking for room at the buoy,
           asking for water, when a lee boat has the right of way,
           penalty for failure to give way at the mark etc.
* The members agreed that the special event schedule for Saturday, September 16
      would be a Coffee and Doughnut Regatta for DF95's. The plan is to have RELAY
      RACING at that day. Two members will be chosen to sail one of their boats based
      on their standings for the season. The teams will be made by pairing-up the
      sailor with the best results with the sailor with the worst performance etc.
      Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 9:30 am, racing will start at 10 am.
      The last time we did this it was very, very successful and all had a great time.
      You need not need to have a DF95 to sail in the relay racing. So please plan to
      attend and race and come early.
* Member dues are almost fully paid up. If you have not paid prepare a check,yno cash,
      payable to Ed C. and bring it to the lake.
* The meeting ended at 9 pm.

Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, June 5, 2017
Posted 06/08/2017


1. The meeting opened at 7:35 pm at the Special Activities Building, lot #8.
2. The minutes of the previous meeting held on May 15, 2017 were read by the
      Secretary and approved with 11 members and 1 guest in attendance.
3. Future member Eli W. was welcomed to the meeting by the members.
4. New members Ed A. and Lefty L. are welcomed to the club by the members.
5. The Treasurer ED C. gave his report that was second and approved.
6. Ken opened the meeting noting the Boy Scout Jamboree schedule for Saturday,
      May 20 did not occur.
7. Ken announced a change to the use of the two buoys at the south end of the
      lake. These buoys will be treated as a gate. The green buoy closest to the path
      will be moved westward in the lake to provide an opening of approximately 20
      feet between the two buoys. Boats racing south will have the option of using
      either buoy as a mark turning east or west to round head to the next mark.
8. Ron L. conducted a review of the 'Rules of the road' that apply for racing.
      Rules #10, #11, #12, and parts of #18 thru #21 were covered. Members are asked
      to research these rules on our website. It is important you become familiar with
      the rights of way under certain situations. Sticking to the rules will not only
      build a stronger club, it will prevent unnecessary accidents and damages to the
      boats. Your motto should be 'Always sail by the rules.'
9. It was noted that 'Barging' is one of the primary causes of accidents and
      delays in races. Barging should be avoided at all cost. If you need
      clarification please ask one of the experienced sailors at the lake for
      guidance.
10. ALL BOATS MUST HAVE NUMBERS WHEN RACING.
      If you have a boat without numbers on the sail please place a temporary
      number on the sail using tape. If you need sail numbers contact Murray
      and he will assist you and advise. The exec committee now has access to a
      web page list of all boat number assignments.
11. Carol R. is selling her Soling with an extra sail. Mark has expressed an
      interest. If you are looking for a Soling contact Ken or Carol.
12. Ken recommended new sailors learn by following an experience sailor when
      racing. Note the sail positions, ability to point-up, course choices, etc. while
      following. Reading the wind on the lake can be tricky and this is an excellent
      way to get good experience.
13. Ken noted if you buy a new DF95 the best time to number the sail is before
      attaching it to the mast. Tape the sail down to a table. Also the DF95 is
      available with two different radios. The more expensive combination is the
      better radio. If you are planning to buy a DF95 combo boat with radio the $400


The meeting ended at 9:10 pm.

Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, May 15, 2017
Posted 05/17/2017


1. The meeting opened at 7:35 pm at the Special Activities Building, lot #8.
2. The minutes of the previous meeting held on March 4, 2017 were read, seconded
      and approved with 10 members and 1 guest in attendance. Future member Ed A.
      was welcomed by all present.
3. Ed C., Treasurer, was unable to attend the meeting and asked Frank C. to give
      the Treasurer's report and it was second and approved.
4. Ken opened the meeting by advising there are a number of boats for sale.
5. Dick W. is selling an ODOM kit, a wood 36/600 built by Russell Page and a
      "Skinny" 50/800. Anyone interested in the boats should contact Ken.
6. Marshall offered for sale fully equipped Soling, built last year, with lots
      of parts and equipment including a Futaba 2.4 radio: The boat was bought by
      Allen H. at the meeting.
7. Ken reminded everyone there are two racing-bags in the shed. Members who come
      to the lake to race should take the initiative by going to the shed and get a
      racing bag. The bag contains the starter-clock, clipboard and forms and pencils.
      If you arrive early go to the shed and get the one of the racing bags. If you
      do not remember or do not know the combination ask one of the other members at
      the lake.
8. Members are advised there is a building Jig for the Soling which is used to
      assemble the hull of the Soling. The Jig is absolutely necessary to correctly
      build the boat. The Jig is held by Ed C., our Treasurer. Any member wishing to
      use the jig is required to leave a $50 deposit with the Treasurer who will be
      returned it when the jig is returned.
9. The Racing Scheduled calls for Relay Racing on Saturday, May 20. We have
      decided to postpone the event to a later date to be advised. Also we are
      advised there is a Boy Scout Jamboree on the weekend of May 20th. No racing
      will be scheduled for that day. We will discuss at the next meeting any special
      event to be scheduled this year.
10. Ken reviewed in detail some of the adjustments and features of the DF95. He
      pointed out many tips and noted the DragonFlite95.com website has made a
      specific change relative to the mainsheet bridle ring. A copy of the new rule
      related to the Mainsheet Bridle Ring is shown below. It is recommend you go to
     the website
                http://dragonflite95.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/V1.2-Rule-Changes-Explained.pdf

      Also the change or update will be reviewed again at the next meeting and at
      the lake the next time we sail the DF95.
11. C.7 Mainsheet Bridle Ring This a new Rule, in two parts:
      The stainless steel ring supplied by the builder may be substituted by any
      similar ring. The ring as supplied with the boat can have sharp corners that
      chafe through the mainsheet cord very quickly, so you are now allowed to
      substitute this ring with one of a similar size having a more radiused cross
      section.
      A third cord may be fitted to secure the position of the ring. It's front end
      shall be fastened around the head of the keel bolt and then lead back around the
      ring with a bowsie adjuster.
      Currently, the ring is located by adjustable cords to the deck eyes at each side
      of the boat. A third, adjustable cord lead forward and located around the head
      of the keel bolt will prevent the ring from sliding back beyond the position of
      the sheeting eye on the boom. This means the mainsheet is being pulled in at the
      optimum angle from the boom, reducing the load on the sailwinch. See photo below
      illustrating the installation of this third cord.


     The meeting ended at 8:50 pm.
After the meeting Ken reviewed a brief history of the club for new members. Also
a discussion involving suppliers and the DF95 continued.


Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, April 3, 2017
Posted 03/18/2017


1. The meeting opened at 7:30 pm at the Special Activities Building, lot #8.
2. The minutes of the previous meeting held on March 4, 2017 were read, seconded
    and approved with 9 members in attendance.
3. Ed Crawford was not able to attend. No Treasurer's report was given.
4. Ken opened with how well the coffee and donuts as received and suggest we
    have a trial coffee and donuts on Tuesdays for the month of April for the
    RG65 and DF95 sailors, starting on April 11th.
5. Ken noted the on-line vendor for the DF65 has alternative sails for the boat
    and the A+ sail are not legal for competition racing.
6. Bob Savage has an ODOM for sale with a fiberglass body and deck. Also there
    is another ODOM and (2) two 36's for sale. Anyone interested in these boats
    should contact Ken for further information.
7. Frank C. read an email he sent to Newsday with information about the club and
    a video of a 50/800 race. It would be great to have them do a story about
    the club. Anyone interested helping to promoting the club should contact
    Frank for further discussion and planning.

The meeting ended at 8:26 pm.
Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Saturday, March 4, 2017
Posted 03/18/2017


1.   The meeting opened at 10:10 am at the Special Activities Building, lot #8.
2.   The minutes of the previous meeting on November 7, 2016 were read. Ed
      Crawford, our new Treasurer gave his report. Both reports were seconded
      with 11 members in attendance.
3.   The club recognizes and thanks Jim Thompson, our outgoing Treasurer, for
      his years of outstanding service to the club. His faithful and diligent work
      has been greatly appreciated. Jim has always been there for the club, giving his
      support and energy to the organization and its members. Jim plans to
      continue to sailing as a member whenever he can. Our sincere gratitude to
      Jim Thompson for all he has done for the club.
4.   Ken noted we had good sailing in January this year, a great start for 2017.
5.   The winter buoys did not hold up to well this year. Rethink for next winter.
6.   Wednesday, March 9th - weather permitting, at 10 am. The summer buoys will
      be refurbished. Temperatures should be moderate on Wednesday. All able hands
      are asked to attend.
7.   Saturday, March 18th - the summer buoys will be placed in the lake. Bring a
      boat of your choice and sail if the weather is good.
8.   Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM - Our next meeting.
9.   Tuesday, April 4th Ð Start of our first week of racing

      (Tuesday, April 4th - RG65)
      (Thursday April 6th - 36/600)
      (Saturday April 8th - Soling)

10.  Saturday, May 20th - Please note we are planning to have a RG65 Coffee and
      Donuts Relay Racing Day.
11.  2017 Racing schedules for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday racing are posted
      on our website.
12.  It was reported the rudder shaft on the DF95 might enlarge the opening
      around the shaft. Most of the time the play in the rudder shaft is not serious.
      If you need to solve the problem ask Ken, Murray or Frank for suggested
      solutions.
13.  The Secretary noted it that the list of members includes 30 names.
      (10 members are not actively sailing, 18 members paid dues,
      (officers do not pay dues) and approximately 16 members are actively sailing.)
14.  Sail numbers are essential for the DF95. You should use the same number as
      your Soling.
15.  Recruit new members was briefly discussed. The most reliable method seems
      to be talking and invite people who come to the lake and watch us sailing.
      Most >visitors are not aware we are a racing club. Posters and special events
      were discussed. It is important we address this subject. If you have any
      suggestions contact me or Kenny or Murray. Call or send an email.
16.   DF95 sailors should note whenever the water level at the lake is too low
      to sail the 50/800s we will schedule the DF95. This will allow addition
      Saturday time to the DF95.
17.  The rule for the DF95 will be out of the box is standard for racing.
18.  The meeting ended at 11:35 am.

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday,November 7 2016
Posted 11/10/2016



The meeting opened at 7:45 pm at the Special Activities Building near parking
lot #8. The minutes of the previous meeting on October 10, 2016 were read. The
Treasurer gave his report. Both were seconded and approved with 10 members in
attendance. Members were asked if they had received the emails concerning the
meeting.

DF95 After a brief discussion the members decided the best choice for the
coming season was to alternate sailing the DF95 and the RG65 on Tuesday mornings.

Saturday November 19 is the last day of scheduled racing. We will be racing the
DF95 instead of the Solings. After the races the buoys will be removed from the
lake. Ken brought a new winter buoy made from a float and rod available as a
plumbing supply. He will purchase and prepare 6 winter buoys to be placed in
the lake when the regular buoys are removed.

Ken opened the discussion of the new DF95. Murray brought an assembled boat and
John his new unassembled boat in a box. Identification of the boats is of major
concern. Many members are painting the bodies or applying tape to distinguish
their boats from others. But it is essential you have a unique boat number
properly displayed on the boat. You can use the assigned Soling number. Sail
numbers should be no less than 3 inches and placed on both sides of the main and
jib sail (starboard side above the port side).

Ken brought a 5 cell NIMH battery by TenEnergy #11114 that fits perfectly in the
compartment of the DF95. The battery is rechargeable and is approximately equal
in size to the battery cartridge that comes with the boat.

The assembly of the boat was discussed. The instructions that come with the boat
are good. Ken noted a key item to look for when assembling the boat is the
proper placement of the mast base that fits into the hull.

The nomination and election of Officers was held for all positions except the
Treasurer. Jim Thompson will continue as Treasurer until a replacement is
elected.

The 2017 Board of Officers is:
  * Commodore      Ken Keighron
  * Vice Commodore     Ron Lange
  * Rear Commodore     Murray Weiser
  * Treasurer      Jim Thompson
  * Secretary      Frank Conte


Contrary to the last meeting minutes, we will have a December meeting to be held
on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10 AM.

The meeting ended at 8:55 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday,October 10, 2016
Posted 10/16/2016


The meeting opened at 7:45 pm at the Special Activities Building near parking
lot #8. The minutes of the previous meeting on September 14, 2016 were read. The
Treasurer gave his report. Both were seconded and approved with 13 members in
attendance.

Members were asked if they had received the emails concerning the meeting. Two
did not receive the email; one was an email address change the other the address
was correct but it was not received to be checked out by Frank and Murray.

It was reported that Willis Hobby is selling the RG65 for $150. The soling in
the shed is for sale for $300. Three members have an interest in the boat. If
you have an interest in adding a boat to your fleet come to the meeting or send
me a message.

DF95 -A discussion as to when we will start racing the DF95 triggered a number
of suggestions. One idea was to alternate the DF95 and RG65 on Tuesdays. Another
was to race the same day with fewer races for each boat. Another idea was to
have delayed starts for the RG65s after the DF95s in the same race and record
the finishes as normal. Ron suggested we schedule the DF95 racing on Wednesday
expanding our racing schedule. The schedule for the 2017 season has to be
finalized before the start of the new season. Bring your ideas to the next
meeting.

The racing rules for the DF95 were discussed. The major concern is do we use
Out of the Box vs. National rules. This subject needs to be aired again. If
you have a position on the subject make your feeling known to one of the board
members or attend the next meeting.

Bob B. commented on how much he enjoyed the relay races for the RG65 on our Fall
RG65 Regatta on September 17th. The group overwhelmingly expressed interest in
the relay race concept, which pairs an experienced sailor and a novice sailor
because it proved to be beneficial to both members of the team. The concept will
be on the 2017 schedule and possibly expanded next season.

The nomination and election of Officers will be held at our next meeting on
Monday, November 7, 2016. Members are urged to attend this meeting. Five
Officers are to be elected. Members will be asked to nominate candidates for
office. Members can nominate or write-in candidates on the ballot.

The present board of Officers is:
   * Commodore Ron Lange
   * Vice Commodore Ken Keighron
   * Rear Commodore Murray Weiser
   * Treasurer Jim Thompson
   * Secretary Frank Conte

Jim Thompson and Ken Keighron have advised they will no longer able to continue
as officers in 2017.

The November event schedule was briefly reviewed. It is the same as the schedule
on the website with the addition to the last day of racing, Saturday, November
19th.
On this day we are planning to remove the buoys and store them in the
shed, depending on weather conditions. We will decide on winter buoys at the
next meeting scheduled for Monday, November 7, 2016.

The meeting ended at 9:10 pm.

Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, August 1, 2016
Posted 08/11/2016



The meeting opened at 7:35 pm at the S.A.T. Building near parking lot #8.
The minutes of the previous meeting on June 6, 2016 were read.
The Treasurer gave his report. Both reports were seconded and approved with
18 members and 1 guest in attendance.

* Ron and Murray reviewed for the new members the boats we sail and the rules
    the club has concerning each class of boat.
* Ron covered the Soling exceptions and that there are 3 fleets that race
    together but scored separately, the A class, B class and non-standard boats.
* There will be a Picnic Soling Regatta on Saturday, September 17, 2016, which
    will be open to other clubs and sailors in the area. All members are asked
    to alert anyone who may be interested in attending and racing. Members are
    asked to volunteer to assist in preparation for the day.
* Ed C. suggested changing the schedule to Saturday, Tuesday and Wednesday
     next year. This item will be open for discussion at the next meeting.
* Kenny brought his RG65 for instructions as to adjustments and details
    concerning the boat.
* Ron brought his Soling and explained his method for set-up and the six (6)
    measurements he makes prior to sailing the boat. The details adjustments
     will be posted on the webpage.
* Frank C. asked for racing strategy session at the next meeting, to be
    conducted by the experienced sailors for the benefit of the new sailors.
     What are they looking for when setting up, in starting and during the race?

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday September 12, 2016.

The meeting ended at 9 pm.

Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, June 6 2016
Posted 06/18/2016



The meeting opened at 7:40 pm at the S.A.T. Building near parking lot #8.
The minutes of the previous meeting on May 2, 2016 were read and the Treasurer
gave his report. Both reports were seconded and approved with 9 members and 2
guests in attendance.

* Ron opened the meeting asking for items from the attendees. No old business
was discussed.
* Kenny commented on the Spring Soling Regatta. He thanked all who attended and
especially those who helped getting the food and drinks and preparing for the
event. There was a good turnout with lots of competitive racing.
* Ken noted the red buoy near the south end of the lake is near a high spot in
the lake and should not be used for large keeled boats. The general consensus
is to keep it in place as a warning buoy.
* Murray suggested we should consider using a one class of Solings regardless of
special sails because the present divisions of the A, B and special sails make
it difficult to report. The issue will be deferred until such time more
skippers can participate.

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm

There will not a meet in July.

The next meeting is scheduled for
Monday, August 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm at the S.A.T
building adjacent to parking lot #8.


Respectfully,
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, May 2, 2016
Posted 05/08/2016



The meeting opened at 7:32 pm at the S.A.T. Building near parking lot #8.
The minutes of the previous meeting on March 5, 2016 were read and the Treasurer
gave his report; both were seconded and approved with 11 members in attendance.

Ken opened the meeting noting the water level at the lake was low and we may
have to move some buoys.
He asked who at the meeting would be attending the Spring Soling Regatta
scheduled on Saturday, May 21st. We need an estimate as to the number of
members and guests plan to attend so we can plan the food and drinks. There is
no charge for members and their guests. We urge anyone planning to attend or
race to contact one or more of the club's officers so we can compile an
estimate. Noting attendance at the lake has been light, mostly due to weather conditions this early spring.

There was a discussion as to how to improve and increase
attendance. It was suggested we increase using the RG65's with short course
racing; schedule more Soling's races because it is the largest fleet; racing
later in the day on Saturday and Sunday to promote more interest in the club.
Also using a buddy system among members to motivate better attendance.

Frank J. has a brand-new radio for sale. It is a Tactic TTX404, 4 channels,
2.4 GHz and an excellent choice for RG65 sailors who want to upgrade from the
radio that comes with the boat. The price is one-half of its cost. The radio can
accommodate 4 boats. If you are interested! call Frank J. at (516) 333-8960.

Frank C. purchased a unique 36/600 built by Stan Blum. The boat needs lots of
work. He plans to refurbish the boat and compete on Thursdays.

Ed C. purchased a new Ver. 4 Dragon Force RG65 and brings more competition
this new class of boats. Welcome aboard Ed.

Ken, Ed and Frank C. will work on developing a promotional plan for the club
for media. The intent is to increase interest in the club through local radio
and print media. Anyone interested in helping or who has contacts in this area
should call or email one of them.

John R. made an excellent suggestion. We should consider promoting the club at
the many flea markets held at the park. Anyone interested in getting involved
should come forward.

Members are asked to pass out the club cards when appropriate at the lake and
to volunteer to help interest people get more information. Business cards can
found in the racing bags.

The meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 6th at 7:30pm at the S.A.T.
Building at Parking lot #8.



Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte
Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, April 11, 2016
Posted 04/14/2016



The meeting opened at 7:30 pm. The minutes of the previous meeting on March 5,
2016 were read. The Treasurer's report was give. Both were seconded and approved
with 14 members in attendance.

We welcome new member Richard Einhorn to the club. Richard is an experienced
sailor and sails a Soling (#88). We look forward to seeing him at the lake on
April 23rd.

Ken opened the meeting advising Race Director Assignments are not possible at
this time. We thank again our volunteer RD's who show up at the lake and perform
this service when able. Noting the RD function needs to be assumed by the
participants of the race if no one is available to be the RD. Ken asked members
to come to the lake with a boat even if your boat is not schedule that day.

Ken noted the buoys have been placed in the lake but some may have to be moved
if located in a bad spot or the water level is not good.

The Spring Soling Regatta will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 10 am. This year
we will have food and drinks after the races in the parking lot area. Ken will
get the food; Frank, the beverages and Bob B. will bring watermelon. Members
are asked to bring folding chairs if they have them. We are looking forward to
seeing all of you at the Regatta.

The Racing schedules for all classes of boats are posted on our website.
Murray will place a printable schedule on the first page of the website.

The scheduled racing days are as follows:
Tuesday Dragon-R65 and Victoria
Wednesday Practice or open sailing, no races
Thursday ODOM's and 36's
Saturday Solings and Marblehead (50/800)

Frank has purchased two Dragon Force RG65's, Ver. 4, the latest generation.
One will be available to a new member at cost plus the club membership fee as
part of our Fast Start incentive program. The boat is not assembled.

The scheduling of RG65 on the Saturdays concurrent with sailing the 50's was
discussed. The general feeling is racing the boats together is problematic and
needs further study or possible a trial race.

Frank tested the use of Email to communicate with members earlier this month.
Approximately 50% of the members responded to the request to confirm receipt of
the message. A Second request for confirmation resulted in about 15% not
responding. In the future any changes in schedule will be emailed and then
followed up with the telephone-tree communication method.

Murray demonstrated a Centek voltage meter available at Harbor Freight. It is an
inexpensive handy way to confirm the strength and reliability of your batteries
at a nominal cost.

Members who do not have the club business cards can find a supply in the racing
bag. The meeting ended at 8:35 pm.

The May meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 2 at 7:30pm at the Lanin House.

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte
Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Saturday, March 5, 2016
Posted 03/15/2016


Minutes of the meeting, Saturday, March 5, 2016

The meeting opened at 10:05 am. The minutes of the previous meeting on Dec. 5,
2015 and the Treasurer's report were read, seconded and approved with 16 members
in attendance.

Ken opened the meeting by giving a caution and recommendation. He noted before
attempting to start a servo with a battery after a period of storage he
recommended to first move the servo arm by hand. Often after in winter storage
the servo will get stuck and using the battery to move a stuck servo it can and
often will burn out the servo.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 12 pm, Buoy Preparation. Members are invited to join
Ken at the shed to evaluated and prepare the buoys. This year we plan on
preparing two sets of starting buoys; one at the usual south starting point, the
other at a starting point further north on the lake. The buoys will have a more
uniformed look using the vinyl tape that worked out well last year. The buoys
will be place in the lake based on a diagram of the lake.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10 am buoys in the water. Members are asked to come
and assist in the placement of the buoys. Also they should to be prepared to
have an open day of sailing. Bring your Soling or any boat you would like to
sail.

The April meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 4 at 7:30pm.

A Soling Spring Regatta event will be scheduled for a Saturday, May 21, 2016.
This year we plan to have food and beverages. The details will be decided at the
April meeting.

The Racing schedules for all classes of boats are on our website.
Members are recommended go to the website and note the dates. The Racing Days
for the 2016 season is the same as last year.

Tuesday Dragon-R65 and Victoria
Wednesday Practice or open sailing, no races
Thursday ODOMs and 36s
Saturday Solings and Marblehead (50/800)
(Many members sail every other day of the week at or about 10am.)

Ken will review score and Race result sheets. The supply for the day-bags will
be replenished. Score sheets which are posted to the web site should not
include last names.

Race Director Assignments will be discussed at the April meeting. We thank to
the volunteer RD's for their help.

Radios were discussed. Ken noted the need of a good radio is critical to a
boat's performance. It appears Futaba may have stopped making the "6J 2.4ghz"
radio. The pros and cons of the Spectrum were discussed. This subject will be
discussed again at the April meeting.



New Ideas and suggestions briefly discussed at the meeting:


* The Club to purchase and assemble one RG65's and offer it to new member at
a premium price in order to enable a new members to become active. "Fast Start
Program"
* Recommendation by Murray of a meter offered by Harbor Freight that provides a
reading of a battery's strength and ability to performance.
* Late Afternoon Sailing Schedule for the months of May and June to attract new
members.
* Schedule racing of the RG65's on the Saturdays at the same day the 50's are
scheduled in order to provide addition-racing time for the starter boat and
additional visibility of the boat to the public.
* The recommendation of ODOM as the next boat for new sailors after the RG65 and
the Soling.
* Discuss "Can the Victoria be salvaged as the active boat on the schedule?"
* Using Email to communicate going to lake on non-schedule times for selected
Boats. 'Email a Buddy'.
* How do we pursue Newsday or the Park in the interest of telling the EPMYC
story and expand our public relations.
* All Members should have a ready supply of business cards when at the lake to
help promote the club and attract new members. Cards are available in the racing
bag. The supply will be replenished in packets of 10 cards this spring.

The meeting ended at 11:50 am.

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte
Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, December 5, 2015
Posted 12/08/2015


Vice Commodore Kenny Keighron opened the meeting at 10:15 am with 10 members in
attendance on a beautiful sunny morning (al fresco) at a picnic table area near
the Lannin house. (Access to the building was not available.)

Secretary, Frank Conte, read the minutes of the November meeting and Treasurer,
Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last meeting.
Both seconded and approved.

Attending members were polled concerning an email asking for a response as to
who will or not able to attend the meeting. It appears most did not read the
email for various reasons. Ken suggested we activate the phone tree system to
advise of members of future meetings. The current Phone-Tree list will be
updated and distribute to the Phone-Tree leaders.

Buoy maintenance and repainting was briefly discussed. Some buoys need
repainting but on the whole the use of different color tapes worked well this
past season. This item will be on the agenda this coming spring.

Winter sailing was briefly discussedÉ anyone planning to sail on a Tuesday,
Wednesday or Saturday because the weather conditions are good should call or
email other members advising their intent to go to the lake. You can send a
message through the EPMYC web-site email system or call a buddy or someone who
can contact other people who want to sail. If you wish to use our website
contact Murray and he will assign you a password enabling you to access the
website email. Servos for the RG65É Ken discussed the servos for the RG65 and other boats.The
RG65 rudder servo is available from Willis Hobby for $12. It is a Hitec #H55.
The sheet servo is available from Gateway, Item #880545, (made by the original
equipment manufacturer, Joysway for approximately $25. Ken pointed out that if
a servo is jammed or friction the servos tend to burnout. He suggests a
spare servo on hand is a good idea. Also a better quality radio than the
original equipment is suggested. The RG65 has turned out to be a good boat
because it is easy to transport and performs well in most conditions. It offers
the new and the experience sailor competitive racing at a low cost for a highly
technical boat.

Jim advised he would bring some sail repair cloth that can be used as a hatch
cover for the RG65 and cable-wire extenders to the next meeting. Another
suggestions included marking the Starboard and Port side of the boat with Green
or Red tape or stickers for quick identification as to what tack the boat is on.
Members are asked to put their assigned boat numbers on the sails. If you wish
to share suggestions with all members relative to any boat you can bring your
ideas to the next meeting and we will distribute them to all members.

The next meeting would be on Saturday, February 6, 2016, depending on weather
and parking lot conditions. There will not be a meeting in January.
The Phone-Tree alert system will be activated in addition to the email notices
prior to the next meeting.

Members are reminded the 2016 membership fee is $25. You can pay your dues by
check payable to Jim Thompson. You can mail you check to him or bring it to the
February meeting. If you need his address email me or ask a buddy.

The Board wishes to thank all members for your participation this past year. It
was a good competitive season. See more members at the meetings would be nice.
Greater participation and fellowship would not only enhance the quality of the
meetings but ensure the longevity and vitality of the club.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 am.

Happy and healthy holidays

Best wishes to all.
Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte
Secretary





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, November 2, 2015
Posted 11/12/2015


Vice Commodore Kenny Keighron opened the meeting at 7:32 pm with 13 members in
attendance.

Secretary, Frank Conte, read the minutes of the last meeting on October 12,2015.
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last meeting.
Re-election of officers took place and the existing board was re-elected by
unanimous consent.
* The officers for the year 2016 are as follows:
Ron Lange Commodore
Kenny Keighron Vice Commodore
Murray Weiser Rear Commodore
Jim Thompson Treasurer
Frank Conte Secretary

Frank circulated a list of member information for correction and verification.
Verification of the information for members who do not attend meeting will be
confirmed by calling these members. It was suggested we prepare a list of boats
available for sale. Any member wishing to place a boat or boats on the list should email or call Frank with the information.

Ken advised the last day of regular racing and removal of the buoys will be
Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Ken will not be able to be at the lake on November 14th. He asked for volunteers
to attend to the removal and storage of the buoys in the shed. Jim and Frank
will see to these duties. Anyone able to help should remain at the lake after
the races. John B. volunteered his wagon to transport the buoys. Murray hasv volunteer to make temporary winter buoys.

Ron P. and Frank will make a diagram of the lake and the existing buoys. Notes
concerning the depth of the water at each buoy placement on the diagram will
serve as a ready reference next year.

Bob B. advised he has about 20 sash weights and will bring them to the lake for
storage and use next season.

The December Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 10am.
The meeting dates and agenda items for the January and February meetings will be
advised. Members are invited to recommend to the board special subjects they
would like to be covered at the winter meetings. Please bring your suggestions
to the December meeting or email your suggestions to Frank C.

RG65 (original equipment) radio problemsÉ have been coming up.
A motion was passed stating any radio can be used with the RG65.
The overall rule remains the boat must be Out of the Box to qualify for racing.

ED C. brought to the meeting a coffee pot, urn and special tabletop wooden
board. Ken will store these items until a better location is decided. The
equipment was used in the past to serve hot coffee and donuts on Saturday
mornings

Ken reminded new members they are invited to ask experienced members to check
out their boats when at the lake. It is a great way to gain knowledge and
benefit from experienced sailors.

It was notedÉ this year, and in the past, there have been a many of violations
of racing rules and racing etiquette. This subject as well as racing tips and
racing strategy are excellent subjects for our winter meeting. It would be to
our mutual benefit to address these subjects at our winter Saturday morning meetings.
Anyone willing to help in this area is asked to step forward and advise.

The meeting ended at 8:23 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte
Secretary





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, October 12, 2015
Posted 10/13/2015


Commodore Ron Lange opened the meeting at 7:35 pm with 9 members in attendance.
Secretary, Ron Lange read the minutes of the last meeting.
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last meeting.

Old Business:
Election of Officers - It was agreed that the Election of officers would be postponed to the November Meeting because of the low member turnout.


New Business:
Buoys out; Last day of racing.

The last day of scheduled racing will be Saturday Nov 14.
After the racing the buoys will be pulled and stored in the shed for the winter.
Winter buoys – Kenny will check the winter buoys that were stored in the shed over
the summer. Murray will check on a new design for any that need to be replaced
for this winter. The buoys will be put in on Nov 14.

Dues – It was moved and agreed that the dues will be reduced to $25 for 2016.
Weekly Schedule – The new 2015 schedule was discussed and all agreed that
it has worked out well. We will therefore plan that same schedule for 2016.

Kenny will put together the schedule for 2016. Sailing will start the first
Saturday after St. Patty’s day and buoys will be set in the water. There will
be two weeks of practice racing with eachof the boat types having one day.
After that the scoring part of the season will begin. It was agreed that
we would maintain 2 scheduled regattas. One the week before Memorial Day and
the second one week after labor day. I was agreed that the name of the regatta
would be changed from Harry G. to the“Memorial Regatta” which this year would
honor Scott, Russ and Stretch.

Winter meeting schedule – It was agreed that the winter meeting day would be shifted
to 10am on Saturday’s so that we would have daylight for the commute to the park.

RG65 binding problem
The issues of allowing the use of high performance transmitters and receivers
for the Dragon Force was discussed. Since we are trying to keep the boat
out of the box it will require the membership to agree to this change. It was
agreed to table the vote until next meeting where we expect higher attendance.
Ron P. has totally switched over and indicated that several others have as well.

Member list – Ron P. requested that we update the member list and distribute it to
members. Murray recommended against using email as a means of distribution due
to liability issues. So we will make up hard copies and keep them in the scoring
bags used at the races. Members will be able to pick up their sheets when they
come down to race.

ODOM – John mentioned that he bought a used ODOM from one of the club members.
The meeting ended at 8:30.

The next hour was devoted to a stand around show and tell of Ron Lange’s 1st
generation Soling. Kenny told how his was built differently and why.
Several members used their phone cameras to capture some of the ideas.

Thanks to all the participants in the discussion

Respectfully submitted

Ron Lange
Commodore




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, September 14, 2015
Posted 10/13/2015


Commodore Ron Lange opened the meeting at 7:30 pm with 11 members in attendance.
Secretary, Ron Lange read the minutes of the last meeting.
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last
meeting.

Old Business:

Ron resent the insurance application from AMYA but has not heard back from the park.

New Business:

The October meeting will include election of officers for 2016.
It was pointed out that we need to modify the park signs because they contain the wrong
information concerning the days that we sail. It is also not a good time to ask the park to
update the signs as we are still trying to get a permit and insurance in place.
The meeting closed at 8:15pm.
The next hour was devoted to a presentation by Ron Lange on the use of telltales. It has been
noted that sailors that do not sail at the optimum angle to the wind loose significant distance.
Thanks to all the participants in the discussion.
Respectfully submitted,
Ron Lange
Commodore


EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, August 3, 2015
Posted 08/11/2015


Commodore Ron Lange opened the meeting at 7:35 pm with 14 members in attendance.
Secretary, Frank Conte read the minutes of the last meeting.
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last
meeting.

Old Business:

The Soling scoring methodology and report was discussed again. The A/B fleets
will be recorded as in the past. Kenny has rebalance the A/B fleets and it
should work better.

Ed C. noted that the results and score sheets have to be double-checked
priorto posting. Ron advised there is a system in place and the sheets are
double-checked.

Minimum boat count for an acceptable meet is 4 boats. The change was made to
four (4) boat last year. This rule applies to all classes.

New Business:

On Saturday, September 12, at 9 am, we will have a coffee and donuts gathering
at the lake at the table near the starting line. All members are invited to
come before the start of Soling racing. Our phone tree leaders are asked to
call their list prior to the day and make a head count and then advise me.

The September meeting will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015, because
the first Monday in September is Labor Day holiday.

The meeting closed at 8:13pm.

The next hour was devoted to a presentation and demonstration by Murray of the
use of carbon fiber material for the fabrication of parts and other applications
in model making. Murray covered the types of bonding, molding, costs, etc.

Thank you Murray for an interesting presentation.
Thanks to all the participants in the discussion.

Respectfully submitted,

Frank Conte
Secretary





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, July 13, 2015
Posted 07/17/2015


The meeting was called to order by Vice-Commodore Ken Keighron at 7:30 p.m. with
nine members present.
Murray Weiser read the minutes of the June meeting and they were approved by the
members.
Jim Thompson gave the Treasurer's report and that report was also approved.

Frank Conte has presented new scoresheets that use a slightly different
calculation than currently in use. Further study and evaluation is needed to
determine whether we should change our current method of scoring.

A discussion was held concerning the continuation of A and B Fleets in the
Soling Class. Murray pointed out that currently there is was only one boat
sailing in the B Fleet this last race. Also, Kenny noted that there are only
two boats that sail in C Fleet which is used by sailors who use sails which
have been approved by the Soling Class but not by our Club Rules. Ken said that
the A and B Fleets will be more evenly divided soon since we have several new
members who are building new Solings and the racing will be improved.

Murray said adding new sailor was no problem but mid season fleet changes could
not be handled by the web app. Ken said he would take responsibility for making
up and posting the score sheets to the web for the Soling class for now.

Ken suggested that we sail both 50/800 and the RG65 classes at the same time but
on different courses since the 50?s need the greater depth at the north end of
the pond; while the RG65?s can sail at the south end of the pond without running
aground. There will be different courses with separate starts.
Ken said that the RG65 is a great boat for our club and our pond; but the stock
radio that comes with the RG65 is not the best. He suggested using the Futaba
radio currently used by many of our members; they are much more reliable and
capable of more sophisticated and reliable control. Also, Ken noted that there
is a very good replacement rudder servo for the RG65 made by Hitec, the Hitec
HS55. It fits the rudder position on the boat without modification and it is
inexpensive and reliable.

We want to hold a September Sail Party on 9/12/15. We could race the Solings and
the RG65s with or without trophies and a lunch to follow. More about this in
August.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Crawford, pinch hitting for Frank Conte





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Monday, June 1, 2015
Posted 07/17/2015


Commodore Ron Lange opened the meeting at 7:35 pm with 14 members in attendance.
Secretary, Frank Conte read the minutes of the last meeting.
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last
meeting.

Old Business:
Ron asked if anyone has a record of the Harry G. winners for 2011 and prior.
He would like to update the winners listed on the trophy.

Ron asked that numbers be shown on the DF65 so that race results can be
properly recorded.

It was agreed that a five-minute rest period would be scheduled after the 5th
race.

The Board recognized 2015 new members of the club and thank them for joining
the group:

Peter Cecere,Edward Ezagui, Paul Ezagui, Ralph Pappas,and Alden Whitehead. New Business A motion was passed to add a C class to the Soling fleet for boats with other
than 'out of the box' sails. The motion was second and approved.

The following is an excerpt from Ron's email of 6/3:

At last nights club meeting we passed a new motion to add a C fleet for the
Solings that will be comprised of boats that do not qualify to sail in the
A or B fleet which use local rules. Our club has a unique set of rules for
building the Soling that were adapted a long time ago when the club split
off from the AMYA because they were getting too liberal in their
interpretation of the class rules. As Kenny described the rule, "it is built
out of the box". So when it comes to sails as an example, our club uses only
the out of the box Victor sails. Where as the AMYA class nationally uses the
specification of the weight of the sailcloth and not who it was built by.

The meeting closed at 8:20pm
The next hour and half was devoted to Fun Stuff concerning the tuning, set-up,
assembly and adjustments to the Soling. New member Ed Ezapui brought his new
soling kit. Ron demonstrated the use his assembly jig and set-up board and
described how the he built his class Soling. It was a great opportunity for
discussion and learning.

Thanks to all the participants.

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Saturday, May 4, 2015
Posted 05/14/2015


Vice-Commodore Kenny Keighron opened the meeting at 7:30pm with 17 members in
attendance. Secretary, Frank Conte read the minutes of the last meeting;
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last
meeting.

Key items discussed:

Ken noted on last Saturday when racing the 500's the water was clear and the
keels were easily visible. The cause could be the park has not put the dye in
the water, which will result in weed growth and cause serious problems for the
lake. He will contact the park and make our concerns known. Also the water level
was down about 4 to 6 inches causing problems for the 500's.

RD assignments have not been made this year and he asked for volunteers to
assist when at the lake. There is a second race bag in the shed with a
countdown clock in the event of DF65 racing on days of other scheduled races.
The objective is to race the DF65 at the south end of the lake during the racing
of larger boats. This concept is to be tested and developed.

The Racing Schedule for the 2015 season is as follows:
* Tuesday Dragon-R65 and Victoria
* Thursday ODOMs and 36s
* Saturday Solings and Marblehead (50/800)
The Henry G is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015. There will not be a picnic
party after the races.

Two new members have joined the club? Alden Whitehead, and experienced model
sailor who was a former commodore of the sailing club in Ronkonkoma and Peter
Cerere, a frequent sailor at the lake who sails a DF65 as well as other boats.
Our best wishes to our new members and many happy days of sailing ahead.

A Good Radio is essential was the recommendation from Ken. The point being a
quality radio does perform better. The recommended radio is the Futaba 6J.

Score sheets were not discussed and will be deferred to a future meeting.

Membership recruiting ? The new club handout card was distributed at the lake
and the meeting to members. If you did not get one there are a number in the
Saturday bag. The card has our racing schedule on the front and on the back.

Request for shorter courses for Soling races to accommodate skippers with
physical limitations.
After discussions concerning recommended servos the meeting ended at 8:45pm.

Respectfully submitted by Frank Conte, Secretary





EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Saturday, March 14, 2015
Posted 03/18/2015


Vice Commodore Kenny Keighron opened the meeting at 10 am with 11 members in attendance.
This meeting originally scheduled for March 7, 2015 was rescheduled due to excessive
amount of snow and parking lots not plowed.

Secretary, Frank Conte read the minutes of the last meeting on February 7, 2015
Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last meeting.

Old Business:
Ken advised the need to change start date due to excessive ice in the lake.
The following are the new dates for the 2015 season.
March 31, 2015    Tuesday, 11am    Buoy Preparation at the Boat Shed
April 7, 2015    Tuesday, 10am    Buoys in the water, bring any boat
April 11, 2015    Saturday,    10am First day of Racing Solings
May 4, 2015    Monday, 7:30 PM Next Meeting

The NEW Racing Days for the 2015 season are as follows:

Tuesday Dragon-R65 and Victoria
Wednesday Practice or open sailing, no races
Thursday ODOMs and 36-600's
Saturday Solings and Marblehead (50/800)


(Members sail almost every other day of the week at about 10 am.)

*   Bouy preparation is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31. All able to assist are
        welcome to meet at the boat shed at 11 am, weather permitting.
*    The Henry G. Racing Event is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2015.
        Preparations for the event will be discussed at the April meeting.
*   New Score sheets will not include last names and personal information
       since they can be viewed on the website. The plan is to use the first name
       and boat number. To be discussed at next meeting.
*   Membership recruiting was discussed.
       The Dragon R65 is the key to attracting
       people interested in the club since the boat is pre-built, inexpensive and an
        easy way to introduce people to RC Sailboat racing.

        Ken suggested we develop a card with all of the information about the boat and
        the club, which can be handed to a prospective member at the lake. A mock-up
       card will be prepared for discussion at the next meeting.

*    Soling modifications and sails were discussed and tabled for next meeting.
*    Public Relations and media contact was discussed and the need to make contact
        with someone at Newsday to see if they wish to put an article in the paper
        this spring. Tabled for further discussion at the next meeting.

*    Pond Insurance needs to be renewed. Ed Crawford provided a copy of last
       year's application.

The meeting ended at 11:30 AM

Respectfully submitted by Frank Conte,
Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, Saturday, February 7, 2015
Posted 02/10/2015


Vice Commodore Kenny Keighron opened the meeting at 10:02am with 13
members in attendance.

Secretary, Frank Conte read the minutes of the last meeting on November 3, 2014.

Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave a report of the financial activity since the last
meeting.

Old Business:

Ken advised changes to the 2015 Racing Schedule. He and Ron Lange have had
discussion and proposed changes to our racing days.

The proposed new schedule is as follows:

Tuesday Dragon-R65 and Victoria
Wednesday Practice or open sailing, no races
Thursday ODOMs and 36s
Saturday Solings and Marblehead (50/800)

Note the following dates:

Next meeting? Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10am
Season Start Day? Saturday, March 21, 2015? Buoys in the water? any boat
First Scheduled Racing day? Saturday, April 4, 2015? Solings.

A detailed schedule will be discussed at our next meeting in March. The reason for
the change from Wednesday to Thursday was to avoid conflict with the Babylon
club schedule and invite them to join us in sailing on Thursday. Ken will contact the
Commodore of the club for further discussion. The objective is to inviting other
clubs to join us in races at Eisenhower Park.


New Business:

* Pond Insurance needs to be renewed. Jim and Kenny will address the
application form and payment with the David Agency.
* New Score sheet need to be printed. Changes or improvement should be
addressed at the next meeting.
* Race-courses will be specified by the Course Committee consisting of Ron,
Kenny and Ira.
* The need for a membership drive was discussed. Invitation of other clubs
and co- membership was opened for discussion as well as recruiting ideas.
Methods of recruiting at the lake were discussed and should be discussed at
all future meetings.
* Membership cards were suggested so club members can receive a 10%
discount at the local hobby shop.
* The need for public relations work for the club was opened. Scheduled
Events and contact with Newsday and other media outlets need to be
explored.


The rest of the meet was devoted to ? Getting you boat ready?. Kenny covered how
to checkout equipment with specific areas of importance. John Remus brought his
Soling and Bob Savage his ODOM. Kenny used both boats to highlight how to check
out your boat before the season starts.

The meeting ended at 12:05.

Respectfully submitted by Frank Conte, Secretary




EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, November 3, 2014
Posted 11/4/2014


The schedule of races and the method of scoring were discussed and a proposed
method for 2015 was supported by all of the members present.

The current schedule is:
Tuesday – Dragon Force practice racing
Wednesday – Alternate weeks we sailed ODOM’s and 36/600’s
Saturday – Alternate weeks we sailed Soling’s and Marbleheads. We had one
Soling regatta near the beginning of the season and one ODOM regatta later in the season.
The number of races needed to qualify for Season standing’s was 7 races and the numberof
boats starting a qualifying race was 5 to have the scores counted for the season.

This year we had plenty of Soling and ODOM qualifiers, however the two less well
attended classes were the Marblehead's and the 36/600’s where we had only one
qualifier in each class. At the meeting we decided to reduce the number of
boats to 4 to be a qualified race and we decided to reduce the number of races
to qualify for the season standing to 6 races. This should significantly
improve our number of races held and the number of qualified skippers. We also
decided that Dragon Force and Victoria will have regularly scheduled races
qualifying for a season trophy. We need to experiment and see if both classes
can use the same start and course. One of the Saturday regattas will be changed
to be a relay race using teams of skippers with Soling’s.

The 2015 schedule is (4 boats to have a qualifying race):
Tuesday – Dragon Force and Victoria racing every Tuesday (9 races to qualify)
Wednesday – Alternate weeks we sail ODOM’s and 36/600’s (6 races to qualify)
Saturday – Alternate weeks we sail Soling’s and Marblehead’s (6 races to
qualify). We have one Soling regatta near the beginning of the season and one
Soling team relay race later in the season.

We kept the Marblehead races on Saturday since we have several members who work
during the week and are only available Saturday.

The elections for 2105 were held and the proposed slate of officers were
unanimously elected.

Ron Lange Commodore
Kenny Keighron - Vice Commodore
Murray Weiser - Rear Commodore
Jim Thompson - Treasurer
Frank Conte - Secretary

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte
Secretary



EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, October 13, 2014
Posted 10/15/2014


The September 10, 2014 Meeting was opened at 7:40 pm by Commodore Ron Lange with
13 members in attendance.

Acting Secretary, Frank Conte read the minutes of the last meeting,

Treasurer, Jim Thompson gave the Treasurers report.

Old Business:

A phone tree concept to keep non-email members and people who do not regularly
open their email, of notices, scheduled races and changes etc. was discussed.
Many members are not attending monthly meetings and coming to the lake during
the racing season. Ron is planning to establish a phone tree system in order to
improve communications.

New Business items:

   A Newsday reporter has expressed an interest in publishing an article about
    the sailing club. (Bob Savage)

    The buoys will be removed from the lake on Saturday, November 8th.

    The fall luncheon will not be scheduled this November. The members agreed to
    schedule an annual meeting and luncheon in the spring of 2015. The spring
    luncheon will be used as a springboard (pun) for the opening season. Date, time
    and place to be advised.

    A mailing may be necessary sometime in the future to advise members if email
    communication is insufficient to keep all members informed.

    Winter buoys will be placed in the lake on November 8th.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 pm.

The group had an extensive discussion and tips session on tuning the Dragon
Force 65 with Ken spearheading the demonstration. The discussion ended at 9:15
pm.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7:30pm.


Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, March 8, 2014
Posted 9/10/2014


The September 8, 2014 Meeting was opened at 7:31 pm by Commodore Ron Lange
with 14 members in attendance. Commodore Lange read the old business items
from the last meeting which were seconded and accepted.

Discussion of items from old business were:
Racing on Thursday vs. Wednesday… it was decided at this time there is no
compelling reason to change the day. Phone tree concept for non-email
members or people who do not regularly check their email will be carried-over
to next meeting for further discussion.

Treasurer Jim Thompson gave the Treasurers report, seconded and accepted.
Ron announced effective Wednesday, September 10th the Race Director’s Day
bag and Clocks will be stored in the Club’s Shed at the park.
RDs are to pick up and return the bags to the Shed on the day of the racing.

The Water Level at the lake appears to be good for all boats. After a brief
discussion, it was decided the water in the lake would be measured for depth
at the same spot at the curb of the lake “ the crack in the curb located
between the two benches”.

New Business:

Ron welcomed three new members to the club.
Brian O’keefe, Frank Kobylard and John Ream
Frank Kobylard contributed $300 to the club as requested by the family of
Russ Page in exchanged for his ODOM.
Ron gave a demonstration on the process of making a contoured sails for
model sailboats which seemed to be of great interest to the members.

Rules of Racing and Right of Way demonstration and discussion was headed
by Ron on the new magnetic white-board. The discussion included many of the
members.

The meeting was closed at 9:32

Respectfully submitted
Frank Conte

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, March 10, 2014
Posted 3/12/2013


The March 10, 2014 meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance by Commodore Ed Kears. 13 members were present.

A motion was made and passed to increase the yearly dues from $25.00 to $30.00.
The treasurer, Jim Thompson, then collected dues from members present.
A RD Schedule was passed out. Ed asked us to resolve any conflicts among our
selves before asking the commodore for help. Rds should hand in a completed score
sheet before closing up the races for the day. Please give results to an officer.
It is very difficult to resolve conflicts days later.

A telephone tree call list will be distributed later.
Jim read the treasurers report which was accepted.
Minutes were accepted as read.

The Commodore restated the ruling that Soling class legal sails may be used for
tune up purposes 2 races prior to a sanctioned regatta.

After much discussion it was decided to have non starting line buoys painted white
with horizontal bands of color ( electrical tape) on them for this year. Next
year when there is enough time for paint drying ,numbers will be affixed. A race
course buoy chart will be made up to better inform racers of the course.

The next meeting will be on April 7, 2014.

PS: The commodore showed his winter project. A thunder Tiger trimaran called a
VOLAN. Looks like a fun boat and a well made kit.

Respectfully submitted
Ed Jackle


EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, October 10, 2013
Posted 10/24/2013


The meeting was opened by Commodore Ed Kears with the pledge of Allegiance.
There were 12 members present.
The end of season luncheon will be held at a restaurant named Spumante
on November 9, 2013. The cost will be $35.00. We hope to have no more than
30 people attend.
Please get your money in to Treasurer Jim Thompson as soon as possible.
There will be unlimited Soda and a cash bar.

The minutes were accepted as read.
The treasurers report was accepted as read.

The commodore feels sure that we will get use of the boat house at no cost to us.
Ed wants to have a light and lock on the house. Bouy designs, colors and
placement were discussed. Frank. Made a presentation with a white board and
various designs. Can we have a paint party at the Boat house?
Once we know what is in the boat house we can decide how to handle the buoys.
The buoys should have numbers on them.

Luncheon was again addressed. A menu was passed around for all to see.
If choices have to be picked we will do it at the next meeting. The next
meeting will be 11/4/13. Cake choice will have to be made.

Murray said that a change in Venue was done last week and email failed.
He would like to set up a hybrid system to notify member on low water.
A phone system may be needed again.

Elections: the same officer slate was nominated for next year by Arnold.
Next meeting will be a election.

Kenny suggested that the club buy a new designed bumper for the Soling.
If club bought 50 at $6.00 and resold them for $10.00 a profit could be made.
The motion was tabled until the November meeting so Ron could get more information.
An out of the box exception would also have to be passed.

Kenny suggested that this Saturday we sail both Soling and Victorias.
Ron believes they are about equal in speed. Ed will try to have an extra
Soling and Vic in the boat house for prospective members to try.
spoke about training for new members. He would like more Sailing
time for the soling.

Ed spoke about a raffle for the dinner. Money was collected for the luncheon.
Ed stated that we have active and inactive membership rates. Kenny said that
new members who joined after August paid for next year. Ray would like an
instructor assigned to each new member.
Ron will try to set up instruction for next year for newer members.
The commodore said that we should let sailors who are tuning for a national
use national equipment as practice prior to the race.

RD experience was discussed. Kenny reviewed procedures involved. It looks
harder than it is. Members will help just ask.
Park use was discussed.

The commodore commended the club on decorum this season.

Respectfully Submitted.
Ed Jackle.


EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
Minutes of the meeting, September 9, 2013
Posted 09/20/2013


The meeting was called to order by Commodore Ed Kaers at 7:40 p.m.
with 20 members present.

Ed Introduced new member Ron Poniatowski who is looking for a Soling.

Sadly, we noted the passing of member Scott Spacie, an excellent
sailor who was happy to share his knowledge and expertise with
others. There will be a memorial service for Scott on
September 22, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., in Huntington. An e-mail will
be sent out to all members with details. Arnold has already
sent a condolence card on behalf of the Club.

Ron Lang’s motion to adopt the AMYA Soling Class rules in the
Eisenhower Park Model Yacht Club came on for a vote of the
membership. After the members marked their ballots, the vote
was 2 for the motion; and, 20 against the motion. The motion
was defeated.

The location for the Annual Luncheon will be decided at the
October meeting; Carol will check a few places, Frank will help.

Ken said that the Mill Pond club is building A boats in a
joint effort with several members participating. Ken passed
around photos of the work. Ken would like to try something
similar in EPMYC on a Soling. We could use the meeting place
to lay out materials and maybe cut and measure. We would not
be able to paint, glue or sand. Ron said he will bring a Soling
to the October meeting; he has nearly completed the build. Ken
said if we had a location to build, we could buy a boat, build
it and then sell it.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully,
Ed Crawford (for Ed Jackle)
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF August 5, 2013
Posted 08/12/2013


The meeting was opened by Commodore Ed Kears. The pledge of Allegiance was taken.
The minutes and the treasurers report was accepted as read.

Ron Lange made a motion to have the club follow the AMYA rules for the Soling
class. Instead of "out of the box" rules and 9 3/4 lb limit. He wants to
allow boats that are class legal to sail in the fleet. Allen seconded the
motion. A discussion followed. Another possibility is to have an A, B,and
C fleet. Ron feels that by building a fleet boat he would need 2 boats.
He also wants to compete nationally.

Murray made a motion to have a committee study the club rules and
make a recommendation.

No definite action was taken as this would affect next years racing.
A vote will be taken at the September meeting.

Arnold has accepted the position as Good and Welfare "person" for the club.
He noted the passing of Scott Spacie. A great sailor and nice guy.

The up coming "Harry G" race will be on 8/24/13 using the Soling class.
After discussing the food choices the "Sensational buffet" was chosen
from the Chicken Sensation menu. For $164.99
Bob will get the watermelon..
It was suggested that we ask Kenny to contact Helen as RD. Mario Renda
has the Harry G trophy. Eisenhower park will let us keep the trophy
in the meeting room if we get something to keep it on.

There is no info on the boat house. The present occupant still has
an active lease on it.We will investigate further after the lease is up.

Frank spoke about using the white board for course designation.
He will work on the boards.

Arnold made a motion that unless specified by the R D you can not
go thru the start/finish line. And the around the ends rule is
in effect at the start. It was more or less a reminder of the
club rules. Motion passed.

Allen gave his technical talk on wind shadow. He passed out drawings
to illustrate his talk.

Some marks need to be moved. The far north mark is tough to find.
Ron Lange spoke about using some Victoria low turnout days as a work
shop for beginners.

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF June 3, 2013
Posted 06/04/2013


The meeting was opened by commodore Ed Kears with 22 members present.
There was no American Flag in the building so the pledge was not done.
Gabriel a Malloy student was introduced to the club. She will sign for Fred.
New member Louis Pinto 516-287-5375 was introduced to the members.

The minutes and Treasurers report were accepted as read. There are still
38 paid up members as of the start of this meeting.

Bob Murphy was visited by Kenny K. He is bed ridden but still sharp. Kenny
brought him a fruit basket.

Mario Renda purchased 25 caps with the club logo. The hats were purchased by
the club and are available at $15.00 each. Our thanks go out to Mario.

The Harry G Race was explained to the new members. When requested, please
respond with email about attendance at the Harry G. Food planning has to be made.
The commodore requested that we respect each other as we race. Score sheets
should be complete before handing into scorer.

This is the clubs first meeting in a new building. Judging from the turnout
everyone read Jim's directions correctly.

A motion was made by Murray and passed by the members that for 2013 soling
racing sails will be from Victor only. Illegal boats will not be scored.
Another vote will be taken later on to decide on 2014 rules.

The club approved a scoring rule that says a did not start (DNS) will be
scored as number of boats plus 2, and can not be,used as a throw out .
Stretch told us that one could start a race then turn controls over to
another skipper. This would be scored as a did not finish (DNF) number
of boats plus 1 and be used as a throw out

Kenny reminded the club that there were some 50/800's for sale at the
Huntington club. Talk to Kenny or look at website.

Because a member may have to give up his Soling class boat due to lack
of storage availability it was decided to look At renting the shack at
the pond for storage.

Buoys, timers waders, and gear could be stored there. Further info is needed.
Port Washington club has a boat house and it works out well.

Saturday we will adjust and or add buoys. Bring the waders.

Bob Black is looking for a used soling. Mario Renda may be selling his.
For the record. Security number is 572-0300 for opening up the building
There will be no July meeting. Next meeting will be on August 5.

There will be no July meeting. Next meeting will be on Monday August 5.



Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF May 6, 2013
Posted 05/08/2013


The meeting was opened by commodore Ed Kears. There were 13 members present.
He welcomed new member, Frank Conte , who has been at the pond tuning up his
preowned Soling one meter.

The RD sail bag now has information to help answer newcomers questions.
The minutes were accepted as read by the Secretary.
The treasurers report was accepted as read by Jim Thompson.
We have 38 paid up members for 2013.

The commodore reminded the members about the use of foul language at the pond.
He will ask a skipper to leave if it happens. Ed also believes that protests
should be settled by the parties involved. Vice Commodore Ed Crawford told
the group that the Amya website has a good set of race rules under the Duke
City myc. Murray will send out an email with a link to the site.
New member Frank Conti needs a sail number for his Soling. Kenny said he
could help determine a number.

After much discussion the Harry G race was moved from 8/10/13 to 8/24/13.
It is important for the food committee to know how many people will be coming.
When asked for a reply by email please be prompt.
We were reminded that the Soling sails are out of the box from Victor for 2013.
WE will take a vote for next year on Soling Sails and class rules.
It was decided that the next meeting will be 6/3/13. We will not have a
meeting on July 1, 2013.

Mario reported on clothing with the club logo on it.
Hats will cost $12.00 each and Short sleeve shirts will cost $14.00 plus tax.
Mario was authorized to purchase 25 hats plus the plate cost ($35.00) using club funds. Members can then buy them from the club. Shirts will be decided later. Prices will be determined when total costs are known.

Mike notified us that Tower Hobbies no longer supports 75 mz equipment.
Meeting adjourned by Commodore Ed Kears.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF April 1, 2013
Posted 04/02/2013


The meeting was opened by vice commodore Ed Crawford there were
15 members present.

Ed told the club that the Race schedule is out and is available
on our web site. RD assignments have been made. If there is
An assignment that can not be met, please make every effort to
get a replacement and notify someone that you are not able to RD.
The Victoria Race schedule has been changed.
Again please check the web site for the latest version.

Vic's will start on 4/9/13.
Soling will sail every other Saturday.
50/800 will sail every other Saturday.
36/600 and odom will sail Wednesdays.
Victoria's will sail every other Tuesday.

The minutes were accepted as read. Allen Hoffman gave brochures
to be placed in each RD bag.
Jim Thompson gave the treasurers report for the month of March.
Thirty four members have paid their dues for 2013.
The report was accepted as read.

Mario Renda gave a report on apparel with the club logo.He passed
out information on prices and colors. t was decided to look over
I the literature and make a decision at a future meeting,

Allen Hoffman spoke on the 10 commandments of sailing rules.
He also mentioned Lester Gilbert site as a good resource.
http://www.onemetre.net

Allen emphasized
1. Port keeps clear of starboard.
2. Windward keeps clear of leeward
3. Mark circle is 4 length zone
4. Overlap rules inside overlap. Verbally let boats know if
there is overlap. Thanks Allen

Bob Murphy is home from rehab. Kenny will give him a call.
Scott's email told us that Lech won the RG 65 national
championship in Texas.

Kenny mentioned the different course sailed by the 50/800 Last Saturday
He thanked Ed C for changing the starting line and making the
orange bouy the windward mark.

3 more buoys are needed. Kenny said we are out of weights.
If anyone has window shash type weightslet Kenny know.
The new course eliminated a lot of local knowledge.

The meeting was adjourned by the Vice Commodore Ed Crawford.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF March 4, 2013
Posted 03/05/2013


The meeting was opened by Commodore Ed Kears with the pledge of Allegiance.
The minutes of Feb 4 meeting were accepted as read.

A prospective budget was read by the Commodore. It included the following:

   Harry G. Food $200. Prizes $50.
   Hats, shirts and novelty budget.
   November luncheon raffles.

Kenny spoke about the recent illness of our ex-treasurer Bob Murphy. He is just
getting out of the hospital and then to rehab. Kenny has visited and will call
again after he is settled in. The commodore is looking for some one to head a
Good and Welfare committee.

Allen completed a three fold brochure. He decided on black and white because of
the high cost of color at Staples. Stretch thought he could get a limited
quantity printed in color. He will work with Allen.

The was no interest in having the club take a table at the Swap/Shop at rt110
near the Costco. It is scheduled for 3/17/13 Sunday.

Ed Crawford donated his 50/50 winnings to the club.

Murray told us how easy it is to email the membership. Again please let him
know if you are NOT getting meeting notices and such.

Carol checked food cost and deliveries for the Harry G race.

She received quotes from Zorns and two other fooderies.
It is now up to the membership to decide what to do.
It was brought to the commodores attention that the weekend entrance fee of $10.00
is in effect until Sept 1, 2013. Given the austerity budget of the park it was
doubted that any concessions could be made. A trophy for the Harry G was found.

Ira Cohen started a discussion by asking why the Victoria races were changed to
Saturday? After much discussion a motion was made by Murray to send a
questionnaire to the members giving them 2 choices as to racing days.

     1. 50/800 and Soling on Saturdays w Vic on Tuesday or
     2. Vic/Soling on Saturday w/ 50/800 on Tuesday.

     A prompt email reply will be appreciated.


Mario Renda said he would need more time than allotted to make his souvenirs and
novelty presentation. The next meeting we will allot time to Mario.

Mike finished his presentation on building a 36/600. Thanks Mike.

The meeting was adjourned by the Commodore.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF February 4, 2013
Posted 02/05/2013


The meeting was opened by Commodore Ed Kears at 7:30 with the pledge of Allegiance. Fourteen members were present. The treasurers report was accepted and minutes were accepted as corrected. The amount in treasurers account was changed to $1019.00 for last month. This month the closing amount is $1270.00.

Soling fleet captain Mario Renda spoke about sail numbers. It was questioned whether sail numbers were required on both jib and hull or either one or the other. Further discussion is needed. A 9 3/4 lb is the minimum weight of the Soling.

It was noted also that Mario Renda has the Soling building jig.

Commodore Ed K said that he will make up a proposed budget so that planers will know how much to allot for the two regattas.
Marshall has compiled some information on fund raising items. This information was was passed on to Mario Renda.
Murray asked about email notices. Please talk to him if you are not receiving mail.
Ray tried out a Y connector from Hong Kong. It looked ok. Ed k tested the new life batteries on his plane. He was not satisfied with the power on his test.

Ed had signs made. They will be placed on either side of the benches so that visitors will know what is going on.

Allen is working on a new brochure about the club. Rds can give them out if people ask questions.

Our invitational race is up in the air because information about other clubs is iffy.

The Commodore reviewed the race bouy layout. He is working out the race schedule. There is a possibility that the 50/800 may not be scheduled for Saturday or Wednesday this year.

There will be no July meeting this year.

Allen spoke on the racing rules. His topic was starting. Barging, port starbord, and around the ends was discussed.

Mike started his talk on boat building. He demonstrated using his 36/600 boat. Sadly time ran out. More for next time.

Respectfully Ed Jackle Meeting adjourned. Next meeting March 4, 2013.


Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary


EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF January 7, 2013
Posted 02/05/2013


The meeting was opened by our new commodore Ed Kears. After the pledge of Allegience three lottery tickets were distributed randomly. Winners were asked to share any winnings over $10.00. The minutes were accepted as read.
Our new treasurer Jim Thompson reported that we have $1219. In our account. Treasurers report was accepted as read.
So far 20 members have paid their dues.
New business.
Membership.. Stretch has been calling members and getting feed back. He has a list of 43 members. 42 Emails were sent out. Let Stretch know if you are Not getting his emails.

Murray is checking emails. Let him know if are not getting mail.

Ed k expressed concern for new Victoria sailors. Can they get some help before giving up. It is a tricky boat to sail. The Commodore passed setup cards for the Victoria. Could we make one for the Odom and other classes?

Batteries: new life batteries were shown. The need for testing our batteries under load was discussed. Members were urged to test their batteries under load before coming to the pond. Battery light bulbs make a good load test for batteries. Some batteries need to be discharged. Find out what your battery needs. Also remember to check the transmitter batteries.

Fleet captains were asked if they had any input. Arnold for ODOM fleet. It is an out of the box boat. Mario for Soling also out of the box. Ed C has the the building jig. Ed j nothing to report on Vics.

The Commodore asked Carol to start thinking about our luncheon and 2 regattas. Harry g is in the fall and invitational is in the spring. We will have to pick a boat for the invitationals.

The commodore put out the question of do we have too many boats. Stretch asked which boat will give us the most growth. That should be a Saturday boat.

Murray spoke about training for beginners. The Victoria is a tricky boat to sail. Saturday and Sunday work shops were discussed. Should we have a sign posted while we are sailing.
Allen spoke about the rules and etiquette. Talking about what you are going to do helps prevent rule violations on the course. Murray would like to make Videos of starts to be shown at the following meeting.

Marshall was thanked for making the buoy flags.

Meeting adjourned. Next meeting Feb 4, 2013.
Respectfully Ed Jackle.


Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary
EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF December 3, 2012
Posted 12/07/2012


The meeting was called to order by Commodore Ken Keighron at 7:30 p.m. with 17 members present.
The minutes as printed in the Newsletter was accepted as printed. The treasurers report was heard and accepted as read.

An election was held on the following nominations:
Commodore Ed Kears
Vice commodore Ed Crawford
Treasurer Jim Thompson
Secretary Ed Jackle

The slate was elected unanimously.

Kenny heard back from the park administrator. The park is officially closed due to the storm. We can take the buoys out if we park in lot 7.

Murray expressed a safety concern for those who use the waders. It was suggested that a life jacket be worn with the waders. Ken suggested we use the new phone tree to take them out this Saturday at 10:00 am.

Short messages were given: Thanks to outgoing officers. Kenny will help the new commodore in any way.
Dinner planed by Carol and Ed J turned out great.
Mike gave a tech talk on a servo stretcher from Servo City. He showed how this device would make a 90 deg servo go 180 deg. He also advised us to keep it under 180 so that the amps would stay low.

Batteries and fire safety were also discussed.' The use of Y connectors was discussed by Kenny. He showed how it takes the amperage load off the receiver on big servo applications.

Ed Kears took over the meeting by listing his concerns for the club. He would like to get a jump on items.
They are:
Next years dinner
Amya insurance
Harry G and the invitational races.
Boathouse availability (if needed)
Ray Chiroux -equipment
Arnold sail numbers
Russ Paige weigh in
Need new members, who and how.
Ed asked that we be clear when filling in the score sheets.
Can we have fleet captains as coordinators?
Ed j is for Vic and Arnold is for the odom.
Behavior and decorum at the pond was also discussed. We do get a lot of interest from people walking around the lake. We do not want to turn them off.

For next time lets think about: Insurance; Gate charge; does it affect us. Inter club events? Race course set up Rules.

Respectfully submitted,
Ed Jackle
Secretary
EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF Octtober 1, 2012
Posted 10/10/2012


The meeting was called to order by Commodore Ken Keighron at 7:30 p.m. with 15 members present.

The minutes of the September meeting were approved. The Treasurer’s report was read and approved.

The Harry G was held and all went well. The food was great; wraps were ordered instead of the foot long hero. Murray picked up the food. Stretch got the soda and water. There was some discussion about sailing the Soling next year instead of the Victoria. Kenny said he would leave that decision to the new Commodore.

Ken said that he spoke with Stan about Stan’s offer to ask the Merrick Golf Club for the use of their meeting room. The Meroke flyers are using it now. However, Ken pointed out that our club is the Eisenhower Park Model Yacht Club; if we move our meeting location away from the Park, the County might take the position that we should no longer call ourselves EPMYC.

Nominations of Officers for 2012

Arnold Gallo nominated the following members as officers for the coming year. Voting will take place at the November meeting:

Commodore Ed Kaers,
Vice-Commodore Ed Crawford,
Treasurer Jim Thompson,
Secretary Ed Jackle.

These nominations were duly seconded and there were no other nominations. Vote on November 5, 2012.

Stretch Ryder will send an e-mail with the names of the prospective officers for the coming year.

Ken said that he was not leaving the Club after the end of the year. He will continue sailing with us; also, he will be available during the transition period to help if any problems arise.

Carol has booked Singleton’s Restaurant, Hempstead Turnpike and Route 107 for our Annual Awards Luncheon. $35 per person, includes tax and tip.

Mike Chirillo gave an excellent presentation about the technical aspects of “rudders.” He explained in layman’s terms; root, tip, leading and trailing edges, chord; balanced and unbalanced rudders; and, the different factors used to arrive at the dimensions of both full size and model yachts.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.
Respectfully,
Ed Crawford
Secretary
EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF June 4, 2012
Posted 07/23/2012


The meeting was called to order by Commodore Ken Keighron at 7:35 p.m. with 15 members present.

The minutes of the April and May meetings were approved as published in the newsletter.
The Treasurer's report was read and approved.

Ken announced that he was retiring from the editing and publication of the newsletter. The minutes and
sailing scores will be posted on the web.  Forty-four members have computer access; about five don 't.

Murray said the work on the website was coming along; the new site will have a blog and the members
will be able to input info directly onto the site.
 
Ken announced that there will be no July meeting since the buoys are in and the races are progressing very well.

Ken introduced prospective new member Bob Black; Bob is an accomplished sailor in the "big boats" and he will be
starting out in model yachting with the 50/800. Please say hello to Bob and make him feel welcome.

Ken said that the buoys will have to be rearranged; the south end pair will have to be moved about five to ten feet
north and the inside buoy will be moved further out. The wing mark seems to be in a dead spot and has to be moved.
The starting line needs to be moved out further.  The two north buoys should be moved further north and closer
together to form a "gate".

There was discussion about the Soling A and B fleets. Murray said he will provide a list of A and B sailors to be
used in scoring the Soling races. B sailors complain that when the B Fleet starts separately from the A Fleet, the B
sailors don?t get any time to check the boat after the race since the A sailors are waiting and ready to go.
Ken said there was no easy answer to these and other problems; but we will continue to try and make the
Soling races more interesting and fun for all.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m..

Respectfully,
Ed Crawford
Secretary

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
epmyc.org

Commodores Remarks

NEXT MEETING June 4, AT 7:30 PM
Posted 06/02/2012

I am said to say that George Joos passed away on May 13 2012. I am happy
to say I know him for the past 20+years. He was a great boat builder, excellent
skipper and made us all good sails and boat parts. He will be missed.

The club Odom invitation race held on May19 was great fun. Wind was up
and pond conditions were just right. We had a luncheon after the racing , and
special thanks to Frank Johnson and Roger Lang with food and drink. Thanks to
Murray we have pictures posted on our web site.

The Tuesday Victoria sailing is getting better. We had several weeks of
heavy weather and chance of rain, but we did sail. The last time I sailed the winds
were light with some rain drops but the boat did fine. The parking lot talk on
Tuesday is how to help Victoria skippers. This boat sails well with original sails, no
need to buy supper sails.

For the pasted few events we had practice starts. Starting the countdown
clock and going far enough to clear, they coming back and doing it again.( I will go
over how to do this at the meeting). Tuning, he is what I do, sail close the edge of
the pond and look at the sail. Does it point as good as other boats, how is my
speed, set my sail position as the boat who just pasted me. How is my pocket, ask
for help.

So talk about moving the buoys. I will suggest moving the south end north
about 5-10 feet and move all of them further out. The two north could be move
more to the north and closer together making a better gate.

The web pages are being update with minutes and racing results. Check it out.

RD must add up the final scores by doing the math, it is very easy, unsure
ask for some help.

Sent email for open rd dates, one for Saturday seven for Wednesday. We
also need rd for our Tuesday Victoria sailing. We need your help

Kenny

EISENHOWER PARK MODEL YACHT CLUB
epmyc.org

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF APRIL 2, 2012
Posted 05/11/2012

The meeting was called to order by Commodore Ken Keighron at 7:30 p.m. with 16 members present.
The minutes of the February and March meetings were approved as published in the newsletter. The Treasurers report was read by Ken and approved.
Mario Renda and Bert were on the sick list; cards were signed by the members and sent to them.
Ken said the buoys went in without any problems. The 2 north end buoys were very close together; we will use them as a gate. Thanks to those members who refurbished the buoys. Murray has come up with a list of A skippers for the Soling Fleet. Ken asked that the A Fleet skippers put a piece of wool on the mast near the crane to distinguish the A sailors from B sailors.
The ODOM Invitational Regatta will be held on May 19, 2012. All skippers will enjoy a free lunch. Non sailors will pay a $5 fee. Ken is looking for helpers with food, water and sodas, ice and tables.
Ken reported on the Spektrum DX5 radio; he saw a report on the internet that the DX5e receiver loses its bind. If that happens to you, yell out that your boat is out of control.

Also, Ken reported on a new Hitec radio, the Optic 6 which costs $189 and includes transmitter, 2 receivers, battery and chargers. He has heard that Florida has had good results with this radio. The transmitter receives info from the receiver and tells you if the battery is weak.
Near the end of the meeting there was a discussion about racing rules and the new buoy arrangement referred to above.

The new buoy arrangement is called a gate and you enter between the buoys and then, you can go either left or right, skippes choice. Considerations include wind direction, location of the rest of the fleet.
Next, the dip start was reviewed; this is an illegal maneuver at the start. Once the timer has started, you cant go over the line from the course side and then attempt to start by reversing course. You must go outside of one of the start buoys to reach the starting side from the course side.
Lastly, barging was discussed. Barging is probably a misnomer. This applies to pre-start maneuvering where a boat on starboard tack has the right to maintain a close hauled course, and where a windward boat is not entitled to room from that boat. If the close hauled boat is approaching the start buoy
and there is insufficient room for the windward boat, the windward boat must tack away and avoid contact
with the buoy or the close hauled boat.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m..

Respectfully,
Ed Crawford
Secretary

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