Mall Show Winner 2013
We are a Radio Control Club located in mid-Michigan. We get only 7 months of the year to fly and we make every day count.
Our field is located in beautiful Jackson, Michigan in the backwoods of the old city landfill on reclaimed Pete Dillon Field. Yes, that’s right! So no houses or people to complain about the noise of our roaring machines.
(Past )President’s Corner
Well the Holiday season is over for this year and with the new club leadership and the hope of a banner year for the Jackson RC Club. I hope your Holidays were terrific and "Santa" left some new RC goodies in your stockings. Now is the time to be getting your planes in shape for the warm weather. Get those batteries cycled, engines lubricated, and electronics checked out. When the weather breaks, you don't want to miss out on a good flying day doing maintenance when you could be out flying.
THE 2014 CALENDAR is UPDATED
If you have additions to the calendar, make sure you get them to Juan Rosa so that they can be included.
OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW
You will notice that the new club officers are now listed on the first page of the website. We welcome the new officers and board members and wish them our assistance and support as they continue to provide leadership to our club. In addition, we thank those who have served over the last year and offer our appreciation for all they have done to support the goals and mission of our club organization.
Jerry Scott has passed the field maintenance duties on to Bob Harkness, who has graciously agreed to assume those responsibilities. We thank Jerry for his many years of service to the club in coordinating our field maintenance activities and always being ready to put in the long hours it took to keep our field in tip-top shape. We have one of the nicest facilities in the area and much of the credit goes to Jerry. A BIG THANK YOU, JERRY!
Winter Indoor Flying
to be announced
Join In! Pitch In!
When asked if they are attending club meetings, a fair number of members might say, “I don’t attend the meetings, I only joined the club to have a place to fly”. I would guess that a lot of us joined the Jackson RC Club because we wanted a nice place to fly and because as a group, we can pool our money to maintain a flying field and have nicer facilities than if we tried to do it by ourselves. However, the field doesn’t get maintained by itself. The buildings and equipment need regular painting, repair, and updating. The driveway requires yearly maintenance and grading, the grass needs to be mowed, the signs posted, the fence repaired, the toilets cleaned, the bills paid. All of these things that need to be done regularly are completed by a small group of volunteers from our membership. They still pay their membership dues every year but also chose to be of service to the club for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment. We owe them our gratitude, our support and our appreciation. The next time you are out enjoying a beautiful day of flying at our club field, remember your co-members who have provided time and talents to make it a great day of flying.
Also keep in mind that there are a lot more benefits to being in the club than just flying. There is the fun and enjoyment of sharing the hobby with fellow club members and with newcomers to the sport of RC flying. Learning new skills or better yet teaching new skills to others. There are the opportunities to work together to achieve something good, to get out into our community, to show off some of our handy-work and to share the kick we get from our hobby. There are the friendships that develop from shared interests and they end up lasting a lifetime. Make the most of your club membership, your yearly dues, and the benefits of club membership. When time allows, volunteer your time and talents to make our club even better. Join in! Pitch in!
Don’t forget to save yourself some $’s by getting your annual membership dues renewal completed by February 28th. On-time payment of dues prevents your membership from expiring on March 1 which would require payment of the initiation fee for reinstatement.
The next board meeting will be held at the airport Denny’s on March 17 at 7:00 PM. We will continue the process of reviewing this year’s Calendar of Events, reviewing the 2014 budget, and planning the general upkeep and maintenance of the club for the coming season. The board meetings are open to the membership and we invite you to attend. We still need someone to take responsibility for getting club information and news out to the membership on a regular basis through the website.
We always need to be thinking about how we can attract new members to the club. We have a great field and club, but to sustain them into the future we will need to continually bring in new members and talent. Ask a friend to a meeting. Talk to a kid about model aviation and invite him/her to a meeting or out to the field. Think of ways we can share this great hobby with others.
Remember club rules when out to the field. Safety is our primary objective. Use good techniques when starting your airplane making sure to keep clothing and hands away from that spinning prop! Don’t forget to bring your newly completed projects to the club membership meetings so everyone can see. Invite a friend.
New Member Information
Come visit us at a JRCC monthly meeting.
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