AGM 2021 and Stuff

 As all MMFC members hould be aware the AGM was held last Wednesday at the Walnut tree Club Gillingham . The meeting was not as well attended as AGM's usually are but we decided to go ahead anyway as we missed last years AGM altogether . No changes to the committee ,they had another year added to their sentence ! No change to annual subs they remain the same at £61 a year . A few things were discussed and will be forwarded to members in an email by our sectretary Ade later . Subs can now be paid for 2022 . Please use the bank transfer where possible . so Subs and BMFA membership will cost £101 a year (BMFA went up by £2 ) . If you need to know bank transfer details or arrange alternative type of payment then please contact me by email or see me at the field . Subs can be paid to me in cash or by cheque as a last resort . as Usual pleasearrange your own CAA either through the BMFA or direct with the CAA.

For those that havent already done so , please take time to look at and take the RCC (registration competency Certificate ) that can be found on the BMFA website or online .

Also PLEASE NOTE . The december club meeting will be an ordinary club meeting (No buffet etc) and will be held on Wednesday 15th December usual time
Phil

Reminder about Dodgy cheap servos on sale on line .

 Hi all . As per title , it a reminder for older members and a warning for newer flyers NOT to buy any dodgy cheap servos sold on line on well known auction site .  If the price looks too good to be true it will be . A fellow club mate who has just come back to model flying after some years off fell foul of these dangerous servos and it cost him his model !

They are often sold as Futaba or  Tower Pro but there are copies of other makes out there. The priceis a giveaway . £10 for 4 posted !  You will losea model if you use these or could injure yourself or someone else .

The actual servos at a glance look like Futaba or TowerPro but on closer inspection  have hard shiny cheap plastic cases with very poor detail like CE marks and "Made in Tiawan " very badly molded. The sticker are often on crooked . Internals are rubbish and apart from crashng your model could catch fire . 

DONT BE TEMPTED.

Complaints at club meeting And AGM Notice Wednesday 24th November

 Hi all . I dont like to do our dirty washing in public but I feel I have no choice this time as the culprit needs to know we are after them .

At last nights meeting I had a couple of complaints re the field facilities !!!

It appears that someone who obviously missed out on toilet training has used the portaloo and left it in a disgusting state , not flushed or cleaned . PLEASE note. The portaloo is for emergency use not an extention of your home If you leave yor home toilet in that condition you whoever you are can stay at home and learn to clean it before using the club portaloo again !
Tables left up and rubbish . Tables put ther for you convenience have been left up and various bits of rubbish are continually left in the pits . Fold the tables down before you leave as they are less prone to damage from vandals and weather when folded . So again whoever it is leave the field as we, the club would like to find it please !
Last complaint. The chain on the gate to the field is supposed to go around the post so as to LOCK the gate ! Its no good locking the padlock to the chain and leaving the bloody gate undone ! LOCK the gates !!!!
**AGM is this month (Last Wednesday ) Please try to get there as we need 25 members plus the committee to be quorate.

**Due to the Extraordinary circumstances we have had over the last couple of years due to Covid , the AGM will go ahead even if the attendance is low . We appreciate that some members may feel uncomfortable attending but we must try to get club business completed .Thanks for your understanding .

If you wish to be on the committee , have any questions or queries to raise at the AGM then please send them to the Club Secretarty , Ade Hawley , two weeks before the AGM.
ITS YOUR CLUB . PLEASE TRY AND BE THERE TO SUPPORT IT .
PHIL .
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Individual Christmas cakes . Proceeds to macmillan Nurses and Air Ambulance

 Hi all. As some of you know  my wife Jane makes individual Christmas cakes and each year she does a different design. last year was supposed to be the last year as it has taken over our kitchen and part of the house some years. Due to quite a few requests she has decided to make some for this year .

Pic below .

They cost £4 each and all the profits will be shared beteen the macmilan Nurses and the Air Ambulance .

If interested then please contact me asap so she has idea of numbers and designs wanted.

Regards

Phil Fearn


Flying show this weekend September 17th to19th

 Hi all . Just had a phone call from Dave at Barton Point MFC. They are having a fly-in this weekend with some of the show circuit flyers doing their stuff.

You wont be able to fly but if you fancy a day out they will be flying on Friday Saturday and Sunday . There will also be camping for the weekend if you feel inclined
Might see you there on Saturday ?
Phil

Obituary : Dave Ellsmore ( Smokey Dave ) gone flying forever.

 DAVE ELLSMORE 

 Just had a call  from Rob Stuart that Dave  Ellsmore ( Smokey Dave ) passed away suddenly  early this morning .Dave was a member of  Bartons Point and was a member our club for a couple of years some time ago . He was always at our swapmeets etc .I dont ahve any funeral details yet but will put them on here as and when I get them 

Smokey Dave gone flyin forever .


Indoor Flying this autmn and winter 2021 to 2022

We have  now had confirmation of our bookings for indoor flying  at Meadow Park ( Black Lion) this comming autumn/winter.

 

Prices have been increased unfortunately so we have had to pass this on as the events are run to raise funds  for the Air Ambulance  charity and not for profit.

Flying session will now cost £10 for the 5 hours 

BMFA cover MUST be shown if not an MMFC member

Viewing only £ 1.00

Parking is included but please read below .

PARKING . Dont pay at the parking machines as you Wont get a refund . Instead register your cars registration number at reception for free /included parking.

Still a bargain as other indoor venues cost similar for 3 hours 

The dates are as follows :-

Sunday October    17th   2021

SundayNovember 21st   2021

NO DECEMBER MEETING

Sunday January    23rd  2022

Sunday February  13th  2022

Sunday March      20th  2022

Sunday April        24th  2022

Sessions run from 10 am to 3 pm 

We hope to have a raffle and  there will be a free bring and buy table ( if you sell any item then please put a small donation into the Air Ambulance box) .

Please come along and help us  support the Air Ambulance and have a good flying session .

As always be Covid sensible .

See you there .

Jim "Jimbo" Bradley sadly passed away on Monday 2nd August 2021 .

Jim was a member of Medway MFC and Bartons Point MFC for years and was well known around the meetings .
Always happy and always had a smile . He will be missed .

Jim Bradley " Jimbo" Gone flying for ever .


Jim's funeral will be held on Thursday 26th August at Bobbing Creamatorium

Only family and close friends .

No flowers please but should anyone wish to make a donation then please make them to a Childrens cancer Hospice like Demelza House .

Swap-meet this Sunday 8th August

 We will be holding the Swap-meet Boot-sale this comming Sunday the 8th at our Stickfast flying site .

The forcast is not the best but if its just showers then we should be ok.

The previous storms predicted on the day were a non  event and we could have gone ahead but hey ho .

If Weather is really bad then obviously dont bother but if its just showers then we will go ahead.

Everyone welcome . No need to book  Just turn up 

Set up from 9 am starts at 10 am

Hope to see you all there

 Phil

PS . Dont forget ALL proceeds gpo to the Air Ambulance so please come along and help us support them



JULY SWAPMEET 25th July 2021 NOW POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY 8TH AUGUST DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

The planned swapmeet for Sunday the 25th at our Stickfast flying site has been postponed until Sunday 8th August, as a result of the poor weather forecast.
The BMFA are having a swapmeet at the NFC this month under the present regulations so we should be ok for ours.
Start remains at 10 am set up from 9.30 am. Ends when it ends. No need to book just turn up on the day
Pitches will be £6 and Buyers entry fee will be £1 . There will also be a tea and coffee bar. We will also have a raffle .ALL proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance charity the MMFC has collected for donations for many years now .
Sell that unwanted stuff or come along and buy a bargain .
Club members : there will be normal flying on the day as all the swapmeet will be in the safe area well behind the flight line .
We will probably ask you to keep social distancing etc .
We may possibly hold an auction at the end of the meeting .

Please try to attend and tell you friends and help us help the Air Ambulance