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Concours Contest Online!

We're having our Static Model Contest during our next virtual member meeting. If you would like to participate you can send a set of photos to our newsletter editor Scott Taylor by Tuesday, 30 June.

Scott will be doing a presentation with all of the models submitted and we will vote for the Grand Champion in each of the three categories, Scratch/Kit built, ARF/RTF, and Rotary wing. All RF-controlled models are eligible. (No IR controllers, please.) Any power type including gliders. Also, no previous Grand Champion winner model entries.

Good luck to all!

Pratt's-Wayne and all FPD Flying Sites Re-Opening

The DuPage FPD has issued a notice about re-opening flying sites. Take note of the special requirements outlined by the FPD. Make sure your permit is up to date. We'll see you out there!

Swap 'Til You Drop 2020 Has Been Canceled Due to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

We're sorry to announce that STYD 2020 won't be happening. Be of good cheer, however -- next year we'll be roaring back with an even better event! Stay tuned!

Refund checks will be going out shortly for those who purchased tables.

Frozen Finger Fun Fly!

Don't miss the Frozen Finger Fun Fly coming up Wednesday, 1 January 2020. Flying commences at 9:00; group picture at noon. Only The Brave Need Appear.

Don't forget to renew your DuPage FPD permit for 2020 before coming out to fly. It is rare, but the FPD sometimes sends somebody out there to keep us honest. Of course, if you only want to be in the picture you don't need the permit. (If the pic is shot outside the restricted flying space. Heh.)

December Board Meeting Cancelled

There will be no board meeting for December. Scheduling turned into a nightmare for all involved. The next board meeting will be announced at the general membership meeting on Monday, 6 January.

Fun Fly #4 Coming Up -- Bomb Drop!

We'll be having a bomb drop contest for bragging rights at the fun fly coming up 18 August. Washers with ribbons will be provided. Make sure your bomber is ready to engage the targets, flyboys!

Food will be provided, so come on out even if your bomber isn't ready. There's always some good R/C plane chat and good company at Barnstormers' Fun Flys.

Note the special meeting date on 9 September.

Activities at the August Meeting

The August meeting had a swag draw for those who worked at Swap 'Til You Drop earlier this year. If you weren't there you dropped the ball, workers.

The budget was approved.

Fun Fly #3 winners received their certificates: in Balloon Slalom it was Scott Taylor followed by Dave West, and then Stan Crowe. In Spot Landing the winners were Marty Schrader, then Les Arnold, followed by Dave West.

TENT Happenings

The Thursday Evening Newbie Training program is under way. We need a few more volunteer instructors to come out and help both with ground school and flight instruction. Contact Flight Instruction Chairman Steve Thill if you think you can help in some way.

New Board Members Approved

The members elected five new board members: Steve Thill, Larry Amiot, Merv Keeney, Paul Lund, Stan Crowe, and Marty Schrader. Thanks to these members for taking on the role of providing club support.

Activities at the August Meeting

The August meeting will feature a swag draw for those who worked at Swap 'Til You Drop earlier this year. Show up if you want in on the swag, workers!

We will be voting to approve the budget at the August meeting.

Also, take note of the special meeting dates 9 September and 5 November. These are marked in the Event Calendar, below.

TENT Happenings

The Thursday Evening Newbie Training program is under way. We need a few more volunteer instructors to come out and help both with ground school and flight instruction. Contact Flight Instruction Chairman Steve Thill if you think you can help in some way.

We Have a New Venue!

Look for an email or phone call concerning our new meeting venue at St. John Neumann church in St. Charles at Rt. 64 and Kirk Road.

The church has given us a significantly larger meeting room with certain amenities. However, we had to change the meeting day to the first Monday of each month instead of the second Monday. We look forward to seeing everyone at the new meeting place on Monday, 1 July at 07:00 PM.