May 27th  - 10:50 PM

All,
Kitsap County is still in Phase I of the Governor’s Reopening plan. However, as of today, they have applied for an early advancement to Phase II. As a result, the Club’s activities for June are cancelled. There won’t be any competitions, gatherings or group activities until the County is in Phase III. If and when we enter Phase III, we will immediately consult everyone involved to attempt to get the Winter Build Maiden Day scheduled as soon as possible.

Because of the success of our last Club ZOOM meeting, we will be having the 9 June Club meeting via ZOOM.

I really want to thank everyone for their efforts to observe our Safety requirements while at the field. Everyone has been exemplary in their conduct. I’m really looking forward to the days in which we can finally gather and kibitz and just general BS with everyone.

Take care. Be careful and be safe,
KC

May 27th  - 10:07 AM

All,
Yesterday I was notified that there was Kitsap Sherriff activity around our field and that the Electric Arming table was displaced on the field with gun casings on the table and on the ground.

I went out to the field and discovered two Sherriff’s vehicles parked in front of our gate. One was a K-9 unit (empty) and another was occupied. I told the deputy what I’d heard. He advised me that the church across the street from the convenience store on the corner had been broken into and that the suspect was trying to evade the manhunt. I told him about the condition of the field and he advised me that it was safe for me to go investigate.

When I arrived at our site, I found the electric arming table setting parallel to the taxi way and there was evidence that it had been used as a target stand in which some fruit/vegetables had been placed on the table and had been shot. There was pieces on the ground. Also there was about 8 – 10 shell cases on the ground and on the table.

I relocated the table and picked up the brass. I didn’t have any bags or means to clean up the debris. I did walk around the cover structure and the conex box and did not notice any damage. If anyone does discover any other damage, please pass this information to the Club Officers.

Thanks,
KC

May 6th  - 11:11 PM

All,
This has been a very different year. So far, our January meeting was cancelled because of weather. The March and April meetings were cancelled because of the ‘Stay at Home’ order. But we’re going to have a May meeting. Not a physical meeting, but an electronic one. We will be conducting this via ZOOM. Chuck just hosted our Executive Board meeting via ZOOM.

This was a first for me, and it was a little intimidating, but it worked very well. If you have a laptop with a camera/speaker, it will be no problem. It is extremely easy to verbally communicate/listen with your cell phone or land line.

Greg will be sending out an advanced copy of the proposed meeting agenda. Please read it. This will be the primary discussion for the upcoming meeting.

I look forward to hearing/seeing you all next Tuesday. Until then, please stay safe and healthy,
KC

May 2nd  - 7:50 PM

All,
Effective May 5th, we have been granted permission by the Kitsap County Parks Department to open the field for individual flying. To comply with the recommended guidelines, and as recommended by the Club’s Executive Board, fliers will be required to wear masks at all times, regardless if they are flying or not. When at the field, it is critical for us to maintain our ‘Social Distancing’. Additionally, there will be no gatherings of 10 or more people allowed. If you drive up, and there’s more than 10 people flying or under the cover, please remain in your car until someone leaves.

These are unprecedented times that we’re living in, and this virus has necessitated drastic measures to keep us all safe and healthy. I strongly request that everyone follow the above guidelines. Hopefully, they will not be required for long and we can eventually return to our normal operations.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,
KC

April 20th  - 12:20 PM

All,
I hope that everyone is doing well, staying safe and are minimizing our involvement with the community. It is imperative that we do our best to honor and respect the "Stay at Home" order so we can help reduce the number of cases of COVID-19 in Kitsap County. By doing our part, we can hopefully resume our normal activities sooner, rather than later.

I have reached out to the Club’s Executive Board to consult their opinions and recommendations for our near future meetings and events. Based on the extension date of the President’s/Governor’s "Stay at Home" order we’ll be postponing the 2 May 2020 Winter Build Challenge "Maiden Day" and cancelling the competition; cancelling/postponing of our 9 May Warbird Fly-in; and cancelling the Club’s May monthly meeting.

The health and safety of our members and their families are of paramount priority. I hope you all understand. I’m sincerely looking forward to the day that we can all resume our flying hobby and companionship.

I hope and pray that all of you remain safe and healthy. Thank you,
KC

April 5th  - 4:50 PM

All,
Sadly, due to the President/Governor extending the ‘Stay at Home’ order until 4 May, we will be cancelling our Competition scheduled for this Saturday, 4 April, as well as the Club meeting on 14 April.

I do hope that everyone is healthy and safe, and not going to ‘stir crazy’. This gives an outstanding opportunity to work on our ‘Winter Build’, program our new airplanes, become familiar with our new toys (new TX, RX, FPV, etc.) before we venture out to the field again.

I do look forward to seeing everyone at the field again, once it is open. Take care,
KC

March 26th  - 10:05 PM

All,
I just received an email from Jim Dunwiddie.

He responded back that at this time, he regretted that he could not make any exceptions and that he’d appreciate it if we could keep the gate locked during this closure.

Greg, I would appreciate it if you could change the combination on the gate and give that combination to the board members only. We can change it back to the current combination once the closure order is lifted. I think that this is a prudent action to further protect our privilege.

Thanks to everyone for your support, and the comments that I did receive. You all are helping me keep the Club on the straight and narrow, in spite of my erroneous $0.02.
KC

March 23th  - 3:12 PM

All,
Based on all of the many communities ordering ‘shelter in place’, and on the recommendations of the Executive Board, I’m cancelling the Spring Opener, scheduled for 28 March. The health concerns for all members has ultimately necessitated this action.

I hope that all members continue to be safe and can avoid this extremely dangerous health hazard. Thank you,
KC

March 10th  - 12:40 PM

All,
Tonight’s meeting has been cancelled due to the concern of the current Health situation. We’d much rather be safe than sorry.

Thanks again everyone,
KC