MINUTES for the 2018 Annual General Meeting for the Murray Bridge Gliding Club Inc.
held at 38 Brandreth St., Tusmore on Thursday 9 th August 2018
present: Greg, Emilis,Stephen Kittle, Steve B, BJ, Baylee , Rob 8pm
apologies: Peter, David, Harry, Tim
___________President opens meeting 8pm________________________________________
Murray Bridge Gliding Club Presidents Report 2017 – 2018
Congratulations one and all. A consolidation year is how I would describe 2017 – 2018.
This year we have seen the acquisition of FFN, beginning the refurbishment of same, a number of successful working bees around the hangar and a great deal of work laying fresh foundations for a sound future for the club.
We have committed to supporting the Scout Flying Club to operate a significant Scout Air Experience operation during the forthcoming 25 th Australian Scout Jamboree to be held at The Bend Racing complex next January. To that end, Steve Burgess has been risking home and marriage to get our new aircraft, FFN, fully airworthy for the event as well as getting Bailee’s aircraft off the experimental register. A large number of our Club Members have volunteered to assist with that event in both flying and support capacities and it should prove to be a great experience for us all.
While it may appear a little disappointing that Membership has not grown and we are not currently training any new pilot members, it should be noted that we are preparing ourselves for a much more resilient future operation which will hopefully better support and maintain new members in the future. Emilis has been very proactive supporting Steve in the Instructing role and communications to all members of weekly activity. Thank you both.
On the airworthiness side, Steve, Bob & Bailee remain forever appreciated for your ongoing and continuous efforts in keeping our fleet airworthy and improving. Thank you all as well as co-
We will have a new "commercial" web site up and running soon to promote air experiences over the Murray Lands and Lakes in an effort to produce both income and potential new members. This will be coming on line very soon.
MBGC hosted the GFA run Safety Seminar last weekend as a part of our involvement with the SAGA and despite not being able to have it at Pallamana, it still went well and was very well received.
Greg has continued to manage the Club’s finances and we thank him for that.
Peter Szell should also be singled out for thanks because he’s nearly always there when we need hands and help. Thanks Peter.
I feel very comfortable that the Club is in a much stronger and more positive position than I can remember and that only happens with the fabulous efforts and inputs of many and especially of a the core few driving it. Thank you everyone, you’re doing great.
President Murray Bridge Gliding Club Inc.
1.0 Minutes of 2017 AGM meeting
moved Steve B seconded Greg minutes be accepted
2.0 Officer’s reports
Annual report tabled.
change of venue achieved at short notice worked well. 28 attendees (10% of SA glider pilots)
moved Steve B seconded Baylee accepted
Annual accounting has been done as per past tradition. Notable:
this year outgoings exceed income, part aligning financial years/insurance year, FFN costs
Cash position therefore reduced, 'assets' value rises
Noted that Pallamana costs expected to continue to rise
Rob to provide Greg with Insurance cover of GUD/FFN/parts ROB
Review shows that Club meets its operating costs at $120/hr -
(Sport Aircraft Club numbers were expected 100hrs/ann @ $130/hr wet, actual numbers are similar to MBGC)
Treasurer recommends keep fees (membership, flying) steady.
Social membership $60/ann moved BJ seconded Baylee accepted
Club has nil students. AEI ratings need to be finalised to be ready well before Jamboree.
Instructing currency can be helped with passenger flying.
Steve to email Emilis AEI syllabus STEVE
2.4 Airworthiness Rob as reporting person
Get spare u/c legs (1000 landings) tested and stored BJ
Greg gave hangar key to Steve K
Steve K to collect carpark key from Peter Groeke
Get centre consoles mould made and multiple new ones to be made
Steve to provide pattern to rob ROB
3.0 Election of officers
Positions declared vacant.
Airworthiness contact person Rob
all parties re-
Next GENERAL Club Meeting Thursday 18th October 2018
AGM meeting closed 9.30pm