Club Meeting – Jan 17th 2019!

Hello Checkerboard RC Club Members,

Please mark your Calendar for this Thursday, January 17th for the Club Meeting.

A TRIPLE RAFFLE will be held!

The SECOND CHANCE RAFFLE, the POINTS RAFFLE, and the SUPER TICKET RAFFLE!

Don’t miss this meeting, Points Leaders have the advantage in the Points Raffle. Everyone that didn’t have a winning ticket in 2018 will have a Second Chance to take home a Prize, and our monthly Raffle will be huge this month!

The Show and Tells are always entertaining and interesting!

See you all at the meeting!

7:00 PM Sharp

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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January 1st 2019 – Fun Fly!

Are you going to be the 1st Flyer of the NEW YEAR?

Here are the Rules:

  1. You must sign in at breakfast at Mother’s Day Restaurant at 10 AM.
  2. After all Club Members have finished and paid for breakfast.
  3. Get to the Field as fast as you can and get your aircraft in the air!

The Member that is 1st in the Air on the 1st will hold the title for 2019! Awards and points for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

This event will happen no matter what the weather situation!

This is a closed Club Member Event only, but guest are always open to join in the fun and fly.

Mother’s Day Restaurant 
https://www.mothersdayrestaurant.net/
8815 W. Cermak Road
North Riverside Il. 60546
Phone: (708) 442-0400

See you all for breakfast in 2019!

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December Club Meeting – Mother’s Day Restaurant

Good Day Checkerboard RC Club Member,Just a friendly reminder that this FRIDAY DECEMBER 21st at 7 pm is the December Club Meeting at Mother’s Day Restaurant! Please stop by and say hello and enjoy some laughs with friends! The Club will cover the cost of your dessert and coffee. 
Mother’s Day Restaurant 
https://www.mothersdayrestaurant.net/
8815 W. Cermak Road
North Riverside Il. 60546
Phone: (708) 442-0400

See you at the restaurant!

Additionally, don’t forget to take take advantage of the early membership sign up Savings for 2019!If you are New to the Club, a Renewing Member, or just took a little break and want to get back into the Club, this is the perfect time to renew!
If you pay your 2019 Checkerboard RC Club dues on or before January 1, 2019, the cost is only $30! a $5.00 savings!
After this date the dues will return to their normally advertised rate.

2019 Dues are  $35 Adults and $1 for Junior members under 17.
You can pay your dues at the next meeting, or you can mail your check to:
CHECKERBOARD RADIO CONTROL CLUB INC.
P.O. BOX 391 Forest Park, IL 60130

Make your check payable to: CHECKERBOARD RC CLUB

You can also now pay your dues with PayPal!
www.paypal.com
Log In or Sign Up for an account, and send your dues to the following e-mail address!
Easy as Pie!

treasurer.secretary@checkerboardrc.club

I will mail your 2019 Membership Cards to your listed address as soon as I receive payment.
Over 30 Members have already signed up for 2019 to take advantage of the Bonus Savings!
Thank You all for supporting the Club and this Great Hobby!
Best Regards,

Steve J.
Vice President
Checkerboard Radio Control Club Inc. AMA #864
https://checkerboardrc.club/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thecheckerboardrcclub/
www.facebook.com/checkerboardrc

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CHILI FLY! 2018

             CHILI            –            FLY        

     The Chili Fly is scheduled for Sunday November 18 at Noon!

Hello Checkerboard RC Club Members keep Sunday November 18th open for a hot bowl of chili, good flying, and laughs with friends! This will be an open fly all day, there is NOT a Fun Fly Contest scheduled.

Since we have a Permit for the day, all flyers will sign in and must have current AMA Membership.

Get those chili recipes ready!!!

The weather forecast for Sunday is Sunny, 34F, and winds out of the NW at 6mph.

See you at the Field!!

 

 

 

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November Club Meeting – ELECTIONS!!

The November Monthly Club Meeting is this Thursday the 15th.

 
We have two major topics to cover at this meeting!
1. Club Officer Elections
2. The Upcoming Chili Fly
 
 
Please plan to attend the meeting to Elect Club Officers for the 2019 Term. 
 
We always look forward to the conversations, the show and tells, and the RAFFLE!
See you all at the meeting!

7:30PM Sharp

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130
 
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OCTOBER Meeting – Nominations for New Club Officers!!

The October Monthly Club Meeting is this Thursday the 18th.

We have two major topics to cover at this meeting!
1. Club Officer Nominations
2. FAA 2018 Authorization Bill – How our Hobby is effected.
Please plan to attend the meeting to nominate Club Officers for the 2019 Term. Once we have all the Board Member Nominations tallied, we will move to Vote in Elections in November.
Last week the 2018 FAA Authorization Bill was signed into Law by the President. If you remember hearing a lot about Section 336 (the rule that governed our hobby) in the past, it is gone. The new Section is 349, and we are going to hear even more about this section as we move forward. Come to the meeting and learn and discuss what we know about Section 349 and the future of our hobby. Change is here, lets learn the facts and try to digest the myths. Learn the AMA’s viewpoint at this challenging time. One thing to remember, this great hobby is not going away!
See you all at the meeting!

7:30PM Sharp

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130
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September – Meeting – Picnic – FUN FLY!

Our next club meeting will be Thursday September 2oth at 7:00 PM.
Club Picnic will be held on Sunday the 23rd!
The Fun Fly is scheduled for Sunday the 23rd and will be the “Ribbon CUT”.
Mark Kanzia will be the event coordinator. This is a closed Club Fun Fly.
We are still looking for an event coordinator and fun fly event for October.
Our fun fly schedule for 2018 is as follows:
Sunday September 23rd  “Ribbon Cut” and Club Picnic   Mark Kanzia
October OPEN!
Sunday November 18th “Chilli Cook” and Fun Fly Hosted by the Chefs!
See you all at the meeting to discuss the details.
Thanks
Steve

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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AUGUST – Meeting and FUN FLY!

Our next club meeting will be Thursday August 16th at 7:00 PM.
The Fun Fly is scheduled for Saturday the 18th at Noon! and will be the “Carrier Landing”.
Steve J. will be the event coordinator. This is a closed Club Fun Fly.
We are still looking for an event coordinator and fun fly event for October.
Our fun fly schedule for 2018 is as follows:
Saturday August 18th “Carrier Landing” Fun Fly – Steve Janninck
Sunday September 23rd  “Ribbon Cut” and Club Picnic   Mark Kanzia
October OPEN!
Sunday November 18th “Chilli Cook” and Fun Fly Hosted by the Chefs!
Thanks
Steve

Forest Park Community Center – 7640 Jackson Blvd. – Forest Park, IL 60130

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AMA National Model Aviation Day – August 11TH!

Happy National Model Aviation Day!

Tomorrow is the official celebration of National Model Aviation Day. We invite all members to celebrate by attending an event near you, flying with friends at your local field, or by reaching out someone to invite them to learn more about the hobby.

Thousands of model aviation hobbyists will celebrate the sixth annual National Model Aviation Day with over 60 free events across the country, which are open to the public. This national event will bring together aviation enthusiasts and members of local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs to enjoy flying model aircraft and learn about safety.

Activities at each local event vary, including plane demonstrations, simulated flying stations, fly-ins and much more. To find an event near you, visit: http://nationalmodelaviationday.org/find-an-event/.

Many participating AMA clubs are also raising money to support a number of local charities and the AMA Foundation. We thank those clubs that are going above and beyond!

No matter how you choose to celebrate, let us know on social media using #ModelAviationDay. And send those images (high resolution preferred) to your AMA Vice President for a chance to be featured in Model Aviation magazine!

Happy Flying,

AMA & AMA Foundation Staff and Leadership

On Behalf of Checkerboard Radio Control Club, get out to the field and enjoy the Hobby!

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July “CARRIER Landing” Fun Fly Cancelled

We were at the field this AM to set up the Carrier Event Fun Fly, but without planes and pilots the Fun Fly could not get off the ground. We held the hope until about 2:30, and then packed up. The rain and winds this AM most likely kept the pilots in their hangars working on their planes. Since the same mixed bag of weather is in store for tomorrow “Sunday”, we have decided to cancel the Carrier Fun Fly for July. A big Thank You to the Faithful Few that came to the field today willing to accept the challenge and support the cause, I am grateful for your efforts.

We also have decided that since we do not have a scheduled Fun Fly for August, that we will reschedule the “Carrier Landing” Fun Fly to fill the opening. The Carrier Landing challenge will be slightly different this year, so I hope you can save the date and make it out on Saturday August.18th at Noon! We will have the Club Meeting on Thursday August 16th to discuss the details and lock the time.

Mother Nature won today, let’s not let her win the battle on August 18th!

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