Club Documents

Various documents pertaining to Crestline Soaring Society organization, rules, etc.

2017 CSS Board Elections

Hey Everyone, it's that time of year again to hold our annual elections.

We have a Write-Iin space for each office on the ballot (links below) that you will be able to print & mail in.

This ballot is as follows, these people having agreed to take these offices:

President: Dan DeWeese
Vice President: Steohen Nowak
Treasurer: Kevin Williams
Secretary: Kevin Green
Site Coordinator: Chris Hast
Communications Director: Dave Hards
Events Coordinator:   Kathy Rhodes
​Safety Director: Dave Aldrich

If you want to run for one of the offices as a Write-In candidate, please say so in a comment on this thread. Candidates listed above are welcome to add statements of their own.

The ballot is linked below as a PDF file (2017CSSBallot_form) which can be printed and completed by hand or filled out on-screen in a PDF viewer/editor and then printed or saved for emailing. There is also a plain text version (2017CSSBallot_text) and an image file version  (2017CSSBallot_jpeg) to use if there are problems with the PDF.

There will be three ways you will be able to vote if you are a full member of CSS:

  1. Print & mail ballot to our PO Box.
  2. Print ballot & deposit in Day Use drop box.
  3. Send as Email to: kg386109@yahoo.com (verified 1/6/17)

You must have your Name & USHPA # on those documents.

All ballots must be received by January 31, 2017

2016 CSS Board Election

Forums: 

1-31-2016: The results are in and the entire slate has been elected. 
The members listed below comprise the 2016 CSS Board.

Hey Everyone, it's that time of year again to hold our annual elections.

We have a Write-Iin space for each office on the ballot (links below) that you will be able to print & mail in.

This ballot is as follows, these people having agreed to take these offices:

President: Gary Anderson
Vice President: Dan DeWeese
Treasurer: Kevin Williams
Secretary: Kevin Green
Site Coordinator: Chris Hast
Communications Director: Dave Hards
Events Coordinator:   Kathy Rhodes
​Safety Director: Steve Salazar

If you want to run for one of the offices as a Write-In candidate, please say so in a comment on this thread. Candidates listed above are welcome to add statements of their own.

The ballot is linked below as a PDF file (2016CSSBallot_form) which can be printed and completed by hand or filled out on-screen in a PDF viewer/editor and then printed or saved for emailing. There is also a plain text version (2016CSSBallot_text) and an image file version  (2016CSSBallot_image) to use if there are problems with the PDF.

There will be three ways you will be able to vote if you are a full member of CSS:

  1. Print & mail ballot to our PO Box.
  2. Print ballot & deposit in Day Use drop box.
  3. Send as Email to: pres@crestlinesoaring.org

You must have your Name & USHPA # on those documents.

All ballots must be received by January 25, 2016

CSS Emergency Action Plan

Crestline Soaring Society Emergency Action Plan

 

Address in 911 database:

Andy Jackson Airpark

6191 Badger Canyon

San Bernardino, CA 92407

 

Emergency radio frequency 145.555

 

In the event of an emergency the on site safety officer* shall:

 

  1. Determine if a 911 call is necessary and if so, delegate someone to call 911

  2. If 911 is called, delegate someone else to drive to and meet with emergency responders to assist in guiding them into the location of the accident. The driver must remain in communication with the communication center (see #3.)

    1. For Andy Jackson Airpark - The intersection of Devils Canyon road (also called Northpark Blvd depending on which direction you are coming from) and Campus Pkwy.

    2. For Marshall Launch - The intersection of 2N40 and highway 18.

    3. For Crestline Launch - not necessary.

  3. Set up a communications center or communications person.

    1. The north side of the Airpark shade structure is recommended for the landing zone. There is a 2 meter radio installed and pre-tuned to 145.555

    2. Establish contact with the two launches, Marshall and Crestline, if possible. Use cell phones if possible or radio frequency 145.555

    3. Make sure everyone at the location you are at is aware of the communications center and its location and what emergency it is set up for.

  4. Send out a rescue party if necessary.

    1. Communication center should be made aware of rescue operations and relay that information to other centers. Communication center should know who is being sent and what their intended route is. Rescue party should carry cell phones, 2 meter radio (145.555) and first aid kit if possible.

    2. At least one member of the rescue party should have a current first aid CPR card.

 

The White X

 

The CSS maintains a large, white vinyl X, rolled up and stored on the north side of the LZ storage container/shade structure. In the event that the CSS needs to clear the airspace of gliders to make room for emergency response vehicles (this usually includes air lift helicopters and fire fighting airplanes and helicopters,) or for any other reason, the X shall be rolled out on the paraglider landing spot in the landing zone. This is a signal to all pilots to land as soon as is safe to do so or not launch. Pilots in the air are also suggested to do big ears (for paragliders) or drop your legs (for hang gliders.) This is a signal to other pilots that they need to land as soon as is safe to do so. The White X shall remain in place until such a time that the on site safety officer determines that it is safe to resume flying activities.

 

Fire

If there is a fire IN THE MOUNTAINS within 5 miles of the LZ we must land immediately. Also if the fire is more than 5 miles away, do not fly to within 5 miles of the closest edge of the fire. Additionally if a fire has been burning for more than a few hours, there is a good chance that the FAA has created a temporary flight restriction (TFR) that overrides our self imposed 5 mile radius. To determine if a TFR exists, call 1-(800)-WX-BRIEF and ask for notams and if any TFR's exist that affect us in our flying area which is 7 miles NW of San Bernardino Airport.

 

* The on site safety officer is the current elected Safety Director. If they are not present then the next available board member will assume this role. If no board member is present then someone must be designated the on site safety officer.

 

GPS Coordinates

 

Andy Jackson Airpark: 34.193476, -117.324018

The 750 Launch: 34.199954, -117.316962

Regionals Launch: 34.209530, -117.319962

Marshall Launch: 34.210127, -117.302744

Crestline Launch: 34.236186, -117.313280

Crestline Bailout LZ: 34.212545, -117.329536

Intersection of 2N40 and Highway 18: 34.224549, -117.299657

 

Local Hospitals

 

St. Bernardine Medical Center

2101 N Waterman Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92404

 

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

400 N Pepper Ave, Colton, CA 92324

 

Loma Linda University Medical Center

11234 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA 92354

CSS Risk Mitigation Plan 2017

Crestline Soaring Society 2017 Risk Mitigation Plan

 

Priority 1

Priority 2

Priority 3

Completed

 

  • Tie downs

    • AJX - Installed

    • Marshall - Ready to install. Work party delayed due to weather.

  • Signage

    • Signs need to be made:

      • (AJX) warning to spectators about injury due to loose gliders due to dust devils - signs designed. Need to order, install etc.

      • (AJX) Emergency Action Plan. - on web site. Need to post at LZ.

      • (AJX) New Site Protocols doc - need to print and laminate

      • (Marshall) Warning about possible injury and vehicle damage from crashing gliders and dust devils - signs designed. Need to make and install

      • (Marshall) White X procedure

      • (Crestline) No spectators on rocks, posted at rocks and parking area by current sign - signs designed. Need to have printed and install

      • (Crestline/Marshall) No smoking in National Forest

      • (Crestline/Marshall)Snake warning

    •  

Make web site like this http://slosa.net/Sites/mdo.htm

 

Andy Jackson Airpark

 

  • Signage and info on website about driving caution on the dirt road. Possible head on collisions

  • Install tie downs

    • installed!

  • Signage in the shade area warning about injury due to loose gliders due to dust devils

  • Add info to site protocol. Post at LZ and web site. (Also at Marshall and Crestline?)

    • Pilots should keep spectators clear of landing/breakdown area

    • Pilots should break down asap to prevent loose gliders

    • Power line danger

    • Gust front danger

    • Wildlife danger, snakes, mountain lions, bears

  • Fix or replace aviation radio in box (check with tim?)

  • Review club event protool

    • Possibly add roped off area for spectators - share area

    • Safety officer on site at all 3 locations? And on radio?

  • Review CSS by laws re the duty of Safety Director

  • Move Rob McKenzie’s “red dot” page over to CSS page

    • Develop protocol for the club to update future “red dots.” Duty of the Safety Director?

  • Review and post Emergency Action Plan.

    • Sign at LZ shade (also at Marshall and Crestline if possible)

    • Post on web site

  • Signage about snake bite danger and what to do if bitten

  • Make new maps

    • Andy Jackson Airpark

    • Crestline Launch

    • Marshall

  • List of XC Hazards

    • Make a rough, wide area map

 

Marshall Launch

 

  • Add info to site protocol. Post at LZ and web site. (Also at Marshall and Crestline?)

    • Drive cautiously on 2N40. Head on collisions possible

    • No spectators allowed in glider setup area unless escorted by pilot?

    • New top landing protocol if necessary

    • Warning about mid-summer-mid-day thermals. Top lunching not recommended, top landing not recommended.

  • Add speed limit signs?

  • Install new and/or refurbish old tie downs. There should still be a bunch of them installed, just need new rope. Rope will have to be maintained. Keep extra in LZ storage box for quick replacement.

    • As of 4-2-17, Chris has gone over the area with a metal detector and found a couple of tie downs. Will need more and also more rope.

  • Review top landing protocol - BOD discussion

  • Signage

    • Warning about possible injury and vehicle damage from crashing gliders

    • No smoking

    • Warning about snakes

    • White X procedure

  • Trim bushes if needed. Probably in late April or so (as of 4-2-17 bushes are ok but will need to be trimmed by June or so)

 

Crestline Launch

 

  • Add info to site protocol. Post at LZ and web site. (Also at Marshall and Crestline?)

    • New rule amendment - No gliders allowed on launch ramp if spectators are on rocks. Pilots must clear spectators before getting to the ramp. No paragliders launching if spectators on rocks

    • New rule - no buzzing spectators on rocks when ridge soaring. Must keep at least 50 ft

    • No top landings if spectators present

    • Info about glide out and bail out LZ

  • Signage

    • No spectators on rocks, posted at rocks and parking area by current sign

    • No smoking in National Forest

    • Snake warning

    •  
  • Trim bushes below launch. Needs to be done as needed maybe twice a year (as of 4-2-17 bushes aren’t bad but should be attended to soon)

   

Crestline Soaring Society By Laws, Revised - January 2004

Crestline Soaring Society By Laws

Revised - January 2004

 

 

Article I - Name

 

The name of the organization is the CRESTLINE SOARING SOCIETY, hereafter referred to as the SOCIETY.

 

 

Article II - Purposes of the Society

 

Section 1. The Society shall:

A. Encourage and promote the safe participation in hang gliding and paragliding.

B. Foster, support and conduct regional, national, and international competitions in the sports of hang gliding and paragliding.

C. Support and develop amateur athletes for competition and recreational hang gliding and paragliding.

D. Protect, regulate, maintain, and improve flying sites for pilots’ use.

 

 

Article IlI - Membership

 

Section 1. Membership Types:

A. General Membership - General Members pay the standard dues and enjoy all membership benefits and voting privileges. Members who have failed to pay their dues by July 1 shall be removed from the mailing list and placed on the inactive members list until dues are paid.

B.Associate Members - Associate Members are granted flying privileges. No dues are required. Family members of the same household of a General Member may be Associate Members. Voting privileges are not automatically granted with the Associate Membership but if combined with the Administrative or Honorary Membership, the vote as described in these memberships is allowed.

C. Administrative Members - Administrative Members may hold an office of the Society’s Board and vote at General Membership meetings and at any function where General Members are voting. They receive full membership benefits with the exception of flying privileges. The Administrative Membership may be held in conjunction with Associate or Visiting Membership in which case flying privileges are granted. Any person who runs for and wins an office of the Society will be automatically granted an Administrative Membership status.

D. Honorary Membership - Honorary Members may vote at General Membership meetings and at any function where General Members are voting. They receive full membership benefits with the exception of flying privileges. Honorary Members are not Board members. The Honorary Membership may be held in conjunction with Associate or Visiting Membership in which case flying privileges are granted.

E. Lifetime Memberships are awarded to members for outstanding service to the sport of hang gliding and paragliding. They have full benefits and privileges as a General Member for the duration of their lifetime. (At present Juanita Jackson is our only Lifetime Member.)

F. Visiting Membership - Visiting Members are granted flying privileges. They must pay a fee as set by the Society’s Board for a term of flight privilege also set by the Board. Typically it is a day use fee for one (1) calendar day. Voting privileges are not automatically granted with the Visiting Membership but if combined with the Administrative or Honorary Membership, the vote as described in these memberships is allowed.

 

Section 2. Qualifications:

A. Flight privileges are allowed only to persons with current general, associate, lifetime and visiting members, and liability insurance through the United States Hang Gliding Paragliding Association (USHPA) unless otherwise approved by the Board.

 

Section 3. Dues:

A. Dues shall remain the same from year to year unless a change is proposed by the Board. Any changes in annual dues for general members and day-use fees for visiting members shall be set at a general meeting by an affirmation vote or one fifth of all general members and proxies present at a meeting designed for that purpose. Dues shall be payable to the treasurer no later than the first day of June of the membership year.

B. All memberships expire at 23:59 on May 31.

C. New general memberships shall be prorated for a partial year as follows:

1. From June 1 through September 30, no reduction of fees.

2. From October 1 through December 31, a 30 percent reduction.

3. From January 1 through April 30, a 50 percent reduction.

4. From May 1 through May 31, a 100 percent reduction if accompanying a renewal for the next membership year.

 

Article IV - Distribution of Income and Assets

 

Section 1. General:

A. The Society will distribute its income for each tax year at such time and in such manner as not to become subject to the tax on undistributed income imposed by Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

B. The Society will not engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in Section 4941(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

C. The Society will not maintain excess business holdings as defined in Section 4943(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

D. The Society will not make any investments in such manner as to subject it to tax under Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

E. The Society will not make any taxable expenditures as defined in Section 4945(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

Section 2. Dissolution:

A. In the event of dissolution of the Society, remaining assets after the satisfaction of all obligations of the Society shall be distributed for purposes within the scope of internal Revenue Service Code 501(c) (3), or amendments thereof.

 

Section 3. Use:

A. All funds received by the Society will be used to support the purposes of the Society as described above in Article II.

 

 

Article V – Control of Funds

 

Section 1. Checking Account:

A. The Society shall maintain a bank account at any major financial institution in the State of California and all deposits shall be insured under the FDIC.

B. The Society bank account will be in three officers names, the president, treasurer, and a third officer, as determined by the executive Board. This third person cannot be related to any of the other officers.

C. The withdrawal of any Society funds shall require the signature of two of the three designated officers unless another amount of signatures is voted in by the Board.

D. Any purchases or expenses that would use 20 percent or more of the Society’s account balance shall be voted by the Society’s members.

 

 

Article VI - The Executive Board

 

Section 1. The Executive Board:

A. The executive Board shall consist of the elected officers.

B. The executive Board shall handle the regular business of the Society.

 

Section 2. Board Meetings:

A. Regular meetings of the executive Board shall be held every other month (the day, time, and location to be determined by the Board) and open to the membership.

B. A quorum for conducting the business of the executive Board shall be not less than three (3) voting Board members.

 

 

Article VII - Officers

 

Section 1. Officers:

A. There shall be the following elected officers: President; Vice President: Secretary; Treasurer; Information Officer, Safety Director, Site Coordinator; Activities Director; and Past President.

 

Section 2. Replacement:

A. An officer who does not comply with assigned responsibilities may be relieved of office at an executive Board meeting by a majority vote of the executive Board members in attendance. Appointment of a replacement shall be made by the President with the approval of the executive Board.

 

Section 3. Committees:

A. The heads of committees shall be appointed by the president with the approval of the executive Board.

 

 

Article VIII - Elections

 

Section 1. Nominations

A. Nominations may be made, in writing, in person, by mail, by e-mail, or by proxy to the secretary during the two months preceding the January executive Board meeting or from the floor at the January executive Board meeting.

B. Nominees for office must have been either General, Associate, Administrative or Lifetime members of the Society for at least six months.

 

Section 3. Election Procedures:

A. An elections committee of three members shall be appointed by the president to conduct the elections according to the procedures set up in the standing rules.

B. Each general member shall have one vote.

C. Votes may be cast by mail, e-mail or in person on or before the day of the election, which will be the day of the February executive Board meeting.

D. Elections will be by secret ballot.

E. All officers will be elected by a majority of votes cast.

 

Section 4. Term of Office:

A. Officers shall be elected for a term of one year, to serve from the time of installation in February until the succeeding installation of officers in February of the next year.

 

Section 5. Transition of Officers:

A. There shall be a meeting of both the outgoing and incoming executive Boards immediately following installation.

 

 

Article IX - Duties of Officers

 

Section 1. President - The president shall:

A. Preside at all regular and special meetings.

B. Sign and execute all contracts in the name of the Society when authorized to do so by the executive Board.

C. Appoint committee heads.

D. Cosign checks.

E. Sign membership cards.

F. Call special meetings when necessary.

 

Section 2. Vice-president - The vice-president shall:

A. Perform the duties of an absent president.

B. Perform such duties as assigned by the president.

C. Cosign all checks in the absence of the president or treasurer.

 

Section 3. Secretary - The secretary shall:

A. Keep the minutes of all meetings.

B. Be responsible for all meeting notices.

C. Keep historical records for the Society.

D. Perform duties assigned by the executive Board.

 

Section 4. Treasurer - The treasurer shall:

A. Have charge of all the funds of the organization.

B. Pay all bills as required to maintain the Society’s activities.

C. Make a biannual financial report to the membership.

D. Cosign checks.

E. Maintain the Society checking/savings account.

F. Maintain the Society’s members record.

 

Section 5. Information Officer - They shall:

A. Edit and publish the newsletter.

B. Maintain the Society’s website.

C. Helps promotes large club events such as Annual Fly-Ins, Projects, Etc.

D. Monitors, Adds, Deletes, Topics, Content of our web site as needed.

 

Section 6. Site Coordinator - The site coordinator shall:

A. Represent the Society in site procurement.

B. Manage launch sites and landing zones under the direction of the executive Board to ensure necessary operation and maintenance.

C. Ensure & Enforce that our sites are being managed within the USHPA gidelines set forth under insured sites.

D. Insure that our sites remain as safe as possible for all pilots & non pilots within our control.

 

Section 7. Safety Director - The safety director shall:

A. Maintain all safety equipment owned by the Society.

B. Enforce local site safety rules and regulations.

C. Coordinate actions to be undertaken in case of emergency.

D. Ensures the club (CSS) maintains a good standing & enforces the USHPA standards        for our flying sites.

 

 

Section 8. Activities Director - The activities director shall:

A. Promote and organize all Society activities and events.

B. As a club we have held two fly-ins per year. Organize & promote these events.

C. Help promote a toy drive at the end of the year for local community organizations.

 

Section 9. Past President - The past president shall:

A. Assist the incoming executive board in conducting all duties of the Society by providing information gained during the past term of office.

 

 

Article X - Meetings

 

Section 1. General Membership Meetings:

A. There shall be a semiannual general membership meeting during the months of April and October. Notice of such meetings shall be given each general member at least 30 days before the meeting.

 

Section 2. Special Meetings:

A. Special meetings may be called by the president or the executive Board. Special meetings may also be called by the president or the executive Board upon written notice of 20 general members. Notice of special meetings shall be given to the general members at least thirty (30) days in advance.

 

Section 3. Quorum:

A. A quorum for conducting business of a regular or special meeting of the membership shall be no less than one fifth of the membership empowered to vote.

 

 

Article Xl - Discipline

 

Section 1. Discipline of Members:

A. Charges of professional dishonesty, working against, or performing actions contrary to, the principles and purpose of the Society, and/or injuring the professional standing of a member may be filed in a written statement signed by five general members in good standing and sent to the executive Board.

B. The accused member shall be notified in writing of the action and shall have the privilege of being present at a special or regular meeting of the executive Board, at which the charges will be considered.

C. The member may be suspended by a two-thirds vote or expelled by a three-fourths vote of the executive Board.

 

 

Article XII – Amendments

 

These articles and any amendments shall constitute the Society's By Laws. The constitution may be amended or revised by an affirmation vote of two thirds of all general members and proxies present at a meeting designed for that purpose. Votes may be cast by mail, e-mail or in person on or before the meeting date. Copies of proposed amendments shall be given to members in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to the meeting.

HG Storage

Below are the general requirements for renting a storage shelf at Andy Jackson Airpark:

  • Contact:  Primary contact is Kelly Tesch (HG Storage hgStorage@crestlinesoaring.org) but anyone on the CSS board can also help you. Go to the CSS Directory at the top of the CSS web page for eMail addresses for the board memebers.
  • Cost: The annual fee is $100.00 due in June, plus there is a one-time start up fee of $150.00.  So the initial cost is $250.00 then $100.00 per year to store your glider at the airpark. Exception: If you choose to store your glider on a top shelf, CSS will waive the $150.00 start-up fee.
  • Liability: The Crestline Soaring Society cannot be held respoinsible for any damage or loss of property that is placed in the HG storage containers.  Pilots are storing theire equipment at their own risk.  Any pilot storing equipment in the HG storage container must sign a waiver acknowledging this liability statement.
  • Visitors: CSS has two shelves in bin 3 (second bin from the left) that are available to visitors. They are the two lower shelves in the front, right section of the bin (3-FR-1 and 3-FR-2).  The fee for using these shelvs is $1.00 per day.

HG Storage - Bin Map

Updated 07/29/2017:

1-BL-1 Andrews Mark
1-BL-2 Speeter Garrett
1-BL-3 Visitor Storage
1-BL-4 Visitor Storage
1-BL-5 Visitor Storage
1-BL-6 Rempfer Joel
1-BL-7 Debellis Peter
1-BL-8 DeWeese Dan

1-BR-1 Davenport David
1-BR-2 Tesch Kelly
1-BR-3 Scheu Craig
1-BR-4 Noyes Dale
1-BR-5 Rhodes Dusty3
1-BR-6 Morse Owen
1-BR-7 Rhodes Dusty2
1-BR-8 Morse Hannah

1-FL-1 Borgman Jim
1-FL-2 Wright John
1-FL-3 Floyd Kim
1-FL-4 Torres Mel
1-FL-5 Rhodes Dusty
1-FL-6 Conte Russell
1-FL-7 Coe Lee
1-FL-8 Empty Bin

1-FR-1 Crouse Alan 2
1-FR-2 Dorrance John
1-FR-3 Blakely Michael
1-FR-4 Crouse Alan
1-FR-5 Williams Kevin
1-FR-6 Motlagh Al2
1-FR-7 Cobb Kenneth
1-FR-8 Coffield Alan

2-BL-1 Floyd William
2-BL-2 Pogue Maynard
2-BL-3 Born Don
2-BL-4 DeWeese Dan
2-BL-5 Embree Eugene
2-BL-6 Carpenter Kelly
2-BL-7 Carpenter Kelly2
2-BL-8 Banas Donald

2-BR-1 Visitor Storage
2-BR-2 Visitor Storage
2-BR-3 Wurr Peter
2-BR-4 Voorhees Chris
2-BR-5 Banas Donald
2-BR-6 Isbell/VanVelden Shaggy / Chris
2-BR-7 Ward Jeff
2-BR-8 DeWeese Dan2

2-FL-1 Westfall Kenny2
2-FL-2 Chan Joe
2-FL-3 Higgins Dana
2-FL-4 Mason Craig
2-FL-5 Swanson Tom
2-FL-6 Folger Tim
2-FL-7 Westfall Kenny
2-FL-8 Maloney John

2-FR-1 Williams Yuko
2-FR-2 Boehler Jeffrey
2-FR-3 Cairns Peter
2-FR-4 Anderson Gary
2-FR-5 Drindak Jon
2-FR-6 Gill Gordon
2-FR-7 Empty Bin
2-FR-8 Empty Bin

3-BL-1 Visitor Storage
3-BL-2 Visitor Storage
3-BL-3 Visitor Storage
3-BL-4 Bennett Randy
3-BL-5 McKenzie Dianne
3-BL-6 Emery Thomas2
3-BL-7 Emery Thomas
3-BL-8 Cavanaugh Sean

3-BR-1 Boggs David
3-BR-2 Shahmohammadi Araj (AJ)
3-BR-3 Marmorstein Diana
3-BR-4 Roach Sean
3-BR-5 Cordova Jose
3-BR-6 Bether Charles JEFF
3-BR-7 Hast Chris
3-BR-8 Santee Nathan

3-FL-1 Snaza Todd
3-FL-2 Hards David
3-FL-3 Perez Augustin
3-FL-4 Bennett Randy
3-FL-5 McKenzie Rob
3-FL-6 Isbell Scott
3-FL-7 Thoe Allen
3-FL-8 Francis Mark

3-FR-1 Visitor Bin B
3-FR-2 Visitor Bin A
3-FR-3 Motlagh Al
3-FR-4 Dietch Jonathan
3-FR-5 Watkins Steve
3-FR-6 Mandracchia Joseph
3-FR-7 Rapp Michael
3-FR-8 Vimogradova Polina

4-BL-1 Empty Bin
4-BL-2 Van Belle Ashley
4-BL-3 Empty Bin
4-BL-4 Empty Bin
4-BL-5 Empty Bin
4-BL-6 Empty Bin
4-BL-7 Empty Bin

4-BR-1 Empty Bin
4-BR-2 Empty Bin
4-BR-3 Empty Bin
4-BR-4 Empty Bin
4-BR-5 Rhodes Dusty4
4-BR-6 Bratt David
4-BR-7 Empty Bin

4-FL-1 Empty Bin
4-FL-2 Empty Bin
4-FL-3 Fitzhugh Nathan
4-FL-4 Empty Bin
4-FL-5 Van Velden Chris
4-FL-6 Miralles Mario
4-FL-7 Empty Bin

4-FR-1 Empty Bin
4-FR-2 Empty Bin
4-FR-3 Cranford Jeremy
4-FR-4 Evans Tom
4-FR-5 Rhodes Dusty3
4-FR-6 Empty Bin
4-FR-7 Empty Bin

 

HG Storage - FAQs

Q: Do I have to be a full member of the Crestline Soaring Society to participate?
A: Yes.

Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: There is a one time buy-in fee of $150. Then it is $100 annually.

Q: What do I get when I participate?
A: A shelf that is capable of handling two hang gliders.

Q: How do I choose a shelf?
A: Any shelf marked in green is available.

Q: May I share my shelf with a friend if I only have one wing?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I have to pay the buy-in fee again if I want more than one shelf?
A: No, you just need to pay another $100 annual fee for each additional shelf.

Q: Are there any discounts?
A: Yes, if you choose a top shelf, you do not need to pay the buy-in fee.

Q: May I store my paraglider too?
A: Yes, there are community shelves available for participating pilots.

Q: I am a visiting pilot, may I store my wing for a few days?
A: Yes, there are two shelves available for visiting pilots. There is a fee of $1 per day.

HG Storage - Signed Waivers

HG Storage - Visitor Shelves

The two shelves below are available for vistors. The fee is $1.00 per day.

Bin Shelf
3-FR-1
3-FR-2

Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Etc.

All relating to Crestline Soaring Society Meetings.

2017-02-04 Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTLINE SOARING SOCIETY

MINUTES  -   MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FEB  4,  2017, 10:20-11:30 AM

Prepared by  Kevin Greene

A scheduled meeting of the board of directors was held on the above date.   The following members attended:

President:  Dan DeWeese

Vice President:  Steve Nowak

Treasurer:  Kevin Williams

Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes

Communications Director: Dave Hards

Site Director:  Chris Hast

Safety Director:  Dave Aldrich

Kevin Greene

Annual Board of Directors Election  -  ballot count & results.

Ballots were verified and counted.  Twenty three ballots were included.   The entire current board was returned to office.  Kevin Greene appeared on the ballot in error.  He will continue to serve the organization as an  unofficial volunteer.

Grass  /  watering plan.

New seeding and natural fertilizer will be tested on a small section of the LZ  before proceeding with the  rest of the grass area.  Dave Hards will try to source a donation for the fertilizer

Expired Ranch contract.

A motion was made and carried to move forward with a one year renewal of the agreement.

Powerlines detachable arresting cable with visibility balls.

Dan DeWeese will procure braided stainless steel cable for mounting the aerial visibility balls.  Once the cable is received arrangements for a bucket truck will be made in order to mount the balls.  The goal is to have the project completed by the first event of the season.

Site aerial map development.

Dave Aldrich motioned that his work on this would have to be delayed until after the Site Intro Video is complete.  Dave Hards and Kathy Rhodes volunteered to work on the graphic in the interim.

Site intro video with hazards identified and site rules / protocols.

Dave Aldrich delivered his outline for this project with a goal of having it completed by April / May.

PG& reserve parachute deployment training apparatus.

This project is being worked by Jeff Boehler.

Calendar of events etc. automation.

Dan DeWeese will continue to test this feature.

Chapter Renewal  USHPA.

Dan DeWeese and Kevin Williams will continue coordinate this process which is due to be completed in April.

Instructor vetting.

Dan DeWeese is working on adapting the Sylmar document for vetting new and visiting instructors.  This will include a section on CSS,org for accessing the finalized procedures.

2016-10-08 Board Meeting Minutes

CRESTLINE SOARING SOCIETY

 

SUBJECT:   MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS            MEETING MINUTES

DATE: OCT 8  23,  2016,  9:45 AM  - 1:351 AM

Presented by Kevin Greene - secretary to the board.

A scheduled meeting of the board of directors was held on the above date.   The following members of the board attended:

President:  Dan DeWeese

Vice President:  Steve Nowak

Treasurer:  Kevin Williams

Secretary:   Kevin Greene

Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes

Communications Director: Dave Hards

Site Director  Chris Hast

Safety Director  Dave Aldrich

Dusty Rhodes and Owen Morse attended as a guests of the board.

 

A Motion was made by Dan DeWeese to appoint Dave Aldrich as Safety Director.  The motion passed unanimously

Grass plan.

The grass area upgrade / maintenance & repair was discussed in detail.  A bid by TRUGEEN  obtained for the club by Kenny Westfall was presented by Dan DeWeese and discussed in detail and it was decided that such an intensive 5 yr contract was not needed at this time.  A motion by Dan Deweese to have volunteers R & R the 40 sprinkler heads and a $1000 budget for aeration and overseeding was provisionally approved.  The issue will be reviewed again at the Dec  BOD meeting.  The process will start with overseeding with fescue as soon as sprinkler heads serviced.

Summer months - old watering sys

The piping and storage infrastructure for the old  water distribution system which was mostly destroyed by fire was briefly discussed and tabled until a future date.

Expired Ranch cotract.

Dan DeWesse announced that this contract which expired in July was being reviewed for renewal with Owen Morse.   Terms for the renewal will be presented and reviewed at a later date.

Powerlines /PG safety ....Edison Co. communications.

The issue of powerline hazards to PG pilots was discussed in detail.  Dave Aldrich as safety director will develop signage alerting pilots to the hazard.   A motion was made and carried for Dan DeWeese to pursue  the installation of an apparatus to prevent pilots on a hazardous approach from striking the power lines.  It was approved with an initial budget of $1200.

Site intro video with hazards identified and site rules / protocols.

A motion was made and carried to form a sub committee chaired by Dave Aldrich to develop the script for a Point of The Mount ( UT) type site intro / safety video.  The target date for the completion the project  of May 2017 as suggested.  The project will be addressed again at the Dec  BOD meeting.

PG parachute deployment training apparatus.

A motion was made and carried for Steve Nowak and Jeff Boehler to pursue the refit and installation of this donated apparatus with a budget of $250.

Other Items.

A motion was made and carried for Kevin Williams to spend $500 for grading and gravel etc supplies to complete the approach to the new HG storage unit.

A financial operations report was submitted by Kevin Williams.

Kevin Greene's duties as club secretary were changed to a purely volunteer position.

Dave Aldrich emphasized that all pilots launching Crestline should absolutely clear all spectators from any locations forward or down hill from the launch point with particular emphasis on the rock piles below that seem to be magnets for  visitors, family and local watchers.   This is for their own safety should the launching pilot have difficulties with their launch.

Recap last year’s projects.

Security cameras, flagpole,  barbeque structure, Internet tower and WIFI, windsocks, additional porta potty, concrete slabs for the HG storage bins and an added unit, AC and insulation for the clubhouse digital equipment room,  weather station, website updates.

2016-01-30 CSS Board Meeting

A special meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Saturday January 30 at 9:00 AM at 1766 W. Kendall Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92407. The purpose was to verify the counting of the votes for the new  Board of Director’s positions resulting  from the election held on mm/dd/20yy.  The votes were counted by Jeff Bohler, Kathy Rhodes and Gary Anderson.

The results of the election are as follows

President:    Gary Anderson

V. President:  Dan DeWeese

Treasurer:  Kevin Williams

Secretary:   Kevin Greene

Site Coordinator:  Chris Hast

Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes

Communications Director: Dave Hards

Safety Director:  Steve Salazar

 

At 9:15, Saturday January 30 a general meeting of the Board of Directors was called to order by Board President Gary Anderson.  All the new board members above were in attendance.

Gary Anderson made a general motion that the Board would try to meet bi-monthly. 

The motion carried unanimously.

 

The outgoing President Jeff Boehler made a motion to arrange for the change of signing authority with the CSS bank adding the new president as a signer on the CSS dual signature bank account.

 

A general discussion of the security, safety and liability issues surrounding the “friends teaching friends” protocol at CSS sites.  Gary Anderson made the motion that he would check with Rob McKenzie for his feedback on the history of ”friends teaching friends” at CSS.  

 

A motion was made that Gary Anderson and Steve Salazar would draft a CSS site policy for “Friends Teaching Friends” at CSS for future consideration.

 

A general discussion of the security, safety and liability issues surrounding the issue of obtaining and enforcing the site use waiver document required by all CSS site users.  The discussion also touched on the difficulties of obtaining site use waivers on busy flying days and event dates.  A motion was made to recruit a site monitor for the upcoming season who would maintain a daily site attendance log and collect waivers from all site users as they arrive in the LZ parking lot or land at the site.  It was also motioned that signage should be developed identifying the site as a USHGPA site requiring USHGPA membership.

 

Gary Anderson motioned that a full time (seasonal ) site monitor should be retained and the motion carried unanimously.  Stave Salazar was appointed to pursue this issue.

 

The motion was made  that Dave Hards would pursue container lock security box design with Dan Deweese.

 

The motion was made and passed unanimously that a plan for an ADA concrete access walkway would be developed.

 

A motion was made and carried unanimously that Kevin Williams and others will continue the with the purchase and installation of security lighting and cameras as well as the purchase of a full truck load of material to be used to level low spots in the grass landing area,  a pole for the American flag, easily replaceable collapsible poles for windsocks throughout the area and textiles for streamers surrounding the grass landing area.

 

Gary Anderson motioned that he will work with Owen Morse to address the issue of the upper driveway access crossing the neighbor’s property line.

A motion was made that a more formal agreement should be pursued addressing the CSS use of U S Forestry  land / and the adjacent  residential developers property which the training hill now occupies

At 10:25 AM a motion was made to adjourn the meeting which passed unanimously.

CSS Board Meeting 2016-01-16

CSS Board Meeting

January 16, 2016

Attendees:

  • Dan Deweese
  • Kathy Rhodes
  • Jeff Bohler
  • Kevin William
  • Gary Anderson

Start: 12:45 pm
End: 1:00 pm

The CSS board held an ad hoc meeting the morning of January 16 to discuss contributing an additional $5,000.00 to USHPA’s Free Flight Forever fund.  The purpose of FFF is to help USHPA become a self-insured organization.  Gary Anderson proposed the $5,000.00 contribution and all five board attending the ad-hoc meeting approved.

CSS Club Meeting: 10/24/15

CSS Board Meeting Minutes

Saturday, 10/24/15

General

  1. Jeff Bohler called meeting to order and welcomed attendees at 9:15 am
  2. Jeff Bohler adjourned the meeting at 10:36 am
  3. Board Members Present: Dave Hards, Dan DeWeese, Kathy Roads, Jeff Boehler, Gary Anderson, Kevin Williams
  4. About 20 CSS members were present
  5. Jeff Bohler adjourned the meeting at 11:05 am

Treasury Report

  1. Membership
    1. Membership is up to 240
    2. Primary membership registration will continue to be via eMail an PayPal with option for paper
    3. Action Item:  Provide member receipts for tax deductions?
  2. CSS will not buy into the XC Ranch
  3. Action Item:  Report finances over time to provide members with the overall health of the treasury

USHPA News from Regional Director

  1. Cory will not run for office next year
  2. Fall meeting was last week
  3. Google providing $10k / month for advertising
  4. USHPA budget is strong
  5. Worst accident rate since the 90’s
    1. There have been 19 fatalities this year
    2. Current rate is 1 death per 600 pilots
  6. Awards
    1. Jon Deitch recognized for his videos and photographs with the Bettina Grey Award
  7. Alan Crouse will provide USHPA notes on the insurance and fees topic.

Site Report

  1. Open Action (from last meeting): Site maintenance and improvement plan with budgets
  2. Glider Storage
    1. Update map on door and include date published
    2. Glider storage provides approximately $8900 annual income
    3. New Bin: budget is $8600 including bin, shelving and foundation pads
  3. New security camera system to watch HG storage bins
  4. LZ Lawn
    1. Chris Hast doing great job
    2. Owen and Chris were fertilizing and over-seeding today
    3. Gopher getting bad, Chris has already started poisoning program
  5. Launch Maintenance
    1. Dan D. found cheaper service provider and coordinated people, tools and work this year
    2. Need to have a maintenance plan; having plan would make it easier for members to volunteer and do launch maintenance for free
    3. Camp Pavika maintenance worker has helped maintain Crestline Launch in the past by grading build-up of dirt against parking lot barrier wall.
      1. Kenny knows maintenance worker and has contact information
  6. New Utility Vehicle:
    1. Jeff B. proposed to club to purchase a utility vehicle that could be used for site maintenance, pick-up gliders who have landed out, and support launching and landing practice
    2. Issues brought up by members:  storage, maintenance costs, controlling usage
    3. General consensus of the members was against purchase of a utility vehicle
  7.  G-Machine
    1. The G-machine is a centrifugal swing that provides realistic parachute deployment practice
    2. The machine is available for free of the club will store and maintain, and make available for other clubs
    3. General consensus of the members was against taking ownership of the G-machine
  8. Status update on local housing development: no updates
  9. Radio call signs painted on the top of the shade structure

Event Report

  1. Parachute clinic: 
    1. clinic held, consensus was it was a great success,
    2. Big thank you to Chris Van Veldon for organizing and hosting this event

CSS Minutes, April 23, 2016

CRESTLINE SOARING SOCIETY

SUBJECT:   MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DATE: APRIL  23,  2016,  09:12  AM  -   10:50 AM

Presented by Kevin Greene - secretary to the board.

 

A scheduled meeting of the board of directors was held on the above date.   The following members attended:

V. President:  Dan DeWeese

Treasurer:  Kevin Williams

Secretary:   Kevin Greene

Events Coordinator: Kathy Rhodes

Communications Director: Dave Hards

Safety Director:  Steve Salazar

 

1. A motion was made to have Vice President Dan DeWeese assume the office of president.  The motion carried unanimously. This was followed by a motion to start recruiting for a vice president to fill the now empty position. Communications Director Dave Hards offered to begin this process by posting a call for volunteers for this position on the CSS website. Dan Deweese proposed that he would be setting up a separate gmail account for further BOD issues, communications and record keeping.

 

2. Logistics for the WW demo days were discussed. Kathy requested temporary funds to buy drinking water supplies until event revenues can refund this.   Her request was approved along with extra porta potty and dumpster servicing costs and the $200 DJ fee. She will coord the event w/ CCR and WW. The masonry etc work for the BBQ install will be on hold until the WW event is over.

 

3.  Dan DeWeese mentioned that he is researching a coin op binocular install and will report soon.

 

4. Dan DeWeese requested a financial report on last year's income and expense with a breakout of fixed overhead items and separate line items for separate project costs during the year.

 

5. The subject of the US Forestry Service conditional use permit was raised and the conclusion was that it has probably expired since Megret last renewed   ~ 8 yrs ago.

 

6. Kevin Greene will contact Gary to retrieve his debit card and the print job of the 30 day temp membership applications / forms.

 

7.  The Fontana III property developers to the east of AJX were discussed. Dan DeWeese proposed that we try to contact them to preempt their taking action w/o our input.  Kathy Rhodes requested that we wait until she can work some contacts that may be able to provide some intel.

 

8. A motion was made to adjourn at 10:30.  The motion passed with a resolution to schedule the next meeting for June 18.

 

FOLLOWUP ITEMS FOR NEXT MEET.

V P Recuit

Barbeque status

New  gmail account

Binoculars

Finace report

Gary - Debit card +  print job

Fontana III

CSS Board Meeting 2015-06-09

General

  1. Jeff Bohler called meeting to order and welcomed attendees at 9:05 am

  2. Record attendees in future board meetings

  3. Post next board meeting & agenda on website and on a bulletin board in the LZ

  4. Jeff Bohler adjourned the meeting at 10:36 am

Treasury Report

  1. Jeff Bohler presented treasurer’s report (Kevin could not attend first half of meeting)

  2. Other income not listed in report

    1. Fly-In: concession & drop box

      1. Demo Days pre-registration

    2. T-shirt sales

    3. Wills Wing Donations

    4. XC Ranch Donations

  3. CSS board to consider thanking donors on web site (might not include amounts)

  4. Membership

    1. New on-line registration

      1. Comments from attendees: on-line registration worked well

      2. Donation field and bin storage was not prominent in registration process

        1. Process update to include storage in work

        2. J. Bohler to discuss donation field with website admin

    2. Approximately 65 members have renewed, so far (due date was June 1)

    3. CSS will no longer hand out membership cards but will post members names and post names of past members who have not registered

    4. CSS board to consider sending out paper renewals

      1. Some members not on-line

      2. Perhaps send out paper notices to the who have not renewed after some time

USHPA News

  1. Region 3 director, Alan Crouse, presented news from USHPA

  2. USHPA renewals are on-line, paper is available will be charged $15 processing fee

  3. Spring Meeting Topic: Tandem Certification

    1. FAA exemption for PGs and HGs renewed every three years

    2. Rationale for exemption: you only hurt yourself

    3. Tandem certification will not require full instructors certification

    4. Tandem certification will require at least ½ day face-to-face training

    5. Tandem certification for P2 rated pilots has been revoked (there were only 17 in the U.S.)

    6. Who is the local Tandem Administrator for HG & PG?

  4. Film Festival Package

    1. USHPA offers package to promote HG/PG file festival that can be used to promote HG & PG and raise funds for local clubs

    2. Event coordinator, K. Rhodes, to review package and make recommendation

      1. General feedback from attendees was in favor of the film festival

  5. USHPA Budget

    1. No issues

    2. No planned increases for USHPA dues

  6. Accidents and Insurance

    1. Its been a bad spring for HG & PG; no common denominator in these accidents

    2. Insurance provider conducts ad hoc inspections;

      1. Clubs need to be prepared

      2. Preparations: understand the commitments you’ve made through your bylaws and safety rules and make sure you follow them

Site Report

  1. Site administrator was not in attendance so board asked for general feedback. Suggestions were:

  2. Consider documenting periodic maintenance plan and posting on CSS website

    1. Provide opportunity for those who might volunteer if they can do it on their own time

    2. Keeps record of maintenance plan so if someone leaves the need work will not be forgotten

  3. Consider documenting a long-term plan for site improvements & upgrades and annual budget allocation to support these plans

    1. Need to publish plans for moving power lines from West approach

  4. Things that need to be done

    1. Marshall wind sock (periodic maintenance)

    2. Write emergency frequency(s) for HAM or aviation radio on top of club-house bin (periodic maintenance)

    3. Extend shade structure (site improvement)

  5. R. McKenzie recently graded the road to Marshall. This is done about once per year in late spring after rains have finished

  6. Emergency Support

    1. LZ is within city jurisdiction and served by the local city fire station

    2. XC Ranch is in county jurisdiction and served by the Devore fire station

    3. Always use LZ address when calling emergency services.Address is posed on club house bin

  7. XC Ranch has opened pond to all campers and CSS pilots. Pond is also open to new neighbor just West of XC Ranch.

    1. XC Ranch has been having issues with non-pilots and non-campers showing up at the pond.If pilots see unfamiliar faces at the pond please graciously ask if they have been flying or camping and, if appropriate, remind them that the pond is for pilots and campers, only.

  8. XC Ranch has changed their fees and payment process

    1. Fees:

      1. $10 / person; double occupancy

      2. $5 for each additional person in party

      3. Kids 16 and under are free

      4. Senior citizen discount for Jeff Bohler, only

      5. Old cash box from CSS clubhouse bin is available if XC Ranch would like to use it for fee collection

Event Report

  1. WW demo days were a great success

    1. No real complaints

    2. Steve “No Fly” Salazar, Kathy Rhodes and XC Ranch (Owen Morse) recognized for their contributions to WW demo days event

    3. Only suggested improvement was more shade

    4. CSS expenditures for event not yet published but most of those costs were for site improvements that will continue to benefit members after the event

      1. XC ranch paid $2400 for pad for tent structure.CSS to consider reimbursing XC ranch for ½ of that expense

  2. CSS is open to hosting similar event for PGs

  3. Future Events

    1. July 11 Fly-In

    2. September Fly-In

      1. Consider including vintage glider display

      2. XC ranch will host party at the pond with a live band

    3. December Toy Drive

    4. Consider swap meet for old HG & PG gear

    5. CSS considering Film Festival later this summer

    6. Parachute Clinic

      1. C. Van Velden will be coordinating and hosting a parachute re-pack clinic in July

      2. Event will be supported by Betty Pfeifer of High Energy Sports.

      3. Chris has tentative agreement on location but still looking for better venue

      4. Event will handle about 50 participants

      5. Cost will be $50-60 (repacks are currently $35) and will include

        1. Deployment: opportunity to deploy your chute while suspended in your harness and being jostled about

        2. Repack and opportunity to learn to repack your own chute

        3. Stow your own chute in your harness

      6. Chris needs 6-8 volunteers to help with the clinic