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Old 01-04-2004, 11:17 AM   #11
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My house needs new windows, my driveway needs a paving job, my van needs a CD player, the wife wants a new kitchen, the fence is falling down, kids want money for university, wife needs a vacation, my cashflow is pretty tight as is MAAC's.

A choice of "all of them off the list" is noble but does not give the zone reps direction, every item on the list is important but MAAC is made up of volunteers and cash is tight, can MAAC do it all.

We make choices and prioritize in our households, why not in our MAAC?

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Old 01-04-2004, 11:33 AM   #12
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MAAC has be doing a good job on most of the item on the list.

The ONE area they are FAILING MISERABLY are my three choices!!



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Old 01-04-2004, 11:40 AM   #13
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Ken, there is one big flaw with your analogy.

Those things you want all require $$ to be spent. Many things on the "list" require none to be spent, or at least no more than allready is being spent.

I still think this is fun and nice, but if anyone here, REALLY wants to help the sport of modelling as a whole, and MAAC here specifically in CANADA - then you have to actually get invloved and do something constructive, as posing the question "what can we do" gets you answers but in reality helps no one.

Before anyone asks me what I am doing to help (not to be accused of being an armchair " quarterback")... well, I do attend allmost every fun fly in the zone, I am trying to get more involved with contests (have attended some SAM and IMAC contests) I try and get out of our zone for at least one fun fly elsewhere, I work with kids year round and try and promote the hobby in a positive and educational way. I think its time I also tried to get more involved with MAAC in some way. There, I said it, and I will try.

Now its YOUR turn (your meaning everyone else who wants/thinks things to change)
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:48 AM   #14
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I have to agree with Kenair that going for everything is probably not realistic. I would rather see MAAC do an exceptional job on half the list rather than a mediocre job on all of it.

in no particular order;

1) National promotion of our hobby
2) Standardized safety rules and regs
3) Programs to attract younger members
4) National competitions
5) Provide a sound structure to the hobby
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:55 AM   #15
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All of the above are very important and necessary, but do you not think that recognition by Sport Canada would go a long, long way in helping?. Is what we do, not a sport as well as a hobby??. Just Asking

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Old 01-04-2004, 12:06 PM   #16
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Speaking of the MAAC AGM, I checked my ( December) issue ofr the MAAC MAG for the date and location. See page 7 for a nice bold advert for the AGM.

I then checked the MAAC website to so see if the AGM is promoted there. HAd to search around and wade thru a few pages before I found a feable notification about it.

seems to me a nice color advert, mabe copied from page 7 would be appropriate on the FRONT PAGE of the MAAC website !!

Or, go here

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There are things on Kens list that dont make sense for MAAC to be involved in.

h) regional contests - MAAC needs no direct involvment with this, local clubs can quite easily take on the task of organizing contests.

i) regional fly ins - same as above
m) product development - done by manufacturers/individuals
p) zone contests - same as h
q) zone fly ins - same as i
r) members discounts at hobby shops - can be setup by hobby shops
s) bulk glow fuel buy - almost always done at the club level
u) contest rules - committee level, largely removed from the core of MAAC
z) FAI fund raising - most fund raising is done by the individual teams, the money from MAAC is nice but I doubt it will prevent anyone from going if they want to.
h1) funding for events - competition flyers and sport flyers - pretty much all events organize their own funding and seem to do quite well. Unless the event was huge and required some capital to get off the ground.

For the rest of the list

They are all important different ones to different people, probably tops on my list (in no particular order)

MAAC's affiliation with the ACC
National events - its a sad day when you cannot put together a national gathering
national promotion of the hobby to the outside world
recognition as a sport as this will likely open a lot of doors to additional funding for competitors and take the strain off MAAC. This is a COMMON occurance in other countries I dont understand why it is not here.
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3) Programs to attract younger members
I can agree with trying to attract young members.

I find the BIGGEST problem with getting NEW YOUNG members is:

There ability to get themselfs and there planes to the field.
Two I do not think any of us want to become a baby sitting club.

So if the parents are not going to bring them out and STAY around with the younger ones... it is a problem.
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Old 01-04-2004, 01:01 PM   #19
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RE: Let's give MAAC a hand

I agree that it is very difficult to pick just three.

In my order of importance:

1/ SAFETY & FIELD LAYOUTS // Should go hand in hand with insurance, and can affect whether we get coverage or not.

2/ INSURANCE // See above.

3/ LIAISON WITH TRANSPORT CANADA // The governing body of all things aircraft related in Canada - Speaks for itself.

4/ FREQUENCIES // Simple..... no allotted frequencies - no fly......

5/ FLYING SITES // Could be combined with 1 & 2 // eg: no insurance/unsafe etc. = no flying site

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Old 01-04-2004, 01:13 PM   #20
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How about getting head office expenses under control. Way too much money being spent on administration.
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