Welcome to Kent Radio Aero Modelers (KRAM). We are an AMA District 7 Gold Leader Club with members of all ages, a great field with a 300' fabric runway near Alto, MI and a love of all things aviation. All AMA pilots and the public are welcome to come and visit our field. Want to learn to fly an R/C airplane? KRAM has several instructors and planes ready and willing to help you!

2015 KRAM Volunteer List

2015 KRAM Volunteers for projects and events.

Contest Directors: Mark Schmaltz & Mike Murphy

Flight Instructors: Dan Osborn, Dan McLaren & Nik Zinsli

WMAA Instructors: Jim Grant, Mike Murphy, Dan McLaren & Dan Osborn

Event Directors:

Swap Meet: Dave Pierce

Memorial: Mark Roddy, George Orphan & Jim Grant

Picnic: Lee Frederickson, Mark Schmaltz & Dave Parrotte

Veterans: Mark Roddy, Dave Kingma & Ryan & Matt from WMAA

IMAC: Nik Zinsli, Jim Grant & Mark Schmaltz

TAG: Danny Osborn

Projects:

Shed Floor: Lee Frederickson

Table Repair: Jim Heist

Electric Power to field: Mark Roddy, Danny Osborn & George Orphan

Fence Repair: Leroy Lubbers, Jim Grant & Jeff Wolfson

Runway Rolling: Jim Heist & Dan McLaren

New Chair Purchase: Dave Kingma, Bernie Despres & Jeff Wolfson

Meeting Minutes - February 3rd 2015

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
 Minutes of the February 3, 2015 Meeting

Called to order at 7:02     pm by President Lee Frederickson             

 There were 17 Members present and one guest.
Jim Quinn, guest speaker for the evening, was also present. 

A review of the Minutes of the January 6, 2015 meeting produced no additions, deletions, or changes.
        Motion to approve by: George Orphan
        Seconded by:      Jim Heist
        Vote:     Carried       

Meeting Minutes - December 2nd 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the December 2, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at  7:04 pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

There were 26 Members present and no guests. 

A review of the Minutes of the November 4, 2014 meeting resulted in no additions, deletions, or changes. 
        Motion to approve by:  Dave Pierce     
        Seconded by:      Danny Osborn
        Vote:     Carried       

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren.  Lee Frederickson question what the “encumbered” funds represented and it was explained that these were funds collected for 2015 and thus could not be spent on 2014 activity.  No other questions or concerns voiced.

Meeting Minutes - November 4th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the November 4, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:02 pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

Members present ___26___
Roger Heileman was the only guests present. 

Review of the Minutes of the October 7, 2014 meeting produced no additions, deletions, or changes. 
        Motion to approve by:  Jim Heist
        Seconded by:      Dave Kingma
        Vote:     Carried       

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren who applauded Dave Pierce for another very good outcome on the Swap Meet.  Proceeds of the event once again “Paid the Rent”.  Job Well Done Dave!!!  No questions, additions, or deletions resulted from the report.

Meeting Minutes - October 7th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the October 7, 2014 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:02pm by President Nikolei Zinsli

There were 22 Members present along with three guests.
Guests present:  Nick Unger, Ken Kane, and Roger Heileman 

A review of the Minutes of the September 2, 2014 meeting produced no questions, corrections, or additions. 
        Motion to approve by: Jim Heist   
        Seconded by:      Danny Osborn   
        Vote: Carried           

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren.  No questions or comments resulted.
        Motion to accept by: Jim Grant     
        Seconded by:  Jim Peterson

Meeting Minutes - September 2nd 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the September 2, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:04pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

There were 22 Members present
Two guests present: Greg Bockheim and Dan Clements 

Review of the Minutes of the August 5, 2014 meeting produced one correction.  Mark Schmaltz stated he did not volunteer to be on the “shelter improvement” committee.
        Motion to approve by: Mark Schmaltz
        Seconded by:      Jim Grant
        Vote:     Carried       

The Financial Report presented by Dan McLaren.  There were no questions, comments, or concerns.  Membership remains at 60 regular members, 4 lifetime, 2 associate, and 10 junior for a total of 76 members.

Meeting Minutes - August 5th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the August 5, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:00 pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

Members present: 15
Ed Bradley’s brother-in-law Mitchell joined us for the meeting. 

Review of the Minutes of the July 1, 2014 meeting resulted in no additions, deletions, or corrections. 
        Motion to approve by: Mark Schmaltz
        Seconded by:      Jim Grant
        Vote:     Carried       

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren and produced no questions or comments.
        Motion to accept by:  Danny Osborn     
        Seconded by:  Ed Bradley

Meeting Minutes - July 1st 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the July 1, 2014 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 7:00pm by President Nikolei Zinsli

Members present 16

Guests present: Matt Schenk, Ronald Stein, Jeffrey Wolfson MD

Review of the Minutes of the June 3, 2014 meeting produced no additions, deletions, or corrections

Motion to approve by: Phil Shea
Seconded by: Danny Osborn
Vote: carried

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren. No questions or comments.

Motion to accept by: Danny Osborn
Seconded by: Ed Bradley
Vote: Carried

New members approved for membership at this meeting were Matt Schenk, Ronald Stein, and Jeffrey Wolfson MD

Meeting Minutes - June 3rd 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the June 3, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:06pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

Members present: 20
Guests present were Roger Heileman, Brian and Cheryl Pratt 

Review of the Minutes of the May 6, 2014 meeting resulted in no additions, deletions, or changes.
        Motion to approve by:  Matt Slobe
        Seconded by:      Danny Osborn
        Vote:  Carried           

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren and resulted on no questions or comments.
        Motion to accept by:  Matt Slobe     
        Seconded by:  Danny Osborn

KRAM Pilot Wins 3rd Place at Top Gun 2014

I'm happy to announce that one of our very own members, Mike Grady, placed 3rd again in Team Scale this year at Top Gun! Congrats Mike!!

"The event  at Top Gun 2014 was Team Scale. Team normally means one person builds the aircraft and another fly's it in the competition. Dustin Buscher from BVM models is my pilot. The MiG-15  also won third in Team last year. For 2014 I corrected all of the 2013 judges criticisms  from last year and made an additional 40 plus scale enhancements. This year heavy rains reduced the flying for team and three other events to only one flight. Last year the MiG and my pilot scored very well in four rounds of flight scores which allowed us to win third. This year we hoping for better static and flying numbers but had to go with only one flight. Our total score was 188.750."

Meeting Minutes - May 6th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the May 6, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:00pm by Vice President Dave Pierce             

 Members present - 15
 Guests present were Roger and Mike Heileman 

Review of the Minutes of the April 1, 2014 meeting produced no additions, deletions, or changes.
        Motion to approve by:  Danny Osborn
        Seconded by:      Jim Heist
        Vote:     carried       

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren.   No questions, additions, or changes were made.
        Motion to accept by:  Danny Osborn     
        Seconded by:  Jim Grant

Meeting Minutes - April 1st 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the April 1, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:02pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

There were 20 Members present.
Mike Heileman was the only guests present. 

Review of the Minutes of the March 4, 2014 meeting produced no additions, subtractions, or changes.
        Motion to approve by: Danny Osborn
        Seconded by:      Jim Heist
        Vote: Carried           

The Financial Report was presented by Dan McLaren.  No questions resulted.
        Motion to accept by:      Danny Osborn   
        Seconded by:  Dave Pierce   

Meeting Minutes - March 4th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the March 4, 2014 Meeting

Meeting called to order at 7:03pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

Members present: 14
Mike Heileman was present as a guest. 

A review of the Minutes of the February 4, 2014 meeting resulted in no additions, deletions, or changes. 
        Motion to approve was made by Danny Osborn.
        Seconded by:      Mark Schmaltz       
        Vote: Carried           

The Financial Report was presented by Dan.  Detail of paid up members as of 3/3/14 discussed.               

Meeting Minutes - February 4th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the February 4, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:06pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

Members present: 22
Acknowledge any guests present:  Mike Heileman and Ron M.  

Review of the Minutes of the January 7, 2014 meeting resulted in no additions, deletions, or changes.
        Motion to approve by:  Floyd Atkins     
        Seconded by:      Danny Osborn
        Vote:     Carried       

Financial Report presented by Dan resulted in no questions, additions, or changes.
        Motion to accept by: Dave Kingma 
        Seconded by:  Danny Osborn

Meeting Minutes - January 7th 2014

KENT RADIO AEROMODELERS, INC.
Minutes of the January 7, 2014 Meeting

Called to order at 7:04pm by President Nikolei Zinsli             

Members present: 15
There were 2 guests present:  Roger Heileman and Sam Nunez 

Review of the Minutes of the December 3, 2013 meeting resulted in no additions, deletions, or changes.
        Motion to approve by: Danny Osborn
        Seconded by:      Brian Thomas
        Vote:  carried           

The Financial Report presented by Dan McLaren showed the club is good standing.  Current membership reflects 24 regular members, 1 lifetime member and one junior member have paid their dues for 2014 and/or submitted the required membership form to the Treasurer.

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