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Monday, October 19, 2015

New Committee Structure

Hi All, There has been a lot happening around your Club The new committee was confirmed at the committee meeting last Tuesday following the Annual General Meeting Resolution on Sunday 4th of October The new committee is
President             Neville Boyle (0419319219 Neville.boyle@hotmail.com)
Vice President     Tony Donegan
Treasurer              Glen Bannister
Secretary               Steve Musgrove (0419373100)
 Committee            Sam Cottingham
                                Grant Welling
                                Gratiano Moro
                                Peter Goedheer
                                Colin Hokin
                                 Frank Hill
We thank the retiring members,  Adrian Basile, Kerry Rockcliff ,and Greg Miller, for their service to your flying club. Committee meetings are held on the SecondTuesday of the month (except January) at 7.30 pm during daylight saving and 7.00 pm during the winter months. All members are welcome at the committee meetings however if you have any items that you want included on the agenda please contact myself or the secretary.
Club EventsTonight's Meal  Chinese Buffet serving from 7.00pm
Sunday Fly away is now to Tooradin (departure 9.00AM) for lunch (byo lunch the restaurant is fully booked CafĂ© available for drinks.) The Point Cook visit was cancelled as each pilot needed to nominate arrival and departure times provide copies of Aeroplane insurance with 5 million of public liability and copies of ASIC cards all passengers needed to provide copies of photo ID 48 hour prior to arrival.
Working Bee this Sunday with  tasks including garden tidy up, small plaster patching, External painting, Stacking cut wood into woodshed, Lubricate Hangar Doors, Tidy up in woodshed. Internal painting to be scheduled shortly
Yoga commenced last Wednesday at 7.30pm, if you missed the first session please ensure you do not miss next week, I am informed that it received very positive feedback from the attendees (and only $15.00 per session)


Kids Funflight - Sunday 8th November 2015

The 2015 National FunFlight Day will be held on Sunday 8 November 2015 at 20 Aero Clubs across Australia, including Bendigo, with over 30 charities providing families the opportunity to participate in this wonderful day of joy flights, activities and lunch. 


Please Register at the following link:
http://www.funflight.org/pilot-registration-
Pilot Co-ordinator Event Manager Adrian Basile 0419802113
Please notify Adrian with your availability
Charity Co-ordinator Neville Boyle 0419319219 Please advise if you are involved with a charity that would like to participate.

 Wings Night
50th anniversary and wings night is happening at the All Seasons Resort 21st of November if you have visitors attending it is imperative to book both your tickets and your accommodation as both are limited.

See you at your club
Neville Boyle President
0419319219 Neville.boyle@Hotmail.com

Sunday, October 4, 2015

4/10/15 - Newsletter


Friday Night Dinner - 7:00pm
 

This Friday 2nd October 2015 Greg Miller will be cooking a BBQ Dinner.
 
 

BFC Meals Roster




9/10/2015
Grant Welling
16/10/2015
Glenn Bannister
23/10/2015
Frank Hill
30/10/2015
Colin Hokin
6/11/2015
Kerry Rockcliff


 

Notice of Annual General Meeting
Sunday 4th October 2015 2:00pm
PRESIDENT'S REPORT - 2015 AGM
It's hard to believe a year has already gone by so quickly and looking back its amazing how much we have been able to fit in just 12 months. There has been so much activity and buzz around the club, including weekly Friday evening meals, monthly fly-aways and quarterly working bees. One of the highlights was the Kid's Christmas party held in the club rooms late last year. We had a great turn out and managed to feed over 45 people. Thanks to Santa for flying in and giving out presents to all the kids. The kids later smashed a pinata and went home with a cup full of lollies. We still have our major event for the year coming ... our 50th anniversary dinner and wings night.

We welcome all new members who have joined our club and congratulate all pilots on their achievements, whether it was their 1st Solo, Recreational Pilots License or Cross Country Endorsement with the club. We also had some members who upgraded their license to a RPL allowing them to fly the Piper Archer.

This year we have had a solid growth of membership and some record months of flying hours. In particular in the month of May we logged 220.2 hours of which 26.4 hours was instruction in Pilot's personal aircraft and the balance of hours flown in Club Aircraft. Our Flying School under the leadership of our CFI Will Quint has been kept busy all year round.

In November 2014 we hosted FunFlight for kids and we will be hosting FunFlight once again in Bendigo on Sunday 8th November 2015. Funflight continues to be one of the most emotive, exciting and timeless aspirations for children. Funflight is purely volunteer-run and established to provide children touched by adversity, with joy and inspiration through the exhilaration of flight.

Thankyou to all the members who have slaved in the kitchen and cooked meals on Friday Night, with some of the meals giving the restaurants a run for their money. It was great to see so many new faces and not to mention so many partners, especially on ladies night.  I hear the ladies are still recovering from the cocktails consumed ...

We averaged a fly-away every month with only one cancellation due to bad weather. The destinations included Flinders Island, Kerang, Swan Hill, Perricoota International, Grampians, Tyabb, Outback Australia, Deniliquin, Mount Beauty and most recently Flinders Ranges via Mungo Lodge/Bindara Station/Broken Hill. Everyone enjoyed the trips away with great food and company.

Every 3 months we held a working bee to tidy up the club rooms inside and out. Once again thankyou for the members who have spared the time to assist with the general maintenance of the club during the working bee and outside of the working bee.  This year we installed solar panels which will hopefully reduce our power bill and provide green energy to the club rooms.  The current committee has agreed that the priority for 2016 is to focus on re-freshing inside the club rooms. Please provide your thoughts and ideas in our suggestion box.

As you can see we have  had a very busy year. We have also worked hard at improving our communication to club members with weekly newsletters and updates via our facebook and website pages. We have also hung up photo's of all club members planes for everyone to see. We will soon need to find some more space as we are running out of room.

After 4 years of being part of the executive team at the Bendigo Flying Club I have decided it is time to step aside.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the committee in the roles of Treasurer, Vice President and finally President and wish the new committee all the very best. Thankyou again to all the members who have volunteered their time over the years. Without these volunteers the Club would not have been be able to move forward as it has.

Safe Flying ...

Adrian Basile  – President




Next BFC Committee Meeting
Tuesday 13th October 2015 7:00pm

 


 

18 October 2015 Fly-Away - Point Cook
Expression of Interest - RSVP: Will Quint M: 0412 305 627
email: bfc@bendigoflyingclub.org




YOGA coming to the Bendigo Flying Club every Wednesday commencing14th October 2015 at 7:30pm
Thankyou to everyone who has express an interest in attending. We have now confirmed numbers and booked in comencing Wednesday 15th October at 7:30pmCost $15.00
Club Working Bee
Sunday 18th October 2015
 

 

November 8th 2015 - Kids Fun Flight
Firstly, we want to thank everyone who has volunteered with FunFlight over recent years.

It is with great excitement that we seek your support and participation in the FunFlight movement for 2015.
This year, on Sunday 8 November is National FunFlight Day and we encourage you to help change the life of a child facing adversity.
The day always delivers a unique, memorable day and the best part of FunFlight is that we can all play
our part to put a smile on the face of people who need it most.  There are almost no charity programs these days being run completely by volunteers; with your help, FunFlight will continue to be one of the few.
Please Click the Following Link to Register:
http://www.funflight.org/get-involved.html
 





November 2015 - Bendigo Fly-In 
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015 
Duration:  10:30am - 3:30pm
BBQ Lunch


Stay the night and join us for our Gala Dinner and an action packed day in Bendigo on Sunday 22nd November.
Sunday Package Events:
9:00am Bendigo Vintage "Talking Tram" Tour

10:30am Central Deborah Gold Mine Tour

12:30pm Underground Light Lunch

1:30pm Bendigo Winery Tour 



Bendigo Flying Club - 50th Anniversary Dinner 
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: All Seasons, McIvor Road Bendigo
Members $70 Non-Members $80 (Limited Tickets)
All tickets purchased after 30th October $80
Entertainment: 
Tribute To Elvis Show & Live Rock ‘N’ Roll Show

Click following link to purchase your tickets now: 
http://www.bendigoflyingclub.org/index.htm



 


Like Bendigo Flying Club on Facebook 

To see the latest news and photo's of club events and fly away please like the Bendigo Flying Club Facebook page.

Click on the following link and like our page:.
https://www.facebook.com/BendigoFlyingClub


 
Adrian Basile - President 0419 802 113
 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

24/9/15 - Newsletter


Friday Night Dinner - 7:00pm
 

This Friday 25th September 2015 Steve Musgrove will be serving dinner at the flying club.
 
 

BFC Meals Roster
25/09/2015
Steve Musgrove
2/10/2015
Greg Miller
9/10/2015
Grant Welling
16/10/2015
Glenn Bannister
23/10/2015
Frank Hill
30/10/2015
Colin Hokin
6/11/2015
Kerry Rockcliff


 

Notice of Annual General Meeting
Sunday 4th October 2015 2:00pm

Please click on the following link for BFC committee nomination and proxy forms.

https://app.box.com/s/s5zphstx7xbl6tw17hoo

Next BFC Committee Meeting
Tuesday 13th October 2015 7:00pm

 

September 2015 Fly-Away - Rawnsley Park (Wilpena Pound)/Mildura/Swan Hill

*** Now by-passing Swan Hill ***

Flying Schedule

Wednesday 23rd Sept - Fly to Mungo Lodge/Bindara Station
Thursday 24th Sept - Fly to Rawnsley Park
Friday 25th Sept - Fly to Mildura
Saturday 26th Sept - Fly back Bendigo


Depart Bendigo Wednesday morning at approx10:00am for Mungo Lodge. Lunch will be provided at Mungo Lodge and accommodation for the night or onto Bindara Station for bush camping.


On Thursday we will track for Broken Hill for morning tea and refuelling. Then onto Wilpena Pound for a scenic flight around the pound landing at Rawnsley Park where we will stay in cabins and enjoy dinner at the local restaurant.


On Friday we head back to Mildura for dinner and overnight stopover. Dinner has been booked at the local Pizza Cafe.

On Saturday we fly back to Bendigo

RSVP: Adrian Basile 0419 802 113 email: adrian.basile@basileco.com.au

 

18 October 2015 Fly-Away - Point Cook
Expression of Interest - RSVP: Will Quint M: 0412 305 627
email: bfc@bendigoflyingclub.org




YOGA coming to the Bendigo Flying Club every Wednesday commencing14th October 2015 at 7:30pm
Thankyou to everyone who has express an interest in attending. We have now confirmed numbers and booked in comencing Wednesday 15th October at 7:30pmCost $15.00
Club Working Bee
Sunday 18th October 2015
 

 

November 8th 2015 - Kids Fun Flight
Firstly, we want to thank everyone who has volunteered with FunFlight over recent years.

It is with great excitement that we seek your support and participation in the FunFlight movement for 2015.
This year, on Sunday 8 November is National FunFlight Day and we encourage you to help change the life of a child facing adversity.
The day always delivers a unique, memorable day and the best part of FunFlight is that we can all play
our part to put a smile on the face of people who need it most.  There are almost no charity programs these days being run completely by volunteers; with your help, FunFlight will continue to be one of the few.
Please Click the Following Link to Register:
http://www.funflight.org/get-involved.html
 





November 2015 - Bendigo Fly-In 
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015 
Duration:  10:30am - 3:30pm
BBQ Lunch


Stay the night and join us for our Gala Dinner and an action packed day in Bendigo on Sunday 22nd November.
Sunday Package Events:
9:00am Bendigo Vintage "Talking Tram" Tour

10:30am Central Deborah Gold Mine Tour

12:30pm Underground Light Lunch

1:30pm Bendigo Winery Tour 



Bendigo Flying Club - 50th Anniversary Dinner 
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: All Seasons, McIvor Road Bendigo
Members $70 Non-Members $80 (Limited Tickets)
All tickets purchased after 30th October $80
Entertainment: 
Tribute To Elvis Show & Live Rock ‘N’ Roll Show

Click following link to purchase your tickets now: 
http://www.bendigoflyingclub.org/index.htm



 


Like Bendigo Flying Club on Facebook 

To see the latest news and photo's of club events and fly away please like the Bendigo Flying Club Facebook page.

Click on the following link and like our page:.
https://www.facebook.com/BendigoFlyingClub


 
Adrian Basile - President 0419 802 113
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

16/9/15 - Newsletter

Hangar Update
 

We have been advised that the Hangar we were purchasing has been taken off the market at this time.  We greatly appreciate the members who have provided funding to the club in anticipation of purchasing the hangar. Thankyou again.
 


Friday Night Dinner - 7:00pm
 

This Friday 18th September 2015 is Ladies Night.  Ladies will receive free glasses of Pink Moscato from our bar.


Samantha Cottingham will be serving Lasagna and Salad followed by Custard for Dessert.
Members: $15.00 Non-Members: $20.00
 
 


Notice of Annual General Meeting
Sunday 4th October 2015 2:00pm

Please click on the following link for BFC committee nomination and proxy forms.

https://app.box.com/s/s5zphstx7xbl6tw17hoo

Next BFC Committee Meeting
Tuesday 13th October 2015 7:00pm

 

September 2015 Fly-Away - Rawnsley Park (Wilpena Pound)/Mildura/Swan Hill

*** Now departing a day earlier to enjoy lunch at Mungo Lodge.

Our September Fly-Away is scheduled to commence on Wednesday 23rd September returning to Bendigo on Sunday 27th September.

You can join in at anytime and depart any time. Day Trip or overnight trip?

Flying Schedule

Wednesday 23rd Sept - Fly to Mungo Lodge/Bindara Station
Thursday 24th Sept - Fly to Rawnsley Park
Friday 25th Sept - Fly to Mildura
Saturday 26th Sept - Fly to Swan Hill
Sunday 27th Sept - Fly to Swan Hill


Depart Bendigo Wednesday morning at approx10:30am for Mungo Lodge. Lunch will be provided at Mungo Lodge and accommodation for the night or onto Bindara Station for bush camping.


On Thursday we will track for Broken Hill for morning tea and refuelling. Then onto Wilpena Pound for a scenic flight around the pound landing at Rawnsley Park where we will stay in cabins and enjoy dinner at the local restaurant.


On Friday we head back to Mildura for dinner and overnight stopover. Dinner has been booked at the local Pizza Cafe.

On Saturday we meet at Swan Hill airport at 11:00amwhere we will be picked up and taken to the Pioneer Settlement.  Lunch is booked at Spoons. After spending the afternoon at the Pioneer Settlement we will be transported by Bus to Pental Island for a BBQ Dinner and camping by the river.  BYO Camping/Sleeping gear is required and can be transported for you if dropped off at the Club Rooms.


On Sunday pilots who want to do a day trip only can fly into Swan Hill and will be picked up by bus at11:00am.  We will regroup for lunch and then have a tour through the Catalina museum at lake boga. If you missed out last time nows your chance to go again.



After lunch and tour its back home to Bendigo.

Note: Accommodation is limited at Rawnsley Station and needs to be booked ASAP.

RSVP: Adrian Basile 0419 802 113 email: adrian.basile@basileco.com.au

 

October 2015 Fly-Away - Point Cook/Tooradin
Expression of Interest - RSVP: Will Quint M: 0412 305 627
email: bfc@bendigoflyingclub.org


YOGA coming to the Bendigo Flying Club every Wednesday commencing14th October 2015 at 7:30pm
Thankyou to everyone who has express an interest in attending. We have now confirmed numbers and booked in comencing Wednesday 15th October at 7:30pmCost $15.00
Club Working Bee
Sunday 18th October 2015
 

 

November 8th 2015 - Kids Fun Flight
Firstly, we want to thank everyone who has volunteered with FunFlight over recent years.

It is with great excitement that we seek your support and participation in the FunFlight movement for 2015.
This year, on Sunday 8 November is National FunFlight Day and we encourage you to help change the life of a child facing adversity.
The day always delivers a unique, memorable day and the best part of FunFlight is that we can all play
our part to put a smile on the face of people who need it most.  There are almost no charity programs these days being run completely by volunteers; with your help, FunFlight will continue to be one of the few.
Please Click the Following Link to Register:
http://www.funflight.org/get-involved.html
 





November 2015 - Bendigo Fly-In 
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015 
Duration:  10:30am - 3:30pm
BBQ Lunch


Stay the night and join us for our Gala Dinner and an action packed day in Bendigo on Sunday 22nd November.
Sunday Package Events:
9:00am Bendigo Vintage "Talking Tram" Tour

10:30am Central Deborah Gold Mine Tour

12:30pm Underground Light Lunch

1:30pm Bendigo Winery Tour 



Bendigo Flying Club - 50th Anniversary Dinner 
Date: Saturday 21st November 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: All Seasons, McIvor Road Bendigo
Members $70 Non-Members $80 (Limited Tickets)
All tickets purchased after 30th October $80
Entertainment: 
Tribute To Elvis Show & Live Rock ‘N’ Roll Show

Click following link to purchase your tickets now: 
http://www.bendigoflyingclub.org/index.htm



 


Like Bendigo Flying Club on Facebook 

To see the latest news and photo's of club events and fly away please like the Bendigo Flying Club Facebook page.

Click on the following link and like our page:.
https://www.facebook.com/BendigoFlyingClub


 
Adrian Basile - President 0419 802 113