The organizational meeting to form a model airplane club in Temple was
held at 7:30pm February 16th, 1973 at the Texas Power and Light building
in Temple. Seventeen people attended. John H. Greiner presided over the
First club meeting was held March 2nd, 1973 - 15 members present.
November 15th, 1973 - voted to pave 200' X 50' runway on a portion of
the old city dump ground with the permission of the city.
August 5th, 1974 - the city sprayed oil and spread pea gravel for
April 1975 - erected a shelter.
September 1975 - poured concrete for U-control circle.
November 1975 paved taxi way from shelter to runway.
June 10th, 1976 - first sanctioned fun fly. Six pilots with John
Greiner and Todd Brooks only Temple members to win trophies. Thanked
Killeen club for bringing nearly every one of their flying members.
August 29th, 1976 - first informal pattern contest. Two trophies
August 2nd, 1978 - started looking for a new flying site for several
reasons, main reason a near-by microwave tower was causing radio
Dec 4th, 1978 - members voted and passed a motion to separate the
secretary and treasurer positions.
March 5th, 1979 - club decided the Corps. Property has possibilities,
will look at McGregor Park next Sunday.
May 7th, 1979 - decision was made to accept the McGregor Park flying
site as a permanent location.
November 1980 - the 150' X 50' asphalt runway was constructed for
$1,840 by Odell Geer Const. Co.
July 1981 - killed grass growing through asphalt.
August 22nd, 1981 - shelter posts installed.
September 26th, 1981 - shelter roof completed.
July 9th, 1984 - shelter cement poured (and taxi way?)
April 5th, 1986 - runway was extended 125 ft to the south.
Sept 13th & 20th, 1986 - club members sealed runway with paint
April 24th, 1988 - laid base for 150 ft asphalt north.
May 5th, 1988 - laid asphalt on north end.
July 30th, 1988 - cleaned new parking lot and installed posts and
August 12th, 1989 - extended shelter to the north.
September 1989 - cement poured for shelter extension and pilot boxes
October 2nd, 1991 - sprayed sealer on 300' X 50' asphalt
July 26th, 1993 - entrance gate ribbon cutting ceremony.
September 1993 - erected used storage building.
May 1994 - constructed the final stage of toilet facility.
October 1994 - cleared out all brush south of runway.
January 1996 club incorporated.
April 1996 - 300' X 50' runway resurfaced.
April 19th, 1997 - total rebuilding of shelter roof with 'R' panels,
and pilot box safety barriers installed.
July 1997 - New l6hp twin cylinder 42" riding mower purchased.
August 1997 - installed an old military storage locker.
April 1998 - installed 30' flag pole with airplane weather vane.
The club archives does not have any minutes
from Jan 1982 through Aug. 1985. The minutes from July 1991 through
January 1997 were given to secretary Jeff Coons in January 1996. Anyone
who knows anything about the missing minutes please help me to get them
into the club archives.
The minutes of the early years were not very good. The club would
discuss something and would never document the results. I used material
invoices to help find out what projects were completed.